Thursday, November 30, 2006

Uhm hello anybody there ?

My dare # 2 lo "THIS" is now officially finished, I had to post a "half-finished product" for the dare as I thought that would be better than none at all. But I'm happy to report that I finished it, just one day to late. Let me know what you think !

And now for the next few evenings I will have to do all the things that have been lying around, like admin, adding products to the shop (some hambly rubons ....... lovely colored/clear buttons, christmas colored velvet ribbon & scottish ribbon with soft pastel colors coming right up !), sending of some orders.

Oh and in the daytime I will have to get my messy home back into shape ....

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Some more sharing

The new dutch dare has been posted and I love how everyone has their own interpretation of the dare. Mine isn't quite finished, I was up until 00.30 as I didn't get my eureka moment until 23.45 and then I was on a roll, unfortunately that's a little late for me. I will be finishing it of tonight !

Something else I wanted to share with you is that I received some sad news yesterday that the sister of my friend passed away after being severely ill for quite some time. She was much too young and left 2 children and a loving sister behind. We are sending lot's of love and hugs to my friend & her family and our thoughts are with them a lot !

Monday, November 27, 2006

So much to share

with you but I will spread it out over the week. Don't want to overload you with lots of fun projects, photo's etc.

So for today I want to congratulate the lovely and talented Birgit with this LO I made for her . Hope you like it, I added a little Hambly for your viewing pleasure ;-)

Saturday, November 25, 2006

All about scrapping this weekend

I have loads of scrapping to do on the evenings this weekend, make a birthday lo, make 8 pages for a cj (wel we know I can't get that done in a weekend), make a lo with one of the beautifull Hambly Screen Print overlays I got in (can't wait for the rubons to arrive hehe) and make a LO for the dare by tuesday (maybe it's best to combine the last 2) ....

Today is cleaning up day since my girls are coming tommorow for a nice lunch and lots of scrapping (let's hope I get something done that I mentioned above while they're here) !
This afternoon a big opening of the remodelled building Ed works at with 2 surprise guests so the boys (yes Ed too) will be having lots of fun.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Dutch dare blinkie

We've had a lot of response about the dutch dares, and all good but ... we've also been asked about the cute blinkie. Can you post it when you post a dare ? Well we aim to please and my DH made a blinkie especially for YOU dutch dare lover to use whenever you like and where you like.

This is the url for your downloading pleasure :

Keep playing with us, cause that's what it's all about sharing the fun !

Monday, November 20, 2006

Alliance Away

Ok maybe you've read about the scrapbook alliance away of how wonderfull it was, the bonding, the laughs, the cries, the scrapbooking, the food etc. on other blogs, but ...let me tell you the initiation was hard work ! I paid in blood, sweat and tears and I'm not only richer through experience(although I am missing Flo's pressie, I hope when I unpack more I'll find it ...) but also poorer, the fee to get in was ridiculous. Didn't know I had to pay so much, but hey all in the name of getting published right ? it was all worth it. Oh and I was so surprised when our secret guest showed up for a surprise workshop, so amazing how she inspired us to embrace our imperfection and go with the flow....

LOL just kidding hehe, so happy it was organized, Anita you rock ! and I wish I could be in the UK to give you and your sister lots of hugs right now ! Girls thanks for being patient taking my picture, next time I'll be the supermodel like you beautifull darlings ! Thanks for all the sharing, like Bonette said, we are all richer to have such great new friends.

The projects we all made were great, even the last minute ones ;-) and I was amazed about the speed of some people, as you all know I am a scrapbooking snail .... but I finished some mini albums. So thankfull that my husband is such a cool dude and has no problem staying home with the kids ... again ... again and uhm again ... so I can do what I love. He rocks too !
I am awaiting my dvd with photos (yes I packed almost everything I have but forgot a dvd/cd to burn the photo's) but it should be here tommorow with thanks to Birgit.

