You found me!

You found my blog on the new address!!!
It looks very professional to have my own “maritscrapworld” domain,
don’t you think? I’m a lucky girl to have a lover who put it all together for me!
(Thanks a lot dear – also, on forehand, thanks for all the technical community-
site-web-stuff that you installed and will have to explain to me in the near
future and all the support you are giving… I love you!)

Next, I do want to apologize neglecting all of you in the past week…
I did had my reasons, you know that, but now that things are settling down
I promise I will catch up with all your blogs in the coming week.

There’s another reason I wasn’t around much…
I spend two days with my parents in Zeeland!
It’s a two hour drive, and to you who think Holland is a beautiful country:
let me show you something else for a change…


This is a photo
I took on the way
to Zeeland.
All the way from
my place to
my parents,
I see this….

Two hours,
this panorama =

(but being there
is worth the drive!) 

On to an image less boring now (I hope)


I told you in my last post that I was working on an art journal page…
Here it is! 

I made this with the last Scrapping Our LOUD! challenge in the back of my
mind, which was “to use oversized embellishments and/or alphas on your
page…. the bigger, the better!”

The background is an image of a sunset & clouds… you can still see it
in the silhouette of the lady. I painted and sprayed and messed around with
gel medium a lot… the quotation marks is a stamp and I stamped with paint
and my BIG alpha’s the word BIG.

The quote is by Donald Trump
“If you are going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big”

I find it very appropriate to use this quote right now, with all the BIG plans
that are going to be realized… sometimes I get the shivers when I think of
it all… can I do this? Will there be people interested in my workshops?
Will they actually be willing to pay something for it? Who am I to….

OH, you know! Woman’s insecurety and doubts and feeling small…
I try to think of this quote then to remind myself:
“Why not? Why shouldn’t I do it. At least I try!!!” 

The paint is
deep purple
and stamping
with my foam
alpha’s gave
such a beautiful




I plan to work in my art journal some more this week – it gives me a feeling
of “freedom” I don’t have that much when I work on a layout – which is odd
’cause I can do the same things on a 12 x 12 layout, don’t I?
But it just doesn’t feel the same. I hope to reach the point where the feeling is
similar, no matter which paper or size I work on… and I think I’m halfway
there, but I have to hold on and keep going and keep creating and failing and
standing up again… it’s all part of the process!

But that’s what’s creating is all about! I love it all!
Even the failures…

OK now, before I get too philosophical here… the week has begun and grocery
shopping is on the list (and buying new permanent markers… I squeezed the
last ink out of my last pen writing the “Trump quote”)

And remember, I will be stopping by your blogs this week!
That’s a promise!

Je t’embrasse!

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13 Responses to “You found me!”

  • Denise Says:

    Your page is totally AWESOME!!!! The painted alphas are fantastic and the siloutte is beautiful and embracing!!!! I am proud of you for dreaming big and realizing that you can do anything you set your mind to do!! You are WOMAN!!!!! Have a great week!!!

  • Mirjamc Says:

    wauw Marit, prachtig!!!mooie kleuren en de foamstempels hebben een ook een mooie textuur achtergelaten! gefeliciteerd met je eigen ‘maritscrapworld-domain’!!!

  • Julie Ann Says:

    Congrats on your domain name!! Very exciting…and gorgeous gorgeous art!!!! YUM!!!!

  • Jeanet Says:

    Hey hartstikke goed je eigen domeinnaam!!
    Ben wel heel erg benieuwd Marit!
    Je art journal is prachtig,de vrouw en die quote..heel mooi!
    En de technieken zijn super!

  • Peggy Says:

    wow Marit, de dag dat jij een workshop organiseert waar je me kan leren om zoiets te maken, mag je mij daar verwachten (en ja, ik wil er best voor betalen ook haha). Ik heb bv. nog nooit met gel medium gewerkt, ik weet niet hoe het werkt en zelfs niet waarvoor het dient, ik heb nog veel te leren! De kleuren van dit project zijn zo ontzettend mooi, de quote is geweldig en het silhouette van die vrouw perfect. Ik wil dit ook kunnen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha.
    Toch nog effe vermelden dat ik goed gelachen heb met je commentaar op mijn blog Marit, geweldig gevoel voor humor, wij gaan goed overeenkomen en veel lachen op die workshops, dat weet ik nu al!
    xxx Peggy

  • Annemarie Says:

    Best wishes with your new domain.

    Thanks for stopping by. You know you can always comment in Dutch. I understand quite a bit and have a decent translator. (Just can’t speak it) I couldn’t find your flower. Send it to me in Dutch.

    Have a great day!

  • Danielle Says:

    Love your new addy, and your art journal page is divine!!

    i am still working on my journal about “fear”. Still waiting to have Robert’s test. sucks.

  • dani Says:

    Lovely page – it really is about the process!!

  • Viv Says:

    Gefeliciteerd met je eigen ‘maritscrapworld’ domein!! Fijn he zo`n man in huis die je daarbij kan helpen, ik heb er ook zo een 😉

    Mooie pagina voor in je art journal, ik heb er ook zin in een journal te beginnen. Wie weet!

    Ik ga meteen je nieuwe adres in mijn blog lijstje veranderen…..

    Fijne week, Viv

  • helen Says:

    Hi Marit, hope you had a good time with your parents. The route does look a bit boring, lol! I always feel quite irritated when I’m travelling through an area with no hills, it seems to take ages to get anywhere. I’ve been a bit absent too, but hopefully I’ll make the effort to get on here a bit more now that I’m more used to my college stuff…famous last words! Your page is gorgeous, by the way, love the colours, so vibrant.x

  • Michelle Rydell Says:

    Yeayyyy! Congrats on your new website Marit! I’m so excited for you! Your art journal page is gorgeous and so perfect for you right now! LOVE IT!

  • cindy Says:

    I hope you had a great visit. 🙂 And congrats on the new site.
    LOVE your page, it is gorgeous. The colors are fabulous.

  • henkb Says:

    Ook van mij gefeliciteerd
    met zo’n man in huis.