Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dutch Dare #85 a Q&A

I have no clue if there is anyone still reading my blog (leave me a comment if u do ) since I've been slacking in the blogdept bigtime .... ???

I blame facebook, goodreads & pinterest, it's so easy to keep everyone updated with my life through short bursts of info and/or pics there that I forget to update here ....

So there's a big gap between june and november which I will try to update over the next week !

Until then I leave you with my most current layout for the dutch dare of this month, a Q&A that was a lot of fun to work with !

If you like to scrap, please join our dare and show us your work. Who knows you might win a guest dt spot or a fab RAK !

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Give away @ the vintage pearl

Trying my hardest to win a certificate from the vintage pearl, they have a fab giveaway going on, you can win a gift certificate of 75 dollars ! I would <3 to win her messy nest necklace and square names with <3 necklace. I never win give aways so I've got my fingers crossed !Link

Sunday, July 03, 2011

If I could choose again I'd still choose you...

Happy 22nd anniversary babe !

Sunday, May 29, 2011

May update

Stuff that happened in Daan's life this month (photo & info overload):

Ed finally tried his first cakepop and was surprised he liked it more than my cupcakes .... pffff

Queensday was a bit of a dissapointment, my total score has never been so low; 4 boxes of embroidery floss & 2 tupperware items.... I'm going to Alkmaar next year with Corinne Delis ;)

I went to the Beautician
for the first time in years, i used to go every month but since the kids this became less and less. It was only a basic appointment but I definately want to go again and for an extensive one soon !

My paypall account was hacked, that is not a joke people ... It takes all kinds of hassle to get this fixed !

The boys took part in the peanutball school tournament, they won :) Although Ed, who played coach for both their teams, told the boys all games were a draw ;) They loved being the best in their team and sometimes it feels great to rock and show off for your classmates.

I went to the springmarket in Heemstede with my mom, sun was shining, it was fun ! Said hi to Danielle Muit-Krusel who was working there and ran into my friend Leonieke, it was a huge market with a wide variety of stalls.

We gave the garage a good reorganisation, basically it was a lot of trash and putting shelves in to give things a new place; we can finally fit all of our bikes.

We watched a bunch of movies; Toy story 3 (1/2), the hobbit, TRON, transporter 3, SITC 2, Soulmen, the wolfman and Cadillac Records.

We spent the weekend in germany for mom's bday, it was great to spend some time with my aunt & uncle and their kids. We went siteseeing, shopping and had a bbq. Funny thing was that my brother and his girlfriend drove up with us and the kids went a day earlier with my parents, turns outthere's no difference between having them on the backseat or our kids LOL just as quiet ... They really should stop making out in public, but since they're so young & in love and such a cute couple, they're forgiven ....

Colin <3 any kind of school sports activity that is offered so when they asked who wanted to be in the waterpolo schooltournament he couldn't wait and they did real well, they came in 3rd ! there were about 29 teams in their age category (but since Colin skipped a grade he was by far the youngest) so that's awesome ! He was really tired as they started around 18.00 and the last match was @ 22.00 ....

Made a bunch of felt hearts, cause i fell in love with Revlie's forest of felt hearts. Just need to find some time to attach them to sticks to make a forest.....

At 40 years old I still have never been to the Zuiderzeemuseum, so we wanted to do something cultural and took the kids. It was fun, and not so busy so we got a great tour in one of the fishers family homes, the kids got to lie in a bedstead and play some oldfashioned kids games.

The kids had a schooltrip to Archeon, i volunteerd to go along accompanying Colin & a few classmates. We saw almost everything there was and did some fun things like make fire, drink tea from a fire, make pre historic jewelry, repair pots, played a viking game, archery, make a felt bracelet and speer throwing. I gave the kids some extra lunch because the lunch provided wasn't enought and I was the best, according to the kids....

The boys had a day off from school and since Michael was going away for the day so we went out for lunch with Colin at a goatsfarm in Amstelveen, he got to feed them bottles, play a little on the playground and we had a good walk in the woods. But mind you goats are not only cute, playfull and they like to eat your clothes ...

