Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mothers Day Cards

Both the cards have been sent and received so it is now safe to post my Mothers Day cards.
This year I made them almost a month early just ot make sure that I would not have to make them at the last moment. I kept it pretty simple and tried to get both my DM and my DMIL' favorite colors in there. I can say they both liked them.

The top one I made for my mom and then the bottom one would obviously be for my MIL. For both cards I used patterned paper form a national chain store comparable to Target. The top card says Happy Mothers Day in Dutch.

Top card:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Rub-ons: Basic Grey
Image: Making Memories
Die-cut letters: Cuttlebug
Misc: Ribbon, flower, black pen

Cardstock: Bazzill
Rub-ons: Scenic Route, Basic Grey
Ribbon: Making Memories
Sheer: Maya Road
Misc: Washer, black pen
There's still a few days left to participate in the NSD challenges over at Let's Scrap. Our members and design team members rocked the challenges. Even if you don;t have time to finish thme all, you can still upload a few or even one so you'll get in the draw for a prize. We'll be announcing all the winners on June 3rd.
Have a  great weekend!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I think it was last month when I read about Pinterest at ScrapScene's Speedlinks. At first I had no clue what it really was or how usefull it could be. But now that I know: I am completely HOOKED! What a great thing that is! And how easy to use and to navigate through. Why didn;t someone think of this before?
So now you know how I like it, I might as well explain what it is and how it works. Pinterest is comparible to your favorites folder that you use with your internet browser. I tried to keep that folder organized so I added sub-folders for every subject. But over the years I noticed that it was still not easy. Lots of files expired, some of the links should have been in two or more folders but most of all: I could not remmeber what the link was for unless I clicked on it and visited the site I linked to.
You create all different folders (Boards) which you can load up with images, links and little notes (all together called Pins) so you know what you added and what it was all about. Another great feature is that it is connected to Facebook. So it automatically finds your Facebook friends and you can see what kind of boards they have and what they pinned. You can also decide to follow a friend, follow a board or even if you see one interesting pin of someone you can also Re-pin it. And you can not believe how easy it is: You just add the Pinterest link to your favorites toolbar and when you see something you want to Pin, you simply click on that link, it will give you the option on what image you want to show and add your note, choose a board and it is Pinned!
There's only 2 buts: You can not Pin anything that does not have an image on the page. The second is: You can not just join Pinterest, you have to get invited. but thne again: You can also request an invite.
Oh, and maybe there is a third but: You'll be Pinning the whole day! Like Pinterest says: Happy Pinning!

A little update on the NSD activities at Let's Scrap: You still have two weeks to finish all the challenges. If you are planning to still get in the draw for the sketch (NSD2011#11) I'll have to dissapoint you, the deadline is over! Ofcourse you can still make it and upload it but it won't be in for the drawing anymore. But the good thing is: Tomorrow there will be a reveal of a second ketch for NSD! And ofcourse there's still the regular sketches and even two DT challenges. So enough to scrap!

Have a great and scrappy week!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Mixed alpha title challenge (NSD at Let's Scrap)

As I said in my previous post we have so many cool challenge over at Let's Scrap during the NSD activities. This one I did is from Rene', one of our new DT members. She hosts a recipe challenge, which I always like. This was her recipe for the LO we had to make:
  • a mixed alpha title
  • use at least one border punch
  • use 2 photos
  • use a Let's Scrap sketch
And this is what I came up with. I had these papers lying around for a long time. I bought them because I'd love to make a LO with one of my kids wearing rain boots and these papers were just so cute. But then again, we have always al ot of rain so who is going to take photos in the rain. But DD saved the day and started putting on her little red boots just after she took a shower. She absolutely loves shoes. I swear it has nothing to do with what kids see, it is just in their genes! She'll hate me for these pics when she gets older but hopefully appreciates them when she is a mom.
Thanks for this challenge Rene', I had a lot of fun!

CS: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Prima Marketing
Stickers: American Crafts
Misc: Date stamp, sewing machine, staples

Tomorrow we'll be going to the zoo so I'll have some more pics to scrap! Enjoy your day and thanks for popping by! 

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day (month) at Let's Scrap

I am the first one to admit I have been a lousy blogger lately. I can come up with so many excuses, but I won't. So let's just start talk scrapping!!!!

The 1st of May was the day the National Scrapbooking Day (NSD) activities started at Let's Scrap. But don't let that little word 'day' fool you, we have activities the whole month of May!
We have found some of our DT members, our formers Dt members and even members to host a challenge. There's a total of 10 challenges and 2 sketches and then there's still the regualr weekly sketches. There's also a bingo game hosted by Betty Anne. I can honestley say we have some fun challenges gonig on, I am truely impressed.
I have been without my mojo for a couple of weeks but I am glad to say that it came back on the day NSD started at Let's Scrap. So far I have been able to do a challenge and a sketch.
I was able to take some fun pics of the kids in the last couple of weeks and I really wanted to scrap those.
The first LO I did (with a sketch) was made with a pic from DD Jinte whenre she is covered with all the jewelry she has. Ever since she was just a little girl she loved necklaces, so by now she has quite a collection of jewelry. One morning I was baby sitting the 4yo of a friend and she played with Jinte and her jewelry for the longest time. At a certain point I looked at the kids and I had to run up and get my camera.

CS: Bazzill

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants, KI Memories, Around the Block*
Cardstock borders: Bazzill
Brads: K and Company, Basic Grey, BoBunny
Stickers: American Crafts
Misc: Glimmermist

NOTE: Manufacturers marked with an * are not in business anymore.

I had the handheld mirror cut and sprayed the inside silver with glimmermist but it still looked naked. I showed my DS Joram and he said: You need to add something there. So I cut a flower and added it. He was right, it looks so much better.
Flower and handheld mirror are cut with the Silhouette Machine, who has finally got a new blade.
LOL, I just saw that I took detailed pics of my LO when the mirror was still empty, so without the flower. I won't change it, now you can also see what it looked like before Joram gave me his creative advice. 

Thanks for keeping up with my blogging irregularities and I hope you will have a great week!