Sunday, July 30, 2006

Just received

Elsie's Book. I love it! The challenges in it are really fun.
Unfortunately not all the LO's in the book are hers which is a pity because I love her funny/happy/colourful style!
You get 3 free Elsie fonts with this book, which are really cool too!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

"Me" Art Journal

Tadaa! May I present the cover of my "ME" Art Journal. What we always say here in Holland is: Applause for yourself! Haha!
I just love the colourcombination (although on the picture it looks pink, but it is really more on the red side....).
Materials I used for this project Basic Grey Urban Couture, Rouge de Garance (I love it!) diecuts and Scenic Route paper.

As soon as the first page of the journal is ready I will show it here.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Art Journal - Me Book Challenge

Blogger won't let me upload my photo of the cover of my art journal...boehoe.!!!!
I will try to post it in my 2 peas gallery so please have a look there

Paper Napkins - Freestyle Kitchen Sink

My Mother in Law always (yes always, as in everytime she visits us or we visit her)gives me and my sister in law paper napkins as a present. In my kitchen I now have more than 12 !!!! different(sometimes) awful)styles. We started to make fun of her habit by giving her paper napkins as well, for her birthday, for Christmas etcetera... I think she finally got the message, because it has been a year now since I received my last pack of napkins.....

So for this LO I only used napkins as patterned paper, it turned out quite ok I think

Beautiful Bed - How Much Is Too Much #7

Although this is by far the most colourful LO I have ever made, I did not add enough for the challenge.
I used only 3 or 4 pieces of each type of patterned paper instead of 5....
Don't think it will be better if I keep on adding things.
I also screwed up the journaling, which doesn't fit... It says that I am instantly happy as soon as I enter my bedroom and this flowery bedcover is on my bed.
It looks great doesn't it?

It is Good to be Me - Effer Dare #37

Click here to see what this challenge was about.
I just loved this challenge and I love this picture of me. I think that this is what I look like if I am feeling completely happy & relaxed!
My husband took it last week on a bycicle tour we were making.

The title "It is Good to be Me" is a quote from Austin Powers
and the journaling reads:
I am kind,sweet, beautiful, strong, smart, loving, funny, caring & good humoured.

It is kind of difficult to put in words what you think is good about yourself.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Freestyle Challenge Fibers


















For this challenge I used the fabric from my weddingdress and the lace and tulle from my bridal bouquet! I only spend 80 euro (90 dollars) on the fabric for the dress; I already spend 650 euro on the shoes (they're Dolce & Gabbana)!
On the LO you see me and my husband and "Barbie" & "Ken"; I did not want the traditional weddingcouple on my weddingcake so we bought these dolls and dressed them the same us.


Patterned Paper Challenge #1


















My husband sleeps everywhere. He is more or less like a child; if he is tired his eyes just close and he falls asleep; doesn't matter where he is.. I have a lot of pictures from him sleeping

Me Book Challenge #4













This one was kind of hard for me.
I could have asked my mother all the questions I wanted but I would have to wait 3 months to get the answers....
So I decided to ask my father the things I always wanted to know but was afraid to ask.... I am not afraid anymore, he died a year ago;
My questions:
-Why did you start drinking?
-How can a father ignore his child for 13 years?
-Did you ever make plans to stop drinking and change your life for the better?
-Why did you hurt my mother?
-What are you ashamed of?
-Did you ever realize what effect your behavior had on me?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Monday, July 17, 2006

How Much is too Much # 5 ... eyelets



How much is too Much??? well.... this LO certainly is not too much.....
I used only 21 eyelets and not even in the journaling..... hmmm This challenge just wasn't it for me, but I like the result anyway, because this is one of the very few " good" pictures I have from my mom in the last 15 years. She does not really like being photographed....

Me Blog Challenge # 3

Challenge #3:
scraplift the backcover of the Me Book

My Cats from left to right:
Tinus; Loepie; Bokkie & Nutella.

Without them my life would not be complete.

The 2 in Black & White are unfortunately no longer with me but I will never forget them
Every cat has its own special character.
I just cannot imagine a life without cats!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

21 CHALLENGE DAY 20

I'm slow......but I don't mind

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

21 CHALLENGE DAY 19

Effer Dare 34

Yep... I'm a bit slow.... discovered these dares just a few days ago and I really liked this one. Since 1 of my ink cartridges was empty I could not print the journaling, so this LO is a combined with digital elements.
Journaling is in Dutch so here is my list:
Seahorses / Cars / Champagne / "Sex in the City" / Books / Spain / Jokes / Shoes / Cats /Snorkeling

Thursday, July 06, 2006

21 CHALLENGE Day 11-12

Since November 6, 2005; the day on which I quit smoking after 15 years, my holiday in Spain was a new challenge:
EVERYBODY is smoking in Spain; a box of cigarettes is more than 2 euro cheaper than in Holland and I associate this place (Playa d'Aro) where I go on Holiday so much with smoking; I started smoking just before I came there for the 1st time. There is this Spanish Cigarette brand called Ducados which smells really good. I already smelt it just after leaving the aircraft on Barcelona Airport.
When I read this quote and I thought it was perfect for what I was feeling during this struggle NOT to smoke during my holiday. And I "survived"; did not smoke during 1,5 week.
TODAY exactly I have not been smoking for 8 months already!

Have to keep on going to the gym on a regular basis now; no more excuses for damaging my health.