Friday, 30 January 2009

Celebrate Friendship!

For christmas, we went to our former region to spend the holidays with family. We had a chance to go see our friends while over there, it was great to see eachother again! Luckily I didn't forget to ask someone to take a picture of Rachel and me, because I don't have many pictures of us (if any) and don't have many pictures of myself in general! And a great friendship is important to scrap!

This week, the use your stash challenge on classyscrapper is to use flowers, so I did (13)! Here's the result:
Thanks for looking! More to come soon, because the flowers are VERY inspiring! :-)

Saturday, 24 January 2009


I am REALLY gonna try to blog more often! Really! The weather is pretty bad over here, rain, rain, rain, storm and rain. Oh, and did I mention Rain?!? It’s so annoying, I can’t wait for spring to start!

So, as we are pretty much confined to staying home, due to the weather. Which is totally fine by me, I really felt like scrapping today and decided to do a blog challenge. After going through the different challenges in my favourites folder, I decided for the scrapjack challenge, because that the current challenges, based on a photo wall from Kristina Contes, inspired me to scrap pictures of Naomi who had a friend over to play this last Wednesday.

The layout completely does NOT look like the a.m. photo wall, which is clean and stylish, but it is inspired from it!! The papers used are American Craft, a tiny little Hambly transparent and Love, Elsie. Besides that, I used paint and pens, and I believe that is all, no embellishments.

I also found some time to start on my ATC holder!!! I mean to make a full ATC holder for the year 2009, a little like the 365 days project (that most scrappers seem to know), but it will be just about the kids and not necessarily every day. Ok, it was supposed to be every day, but toward the 10th of January I have decided that that is not possible for me! ;-) So I meant to start this ATC project like a week into the new year (so that I'd have a couple of picture to start with), and I am already behind :-O So this morning I made the tab saying "January" and I printed out the photos, 9 on one 4x6" photosheet (that's why I couldn't start on the 1st!) , 18 in total (so far)! I'll show pictures once I have done like at least a week!

Thanks for looking and don't forget the comment! ;-)

Friday, 23 January 2009


Oh I'm glad it's Friday. Even gladder (can you say that?) that it is Friday evening!! The week has been quite busy, so busy that I have not yet had a chance to post my latest layout, even though I finished it last Sunday!! Here it is, the title is Autumn Colors.
The title was actually meant to be in the right upper corner, but I cut the words out with my Craft Robot, got them through the Xyron X thing and then they were so incredibly sticky (I know that it is supposed to be, but it was actually annoying!!) and I tried my best to stick them on right (didn't do a great job) and at the end I noticed I took the wrong corner :-O Oh well, this will work too.
The weather is HORRIBLE here, it is raining raining! Richard just called, he picked up the children from school and is still not home, because the river fled and traffic is *hell*. Luckily for me I'm safe on my "mountain" - not very high but high enough to keep the water away!!
The two peas blog challenge for today is "what are your scrapping plans for this Weekend". Looks like a very easy one to answer, but it actually isn't because basically I scrap when I have a moment and that is not always to be foreseen. But I do hope to scrap!!
Have a good weekend all, and thanks for comments!

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Classy use your Stash challenge!

On the Classyscrapper message board, a new series of challenges just started, a Use you stash challenge. For this week, the item to be used was Chipboard. I actuallyd don't really drown in the Chipboard but I did have enough to make a nice layout about my son riding his bike while wearing the "rollerskates" from his sister. These and all the security equipment happen to be pink, which made me use a little pink in the layout, a thing I don't usually do when putting together layouts of my son.
PP Cherry Arte (from quite a while ago), American Craft Thickers and arrows, one Tim Holtz grungeboard, prima flowers and other unknown! Sketch by Tiare Smith.
And for the TwoPeas challenge:
Challenge for today~ What would you do if you knew you wouldn't fail?
This is a hard one! First of all I don't know whether answers should be scraprelated or not, so I'll answer both ways! Scraprelated that would be send in layouts for publications. It's not that I don't send them in because I'm afraid to fail, I just don't bother because I *know* I'll fail :-D
And not scraprelated, I honestly don't know. I don't "don't do" things because I might fail, I'm in general not afraid to fail. But one thing is driving alone (with the kids) all the way to Holland (12 km / about 800 miles), not because I'm afraid of having an accident or something but because I'm afraid that halfway up there, I'll be so fed up with driving (and tired of it) that I would have to abandon :-O
I won't wait this long for a new post this time, my next layout is almost finished :-)
Thanks for looking and thank you for comments!

