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!


Deb said...

Your layouts are lovely. I love your mix of ginghams and florals for the Let's get Shabby challenge and that lace is soooo pretty.

Julie said...

Love the pages here. Your shabby layout photo is so cute. Thanks forp laying along woth us at Shabby.

mandysea said...

Oh my my my!! I LOVE your LO and the colour is just gorgeous!!!
Love the gingham and love your floral paper!!!
Thanks for playing along with us at shabby!

Lean said...

Wauwwwwwwww mooi lo´s heb je weeer gemaakt.Heel mooi van kleur en gaaf papier ook.

zandra said...

Great take on the challenge! Hugz, Z

Toni said...

Great lo!!! awesome job on the challenge!!

Maria said...

Wat heb je mooie layouts gemaakt, vooral de eerste shabby layout.
Groetjes, Maria