Sunday, September 23, 2007

I know... I've been a bad, bad blogger lately.
But with 4 days out of 7 demonstrating, 1 crop, 1 night away from home, a deadline to make and a family to take care of it's hard to keep up! So forgive me for not leaving messages on you blogs and for not updating mine!

I've been demonstrating at the a hobbystore called De Duif in Leeuwarden friday and yesterday and there I've been working with the Cricut Expression.
Ohhhh, I coul'dn't help myself... I loved it, especially the fact that it cuts through chipboard and it is so easy to work with! So... I bought it! :)
I guess you'll know what I've been doing this morning?!

OK, I've got 3 new workshops coming up in the next 2 month. You can click on the workshop of your interest to read more about it (in dutch).
1. Scrappin' in the kitchen, october 13, 2007
2. Surprise, surprise, november 10, 2007
3. Winter Wonderland, november 21, 2007

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at

Finally I want to remind you that you have one more week to send in your LO for the september challenge. The nicest, most creative and original LO will win a nice RAK!
For more details click here!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, September 10, 2007


Promissed you this already for saturday... sorry, didn't make it!
But here they are, my projects using the GetInspired!-kit.
Want to know exactly what's in there? Check out this awesome kit here!

You can click on the images to have a closer look!

For those of you that do not visit very regularly... there's a new challenge up!
Click here to join in and maybe you win a great RAK!

TFL! Have a nice evening!


Friday, September 07, 2007


Finally, something to show again!

Today I got my copy of Scrap-Art-Zine. I made the LO for the cover ànd the cover photo, so I was very curious to see what it would look like. I have to say, I'm really happy how it turned out. This is the first glossy issue of SAZ and it looks just wonderful. The magazine is filled with amazing LO's, lovely minibooks and great articles so make sure you get your hands on it!! :)

The next LO I made for my guest DT-spot at Prima's blog in july. I was on vacation when it was up and forgot to show it here afterwards. Pictures were taken during our family week in may. After bath-time and before going to bed grandma reads a story and the kids just love it. They hardly breath, afraid they will miss a word of the exciting story! Love these pictures!

The next one is for One Little Word. Word #9 is up now. "Pure".
This is only the second time I play along but I wish I had time to do them all! Real fun and very inspiring!!
OK, my take on the word pure...
Journaling is in dutch and sais:
Robijn Pure and soft is my favourite laundry softener (?)
For me no flower, pinewood or ocean perfume!
My laundry should smell like it dried outside
even if it was in the dryer!
I simply want... fresh, clean, pure!

Tried to keep my LO fresh, clean and pure too!
And the last one is for my vacation album.
If... If I could turn back time, this is where I would be!
Riomaggiore, Italy july 2007.

Sigh.... if only we could!

I probably will show the projects for De Creatie tomorrow, so if you're curious about this awesome kit, don't forget to stop by :)

Thanks for your comments, I really appreciate them!!
Have a nice start of your weekend!


Thursday, September 06, 2007

We have a winner!

First of all I want to thank you for taking the time and the effort to vote! So nice to see so many people commenting!

Well, the outcome is very clear! With far most votes the winner of this challenge is Anniek Bebingh with her LO "I love this chick".

And I can understand why! The colors are eyecatching, the subject is funny, the whole LO is just great! So Anniek congratulations!! Please e-mail me your addy so I can send you the RAK!

I hope a lot of you will join in the new challenge for september! For details see my last post. Can't wait to see what creative ideas you come up with!! :)

Something totaly different;
A little while ago Erik saw an aerial photograph of our neighbourhood in the lobby of an apartment building in our street. He thought it would be nice to have a copy of that picture in his office so he asked a resident if she new who made the picture. She came up with a website url. When I checked this website I was very pleasantly surprised!! I expected more aerial pictures, maybe some landscapes... but what I found was art! Wow, this man makes just gorgeous pictures, I totaly love them! So I thought I'd share this with you. His name is Roelof Bos and his website addy is Have a look, you'll be impressed!

And this is the photograph of our neighbourhood. The house in the circle is ours. It's funny, because untill I saw this picture I didn't realize that we are living on a little island!

Something else I want to share is this drawing my DD Marlijn made for me yesterday.

The big person is me (can you tell by the curls, haha), the little one is she, LOL!
If I only had hands like those I'm sure I'd got a lot more done in a day than I do now.
Makes you wonder tho how my little girl sees me... :)

Finally I leave you with another sneak peek from the GetInspired! kit. I really, really love this kit! You'd better make sure you don't miss it! It's released coming saturday at De Creatie!

Thanks again for stopping by!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Your help is needed! (2x)

I guess vacation came in the way for some of you and probably some of the cool challenges on blogs like One Little Word, Pencil Lines etc. too (which I can understand because they are sooo inspirational!) but I got only 9 entries for the july/august challenge. To bad, really, because the RAK for the winner will include some really nice Hambly, Prima and MM goodies :)

Anyway... 9 entries does not mean an easy choice, not at all. I've been through these LO's several times and I like this on one LO and that on another... I can't choose! So I need your help! Please let me know who deserves to get the RAK. Leave a message with the number of the LO you like best on this post before wednesday evening (sept. 5.) 12.00p.m. (european time) and the designer who gets the most votes will be the winner! I did not mention the names of the designers with their LO's to make this voting as fair as possible!

The challenge was to scraplift this LO:

and here are the entries:




Good luck to all of you!

I also promissed you a new challenge... I want you to take something from your kitchen and use it to stamp with! Look around you and use your imagination. Whether you want to stamp with paint or ink, you want to make a LO, a card, a project, use the "stamp" for a background or an accent... do whatever you like as long as you do it with an item from your kitchen!

You can enter until september 30th. 12.00 p.m. (european time)! Send your project to and please ad your name to the LO title!
Good luck and have fun!!

Who else needs your help? Well, the girls from Art Noevoo, a belgium scrap blog are organising a day of scrapping against cancer on november 11th in Ekeren, Belgium. Read all about it here or click on the button "Scrappen tegen kanker" on the right!

Thanks so much for stopping by and helping out!!

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Like most of us , I guess, I love to read books about scrapbooking. There are a lot of books I like but the Autumn Leaves books are certainly among my favorites, wich was confirmed again today! Today the 2 latest books I ordered arrived. "Designing with Details" and "Perfectly Clear". The first one is about how the little things make all the difference in your pages. The second one is about techniques for using clear stamps. WOW! Those girls from Autumn Leaves are soooo talented!! I just keep going through those books over and over again, drooling over all those gorgeous LO's and projects! Believe me, you just can't do without these books! Tons and tons of inspiration!

At the moment I'm working on some little canvasses, something I didn't much so far but it is so much fun! Unfortunatly I won't be able to show them for a long time...

What I can show is a few sneak peeks from the GetInspired-kit:

I hope I can present you the winner of the july-august challenge in the next few days. There will be a new challenge too than so please check back later!

Have a nice sunday!


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