Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy ?

Although I'm headed into the new year with a bit of bad news I'm trying to be positive, trying is the key word here ;)

I want to wish all my family & friends, new & old, blog, internet & realtime a great new year. Full of creative mojo, love, happiness and lot's of warmth in your lives. May all your wishes for 2008 come true !

ps. the bad news is that the doctor told me today she does not like the sound of my knee (knacking sound) and I need to go to an orthopedic surgeon soon ... Great as if my hormones weren't raging enough around xmas and new year....
You see I get really emotional and melancholic at the end of year ....

Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy Birthday to Flo

You are 35 years old.
You are 420 months old.
You are 1,826 weeks old.
You are 12,783 days old.
You are 306,799 hours old.
You are 18,407,950 minutes old.
You are 1,104,477,032 seconds old.

You were born on a Thursday
under the astrological sign Capricorn.
Your Life path number is 5.

Your fortune cookie reads:
Ideas are like children; there are none so wonderful as your own.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/15/1972 and ending 2/2/1973.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Rat.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Goose; your plant is Bramble.

Top songs of 1972
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan
American Pie by Don McLean Without You by Nilsson
I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash A Horse with No Name by America
Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis Me and Mrs. Jones by BillyPaul
The Candy Man by Sammy Davis, Jr. Lean On Me by Bill Withers

Your lucky day is Saturday.
Your lucky number is 8.
Your ruling planet(s) is Saturn & Uranus.
Your lucky dates are 8th, 17th, 26th.
Your opposition sign is Cancer.
Your opposition number(s) is 2 & 7.

Today is not one of your lucky days! (oops ....)

Your birthstone is Blue Zircon

The Mystical properties of Blue Zircon

Zircon helps one be more at peace with oneself.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)

Blue Topaz, Ruby, Lapis Lazuli

Your birth tree is Apple Tree,
the Love Of slight build, lots of charm, appeal and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

From us to you

This is the xmas card that we sent out this year (pic made by the wonderful Flo) but not all have arrived yet as we've been pretty late sending them out.....

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

DD #29

Thanks everyone for their concern about my knee. It's still a bit stiff and awkward but getting better every day. Driving the car is no option yet and I won't be jogging anyday soon though .... I've been a bit stressed about getting the christmas cards and because I was in such a hurry I totally forgot to add a personal message and didn't realize till I had posted them ... pffff ... please don't take it personal anyone ! I really wanted to make my own this year as I do every year but I was running out of time and really needed to mail them.

Michael had to have a short stay in the hospital yesterday, 2 baby moulders had to be removed (due to repeated abces) under a short anesthetic and it went really well.

The new Dutch Dare is online and I have been wanting to make a lo with this picture for the longest time but never got around to it. And with our dare I just had to use it, and it's working out really nice. I still have to add the journaling somewhere/somehow so if you have any suggestions please let me know, I just couldn't figure it out anymore yesterday, unfortunately I always make the dares on a tightdeadline. Oh and I love what the other girls made ! Here's a sneak peak, check out the rest of my LO & the other girls here.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Crafty not necessarily Scrappy

I've been sharing lot's of inspirational links with friends over the last week (sitting on a couch gives you some more time than usual being immobile and all ...) and I thought I'd share one or two with you, enjoy !

Have to make these when we've finished all our rebuilding at home Snowmen

This link gave Elwira a new obsession for bags (the bags are cute and I like her paintings too) Dutch Colours

And for fun ideas to make with the kids (for those of us that have them):
Het lieveheersbeestje (check out the eggbox flowers)

Her interior decorating inspires me to get my house back into shape in 2008 after a hybernation mode of about 10 years .... My everyday things

Enjoy !

btw We're watching the movie Elf right now this is such a fun movie, too bad I haven't got a dutch version for the kids, going to look into that !

Friday, December 14, 2007

Music that makes me happy

I like everything about this song, the video (how many celebs can you spot ?) and the lyrics are just too funny. Check out the video on sidebar and the lyrics below, promises to be good for a laugh ! And speaking of music and funny, check out DH's blog !

I'm through with standing in line
To clubs we'll never get inIt's like the bottom of the ninth
And I'm never gonna win
This life hasn't turned out
Quite the way I want it to be

(Tell me what you want)

I want a brand new house
On an episode of Cribs
And a bathroom I can play baseball in
And a king size tub big enough For ten plus me

(So what you need?)

I'll need a credit card that's got no limit
And a big black jet with a bedroom in it
Gonna join the mile high club
At thirty-seven thousand feet

(Been there, done that)

I want a new tour bus full of old guitars
My own star on Hollywood Boulevard
Somewhere between Cher and James Dean is fine for me

(So how you gonna do it?)

I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair and change my name


'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat

And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
With her bleach blond hair

Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

I wanna be great like Elvis without the tassels
Hire eight body guards that love to beat up assholes
Sign a couple autographsSo I can eat my meals for free

(I'll have the quesadilla, uh huh)

I'm gonna dress my ass
With the latest fashion
Get a front door key to the Playboy mansion
Gonna date a centerfold that loves toBlow my money for me

(So how you gonna do it?)

I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair and change my name


And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary and today's who's who
They'll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody's got a drug dealer on speed dial

Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

I'm gonna sing those songs
That offend the censors
Gonna pop my pills from a pez dispenser
I'll get washed-up singers writing all my songs
Lip sync em every night so I don't get 'em wrong


And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary and today's who's who
They'll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody's got a drug dealer on speed dial

Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

You're either a scrapbook maniac or not :)

You either photograph everything or not :)

Can you spot the difference (sorry for the scar overdose ....)

Monday, December 10, 2007

I had a little accident

I was riding my bicycle home (and another one that was still at my work so me and 2 bikes) and whilst on the path a car swirled out of a driveway and instead of going directly accross the path onto the road he thought he'd cut off a bit and drove towards me over the bike path. He saw me quite late and got the shock of a lifetime and since we both couldn't change directions quick enough we collided a bit ...... But that bit was enough to make me fall to the ground (thank god against his car and not under) and hit my knee on the pavement. So here I am, on the couch feeling a bit sorry for myself as I'm in pain with a BIG & sore knee (blue, scraped & bloody oh and did I mention pain ?) ...

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Some pics

I haven't been sharing a lot of photo's lately so I thought I'd share some of my favorites from the last month and this month;

School trip with Michael:

A fun t-shirt we bought for Colin a while back and since he's growing out of it we had to make some pics, this one says it all really :

Sinterklaas Part I (a visit from Sint and Pieten):

Sinterklaas Part II (school and some small gifts left over from the day before):

And finally some pics taken on the Alliance weekend by the fab Bonnette:

and the crazy but fab too Corinne :

So many pic's to scrap so little time :D

Thursday, December 06, 2007

you may have noticed

I've been a bit busy ....

We've anounced a super sale in the webshop last weekend and with Sinterklaas (this year we rented a sinterklaas with pieten together with my friend Martine and it was so cool) and all the orders I've been swamped. I will show some pics this weekend, just have to work on them as it's really hard to take a decent pic inside with kids jumping up and down, running around and opening prezzies ... pfff how does anybody get a decent few around sinterklaas or xmas ???

I received a nice gift from sinterklaas yesterday, I was so inspired by Ali (ok who isn't LOL) with this project and thought it would be nice to have a dutch version for the boys. After a little googling I found a translation, but even better I then found this: a book with the dutch and english version how cool is that ? I won't be able to make the rolodex this year but will enjoy the preparations for next year.

This year I will just make some styropor xmas trees with paper (I love the traditional Daisy D's xmas paper), buttons and maybe felt or fabric.

Unfortunately Angelique (with a heavy heart) has handed in her resignation as she needs some more time to scrap just for fun. I'm so gratefull she was part of the team from the beginning and stuck by me this year eventhough it was busy, she truly is my BFF and very dear to me.
So we've also been very busy scouting all the online galleries, blogs etc. looking for a new dt member that have a style that will complement the team and has plenty of free time on her hands ;) ...