Sunday, November 2, 2008

Loooooong post

The past week have gone by really quick. I have been creating a few layouts, but I can't show them yet. I went to Paper & Pictures yesterday to hand them in for the December/January issue of Scrapbook Magazine. The new October Afternoon patterned papers arrived on Thursday and I wanted to have these papers so badly, so......I purchased Weathervane, Hometown and Good Sheer. The papers are so yummy!! I also got back my layouts and cards that were published in Scrapbook Magazine and Cards Only. Not every card or layout made it to the magazine, so I'll post them on my blog in the next few days. I was really glad to get back the layouts that were pubbed in the August/September magazine. Now I could make some new pictures of my projects. Since my laptop crashed early September I lost all my project photos and no.....I hadn't made a back-up. The layouts Family Photo Shoot and Sisters & Best Friends were both pubbed.


Pictures by: Florence Bavinck

Supplies: Patterned paper: Pink Paislee Spring Fling Flowers: Prima Marketing Flowers Hydrangea Letters: American Crafts Chipboard Thickers Pranger black Button: Rusty Pickle Ink: VersaColor Pinecone #171 Tools: Heidi Swapp edge distresser, sewing machine Other: Prima Marketing journaling squares, foamtape, floss, pen Zig Memory System Millennium black


Pictures by: Florence Bavinck

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Delightful Flowers: Prima Marketing Flowers Bubbles, Heidi Swapp Silhouette Daisy white Letters: American Crafts Chipboard Thickers Pranger white Ribbon: Bazzill Basics Rub-ons: Hambly Screen Prints Rub-ons Vintage Motifs Buttons: Rusty Pickle Tools: Fiskars Threading Water punch, EK Success Whale Punch Retro Flower Large, Daisy Large, Sizzix Doodle Block Lowercase Alphabet set, Sizzix BigShot machine, sewing machine Other: floss, Hotfix pearls, pen Zig Memory System Millennium black, chipboard

This layout about Fleur didn't make it. No problem of course, because so many great projects are submitted each time and the editor has to make a choice. I really like this picture that Eric made of Fleur. The hidden journaling is about Eric practising his portrait photography skills. I was on my knees holding a hairdryer, so it looks like her hair is blowing in the wind.



Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: Pink Paislee Office Lingo, Little Yellow Bicycle Delightful Ribbon: Bazzill Basics Buttons: Rusty Pickle, Creative Café Flowers: Prima Marketing Flowers Bubbles, Heidi Swapp Silhouette Daisy white Letters: American Crafts Chipboard Thickers Pranger white Tools: EK Success Whale Punch Retro Flower Large, sewing machine Stamps: Autumn Leaves clear stamps Ledger Tabs Other: Making Memories Metal Tag Rims, floss, staples, pen Zig Memory System Millennium black

A few months ago I came across some great bright purses on Heidi Swapp's blog. She lives in Beijing and mentioned that she found them on a market. My SIL Li originally comes from Beijing and her parents and sister live in Beijing. Li and my brother had plans to visit Li's family this year, so I sent Heidi an e-mail asking her where in Beijing she found the purses. She replied and gave me the name of the market. Peter and Li spent the past two weeks in Beijing and before they left I sent them the link to Heidi's blog post and asked them to look for a lime and black purse. They printed the picture of the purses, and went shopping at the local market. It didn't take them too long to find the purses. The purses were priced for 32.50 euro ($42), but they got them for only 10 euro ($13) each. These are my new purses...



The black one happens to be a brown one. I didn't notice it at first - and neither did Peter and Li when they bought the purses - but when I put it next to the black one that they bought for my friend Hanneke a few days later I noticed the little difference. I don't really care. I recently purchased a black purse myself, so I am really happy with this brown one.

Last Friday I went to Dolls & Decorations' Halloween Fright Night. The store looked very spooky, and Petra had yummy cupcakes and real American candies and Halloween colored M&Ms. I was glad I weighed in that morning, so I could cheat a little bit on my diet. I have now lost 10kg (22lb). I didn't scrap anything, but had a great time. Here are some pictures taken that night. I am the (sweet) devil with the black/red wig. I really liked my new hairdo. I have been having curls for 39 years, so it is great to have a different hairdo for 1 night. *wink*

The Dolls & Decorations DT...



Norbiba (l), Hanneke (r) and me (m)...



This morning Fleur, Sanne and I made some cupcakes. I wanted to try the cupcake mix and icing that I bought last week. There is a store very close to work where they sell all kinds of products to bake and decorate your own (cup)cakes. The look of my cupcakes isn't perfect, but the taste is!!! I know, I know....I am on a diet, but I had to try one. Well......one and a half. I shared one with my brother this afternoon and took another one this evening.



**ETA** I totally forgot to tell that I got a copy of the latest issue of Cards Only magazine last Saturday. Number 4 is a great winter / Christmas issue with lots of gorgeous cards. I still think it is awesome to see your own cards pubbed in a magazine.



Well, this is all for now. Tomorrow Laura and Kazan will announce the new 2 Sketches 4 You Winter Design Team and I am really curious to find out who made it to the team. I am sure that they have chosen a great team.

25 comments:

Nicky said...

wow, waar moet ik beginnen? wats kebeurrrrt??? gaaf, alle layouts, alle foto's, de tassen, alles! erg leuk jullie foto van fright night! en juist die lo van fleur vind ik supervet, jammer dat die niet in t magazine stond. heerlijk nog steeds dat papier van l.b. fijne werkweek weer Ingrid!!! groetjes, Nicky

Wilma said...

