Sunday, July 29, 2007

We're Baaaaaack !

And here is a quick post to sum up our holiday in Turkey, (I will post more about it later this week) : Relaxing, 20 min daily runs, great food, great climate, pooltime, ear infections, friendly people, great jeans, great choice of hotel, sleep deprivation, ear drops, games, books, hamman scrub & massage and a hospital .....

Oh and here's a quick lo I made for the Dutch Dare that was posted during our little holiday, totally loved working with these photo's from a fun park ! Check out what the rest of the girls did with our challenge : "A bow long bent at last waxes weak" ("De boog kan niet altijd gespannen zijn").

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Offline for 12 days of fun in the sun !

You Should Wear A Black Bikini

You're too sophisticated to be a typical beach bunny...But you may need a bikini to wear to a swanky pool party!

I have a black bikini LOL !

Your Toes Should Be Dark Red

Sexy and a little dangerous, you give off a totally vampy vibe.
Your flirting style: Straight forward and seductive
Your ideal guy: Powerful and a little intimidating
Stay away from: Mama's boys

Hmmmm vampy ???
Not sure if Bubbah belongs into that ideal guy categorie.
Totally agree on the mama's boys, that was my 1st boyfriend.

You Are Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
You are kind, popular, and generous.You tend to be successful at anything you try.A social butterfly, you are great at entertaining a crowd.
You are most compatible with strawberry ice cream.

Definately agree with choc chip, I loooove chocolate ....

I try to be that stuff not sure about the successful part though .... haha

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Made a few cards for some special people and I've noticed where I like to experiment while scrapbooking I play it safe making cards LOL.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Check this out

Not only have I gotten Michael crazy about scrapbooking (we are making a holiday mini album today) but he has totally rediscovered how fun photography is, we casually mentioned we shouldn't forget to bring his camera on vacation and he hasn't left it alone since..... I asked if he wanted to share his photo's on a blog like mommy and daddy and yep, he chose his own titel and template. He will be so happy when he reads all his comments (I emailed friends and family to give them a heads up on the blog LOL).

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

growing up and goodbyes

I've been a bit busy uploading all the new stuff in the shop (Cherry Arte Morocco, Basic Grey Infuse and some more stuff I had lying around but hadn't gotten around to uploading.), still purging the scrapsupplies (you can't give out RAKS if you don't know what you have and what you don't want anymore, so I'm getting closer to sending those out !).

On the subject of scrapsupplies, how do you store your different chipboards ? Would love a tip on that !

Last Friday was the last day of school for all of us. The summer holiday has officially begun, although the weather makes it feel more like an autumn holiday ;)

Michael had awesome scores on his cito toets (a competence test they do every year in elementary school) and his report card was so good, there was no doubt he was going to group 3. So goodbye to kindergarden for Michael, hello grade 1 !He's growing up fast and is fighting for his position in this household as a bigger & older boy. We are trying to give him this, he gets to stay up later (actually this is usually only 15 min. longer as he needs a lot of sleep but he thinks it's way cool he get's to hang out with us in his pj's when Colin goes to bed) and we raised his bed up to the highest level (he's so into levels and points ....) and moved some furniture around so his room seems bigger now, just like him... Oh and he's totally rediscovered his camera and cannot stop taking pic's, I must say he's better at keeping it still so less blurry pic's !

Colin had his last day @ the creche today and is all ready for his holiday before he goes to kindergarden/grade 1. He's already been twice and said he wants to go to school forever, hehe that will change ;) His teacher said he had a blast, no problems and loved the part where they all sit in a circle and chat, hmmm now how come that didn't surprise us.
It was quite emotional for me this morning bringing him for the last time and I was quite stressed yesterday sorting everything out; pressies for the wonderful creche minders and the kiddies. He wanted to give the all creche minders some cakes so I bought chocolate and strawberries (which somehow he WANTED to have too as he loves telling everyone Bubbah is allergic to them) guess which one was finished off first LOL. For the kiddies we had ice cream, whipped cream and lot's of yummy stuff to decorate with. The prezzies were little wooden figures that bend (you know the kind where you push in the bottom part and they go all bendy ?) and his current fave cookies langnekken (chocolate covered sticks) in a paperbag with a fun photo and message from Colin. He had a blast and I have some great pic's to prove it, still need to be downloaded though.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Dutch Dare # 17 & new stuff

Ok some more shameless selfpromotion here, so click away if you're not curious.....

Check out our Dutch Dare # 17, was a bit of a delay with this one but well worth your wait !

Here's my sneak peak, bit clean and simple this time, if you want to see more check out the DD blog !

I also wanted to share some supercool new products, I think we are one the first to have it in the shop in the netherlands so be sure to check it out !
Basic Grey Infuse collection and .... Autumn Leaves the french twist die cut additions !!! They are awesome really believe me can't wait to play with them !

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Him & Me

I love him

He loves me

and we always will ...

It's our anniversary today 18 years (that's half my life) ago I met him in Benidorm, Spain and 5 years ago we tied the knot in Velzen, The Netherlands. We're not doing anything special today due to some circumstances beyond our control but we have a date night scheduled for tommorow !

Monday, July 02, 2007

Latin Village 2007

Had so much fun yesterday ! I was invited by my friend Martine (thanks sweetie !) to go to Latin Village for a day of fun, good music, dancing (from 15.00 till 23.00!) beautiful people and great dj's (Laidback Luke rocked the last slot @ the main stage !). We had great weather and our wellingtons (we had some cuties on) made sure the earlier rain didn't get our feet wet & muddy (typing this I'm thinking why in gods name didn't we take a pic of our feet sjeeesh....). Martine, Charmaine, Julz & Chantal thanks I had a blast !