Monday, December 20, 2010

More fun in the snow!

Friday, December 17, 2010

I just took these pictures in our backyard ...

Actually the picture above is taken at the front of our house a few days ago ... our boys were clearing the snow off the drive way and decided to 'cheer me up' by creating this cute smiley face out of snow!

But ... the pictures below were taken in our back yard a few minutes ago; I love how snow makes everything look so beautiful!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Year in Review 2010 ... the last few months:

In the last few months I have been keeping up with my weekly layouts for my Year in Review 2010 project, but I haven't been showing the layouts on my blog ... so here they are .. the last 13 weeks of my project (which will be finished in a few weeks):

Monday, December 13, 2010

Blessed with so many handmade cards ...

In the last few weeks I have received many cards; for my birthday and 'just because'. I love receiving cards and would love to share some of them here with you:

This card, which is gorgeous inside and out (just like the maker) is made by Nicky:

This card is made by Melissa, my dear Australian friend, who surprised me with a visit a few weeks ago:

This true piece of art of a card is made by Marga:

This card is made by Gwendolyn (I like how she used my tutorial on inchies and made a card for me with them):

This beautiful card is made by Frida:
This card is made by Dora:

This one is from Celine:

Last but not least, this one is from Angele:
I feel so blessed with many wonderful friends and these cards!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New challenge at Scrappassion!

Can you believe it is December already? Where has 2010 gone? Today is the 1st of December and it is my 40th birthday! It seems time goes faster the older I get ... or am I really showing my age now? LOL ...

Anyway ... a new month also means a new challenge at Scrappassion. From January 2011 the Scrappassion blog will go international and I cannot wait to see gorgeous work coming in from all over the world! But .. .for this month the challenge for all the Dutch and Belgian girls out there is this:

Make something for your home; your project can be anything but a layout or card.

How easy is that! This is the clock I made for our daughter Emma. She loves bright and bold colours just like me!


This is what the other girls have made...

Nicky:
Jolanda:



Ria:

Petronella:

Ilonka:

Gwendolyn:
Hanneke:

Maja:


Mariska:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Where are the layouts for the Scrappassion Challenge for this month?

It is the 23rd of November and we have only received FOUR entries this month at the Scrappassion Challenge Blog. We'd love to see some more gorgeous layouts coming in! All you have to do is scrap a photo of yourself and describe ten things about you! Come on ... you got until the end of the month!

Monday, November 15, 2010

'Butterfly'; a card inspired by my trip to Paris ...

I just spend a few days in Paris with an Australian friend of mine, who surprised me with a visit for my 40th birthday! Those surprises are the best! I hadn't seen her since we moved to Europe in June 2009, so there was a lot of catching up to do!

Paris is just wonderful and I surely loved wondering the streets whilst chatting to my friend. Most papers from Graphic 45 have a French feel and therefore I just had to make a card featuring one of those vintage images! Click HERE to see step-by-step instructions and photos!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Photo Shoot with Ria !

On Monday I went to a glamour photo shoot with a beautiful friend of mine, Ria. She is just beautiful inside and out! We had a wonderful day together. I went home with a dozen wonderful photos, which I wanted to scrap straight away! Last weekend I made a sketch and I decided to create a layout using my own sketch:

If you would like to read the step-by-step instructions to create this layout, please click HERE!