Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

I would like to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful New Year! Thanks for visiting my blog, and hope to see you again in 2008!


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Photo and design by Florence Bavinck - September 16th, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Hip Hip Hooray!

Today Sanne is turning 5. She looked forward to her birthday so much and now it is finally the day! She made this gorgeous birthday hat herself in school. She loves it, and even wore it on Saturday when we ran errands. And when we came into her bedroom this morning she had already put it on. LOL! We won't have a big party today, but of course our family will come to visit us.

Sweetie, Happy Birthday!! xoxo

Saturday, December 22, 2007

So Proud

This morning we arrived at the local indoor swimming pool at 7.40am. Yeah, we had to wake up early on Saturday morning. Fleur had to do exam for swim certificate B. She was so happy last Wednesday when she heard that she was selected for the exam, and so was I. She did really well, and I am very proud of her. No more weekly swimming lessons. least for a few weeks, because it is very likely that Sanne will start in January or February.

I am also proud of this cutie. Isn't she adorable? She was in such a good mood today. So sweet and helpful. I wish she was like this every day. LOL! Her big sister has the most beautiful long eyelashes, but she has the most beautiful dark brown eyes in our family. Hihi...I guess you can tell I am a proud mommy.

My friend Wendy made this cute Magnolia card for Fleur. She also bought Fleur a cute diary, and wooden beads. Isn't that nice? Thanks girl! I already told you that Fleur really liked your cards and gifts.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Almost 5, and snow!

Sanne will be turning 5 on Monday December 24th. Last Wednesday after we had dinner I realized all of a sudden that I had to make some treats for school. SHOCK! Since the girls are off from school as of this afternoon Sanne has to celebrate her birthday at school today. I totally forgot about it. Well, almost. Yesterday we had a Christmas dinner party so I really had to create something on Wednesday evening. Actually she wanted me to bake cupcakes with a marmelade 5 on it, but I told her that mommy had no time to bake cupcakes and suggested to make some lollipop flowers. Fortunately she really liked this idea. ;-) So I quickly went to the supermarket (fortunately they are open till 8pm) and bought some lollipops. At home I cut 60 flowers, and 30 circles. So glad I still have my BigShot die cutting machine. LOL! This is the final result, and Sanne is really happy with it.

Yesterday morning I was totally suprised to see snow. The first snow for this year. I was in a hurry in the morning, so I had no time to take some pictures. So, as soon as the girls were in school this morning I took some pictures in our backyard. I really like long as I don't have to drive.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy Birthday, Lisette

Today my sister-in-law Lisette celebrates her birthday. I mailed her this card a few weeks ago, and hopefully it arrived safe and sound in Melbourne, Australia. Happy Birthday, Lisette! I will call you on Skype later this morning (evening for you). For now I'll leave you with a virtual kiss and big hug. :-)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Deck the Halls

Yesterday afternoon we decked the Christmas tree. Fleur and Sanne wanted to help me so badly. They just love to deck the tree with all the ornaments. I first had to put up 400 (!) lights in the tree. I can tell you that is my least favorite part of decking the Christmas tree. We only have white and pearl ornaments in our tree and I love it. Of course we took some pictures. We hardly have any Christmas pictures of us as a family, so I asked Eric to take some pictures. Thanks to the tripod we also have some pictures of the 4 of us. Eric also put up the lights in the trees in our garden, and it looks so nice and cosy.

Birgit mentioned on her blog that she wants to see your favorite ornament, and learn why it is your favorite. These ones are my favorites.

It are the glass bauble and the pearl string of 'beads'. They may not be my most beautiful ones, but they are very special to me. They remind me of my sister-in-law Lisette (Eric's sister) and her family. Until September 2006 they lived in the UK. We visited them once a year, and they came over to the Netherlands twice a year. When we visited them in November 2005 - only a few weeks before Christmas - we went to the local garden center where I bought these ornaments amongst others. The ornaments are a great keepsake of our visits. Now that Lisette and her family live in Melbourne, Australia we definitely don't see each other a few times a year. It has been a year and a half ago since we last saw them. Fortunately they will come over to Europe next week. They will first visit their family in the UK, and then be in the Netherlands at the beginning of January. Of course we stay in touch via Skype, e-mail and our blogs, but it will be so nice to see each other in person again.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Xmas Decorations, and 2 Winners!

