Versatile blogpost
(Freewheelin’ Friday #43)

Last time I posted an award that pointed me out as a “versatile blogger”
so today I will answer to those expectations by writing a versatile post!



I took some time off from preparing lessons for the Mixed Emotions
. I needed to create something “just for me” and I really liked
Patty’s challenge at the Wednesday Stamper

“This week we challenge you to create something with a “face” using
at least one rubber stamp.”

I decided to get my stamps out and play along.
I haven’t stamped in quite a while and when I looked at all my stamps
I fell for the “gun lady” again… I’m just so in love with this stamp from
Viva Las Vega Stamps!

I used black embossing powder to give her more depth.
The text is done with black stickers. I made a small frame
around the card using paper scraps, and the black line
is made with puffy paint.
My son laughed when he saw this card – mission completed!


Looking for paper scraps to make the border of the ATC,
I came across an old piece of newspaper with the top 2000
list on it. OH MY, am I looking forward to that event!
Maybe some of you remember how I threw one big music
party on my blog last year and everyone could play along!

This year, my blog will again be dominated by music, beginning
on Christmas day and going on every day until New Year!
Some of you ladies already asked about it, and are dying to start
but you have to wait a while longer gals… it’s not Christmas yet!
I will tell you more about it in time, but for those who get very
curious now, here’s the post from last year that explains it all.


Anyway, I used that
piece of newspaper
to create a dress
for this lovely lady!

Because the woman
was quite long, I turned
this card into a skinny.
I made her stand on a shell
and added some music sheet
and parts of a crystal swirl.

The text at the bottom says:
“Looking forward to…”




On to Seth and his blog “The Altered Page“.
A few weeks ago, Seth posted this:

I am working on a future project and I need your help.
In the coming months, I am going to be posting a series of questions in the
form of polls on my sidebar. Every Thursday, a set of polls will be posted.
You will have one week to answer the questions before they are replaced
with a new set the following Thursday.

Since he started this, I go to Seth’s blog on Thursdays to take a look at his
questions and to vote. Some questions gave me plenty to think about!
This week, one of the questions is:

Do you think it is wrong to alter a book?

And the possible answers are:

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Yes, depending upon the book
  • No, it gives new life to the book

Now as a book lover, I couldn’t really choose…
But – as you would say – “you DO alter books, don’t you?”

Uhm yep, I alter books! That’s why I had a hard time answering this question.
I guess my answer is the second (middle) sentence, but the YES should be
replaced by a NO. Think about it…

(Want to see the other questions and/or vote? Go here)


And I end this post with some celebrating…


The new challenge blog “Scrapbookers Anonymous” has chosen
their very first Design Team, and look who’s in it….

…my friend LENA!!!

Congratulations sweetie!!!


Now was this a versatile post or not?
I hope you enjoyed reading my ramblings again.
Enjoy your weekend!

Je t’embrasse.

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18 Responses to “Versatile blogpost
(Freewheelin’ Friday #43)”

  • Irma Says:

    Hallo Marit

    Je bent weer heerlijk bezig geweest, hartstikke mooi. Ik heb nog een klein vraagje over de komende WS; Ik ben in de komende tijd veel weg en zal veel niet tegelijkertijd mee kunnen werken, kan ik dan toch de WS volgen en later nawerken? Dankjewel voor je antwoord!!!
    LG – Irma

  • Jeanet Says:

    Love your card Marit! That text is so fun!
    And That skinny is great too, already looking forward to the Top 2000 😉
    Love your post and so happy for Lena she made the DT!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Maja Says:

    Ik zag het net op Scrappers Anonymous, en heb Lena al gefeliciteerd. Leuke tekst op de ATC.Ik moest er ook om lachen. De skinny vind erg mooi geworden. Ik kijk er ook naar uit en ga zeker weer mee doen met de top 2000! Fijn weekend!!!!!!!!

