Jul 23 2010

Soak up the Sun
(Freewheelin’ Friday #31)

The bright days kept on being bright last week!
But with the sun shining through our blinds I noticed something…

… how dirty my windows and blinds were!

You can’t see it on this photo but believe me – two smokers in the house
leave you with a thick layer of nicotine on the windows and blinds…

… and since the bicycle racers in the Tour de France had their day off –
no telecasting on Wednesday – I spend that day cleaning the windows
and the blinds.

Why do I post this, you ask?
Well, for starters – I’m not the “housekeeping kind of woman”.
And second: It took me all day and left me with muscle pain in my arms so yes,
I want the world to know I CLEANED THE BLINDS!! YEAY!

My beloved got infected by this cleaning virus and he decided to go polish
our dining room table on Wednesday evening… I gotta say: he asked first
’cause – as you know – that’s the place where I create.
I had no deadlines waiting and the table really needed a polish so I said
go ahead but ooohhh, it always takes over a day (polish – oil – wait for the
wood to absorb the oil –  rub – oil  – you get the picture) before we can sit
at the table again so I found myself at a loose end yesterday…
I just didn’t know what to do with myself! I have no problem with having
diner on the couch in front of the TV but did you notice that the BEST
scrapping ideas come when you’re not able to scrap??!!!


But of course I wouldn’t leave you on a Friday without showing a layout…

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Jul 16 2010

I need the beach…
(Freewheelin’ Friday #30)

(If you came here to visit the “Buried treasure” project – go to this post)

My boy is far, far away…

“He’s going to wake up in the city that never sleeps….”

Yep, that’s right.
My son is in New York.
He will travel to San Francisco.
With his dad, stepmom, little brother and sister.
In a car.
That will take seven weeks.

He’s gone for one week now.
Six more to go…

Thank God there’s e-mail!
And laptops


I have a new dentist.
He pulled out my wisdom tooth yesterday.
When I came home, I couldn’t close my left eye anymore.
He’d been a little over-enthusiastic with the anaesthesia.
Half my face was paralyzed.
I had to close my eye with my hand every few minutes
because my eye didn’t blink on it’s own.
It scared the shit out of me!
It took over 4 hours to get the feeling in my face back.
I’m seriously thinking about changing dentists again.
(Yes, again. Long story.)


Hope today will be a better day.
Let us move to something nice to start with!


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Jul 9 2010

Tiny dancer
(Freewheelin’ Friday #29)

When Michelle send me the titles of the songs I had to work with as a
guest designer this month at Scrapping the Music I looked at the title
but no bells were ringing…

Title of the movie where this song was from: “Almost Famous”…???
Still no bells…
So I clicked on the link to watch the youtube film and … Aaaaah…
how did I NOT remember the name of that movie… I LOVED that movie!!!
And then I listened to the song.
Are you kidding me? Elton John?
I “have something” with Elton… how awesome that this is the first song
to work with as a guest designer! I sure made a happy dance!
(Yes folks, I don’t do it  much but I can dance!)


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Jul 6 2010

My PAPER world
and book for Nout

I promised you a big announcement and a lot of photo’s this week…

Here it comes.


It is in 2 languages now – English and Dutch – and I RENAMED IT TO:

Marit’s Paper World

My work goes beyond scrapbooking lately, and I think “Paper world”
includes all the art that I make now.
The address and e-mail remain the same though.

And for you who have my blinkie on their blog: did you see it change?

On my website, you can also register to receive my newsletter.
Whenever there is a new workshop coming up or other news to share
I will send a newsletter to the ones who register for it, so you stay up to date
(You can always cancel it if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore.)

Thanks to Marius for making everything possible!!!

There’s a new workshop in the make, the logo is on the website already.
It starts on October 22.
Keep an eye on the website (or register for the newsletter) ’cause more news
about it will follow soon.


Another announcement:


The introduction is on the STM blog today!
Thanks Michelle, for asking me!
I LOVE to work with all you girls this month!


Yesterday, Nout turned 18 and I gave him the mini I made for him.
He was thrilled, and it brought tears to his eyes.
He (and I) want to thank everyone who send advice, layouts, cards, nice quotes
and sweet words. I used everything!

I know you all are curious to see the end result, so here it is.


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Jul 2 2010

Hot and groovy!
(Freewheelin’ Friday #28)

Apologies for being absent on your (and my) blog last week…
you know it’s HOT in the Netherlands (98 degrees today!) and upstairs,
where the computer is, temperature rises even higher!
Not only I can’t stand it – my computer can’t handle it either (he’s almost
ready to retire) so most of the day I let him rest and cool off….

But this  morning he will have to work a bit ’cause I will give you a little
update on last week before I let him sleep again… He better work with me!

Hi! Good morning friends! How are you all! Not melted yet?

Since my son was away all week, I could work on “you know what…”
and here’s a little sneak for you


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Jun 26 2010

Hey, hello there!

(for the ones who know me already)


(for the ones who never been here before)


I presume you are here for the mad tea party?
Hi, I’m Marit, glad to meet you.






Take a good look, I’m in the back of the garden behind the flowers.
Don’t you see me?


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Jun 18 2010

Fragments of a Self
(Freewheelin’ Friday #27)

What did I write in the last post???
“Expect to see more artwork coming from now on…”

Not yet, my friends, not much anyway.

Yes, I had more time last week and yes I made good use of it but photo’s
of a clean toilet, a neat bathroom, fresh sheets on the beds and ironed
clothes in the cabinet aren’t very interesting to you I guess…
I can tell my men found it VERY MUCH interesting! 😀

But you know me… I  couldn’t let the week pass by completely without
being creative so don’t worry, I have something to show you.


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