Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Happy Birthday Nicole

Happy Birthday to the sweet & talented Nicole, hope you have a fab day !

Used some RdG, I love this brand but don't seem to use it a lot. Small projects do work well with it, and I really like the new lines too. Also used my cute new scalloped scissors, and gypsy stamp from Autumn Leaves, just had to try those...

Monday, January 29, 2007

My beautiful boy

He was a sweetie when he was born ...

And he's still a sweetie, but as of today also a big boy as he turns 6 years old who got spoiled over the weekend at both his parties (will give a recap tommorow of the festivities !)

Happy birthday Michael !

Friday, January 26, 2007

Valentine & party preparations

So I've been working on a workshop for valentine, and it's almost finished. Whatcha think ?

The AL items are going sooooo fast, will be reordering some items on monday. Any requests ?

And now I'm off to several wholesalers to spend some money, have my Pocahontas costume ready for tommorow, just want some of those furry boots to finish off the outfit. I will show some photo's tommorow, you have been warned !

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Dutch Dare is posted

And again everybody has amazed me with their idea's ! Unfortunately I couldn't make mine on time, so bummed but I have an idea and I will still be making it but that'll probably be next week.

I am (and DH) sooooo busy filling the store with the lovely new collection Black, Red & Cream from Autumn Leaves, loooooots of Bag-o-Buttons and supercute stamps. Can't wait to try it all ........

So go check the dutch dares and play along and you could win a fun RAK !

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Deck of me card 2 {Music}

Card 2; what is powerfull to me = Music

I don't mind sharing the journaling which is; Music is very powerful to me. It is a huge part of my life, even though I cannot make it myself and cannot sing to save my life. It's universal and is used to help people in all kinds of ways. I have all types to help me to find comfort, lyrics to make me feel strong, melodies to dance to and sounds to help me relax. I surround myself with music every day, because that's what is powerful in my my life. I did correct the little spelling mistake on the card, but didn't have time to take a new pic ...

Oh and did I tell you I took my mother to the Sound of Music singalong show ? It was so funny bcause she didn't know where we were going (I love to surprise her) and she thought "who are all these weirdly dressed up people" (picture a whole bunch of Von Trapp Families, heidi-types, nuns and so on) but when we got settled in our chairs she saw what it was about and was excited. I must tell you a bit about me, my mother and the Sound of Music. Whenever it was shown in any movie theater relatively close to where we were she dragged me to it (all of my childhood so that includes I don't know how many reruns), I used to put on my own puppetshow to lonely goatherd and my bedtime song was Edelweiss; catch my drift ? We thorougly enjoyed ourselves and sang along, shouted and clapped with all the other fans, even Martijn Krabbe ..... And I bought the special edition dvd, ok I admit she got me hooked but I was too young to say no ....

Friday, January 19, 2007

only one more week

It started way before Sinterklaas, the countdown that is .... How many more nights till my b'day ???? And well it's getting close now as it's only 10 more days to go ......

We've planned an Indian/Cowboy party (yeah finally I get to give my first themed b'day party !) and even mommy and daddy will get dressed up for this ! So tommorow it's off to get some accesories and a new birthday streamer (yes I know not very cowboy/indian but this is for the grown up party ....) I have had my eye on ! This is his invite that DH put together, he rocks at this !

He made a big wishlist and still I'm not sure everythings on there as he had quite the expensive taste putting this together so we need to sit down this weekend and look for some small things he marked in the toy catalogue.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Rising Star

Just a little quick post to let you know how much my DH and I are enjoying your enthusiasm over his latest blog He has so many hits on his blog that he is a rising star in the scrapbooking top 50 and getting lurkers even from the philipinnes ..... Wouldn't it be great if we could get him hits from all over the world ? And I'm sure he would love to hear from your husbands so please all lurkers leave him a message and spread the word all over the world, let's see how high we can get him in the top 50 !

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I love little online tests like these !

Cannot get enough of them as they make me laugh.

Your results:
You are Green Lantern

Green Lantern
The Flash
Wonder Woman
Iron Man
Hot-headed. You have strong
will power and a good imagination.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Deck of me

Via the wonderfull Nat, I was made aware of this great challenge Emily Falconbridge started on her weblog.
An art journal made of a deck of cards, each week she will post a question and you scrap your answer on a card, at the end the year you will have a whole deck and that's your art journal. I just had to participate even though the first week had started already and since they are just tiny projects each week I knew I could.

