Monday, December 31, 2007

A few hours left ....

Hi girls,

2007 is almost gone. Only 7 hours left and 2008 will start. Can't believe how time flies. It's like there are only a few months gone since it was January 2007. It was a good year for me but I hope 2008 will even be better. I don't have big wishes for the new year but here are a few things:

- I hope that the renovations at Erics pub will be done without problems

- I hope to move into our new home by July 2008

- I hope to be pregnant by the end of 2008 (no no, still taking the anticonception, don't worry)

- I hope to spend many romantic hours with my bf

- I hope to scrap a lot escpecially with my fantastic 2 scrapping friends Kelly and Daphné.

- I hope to continue my new friendships made this year (Yeah, Kelly, you're one of them)

- I hope to try many new receipes.

- I hope that my family, friends and I will stay healthy.

And above all, I hope you all continue visiting my blog. Thanks for commenting the past year. You are wonderful.

Happy New Year!!!!!

Love, Isolde

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Secret Santa

My presents from my Secret Santa Sister!! I got lovely paper, ribbons, chocolate, dreamcatcher, flowers, stamps and a mini album about cats. Thanks a lot, my ss!!! Can't wait to use all these yummie goodies.

Monday, December 24, 2007


Enjoy this special time of the year
Love, Isolde

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Day 8 - I see ....

We had to scrap about the signs of Christmas in your home and outside. I finished the part about my home but I still need to do the 'outside' part. Didn't have time to order some photos yet. Guess I'll wait till after Christmas.
On the page you can see some of my Christmas decorations in the house.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Day 7 - My list

Things to do before Christmas:
- shopping for presents
- wrapping the presents
- finishing the 6th Harry Potter book
- ordering the menu for New Years Eve
- cleaning the house
-going to the hairdresser

Monday, December 10, 2007

Day 6 - Good and bad christmas

This time we had to talk about good and bad Christmas memories. My best ones are those of my childhood. On Christmas we went to my aunt and ate a yummie dinner. We got lovely presents and in the afternoon we watched a Christmas movie. A nice, relaxing family day. On the picture you can see myself and my grandmother.
My 'bad' memory is the fact that my boyfriend always have to work on Christmas Eve till 7 pm (most of the time it's later). That's why we only celebrate Christmas Eve together.
Thanks for visiting my blog and let me know what you think about it.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Day 5 - Counting

We don't have the tradition of Advent Calendars here in our family. I remember that 1 year (when we were still kids) my sis and I got one of those calendars. We had to open a little door every day and then we found a little chocolate. Yummie!!! I wonder if they still sell those calendars.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Day 4 - My perfect Christmas

I wrote about my perfect Christmas Eve (dec. 24). We don't celebrate that day with the family as my boyfriend has to work till 7 pm. All we want to do when he gets home is relax. We celebrate with family on Christmas Day. This is what I want on a Christmas Eve:
- my sweetheart
- romantic movies
- candle lights
- beautiful christmas decoration and tree
- yummie food
- white wine
- PJ's
- ...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Day 3: Christmas cards

The 3rd prompt was to talk about Christmas cards. I cutted squares out of Christmas cards I received last year. The big card was made by my sister. The journaling is hidden behind that card.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Journaling your Christmas - Day 1 and 2

Day 2: Weather
We were supposed to write about the weather in December. How is it like in your country? How should the weather be on Christmas? What do you do when it's cold? And so on. Many things to write about. I choose to write about how much I want to have a white Christmas. I want to walk around wearing warm scarfs and hat. Then I want to curl up in the sofa wearing my pj's and drinking some hot chocolate. Unfortunatly the weather in Belgium isn't like that at all. We mostly have rain on Christmas instead of beautiful white snow.

Day 1:
We had to tell about the reason why we start this journal. What are the motivations?
I have always loved christmas. This part of the year makes me wanna be at home the whole time. I love decorating the tree and the house. In the evening, I lighten up the tree and make it myself comfortable. I can imagine myself as a grandmother, showing her grandchildren this little Christmas Journal.

Thanks for reading about my journal. Love to read you comments so don't hesitate to leave a comment.
Love, Isolde

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas Journal

My friend Kelly told me about this fantastic workshop 'Journaling your Christmas' by Shimelle. I surfed on the internet to look for some examples from previous years and I was very surprised to see all those wonderful journals.
So I decided to subscribe myself for the workshop. It starts on December 1st and the last day is January 6th. We get a task every day and we need to write and scrap about it. Can't wait to get started.
I made my front page last Sunday. The letters 'Kerst' (Christmas) are in green felt. I cutted them out (not so easy to do). The green numbers are thickers and the christmas three is Scenic Route paper and green felt.

