vrijdag 31 augustus 2012

Yay! Happy mail!

Yay! Last wednesday my KP stamps arrived! Can't wait to put them to use!

Love, Dee

donderdag 30 augustus 2012

It's almost time....

Only a few days before the new StudioCalico class starts: Pop off the page. I've written something about it already a while ago (you can find that post here). I've shared some sneaks from Jen Jockisch already, but there are some more, by Kinsey Wilson and Danielle Flanders which I really want to show you:

by Kinsey

How cute is that arrow shaped paperclip! Luckily there are some in the kit :-)

by Danielle

Love the colors Danielle used. And the flair is tdf! (also in the kit:-))

Also need to show you the class kit which I received two weeks ago.. It has got so much great stuff in it:

Really can't wait for the class to get started!

Have a great sunday!

Love, Dee

Ps: Sadly you can't sign up for the class anymore, because it's sold out. 

dinsdag 28 augustus 2012

ProjectLife Week 20

Hi everyone!

Here's week 20 of ProjectLife :-) It's good to be picking up the pace again with PL after two months of holiday and work on it on a regular basis again:-) It's necessary as well :-P

The whole spread :-)

The left side :-)

The right side :-)

detail 1 :-) Love this card.. Why? That's obvious;-)

detail 2 :-) Love these two cards. For the second one I misted a small card with a bubble mask and three colors of mist (both Studio Calico). For the first I used three different washi's and a wood veneer sun :-)

detail 3 :-) Happy mail from Studio Calico :-)

detail 4 :-) At a friends wedding:-) Stamped with versamark and used silver and red embossing powder :-)

Thanks for watching!

Have a great day! 

Love, Dee

maandag 27 augustus 2012

Week 34 Instagrammed


It's monday; a fresh start to a new week. Here's a little recap from my previous week :-)

1. off to the beach 2. fried cod for lunch at the beach 3. ice cream! With disco dip :-) (oldskool;-)) 4. my baby's back! 5. present from my love 6. spinach salad 7. work out time 8. cake by my collegue 9. with my love 10. bad weather coming up, summer's coming to an end 11. coconut shrimp curry 12.PL time 13. tea and syrup waffle on the side :-) 14. scrapping a regular page 15. work out time again 16. salad with asparagus & avocado 17. my two cuties 18. cute little foodie 19. pie at my brother in laws birthday 20. two cuties:-)

Have a great week!

Love, Dee

vrijdag 24 augustus 2012

ProjectLife Week 19

Hi everyone!

I finished PL week 19 last week and would like to share it with you guys.. So here it is:

The whole spread :-)

Love the arrows and the different washi strips on this one :-)

 My favourite of this week.. Especially because it's so different from what I do normally :-) It was quite the experiment ;-P

Thanks for watching!

Have a great day! 

Love, Dee

dinsdag 21 augustus 2012

Week 33 Instagrammed

I'm totally addicted to Instagram.. It's such a great app:-) Before I downloaded it, I already made tons of pictures with my Iphone. But this app makes it so much fun:-)

Here's a little peek into my life last week. My fiancé was away for the week, but I had to work anyway, so it was quite alright :-) Too bad he missed out on the one week of real summer over here ;-)
1. some relaxing 2. PL-ing at night 3. and some working out 4. dinner for one 5. great win! stamps from SwissGirlDesigns 6. had to make an exception to my 'no bare legs to work'-rule, because of the hot weather 7. capreses salad 8. more working out 9. more scrapping 10. cycling to work 11. dinner with my sis in law 12. the cutest nephew on earth 13. beach day 14. playing in the sand 15. fish at my parents to top it off!

Love, Dee

maandag 20 augustus 2012

Be in the moment...

I need to enjoy the things I do more, enjoy life more, need to be in the moment...

There are so many things I like/want/need to do... I like to scrap, like to cook, like to read, like to spend time online (hello messageboards, pinterest, blogs and instagram), want to work out, like to spend more time with my fiancé, family and friends... But I can't do it all... Well at least not at the same time:-) And I have developed the nasty habbit that when I'm doing one thing, I think about all the other things I could have done at that same time... And obviously that takes out a big part of the fun of the thing I ám doing at that moment... 

