20 feb. 2011

Valentine's treat

A love the picture I took of Tristan with his Valentine's treat, totally sticky and all. The last Studio Calico kit: the Candy Shoppe fitted the picture perfectly of course.  I misted the SC background paper with SC mister huey lunchtray and used a heart mask, after that I made holes around the heart and hand stitched it. I also used the fab Crate rainbowpaper which was exclusively made for SC.






Hugs,

Astrid


17 feb. 2011

Dutch Dares schets #36

Another sketch challenge went live at the Dutch Dares. The sketch was designed by Ellemieke.

I used 3 pictures in stead of 4, simply because I only had 3 of the subject I wanted to scrap about. I also placed them differently but for the rest followed the sketch pretty well ;)

I used the last Studio Calico kit Candy Shoppe, with lots of 'sweet colors', which was perfect for the ginger bread pictures we made in the christmas holiday. The houses kept falling apart, I'm glad we still have the pictures :P

Creatief met koek:



Come and join us with the sketch and maybe win a spot as guestdesigner!

Hugs,
Astrid

15 feb. 2011

New LO's

Today is my day off, after bringing Camiel to school (from the start of this school year he goes on his own bike, and now of course on his new bike his birthday present), Tristan and I got to the consultatiebureau for his 3 yrs check-up. he got an eye test and some other little test and (of course) everything was OK. He neede to make a 'train' with little blocks (she first showed how), no problemo for him and later he even started to name the colors of the blocks, the doc was impressed :) He was quick for his age, something he has also started to do is counting things. So fun to see the development. That reminds me I need to start on his 3 yrs old LO. (and for Camiel his 6 yrs old).

Today Camiel has his swimminglesson, it is the first day they are going to swim with clothes on (shorts/t-shirt and surfshoes). he is in 'badje 4' now. I was hoping he could have he A diploma just before the summerholiday, but I'm not sure yet. It will be 1,5 yrs then, we will see.

Pictures of last weeks lesson.


here he had to dive/jump (in his case like a frog) in and swim right through the hole in the yellow canvas. 




 Today I also made an appointment to register Tristan for school, still a year before he turns 4 but before you know it, it will be that time. Time sure flies...


Yesterday at Valentine's day  I got the boys a little treat and the big boy a box of chocolate truffels (his fave).

Camiel got me a heart balloon (of course school arranged that) and Tristan a big kiss. (and also one from the big boy) Lucky me :)

And now to the LO's part:
Annecy:
I just was in love with this LO of Lisa Truesdell for SC: adventure. So I decided to lift it. I used a pictue of 1998, made in Annecy, France. I was a camping holiday of Etienne and I we went by car and had a tent. Old days.



Dank u Sinterklaasje: A simple LO with our Sinterklaas pictures. I made a spread, 1 page for Camiel's album and 1 for Tristan.



40:
Finally scrapped the pictures of my surprise party when I turned 40. I used the flags from the FLOW agenda. I made it for the last sketch challenge at SC. I was also inspired by Maggie Holmes page see post of 02/13/11: http://studiocalico.typepad.com/studio_calico/sunday-sketch/





Tomoorow the new Dutch Dare sketch will go live, then I have more to show.

Hugs Astrid

8 feb. 2011

Project 12

This year I really want to do Project 12, which means make an overview LO of each month.
At the end of the year you have a great overview of the whole year, wouldn't it be nice if I could only keep up. ;) How knows... 
Davinie Fiero hosts the challenge at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine: see this post, every month they have a sketch you can follow by Becky Fleck, this is the january sketch .

And I already made my january LO with the sketch :)
Due to low light situations I don't have great pictures of the LO, but I have done several tries and now I give up, this will have to do..

I finally can get good use of my SC month stamps, love them! And the doileys are also SC stamps. I decided to make double pages and to use kraft cardstock as background every month.






ETA: I took new pictures, who are a bit better. ;)

Who else is joining?
Hugs,
Astrid

4 feb. 2011

Dutch Dare rood/wit/blauw

Last Dutch Dare challenge was by Mandy and to use the colors red/white/blue, real dutch.
I had a old SC kit lying around, with lots of leftover which contained this colors.
The journaling is about my boys how can't live with and without eachother. Judging to the reactions of the other DD girls, I'm not the only one with 'issue'. ;)

Samen bakken (baking together):

Almost weekend here :)

Hugs, Astrid

1 feb. 2011

3 jaar!!

Sunday jan 30th  my baby boy turned 3 year. So technically he really is no baby anymore. I started this blog, just before he was born, time flies.

Tristan now:

And here he is just a few days old, those cheeks :D
 He had a fun day, with lots of presents and cake. Which I designed myself with a little help of internet (buzz lightyear picture on with I added the text) and Hema (making the cake with my photo) and I added the Toy story figures myself .






Hugs,
Astrid