Let me know what you think about it. I love comments about my work. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

When I left for work this morning, I didn't feel very well. While teaching I started to feel worse and worse. The principal told me to go home at noon so that's why I'm in the sofa now. I'm wearing my PJ's and watching 'The Family Stone' with Sarah Jessica Parker.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I made these pages last Sunday on the 'Scrapping against Cancer' crop. The money was for cancer research. My aunt died three years ago because of cancer so I surely wanted to go there. I had an amazing time and met some new people too.
Thanks for visiting my page! I'm always very happy to read your comments. Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Michael Bublé

Last Monday, I had a wonderful evening. Eric, my dad, Hilde and I went to the concert of Michael Bublé in Antwerpen. I really love his voice so I was thrilled to see him. The whole evening was like magic. He's such a good entertainer and (very) good looking. We had seats on row 14 so we were pretty close to the stage. When he sang the song 'Home' I was so touched that I almost cried. That's the favourite song of Eric and I. Antwerpen is not so close to our city so we had to drive 1,5 hour to get there. We got home at about 2 am. It was hard to get up at 7 am again to go to work but I had a wonderful time so I didn't mind. If you are able to see Michael Bublé in concert, you really should go!!!
For those who don't know Michael Bublé, just go to and search for Michael Bublé. There are many video clips on it.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Tagged (again, haha)

Werk dat ik heb gedaan / Places I worked :

1. supermarket

2. restaurant

3. as a teacher in primary school

4. -

Films die ik telkens weer kan zien / Movies I can watch over and over

1. Moulin Rouge

2. Dirty Dancing

3. The Holiday

4. The last Samourai

Televisieprogramma's die ik kijk / Tv shows I watch:

1. Bones

2. Grey's Anatomy

3. Sex and the City

4. CSI

Plaatsen waar ik heb gewoond / Places I lived:

1. Elverdinge

2. Ieper

3. -

4. -

Mijn favoriete eten / My favorite food:

1. Chocolade

2. Chips

3. Pizza

4. Pasta

Mijn favoriete kleuren / My favorite colours:

1. Blue2

. Dark red

3. Grass green

4. Pink

Plekken waar ik nu graag wil wezen / Places I want to be right now:

1. In my bed

2. On a tropical island

3. In a nice restaurant

4. Driving a Porsche 911

Namen die ik leuk vind, maar niet zou gebruiken voor mijn kinderen / Names I like, but won't use for my children:

1. Celeste

2. Estée

3. Marie-Julie

4. Robbe

I tagg: Daphné, Birgit Koopsen, Lam, Charlotte (and everyone else who wants to do this)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

New LO

This summer we went for 1 day to Sluis, a city in The Netherlands. We both love walking around in that town. There are nice shops and good restaurants. I created a page with pics we took on that day.

I'm having a week off. Yiiippppeeee!!!! It's Autumn holiday at school so no teaching for a whole week. I have a book that I want to finish and there are some movies I want to see too.
Have a nice weekend, girls!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Secret Santa Swap

Hi girls,

If you are addicted to scrapbooking, you really need to think about joining this. Birgit Koopsen from the Netherlands decided to host a Secret Santa Swap.

If you join, you need to send a gift with scrap goodies to someone else. You will receive a box with goodies from someone else too. If you are interested, please click on this link and join!!! You can read all the rules there.

If you are not a member of this forum, just inscribe yourself and you'll see there are lots of fantastic scrappers there.

Hope you join too


ps: I joined this wonderful swap. Can you leave a comment if you joined too? I would love to know who decided to give it a try.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I was tagged by Leontine for a "thankful meme". I need to think of 6-8 things I am thankful for:
1. My boyfriend Eric .... We are together for 3,5 years now.
2. My dad and sister....We don't have a big family but my dad and sister are very speical to me.
3. My work.....Finally I have a fulltime job as a teacher
.4. My friends ... I don't have many of them but they are all close to me
.5. My scrapbook pages.....I love being crafty and they are great memories
.6. The internet....I can make new friends from all over the world.

I tag the following persons:- Daphné, Lilith, Charlotte, Lam and Theresa

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Do you know It's an awesome website where you can upload your pics. There is a challenge going on there and it's called 365 days! You need to take a pic of yourself (or a body part) every day and that for 1 year long. I'm taking part in it and I'm on day 68 now. Go to my Flickr page and check my photos. You can see 2 of them on this entry. You can find the link to flickr on the right of my blog. Just press on it and you'll be on my page. Don't forget to leave a comment and maybe you can start with it too.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

New Layouts

Hi everyone,
I worked on my Turkey album and finished 2 double pages. The first one is about the hotel where we stayed and the second one is a view from the beach and garden.