So that's why I say to myself: be in the moment!

imagesource: unkown

This goes out to all of you who recognize this feeling :-)

Have a great week!

Love, Dee

vrijdag 17 augustus 2012

Project Life 2012

This year I jumped into a new craft adventure: Project Life. And although it's very time-consuming I have loved every minute of it! I love to look back at the pages I've made so far.

I've heard lots of people quitting or wanting to quit Project Life. Being that it's a very time-consuming hobby I can understand that. Even though I'm 3 months behind, for me quitting Project Life is not an option. This project is so dear to me and I'm determined to finish this year. To keep up I need to keep it simple, but that's allright :-)

From now on I will show you my finished weeks, but in this spread I would like to share with you some favourites of the months January - April 2012 :-) 

These pictures are really dear to me.. We got engaged during the second week of this year :-)

Love the glitter tape by American Crafts

This winter I got to ice skate outside for the first time since a few years; loved it!

Love hanging in out with friends and love all things sweet & sugary, so this high tea at a friends home was perfect! The cupcakes are woodveneers I covered with Zing :-)

New addiction as of this year (as for many of you): washi tape!

Love how this little airplane card turned out :-)

My little nephew, he's so cute!

And for this little card I made washi covered wood veneer hearts :-) Love how they turned out!

That's it for now :-) 

Are you doing Project Life? 

Love, Dee

woensdag 15 augustus 2012


Yay! This just made my day!

Last week I participated in a giveaway on the SwissGirlDesigns blog and I've won!! Can't wait to receive my stampset. Love the layouts the SGD DT members made with the SGD stampsets and can't wait to play with mine!

Please check out the sweet stamps that Rahel makes at SGD Etsy and check out the SGD blog for inspiration!

Have a great day! 

Love, Dee

maandag 13 augustus 2012

It's that time of the month again...

Each month on the 14th when I wake up the sneaks of a new Studio Calico kit are available.. And so this morning I would like to share with you the sneaks of Central High that went live this morning:

the main kit: Central High

Add-on one: Style Guide

Add-on two: Capital Avenue

Add-on three: Road Show

Add-on four: the Register

At this moment I think I like add-ons one and three best:-) Love the stamps in both of these add-ons and love the washi in one and the flair in three :-) But I'm sure that as new sneaks will come I change my mind for several times;-)

By the way, there's a 'new kit on the block'  at Studio Calico this month as well:   the Studio Calico card kit:-)

I'm not really a card-maker but the kit looks great! Especially the stamp set from Lawn fawn!

And there's more more more exciting news. Last month Studio Calico announced on their blog that 6 (!) designteammembers are leaving. I'm really sad to see Vee Jennings, Davinie Fiero, Laura Kurz, Nicole Harper, Stephanie Howell and Kelly Purkey go (especially KP:-(), but this morning (depending on where you're at:-)) Studio Calico announced their new designteammembers:

Sasha Farina who was on the team before (and makes great PL spreads ;-)), Amy Tan, Becky Novacek, Maile Belles, Marcy Penner and last but not least Robyn Werlich who did a great job at the summer stamp school in the month of July :-) 

Especially love that Amy Tan and Marcy Penner joined the team and I'm really curious to see what all new members come up with for the month of September! Can't wait!

Please share with me what your favourite add-on is for this month and what your thoughts are on the new designteammembers!

Have a great day! 

Love, Dee

zondag 12 augustus 2012

Snapshot :-)

Quick snapshot as I'm playing catch up with ProjectLife:-) Have about three 
months catching up to do, so probably won't be able to finish it tonight ;-P

Love, Dee

zaterdag 11 augustus 2012

2012 Layouts so far..

Today I want to show you the layouts I've made this year so far :-) Although I have been scrapbooking before it wasn't until let's say a year ago that I really got the hang of it.. And still there are only eight layouts to show for this year.. That's partially because (sadly) I don't have much time to scrap:-( But also because I've been doing ProjectLife (for the first time) this year. Will talk (and show) more about that some other time :-)

But here they are.. my eight pages made this year. I know they're far from perfect and I can't wait to practice more and more and improve myself :-)

From left to right, from top to bottom:

Me at 25 - my first layout made with my first StudioCalico kit from March 2012 (Story Hour). Especially love the floral design paper from Crate Papers Storyteller collection. Loved the fabric yoyo's by Amy Tan as well :-)