And I had just the thing to inspire me ! I got those great new 7 gypsies stamps in and I HAD to use one of them.
Here is my card for week one and I will make the 2nd card later this week.

Card 1; What are you proud of

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Happy Birthday

to DAPHNE ...

Hope you had a happy day today !

Friday, January 12, 2007

Book Tag

I was book tagged by Nicole, and since I don't have any "grown-up" books in the living room I chose the book next on my nightstand. Now I've not been reading a lot for the longest time, I only seem to be "into it" when I'm abroad on a holiday ... a shame really because I loved to read, not too heavy literature for me though.

1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fourth sentence.
3. Post the text of the following 3 sentences on your blog.
4. Name of the author and book.
5. Tag three people of your own.

1. Got it ...
2. His hand trembled. He trembeled. mostly as he rested. Mostly when he tries his hardest to relax.And sometimes, after we have made love, which he can do in a lovely unnoticably athletic way, his whole rightside trembles and his arm flaps wildly in the air, as if we've just given it it's freedom back.
4. Amy Bloom, A blind man can see how much I love you ( I actually have a dutch version this time)
5. Elwira, Monique B, Nat

BTW for those of you that didn't guess yet, the blog I suspected my husband to have started is indeed his blog. Hope you're havin fun at my expense LOL. He's getting quite a following .....

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


The new dares are up and al I can say is wow, I even got mine finished @ 22.15 last night, not bad deadlinewise (oh and I didn't pick my fave mag, cause I really wanted to scrap that photo !).

So check them out, they are so inspirational ! I love doing them because they force me to finish at least 1 project every 2 weeks and as you all know I am a SS (slow scrapper)...... I already have favorites, which do you like best ?

So busy this week, got lots of new hambly in the shop (paper & overlays), ALL the Ranger dabbers in stock and lot's of sale items to upload, gotta make space for the new lovely things I ordered from Autumn Leaves (and the new Cherry Arte by CD of course ;-) ...)

Monday, January 08, 2007

This is so funny

And could be the place for your husband if he needs to share his difficult Iamlivingwithanaddictedscrapper experiences...!

Life of a scrapper's husband

I secretely suspect my dh of starting this blog, but I'm not sure yet .....

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Happy Birthday to ...

Charlotte, this hot young scrapbook chick is celebrating her birthday today !

Enjoy your day girl and I made a little something for you, apologies for the blurry pictures ....

Thursday, January 04, 2007

christmas vacation ?!

This is my second week of christmas vacation and I have a feeling it just started .....I had so many things I wanted to do; get my house more organized, scrap a lot, go to the zoo, get my admin organized, work out ehm well you get the idea ...

And what have I done so far =>

  • the house is a bit more organized ( ok well I got a lot of washing done and the rooms of my M&M are done) but the attic is nowhere near to being done ....
  • we played a lot of games, I went to an indoor playground with Wendy and the boys and tommorow we're going to the theatre with them but the weather is a bit unpredictable so the zoo was cancelled.
  • Had a crop with some friends (Flo, Monique, Daphne & Liek) and I only scrapped for about an hour, so of course I didn't finish the project .... On the other hand the boys finished an altered mini book for their grandparents and they loved it.
  • Admin is sort of organized, it's all tucked away in plastic folders but needs to be computerized (dreading this project), and I did a lot of updating in the shop (sale) & workshops.
  • what I did do is RUN and let me tell you it went well, the new shoes are fab (although I must admit I need some more gear and on the top of my list is my own ipod LOL as I keep having to steal my DH's, and an extra pair of everything really .... Have to wait till my next paycheck though.
and that's it, not much :-( and you know what, the vacation is over after the weekend.....Oh well the next school vacation is in 6 weeks LOL

So what have you been up to ?

Monday, January 01, 2007

Goodbye 2006 Hello 2007

2006 was the start of my blog on which I could share a year of changes, choices, happy times, stress, old friends, scrapbooking, difficult times, new friends, my family & so much more.

Thanks for sharing all this with me, leaving a comment or just lurking !

To all of you I wish you more happiness, good health & that all your wishes come true (or at least a step closer) for 2007.

And to those that we have had to say goodbye to, I truly hope you have found peace, you will be remembered in our hearts…..