Apr 13 2010

Spending time
in the color room…

Last week, I received an e-mail with an invitation to join a new scrapbooking
(challenge) community. It’s called “The Color Room” and after I checked it out
and lurked for a while, I joined in. I found a lot of my online friends did too,
so I felt right at home! Here’s what “the color room” says:

“Do you want a new challenge?
Something to whet your creative appetite?
This is just the place.
Here in the Color Room we strive to push your creativity through
new inspiring colour palettes, sketches and tutorials.”

Check it out here if you’re in for new (colour palette) challenges!


I never played
challenges like this
before – palettes
I mean, so it was
quite a challenge
for me! (The sketch
that comes with the
palette is optional)

These colours are
“sweet & girly” and
that’s so NOT me…
but I like to push
myself a bit so I
decided to accept
the challenge and
went on with it.

I pushed myself even harder by making a 12×12 layout
(I don’t do much of those lately)

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Jan 19 2010

Criticize!

Most scrappers are their own worst critics… I know I am!
But to each other we are oh-so nice and gentle.
Usually, scrappers focus on the good things in other people’s work,
and leave compliments to give someone that extra boost to go on.
I like that! I really do! But this time, feel free to criticize my layout.
What’s more: I ask you to!!!

I know there’s something “wrong” with my last layout.
I even know WHY that is… but don’t see the “wrong” part that clearly…

So take a good look at this layout, and CRITICIZE IT! 
Tell me what’s wrong with it!
(maybe that’s even nice to do for a change!)

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Dec 24 2009

I rather trust my feet

Hi there blog friends!!!
I have something to say to you…
Call me sentimental (oh well, it’s nearly Christmas and all) but I want
to tell you how much I love you all! You made me so happy with your
sweet words and positive reactions on my new website and workshop!

Also a lot of you are so sweet to follow my “top 2000 project” and even play
along! (I’ve got two layouts from Michelle already… she blew me off my chair –
so be prepared for some eye candy in the next days!)

And here’s a layout for you! Not a music one (that starts tomorrow…)
but something I made last weekend. Some other posts got in the way
so I didn’t show it yet. It is for t.a.a.f.o.m.f.t. and the challenge was
“what is your favorite car?”

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Dec 18 2009

Freewheelin’ Friday (#3)

Another Friday already, MAN – time flies!
I do love my freewheelin’ Fridays, but during the week I’m not that much
freewheelin’ – I’m working my hands blue (and red, and orange and purple:
paint and spray ink!) preparing my upcoming workshop! 
Somewhere in the next week the registration will be online (still working
on some loose ends according to the “rules” and “payments”) and I’m
scared and exited at the same time… a new year and a new adventure…
but I’m ready for it!

And here’s another intention for the next year 🙂
Teehee… I wear mostly black! But maybe it’s time for red pants…
Jeanet? Wanna join? 😉

This is also the title of my latest layout I made using two challenges…
From “Scrapping out LOUD!” and from “Scrapbooking Supplies R Us” 

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Dec 11 2009

Freewheelin’ Friday (#2)

Gooooooooddddd moooooornniiiiiinnnnnnnnngggg!
(Ha! Just wanted to do that once!)

Friday… weekend’s just around the corner and the holiday season’s begun.
Well, here in my street it is. Our neighbours across the street sprayed
(fake) snow on their windows – all kinds of Christmas bells and stars.
They draped little lights all around the window, and outside in their small
garden they put lights in the even smaller bushes.
Compared to you, Americans, this is nothing but for Dutch standards,
it’s quite exuberant.

As you maybe know, I don’t decorate much with Christmas.
Maybe a few extra candles (I happen to have them in the house all year!
I love candles!) So hooray for the neighbours!
If I start to long for Christmas lights, I just look out my windows.
And if I’m sick of it, I close the shutters. Easy peasy!

Where was I going by telling you this… ? Oh, yes, the holidays.
I started talking about it ’cause the challenge at “These Are A Few
Of My Favorite Things
” was to scrap about your favourite holiday.
I (DON’T) have one…


There are a few
days in the year,
related to holidays,
on which I feel
like the girl
in this image.
(uuhm, yes, it’s
MY face in there –
sort of anyway)
and those days
are about to start!

(read further, ’cause there’s an announcement at the end of this post!)

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Dec 8 2009

The other way around

I played just for fun the last days and – inspired by all your
“Christmas layouts” – I made a “winter layout”…
I didn’t look at challenges until I finished it, but I had the idea
there might be challenges around that fitted my layout…

So after my layout was done, I surfed all challenge blogs to see
what challenges my layout would match – HA!!
I found a few even!!!

At The Next step they played with cheese cloth

The theme over at The Three Muses was: “Fun and Games”

And… well I’ll be damn….
Lotus Paperie had a challenge fitting my layout!
I did visit their blog last Friday, but it wasn’t on my mind
anymore… somehow, there must still be vibes from Lotus
coming my way – “Use foam stamps”

It was funny to discover challenges that matched my layout!
It is “playing the other way around” and I loved it for a change!

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Nov 15 2009

Scrapping (to) the music…

…that’s what I did yesterday!
I’ll show you in a minute, but first some “domestic communications”

EDITED 11/16 
The online survey is due. Thank you all so much for your participation!
I will analyse all the answers and update you soon…

  • Today is the last day for you to fill out my little online survey.
    If you haven’t filled it out yet, PLEASE DO!
    It will only take you a minute, and you will help me a lot by doing so!!!
     
    If you don’t have a clue of what I’m talking about: click here
    For the Dutch version: click here
    For the English version: click here

And did you leave me a comment on my give-a-way post?
Don’t miss the change to win some scrap goodies or even
an online workshop!

OK, now that this is said – on to some scrappin’ goodness!

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