zondag, augustus 24, 2008

Thank you...

... for being so patient with me! I know it's been a while since I last updated my blog. So sorry for that. Guess I have a lot to explain.

Well... here it goes: First of all: I'm doing fine right now. But my life is a rollercoaster at the moment. Scrapping is not on my mind right now, but I sincerely hope that I will be 'back in business' within a few weeks/months.

About 5 months ago I've made a huge decision for the rest of my life. I left my boyfriend, the father of my child... A difficult decision, but also a good one. The last few months I haven't had a place of my own... I lived at several places. Not an ideal situation. But I took control over my life and I bought a house!!! Isn't that awesome? I just did it! Girlpower, whoohoo! This friday (29th of August) I will get the keys of my own place... I really can't wait! It's a nice place with enough space for me, Julian ánd a real scrapstudio (a small one, but hey: it's a scrapstudio...).

As soon as I'm moved, I will take some pictures to share my place with you all... I promise. Until then, you have to do it with this tiny update. But I'll be back!

Julian is doing fine by the way. It was (and sometimes it still is) a confusing situation for him as well, but he seems to handle it very well... That is our main concern at the moment.

Well... now you all know why I was such a bad blogger. Hope you all do well. Thanks for all the sweet comments and for your concern. It makes me feel good to know that you care!

zondag, maart 23, 2008


... it's been a while... AGAIN! Hehe... I guess bloggin' is a bit too much for me right now. But everything is going fine. I really really really love being back to work. I'm too busy to scrap right now. But I made two cards today. Can show you only one, because the other one is for my sister's birthday (on April 2nd). So you have to wait until then...
Made this card for my mom with the Dahlia Folding Technique. It's very easy and I think it looks very beautiful.

Oh... I told you I had a little toot to share, huh? Well... I can reveal the secret now: I'm one of the new Dutch Quickutz DT-members! Isn't that awesome?

Did you see the new Scrap! Magazine? It's in stores right now!!! Here's a little sneak of my work:

Thanks for visiting my blog!

woensdag, maart 05, 2008


... here I am again. Oh my... I don't know where to start, but life is so hectic around here lately.

I will start with the news about my voice. Well... what can I say: it's still not ok, but slowly it's improving. So I guess I need to be a very very very patient (and quiet) girl. Yesterday I went to school for a meeting with my boss... I was a little bit scared to go back there, because it's been 4 months since I was there. I'm really happy that I took the step, it was really nice to see all of my colleagues and students. The students really missed me (off course I knew that already, they wrote me lots of cards and sweet notes), so that gave me a good feeling.
Now I will be back in the school for two days a week, but not as a teacher. My voice won't let me do what I love most, so now I'm going to write a new teaching method for my classes (I teach Dutch). I think this is a nice challenge too and I can honestly say thay I'm looking forward to get back to work.

The weekend at my mother's place was great! I really needed that! My mom is such a sweetheart! And Julian adores her (and she adores him ;)). Here's my favorite pic of that week:

I didn't do a lot of scrapping lately, but I can show you something. I made a little quotebook (4"x4") with my new Bind It All. I really LOVE this tool!!!

I also have a nice TOOT to share... but you have to wait a little bit longer for that one...

Finally I will leave you with a picture of me and my adorable little boy, taken last weekend. We spent the weekend with my father's family. It was a great weekend, but also a little bit sad, because my father died almost 4 years ago... but it was so good to see my aunt, uncle, nieces and nephews. We live very far from each other and we do not see each other very often. Some of them never even met Julian in real life. They were in love, that's for sure! ;)

maandag, februari 11, 2008

I've been a bad bad blogger...

... I'm so sorry! But I really didn't feel well the last couple of weeks... my voice still lets me down and I really need a break! So tomorrow I will be off to Den Helder. Julian and I are going to stay with my mom for a little week. Sunday we'll be back... I promise to visit your blogs next week!

Too bad I'm not home on Valentines Day, but I made Otto a card (off course!). The scan is really not doing justice to the card, but I couldn't get it any better. I used a Pink Cat Studio stamp (Sweet Treats)... doesn't it looks yummie?

supplies used: cardstock, stamps (Pink Cat Studio, Technique Tuesday), craft foam, ribbon (The Ribbon Spool), Edding markers, Stickles, Stazon

Have a great Valentines Day!

donderdag, januari 24, 2008

Bella Bella Bella!

I really am a Stamping Bella addict at the moment! I love the Bella's, Fella's and Baby's. But I also LOOOOOOOOOOVE the Sentiments that go with the images! Last week I finished two Bella cards and a Bella bookmark:

vrijdag, januari 18, 2008

Ladies Day workshop

This sunday Boukje and I will give a workshop cardmaking to the woman of Otto's family. Last year we had a Ladies Day also, then we made a paperbag mini album. Boukje and I were very busy making examples for the woman. Here are a few of them:

Off to make some more examples now... I will show you the rest of the cards later. Have a good weekend!

dinsdag, januari 15, 2008

Happy (belated) birthday Daphne!

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sorry... a day too late. But I still love you sweetie! (hope you still love me too... ;)).

woensdag, januari 09, 2008

Scrap! 10

Today the new Scrap! magazine came out! I wrote three articles and I also made a minibook, a layout, 2 cards and a bookmark.

Here are the pics of my projects:


zondag, januari 06, 2008


Today is the big day: the day that I turn 30! In my opinion 30 sounds sooooo good. This is gonna be my year! This is how a happy 30 year old looks like:

Friday I threw a big party for all my good friends and I had a blast! It felt so good to have all my friends around me. I really felt rich!
I'm really spoiled by my family and friends. Julian made me two beautiful paintings. They are my best gifts ever! :) Don't you think he's a talented boy?

Otto gave me my second Pandora bracelet:

And Iris bought me a beautiful spacer for my new Pandora bracelet:

My colleagues also gave me a few spacers and a bead for my bracelet:

And I also received books, a silver vase, chocolate Scrabble and coupons for books and perfume. Ok... I'm off now. Otto's family will stop by for coffe and a homemade cupcake.

dinsdag, januari 01, 2008

Happy 2008!!!

Happy New Year to all my bloggin' friends!!! I hope your year will be filled with love and creativity! Thank you all for visiting my blog and thank you for the inspiration on your blogs!

Tomorrow, the new Scrap! Magazine will be in store... I wrote three of the articles in this one. Isn't that amazing? here's a little sneak of one of my projects for the Magazine: TFL!

*Edited* Scrap! is a Dutch Scrapmagazine and I'm afraid it's not available in the US...