Thursday, December 10, 2009

My scraproom

Yesterday I re-organised my scraproom. The biggest change is I have more space on my desk now. Before the big round tower and 2 small wooden chests were on the table. I put the big one now on a drawer unit and a small one with my favourite products on the desk. All small chests got a new place in the Ikea bookcases behind me, where also the stamps, paint, ink, flowers, ribbon, cuttlebug and embi's have their space.

Some pictures of my "new" scraproom...

And in the new room I had to start playing! I created below 2 tags inspired by Tim's X-mas tags. The card is done with the alcohol inkt technique explained in the 3th tag.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

New year 2007


Currently, not a lot of time for being creative,... the whole week I came home around 8 or 9 PM,....pffff, very busy at work...But, only 3 weeks to go and then we are home for the holidays! I plan to do Tim Holtz's 12 tags of X-mas, I'm sure they will be gorgeous again. The first one will be posted on his blog on December 1st, I'm looking forward to this. Last week, I made some cupcakes for Manu's birthday. I'm really really a disaster in baking cookies and cakes...but I think they looked good, he?

It was so much fun, I ordered more decorating stuff online (royal icing, fondant, etc...) at the "koekjesfee". So, during the holidays I will try the cookies recepie.

I finished a simple lay-out with pictures from new year's eve 2007. The leaves and stars are covered with glimmer mist to give them a nice shine.

On december 12th, I'm participating at the "Album track day" at Tiny's Hobby in Kortrijk. I have seen the pages of the other design team members and they are looking so nice! The last page of the day will be mine, and we are gonna play with masks, stamps and glimmer mist! More information on the Scrapavanti blog (but I heard everything is booked, maybe you have more luck next time.)

We're heading for a birthday party in 30 minutes and I'm still in my pyama's (shame on me). So, time to get ready!
Have a nice Sunday!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Secret scraplift


I finally finished a secret scraplift I had to make. It took me a week of thinking and trying, change papers, change colors,....yep, that's me I'm afraid....
So, it is a SECRET scraplift, I can't share it with you already. But I'll show a little sneakie, shhhhh, don't tell anybody ;-)

We had a very busy weekend, to be honest, I'm glad I was spending my evening in front of the television (watching "So you think you can dance", great show!).
On friday we had a very nice diner with some of Filip's colleagues in a good restaurant in Kortrijk. It is called "Oude Walle" and not suitable for tall people as the ceiling is very low. The coock is aiming his first Michelin star, and I think he deserves it to receive one next year, it was delicious! My problem was I had too much of the wine they serve with the menu, and that gave me a terrible headache all Saturday....Oh, boy, it was hard, we had to prepare the location for the family-birthday party of today. I wisely left the standing on the tables and chairs to my sisters-in-law....
Today, the kids had a fantastic birthday party, with lots of presents, a clown, nail-art, tattoo's, karaoke, cake, etc.....
Some pictures.....

Saturday, November 14, 2009

And we continue with another summer lay-out....


While the wind is blowing and the rain is is falling, I'm hiding in my scraproom, creating summer lay-outs ;-).
The next one is showing Olivia's first swimming lesson in the pool in Italy. She loved it!

This LO took me only 1 hour to create, which is probably the fastest one I ever did....Usually I'm staring for hours at my pictures, pulling out paper, other paper, and another one,..... The next hurdle are the embi's, flowers, no flowers, brads,.....pfffff, I'm soooo slow in deciding what to use. I usually use a sketch to start from, otherwise it would take another couple of hours to decide how to place the pictures...;-)

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Remember those summer days

I'm trying to keep my promise to post more frequently from now on ;-)
I couple of weeks ago I made above lay-out that is a lift of something I saw on the Prima blog.
I just love the picture of my hubbie and Manu, the scenery looks very "exotic" but this is taken at the swimming pool in Italy. The journaling are some random things about Manu when he was 18 months old. I keep a booklet in my handbag where I write these things down to use on a lay-out. Amazing how fast you forget al those funny little stories and facts. But hey, that's why scrapping is the most fabulous hobby in the world, not?!

Have a lovely friday!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bad bad blogger!!!

I know, I have been a very bad blogger! I have many excuses, like the flu, too busy with other things, birthdays,etc....but I feel guilty anyway ;-)
During these 2 months I didn't create a lot, but I'll show you what I have....
The first one is an old LO that I did for a secret scraplift that took ages before everybody had finished his lift. I found inspiration on Birgit Koopsen's blog for the style (lots of bright colors) The titel says "Scared? Me? Only a little bit..." and the hidden journaling tells about the meeting of our son with "dwarf Kwebbel" from television, who turned out a "little bit bigger" than he expected. ;-) The buttons are "homemade" from chipboard, covered with paper and glossy accents.

The next one is about a rainy day in Italy, where we couldn't go to the beach, but that turned out a funny day for the whole family on the playground.

The third one has a pocket where I put his first New Year letter that he learned at school. And of course the pictures while he "reads" the letter for us.

I'm feeling already the holiday season spirit and I took some old pictures from our Christmas decoration and one from our little Santa in the bathtube. These Lo's are both inspired by the latest Creating Keepsakes issue.The trees on the first one are embossed with the cuttle bug. The "star" in the second one is cut with the cricut Home Decorations cartridge, sprayed with Glimmer Mist and covered with distress stickles.

I also took some cute pictures last year of Olivia.

This is it for now! I hope to be back soon with more things to show.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Trying to control the left-overs-box...

