Sunday, October 26, 2008


Hello scrappy friends!

As some of you may have read on the messageboards of SIStv, I am doing a RAK! (If you don't know what that means: Random Act of Kindness. ) In other words: I am giving something away. Just for fun =) Giving gives me more pleasure than receiving at times; making other people happy is just super! I have 2 conditions though:

1.You can't be a Dutchie, because most of the stuff is from Dutch non-scrap stores, and I want to share this cute stuff with someone who can't buy it in their own country.

2. Once you've made something with any/some/all of the items... SHOW ME! ;)

The RAK consists mostly of notebook papers, some documentholders, paperbags, ribbons, cupcakeholders, starframes for the tagmaker, some fabric hearts and homemade flowers. (My aunt crocheted a whole jar full for me! So sweeeeeeeet!!!)

I have put a pic of the RAK below, so if you like it, just leave me a comment! Any comment will do! If you do happen to read my blog more often, introduce yourself to me! Because besides some of my "real" friends, I don't know if anyone else is interested in me/my work.

P.S. A note to my "real" friends: (You know who you are, right? I mean: you are my reallife friends, you get that, don't you? I am just figuring out how to explain the difference between you girls and my internet-sisters...) if you like any of the items on the picture, you know that I am always happy to share. =) Love you gals!!!
Happy scrappin'! XOXO

Sunday, October 19, 2008

(Saturday) NIGHT FEVER

Hellooow dear scrappy friends,

It's me, again. ;) I have been scrapping lots and lots lately!!! Last week I have been scrapping in my attic for 4 evenings in a row, my DH even started to complain I had to stay with him. Poor thing.

Also, I scrapped a LO and a card I can't show yet, since they are going to be published in a magazine. So, I will show them to you after they have been published. Can you believe I am just saying this like it's a normal thing...?! At first, when the lady asked me if I wanted to make something for a scrap magazine, I was psyched. :D When I got the box filled with goodies, I was psyched again! :D I was even more happy when I found out I got to keep the contents!!! Then I felt a little insecure while scrapping, what if she didn't like it? What if it wasn't good enough? I mean, I just did what anyone can do: put pics onto a paper and add embellishments.

Anyway, when I was finished, I sent her the pics and the description. And man, finding out what article-numbers I had used and typing down all the numbers of the used items, was more work than scrapping the LO! I was very nervous about her reaction. But...she liked it! She thought it was super, was thrilled with my fresh young style, and was even proud of me!!! So, all my worries had been in vain. Thank God...Plus, she asked me if she could call on me again! Waddayathink...?!

I finished a mini that I am content with and very happy about. I even feel kinda proud, which doesn't happen to me that much. It's a mini featuring my party pics. You know, the pics they make when you're painting the town red. I think the colors and materials radiate the fun and girly theme very well.

I thought instead of the obvious who, where, when journaling, I'd do lists of my favorites. So that when I am old and grey I can read about who I liked to party with, where I partied, what I drank, what tunes I liked, and what I loved to wear. Or, even better, so my grandkids can have a good laugh when they see pics of their granny having a ball. ;) And make fun of the terribly old fashionned music she listened to.

But, back to the here and now first. I had lots of work with the various items, eventhough it may not show. I stamped the journaling blocks on plastic milkwhite transparant index cards and cut around their scalloped edges. I painted the backsides pink. The purple picture frames are stamped on foam and then outlined with a silver 3D-paint-pen again. I painted some Heidi Swapp ghost flowers white, and sprinkled glitters onto them.

I kept the pages on the inside basically the same, I thought they looked clutterd enough already, and that's how I keep the unity in it. On the left page I placed the journaling block with my favorites written on it, and the title/theme is on a theme-matching chipboard shape, stuck to a flower. On the right page there's a party pic and the ghostflower with a button attached to its centre.

I used the papers, flowers, glue motifs and paintdabbers I got from BAPERO/CREAMOTION, so THANX A MILLION!!!

Just take a look and let me know what you think of it!!! Happy scrapping to you! XOXO!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Once upon a time

Once upon a time, in a land far far away from here, there lived a beautiful princess. Here name was Lady Guinevere. She used to have long, lightbrown locks, almost until her buttocks! She used to sit in her tower and dream about a handsome prince who would come to take her with him.
One fine day she did meet a prince, who rode a horse of steel. He swept her off her feet and they built a life together. He adored her, and her long hair most of all. After the princesses mother passed away, the princess lost weight and felt like a totally different person. An independent woman in control of her life and body, not a girl who waits around for the prince all day to come and rescue her, tell her what to do, and entertain her.

With all the changes that she went through physically and mentally, she grew tired of her hair.

So...she cut it off...!!!

