Saturday, October 17, 2009

* New layouts for jaaroverzicht 2009 *

I am busy trying to catch up with the yearoverview and the weekly assignments.
Yesterday evening I finished this week's assignment; best day of the week. And this morning I made week 39; phone calls you had made this week, but I twisted the theme a bit so I could do a layout I wanted.
Thankfully it looks like it will be dry today and Sunday so I can go outside and take some autumn photo's in the woods. With all the rain going on, there must be growing some beautiful mushrooms. Yesterday I got the latest novel of Mary Higgins Clark, just take my heart, from the library, so I will have some nice reading to do this weekend.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

* Jaaroverzicht * SBM *

No cards today. I am full of shame to admit that I have not made cards for the Jaaroverzicht in MONTHS!! How bad is that, really! And since I planned to make it this time I picked it up. For the third time this year I am running behind for weeks. I managed to finished 3 today. I will only put up 2, since the last one is to personal to post.
So this is week 37, subject view from your window, home, backyard etc. I chose for a photo I made near the end of september in the early morning when I go to work. Around this time of year you can stumble into magnificent views and thankfully I always have a pocket camera with me so I was lucky enough to get this shot.
This layout was shamelessly lifted from one of the layouts of Hanneke van der Linde in the latest issue of Scrapbookmagazine. I love the layouts she makes and this one fitted so perfectly for this photo. So thanks a lot for the inspiration. Next one is for this week; subject Autumn. So that was a piece of cake for me since I LOVE AUTUMN. I used some photos also from September when we made the autumn decoration.
And yesterday I bought the special issue of Scrapbookmagazine, if you haven't bought it yet, you better do it quick. It is jammed with lovely layouts and projects and full of inspiration. And above all there are 16 pages extra! I really love this issue and am leaving through it constantly and everytime I see something new.
Enjoy the rest of your sunday.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

* BOO! *

Todays card is for a combi challenge. I used sketch # 36 from 2S4U to make a card for this week's cuttlebug challenge Be Inspired #52 to create either a halloween or fall card & over at Simon says the challenge is also Halloween themed.
I decided to use a digistamp from Digital Delight (funny coinsidence is that they are also this weeks sponsor of CBC#52.)to make a Halloween card.
I don't have any special Halloween papers since we don't celebrate it in Holland, so I dug in to my scraps basket used Ambrosia papers in combination with black. I think it will fit for Halloween. I had trouble coloring the stamp, this is my 3rd time and since it was the best I used it, but I am still not completely happy with it.

A close up:
Supplies: black cardstock, Basic Grey Ambrosia papers, prima flowers, American Crafts thickers, black puffy paint, black ribbon, Fiskars borderpunch, button, digistamp from Digital Delight.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

* A toot *

Some time ago I decided to submit some new cards to magazine and guess what? My thank you card was selected for next November issue and my Seasons Greetings card for the December issue. So I just removed them from my blog and from 2 peas. Felt strange to put a sign "out for publication" :)

Plus I was voted in to the top 3 of DCL with my card. Ellen has won with her beautiful card. Go see here

Sunday, October 4, 2009

* A round of challenge blogs *

As I missed all challenges for WCMD however, I could not resist combining a challenge from Dolls forum with the lastes challenge card from Dutch Card Lovers. It was a challenge from Ingrid "Think Pink" since it's Pink Ribbon month and I thought it was a good idea and I immediately knew I wanted to use the last scraps from Bittersweet from Basic Grey. Looks like I am totally back in Basic Grey mood again :) Supplies: white & pink cardstock, Bittersweet Basic Grey patterned paper, crafts too corner punch, Fiskars lacy days of summer border punch, ribbon, orangza ribbon, white puffy paint, scalloped scissors, my little shoebox alphabet stickers, digistamp Digital Delight.

Next is a card based on CardPatterns sketch number 35 (already!!) Of course I had to make another Christmas Card with the wonderful Eskimo Kisses paper - also from Basic Grey. (Yep, I had to order also some sheets to make some Christmas layouts later this year) And - a big exception for me - no ribbon on this card!
Supplies: pink cardstock, Eskimo Kisses Basic Grey patterned papers, crafts too corner punch, Fiskars Apron border punch, Magnolia stamp, Imaginisce text stamp, prima marketing say it in crystals.
My last card for this weekend is for Get Sketchy. And guess what, again I used Basic Grey. An older line this time; Sulty, but I still love the bright and cheerful colors. So I decided for an birthday card.
Supplies: white cardstock, Sultry Basic Grey Sulty patterned papers, crafts too corner punch, scalloped scissors, pink ribbon, kaiser craft fuchsia & pink flowers, Papermania stamp.

Enjoy the rest of your sunday, Sunday evenings are best since I will watch Fringe. Totally hooked to that series.

* World Card Making Day * not feeling so good *

Unfortunately I missed all challenges going on all over the net; the cardblogs I visit and the forums I go to. I had a lot of ironing to do plus it was high time to clean out summer clothes for winter clothes and that took me some hours since i have to go to the attic to change it.
I am glad I did because I am not feeling to good these days. For some weeks I am sneezing and since this week I have a sore throat and the sneezing gets worse and I am so cold all the time! (normally that's a sign I am getting sick, normally around this time of year with these tempetures I wear blouses but now I am already wearing pull overs with a jacket otherwise it's still too cold. When it's over 20 degrees it's already too hot for me...) And my muscles are so sore. I surely hope I won't be getting sick...
Already made some home made chicken soup yesterday, in hopes it will prevend worse and taking lots of vitamine C.
Anyway, I am planning to do some cardmaking today and am soo looking forward to that :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

* Oh Happy Day *

Yesterday evening I started working on a layout with these delicious papers of 3 bugs in a rug; spread your wings. Somehow, I got stuck and the layout wouldn't come together as I had in mind. So I decided to use the same papers to create a card and remembering that I had not yet made 2S4U challenge of this week. Again their sketch is beautiful and this card fell together without real problems. I used my bling bling stones I just got in the mail the same day :)
Again I handcut the swirl and the scalloped cirle around the sentiment. However, I am considering buying either Slice or Cuttlebug (would love the sillouette, but I hardly have the space for storage and for sure no usage space) So if someone can give me some more information on the 2 machines and how they like/dislike it or experiences, please leave a comment. Thx.
On 3rd of October it's World Card Making day and over @ 2 sketches 4 you
They are having the first blog hop, the sponsors of the prices are amazing. I really want to try to find time to enter. Looks like fun.
Supplies: white cardstock, 3 bugs in a rug spread your wings design paper, crafts too cornerpunch, prima flowers, kaiser craft flowers, ribbon, pins, handcut swirl, scalloped scissors.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

* Shortcuts & some shopping *

Nothing to show today, but only to share some awesome news.
Go check out this post on the shortcuts site.
Yep, that's right that's my name listed with the September challenge winners. Woo-hoo!
I still can hardly believe it, it's the first time that I have acually *won* something in my life! (price is a sampler pack; 2 pieces of every shortcuts products they sell. It is even more amazing since it can only be ordered in America and that is not something I would do quickly, so really happy.) *So* looking forward to use their products; I've seen such beautiful creations with it on the internet.

Also this arrived with the mail today. I have been searching for these small letterstickers for quite some time now and they were available @ made by maly, so I ordered 3 packs at once. The are inexpensive and verrry cute to use for texts on cards. And at Made by Maly you can also order small parcels so a big advantage against ordering a big amount. And I also got me some extra bling. I love to use bling on my cards :)
Tomorrow I am having a day off and it looks like it will be a rainy day, so guess I will be making some cards and layouts.

Enjoy your weekend.