This morning I went to the garden center to buy a Xmas tree. I am pretty late this year, but fortunately I managed to buy a nice and reasonable priced tree. Gosh! The trees are really expensive this year. I "saved" money on the tree by not buying the most expensive one, but I spent a fortune on ornaments and other decorations. LOL! I just loved all the gorgeous and sparkling Xmas decorations that they have. I bought two plates to decorate. One matches really well with the white ornaments that we have for the tree, and the other.....Well, with 3 girls in the house you need something pink too. Don't you think? I might decorate the tree this evening, or otherwise on Saturday.

I had planned to draw two winners for the RAK yesterday, but I was just too busy. So, a little late....BUT....better late than never! The girls are in school, so I had no one to help me pick two names. Therefore, I used to randomly pick the names for me. Very easy! The winner is.....

#41 - Ellemieke

And 1st runner up is.....

#12 - Mistylynn

Congrats, girls! Please e-mail me your address and I will post the RAK a.s.a.p.

Thanks to everyone for all your lovely comments. I really appreciate your visits!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!

Today our eldest daughter Fleur is turning 7. I remember the day she was born so well. Not the actual birth itself as she was born by c-section and I was put under an anaesthetic, but of course I do remember the moment she was put in my arms very well. What a wonderful feeling! A tiny little girl (44cm - 2,750g), born 22 days too early. Now, 7 years later, she is a gorgeous girl and doing so well. Happy Birthday, sweetie!!

We woke Fleur up at 7am. She was already awake for 10 minutes and anxiously waiting for us to come into her room. She was so curious to find out what we bought her. Sanne bought her clothes for the Bratz dolls, and we bought her the Playmobil Hospital that she wanted so badly. Needless to say, she was thrilled with the gifts. She also received a beautiful card made by auntie Lisette. This afternoon our family will come to celebrate her birthday. The party for her friends will be on Friday.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Close to Home

Inspiration can be found close to home. I am not talking about distance here, but about my own family. My sister-in-law Lisette lives Down Under. Not really close in distance, but through our blogs and Skype we stay close and in touch about each other's every day life and scrap projects. Last week she posted a gorgeous layout on her blog which inspired me to create this Xmas card. Thanks, girl!

Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey Dasher PP, Ellison Design Stars Die, Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps, Hero Arts Clear Stamps 'Laughter & Merriment', Versafine Onyx Black, and Black Zig Writer.

If you want to win a RAK don't forget to leave a comment in the previous post. :-)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Happy 1st Anniversary

Hip Hip Hooray!! Today I celebrate the 1st anniversary of my blog. 242 Posts and 27,251 visitors in 1 year. Wow! Through my blog I have discovered many great scrappers and blogs, met many new scrap friends from the Netherlands and abroad, and I even found my lost pen pal Charlotte through someone else's blog. Visiting other blogs is a great source of inspiration for me, and hopefully you feel the same about visiting my blog. I would like to thank you for stopping by my blog by giving away a RAK. The winner of this RAK will receive 5 Heidi Swapp flowers, 10 ribbons, bag of buttons, Heidi Swapp damask sticker and a Rhonna Farrer Butterfly clear stamp. All you need to do is leave a comment, and I will randomly pick a winner on December 12th.

Of course there can only be 1 winner, but I will give away another little RAK. The second winner will get 6 ribbons and a bag of buttons.

I have been so busy this past week that I didn't have any time to post some pictures of Sinterklaas' Eve (December 5th). We celebrated pakjesavond with my family and my mother-in-law. We had a wonderful time, and we all got really spoilt by Sinterklaas. I must honestly say I am a little happy that Sinterklaas went back to Spain, because things are a bit more relaxed now. Well, relaxed? With the girls' birthdays and Christmas coming up I am not really relaxed. LOL! I like the December month, but I will be glad when it is January 1st.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Lazy Sunday

It has been raining today, so we spend the day at home. The girls are playing games on the computer, Eric is downloading Christmas songs and I....well, I am scrapbooking. It is the most busiest time of the year for me, and I hardly have time to scrap anything other than creating some quick cards. However, yesterday I had a great idea for a mini book and went to the DIY store to get some supplies. Curious??? I am afraid you have to wait for a while, because I have no idea when I will able to finish this project. For now I will leave you with a sneak peek.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy your Sunday!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


This afternoon me and the girls went to see the Dutch (girls) pop group Kus. Fleur and Sanne were delighted when I told them a few weeks ago that we were going to see Kus. Their show was in Utrecht so pretty close to home. The girls were very excited to see Kus in real life, and had a fabulous time. I made some pictures, but unfortunately they didn't turn out well. So...I'll leave you with some Kus pictures I found on the internet.

