27 jun. 2009


Back to my healthy self and I have been very creative, made lots of LO's.

We are enjoying the nice weather here, so nice and only 2 weeks school for Camiel and then summerholiday starts. We are going to celebrate our holiday in France, in august, I'm so looking forward to that. First we are going to my parents house and then a week in a camping in the south of France, right next to the sea.

I decides to join a new challenge site Let's get shabby , the first challenge was to use a this picture as inspiration

I was inspired by the colors and the women in the pictures.

This is what I made: Diva

That's me in the bath on a holiday back in 1993, wow so long ago. Haha I look like a diva there ;)

And some other LO I made:

For the OLW challenge: GOOD

Life is good.
Tristan playing in the garden with litlle stones and love how he enjoys the little things.
It's the small things that matter most, Camiel eating a 'suikerspin' (don't know the english word)

I made this background by spraying different colors mist on the HS invisible cardstock, love the effect and I used BG papers.

Walk this way.
Yes the boy is walking on his own, so cute.

Another one of Tristan playing, on the slide in our garden this time. I used the july scrap-club sketch for this one, I used the june studio Calico kit, love the colors of the kit.

Picture of Camiel practising to ride his bike without traing wheels. He still can't do it, so we are still running with him and killing our backs ;)
Samen spelen (playing together).
Another one with the june SC kit, love that cherry paper.
Camiel and Tristan playing together, love to see that. Not a very common thing to happen due to their age difference and different interest.

Well that's it for today. Time for bed.
Hugs, Astrid

12 jun. 2009

ill + nice news

Today I'm ill at home, a bad cold and headace....
So I have some time in bed with the laptop. This morning I got a mail from Petra that a layout of me is pick to be in the spotlight on the scrap-club blog. It is a band new feature there. SO nice of them to pick me. It is a LO from already a few months ago, I don't think I posted it here on my blog, so here it is:

And the details:

This is a great technique:
I printed the picture (in black and white and not so intense) on the patterned paper background (paper by Daisy D's), I love the effect. I lifted this idea of Janet Hopkins .

This pictures are from Camiel his first visit to the cinema, we saw the movie Bolt. He loved it. I tried to make some pictures of us before it started, I needed to use the flash and he blink his eyes everytime so funny. Still decided to use the pictures.

There more LO's I didn't post on my blog. Here they are:

That will do for today. For details of the LO's you can look into my gallery on SIStv

Next time I post some more. Maybe it is better to keep up to date....

Hugs Astrid

5 jun. 2009

Dutch dare

Hi how are you? another month went by...

But some fun news Mandy of Memorylane Scrapbooking asked me as guest designer for Dutch Dare #56. The dare is: Gebruik een quote die heel toepasselijk is voor jou of een van de mensen om je heen! / Be inspired by a quote!

So come and join us with the challenge, you can win a RAK. See details on the MLS blog.
The picture of my LO is a bit dark, I will try to make a better one tonight and post it later.

I used this qoute: Boys are meant for kisses and hugs, for watching rainbows and catching bugs, for sharing all your favorite things, for books to read and songs to sing.
Very suitable for Camiel. The pictures I used are from 2 years ago on the beach.

See you!