Monday, 28 November 2011

I ♥ PCS/Inkido!!

A few weeks ago Lisse-Lotte sent me a whole box of new PCS & Inkido Christmas papers, stamps, flowers and ribbons. I absolutely love the new Christmas lines and have great difficulty to make the first cut in the new papers ... Last week I did it anyway and made this layout:

A page about my dear hubby with his mum. I'm probably not allowed to tell you, but he's a real mummy's boy (which is very sweet I think). The title is Indonesian and means "my mother".
Here're some close-ups of all the fabulous PCS/Inkido products.


Materials used for this line: pp Christmas Wishes and Light a Candle and a little bit of Autumn Friendship (leaves), ribbon, charms, rhinestones, flowers and a stamp (don't you just LOVE the stamp?)

The Christmas trees are made with a Martha Stewart punch and the lantern with the Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Lamp Post die.

If you want to see more creations visit PCS' facebook page HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving me a comment!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Epiphany Crafts & Momenta make a great pair!

This week Epiphany Crafts teamed up with Momenta and some of the designers got a whole package full of Momenta products ... and of those designers was ... ME!!

I got a whole bunch of stickers and this diecut pad:

This is the layout I created for Epiphany Crafts' blog:

Patrick and Manon in the M&M store in New York (right across the street from our hotel) ... Manon suggests that I buy her this shirt ... bit big okay, but no, she's got more shirts than I have!! 

I used lots of round 14 shapes and a few round 25.
Except for paper Momenta sent me also a lot of adhesives! and my favorite adhesives at that!! Especially the "My Stik", I never want another adhesive!

Materials used:
Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 14
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Bubble Caps
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 25
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Bubble Caps

Other Supplies:
Momenta Diecut Pad Collection
Momenta Sticker Kits
Bazzill Basics cardstock
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Momenta 3D Foam Squares
Momenta "My Stik" adhesive
Martha Stewart journaling pen
Martha Stewart Score Board
If you want to have a look at what the other designers did with their Momenta products or of course with the Epiphany Crafts tools, have a look at the EC blog HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Doodlebug Classic layout

For this week I was asked to create a layout with the Doodlebug Classic collection. At first when I saw this collection I thought of weddings photos (the b/w you see), but then I thought no, I'll use a constrasting color instead and this is what I did:

I just love all the embellies that are available in every possible color!!! If you want to see what the other designers made have a look HERE!

Supply List: Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Classic Collection; Cardstock Borders: Doodlebug Classic Fancy Frills; Cardstock Sticker: Doodlebug Doodle-pop "Lily"; Twine: Doodlebug Doodle Twine (Primary Assortment); Brads: Doodlebug Boutique Brads (Limeade Assortment) & Mini Brads; Alpha Stickers: Simply Sweet (Limeade) & Candy Shoppe (Beetle Black & Lily White).

Then I got the new scrapbooking magazine from the UK and .... my "Dance" layout is in it!! Wohoo!

This has been such a busy month with Manon's and my birthdays. Manon turned 15 last week and I turned ... NOOOOO, I'm not gonna tell you!! LOL! Here's a pic of my 3 kids and my sister's 3 kids as well, taken on Manon's bday. They get on so well together!

The weekend before our bdays I spent a long weekend in a cabin in the "woods" with 3 of my scrappy friends .. we had so much fun! We scrapped, shopped, watched a lot of episodes of Grey's Anatomy, knitted shawls and had loads of fun!!

And last but not least we watched Sinterklaas arriving in Delft!

That's it for now! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

The Sampler November Sketch!

As yall know I love a good sketch and as far as I'm concerned Holly did a very good job!

This is the sketch she made for us:

and here's my take on it, using the November kit (if you look closely you'll see all 3 of my kids and my hubby in this pic):

Both the kit and the sketch have endless possibilities! Have a look HERE for more details on the kit and HERE if you want to see more layouts made with the november kit.

And if you feel like trying this sketch too then please post your take on the sketch in The Sampler's Flickr group in order to be entered to win a COMPLETE KIT FROM THE SAMPLER! **ONLY submissions entered through the Flickr group will be eligible to win**

Entries will be accepted through December 20th, 2011! Good Luck! 

The red epoxy heart is made with papers from the kit, the Shape Studio Tool Heart 25 and the heart 25 epoxys. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Sketch time at the Dutch Dares!!

