07 januari 2007


is my word for the first challenge of this year by Ali Edwards. I've chosen this word because I just want to be this year, I'd like to just go on, growth will come, development will be there and all will be enjoyed. I've created a layout "celebrating" my word.

Products used; making memories acrylic paint - basic grey chipboard letters (as a template) - heidi swapp chipboard letters - doodlebug cardstock letter stickers - basic grey holy cow rub-on - stabilo pens - writing paper from own collection.

02 januari 2007

Happy new year

Had a wonderful time... (as you can see..)

28 december 2006

Making a list

I am sooooo scrapping this!

Rules – copy the list and bold face the items you’ve done. {Wait for some comments then answer the questions. }

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Driven anything over 100 MPH
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse of the moon.
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey in Latin
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

22 december 2006

Best advice ever!

Over on this blog; Standing On The Edge.... This is what she said;

So, stop waiting

--until your car or home is paid off
--until you get a new car or home
--until your kids leave the house
--until you go back to school
--until you lose ten pounds
--until you gain ten pounds
--until you finish school
--until you get a divorce
--until you get married
--until you have kids
--until you retire
--until summer
--until spring
--until winter
--until fall
--until you die

There is no better time than RIGHT NOW to be happy.

Happiness is a JOURNEY, not a destination.

Brilliant advice is sometimes needed very much.

17 december 2006

Christmas is all around

The build up to christmas is really going strong! We decorated the tree today. It looks lovely, lights, silver garlands and angel hangers.

We also had a factory kind of thing going on while massproducing this years christmascards for friends and family.

Looking forward to this week. Tomorrow I'm having dinner with friends/co-workers. Wednesday we're having a Christmas market at school and also the Christmas dinner. On Thursday we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, every class does a performance. I'm looking forward to it all, but I'm also very anxiously waiting for my time off.

Lovely saturday

Had a workshop today. Loved it! All Heidi Swapp goodies... Totally enjoyable. Liked the minibook we made very much.

And, I made christmascards, well sorta, for the teachers I work with. Hope they like them...

Making the family christmascards tomorrow after sleeping late and before going to bed knowing there are only four days of working ahead before christmas vacation.

26 november 2006


I never knew the English word for "zuinig" was thrifty, until I found the Dutch Dares. As you probably know I like a challenge. That's how the following layot came to be.

The journaling is in dutch, here's the translation;


• adjective (thriftier, thriftiest) careful and prudent with money.

— DERIVATIVES thriftily adverb

Say thrifty and I think of my mother, she participates in everything to save money, collects bonuspoints and so on. She always talks together another bonus. I also think about my father, who gets his beer at the supermarket with the biggest discount and stops for gas at the gas station with the lowest price.

I'm not thrifty, after all, you only live once. On my own, I try to get the Dutch economy back on track.

I'm thrifty about my family, sice the car accident that my mother had on fathersday 2005. It became painfully clear to me that you should be the thriftiest about your family. And so I spend quite a lot of my money n nice things for my sister, my brothers and my parents.

Products used;
cardstock and patterened paper - Basic Grey
Computer font - Century gothic
Punch (star) - tom tas
Pen - Stabilo and Sakura
Dictionary words - van Dale

18 november 2006

Just having fun.

'What will your obituary say?' at QuizGalaxy.com

What will your obituary say? Go and find out now, lol.

29 oktober 2006

A very good week

I've had a very good week.

First of all, I had the week of as it is autumn vacation in our region.

I've passed the theoretical part of my drivers licence test. (On the first try! Whoohoo!)

Carved my first pumpkin! And had so much fun doing that.

15 oktober 2006

October so far

The first of october we (my family, and two friends) went to the Efteling. The best amusement parc in the Netherlands. It was very nice weather and we had so much fun! At the end of the day I took a group shot.

Just yesterday I had a workshop at Piens's scrapbookstore. I enjoyed it very much to finnaly meet Regina. I bumped into her in the Efteling, but having a chance to talk to her and learn from her was so inspiring.

We made a minibook and one layout. I'm hoping to finish them some time soon and will try to post them on my blog.