Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Scrapping Carnival

Somehow Carnival always has this tropical feel to it. Well, not here. As in all the countries Carnival is celebrated on the same days. So here it is winter and somehow always freezing. The parade is on Saturday and that is the only real Carnivallish activity that we do. The last couple of years it has just been me and DS Joram. Ofcourse the last two DH Jinte was already born so she stayed at home with DH. The parade is just way to busy and loud for her. Eindhoven, where we live, is called Lampegat during Carnival and the prince takes over the city from the mayor. Some people just party fro five days straight. To me it still seems kind of strange but I guess that has all to do with me not have grown up here.
Though we are not Carnival people the parade is always fun to go to. The last three years we are always on the same spot downtown for watching the parade and more and more people we know are there too. Lots of kids so they can really enjoy theirselves and play with eachother.
So why am I telling you all this? Because Elise took this great photo of Joram and myself during the paprade. You can't really see that we are freezing, but as you can see I am wearing my gloves. Underneath my shirt I was wearing a thick winter jacket and my DH thermo jacket.
For this LO I used all stash (I am getting good at it!) and I even used some supplies I'd never thought I would use. Remember those Dress it Up flatbacks? I have so many of them in so many different styles and shapes, I think I can cover a whole wall with them. I wonder what I was thinking when I bought all those. But I used about a whole package on this LO. I remember when I bought them I did not want to use them because they were all soooooo cute.
I used the candies on this LO because during thep aprade lots of candies are thrown into the audience. The hat I am wearing on this pic was also thrown to us and caught by Joram but he did not want to wear it and I did not want to hold it the whole time so I just wore it.

I used some of the Sassafras Lass Bungle Jungle papers on this LO. I think I made about 10 LO's with this line of paper, but I still have papers left.

CS: Bazzill
Stickers: October Afternoon
Rub-ons: Basic Grey
Candy flatbacks: Dress it Up
Journaling tag: SEI
Pin: Maya Road
Misc: Ribbon, border sticker 

The 'who knew' word was cut with my Silhouette Machine.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! Spring has finally arrived here so we are enjoying it to the fullest!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Scrapping with kraft cardstock

I am absolute kraft cardstock lover. I just love how it seems to match with everything, how it seems to give a little texture to your LO and just the way it looks! So I use a lot of kraft cardstock for my LO's. This following LO is also made with kraft cardstock and has a pic on it from my mom and her DH giving DD Jinte a bath when she was a little over a week old. What I love about this photo is the happy looks on all of their faces. It seems like Jinte is smiling but I wonder about that. Kids a week old don't smile yet, do they?
I used a Let's Scrap sketch for this LO. As most of you know I am a single page scrapper.But all the sketches provided at Let's Scrap are doubles. When you look around on the internet you won't find a whole lot of sites providing double page sketches. They are great to work with when you want to get rid of that enormous pile of pics you have lying around. Guess I am not such a great example for that with my single pagers, and mostly one pic too, aaaaargh......... I'll never get all my pics scrapped!
Well, as long as I am having fun, right?

Again: All stash!

CS: Bazzill
PP: Daisy D's*, Me and my Big Ideas
Stickers: Making Memories
Rub-ons: Creative Imaginations, Sassafras Lass
Flowers: K and Company
Ticket: Tim Holtz
Glimmer mist: homemade
Ghost shapes: Heidi Swapp
Plastic Letters: The Paper Studio
Misc: Sewing machnie, lace, heart apllique

*: Company does not exist anymore.

Are you having any plans for this weekend? I am planning to do some stuff in around the house and spend time with DH and the kids! All of you: Thanks for popping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Scrapping best friends forever

DS Joram has a best friend and they have been best friends ever since they were two years old and met at the playgroup they both attended. Now they are both ten and they are still best friends. One year school separated them by putting them in different classes so they would also play with different kids. The result: They ended up playing together during play breaks and after school. Both Merels (DS BFF name) mother and me went to school to say that they needed to be in the same class again. School listened to us and ever since they have been in the same class.
They have a weird friendship, they can talk like they are already been married for fifty years but they can also giggle and laugh as teenage girls. The fun thing is: They are not getting married they say, they are both in love with someone else.
I know friendship at that age will change and maybe fade away but the way it is now, they are friends for life!
Elise (Merels' mom) took this pic in June 2010 on the field in front of their house. I absolutely love these pics! Thanks Elise!

This LO is made from stash again!

CS: Bazzill bling

Border punch: Fiskars

The boy and girl were cut with my Silhouette Machine 

If you have always wanted to be on a design team maybe this is the call for you. We are looking for a new design team since the current term will end the 31st of March. If you want ot be a part of the friendliest community on the net check out the call HERE.
Thanks for popping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Scrapping with older stamps, use my stash!

I don't think that there's any scrapper on this thing called earth that does NOT collect supplies! I have to confess that I have probably supplies for the rest of my life. The only thing I would have to buy is probably adhesive and blades for my trimmer and x-acto. At Let's Scrap Betty Anne started a group called Let's Scrap our Stash. So a great opportunity to get rid of some of my stash and right away save some money by not buying all the new supplies that came at the market after the last CHA.
I did quite some pages with older supplies, some felt like they were antique and I came to the conclusion that even though you are using older supplies the pages do not look outdated at all simply because of the scrapbooking style you have. So I will definetely try to keep it up and use up some of my older supplies.
I guess not having all the big or even small craft or scrapbooking stores helps in the process. I do not know what I could do if I had a Micheals, Jo-Anns or Hobby Lobby in my area.

This layout is made with supplies I had. The pic was taken when DD Jinte was lying inthe incubator in the Neonatology ICU when she was born. She stayed there for a little over three days to make sure she did not have any side effects of the medication I was using during the pregnancy. She did great and had no severe problems. Not visible on this phot are all the tubes and wires that she was connected to. I can still see DS Jorams' face, he did not like that at all.

CS: Bazzill

Stickers: American Crafts Felt Thickers
Stamps: Fancy Pants, Technique Tuesday, Studio G, Bo Bunny, office date stamp.
Misc: Embroidery thread

*: This company no longer exsists

Tomorrow is Friday! Enjoy the last working day and start thinking about the weekend!  

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Let's Scrap Design Team call

Sorry for being MIA for such a long time. Things have been busy! I did get some scrapping done and will post that later. First I am going to tell you that we are looking for a new Design Team at Let's Scrap!

The three month term of our amazing design team will be ending on April 30th so it is time to look for new design team members. Are you the one who will be motivating our members, setting up a challenge, making 4 examples of sketches every month and a great and active member on our new design team? Then this might be your chance!

Send your interpretation of this sketch (can also be a single LO) to letsscrap2011@gmail.com (no bigger than 500Kb) Also send us a link to your blog or online gallery and tell us why YOU are the perfect design team member for us! We are looking forward to see those e-mails coming!
The deadline for this application is April 20th and we will announce our new design team on the 25th of April.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them!