zaterdag, augustus 25, 2007

New Fancy Pants

Ofcourse I really had to have the new fancy pants papers and I really really really want those words stamps! They are so great! Love them! They are quite expensive I thought but it's worth the money!
Here are 2 lo's I made yesterday and today. I especially love the second one called bunny love! The first one is a lift from one I saw on 2p

Have a great weekend all! We officially got our holiday now for 2 weeks yihaaaaa!

vrijdag, augustus 24, 2007


hi there!
How are you? Today was a weird day with a lot of contradictions in emtions but it was a good day. I even scrapped! I made a lo about sushi with stuff I got in an envelopswap on scrapfever, it's not my style but I love it anyway! I did ad half a flower and a rubons.

donderdag, augustus 23, 2007

Some more stuff

from my list!!! I finished the first exam to get 1 of the 3 certificates I want to earn before I turn 29! Now it is just 2 weeks and 5 days (max) of waiting whether I passed or not! When I passed I will immediately apply for the second on which will be 6 to 7 weeks away from now! So excited!

I also started on a mini-album I wanted to do for a long time now with pics of my grandfather. We called him "opa Jojo". When we called him for coffee he always answered with "jojo, will be right there" so that's why we called him that. Anyway he passed away in 2002 and he was my favorite grandparent! He was so funny and still so young at heart, crazy, foolish, creative (oh boy was he!), cuddly. It was very hard for me when he got his stroke and was disabled in many ways. It was hard to watch him stuggle, being tired all the time and wanting nothing more than "to go to grandma". I was relieved when he passed away for countless reasons but him not suffering anymore was the biggest one of all. Strangely enough I still miss him sometimes and can be sad and that's why it's so hard to make this little album or tribute to my grandpa. This is how I want to remember him

ps this was also sketch #2 from the online crop on scrapfever

vrijdag, augustus 17, 2007

Elsie Challenge

So Elsie challenged us to make a LO of, in my case, 28 things I want to do before I turn 29! That was a great thing to think about as I have lots of time to do so! So I started writing down what I want to do or achieve, but it's hard! This is what I came up with. The blue ones, are the ones I have been working on already the past week, the red one is finished!

28. Have someone over for dinner
27. Spend more quality time with Igor
26. Start working out and keep it up!25. Send at least 2 postcards a month24. Set money aside for x-mas
23. Finish my current BOM and start a new one
22. Find a new penpall
21. Eat right!
20. Make more cards
19. Make a painting
18. Improve my photography skills17. Decrease debt
16. Decrease Wehkamp to 0
15. Visit the sauna
14. Get ready to start my own practise13. Get at least 3 certificates for bachs12. Finish a current certificate so I can do my exams11. Try out more new cupcake recipes
10. Take more responsability for my own happiness
09. Continue to improve/ get better from illness
08. Meditate and yoga more often
07. Get things straightened out in my head
06. Have a crop with Majootje!
05. Make 3 new mandala's for our hallway
04. Write in my journal more often
03. Get out more often on surprising trips (to find pic-ops!_
02. Take more walks
01. Start saving for an Ikea wardrobe closet!

What I already did!:
* started a workout focused on my arms and belly
* I have been doing short meditations every afternoon and before I go to sleep
* I made 4 new cards and send out 2
* Wrote in my journal 3 times
* I am reading my studybook every day
* I ordered 1 exam that I will do next week (!!!)
* I found a new penpall
* I ordered a book about photography and am studying the manual of our camera as well!

It really keeps me going and helps me to get better and get rid of my panic! So it is also therapeutic! So thank you Elsie for this challenge, it really helped me and gave a little push in the right direction! She is such an inspirational soul and can't wait to see what she made of her new book, but I have to be patient untill november arrghhh!!! ;-)

dinsdag, augustus 14, 2007

Crop results

Yesterday we did an online crop on scrapfever. I was too busy talking to Majootje so I hardly did anything but finished it today! This is the result! The other woman in the picture is Majootje btw

maandag, augustus 13, 2007

Walk in the forest

This is a slideshow of the pics we took on our 2,5 hour walk in the forest here! Love the pics but have muscle-aches everywhere now!!! Enjoy

zaterdag, augustus 11, 2007

painting and thoughts

hello very good saturday to you!
Mine is ok although I had a very short night! My creativity and spirituality are floating like madness and I am enjoying it sooo much. People often say that when you do something relaxing with your full attention, things will happen in your mind, lightbulb-moments, ideas, answers, solutions to problems etc, well I share that opinion as I often have such experiences whilst I am drawing mandala's.

Elsie had a challenge on her blog about things to do before you reach your next year. In my case that is 28 things I wanna do before I turn 29. I made that list! Ellen Degeneres is often talking about her lifelist (working on it). I love that! Well I made my list and started right away! One of the things I wanted to do was make a painting! I have been painting but that was years and years ago (almost 10!!) and didn't have a lot of stuff, but every scrapper has dabbers and has at least 1 canvas so I decided to try to paint a Lilly that I love, and here it is. Now I added 1 thing to my lifelist...."take a course or workshop in painting" I totally couldn't remember anything of what I once knew about paintingtechniques! How bad is that? During the painting many things came in to my head, and most of them were great! I am sure I will make more in future, hopefully NEAR future.

dinsdag, augustus 07, 2007

Card-sending happiness!!

Sonja nominated me for some fun loving card-sending happiness!
I have to send someonea card within 7 days and make their day!!! I also have to nominate 5 other persons to do the same! So here we go!

I nominate... (drum role)

Love this one!!!
More info is found HERE

zondag, augustus 05, 2007

Great sunday!!

I am having a great day today! First of all, my friend Nic came to visit us with all of their children and I loved it! I thought it would be so tiresome but it was great! The kids were such sweethearts and I am so glad we could spoil them rotten with presents and yummy food! (i made sushi and cupcakes) The kids could decorate cupcakes, scrap, use the nintendo, wanted to play with Igors dumbells and weights, enjoyed the pond, birds, fish and everything!
They had to leave early as Marc has to work this night so he had to get some sleep before that.Pics say more then words so look what they got us! I am so happy with that!

We also keep a friendsscrapbook and she made me these! One is from her visit to a zoo in germany and the other one is a pic of Igor and me when we visited Nic last month

This is a pic of Nic and me, unfortuntely the only "good" one as the others aren't fit to show or moved!

Right after Nic and her family left, Igors sis and DH came in and brought me this!!!!

Proud to introduce to you... Mr. C. Bojangles!! He is a Castor-rex rabbit and he is soooo soft and cute! And fast too as I tried to pick him up, I almost had to chase him around! He's adorable and I am glad we got him! He is now a playmate for our other bunny Einstein, only this one will me much much bigger!

Now I am still not tired but just a bit lazy as it is so hot outside! I still have got energy left so I will scrap some more on my holidayjournal, which probably will me my entry to the scrapfever contest as well.
Have a great evening all!

zaterdag, augustus 04, 2007

Scrapkit results

Today I received (as many others as well) the scrapkit from a scrapstore and it was exactly my kind of coockie!!! It's a whole range of Daisy D's Snapshots stuff and a canvas! I love it!
I immediately had an idea of what to make with it and started straight away! And here are the results!