Inderdaad een heleboel te melden:)
Je tassen zijn mega gaaf!!!!!! Je lo's had ik natuurlijk al bewonderd in het SBM, maar ze zijn mooi! Jammer dat hier de cards only nog niet op de mat ligt :(

Lisette said...

That was a long post. It all looks fantastic. I'd already seen the LOs in SBM. The bags are gorgeous and your Halloween party at Dolls seems to have been a lot of fun.xox

Hanneke said...

Wat een gezellige post om te lezen! Al je lo's vind ik mooi, kan ook niet anders he?! ;-)
Oh.... ik kan niet wachten tot de tas hier zal aankomen, ben zoooo benieuwd!! Zo gaaf dat je dat voor mij geregeld hebt!!! En van je broer en sil natuurlijk!!
Ben ook benieuwd naar de nieuwe CO, gelukkig heb ik een abo, dus ik zie 'm wel verschijnen!
Ohoh... het was een feestje afgelopen vrijdag he?! 'k Heb genoten!

See you soon!

XxX Hanneke

Berdien said...

Wat een geweldige Halloween-foto's van jullie !!! En je tassen zijn leuk, je layouts zijn prachtig en die cupcakes zien er zooo lekker uit !! (Wat een idee trouwens met die fohn, moet ik ook eens proberen). Ik hoop dat de nieuwe Cards Only vanmiddag bij de post, dan kan ik vanavond lekker met een kopje thee op de bank lezen :)
Groetjes Berdien

Rozella said...

Ingrid, wat een leuke dingen heb je meegemaakt, gekregen en gedaan. Helemaal super. Ik lees mee hoor Ingrid maar reageer weinig...heeft te maken met persoonlijke omstandigheden.....Heb je trouwens bij P&P mijn inzendingen gezien....Groetjes, Rozella xoxoxo

Frida said...

Hoi Ingrid,
allemaal leuke, mooie en lekkere dingen te zien !!!
Ik vond het erg leuk je een keer ontmoet te hebben op de fright-night. Je zag er alleen een beetje onherkenbaar uit met die halloween outfit haha.
groetjes Frida

Myrthe said...

mooie layouts! en ik ben erg benieuwd welk werk van jou we komende keer in Cards kunnen bewonderen!

Laura Davis said...

Wow Ingrid, first of all stunning new creations! I love the sisters LO:) Darling! They are so cute!
Your purses are divine:) & it looks like you all had so much fun at your Halloween party!
Hugs
Laura

Anja (scrappie) said...

Prachtig allemaal weer Ingrid ben zeer benieuwd naar het nieuwe cards only magazine en natuurlijk ook de nieuwe SBM. Mooie tassen zeg en die foto's zijn wel erg scary.

GREETJEXX said...

Ziet er allemaal supergaaf uit Ingrid enne kan niet wachten tot ik het nieuwe magazine in de bus krijg

Monique de Kok said...

Wat heb je lekker veel te vertellen en te laten zien : kan me niet genoeg zijn hoor :)
Ik vind je LO's helemaal geweldig, ik had ze natuurlijk ook al gezien in het SBM, vind degene die niet geplaatst is juist super. Gaaf idee met de fohn.
Kan niet wachten tot het cards only in de winkel ligt, ben benieuwd wat daar weer voor moois in staat.
Groetjes,

~Nancy~ said...

Oh wow.. that's a looong post.. haha!! Love love all of your creations girlie.. And the Halloween pictures are too cool! Can't wait to see these popping up one your pages!! Cooool bags as wel girlie.. WOW!! (so jealous.. hahahaha). Hey..and I can't wait to see Cards Only and see if my card have been pubbed in there.. Can't wait to see your creations! XOXO

Chantal said...

Alles helemaal leuk!!!

Margriet said...

Wat een prachtige layouts en mooie foto's!! Leuk je zaterdag ontmoet te hebben bij P&P. En wat een leuke winkel! Ik was er voor het eerst, maar ga er zeker vaker terugkomen.

peata said...

what awesome layouts.
great pictures and pictures of them.
make sense? lol.

making mini albums
mini album blog

Jackie said...

ohoho, die tassen die zijn mooi..
die wil ik ook...

Layout zijn echt prachtig,
vind het mooi al dat pastel (maar ik kan het niet)

Joke said...

Wow, wat een lange post Ingrid. Al je werkstukken vind ik schitterend, wat een mooie tassen en wat een koopje en wat zien jullie er allemaal prachtig uit op het Halloween feest.

Groetjes, Joke.

moralia said...

WOW WOW WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous creations! Filled with such eye candy!! You have a beautiful family, Ingrid!!! And your smile is contagious!!! Did you bring me home a purse too? ;) lol! Congrat's on all the pub's!!((Hugs))

chelemom said...

Your LO's are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

**SCRAP-GEK** said...

hoi ingrid!!! wauw gave tassen joh! helemaal super! en die LO's ook helemaal te gek joh! super mooi gedaan!!! en yummie..heerlijk die cupcake's en zo lekker kleurtje! hihihi! en tja, de cadrs only is weer helemal gaaf! altijd weer leuk om je eigen werk er in terug te zien toch!!! :-) alvast fijn weekend! groetjes marije.

**SCRAP-GEK** said...

ps. die foto's van halloween zijn te gek joh! hihihihi! groetjes marije.

paulien710 said...

What a beautiful pages those are!!!!!
Always love to see your work in those magazines.
you have a very special style,,, and I love it!!!
Congrats on the new pubs..... GORGEOUS ONES!!!!!!

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D@nielle said...

oooh love the colors for these LO's ! And the bags are supercute, I LOVE bags you can never have enough. Your cupcakes look yummy.