Oh, and Hanneke and I go to the Scrap-a-Licious workshops together in March. There were only a few spots left yesterday and after having exchanged a few e-mails with Hanneke last evening she decided to sign up for Sunday as well. I am looking forward to go together.

Monday, November 26, 2007

6:04 AM

6:04 AM this morning.....that was the time I sent an e-mail to sign up for the Scrap-a-Licious workshop on Sunday March 9th, 2008. Registration started at 6:00 AM today, so I had to get out of bed early. Fortunately I am used to wake up around 6:15 AM on my working days, so it wasn't too hard for me. Eric called me crazy, but I didn't want to be too late. LOL! Workshops (3 in total) will be taught by Corinne Delis (1) from the Netherlands and Céline Navarro (2) from France. I hardly do any workshops, but I really look forward to this one. Both girls have a totally different style and way of scrapping than me, but that is what I like about this workshop....learning something new.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Fleur will be turning 7 on December 12th, and will have a birthday party for her friends on December 14th. I would like to send out the invitations at the end of November, and this morning I realized that the end of November is already on Friday this week!! So....I had to hurry, because with the festive season and the girls' birthdays coming up time is very limited at the moment. I have some polka dot felt in my stash that I hardly used and thought it would be great to use for the invitations.

Materials used: Sizzix Scallop Frame Die, QuicKutz Flower Die, QuicKutz Fasteners Die, QuicKutz Cookie Cutters Nesting Flowers, My Sentiments Exactly! Clear Stamps Funtastic Multi Upper Lower/Numbers Alphabet, Bazzill Cardstock White, felt, ribbon, SEI brads, buttons, Versafine Onyx Black ink, DMC embroidery floss and sewing machine.

Oh, and I almost forgot to tell that we went to see Sinterklaas at Eric's work yesterday. Needless to say, Fleur and Sanne were very excited. They both got a Mega Mindy doll and were very happy with it. They wanted such a doll so badly. How did Sinterklaas know? LOL!

I am off to clean my scrap room, because it is a MESS!

Friday, November 23, 2007

More Cards

It has been a while since I scrapped a 12x12" layout. I only seem to make cards at the moment. I don't mind because I love to scrap little projects that can be finished fast. I must honestly admit that I am not a person who creates a card in 5 or 10 minutes. It always takes me a little longer, but I don't care. I just love the creative process.

I am so happy with the beautiful My Mind's Eye Frost papers I bought last week as Dolls & Decorations. The papers match really well with my favorite kraft cardstock. And although I am not a vintage scrapper I just love the vintage look of these papers.

Materials used: Bazzill Kraft Cardstock, My Mind's Eye Frost Signature Christmas, Prima Journaling Squares, Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps Elegant Flourishes, Hero Arts Clear Stamps Laughter & Merriment, Foof-a-La Bag-o-Buttons, Versafine Onyx Black and Vintage Sepia ink and ribbon.

Last week I also bought a few sheets of Sassafras Lass. One of my colleagues became a dad for the first time. He and his wife got a beautiful baby boy named Ole Christian. I think the Whale of a Tale papers are great for a boy.

Materials used: Bazzill Kraft and White Cardstock, Sassafras Lass Whale of a Tale papers, Ellison Design Stars Dies, white label, My Sentiments Exactly Clear Stamps Multi Retro Alphabet, QuicKutz Silhouette, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Versacolor Pinecone ink and computer font Suede (free download at

The Love Elsie Noel line is just a fun line to work with. Inspiration for this card comes from Marije. She made some great cards with the Love Elsie Noel papers. I scanned my cards which isn't always the best way. In this picture a part of the ribbons is missing. It was already too dark to take a good picture and I was just too lazy to use the magnetic lasso tool in PSE. Or....should I say....I am not very good at it, so this works much better for me. LOL!

