Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I cheated a bit ....

With the fab new dutch dare given to us by the fabulous Monique Verbeek ! The dare was “How do you bring the summer in your house ?” and we were supposed to use 3 photo's and technically I did with some photoshopping ..... (sorry Monique) But hey I think it's ok sometimes to be a little obstinate every now and then haha especially if it results in a cool LO !

Here's a sneak peak ;

Check out the rest here on the dutch dares blog !

Friday, May 25, 2007

mistakes & delays

I can be quite a critical person workwise (house, job and shop) about myself and others, I set high standards (I guess it has a bit to do with my sign Virgo...) and lately I've been having a hard time living up to them and still wanting to has been a difficult thing. Because when I'm critisized I really find that hard, but it's something I do to others tooo much. Something I am working on, being a bit less c, bit more mellow more and of course to admit when you've made a mistake as even the most critical person can do this too .... Gotta remember though to be less impulsive when admiting this, there's a time and place for everything. Learning every day ;)

To everyone who left a message for a RAK plse provide me with your/their addresses as I want to start purging this weekend .... that's going to be a tough job but hey it's got to be done.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Scrapbooking stuff can you ever have enough ?

well NO haha but you can have way tooo much in boxes ......

I had ordered stuff and brought home stuff from the wholesalers that I just hadn't gotten around to upload in the shop so I've been very busy with that last week ! Can I tempt you with some new hambly rubons (stars are almost sold out) ? Or with all of the other new yummy stuff in my store.....

Now I'm off to make a lot of invoices so I've you're due one it is on it's way ;)

Tommorow I will be sharing some photo's of stuff that has been happening in our lives lately !

Saturday, May 19, 2007

hmmmm is this me ?

Oh and Beyonce was fabulous as always ;)

Friday, May 18, 2007

Happy Happy Birthday to

My sweet friend Martine ! I made this card for you and will give it to you tonight before we go to Beyonce (yay !) !

Your Birthdate: May 18

You are a cohesive force - able to bring many people together for a common cause.
You tend to excel in work situations, but you also facilitate a lot of social gatherings too.
Beyond being a good leader, you are good at inspiring others.
You also keep your powerful emotions in check - you know when to emote and when to repress.

Your strength: Emotional maturity beyond your years

Your weakness: Wearing yourself down with too many responsibilities

Your power color: Crimson red

Your power symbol: Snowflake

Your power month: September

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

DD and some fab news

The new dutch dares are online and we have again we were lucky to have a fabulous guest designer to dare us. Here's my sneak peak, made with new design paper I will be putting online tonight; Luxe and Creative Imaginations !

The fab news is that Memory Lane Scrapbooking has found some new teachers who will be working with us. We are growing so hard, wherever you live in the Netherlands there's always a MLS teacher in the area ;) Curious who they are ?

Well does the name Birgit ring a bell ? It should as we all so love her work and workshops !

And if you live in the area of Gouda you must have heard of Jiska and Monique ? You will find news about them on our website and in our newsletter pretty soon !

ps. I will share the lovely mothersdaygifts tommorow as I need to make a photo of them first and am dealing with a little sick boy @ home ....

Friday, May 11, 2007

What a cool dude

Michael @ peanutball training (softball for kids) to try out (he can try 4 times before he joins) and he loved the first time !!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

How much effort does it take to make someone smile ?

I don't do chainletters or send on funny jokes and so on (used to a lot though when I just got email) but this is a request that touched my heart ! I want to spread the news, as for us scrappers it doesn't take a big effort to make this little boy smile.
We can make a card in less than 15 min. with all the scraps we have laying around and sending it is not a lot of work .... well no work at all really considering we mail raks and scrap supplies daily ;) . So let's make a sick little boy's wish come true and give him a mountain of birthday cards and help him get a worldrecord and make him smile, no effort at all really !

You have until May 30th so plenty of time to get your card to Canada, I'm getting the boys to make one too make it a family project !

