Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Hi girls,

Here I am again. Yeah, I know I have been a bad friend for a few days. I didn't post anything. Life has been busy for me. This night, Eric will leave on vacation with 2 friends. They are going to Egypt. All three of them are divers and they will stay on a boat for 1 week and dive 3 ot 4 times a day. I have to work at school so I can't go with them. I don't mind if he goes with friends as he deserves to have a break. He has been working soooo hard in his pub that he really needs some relaxation. I'll work in his pub when he is in Egypt on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday so I don't think that I'll be able to update a lot these days but I'll try.

I'm with the final 8 contestants at the Scrapbook Chalet Contest!! I'm so happy but it will be sooo hard from now on. For the next round, we are linked to another girl and we need to scraplift one of her pages. This will be hard but lots of fun I guess. I really need to find some pics now.

Oh yes, the page about Barcelona is the page I made for the last round

Have a wonderful Tuesday

Friday, May 25, 2007

New Baby

Hi everyone,
This will be a short entry but I wanted to let you know that my friend Veerle gave birth to a baby boy. She went into labour on Tuesday evening at 9 pm and the baby was born on Wednesday 4.15 pm. She was in labour for 19 hours!!!! My god, it must have been like hell for her. They gave him the name


Isn't that a beautiful name? I like it a lot. Actually that was the name that Eric and I would give to our son if we had a son of course. Well, guess we'll have to choose something else, haha. I'm not pregnant so we still have more than time.
I went to visit her yesterday. She's in the hospital till Monday. Here in Belgium, mum and baby stay in the hospital for 5 days. Maxim is such a cute, beautiful baby. Sleeping all the time. I could even hold him and he didn't wake up. Lucky for me or he would start screeming Veerle took a picture of me and Maxim but I guess she'll e-mail it to me when she's back home. From the moment I have the picture, I'll post it here.
I'm off to relax a bit in the sun as we have fantastic weather over here. Unfortunatly it will change again this evening and tomorrow it will rain.

For those who watch Grey's Anatomy. We had season 3 finale last night. What a bummer!!! Why didn't Christina and Burke get married and what the hell is that new girl doing there. She will flirt a lot with Mc Dreamy, I'm sure about that. And she has the same name as Meredith 'Grey'. I hate her already, haha.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Yesterday was an aweful day. When I wake up and go downstairs, my cat Baileys is waiting for me at the kitchen window. This morning: no Baileys!! I didn't panic as I thought she was still walking around somewhere. I went outside and shouted her name but she didn't turned up. Before I went to work in the afternoon, I had another look in the garden and in the house but still no Baileys. I started to worry as it's not normal for her to be away from the house for so long. Then I returned from work and asked Eric if he had seen her but he hadn't. The whole evening I was worrying about her. I even walked through the neigbourhood, shouting her name but I didn't find her. I looked in the streets if I didn't see a cat that was hit by a car but lucky, I didn't. I got a very painful head and went to bed at 9.30 pm. Then suddenly, at 1 am (when Eric came home from closing his pub); Eric shouted to me (I was sleeping) that Baileys was back. I was sooooo happy that I jumped out of my bed and ran downstairs to cuddle my sweet kitty. What a naughty cat she was to stay away the whole day and night. This morning, I was afraid to let her out of the house. I went for a run and before I started I did let her out. When I came home from running, she was waiting in the garden. I can't tell you how relieved I was to see that she didn't ran away again.

About the Scrapbook Chalet Contest!! Well, I made it to the next round again. This time we need to work with an ad. I'll show you next time.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Scrapbook Chalet Contest

We had to use this sketch to inspire us

I used most of the items of this sketch and created this

As you can see I used stitches on the border of each paper piece. I don't have a sewing machine so I did it all by hand. Can you imagine how long it took me to finish it???
Well, let me know what you think about it.

Have a wonderful Sunday

Friday, May 18, 2007

New Papers

Hi everyone,
Last weekend, I bought lots of new patterned paper at the scrapbook store. There were new papers from Scenic Route. As some of you know, I'm absolutely addicted to Scenic Route so I couldn't resist buying them. I also bought some chipboard shapes like hearts, arrows, stars, corners, ...

There were some people demonstrating in the shop too. One of them was Birgit Koopsen again. I looked through her albums and told myself that I still need to learn a lot. My god, her pages are awesome. My friend Kelly was there too and she had her albums with her. Amazing pages as always. Simple LO's with lots of journaling. It's like a real diary. I love it.
One of Kelly's pages. I hope you don't mind I used this page on my blog, Kelly!
This is the Scenic Route paper

Some of the other papers I bought

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I entered a little contest on the blog of Theresa. She mailed out some paper and embellishments and we had to make a layout and a card with it. You can see my layout and card on top. I know I showed it already to you but now you can vote for me. The winner receives a scrabook album so I would love to win. Have a look at her blog where you can see all the participants and then e-mail her with your vote ( I hope you vote for me). My layout is # 7 and my card is # 5. You can e-mail her on ttyree@fidnet.com

Hope you like my creations!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

*Birgit Koopsen Workshop*

Hi girls,
Friday evening was fantastic. Birgit Koopsen came to shop where I buy my scrapping supplies. She gave a workshop about a mini-album and it was great. Finally I could meet Vanessa (Scrapness) too but we couldn't talk a lot because she was a bit late. Hope to see you again soon, Vanessa. Kelly (Talesfromthecrib) was there too so you can imagine we both had lots of fun.

