“46 years ago…

…you were the loveliest thing that ever happened to us.
And you still are”

Ain’t this the sweetest words to hear when it’s your birthday?
My parents wrote this on the birthday card I got from them!

YESSSSS, I told you I would wear a birthday hat today!

So here I am!










Thanks to my family and my beloved for giving me what you know I like best!
Thanks to my friend Lena, you know I wanted this!
Thanks Lenny, we’re one of a kind – loving the same things!
Thanks friends, for the cards and nice birthday wishes!
(And this is not all!!! There’s more to come! My son was a bit disappointed
that his gift hasn’t arrived yet. I presume he ordered something but he
won’t tell, and I have to wait…
and I also got me money, so I will be hitting the Scrapbook store soon!!!)


…….. and
more spoiled!
These are the
baskets Angèle
made! I won those
with giving a
comment on her
100th blogpost –
ain’t that a
Thanks Angèle!



OK, now let’s party some more…

A new Lotus Paperie challenge is up, and not only that… the new October
Guest Designer is introduced and this month you wouldn’t miss it
for the world! Dani Johnsen is a very talented girl and blogfriend of mine,
and she will join the Lotus team all month! 
Besides the weekly challenges, you have this month to scraplift one of
her layouts for a chance to win a prize! Go over there and meet Dani!


The weekly
challenge –
 #144 – is
this sketch.









I knew this would be up on October 2nd, so I made a birthday layout.
Happy, happy, happy.
Colourful, colourful, colourful.

I looked for the
most happy and
bright paper to
work with, and
when you read
this post you know
“finding” isn’t a
problem anymore!
I even categorized
my papers,
look at it! 



Once I collected a lot of paper, I glued it without giving it much thoughts…
I felt like a little kid! Playing, just fooling around.
This is what I made.  (JARIG = Birthday)

You can tell I’m older and wiser fom this layout ’cause this time I didn’t forget
to write down which stuff I used!
(Hey, I learned something the past year – you’re never to old to learn!)

Used materials:
Background paper: Ki Memories (coloured with felt pens)
Little pieces of paper: Sassafrass lass, DCWV, Cosmo Cricket and
paper without brand from my stash. 
Big title alphas: Cosmo Cricket
Subtitle alphas: Jenni Dowlin
The little fiber on the hat: Harlee Quinnz Designs
Finished it off with little felt flowers and bling bling from my stash.

A little bird
cut out of






And now, I recommend you take a good look at my “happy layout” again.
Maybe – if you haven’t seen that before – take a look at my little sweet
Harlee Quinnz Designs Faeries album also.

Why – you ask?

Well, these layouts are SWEET and BRIGHT and if you follow me a bit,
then you know I usually am not such a bright happy coloured scrapper…
and since I’m also a Libra, I plan to create a horrifying layout to
bring things back in balance.
To compensate the sweetness.
Teehee… got you curious?

That, my friends, is called a “cliffhanger”…..

Je t’embrasse

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23 Responses to ““46 years ago…

  • Ang Says:

    Van harte proficiat met je 46e verjaardag Marit!
    Ik hoop dat dit een gezellige dag voor je is. Misschien samen met je ouders? Prachtige, ontroerende woorden op hun kaart!
    De lo vind ik super vrolijk! Leuk idee! Om te onthouden; ik ben ook geboren in oktober. Hoe is het weer in Eindhoven? Nog een uurtje en ik kom die kant op!

    Liefs, Ang

  • Jeanet Says:

    Happy, happy birthday to you Marit! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!!! You did get some gorgeous stuff!!
    LOVE what your parents wrote on that card!!! Beautiful baskets from Ang

  • jessica Says:

    Happy happy happy birthday Marit!!! I have a little pkg. of treats for you that I will send out this week (oh and need your full address again..email me!)
    That layout is fantastic!!!! love it!
    Have a wonderful day!!!

  • Melissa Says:

    Marit, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a wonderful day, hope all your dreams and wishes come true 🙂

    Love your LO too, it’s awesome, that birthday hat rocks!