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Happy Birthday to this wonderful babe

My mom is celebrating her 56th birthday today , isn't she gorgeous ?

Even though she is (and has been) ill for a while and doesn't feel like celebrating at all this year we sung our b'days songs with instruments and all over the phone, hope you liked it sweetie !!

I've been making some things for her b'day and mothersday is in the works tooo and this is a cute little card, not quite finished but you get the idea ;)

Your Birthdate: May 9
You are a born idealist, with more pet causes than you can count.
You prefer be around others, both when working and while relaxing.
Generous and giving, you believe you can change the world one person at a time.
You're open minded and tolerant. People feel like they can tell you anything.

Your strength: Your go-with-the-flow flexibility

Your weakness: Your flair for the over dramatic

Your power color: Pine green

Your power symbol: Circle

Your power month: September

Sunday, May 06, 2007

I've moved

My scrap stuff including the shop into our old shed now converted into a scrap studio.... I will share some before & after photo's soon !

But somehow it's not fitting, and I'm amazed at how much stuff I've accumulated in the hallway & the living room ( I haven't even been to the attic yet.....) over the last 3 years .....

Conclusion of DH ... you have too much scrapstuff of you're own, get rid of it ... Just use something from the shop when you want to scrap ..... Well he's posted (March 1st) about how we have a problem about parting with our stuff so you can imagine how I've been sorting .... Thing is you see, there are a lot of things I've collected in the beginning like a lot of slide mounts, weird scrabble letters, a huge box of ribbon I rarely look in and the list goes on (no jolee's though LOL) as I see a scrapitem in everything !

So I guess some raks are in order ... You may have noticed I've added a map so I'd love to figure out who is visiting me from far far away so leave me a message stating where you're from and you could win a RAK.

And if you have someone you would like me to send a rak to (inspired by Elsie ;) ...) a beginner or someone who could use a little kindness, then leave me a message too !

And of course for all the dutchies that are visiting, let me know where you live and how you found my blog and you're in the race for a RAK.

Oh and if anyone can help me find some cute dolls like these for my scraproom (2nd hand is fine, pink is my fave color LOL but seriously see the cutie left in the back ? adorable!! ) I'll send you a superfab RAK with some shop stuff ! I found a cute santa clause one on Queensday !

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


The M&M's and I went to Amsterdam last week and played tourists.

Actually we decided to join my mother who was entertaining Gaye & Robert who were visiting from Canada.

Took the train to Amsterdam (as you can see the M&M's loved this as this is not our normal transportation). We then took a boat tour through the canals (again not something we can usually do as DH gets seasick even on the canals ....) . Gaye always takes a tour with a horse & carriage if there is one where they are visiting (because of her background in having horses with carriages back home when she was young) through the centre and that was fab (although she said it doesn't compare to one in Central Park ;) and I believe her (don't have pics of this yet) ! Then while they did a tour of a certain district to pick up some prank gifts for friends so the M&M's and I had lunch at a fastfood chain of their choice and then we visited the fair on the Dam Square where they "caught" ducks and won a prize (and wanted to do all the games available .....) and went on the giant ferris wheel (obviously not with me as you know how I am with heights ...) with Gaye as she was the only one not afraid of heights and the guys REALLY wanted to go. When we got home we had arranged a babysit for the M&M's and went out to dinner with my parents, Gaye & Robbert & Ed joined us right after his late shift.

It was a nice day, it was great to meet Robert & Gaye and look at Amsterdam with fresh eyes !

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Mirjam !

Your Birthdate: May 1

You are a natural born leader, even if those leadership talents haven't been developed yet.

You have the power and self confidence to succeed in life, and your power grows daily.

Besides power, you also have a great deal of creativity that enables you to innovate instead of fail.

You are a visionary, seeing the big picture instead of all of the trivial little details.

Your strength: Your supreme genius

Your weakness: Your inappropriate sensitivity

Your power color: Gold

Your power symbol: Star

Your power month: January