  • julie Says:

    I saw Lena made the team and COULD NOT BE HAPPIER for her!! That is AWESOME!!! And how FUNNY is that stamp’s sentiment!?!?!?!? LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT!!!! And loving the poll idea!!! AWESOME question! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • Debby Says:

    Wonderfully, creative projects.

  • ~*~Patty Says:

    What fun to visit you dear Marit
    Your Cowgirl is super and embossed too = cool!!!
    So glad you played along with the WS challenge … you ARE versatile and talented!
    Your newspaper dress skinny is gorgeous … you clever girl you!
    I remember your music list from last year and enjoyed that very much too!
    Thank you for the reminder about Seth’s poll … I am just getting back in the swing of things …. slowlyyyy
    Happy Weekend Dear One!

  • Gloria Says:

    Great projects, I love the “gun lady” card, so fun!!TFS, have a great weekend.

  • Lena Says:

    Leuk dat je even “toetert” voor me!! Ben reuze enthousiast dat ik voor het DT gekozen ben!!
    Je skinny vind ik heel erg mooi zo met die jurk van krantenpapier!!
    Je “small hole” tekst…. zo grappig!!

  • Jenneke Says:

    Heey, embossing poeder, goed idee!! 😉
    Leuk geworden hoor, die ‘gun lady’, geweldige tekst ook!
    Ben het met je eens wat betreft het ‘alteren’ van een boek: als je ja vervangt door nee, is het middelste antwoord ook mijn antwoord!
    Kan me echt niet voorstellen dat we alweer zowat aan de Top 2000 gaan beginnen….wat is dat jaar weer omgevlooooooogen!!! Bah, niet leuk!

    Desondanks, fijn weekend! :-))


  • anne Says:

    both your ladies are wonderful!!!! love the newspaper as the dress…

  • Annemarie Says:

    That sure covered a whole lot of stuff. I like “skinny” card.

  • Hermine Says:

    Lovely ATC

  • Peggy Says:

    Wat ben ik blij terug jouw blog te kunnen lezen! Je gelooft echt niet hoe hard je dat kan missen!
    Ik ben het helemaal eens met je zoon … toen ik die Gun Lady zag, en de tekst las, kwam er ook spontaan een grote grijns op mijn gezicht hihi. Die one-liners van jou en van Glenda maken mijn dag altijd helemaal goed haha, waar halen jullie dat toch?????
    Wat goed voor Lena!!! Ik ga seffes eens snel kijken sé. Ze is ook ongelofelijk goed hé, ik ben helemaal weg van haar werk, en ook van haar moet ik zeggen, wat een lieve vrouw!
    Goed, ga eens kijken wat je verder nog allemaal uitgespookt hebt deze voorbije maand.
    Fijn weekend lieve vriendin!
    Veel liefs
    xxx Peggy

  • Glenda Tkalac Says:

    First of all I love the gun lady, she’s too cool. And I am totally in love with the newspaper dress woman!!!! That is soooo awesome. I have to keep that in mind and try it as it looks fabulous. I’ve also bookmarked that new challenge blog because Lord knows I have enough paper to scrap for many lifetimes!!! haha

  • Glenda Tkalac Says:

    Oh, and I forgot to answer you question about my fave colors of Glimmer Mists…. I seem to always go for the blues or pinks…Turquoise Blue is gorgeous as is Patina but I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them! haha

  • Chris Aiton Says:

    Your post is definitely versatile (thanks for tagging me last week – my post tomorrow will be “versatile” also. Love how you used that musical paper! I only alter books that are not valuable – they may be falling apart so I am giving them new life. Have a super weekend and Yay!!!! for Lena!!!!

  • Viv Says:

    haha, ik moet ook lachen om die kaart van jou!

    En wat leuk voor Lena dat ze is gekozen in het DT van scrapbookers anonymous 🙂
    Dan ga ik daar maar eens snel een kijkje nemen!

    Een heel fijn weekend toegewenst, groetjes Viv

  • Linda Says:

    lol, Love your fun card and your skinny is absolutely gorgeous!! Great dress and image!!

    hugs and smiles,