Materials used: Love Elsie Noel papers and ribbons, Bazzill Cardstock, eyelets, white lace, Rustly Pickle buttons, QuicKutz Silhouette, computer font Mandingo, Uniball Signo Pen White, and stapler.

Oh, and this afternoon I received the October AND November kit from Polka Dot Whimsy. Every time I receive the kit I am impressed by the amount of goodies in the box. Michelle Hill's kits are AWESOME!

Wishing you all a great weekend!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thinking of You

Last evening I visited the Dutch Dares site and when I read the new challenge Make something for someone I knew immediately I wanted to make a card for my friend Wendy and her family who can use some support at the moment.

Materials used: Basic Grey Infuse PP, Bazzill Kraft Cardstock, Prima Journaling Squares, Prima Flowers, Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps Flourishes V:2, MSE! Clear Stamps Multi Retro, O'Scrap! brads, lace, Versafine Onyx Black and Vintage Sepia ink and sewing machine.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Birthday to Renee

Today our niece Renee is turning 4. Happy Birthday, sweet little girl. I read on your mummy's daily blog that she made you a delicious cake. Wish I was with you, so I could have a piece too. :-)) Unfortunately Melbourne, Australia is a bit too far away to come over for a cup of tea and cake. Wishing you a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

More Christmas Cards

Yesterday I bought the wonderful Christmas papers 'Frost' by My Mind's Eye, and of course I had to scrap a card with it. Usually I am not a big fan of My Mind's Eye Bohemia papers, but I really love this line.

Materials used: Bazzill Kraft cardstock, My Mind's Eye 'Frost Signature Christmas' PP, Prima Journaling Squares, Maya Road Chipboard Scroll, Hero Arts Clear Stamps 'Laughter & Merriment', ribbon, Versafine 'Vintage Sepia' ink, Versacolor 'Pinecone' ink, Ranger Crackle Paint 'Old Paper' and Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser.

I also created a Christmas card for Nancy's challenge. I love her cards, and really like the fact that she shares her designs with us. It is so nice to see the 'look-a-like' cards all over the Internet. My mom is a frequent visitor of Nancy's blog too, so maybe she will also give it a try.

Materials used: Bazzill Kraft cardstock, Basic Grey 'Dasher' PP, Ellison Design Star Dies, Tulip Puffy Paint White, Hotfix Crystal rhinestones, Hero Arts Clear Stamps 'Laughter & Merriment', Fiskars punch, DMC embroidery floss, pin, safety pin, white tag, Versacolor 'Pinecone' ink, Versafine 'Onyx Black' ink and sewing machine.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, November 17, 2007


My mom, the girls and I went shopping at Dolls & Decorations this morning. I got two gift coupons for my birthday, and of course they had to be spent. ;-) My mom wants to get creative too, and would like to make some Christmas cards for friends this year. She used to make 3D cards, but now she would like to scrap them. So we headed to the scrap walhalla in Almere at 9.30am. She was very surprised by all the gorgeous goodies, and I often heard her saying "oh, I like this" and "wow, this is beautiful". She felt like a little kid in a candy store and got hooked instantly. I knew that scrapbooking is contagious...and addictive. She now understands why I spent lots of money on scrapbooking. LOL! She bought a few sheets of Christmas papers and some matching ribbons and brads.
I didn't have a long wish list - I guess I already have too much stuff - but I absolutely wanted to have some papers, chipboard, ribbons and buttons from Creative Cafe. I just love the colors and the idea that you can buy the embellishments 'a la carte'. I think I will make a mini album with these goodies. I also bought the Love Elsie Noel line, some Sassafras Lass papers, a bottle of Ranger crackle paint, O'Scrap! brads, Prima journaling sheets and the gorgeous Frost Signature Christmas line by My Mind's Eye. Fleur and Sanne also picked 2 sheets each. They would love to scrapbook too. Fleur fell in love with Sassafras Lass (not a real surprise as I love Sassafras Lass too), and Sanne wanted to have a sheet of Amy Butler and Imaginisce (pink of course!). I behaved myself this time, and have 1 gift coupon left to spend next time. LOL!

