Friday, December 2, 2011

Long time no scrapping ...

Wow ... it has been so long since I last scrapped and even longer since I updated this blog! But ... I have been scrapping a bit here and there in the last few months. I have just not shown much on my blog. Here is a page which was published in a magazine a few weeks ago. I was asked to scrap two pages using only purple which was a huge challenge for me. This is the article in the magazine and below you'll find the layouts and some detailed pictures:

x Ingeborg.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A see-through wall hanger ...

I made this wall hanger quite some time ago for a workshop I was going to teach at the scheduled Pink Ribbon Event in October 2011. Since the event has been cancelled, I thought I'd show you the pictures now:

I made it using a few transparencies and lovely papers from Cosmo Cricket. Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 11, 2011

One of my layouts has been published in a book :-) ...

It has been more than a year since I mailed my layout to the US, but last week I finally received my original layout back with a copy of the book 'The big book of scrapbook pages'. You can buy your own copy HERE. My layout can be found on page 169:

This is the original layout:
Here are the instructions on how I made this layout (double click on the picture to see it larger):
Siebe and Emma think it is pretty cool they are featured in this book :-) ....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy birthday Rick & Tom !

Today is the 16th of June, 2011; the day my two 'baby boys' a.k.a. Rick Dijkstra and Tom Dijkstra will turn 12 years old. Wow, where has the time gone? Boys, I love you two more than you know. Love, mum.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Two of my layouts and my sketch have been published ...

This week I received a copy of a Scrapbook Magazine from the UK with two of my layouts and my sketch in it. It was my first ever paid scrapbooking job and I can tell you it is wonderful to see your own work in print and to get paid for it too. This is the page of the magazine:

This is the sketch I made. The editor of the magazine has simplified the sketch a bit as you can see on the page above.

This is a layout I made based on the original sketch:

This is a layout I made after I turned the sketch:

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Scrappassion Challenge + Tutorial

As you might have noticed we haven't received many entries for Scrappassion last month. It seems that the interest to participate in the Scrappassion blogs isn't there anymore. Combine the lack of interest with some personal things Ria - the founder of the blogs - is dealing with and we can only come to one conclusion: Scrappassion will end on June 30, 2011.

Like Ria, I would like to thank the Design Team, the Guest Designers and the wonderful ladies that have participated in the last six months for your commitment to the blog (click HERE to go to the International Blog and CLICK HERE to go to the Dutch blog). We do have a final challenge for this month:

Take the advertisement shown below as inspiration for your layout.

You can choose to be inspired by certain colours, the design with the 8 rectangles, shapes like the swirls and butterflies, pictures of angels, coke bottles, whatever really. You can also choose to get inspiration of one of the eight pictures, the words (like Love, Play etc.) This challenge really has no limits!

Once you have made your layout, please send an email to Ria before the 30th of June.

This is the layout that I made. I based it on the colours of the first and third picture. I also used these pictures to look at the design and used lots of swirls.

This month I wanted to create a so called 'hybrid layout', which is a layout with combined traditional (paper) and digital scrapbooking elements. The digital elements are 'freebies' I downloaded in 2008 (yes, three years ago)! They are designed by 'The Ettes' and you can find their blog HERE.

Since I just cannot use Photoshop well, I decided to go back to my all time favourite : Microsoft Publisher. I first added a picture of Emma and placed that in the middle of my document. I added a title across the photo. I used shadow to make the letters stand out more. I added some swirls. I 'picked'some colours from the swirls and changed my font colours to make it match. Then I printed the whole sheet, which looked like this:

I carefully cut around the swirls and letters to make it look like this:

I printed another sheet with swirls, which I wanted to use to further embellish my layout:

Here is a picture of what the printed and cut swirls look like:

Using dark green cardstock as a background, I added two shades of orange and some white to create a colourful page:
I adhered the photo and swirls:

Using three different punches, I punched butterflies and flowers:

I added my punched shapes to my layout, added some more pearls and done!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New month = new challenge at Scrappassion

It is May 1st and therefore we have a new challenge for you! This month we have chosen a challenge where you need to get your sowing gear out of the cupboard. The challenge for Scrappassion International in May is to ...

create a layout using at least one handmade
embellishment based on the tutorial below.

Obviously you can substitute the felt for other fabric too, but felt is just so easy to work with! Please click on the picture to see it larger ...

Here are the instructions on how to make these flowers:
  1. Cut a circle out of felt. Mark the middle and three spots.
  2. Stitch from the middle to the three marked dots and gather the felt. Make a knot each time you gather the felt to secure it.
  3. Cut a pentagon. I didn't measure it exactly; I just randomly cut a shape with five sides. Mark the middle and five dots ( a dot in the middle of each side).
  4. Stitch from the middle of your shape to each dot again.
  5. Stitch on each side and gather.
  6. Put the two shapes together.
  7. Finish of with a button. Done!
This is the layout I made for this month:
Happy scrapping girls! Click HERE to participate in this challenge if you're from the Netherlands or Belgium. Click HERE if you are from any other country ;-) ...

Friday, April 1, 2011

New challenge at Scrappassion!

It is April 1! This means there is a new challenge at Scrappassion. We have had only 6 international participants last month, so we hope to see more this month.

Click HERE if you are from the Netherlands or Belgium and please click HERE if you are from another country.

What is the challenge for April?

  • Make a mini album with AT LEAST 5 pages !!
  • Send your submission to Ria before April 30th, 2011.
  • Please make sure you make a collage of the pictures of your album [this is the only way for your submission to be posted, it is too much work for Ria to make all the collages herself]
  • make sure you have put in your name and family name in the name of your picture file when you sent your collage.
This is the mini album I made:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A magazine article about my layouts and me ...

Click on the pictures to see them large enough to read ;-) ...

This morning I received a copy of a scrapbooking magazine from the UK which has an article about a few of my layouts and some information about me in it. Kind of cool to see your own work in print, hey?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New month = new challenge at Scrappassion!

This month's challenge at Scrappassion is to make a layout in monochromatic colours with at least four pictures on it! Since my favourite colour is pink, I decided to go for all shorts of shades of pink!

Click HERE to see the layout that the ladies of the Scrappassion Challenge Blog International have made to inspire you!

If you are from the Netherlands or Belgium, please click HERE to see the layouts of our Dutch-speaking Design Team of the Scrappassion Challenge Blog! We'd love to see many gorgeous entries this month! Happy scrapping!

And since we're talking pink, let me remind you of the Pink Ribbon Event we are organizing on October 2, 2011! Click HERE (sorry Dutch-speaking ladies only) to read all about it; we'd love you to join us! What could be better than scrapping whilst raising money for a great cause?

Ingeborg x.