Saturday, July 31, 2010
I only met Gayle, who is from Western Australia, in real life once at at wonderful Scrap of Faith scrapbooking retreat in sunny Queensland in Australia in November 2008. But ... I knew through chatting on the forum that she is a wonderful and extremely talented lady. And ... she can sing like an angel and has written some beautiful worship songs; Gayle is truly a wonderful inspiration to me!
Gayle has a two challenge blogs that you might want to look at too. First there is a blog where kids can participate in a weekly photography challenge. My children have participated too and it is so wonderful to see what children come up with. Click HERE to go to the 'Captured by Kids' blog.
But ... not to worry; if you want to participate in a weekly photography challenge yourself, Gayle has a blog for that too: 'Captured that World' . Click HERE to check it out!
And ... her scrapping, both on paper and digital, is always beautiful to look at too. You can find Gayle's scrapping HERE. Gayle, thank you for who you are and thank you for making my blog look GOOD! x
Friday, July 30, 2010
- lost or 'being lost'
- being an original
- something unexpected
So ... for the first theme I chose the opposite of 'lost or being lost', about being 'saved' and made a clean and simple page about a well-known and beautiful Scripture: John 3:16 ... in the Amplified Bible it says this:
"For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life."
For the second theme I knew straight away I just had to make a layout about our son Rick, who immediately will start to pull funny faces when he sees me with the camera:
The third layout is about our unexpected holidays to a vacation home in Spain in a few weeks. Until a few days ago we hadn't booked a holiday, but last weekend we looked online and found this beautiful home (with pool) close to the beach. So that was a nice unexpected surprise!
We are leaving for our holiday in about two weeks time already! Yippee!
The cards might be classified as 'Valentine's Day' cards, but I tend to tell my hubby 'I love you' many times a year/ month/ week and not only on the 14th of February. Therefore I decided to make some more cards to give to him in the next few weeks.
Here are the instructions on how to make these two cards. Below is the second card I made. I made it in 10 minutes; too easy. I always loved pop-up books and cards as a girl and that hasn't changed! Therefore I decided to make an easy pop-up heart card with lots of 'white space' to write stuff to my hubby!
Remember: for step-by-step instructions, please click HERE.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I hope you like it and join this candy! What do you have to do, well first of all, put your name in Mister Linky and become a follower if you're not a follower yet. Please put this candy on your blog. And I always like a comment! Good luck with this candy and the winner will be announced on 16th of August (my brother and father's birthday).
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The photos of both layouts are made on the same day; the day our boys had a 'fancy dress' day at school. I don't mind using the same sketch more than once, especially if the layouts end up in different albums! Our son Tom dressed up as a soldier and our son Rick dressed up as a rock star. I have taken photos of the different stages of the layouts.
I used a new set of Tim Holtz stamps in the corners of both layouts. The sketch shows flourishes, but obviously you can be creative and use different shapes too!
I added a border using a template and I added the photos and a title.
I added journaling and some more embellishments and this is the end result of both layouts:
Thursday, July 8, 2010
We also went on a family vacaction around that time and spent about two weeks in Thailand. It was fantastic!
Last weekend we bought a pool and we have used it daily, since Summer has truly started here in the Netherlands!
Friday, July 2, 2010
I chose the 'sepia option' and made this layout about Siebe and myself. If you'd like to see what the other girls made, please click HERE.