Colin & I both got glasses, Colin needed them for school and watching tv from a distance. Appearantly he has trouble reading beyond 4 mtrs, the letters are distorted to him but he refused to admit it even after tests. He can grow out of it but for now he has a pair at school (orang/black) and a pair at home (green/black). I got mine as I kept getting headaches at work because of my increased computer screen work. Here they are :

We had a spontanious dinner with Michael's bball team, wow that was a big group but we sat all the kids at one table and all the adults at one and it worked out fine @ a wok restaurant.

You know what can really make my day ? When I pipe a perfect rose swirl on a cupcake, makes me smile every time I see the pic

That's it for May folks, sorry for not keeping up weekly updates ...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Scrapping can heal

I'm making a mini album about my childhood, just scrapping some feelings, memories and sometimes that's just as healing as therapy. This is my second page and I think it's funny that I even dared to put this feeling to paper, but it makes me laugh and it's real !

This page was for the sketch dare over at our dutch dares, for some inspiration come check out the great pages the team made !

This is another page I made a while back but forgot to share, hope you like it, photo's are from a photo shoot from last year (Corinne Delis).

Oh and I also helped my mom make some new cupcakes, but you can find those at my other blog ;)

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Scrapped for the Dutch Dares

More scrapping going on, really happy about my breakdance LO ! All made for the dutch dares blog, some schetches some dares, if you're into scrapping check us out for lots of inspiration ....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I needz me some glasses

So my frequent headaches that I've been experiencing the over the last 3 months appearantly have to do with my increased computer work over a workday. I need glasses to solve my teeny reading problem (light compensation and cilindric problem).

I went to the optician and took some pics of the options I had

But I just wasn't happy, pricewise and modelwise.

So I went to visit another optician and have some cuter & more affordable options that I really like. Now to make the decision ... Which one do you like best ?

Thanks for helping ;)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter !

I've been feeling creative again :) I'm scrapping, baking and making a cute felt project. Here's my latest cakepop creation ; chicklets cakepops. Have a great Easter weekend everyone !

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

43 no way

Yes way, but still as sexy as ever ....

Happy birthday babe !

He doesn't want to have a party :( but we are going out for a celebratory birthday dinner (as per our tradition the birthday boy get's to pick a restaurant) and he didn't want a gift yet, he has his heart set on an original Red Sox jersey so we will buy that when we are in the States.
To make him feel special today, pleas give him some on his blog or on facebook. Thx !

Monday, March 21, 2011

Recharging scrapchica style

Since I've been scrapbooking I've met lot's of fun, warm & creative women but with a few I've kept in touch more than others. We'd see each other at scrapworkshops, chat online or get together for an evening every now and to scrap. Yet with so many busy lives we rarely all could make it to a date at the same time.

So last year I decided we should try and solve that so we tried to find a date ( works wonders for that btw), I found a great house near the beach and the waiting game began.

Until this weekend that is :)

We laughed, cried, almost peed in our pants, chatted, created, posed (lot's and lots of great photo's came from this), primped, ate too much, exchanged gifts, cooked, baked, did whatever we wanted, lost sleep and still recharged our batteries.

(photo's by Delis Photography, collage by Marsha)

A weekend that brought each and everyone what they needed whether it was some time to finish things, start things up, experiment a little or just work on a project without being disturbed ... And that's what it's all about, 8 different women connecting and being themselves and everyone being ok with that.

Thanks girls for an amazing weekend, let's do it again next year !

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Scrapped with help of a sketch

My scraproom is not finished by a long shot but I've finally started scrapping again, but it's a slow proces as I'm having a hard time getting into the groove of it but I'm sure it will come easily again.

This sketch was for the dutch dares, check it out and join in if you like as there is a prize involved and you have a chance to be a guestdesigner too.

Monday, February 14, 2011

You make me feel

I love it when music can speak for me ! Happy Valentine's day Babe !

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Finally a tenner / Eindelijk een tientje

Well that's what he thinks anyway, I'm more in a state of shock that he's 10 already.
He's growing up way too fast, my first little baby boy and I wish I could keep him like he was here.....

But I can't, he has to grow up and be the best he can be and make his dreams come true. And I'm glad we are helping him do that !

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

One Little Word

For the dutch dares we decided to start the year off with scrapping our personal word for 2011. This is what I made, it was a rush job so I might dress it up a bit more, what do you think ?

We made our blog all fresh and pwetie so come check us out what and see what the rest of the girls did with their personal words here. Join in if you want, we'd love to see that we've inspired you, and you get the chance to be our guest dt member !