On our way home we visited a craft store in Vianen to buy some extra ribbons for my mom. I bought 3 bottles of Ranger Stickles and a new Coluzzle cutting mat. I had one - or should I say have one - but I can't find it anywhere. I think I threw it away by accident when I cleaned my scraproom. At home we had lunch, and I gave my mom some buttons and flowers to go with her papers. So now she has all ingredients to start scrapping some cards.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


This is me....39 years ago. Well, actually I am 11 days old in this picture. There aren't any pictures of me taken on the day I was born. On November 14th, 1968 it was very cold. My mom and dad told me they had frost flowers on the bedroom window. Today the sun is shining. A beautiful fall day.

I was woken up this morning at 6.45am by my beautiful girls and Eric who sang Happy Birthday to me. It is my day off and the girls are off from school, so we all could have slept a little longer, but I guess the girls were just too excited. Eric had an appointment at the dentist at 8am, so had to leave early. Fleur and Sanne both made me a drawing. Well, Sanne made me 3!! And Fleur made a beautiful heart of plastic beads. These hand-made gifts are the best. And I just love the girls' excitement. Whispering to each other, hiding their gift somewhere in their bedroom thinking that mommy doesn't know where it is hidden, and then the final revelation on the day itself. I also got a bottle of perfume (Style by Jill Sander) and Eric surprised me with a
QuicKutz Silhouette. Some great gifts, don't you think? This birthday girl got really spoiled.

And what do you think of this???

My sweet SIL
Lisette surprised me with a gorgeous layout. The envelope arrived about 2 weeks ago, and I wasn't allowed to open it until today. I was really surprised because I had no idea she had asked Eric for a picture. Lisette, thanks so much!! I really appreciate this. She also made me a beautiful card. Her card designs ROCK!

Speaking of cards....this is my birthday mail. Haven't received today's mail yet, but this is already a huge pile. Love it!!

Bye for now! I am going to make a birthday cake. Have a nice day, and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blog Make Over

One of my favorite blogs is Keeping it real by the wonderful Dawn Inskip from the UK. She creates gorgeous layouts, and I love her use of (hand-made) embellishments and digital elements on her pages. Did you ever check her blog? It is absolutely worth a visit, so go and check it out. Dawn also designs awesome digital kits. I really like her kits, but I am terrible at digital scrapping. I simply don't know how to work with digital kits in Photoshop Elements. This is a real pity, because I wanted to have a banner with elements from her digital kits to give my blog a make over. Dawn was so kind to make me one. Don't you just love her? Her kits can be bought at Art and Scrap Digital Designs, K-Joi Studios, and Treasures to Scrap. A new banner, a new font....just a little make over. Sometimes it is time for a change.

Dawn, thanks SO MUCH for my gift!! You are way too sweet.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Christmas Card

I have so much fun creating cards at the moment. Here's another one I made this weekend. Again I used my Heidi Swapp edge distresser. A little tool that I have for quite a while, but hardly used. And then....all of a realize that you have this tool....somewhere....and that distressed papers look great with the Kraft cardstock. Did I already tell you that Kraft cardstock is my latest addiction? LOL! The Maya Road chipboard scroll is painted with Ranger Distress Crackle Paint. Perfect for impatient people like me. LOL! No need to paint your chipboard first, and then use a separate crackle medium. This paint has it 'all-in-one'. And if the drying process takes too long....just use your heattool. ;-)

Do you send any handmade cards this year? Or do you buy your cards? I only make a few handmade cards. I don't want to make cards for each family member or friend, because I know there are people who don't appreciate the art of a handmade card.

Materials used: Bazzill cardstock Kraft & White, Basic Grey Dasher PP, QuicKutz Cookie Cutter dies Nesting Flowers, Hero Arts 'Laughter & Merriment' clear stamps, ribbon (Little Silver Hat), Maya Road Chipboard Scroll, Ranger Distress Paint 'Old Paper', Versafine Onyx Black ink, Versacolor 'Pinecone' ink, Heidi Swapp edge distresser and sewing machine.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

It feels so good... scrap with my own goodies again. :-) I just love the Rhonna Farrer French Twist papers. The colors make me feel happy, and I can use them over and over again. I created this card for my cousin and her family who moved into a new home this weekend.