And that's not the end of the story, but it's all for now...Until we meet again my friends, in fairytale land, or, perhaps, in real life. Sweet dreams until then.
Don't dream your life away though...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Scrap a Fairytale

Hello fellow scrapsters!
Time for a little update from me again! I haven't been in a scrappy mood lately, so I didn't do any stuff. But....My friend Monique and I went to the 'Scrap a Fairytale'-event in Doorn (Netherlands) last weekend!!! I had been really looking forward to this, and finally it arrived.
We departed from my hometown at about 11.30. We had planned our first workshop at 13.30, so we didn't have to leave at the crack of dawn ;) We arrived at the "castle" Beukenrode neatly in time, fortunately. It was a big old villa in the midst of a park. Very beautiful. We knew we were where we were supposed to be, when we saw ladies carrying around their scrap-totes filled to the brim. Ofcourse, our own totes were filled as well. (Mine a bit more than my friends, as always...)
The lady who organized the event, Truike, welcomed us and gave us keycords with receipts in them. We looked around a little, took a sanitary break and looked around in the room where the store was. I got greedy immediately, there were many cute chipboard items by Maya Road, velvet flowers, little cheap clear stamps and lots and lots more. After browsing around we had to rush to get to our first class, which was Hidden Storage, a Wooden Album. Honestly, we both signed up for the desk storage thingy (by kaiser crafts) which was substituted with this class. I thought it would be a nice equivalent, but it wasn't all that. My friend thought it was too messy, because of all the different shapes, and I didn't really like the color scheme myself. But there's always something to be learned!When this was done (I mean the class, not the book, teehee...) we had a little time left to look around and drink something before dinner. We sat down after a little while and we got our hors d'oeuvres. It was too crowded so there were some people who had to eat standing at a table. Then there was a buffet with the main course. We waited in line for a long long time, but while waiting you chat to eachother so it wasn't a bad thing. =) Dinner was okay, and everyone was hungry after all the information pumped into their brains all day long.

During diner and/or desert there was a lottery going on. Everybody had a raffle ticket and the numbers were shouted out. There were some great prices given away, varying from very small items to big expensive packets. So, some people were luckier than others. I won too...Guess what? A package of cowboy themed paper, and a booklet full of cowboy themed phrases. Okay...Wasn't the best prize ever...But I have an old pic of my dad as a kid, dressed as a cowboy. And my husband is a modern day cowboy, all manly, wearing cowboyboots, jeans and a leather jacket, while riding his steel horse. So, it might work after all.
After desert (some jummy looking icecream pudding thingy) we went upstairs for our next class, Glimmer Mist. We sat at a big round table and all had our heatguns with us. The class taught us how to use glimmer mist, with masks, etc. We loved this, the colours as well as the materials as well as the theme. And we made a big mess...:P

Class ended at about 21.30 and it was time to go to the hotel. There was a big fuss during the day about my friend and I sharing a room, since we hadn't told anyone we wanted this when we were signing up. That was because there wasn't any option to do this, not even a spot for remarks, plus there was even insecurity whether or not our application had even been confirmed! But, after a whole lot of insecurity and mixing up of persons, we got to share a room. It's half the fun of going away together, so we were happy. The hotel was a few minutes away and it was okay, nothing special. Very seventies though. ;) It was surrounded by woods and it was pretty stormy that night. We had some fun, chatted, took more silly pictures and my friend laughed at my PJ's. Around midnight we decided it was time to try and get some sleep, since we had to get up at 7.30 the next morning.

We awoke a little before the alarm went off after a stormy night. We chatted some more, got ourselves ready and walked downstairs to get some breakfast. We got lost on the way down, the hotel was built like a maze...But we got there in the end and enjoyed the breakfast buffet. We got our bags from the room and checked out barely in time. Or so I thought, but we arrived at the castle in time.

I had a class at 9.30 and my friend didn't. The class was taught by Caroline Lau, on of the owners of Maya Road! We did a mini-album with their butterfly/angelic chipboard wings. Very cute. So were all the embellishments by Maya Road. Definitely one of my favorite brands at the moment! We actually finished this mini-album in about 3 hours time, so that's brilliant! We got to use glimmer mists again, and Maya Mists as well. (I have to get me some of those, you can even spray them on ribbons and clothing and after being heat set they will stay on!) I was very happy about this class and the result.
My friend had been bored during all this time, she did do a make and take and browsed in the shop but it was a looooong time to be alone. So, again, we chatted, had lunch and hoped to win something in the lottery which was being held again. My friend was lucky this time...Well, she won, but it wasn't a big prize either. Hold on to your seats: she won 2 Bo Bunny rulers and 4 pencils...

After this it was my time to be alone while my friend had a class. So, I shopped. And shopped some more. And then I shopped even more. And then I was really hoping she'd be back soon before I bought the entire store...:S I got loads of little clearstamps, flowers, chipboard thingies, My Minds Eye papers and matching embellishments (Jody Hunt from My Minds Eye was there, taught some very super classes and gave a discount of 25% on all of their products!) and thickers in various colors and materials. Thankfully my friend returned before I had bought even more. ;)

We left shortly after this, so we would be back home in time. It was about 15.30 when we took off. We arrived at my hometown a little after 5 o' clock. The weekend was great, most of the workshops as well, we had fun, the shopping was super, in short: I really enjoyed myself! Truike told us she would organize another weekend next year in june, if it's up to me...I will go again...!!!
Scrappy hugs from me!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO