Friday, February 29, 2008

Snowed Under

It's hard to get everything done in a holiday and now on friday, the last vacation day I officially feel like I'm snowed under ... Time is getting the better of me, (I feel a lot of selfpity about everything) on all fronts and I really am in no mood for anything but bravely (is that a word ???) plowing through.

I had to make a post for my friend Wendy though, it's pretty special as it's her birthday today and she can't say that every year ;)

HAPPY Birthday Sweet friend of mine (I hate you for going to CKU without me but love you enough to be happy for you LOL), here's some fun info about you !

You were born on a Tuesday under the astrological sign Pisces.
Your Life path number is 5.
Your fortune cookie reads: Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. H.L. Mencken

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 Wolf; your plant is Plantain.

As of 2/29/2008 9:02:03 AM EST
You are 36 years old.
You are 432 months old.
You are 1,878 weeks old.
You are 13,149 days old.
You are 315,585 hours old.
You are 18,935,102 minutes old.
You are 1,136,106,123 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Jeff 'Ja Rule' Atkins (1976)
Antonio Sabato, Jr. (1972)
Gretchen Christopher (1940)
Jack Lousma (1936)
Dinah Shore (1916)
Jimmy Dorsey (1904)
William Wellman (1896)
Herman Hollerith (1860)

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 age is the equivalent of a dog that is 5.14637964774951 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)
Your lucky day is Thursday.
Your lucky number is 3 & 7.
Your ruling planet(s) is Jupiter & Neptune.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Virgo. => hey that's me ;)

Your birthstone is Amethyst
The Mystical properties of Amethyst
Amethyst is used to increase spiritually

Your birth tree is Pine Tree, the Particularity
Loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life comfortable, very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in love but its passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, many disappointments till it finds its ideal, trustworthy, practical.

Have a great day !

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A post of all sorts

So it's been a week since my last confession, oops I meant post.

But seriously the past week was no fun, i still have a lot of toothaches/headaches and after having drugs (the cool stuff) for the last month I've had enough and am scheduled in to have the filling redone tommorow evening. If that doesn't do the trick I will have more extreme measures taken (said in my bravest tone as I am a bit scared of the dentist and i have a low threshold for pain ....)!
Best news the past week was that Michael got his final ribbon so he's off to get his first swimming diploma next month phew ... and the thought that this week would be a schoolvacation.

I've also had a touch of the flu and been busy getting everything oranized at home, the webshop, and I took a workshop from Tim Holtz on friday and went to the demo days of one of my suppliers Kars on sunday with some fun chicks so those are the excuses for not blogging. Everyone's blogs are suffering even Michael's and Colin's (whom we made a blog since he has a vtech kiddie camera that he saved for all by himself, but haven't posted for him yet ...) so it's time to get up to spead.

Tim Holtz really rocks, he not only designs fab products and makes fab things with them he also is a great teacher and gives lot's of tips and tricks (and that's what I like) so I really learned a lot during the workshop. And the kars demo day was fun saw so many people I knew either demonstrating or buying, some I didn't even recognize at first (sorry Moniqui ;) ) or knew only by name (Brigitte vdL.) and had fun chatting to.

On our last dt gettogether I showed the girls a technique and we decided to post it on the blog for our monthly technique share. I strongly believe it's more fun to show what an effect the technique has on a layout or project so I made this lo sundaynight to go with the post. While I was making it this title and journaling seemed apropriate and I couldn't get it out of my head (don't ask LOL ...) I might even do some hidden journaling to make it a bit therapeutic too ;) If you want to learn about the phototinting technique, hop on over to the MLS designteam blog !

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tagged twice

I was tagged by Corinne and Lucie S. so I'm spilling the beans :

Tag # 1.

My favorite sites:
omg I have too many to mention but since this is about sites rather than blogs it narrows it down a bit phew ....

Bloglines is a big fave at the moment bcause it saves me time, SIS TV is lots of fun but I rarely have time for it.

Challenge Faves:
Dutch Dares of course: and I must say I like OLW but don't have the time to do them

Guilty Pleasures:
I looooooooooooove anything with Chocolate and creams for any purpose you can imagine ....

Babysitting fave:
My parents (they win hands down) always there for us day or night to babysit (thx mom :D)

Creative Fave:
Oh no this is very tricky .... uhm ...

Scrapwise : Corinne as she creates with such ease, Revlie because I love her journaling, Birgit cause I love her style and Jo-Anne for her vintage style ...

Writer : Francine (she's the mom I want to be, hmmmm and the photographer too ) and Bubbah for his view on scrapping

Interiors : Elly (love the vintage & love the little seasonal things)

Clothing fave:
I love H&M for the basics, O'Blue bcause of the colors (they sell this @ ladies sting) and anything else I can afford LOL

Tag # 2.

4 Jobs (I'll choose my faves):
- A&R assistant @ Mecado
- GM assistant @ Wieden & Kennedy
- weekendjob @ Steps (clothingstore)
- currently owning my own scrapbookstore

4 Movies:
- Blues Brothers
- Grease
- The Breakfast Club
- Remember the Titans

4 Places I've been :
- Canada
- America
- Greece
- Turkey

4 Places I've lived :
- Vancouver & Richmond, Canada
- Newcastle Upon Tyne & Bill Key, UK
- Deurne & Antwerpen, Belgium
- France would have been nice for my language skills but the other places are in Holland ....

4 TV-programs I watch (I watch way more than this, trust me....) :
- CSI (all versions)
- Medium
- Ghost Whisperer
- Extreme Home Makeover (gotta love Ty ...)

4 Radiostations (it's supposed to be shows but I don't have any fave radioshows) :
- Slam FM
- Juize FM
- Arrow Jazz
- Radio Veronica

4 x Fave foods:
- taco's
- souflaki
- lasagna
- anything chocolate

4 Places I'd rather be :
- on a tropical beach
- on a tropical beach
- Disneyland
- on a tropical beach

4 People to pass this one of the 2 on to (you get to chose which one you like better LOL):

Monique B. (to get her back into the blogging swing of things)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I don't do sketches

Well not a lot, I find them difficult to make. Actually I have that with sewing patterns too that's why I don't sew .... But anyhoooo we had a design team day saturday (lot's of food and scraptalk) and unfortunately only the new gals made it but we had fun playing with the new sketch (posted yesterday, you can find what the rest of the girls made here) and I decided to join in and use some fab photo's and new K&Co Wild Saffron on it. Not happy really with how the title is done but somehow I couldn't find something to suit it, this'll have to do till I figure it out.

I'll show some pic's from Michael's bday totally forgot to share that experience :D

Friday, February 08, 2008

Another Birthday and something to think about in one post !

This young goddess :

Kirsty (for those who don't know here btw this is my fave pic of her) is celebrating her birthday today and I just wanted to share some details of her with you;

You were born on a Mondayunder the astrological sign Aquarius.
Your Life path number is 1.
Your fortune cookie reads: One who admires you greatly is hidden before your eyes.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Pig.
Your Native American Zodiac sign is Otter; your plant is Fern.

As of 2/8/2008 7:15:08 AM EST; You are 37 years old.You are 444 months old.You are 1,930 weeks old.You are 13,514 days old.You are 324,343 hours old.You are 19,460,595 minutes old.You are 1,167,635,708 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Josh Keaton (1979)
David 'Phoenix' Farrell (1977)
Seth Green (1974)
Gary Coleman (1968)
Claudette Pace (1968)
Robert Klein (1942)
Ted Koppel (1940)
Nick Nolte (1940)
John Williams (1932)
James Dean (1931)
Jack Lemmon (1925)
Audrey Meadows (1924)
Freddie Blassie (1921)
Lana Turner (1921)
Lyle Talbot (1902)
Jules Verne (1828)
Willam Tecumseh Sherman (1820)

And I know how you love music so here are the top songs of 1971
Joy to the World by Three Dog Night
Maggie May by Rod Stewart
It's Too Late by Carole King
One Bad Apple by Osmonds
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by Bee Gees
Knock Three Times by Dawn
Brand New Key by Melanie
Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond
Family Affair by Sly & the Family Stone
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves by Cher

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 5.28923679060665 years old. (You're still chasing cats!).
Your lucky day is Saturday.Your lucky number is 4 & 8.Your ruling planet(s) is Saturn & Uranus. Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.

And for those who love these details I have the link here.

On another note, ever since I read about this I've been thinking what I could do to raise some money, but I'm still working on that. If you haven't heard about it, here's some info I quickly "borrowed" from Corinne as I couldn't have said it any better really:

My sweet friend Kirsty Wiseman needs our help, well actually her daughter Ellie does.

Ellie is a a sweet and happy 12 year old who can't funtion like a normal 12 year old. Kirsty and her husband have been to many doctors but nobody can figure out what Ellie has. They said to her: "well what you see is what you get with her". and with those words they had to go home and live with it. Something that is unacceptable for every parent I think.

Kirsty is one of the sweetest woman that I know and such a good mother for Belle, as she lovingly calls her daughter. She has shed so many tears over this and now there is an opportunity to help Ellie get a diagnose and who knows even treatment. They have been offered a chance to be seen by a group of American doctors and specialists, a dream come true for them.

Now here is where you can help out. In order to get there they will have to raise 5000 Pounds. In return Ellie will walk a mile with out her stroller, which for her is like walking 7 miles. You can read all about this fund raising HERE and THIS is what Ellie had to say about it, isn't she the cutest little girl ?

Lot's of people have been auctioning off stuff, homemade and fave items of Corinne, this fab apron made by Lucie, Kerry, Kirsty will be too so maybe you would like check these links out !

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Dutch Dare #32

This was quite a challenge for me the subject but also timewise, scrap your favourite dutch band/singer, as I don't like a lot of dutch music, those that I do are r&b and soul but not typical dutch music. But then I remembered something that would be just right and I will bear all about it next wednesday on our blog when we share our inside stories but the journaling already reveals a bit. I found the necessary flyer, had lots of paper and there I sat for about 2 hours, then I thought c'mon just do it and made this in about an hour, a bit different than what I usually make but I like it (haha that's also the name of their song), hope you do too.

Check out what the rest made here and I hope you'll join in and make a lo too !

Sunday, February 03, 2008

2 birthdays

Well 3 if you count Michael's 3rd celebration today ;)

But seriously today I must congratulate my dt members Natasja and Evi as they are both birthday girls today !

Happy birthday to you both, i found out some details for you down here I know you'll like them !

Natasja :
Your date of conception was on or about 12 April 1977 which was a Tuesday.
You were born on a Tuesdayunder the astrological sign Capricorn.Your Life path number is
Your fortune cookie reads: Your heart will always make itself known through your words.
Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/18/1977 and ending 2/6/1978.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Snake.
Your Native American Zodiac sign is Goose; your plant is Bramble.

Celeb's celebrating today see info below !

Top songs of 1978
Night Fever by Bee Gees
Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb
Le Freak by Chic
Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
Kiss You All Over by Exile
Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste of Honey
Baby Come Back by Player
MacArthur Park by Donna Summer
Thicker Than Water by Andy Gibb
Three Times a Lady by Commodores

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 date of conception was on or about 12 April 1980 which was a Saturday.
You were born on a Saturday under the astrological sign Capricorn.

Your Life path number is 5.
Your fortune cookie reads: Your life will be happy and peaceful.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Monkey.
Your Native American Zodiac sign is Goose; your plant is Bramble.
You are 27 years old.You are 325 months old.You are 1,414 weeks old.You are 9,892 days old.You are 237,424 hours old.You are 14,245,472 minutes old.You are 854,728,374 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Alex D. Linz (1989)
Eli Manning (1981)
Danica McKellar (1975)
Michael Schumacher (1969)
Joan Chen (1960)
Mel Gibson (1956)
Victoria Principal (1950)
John Paul Jones (1946)
Stephen Stills (1945)
Van Dyke Parks (1943)
Bobby Hull (1939)
Dabney Coleman (1932)
George Martin (1926)
Maxene Andrews (1918)
Victor Borge (1909)
Ray Milland (1905)
ZaSu Pitts (1898)
Marion Davies (1897)
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892)

Top songs of 1981
Physical by Olivia Newton-John
Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Arthur's Theme by Christopher Cross
Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield
I Love a Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt
9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
Private Eyes by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Rapture by Blondie

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 3.87162426614481 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)Your lucky day is Saturday.
Your lucky number is 8.
Your ruling planet(s) is Saturn & Uranus.Your lucky dates are 8th, 17th, 26th.
Today is not one of your lucky days!
Your birthstone is Garnet -->The Mystical properties of Garnet
Garnet is used as a power stone. Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources) Emerald, Rose Quartz

Your birth tree is
Fir Tree, the Mysterious
Extraordinary taste, dignity, cultivated airs, loves anything beautiful, moody, stubborn, tends to egoism but cares for those close to it,rather modest, very ambitious, talented, industrious uncontent lover, many friends, many foes, very reliable.