So I will share my fave's but here's a great group photo of FAB scrapbooking babes:

Sunday, November 19, 2006


The beautiful HAMBLY SCREEN PRINTS have arrived (7 kinds of different overlays !), check Memory Lane Scrapbooking out tommorow evening !

FRANCINE took FAB photo's of us on Friday !

ALLIANCE away was awesome !

More tommorow ....... as I'm soooooooooooo tired ................

Friday, November 17, 2006

Scrapbook Alliance

I have been looking forward to this weekend for some time .....

I have been asked to join a great group of scrapping babes for a weekend away. We will be eating, scrapping, laughing, getting to know each other and scrapping some more. For me the focus will be on finishing boxes full of unfinished projects and that will be so great because then I will have time to work on all those ideas that have been brewing for some time.

Now most of the girls have prepared for the weekend and have packed accordingly, but me for those of you who know me well know I hate to go away (daytrip, holiday or any other activity outside of my house) and not have the necessities with me .... So this is what happens (and I didn't even add my suitcase in the picture ...) .....

But hey thank god we have a big car (peugeot 307 SW) so I can bring everything I like (and even pick up a girl or 2 on the way (hehe Corinne & Flo you have been warned) oh but I'm leaving our cat Dash @ home .....LOL.

CU after the weekend !

ps. Thanks so much everyone for being so enthousiastic about the dutch dares blog, it makes all the hard work worth while and we hope that it doesn't end there and that you all join in the fun .....

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Out of the closet

To satisfy all the curious blog palls I have out there, we're out of the closet..... come on out and play !

Monday, November 13, 2006

Are you the curious type of scrapper?

Just when we thought we had it all here in the Netherlands…. Flower fields,
waterways, tulips, clogs, bicycles, canals, cows, windmills, cheese, more tulips and a rapidly growing number of scrappers... We realized there was only one thing missing.....

Wanna find out what it is and satisfy your curiosity? Be on the lookout for a post here on Wednesday!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Dutch Halloween ?!

We have our own kinda halloween thing over here and it's called St. Martin ..... No spooky things though but this day is celebrated in the evening of November 11. Children go by the doors with paper lanterns and candles, and sing songs about St. Martin and about their lantern in return for a treat, very similar to the American tradition of Halloween. The boys made cute lanterns @ school & the creche, we practiced the songs so they were all ready !

Since it was quite cold last year I really bundled the boys up for their walk, Colin was so excited as this year he knew what was happenning. Last year it was all new to him but he went along with it because he loves to sing..... It was quite windy (storm even) but at least they weren't going to be cold !

Ed always goes out with the boys,this year we went with some new neighbours, and they had loads of fun. I stay at home to give candy to the kids that come by our door (and I love it !). They started out at 18.15 and stayed out for an hour at least ! This is what they came back with

I warmed them up with some tea, they ate a few treats and after brushing their teeth extra good they went to bed @ 19.30 (wow it's really late mommy, it's so dark .... haha)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Happy Birthday to .....

the lovely and talented Corinne Delis and especially for her I created my first freestyle lo..... so whatcha think ?

Have a great day C and I hope you get spoiled a little more. BTW I have to tell you a little secret, from the first time we "met" you reminded me of someone but I haven't told you this yet. Hope you think it's a compliment but you remind me of this actress (Stockard Channing).

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Secret project

Something is bubbling @ Memory Lane Scrapbooking…. The design team has thought up something fun and it’s taking more shape everyday. We’ve started it up and it will be launched next week so for now it is our little secret project … for now… but not for long….

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Welcome to the world

Little Liam Conner Anderson

My favourite niece Patricia gave birth in the UK on November 1st to a small healthy boy ! So happy to hear (and see) they are both doing very well !

Thursday, November 02, 2006

TOOT for my dt member

Mandy; she won an organized scrap room through a contest that a dutch magazine called SCRAP! had organized. How awesome is that .... ??? Plus you can find her in the latest Creatief met Foto's (another dutch mag) with a cute mini album about cats. So happy for her (and a little jealous since my scrap studio is still nowhere near finished :-( but hey I will have to go over to hers I guess LOL)