Petra is a queen at creating sketches, I don't know how she does it but they always work!! Yesterday it was sketch time at the Dutch Dares and this is the sketch Petra created:

And here's my take on it, created with the fabulous November kit from The Sampler!!
(click on the link to see the contents of the kit and the details in case you want to order it too!)

and a few details:

Photos were taken during our cruise in May '11.

If you like the sketch and would love to give it a try don't forget to link it to yesterday's blogpost at the Dutch Dares blog and who knows .... maybe you'll be our next guest designer OR the winner of the RAK!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Fall in Brugge!!

For our Doodlebug assignment this week Jing-Jing, Kandis and I got this PageMaps sketch to work with:

And this is my take on it:

In the beginning of October one of my bff's and I stayed in Brugge (Belgium) for 3 days. We had such a fabulous time! Brugge is such a fun, quaint & colorful city with so many little shops that 3 days weren't enough to see them all! This page is about a few of those shops! Doodlebug's colorful papers were just perfect for my equally colorful photos!!

Materials I used: Supply List: Cardstock: Doodlebug La-di-dot Cardstock; Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Monster Mania, Petite Prints & Colorwheel; Border: Doodlebug Paper Frills (ladybug); Alpha Stickers: Doodlebug Candy Shoppe & Shin-Dig; Cardstock Stickers: Doodlepops (Butterfly & Maple) and Colorwheel stickersJournaling Cards: Doodlebug Colorwheel & Ladybug Garden; Twine: Doodle Twine (ladybug); Buttons: Doodlebug Boutique Buttons (ladybug assortment)

If you want to see what Jing-Jing and Kandis did with this sketch hop over to Doodlebug's blog!!

The Sampler November Kit & a Give-Away

The Sampler's November Kit (Seasonal Sweets) and all its yumminess is on display over at ScrapbookingSuppliesRus! AND there is a HUGE giveaway over on The Sampler's Blog!

and here's a sneak of one of the layouts I created with it!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Let it Snow!!

.. well no, not yet please! but creating a layout about the snow was super fun!!

Last week I received a box full of Christmas goodies from PCS/Inkido and I just had to create a layout about Christmas and the snow!!!!

Here's what I made: a page about Manon and her niece Julia playing in the snow after having had brunch at their grandfather's/my stepdad =) (December 2010).

I used the new Inkido Christmas lines: "Forever Christmas" (Christmas News) and "Forever Santa" (Merry Music, Seasons Greetings, Christmas Starts and Christmas Greetings)!! Love these lines!!

Some close-ups:

Don't you just love that Christmas is approaching??? I love these last two months of the year; in November celebrating Sint Maarten, Manon's and my birthdays, the arrival of Sinterklaas and then in December December 5th, Christmas and Mats' birthday and hopefully snow and ice(skating)!!!

For more PCS/Inkido projects please visit our FB page or the Inkido blog!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

My Sailor?

Last week I received 3 kits at once from The Sampler: the September, October and November kit!! And because all three are equally fabulous I decided to start with the September kit....

Here's my "Sailor?" layout, a page about Mats (then age 4) dressed like a .... Sailor?? Beggar?? Whatever he is, he looks cute (but that's his mum talking!)

Love especially the MME stamps and the butterflies in the kit!!

If you've forgotten what the kit looks like, here it is:

For more details visit the Scrapbooking Supplies R Us/Sampler site!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

3 Epiphany Crafts layouts!!!

Hi everyone! Are you enjoying your weekend as much as I am?? I just love the sunny, warm Fall weather we're having!! Planning to make some Fall pics this afternoon!!

As for scrapping .. I scrapped a lot last month but haven't been able to show you. BUT as this week 3 (!) of my layouts were shown on the Epiphany Crafts' blog I'm finally allowed to show them here too!!

First of all a Fall layout using the "round 14" shapes from Epiphany Crafts and my fabulous Doodlebug products, the Monster Mania line (don't you just love the owl???) with of course lots of stitching:

A page about our stroll in Central Park in NY two weeks ago .... wish we were still there, sigh!

Secondly a Bella Blvd (Midterm) layout also using the round 14 shapes from Epiphany Crafts:

showing Timothy with his new school books at the start of his new school term.

And last but not least a Crate Paper layout about my kids also using the round 14 shapes but also the hearts 14 shapes from Epiphany Crafts.

Love all the chipboard shapes from Crate!

This is it!! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!