woensdag 30 maart 2011

Hi there

I'm still alive.... lol
Sorry for not posting lately, but I was busy for my Guest Designing, for
My Creative Scrapbook. The sneak peeks are up in the forum so if you want to
take a peek, look HERE

I also worked on a project for my brother (who turned 50 years old)
Here's the story behind this project.
I asked my brother if he had special wishes for his birthday. Something nice that I could get him. He answered me, gave me a choice between 4 of his wishes.
1. He would like to get a house in a fancy neighborhood
2. A diamond ring
3. A window cleaner (on call)
4. A bottle of sticker remover (cause someone had glued balloons to his car)

Well obvious.... any of the things he asked for, was no option....lol
So I created him this wall hanging, which looks like a card, and inside of it
we put a lotto ticket. (hope he wins a BIG PRIZE)

and some close ups:

here you can see his house in a fancy neighborhood.

here you can see his, sticker remover

and in the middle of these dangles, is a diamond ring.
I wrote a little story on the inside about the window cleaner being on vacation and stuff.... anyway.... he liked it. Now all I hope is that he wins. BIG TIME!!!

That is what I can share for now.... I'll be back soon with my monthly tag and photo tutorial and of course to post the projects I created for MCS.

Have a great day,

maandag 14 maart 2011

2 flower tutorials

I just added 2 photo-tutorials to the Tips & Trics section
over at MCS

Lollypop flower

you can find the tutorial here:
Lollypop Tutorial

Rosies flower

you can find the tutorial here:
Rosies Tutorial

Hope you enjoy them.


zondag 13 maart 2011


I have some very EXCITING news to share with you.

I'll be Guest Designing for My Creative Scrapbook (MCS)
for the month April. whoooohooooo!!!!!!

I can't wait for the kit to arrive and getting started with it.
Hopefully it is here soon!

I wasn't much blogging lately, but I did create a few cards, which I will share today.
Also I took my window curtains down, after the cat and dog had a fight.
No one won, no one lost.... except me.
They tore down my curtains. (which I should have taken down wayyyyyy earlier)
Oh yeah... I must love my pets deeply, cause they didn't get grounded. If my girls would have ripped my curtains.... I would have grounded them!! But what to say to your pets??? uhm......

anyway.... I cut my curtains up, (which look like voile) in little petals. Run the edges through a tea light and colored some of them, using Distress inks.
I love the way they came out. Here are some of them:

pretty huh?!!! Some of them still need to have centers.

The next card I created for a very special lady. Hope it gets to her soon.
Sorry for the bad pictures... I run out of light and well....

I got this lovely spray of flowers from Angelica her Etsy shop. She makes the most gorgeous flower vines.

Then the next card I created for Kees his niece.

I first stamped these Hero arts flowers in Versa Mark on my tag and used a white embossing powder.Then I stamped my flourishes over it using Weatered Wood Distress inks. I put some stripes of glue at the left side and add an old pice of bookpaper. After it dried I carefully wettened the book paper and rubbed off the excess, which left me with this outcome.

The next card is made, using up some older stash and my scraps.

These are some very old chippies from Making Mamories. I Gesso painted them and on the negative I sprinkled glitter, on the heart I sprinkled Diamond Dust.

This flower is one of the ones I made from my curtains.

And this last card is a very simply one

I first stamped the butterfly in Versa Mark and clear embossing powder, on white cardstock. Heat set it. Then masked my butterfly and stamped over it with this old script stamp from prima, using again, Versa Mark and Clear embossing powder. After I heat set it and let it cool, I inked it up using Distress ink in Black Soot. let it dry for a minute and wipe your embossed stamping clean with a baby wipe. Stickled the edges to let it stand out a bit.
I dressed up the doily a bit using liquid pearls and stickles. The flower is one I made of my curtains.

That's it for today....
Hope you enjoy your sunday.


donderdag 3 maart 2011

Take a walk......

Gentle Leader.....

Her name is Dasha.

A very sweet and caring dog!
I love her to pieces.

when we are outside, taking a walk

living being on the planet.

This morning... I felt so ashamed!!!

She always pull so hard, that
it is almost impossible to
keep her in control.
Especially when she see's other
people walking across the street.
And I'm not even talking about
when she see's another dog!!!
She doesn't want to harm them, she
just wants to play and snuggle
Young - Old - bikers - dogs...

She always RUNS towards them and
she pulls ME along. Flying behind
her like, I'm her shadow.
(can you picture it??)

This morning she had me floored, as
she saw another dog.
I know I know... it sounds
but is was NOT!!!!!
Whilst I was lying there on the ground
she was playing with another labrador
and I didn't want to let go, so
she runs around me and....
well.... you get the picture.

The lady owner of the other labrador
knew exactly what I needed.
She told me, that she has had
that same problem and that there
was a solution.


I was all ears!!!!!
Then she told me about the Gentle Leader.
And how it would train the dog to
walk nicely beside their bosses.
(uhm... is that possible???)

And WHY didn't I met this lady

After I apologized and thanked the lady,
we walked home. I immediately googled
for the Gentle Leader and rang to our
local Pet store, see if they were in stock.
They were! Yes!!!

I put on my jacket and prommised Dasha (dog)
that when I came back, I would bring
something nice!!!!
he hee (evil laugh)

When I got home, I had to adjust the
bindings and voila... we were ready to go out.
At first she jumped and crawled across
the street.

(now THAT was hilarious)

She was totally surprised.
But... I got her going after bribing (sp)
her over with something yummie.
She did AMAZING!!!!!


I have never ever had such a fun walk
with my darling Dasha. She was the

So THANK GOD for the
Gentle Leader.... and for that lady.

any way... enough rambling....

I wanted to drop off these cards.
I had a little play with my scraps
and some 3tailscraft chippies.

I think that this last one
I going to be send to that
lady. She changed something
in my life, for the GOOD!!!!

Have a great day,