Materials used: Bazzill Kraft cardstock, Rhonna Farrer French Twist papers, Prima Flowers 'Sprites' and 'Got Daisies', Rusty Pickle button, Ribbons (Little Silver Hat), Autumn Leaves clear stamps Swirls V:1, MSE! clear stamps Funtastic Multi Upper Lower, Tulip Puffy Paint Black, Versafine Onyx Black ink and sewing machine.

Friday, November 9, 2007

My last CJ entry.....

.....ever. Last year I decided to join a Circle Journal (CJ). It was the very first time for me, and I was quite enthusiastic in the beginning. During the period of this CJ a few things happened, and some members decided to quit. This all made it less fun for me. Today I finally finished my last entry. At the time I received the last CJ - end of August - I had a HUGE scrappers block, and I couldn't come up with something at all. It took me more than 2 months to finally create my entry. For this CJ you had to work with papers chosen by the owner. Not an easy task, because these K&Company papers are not my all. I was the last person to work in this CJ and there were only 2 papers left to work with. Not much choice for me. LOL! This 'forced' me to scrap clean & simple, because there simply weren't enough papers to work with various layers. I usually don't scrap spreads, so making a 12x12" spread was another challenge. I guess you can tell that I didn't use a sketch (why do I think about this when the page is already finished?), because there is absolutely no match between the left and right page. Well, you can't always be 100% satisfied, and you also have to show your bad work from time to time. ;-) This CJ is all about Your secret ingredient. To me my secret ingredient is going away for a weekend with Eric without our girls, and spending quality time together. I think it is important to not only spend time as a family, but also as a couple. The picture quality isn't that good. It isn't easy to make pictures at this time of year when it is dark and cloudy outside. I did enjoy working on the CJ's, and I look forward to getting back my own CJ. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Time flies....

.....when you're busy. LOL! It has been a week since my last post. I hardly had time to blog or to scrap. Of course I had to work on my normal working days (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday), but I also worked at the Dolls & Decorations booth at the Kreadoe (craft fair) on Friday and Sunday. We had lots of things to do on Saturday including a welcome party at the girls' after school care center, so very limited time to do anything else. Fortunately I had time to scrap a little in the evening. No big projects, but a few cards.

This one is a sneak peek of the birthday card for my niece Renee in Australia. She will turn 4 on November 20th. I think the SEI Ally's Wonderland papers are perfect for a girlie card.

I bought these Rusty Pickly Christmas papers last year and wanted to make a mini album with last year's Christmas pictures. Unfortunately the pictures didn't turn out well, so I never used the papers. I will now use them to make some cards. This is quite a simple card with some bling bling.

Materials used: Bazzill Kraft cardstock, Rusty Pickle papers and buttons, Hero Arts 'Laughter and Merriment' clear stamps, Versafine Onyx Black ink, VersaColor Pinecone ink, and Hotfix rhinestones.

I made the card below for Bastijn, my friend Vera's 6-year old son. I just love using the Scenic Route Cape Town papers for a boy/man.

Materials used: Bazzill Kraft cardstock, Scenic Route Cape Town, Technique Tuesday Big Timber Lower Case clear stamps, Close to my Heart clear stamps, Versafine Onyx Black ink, and Ellison Design Stars die.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dinner for Two

THANK YOU all so much for the lovely comments on the front cover. I can now show you the inside of this mini album too. You all know that you should never judge a book by its cover, but hopefully you like the inside as much as you liked the cover. [wink] As suggested by Zab I have added some pink and turquoise ribbons, and I like it much better now. Thanks, girl!

This is my first project after my HUGE scrappers' block, and I can tell you it feels so good to be creative again.

Materials used: Bazzill Cardstock Kraft and White, Rhonna Farrer French Twist papers, rub-ons and buttons, Prima Flowers, American Craft Thickers, Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps Swirls, Hambly Screen Prints rub-ons Vintage Motifs black, Basic Grey rub-ons Paisley White, ribbons, Posca pen Black, Making Memories Boho Chic Tiny Alphabet Stickers and Tag Rim, Close to my Heart Alphabet Clear Stamps, QuicKutz Cookie Cutter Dies Nested Flower, Catslife Press 'Handmade Book' stamp, Dolls Original Rubber Stamps (bird), Hampton Art Memories Interactive Circles Clear Stamps, 7Gypsies Gaffer Tape, sewing machine, fabric, stapler, binding rings. Size: 5.5x5.5"