Tuesday, February 07, 2006

We'll be moving house!!!

I still hardly can believe it... Friday afternoon we got a phone call that the owners of the house we wanted to buy accepted our offer. I'm very happy and excited, but somehow it feels very unreal. We will get the key at the first of august, that means we have some time to organise, get rid of a lot of stuff and make plans. The inside of the house looks terrible, there is sooo much we need to do there but we could see trough it and know it has the possibilities to becaome just the house we want to have. In the new house I will get my own scrap studio, woohoo! We have to do some building for that so my head is full of plans about how I want it to be.
In the beginning I will have a room at the attic so I can still crop with about 4 people as long as my studio isn't ready. Sigh... wish it was already august....

This is it...

Sunday and yesterday I've been working at the Kars event I talked about in my latest blog entry. Kars is wholesales company in craft supplies. Not only scrapbooking but for every hobby you can imagine. There were 8 women demonstrating scrapbooking and we were sitting all together and we had so much fun! I had such a great time, love doing these kind of things.
As I said before I had to demonstrate K&Co. Neopolitan and Maison. Last week I made my first altered coaster and was nicely surprised to find out that Provocraft makes some very nice coasters. One of the other women was demonstrating Provocraft Rob&Bob and I "stole" some of her coasters. Once I started working on them I got a little carried away. In no time I had 4 of them and asked one of the other ladies for a canvas wich I painted green and adhered the coasters on. This is the result:

I also made this LO of Marlijn. The letters used to make "little miss" are made with the Cricut machine by Provocraft. The machine was being demonstrated this weekend and it's amazing. The best part is they say that it will be computer compatible soon! But even now it's not compatible yet, they say you can make up to 2000-2500 shapes, letters and combinations using just one cartridge. I think I want this machine as soon as it can work with the computer...

The last thing I want to share today is my very first altered coaster I made last week.
I was inspired to try this by Keisha (klcards) on 2Peas. OK, this was my first attemp, but I enjoyed doing it very much, so there will be more. Hope they will get better in time.
In the mean time you can have a look at Keisha's lovely coasters and LO's at 2Peas:

That's it for today, thanks for visiting my blog!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

My poor neglected blog...

Oh, I've been neglecting my blog so badly... and now I don't now where to start.

I've been doing a lot of scrapping and since i'm a very slow scrapper it takes a lot of time. Even the most simple LO's take me hours of thinking, arranging and re-arranging.
For most of my scrapping the last 2 weeks the paper choice was made easy for me. Most times deciding what paper to use is the hardest part. But now I had to make examples for a demonstration using K&Co. and LO's for the DT I'm in using the monthly kit.
So far so good.... although... now the problem was to find pictures that looked good with the paper *LOL*
What really needed to be done were the LO's using K&Co. Coming weekend I will be demonstrating for Kars, a Dutch wholesales company, who wants to introduce the Maison and Neopolitan paper lines by K&Co. to the craftshop-owners. Here are just a few of the examples I made:

The first 2 are made using Neopolitan, I love the bright colors, the metal brads and the glass stickers. The first is a little canvas about 20x20cm (8x8") witch I painted apple green. Used the cool rubon stitches on this one.

The last 2 are using Maison, the little minibook goes inside the box that closes with a magnet. The LO is about me, Anita and Corinne, 3 women with the same passion... scrapbooking :)
The picture was taken during the National Scrapcruise last october where we had so much fun!!

The other thing I've been working on is the LO's for scrap-club where I'm a DT-member.
The february kit is all in Valentine's style featuring SEI. I love these papers.
Here's what I made with them (so far):

And between all that I even did some scrapping of my own.
This picture of Marlijn is one of my favorites, I used it before but couldn't help myself using it again.
I really, really like how this LO turned out, even though both dear husband and dear daugther aske if it was finished already. They thought it was so empty, but is is just the way I planned it. And believe me, it looks much better IRL! :)
Journaling reads:
When I look at you
I can imagine
ten years from now
boys figthing
over you...
When I look at you
I'm happy
I don't have
to worry
about that yet!
-september 2005-

Something else that's been on my mind is the school choice for my oldest daugther. She in 8th grade (in dutch schools that's 11-12 years) and has to make a choice for secondary education to wich she will be going after summer vacation. We've seen 3 school so far and one of them is definitly not her choice so that leaves 2. She wants to go to some open classes next week at the school she likes most to see how they work there. This school is her first choice because of the classes music, drama and dance they teach there, something that is not common on most secundary schools in the Netherlands.
So, I think this is quit a choice to make. The choice we make now will be so important for her future, but I think her feeling about the school will have to make the decision now, since we think both schools would be good for her.

OK, that's enough for now, I will try to keep this blog more up to date than it was lately :)