Thursday, April 22, 2010

'Note to self: Beautiful in God's Eyes' ...

I made this layout about a book I read recently. The title of the book is: 'Beautiful in God's eyes' by Elizabeth George. The book is about a chapter of the Bible; Proverbs 31. For as long as I can remember I have been challenged by that part, since it always tend to make me feel inferior. Reading Elizabeth's book changed my perspective and I am so grateful for that! I added a picture of myself with a smile on my face, since I truly am happier after reading that book!

In the last few years I have started to make layouts about books that are special to me. I love reading and I think it is important to let our children and future generations know about who we are, what we believe, what we like etc. Too many times I create layouts about my children, my husband, friends, holidays, but I encourage you to create more layouts about yourself too!

For a list of materials and step by step instructions for this layout, please click HERE!

I am now the mum of a twelve year old daughter ...

Yesterday Emma celebrated her 12th birthday with two good friends. They wanted to do a photo shoot and I obviously didn't mind; since I love taking pictures ... here are some impressions of yesterday ... they even did some baking together ... so much fun!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A layout for less than $ 1.00!

We all love to buy new scrapbooking products, don't we? But ... sometimes we cannot afford to spend much or we cannot spend anything at all. I wanted to create a layout using only one sheet of patterned paper and nothing else. I was quite surprised to see how easy it was and how it still turned out to be a colourful and fun layout. This layout cost me less than $ 1.00! If you'd like to see step by step instructions, please click HERE.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I have been busy with my new job, but I have still managed to scrap!

This is a layout I made for 'Scrap 'N' Craft with T'. I was lucky to receive one of the latest collections of Basic Grey, Green at Heart. Step by step instructions can be found HERE. You will see lots more layouts and cards with these beautiful papers and embellishments in the next few weeks ...
This is a layout about one of the stars in our family: Tom.
This is the layout I made for Week 15 of my 'Year in Review' album. It is about 'going places' and these pictures were taken when we were in Friesland.

I made this card a while ago, but never got around to show here. It is simple, but the message 'I believe in you' stands out, which is what I wanted ...

This is layout about Emma when she was only six days old. She'll turn 12 next week and I really felt like scrapping some pictures from when she was a baby!

I made this layout for a scrapbook competition at 'De Scrapheap'. I just heard I got the second prize, which means I can go shopping for free: I love that ...

This is a layout about my 'own prince charming' (a.k.a. Siebe, my dear husband of over 13 years) ...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New challenge at 'Dare to use Color': orange - yellow

The new challenge for April at the 'Dare to use Color' blog is to create a layout using the colours orange and yellow. You can use a bit of black and white, but the main colours have to be orange and yellow. As you can see, I have chosen to go pretty bright with this layout, but I wanted it to truly 'shine'. We always love seeing new visitors participate, so why not have a go this time? The blog is in Dutch, but I can always help you with the translation!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

'Year in Review 2010 Album'

I have been keeping up with my 'Year In Review' album, but have forgotten to share the photos here ... so ... here are the layouts I have made in the last few weeks. The theme for week 11 was 'your handbag'. I changed it a bit, since I have done layouts about my handbag and its contents before. I changed the theme to my 'favourite bag'. It is the bag with my three Bibles in it!

The theme for week 12 was 'Spring', since Spring has arrived at this side of the earth! I used photos of a lovely lunch I had with two friends. It was the first day we sat in the sun!

The theme for week 13 was 'the number 13'. Since I don't believe in lucky numbers or unlucky numbers or anything like that, I just made a layout about the fear of the number 13 (which is called Triskaidekaphobia).

This week's theme was Easter. Even though we took some lovely pictures during our family visit on the weekend, I wanted to focus on the true meaning of Easter and what a precious celebration it is!

Monday, April 5, 2010

An award from Jolanda!

Jolanda gave me this 'Beautiful Blogger Award' ... such a nice way to start the week! Thanks, Jolanda!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Wreath with felt flowers and real flowers ...

Today I'd like to show you an Easter Wreath that I made. Well ... I bought the basket, which is shaped like a wreath, but added my own touch to it, because I like lots of colour! As a scrapper and/ or cardmaker I am always looking of other things/ projects to use my products and/ or tools.

On the first picture below, you see what it looked like when I bought it. The cute pink flowers are from a plant and yes, they are real! I live in the Netherlands, so Spring has started and we have the cutest and most colourful flowers all around us!

Some more photos to show you some more details; de felt flowers were in my stash and the two cute birdies were bought at a cheap store. I used my branch punch and green cardstock for the little branches behind the flowers.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April challenge at the Scrappassion Challenge Blog!

The challenge at the Scrappassion Challenge Blog for April is created by Petronella and Hanneke. Petronella had the idea to use a school photo of ourselves (you cannot use a photo of your child) and Hanneke had an advert to get inspiration from (see picture below). You are free to get inspired by the colours, the square blocks, things on the photos ... whatever gets your creative juices flowing!

If you'd like to participate, please email your layout to Ria before the end of April. Click HERE to see all the layouts from our CT and our Guest Creative Team.

This is the layout I made for this challenge. I used three photos of myself at Kindy and Year 1 and added lots of different colours and bits and pieces like the ad. I also cropped my three pictures into squares, which was inspired by the ad too.