Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Craft events Knotsgekke kaarten en scrapdagen and Crea Weekend.

These past two weekends i was invited as a designer for two events. The first one is called Knotsgekke kaarten en Scrapdagen and it took place in Den Bosch, Holland.  Although it was more cards than scrapbooking, i still had a great time meeting people and teaching workshops. I also had a great designer from inkatelier next to my stand, who is absolutely wonderful.

The second event was Crea weekend and it took place in Gorinchem, Holland. I had a great time and i met some wonderful new people who i got to introduce to Scrapbooking and Mixed Media. Ofcourse there were some familiar faces who came to visit me, which makes these events an awesome experience.

I'll let the photos speak for themself.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Creative World 2018

I went to Creative World in Frankfurt to see what is new on the craft market. This show is so inspiring. I love to see the new collections, make new connections and feel inspired by all the other hobbies beside Scrapbooking. There were so many wonderful booths at the show that i was afraid that i would miss many of them. We were rushing through the aisles to see as much as we could. Ofcourse we didn't see everything (it is huge!), but we did manage to see most of the Creative World show. Unfortunately there was no time for Christmas World and such.

Here are a few of my favorites from the show.

Lately i have been loving the bright colors. I'll guess that i am longing for Spring/Summer to arrive here. I am loving the designs i created for these layouts. They make the backgrounds for these pages a bit interesting.

Here i used the Pebbles Happy Hooray collection. So colorful and happy, i love these animals.
This collection is called Emoji Love by Simple Stories and i cannot tell you how wonderful this collection works for creating kids layouts. It is also perfect for teens, emoji's are everywhere in our home at the moment. I'll hope to show you some more layouts with these collections soon.


Saturday, September 09, 2017

Goodbye Summer

As summer is coming to an end, it is time to get ready for Fall. I am not a Fall person. The rain, grey skies, more rain... I don't like it one bit! But one of the things i do like about Fall, are the colors.( and hot cocoa!) My mom who lives on the 13th floor has the most beautiful view and you can really see the change of the leaf colors.
I was inspired for this layout to use lot's of fall colors and leaves. I made some myself using Vaessen Creative dies as a stencil with distress ink. I really like the combination of the stitching and the kraft with a pop of gold color.

Last month i got my first publication in Australia. I am so super excited! It is wonderful to see your own work in a beautiful scrapbook magazine. I have been working for scrapbook magazines for 12 years worldwide now, but it still excites me everytime i receive them in the mail.
Scrapbooking Memories has published one of my favorite scrapbook layouts about my boys.
The colors are typically me when it comes to creating a boys layout. It is probably not a typical color scheme when you think of boy colors, but it works for me. The funny thing is, that a big part of their wardrobe includes these colors. I love mint, light denim and mustard yellow for boys, so pretty!
School has officially started again and my boys look bigger than ever! One 7th grader and one in highschool. How did this happen so quickly?!
I am happy to see that they are really motivated for school and eager to learn new things.

So on the first day of school, i decided to switch around a few things in my studio. And while i was doing that, there was a basket that kept bothering me. It was an old Hema basket that i bought years ago for my thickers. The basket was not white anymore but it turned into a light beige color. Not pretty! So i did a quick make over with the Edding acrylic spray paint in pastel pink. One of the most beautiful pinks i have ever seen! I love how it turned out and how well it matches my Crate Paper storage holder.
Lastly i will end this post with a colorful Summer scrapbook layout. I am going to miss you summer! Counting the days till your return ;) Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New pubs!

Yay! Today is my birthday. And what better way to start the day than showing you something exciting? I have a few publications i am really proud of that i wanted to share with you.

First of all is the new Cards and Scrap magazine that has just hit the stores. It was my first time getting published in the magazine and i am very pleased. I have five different projects in the magazine, including theme's like baby, boys and Disney.
Second is an interview i did with the French magazine Esprit Scrap. I have been published in this magazine before, but i was so excited when they asked me for an interview. I think it looks great, and i love how they used several shots from my studio.
I was also published again in JOT magazine. This is my favorite online magazine because there is so much inspiration in there. Check out this amazing free magazine.
I made a few layout's for Vaessen-Creative using the new Kaisercraft and Crate Paper. How amazing are these colors? I love working with Vaessen-Creative, they know exactly how to boost my mojo. I mean pastels and summer prints? Yes please!
I will end this post with a shot of my clean studio. It doesn't look like this very often, since i am alway's in the middle of some projects. So the rare occasion asked for a photo, just so i can remind myself later to clean up ha!Of to celebrate my birthday and eat some cake! Have a great day xoxo