Birgit is the nicest person ever and I absolutly love her pages. You rock, girl!! Can't wait to see more of your creations.
Me, Birgit and Kelly


Kelly and me


Working hard on the album

Isn't it cute??
On Saturday I went to the store again but that's something for tomorrow on my blog.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Round # 5

Hi girls,
This is my entry for the 5th round at the Scrapbook Chalet. I really hope I can make it to round 6.

On Friday, I went to a workshop with Birgit Koopsen. I had a wonderful time with lots of fun. Took some great pics but don't have time to upload them now. I'll show them as soon as possible.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Fantastic news

Hi girls,
I have fantastic news. As you all may know, I work as a teacher in primary school. The past years, it has been so hard to find a job for the next school year. It starts in May when you have to mail out your letter to the schools. Oh god, I hate that.

We have a law here that says that when you work about 3 years in the same school or group of schools you have priority above those who aren't working there for 3 years. They count the days and it has to be 720 (or something like that) or higher. Well, this year I finally reached that amount so I'm priority. Yippee!!!!

And guess what's even better????? I love the school were I work now (I only have 3 hours per week) because I've been here for 3 years now. I know all the kids and their parents. It's a little school and I really like that. A collegue will retire at the end of the year. She works part-time so those hours will be free next school year. We had teachers meeting on Tuesday and the principal told me that because I have priority now, that I can stay at this school next year!!!! I'm such a happy girl now. I finally have found my own place at this school and I hope I can stay there forever. Because we have a little bit more kids than the year before, we get more teaching hours. That means that I have almost a full-time job next school year. Only 2 hours less than full-time. What do you think about that???? Isn't that great???? So, no more letter writting to principals for me. I'm so relieved.

Hope you have a wonderful, fantastic Thursday

Monday, May 07, 2007

Did I make it to round # 5???

Hi everyone,
How was your weekend? I hope you had a nice one. Mine was o.k. Nothing speicial. Well, I went out for lunch on Sunday as my mother invited me together with my sister, uncle and aunt to celebrate her birthday. It was on March 22nd but we didn't celebrate it with lunch then.
About the Scrapbook Chalet Contest ...........I MADE IT to the next round. I'm so happy. For all of you who voted for me: Thanks a lot. You rock!!

This is the instruction for the 5th round is this:

Challenge # 5 Week May 6th - May 12th
Hi Ladies..Job well done on the last round, you guys are awesome!Okay, this challenge is a little different, so here goes:I want you to go outside tomorrow and take 2 photos of something that inspires you.. It can be anything you want! It can be 2 photos of the same thing, or 2 photos of different things..When you create your layouts and/or altered item, make sure you have a jounaling area, somewhere on the project telling us why the image in the photo inspires you..Anything and everything else is up to you! Have Fun and Good Luck! I can't wait to see what you come up with..When you're finished, upload your challenge into the gallery by Saturday May 12th, 9:00 PM, EST.. Voting will then begin at 9:30 PM, EST..

Doesn't sound this difficult??? My god, I really have to think a lot about this one.

I take part in another contest on the blog of Theresa. She mailed me some paper and embellishments and I had to make a page and a card with it. This is what I made

A couple we know was in Erics pub about 2 weeks ago. They had their little girl Camille with them and I could hold her for a while. My dad wanted to hold her too. He would be a fantastic granddad.
I really hope I can win, what do you think??

Yikes, weather is aweful over here. It's raining every now and then and it's very windy. Unfortunatly its cold again and I need to use the heating inside the house. Perfect weather for reading books and scrapping!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

My layout for round 4

It says: Sleeping Beauty. I'm the girl on the picture and I was almost 1 year old then. We were in holidays in France.
Hi everyone,

How are you over there? Yeah, I know, it's been a while since I updated but nothing special happened. The weather has changed and it's colder again. So I can put my skirts and tank tops away. Feeling very sad about that as I loooooove warm weather. On Thursday, it was still very sunny, I sat in the garden and got tanned. Wish I could sit there again. But now I should wear warm clothes. There is 1 positive thing about colder weather and that is that I spend more time scrapping, haha.

I finished my page for the 4th round at the scrapbook Chalet. You can see the ad on the last entry. Well, I tried to make a page like the one on the ad but with other colours. Don't forget to vote for me on Sunday at the Chalet!!! Don't vote earlier than Sunday or they will remove me from the list. Votes closes on Sunday evening so there is no point on voting on Monday, haha
I took some lovely pic from the roses in our garden. Enjoy watching them

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Round # 4

I made it, I made it!!!!! Yippee!! I'm in the next round at the Scrapbook Chalet. I was so happy when I saw that my name was on the poll for round 4. I bet you're all curious about the next thing we have to do. So here it is ...

AD INSPIRATION:The ad inspiration I chose is simple but elegant! I love the colors and the style on this one!Remember, all you need to do is create a layout inspired by some aspect of the inspiration piece. It doesn't have to be a carbon coby of the ad, it could be based on the overall design, the theme of the ad, the color scheme or maybe the fonts or title used in the ad. Whatever gets those creative juices flowing, the possibilities really are endless with this challenge!
When you've finished your layout for the week, you can post it in our Designing Like a Star Gallery, then upload the link to this thread with your layout so we can see your take on the ad & also leave your layout some love!
Thanks for playing along girls!! Have a great week & Good Luck! You have until May 5th 9:00 PM, EST to upload.. The voting will then start at 9:30 PM, EST and end on Sunday May 6th, 9:00 PM, EST.
What do you think about it? It will be difficult but I like the challenge of this contest. I'm creating things that I've never done before.