donderdag 28 februari 2013

Date night

Kathryn Estry made this wonderful kit called Date night. Available at Scrapbook bytes, Digitals and Gotta Pixel. It is packed with lovely elements in pink, light purple and orange. Suitable for all kind of photo's, even weddingphoto's

I made two layouts. For one I used photo's we made in Ronda (Spain). During a walk we saw these two little puppys who came from under a fence. Full of joy, looking for some fun. Their mother didn't like it, but she was to big to crawl under this fence. She was barking loud to protect her puppys.

For the other layout I used photo's made at the wedding of my collegue. Don't they look pretty?

zondag 24 februari 2013

Love @Cape Cod

Love @Cape Cod is the latest kit by Studio Berna Datema! I love her designs, I use all of her kits over and over. Also very suitable to use for the Art journal caravan! This kit is available at Scrapbook Graphics.
Berna herself wrote about this kit: Cape Cod, who is not intrigued by its beauty, the turquoise of the ocean, the charm of the cottages, the calmth of ancient times with light houses, and old wooden piers, the harbours and the little boats that float on the water so peacefully? The seagulls that cry their songs over the Sound and the Wind that echoes and erodes.

Unfortunately I have never been there myself, but I fell in love with all the pictures and beautiful video's that I've whatched about it. That's why I called this collection Love @ Cape Cod.

I made two pages with this kit, but I'm sure I'm going to do more!

vrijdag 22 februari 2013

My Teddybears

Last week I bought this paintingsoftware Artrage! This is such fun. I absolutely can't draw or paint, but with this software anyone can! Just download a picture or one of your own photo's and paint it over!
I give you a warning, this is so addictive! I made this cute little bear and I made a page around it.

Here is the text:
I love teddybears, here I am with my first bear, it is a present for my first birthday! Unfortunately I don't have him anymore. At the back you see Tommy, my latest bear. He sits on my desk at work, always by my side. The little bear in the middle, I made it myself, isn't he cute?

For credits click here.

zondag 17 februari 2013

Livi's smile

Livi's smile is an other adorable kit by Kathryn Estry. This kit is named after her nine month old granddaughter Livi. It is full of soft colored papers and elements. This kit is just perfect to scrap all your childrens photo's. This kit is available at Scrapbook Bytes. There are also extra's available like alpha's, borders and torn papers.
I made two pages, for one I used a babyphoto of myself! When this picture was taken I was just one day old! Let me think, 58 years ago!

dinsdag 12 februari 2013

I love you more

I love you more is the latest kit made by Kathryn Estry. It is hardly to avoid, all new kits and layouts have something to do with Valantine's day. This kit has lovely soft colors like yellow, pink and orange. It is available at Gottapixel.

I made two LO's with it. In both LO's I used photo's I have on my computer for a long time. I really don't know by whom they are. So if anyone knows, please give me a message.

maandag 11 februari 2013


Port of call of The Art Journal Caravan is still France! When you think of France and especially Paris you think of love! With Valantinesday next thursday it is no coincidence that the word for this week happens to be LOVE!
I found this quote of George Sand, a french authoress, born in Paris in 1804. She said "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved"
I used it in the quickity split (it gets you started in 10 minutes or less), take polka dots, gears, stitches and a silhoutte for your page.

For credits click here.

donderdag 7 februari 2013


It is already the fifth week of the Art Journal Caravan. We started in the United Kingdom and are now heading to France. When you speak about France you first have to think about Paris, city of lights but also city of love. I've been to Paris a few times and I love this city, it is so much alive!
In my page I used a photo in the background of "La Louvre", with the glass pyramid in front. And speaking of Paris of course I may not forget the famous Eiffeltower.
For all credits click here.

woensdag 6 februari 2013

Eye love you

Berna Datema has released new borders and frames; eye love you old photo, available at Scrapbookgraphics. You can't have enough of the basic elements like borders and photoframes. These borders and frames can be used with all kind of photo's but I think old photo's are perfect!

I used an old photo of my grandparents. I think this photo is made in 1920.

maandag 4 februari 2013

Institute for Sound and Vision

Yesterday we visited the Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum.

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (‘Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid’) is a cultural-historical organization of national interest. It collects, preserves and opens the audiovisual heritage for as many users as possible.
Sound and Vision (‘Beeld en Geluid’) has one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe. The institute manages over 70 percent of the Dutch audiovisual heritage. The collection contains more than 750.000 hours of television, radio, music and film from the beginning in 1898 until today.

The Experience shows the wonderful world of television. Temporary exhibitions also take place here. Visitors can read the news, be a real star on stage or act in a soap opera. Dutch radio and television personalities virtually show the visitors around in the world of radio and TV. They get a glimpse behind the scenes and learn about life in the spotlights. While the kids are singing, dancing, producing or acting, parents and grandparents can sit down in an easy chair and enjoy the video and audio material from the thirties until now.

We had a great day!