Enjoy your weekend.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Scrap your childhood

I made this page for the 'Scrap your childhood' challenge at 2peas! We had to create a page about the tv programms we watched as a kid.
Here are some of my favourites. Maybe you've watched some as a kid too.
De smurfen, de freggles, de snorkels, Boes, Liegebeest, Seabert, Tjilp de mus, Candy candy, de fabeltjeskrant, Dommel, Tik Tak, Ovide, De grote meneer cactusshow, David de kabouter, Mik Mak en Mon, ...
Sorry but I only know the titles in Dutch.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Eric didn't open his pub yesterday as he was ill. When I came home from work I was suprised to see him at home. We enjoyed each others company. It was great to be together. Not so great for Eric as he had to sneeze and blow his nose the whole time.

Guess what I had when I woke up this morning????? Indeed, running nose, sneezing the whole time, heavy head!! Yep, I'm sick too. Went to work today as I didn't have to work this afternoon.

I'm off to bed, hope a little sleep will help to feel better tomorrow

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I started my album about our holiday in Turkey. These are the first pages about the flight and airport. I used some love, Elsie paper.

This evening I have a meeting with the staff in our school so I'm sure this will be boring. It's always like that. Yikes!! Can't wait till it's 6 pm so that I can go home and maybe scrap some more.

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I made this page for the challenge on the Art Noevoo blog. We had to be tourists in our own country and make a LO about it. My grandmother lives in Brugge and I really love this city. It has a lot of historical houses and beautiful water canals.
Of course there are lots of shops and cosy pubs. Yeah, Brugge is my favourite city!!
(Revlie, I think that I used one of your LO's as inspiration)

Sunday, September 09, 2007

More Turkey pics

Yes, indeed, there are still some pics left.

The first week at school was good. I love to teach again. The only thing I hate right now is that I'm still not in my sleeping routine. I can't sleep enough. During summer holidays, I went to bed around midnight but now I need to be in bed around 10.30 pm or I'm too sleepy in the morning. When I'm in bed at 10.30, I'm not tired enough to sleep. I wake up again around 3-4 am and have trouble sleeping again. My alarm is set at 7 am so that doesn't give me a lot of time to sleep. Oh well, I guess I will get used to it in some weeks.

Enjoy the pictures

Our activities the last days

I couldn't resist this cutie

Some yummie Turkish food.

The staff at 'Diva Bar'. We went there every evening.

Our last pic together in Turkey

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

First schooldays

My first days of the schoolyear was good. I was supernervous and couldn't sleep the day before but I guess all teachers are like that. In the morning it was busy because there were books, writing blocks, ... to give to the kids. In the afternoon I started my first lessons and they went ok. It was like I haven't been on summer holidays. All kids were nice and friendly. In the evening, I was so tired. I worked for school till 8 pm and then relaxed. I watched some tv till 10.30 pm and then went to bed.

Today was the second day and I wasn't nervous at all. In the afternoon I got a nice drawing from a girls in my class. She has written 'You are a beautiful and sweet teacher'. I was soooo happy. It's now on the wall in my classroom. Always nice to read stuff like that.

Later today, my sister came to give me my birthday present. I was so happy to see her as she lives 200 kms away from me. She had to be in my city for her job so she came to my house for a quick visit. Guess what she gave me????? A coupon for a wellness center. I can choose from 10 wellness centers, isn't that great?? My sister is such a fantastic girl. Love you, Goelie!!!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Getting nervous

Only 1 day to go and then school starts again in Belgium. Many kids will be sad that the summer vacation is over and so will I. I'll go teaching again. Last year, I didn't have many teaching hours but this year I'll work full time. It will be a big diffrence to me and Eric. I'll be less at home and when I get home, I'll have tons of schoolwork. Oh well, I don't mind. At least I will earn more money, haha. I've done my lesson planning for the first week but I'm still very nervous. It's always like that on the first day after summer vacation.

I made some new LO's the past weeks. Enjoy watching them.

My car

Mmmm, I love mussels

Birgit Koopsen gave a fantastic workshop

My dad with his Triumph TR4A

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

to myself!
Yes, I'm turning 28 today. OMG, that sounds old to me. Only 2 years to go and then I'm 30.
No special plans for me today. Eric has to work the whole day and evening so I decided to go to my grandmother together with my dad. Maybe I'll buy myself a present, haha.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

More pictures

Some more pics from Turkey

Sunrise at the beach

Eric filming with the camcorder


Harbour in Marmaris

Enjoying a cold drink

Posing with my new short

Dance performance at the hotel