Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The story behind...

This weeks story behind the layouts:


Beau has a beautiful fluffy tail........
He is very very curious..................
Always in the mood to play.............
So here he is in one of my Ikea boxes (to stash scrapbookstuff) playing a hide & seek game with me!

used materials: cardstock ImaginationProject office supplied and American Crafts Thickers.


When looking at photo’s it had occurred to me that Colin usually has the same great big smile, rarely does he look sad on a Photo and never for long. So when looking for photo’s to use for this dare 8 photos (yes I cheated again ;) …) with a great big smile were easily found.

Materials used : Scenic Route Kraft, AC Thickers Daquirie, Uni Posca Pen.


I used photo's that i made for Revlie's "scrap the 2nd of february"-challenge 8 months ago.... I wanted to do it then, but my grandmother died at that time and i couldn't make it. So now i did, just an everyday-day, with the everyday stuff LOL, nothing's changed haha. Having breakfast with my boy (catching his actually, see the bread on his chin... ;), play, groceryshopping etc, read some blogs when he takes a nap...,make milk, drink coffee, do laundry and DH brought home flowers that day! (That was a not-so-every-day-item ;)

used materials: Sandylion pp, chipboard accents by Ki, 7 Gypsies stamp, flowerfeltmat Xenos, ribbon and clear buttons, BG border, AC thickers and Autumn leaves stamp.


This was a real challenge for me, the last year I mostly make one picture lo's, ok, two would be fine too, but NINE pictures....
I came up with the idea to make a kind of overview of all the funny pictures I have of DD (there are quit a few). I selected the most funny pictures of last year and used my circle punch on them.
Then I layered them on a piece of plastic which reminded me of snakeskin (took it of a crate of oranges at work) used some basic grey paper as a background, a little piece of hambly to put my title on, and dymo tape for the journaling.
Last but not least added some embellishments (paperfrills and a Hambly rubon) and some gaffer tape.


Nicole 's advice: make plenty of pics, time flies!! She worked the new Hamblyyy

Thanks for popping by and be sure to check in next week girls!! It's our birthday coming up!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dare #25...

De vorige dare ging over werk... en deze week heeft ons eigen dt-lid Natasja een dare bedacht en ons pas echt aan het werk gezet!! NEGEN foto's!! Gebruik minimaal negen foto's op je layout!! Oh ja... enne over twee weken vieren we onze eerste Dutch Dare verjaardag, zekerrr de moeite waard om even langs te komen op ons jarige blogje...

Als je wilt meedingen voor een RAK, zorg er dan voor dat we je project of layout zien via deze LINK op Twopeas. Als je hem per mail stuurt naar:, dan plaatsen we hem daar in de gallery van Memory Lane Scrapbooking.







Our last dare was all about work...and this week our own dt-member Natasja really got us to work!! NINE photo's!! Use a minimum of nine photo's on your layout!! Oh and's our one-year-Dutch-Dare-birthday in two weeks from now, be sure to pop in here...

If you want to play along for a RAK, be sure that we can find your project by leaving a comment here on the blog or via this LINK on Two peas. You can also send your layout or project by email to and we’ll show your creation in the layout gallery of Memory Lane Scrapbooking.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Dare # 24

Aan het werk!

Maak een LO of een project over "werk". Denk aan je werkplek, beroep, uniformen, waar werk je?, bedrijf/merk, hoe reis je naar je werk, bedrijfsuitje, op reis voor je werk, ben je een thuiswerkende mama, ben je een scrap- prof, speel je een rol, je vorige baantje, vakantie werk uit de oude doos, werk van je man, op zoek naar de juiste balans, heb je een droombaan, fantasie van je kind over als ik later groot ben word ik...... etc, etc.

Jawel, we zijn druk aan het werk! Dus het is de moeite waard om regelmatig een bezoekje te brengen aan de Dutch Dares!

PS: binnenkort zijn we jarig!





Monday, October 08, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Fun with chipboard ;)

Hi! As said we are posting more frequently on the Dutch Dares blog. Today i thought it was fun to share a little project i made. I LOVE chipboard. And manufacturers design the COOLEST chipboard elements these days, which are hard to resist... I never let ANY piece of chipboard go to waste, so when i bought a 6x9 photo-album by Making Memories i was even more happy when i opened it... cuz there was the cutest piece of chipboard (to protect the album) inside!! And i started playing with it ;)

i took it apart

dressed up the outside with BG 's Blush
dressed up the inside too
stamped the words "Imagine" and "Thanks" then sprinkled UTEE over it and heated it with a heatgun. Inked all the edges i could discover with brown ink.
painted the side, dressed up the other small side
glued the side back into the box
and embellished the front with felt&knitted flower, ribbon, rubon, letterstickers, brad and bling.
made a little magnetic closure
and added my wishes into my little box of wishes, which i did not take a photo of... as they are secret...:)

Here's my list of supplies used: Chipboard portector inside MM 6x9 album, BG Blush and Phoebe, BG magnetic closure, covered by a little chipboard Elsie-cloud, Versamark clear ink, Ranger brown ink, aqua blue UTEE by Blonde Moments, Cherry Arte rubon, felt and knitted flower, brad, ribbon, buttons, bling, Uniball Signo white pen, (letters "My little box of" is font Jinky that i cut out with the Quickutz Silhouette) and one of my ultimate favorites: THICKERS!

Thanks for popping in and hope to see you back here soon! Luv, Mandy

The "Hello" story...

I've read this dutch book "Het zijn net mensen" by Joris Luyendijk. He writes about the gap between his experiences as a correspondent in the Middle-East and what was shown in the media. The confronting reality and also the humor are an eyeopener! "Hello Everybody!" is a repeatedly pronouncement in the book which underlines the meaning of it. In my opinion the topic is a very striking one right now!
Used materials: raven black cardstock, the title is simply printed (Word), American Crafts Thickers and strip of patterned paper Metropolitan (American Crafts too). Thanks for checking out! Angelique
Like Mandy mentioned; lots of fresh plans are circulating. So we are happy to see you overhere at the Dutch Dares again really soon!

The story behind "our own dictionary"

Because a lot of people that are guest in our home sometimes turn into a big questionmark when we use certain words that are completely normal to us and complete nonsense to them LOL, i made a dictionary, beginners guide that is ;) for them. I won't begin to try to translate, because that would end up in even more questionmarks of the readers of this blog hehe. If you wanna see what's inside the album click here.

We thought it would be fun to post more frequent on this blog, so keep an eye out for occasional updates with techniques or other projects we think is fun to share with you!

Check back tommorrow for pics of a little altered project!

Monday, October 01, 2007

the story behind the little prince who was born

We discovered a lovely book at the library to read for our oldest son, a book about a favorite book. And since we were in the market for a new baby anouncement I was thrilled that we could use the illustrations for not only our baby anouncement but also for his babyroom. So when we were dared the subject for this lo was easily found. I used Autumn Leaves paper & stamp, Scenic Route Kraft (flipside), MM cheecky shimmers alfabet and blingstickers.