Saturday, 10 January 2009

A new layout and my scrapcorner!

Let's start this post with my newest layout! It's called favorite model, it's about Naomi modelling for her mom who has a new camera. The layout is made from a sketch from the Sketch-a-Day club that I joined this year for the second time, because the sketches are great and the ladies on the forum have really become my friends! I really love these photos and I found the paper to go perfectly with her clothes (blue basically!!): Vintage Moon collection from Pink Paisley. Some flowers, some ribbon and some paper from Love Elsie and hop... it's easy with a sketch ;-) And 3 months after moving into my new house, it is about time to show you where I scrap! It a corner of our study and with a little help from Ikea, all my stuff found a place in it! I really love how it turned out:
My glass desk with Ikea kitchen accessories on the wall to put lots of stuff and therefore leaving my table quite cleanish!
When I am at my table, my scrap wall is just on my right hand with my cabinet that I love, my shelves with albums and magazines and my embellishment drawers. A closer look on the next picture:
I'll also give you a little peek into some of the drawers: my alphabets, my stamps and my cuttlebug dies. Don't worry, the others are full too :-)
And finally another important "detail" of my scrap area, the paper! Seen like this it actually doesn't seem to be a lot, but I think it can keep me scrapping for two years or so... More then enough for me, but hey, there's always room for some more! I stole this idea from Pascallle, who uses the same plastic "thing" to store paper in (I'm sorry, the English word doesn't pop in mind!!)

Well, thanks for taking the tour in my scrapcorner and for commenting on my blog posts and/or layouts! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 4 January 2009

First layout of the year!

After my first mini-album, here's my first layout for 2009! I love this picture of my 2 smiling kids in sunny and flowery Figeac, they look quite happy! When I first started to put this layout together, I wasn't too sure that i was going to like the result, because I gave "mixing papers from different manufacturers" a try and it wasn't easy. I used Sassafras Lass (background), My minds Eye, Hambly and Daisybucket for this, plus We R memory keepers for the photo mat. But I admit that I actually quite like the result, it looks so sunny! Cf. the title Soleil !, which means sun! in English.I guess I needed a little sunshine, we do have sunshine actually but it is soooo cold. Some stamps (autumn leaves and Hero Arts), flowers (Prima, who else?), letters (American Craft Thickers) and a journaling spot from Heidi Swapp.

Today's blog challenge on TwoPeas is

Challenge for today~ I love the weekends because......

Easy one! I love the weekends because during the weekend, you can do whatever you feel like! Like now, it is 1.30 pm, the kids are still in their pyjamas,simply because they like it, I blog, because I like that, I just organized my scrapcorner, which I always do just after finishing a layout, because I actually enjoy organizing my scrapcorner. I'll probably play monopoly with the kids (Junior edition!), which I enjoy (and they too), then I'll go out a little to take some pictures, as I'm learning how to use my camera and also have to have a picture for POTD, my son might come with me on his bike. Well, to make a long story short, I love the weekend because that's the little time we have for doing things we WANT to do. Tomorrow, work starts again, after 10 days holidays.....

Thanks for looking and please don't hesitate to leave a comment, I love comments!!

Friday, 2 January 2009

First bind-it-all binded (??) mini album!

OK, the binding of this album is not perfect, I have to figure out how to get the most of the bind it all, but I quite like it anyway. I will not show you all pages of my mini album, because that will take me ages to upload, but here are just a few pages. The mini album is made with pictures from my kids taken since we live here in the SW, I made it thinking I might give it to their grand parents (that we "left behind") but I'm actually not sure anymore ;-)
Title of the album is Belle et le Beau, based on "Beauty and the Beast" but changed into "Beauty and the Gorgeous". Sounds a lot better in French ;-)

Thanks for looking, and I loooove comments!