Love my hat - again a page made with Story hour, my first layout with a square picture. Most of my pictures are 4x6, standard photo print size (or at least over here in Europe)

Engaged - This layout is very dear to me. In the first place because of the subject, our engagement in 2012, but also because I like the way it turned out very much! It might be my favourite so far :-)

Get on the bus - Or should I say the triangle-train ;-) Had to try this trend for myself, I like how it turned out, but I think it's a bit plain :-)

Love - made with the Story Hour kit as well, love all the different pieces of paper. For the title I used a stencil by Jenni Bowlin. I traced the letters and then hand-cut them :-) (sadly I don't own a Silhouette (yet) :-))

Passionate - What I love most about this page is the picture. It has got my fiance on it, conducting a band. It just captures his passion for music so perfectly. Because the picture is quite dark I really wanted to use bright colors and Amy Tans Sketchbook Collection was just perfect for that.

Cafe des Epices & La Medina - For the pictures of our holiday in Marrakech (Morocco) last year I purchased an older collection kit from BasicGrey: the Marrakech collection kit. Couldn't think of anything more suitable and although isn't a style I would normally pick these fit perfectly with the colors in the pictures we took while we were there :-) The first one is my favourites. I made my own stamped embellishments for it:-)

That's it for now. Hope to show you new layouts real soon, because that means I have had time to scrap :-)

What are your scrappy plans for this weekend? :-)

Love, Dee

Ps: to view my pages in a bigger format check out my gallery at Studio Calico

woensdag 8 augustus 2012

Gimme some (Blog)lovin´...

Even though I´ve only just started blogging again I hope you come check back  to see what I´m up to. Now I´ve found a thing that´ll make this easy for you: Bloglovin' :-) A perfect way to keep up with your favourite blogs :-) Oh and check out their mobile app too! So much fun!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

I also added several buttons in the bottom right corner.. One for  Bloglovin', one for my Pinterest Board and one for my Twitter account :-) 

Follow me follow me follow me;-)

Love, Dee

dinsdag 7 augustus 2012

Get it girl!

Last month I missed out on KP's fun stamps, but her shop reopened just now. Couldn't help but place an order this time. This is what I got:

Sadly I missed out on the fab die-cut files that she offered before, but oh well.. you can't have it all:-)

Have only one thing left to say.....

Get it girl!

Love, Dee

zondag 5 augustus 2012

Pop off the page!

At the beginning of this month a new class was presented at Studio Calico: Pop off the page with Jen Jockisch. And as soon as I read the description and saw the class kit (hello exclusive stamp set!) I knew I couldn't resist:-)

The class will be about layering paper and embellishments on a page, to add detail, dimension and visual interest to a project. 

There will be contributions to this class from:Wilna Furstenberg, Kim Stewart, Rahel Menig, Christine Middlecamp, Stephanie Dagan, Kinsey Wilson, Keisha Campbell, Sophie Crespy, Sasha Farina and Danielle Flanders.

The class is self paced, so all (4) PDFs will be available on the 1st of September. The PDFs will cover several different subjects:

PDF one: adding detail and dimension with paper layers, ephemera, mists & ink.
PDF two: creating layers from stamps, punches, die cuts and dimensional paper techniques
PDF three: layering in mini albums
PDF four: layering tips and tricks from Jen

I absolutely love the sneaks I've seen so far and can't wait to get started!

and some more sneaks:

The class is almost sold out, so if you want to join in the fun, you need to hurry!

Who's joining me in this class?

Love, Dee

zaterdag 4 augustus 2012

Photo a Day July 2012 overview

There it is.. My overview of Photo a Day July by FatMumSlim :-) This Photo prompt is so much fun! At first I thought I'd try it for one month (June), but I got hooked.. might continue doing it for the rest of the year:$ It's a good basis for PL as well, I might add... 

Love, Dee

woensdag 1 augustus 2012

Photo a day August!

In June I participated for the first time in Fatmumslim's Photo a Day craze. I thought it would be fun to try it just for a month.. And after June July came.. And I thought.. Well that's enough.. But after I checked out the list for August yesterday.. I thought: well why not play along again this month;-) 

Anyone else participating?:-)

Love, Dee