Last Thursday, our "mini-crop-club of three" finally met again for an evening full of......scrapping and talking of course! I managed to make 1 (one!) x-mas card..... But that was still better than Marina, who spend the whole evening on deciding how the title on her lay-out should look like ;-))) (hihihi)
So, here is what I made.

Then, I read about a challenge that a scrap-friend put on our forum: do not buy any new scrap-stuff before January 1st 2010 or before she finished 50 lay-outs with her stash. Pfiew, that is a challenge! It inspired me to do a clean-up session myself and make some cards with my leftovers. This is what I made today:

And to finish this post, I'm showing an LO with pictures from my little girls present when she had her first birthday. I can hardly believe that in 3 weeks she will turn 2 already!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Basic Grey blog candy

Check this blog candy out! It contains stuff from the newest collection from Basic Grey, just released at CHA.
Good luck!

Monday, August 17, 2009

It's been quiet for some time here...

...but I'm doing fine. I'm enjoying the long warm summerdays and there is not much time left for scrapping.
Manu started his soccer-training last week. I'm not really into soccer, nor is Filip, but Manu was begging to join the club here since a year, so I finally collapsed ;-) They take it really serious and trainings are twice a week from 6.15 till 7.30 p.m.

Saturday we had a small family party for my parents in law who celebrated their birthdays.
The kids had a nice day in the little swimming pool. Look Olivia with big swimming glasses from her niece, that she put on upside down...isn't she cute?
Just before leaving on holiday, I received 2 lovely awards from 2 scrappers I really admire. The first award comes from Pruts (dankje wel hé meiske!) and the second one from An Zeelmaekers. They both make lovely scrap-projects, their blogs are worth a visit for sure!

I probably wrote already earlier something about a new challenge blog "Let's get shabby" that Mandy started last month. They have a challenge each month due the 20th. Due to packing-for-holiday and last-minute-urgent-tasks kind of things, I did not find the time to participate for the first one, but I finished yesterday evening a lay-out for the second challenge which was : gingham and flowers. On the picture is me when I was about 3 years old. I used paper from Daisy D's, a flower from Prima and lace from my grandma. The "metal" plaque with the titel was an ugly white piece of chipboard, I put copper alcohol ink on and distress stickles. Also the key is chipboard that is covered with crackle paint and stickles. The butterfly is cut from the home accents cricut cartridge and embossed with my cuttlebug.

And friday evening I finished another spread with pictures from Manu during a fall walk by the sea. It was end of October but the weather was really nice and perfect natural light for pictures. Some seconds after this pictures were taken, Manu got all wet because he went to far in the sea and a wild wave made took him out of balance.

I'm trying to finish the mini-album I started in Italy now. So, hopefully, I can show you something next weekend.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Take care!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Back in town

We are back from a lovely relaxing trip to Italy. I enjoyed being together with my kids and hubbie, the long evenings at the beach, outlet-shopping (so good for your wallet!) ,Italian ice-creams, grilled fish, pasta vongole (yummie!!!!), capucino, fresh orange juice, ......and I can go on and on and on...But now we're back and on Monday we have to go back to work (bah).
I took some basic scrapbook tools with me but I didn't do more than 3 pages of a mini album. The evenings were so long, I'd rather take a nap together with the kids after lunch than scrapping.

Here are some more pics

Dancing on the beach.

Going to the shower with dad.

Two fishes in the sea, Manu and his friend Cameron.

The good news is that we took a reservation for next year already! Jippie!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Almost gone...

Just before we leave for a sunny (at least, that's what we hope for) holiday in Italy, I found the time to make two lay-outs.

The first one is based on the June sketch on the NAN forum. I was too late to join the challenge but I thought the sketch was so nice I'd try it anyway.

The second one contains a picture that was taken by accident when I was playing in the restaurant with Olivia on my knees. I used it and journaled about the things I love about my little daughter. The butterflies are dies from the cricut cartridge "home accents" which are covered with stamps, distress ink en stickels.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunny colors

Om mezelf een beetje op te vrolijken heb ik een LO met vrolijke zonnige kleurtjes gemaakt.

Papier van Sassafras en Scenic route.
Bedankt voor alle lieve berichtjes, het doet zoveel plezier om ze te lezen.
Tot de volgende keer!
To cheer myself a little bit up, I made this lay-out with fun and sunny colors. Paper is from Sassafras and Scenic Route. Thanks for all your nice messages, they are precious to me.
See you next time!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Difficult week

De laatste loodjes voor de vakantie wegen het zwaarst.....het was me het weekje wel.
Olivia heeft de windpokken, ze staat echt vol en spijtig genoeg ook een paar hele lelijke pukkels in haar gezicht. Ik hoop maar dat daar niet te veel littekens van overblijven. Zelf voelde ik me ook niet echt "en plein forme", hoofdpijn, rugpijn, de bloeddruk aan de hoge kant....pffff!
Maar kom, nog eventjes volhouden en we kunnen weer lekker uitrusten in Italië.

De spread die ik vorige maandag heb afgewerkt is er eentje met veel foto's. Dat is niet echt mijn gewoonte, maar ik kon niet kiezen tussen al die leuke foto's van de eerste schooldag. Ik heb me laten inspireren door de workshop van Ann tijdens het scrapbookweekend bij Tiny's en er een flap opgemaakt die nog meer foto's verbergt.

Ik heb mijn fotobewerkingsprogramma een automatische "stitch" laten doen, het resultaat is niet overweldigend....

En dit is wat achter de flap zit:
En tenslotte nog een paar foto's van vorige zondag van Olivia op de "pampoline" (trampoline dus...) die gescrapt moeten worden. Hier was haar gezichtje nog volledig gaaf......