  • Thinkie Says:

    hartelijk gefeliciteerd!

  • Kimmarie Says:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your goodies. Love your layout!

  • Chris Says:

    Happy birthday Marit! Looks like you are having a super day! What cool gifts and those baskets are awesome – what wonderful words from your parents. Just love your happy layout but look forward to the “horrible” one. So glad I have gotten to know you over the web and happy that we are designing for HQD.

  • NancyB Says:

    Big hugs and lots of love and wishes on your birthday dear Marit!!! I think so far your having a wonderful time! Happy Birthday many times over! xoxo

  • Ricky Says:

    van harte zusje!!

  • Glenda T. Says:

    Happy birthday Marit!! I just love that layout you did, so fun and happy!! Oh, you totally have me intrigued at the word “horrifying” too, I’ll be back!!! haha I so need to organized my paper…..

  • Mieke Says:

    Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag gisteren! Wat een lieve woorden op de kaart.
    Hoop dat je een goed jaar krijgt!

  • Petra coolen Says:

    Congrats Marit!!
    Lieve kaart van je ouders zeg…
    Maak er een mooie dag van.

  • Peggy Says:

    Gelukkige verjaardag Marit!!!!!! En je hebt gelijk, dat moeten wel de mooiste woorden zijn die een dochter kan te horen krijgen.
    Je LO is geweldig, leuk, ik word er goed gezind van gewoon met ernaar te kijken … natuurlijk kan die leuke foto daar ook voor een stukje tussen zitten hihi.
    Ik moest echt lachen toen je zei “this my friends is called a cliffhanger” haha, zo leuk gevonden! Het werkt in elk geval, want ik ben zooooo nieuwsgierig (maar als je mij persoonlijk zou kennen, zou je weten dat ik daar geen cliffhanger voor nodig heb haha). In elk geval ben ik benieuwd, cliffhanger of geen cliffhanger, jouw blog is er eentje waarvan ik geen enkele nieuwe post wil missen!
    Maak er een gezellig verjaardagsweekend van Marit!
    Liefs xxx Peggy

  • Cynthia Says:

    Oh Happy Birthday to you Sweet Marit. And what lovely sentiment from your parents!!!!!!!! And wow love all the goodies you got too. And that lay-out is so perfect. Love the little hat 🙂

  • Annemarie Says:

    Great presents. Happy birthday.

  • Vivian Says:

    Een beetje laat maar alsnog van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag, Marit 🙂

    En wat een mooie lieve woorden van je ouders!

    Nog een fijne zondag, liefs Viv

  • Jenneke Says:

    Te laat!
    Sorry, maar toch nog van harte gefeliciteerd met je 46e verjaardag! Geweldige layout heb je erover gemaakt, ik hou er wel van hoor, vrolijke layouts!!
    Ben bezig met de nieuwe Lotus sketch, ben een fan van dit blog!
    En ook van dat van jou!

    Groetjes, Jenneke

  • ~*~ Patty Szymkowicz Says:

    Dear Marit ~ I hope you are still celebrating your special day … one day is not enough! Happy Happy Birthday to you, you creative lady you!

  • Michelle Rydell Says:

    Happy Birthday again Marit! I hope to have something fun in the mail to you soon – sorry it will be a little late! I think that is the most fun and happy birthday layout I’ve ever seen!!! I LOVE IT!!! xo

  • Bethany Kartchner Says:

    Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! You rock, my friend!

  • cindy Says:

    I missed your birthday….:( I hope you had a wonderful day 🙂 HUGS!
    I love your layout … it is fabulous. love the hat and little bird.

  • Denise Cousins Says:

    I missed it too, so sorry friend!!! I’m sending you big belated birthday hugs!!! Love your bright layout & those baskets are just adorable!!! I’m wanting some myself!!

  • Dani Says:

    That is a beautiful thing to find inside a birthday card! love that.
    And I know I’m SO late, but I hope you had a wonderful birthday sweets!