Tales from the Studio & woyww #226


Today is a special day, so I keep it short and sweet – come on in and I’ll tell you why…

Here’s today golden oldie scrapbook layout that makes it clear why today is special.

(I don’t create ‘traditional scrapbook layouts’ anymore but every Wednesday I dive into my albums and lift a ‘golden oldie.’ The layouts I pick are random, YOU – blog readers – name the number of the album and layout to show. Let me know in a comment which album you want me to open next week – to avoid that you name layouts that have already been requested, you can find a list showing the ‘free’ numbers to choose from on this page.

I knew I had this golden oldie scrapbook layout somewhere and I digged it from the archives to show to you today (John W., your ‘golden oldie request’ will have to wait ’till next week)


Yes, right… it is my birthday today… and not just any birthday – I turn (oh-my-goodness-should-I-say-it-is-it-really-so???) fifty.



This is not a day to write a long blogpost, so I just show you how my desk looks this morning for “What’s On Your Work desk Wednesday.” (If you have no idea what I am talking about, I recommend you click the link and hop on over to Julia’s blog to find out all about woyww.)

I took this photo from another angle than I usually do so you can see what is going on in the background as well.

WOYWW #226


One last announcement:
the online art journal workshop LET IT LOOSE starts at the end of the month!

October 28 – December 5; 2013


Find all the info and/or register HERE

Enjoy your day dear ones!



  1. says

    Voor de derde (of vierde?) keer van harte gefeliciteerd meis met deze speciale verjaardag!!
    Zaterdag kom ik je nog een keer persoonlijk feliciteren ook. Tot dan lieverd, ik kijk er naar uit!!

  2. Lunch Lady Jan says

    Happy Birthday, you’re a youngster compared to me, so enjoy!!!! Have a great day :-)
    Great LO btw!
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

  3. Maisie Moonshine says

    Wishing you the happiest of happy birthdays Marit – Can’t believe you are 50, you sound so much younger! :0) Loving your washi tape dispenser – VERY practical! Have a great evening, enjoy the celebrations. HUGS MMx #46

  4. says

    Best Wishes for the best birthday ever!I love the energy of that layout! I already turned fifty Marit and it’s not so bad! Inside I still feel about 22!!! Enjoy your day. Sorry I’m a bit late visiting as we were at the Globe Theatre today! Julie Ann xx #56

  5. Julia says

    oh marit wishing you the happiest of birthdays! fifty is not to be shy of – go out there and seize your fifties! I love your neat and busy working space, and the mail art in the making, it’s all looking very creative..no surprise there then! hope you’ve had a special day!

  6. Ali H says

    Hi I was 50 on Saturday – so I know EXACTLY how you are feeling ! Have a fab day – congratulations ! Ali xx #34

  7. Christine says

    Fifty is the new forty – happy 40th Birthday, hope it was a great day!

    I love a busy desk or two.

    Bishopsmate #97

  8. Carol N says

    A very happy birthday to you!! My next is the bit 6 – 0…. ugh. Anyway, I love how you label your desk photo! Happy WOYWW, too!
    Carol N #84

  9. says

    Happy Birthday, sorry it’s a day late, but I’m playing catch up…. love your desk, it looks very special. Helen 14

  10. says

    Oeps, een dagje te laat maar alsnog van harte gefeliciteerd, welkom tot de club :o)Doet geen zeer hoor, alleen als je het hardop uitspreekt hahaha.

  11. says

    Happy Birthday to you – I joined the 50’s in January and its been an interesting year LOL – have a great one – Happy WOYWW Mxx #33

  12. says

    {{ hope your Special Day
    was The Best !!

    50 !!
    really ??

    from here
    you look Much Younger !!


    a baby
    compared to moi,

    seriously … }}


  13. says

    Had to pop round to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    50? That’s nothing – I see it fading from view in the rearview mirror of my mind….

    I am determined to get some visits in before tomorrow!

    Happy (late AGAIN!) WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (35)

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