Monday, December 28, 2009

Do you want to win a RAK?

Then go to the blog of this fantastic girl, Sarah!! She's so creative and designs amazing pages. You can find her blog here:

This is her post about the RAK
What do you all plan on doing for New Year’s? Leave a comment to this post by 11:59 PM, December 31st, Thursday, to be entered into a chance to win at least $25 worth of scrapbooking supplies! Share the news (your blog, facebook, twitter, etc.), and your name will be put into the hat FIVE times. Make sure to let me know if you shared the giveaway.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The cutest gift ever

I'm always looking forward to the presents I get from my sister. I don't know how she does it but she always finds the cutest things. This year I got these cuties from her:

I don't know the word in English but these are used to put your glass on so that the table will stay clean

I adore this retro wallet :-)

Thanks, sis, for these wonderful gifts! You rock!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

I don't know if I'll be able to blog tomorrow so I want to start with wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!! I hope you'll have a wonderful day full of joy and happiness.

I made this christmas card. Took the picture last year and used it for this card. We are giving this to the clients in our pub.

My cat Baileys is not a big fan of snow. Since it has been snowing she didn't wanna go outside. Two days ago she sat at the window and 'asked' to go outside. You can see how she reacted on the next pics.

Please, can I come inside again????

Monday, December 21, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, ...

Belgium is covered with snow!!! Since last Thursday we can enjoy this beautiful view. The first picture was taken on Friday morning. We went for a walk on Sunday and the other pics were taken then. Enjoy the beautiful winter scene

Is it snowing at your part of the world?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

New challenge on Scrap and Stamp

Yes, it's saturday again and that means => a new challenge at

The challenge this time is to show us a Christmas layout, altered or mini! Of course if you do not celebrate Christmas we aren't leaving you out, just show us your holiday celebration!

Our sponsor is the wonderful Making Handmade Cards! Jo and Claire were so generous and gave each of the design team the "Funky Christmas" ekit to work with. You can see a glimpse of this ekit HERE. Guess what?? One participant will win this packed full ekit as well! If you haven't seen their ekits before be sure to go HERE and check out all the other gorgeous kits they have! Don't forget to sign up for the Making Handmade Cards newsletter too. You will get a free ekit just for signing up!

I created this layout that shows my Christmas Eve 2008.

So come on, girls!!! Go to Scrap and Stamps and join the challenge. We really need more people to join. Every time you take part at the challenge you have a change to win. If you don't play, you don't win!!!!!

Have a wonderful saturday and make sure to come back soon because I have more pics to show.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas lights

This evening, I walked through my city and did some shots of the Christmas lights. Finally, I'm getting a bit into the Christmas mood.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

New challenge

Yes, I know, I'm a bit late but I can explain. The kids in my class have tests right before the Christmas holidays so I have lots of correction work. Then I need to write reports about their results and next week, the parents come over to school to discuss the results. You see, I don't have any free moments right now. Grrrrrrrr

This is the new challenge at

Saturday, December 5, 2009
It's All About You or Me.....the challenge

Thank you for another fabulous Scrap and Stamp challenge! Now that the Christmas Holiday season is in full swing and we are hustling and bustling about to find the perfect gift for that someone special, we thought we would take a moment to share a little about what makes us special! And we definitely have a team full of special gals right here!

The challenge this week is "All About Me: With at least one stamp." If you are like me most of my scrapbook pages hold pictures of other people and their triumphs and stories. Very seldom do we get to see the person behind the camera and the face of all that special handwritten journaling. Now is your chance. We want you to do a page totally about you. It can be when you were little or big, about what makes you tick, heck we'll even take what makes you sick LOL We just want to know you and what better way than for you to take the opportunity to leave a little bit of you on a page.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Say It With Letters! If you haven't been to the store be sure to stop by and check out all the wood letters, chipboard and more. Be sure to stop by the craft blog and say Hi!!

One lucky participant will receive an 8 inch Mixed letter spelling "Jolly" in our chunky and cute Swedish Fish lettering style. PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL RECEIVE UNFINISHED LETTERS. PHOTOS SHOWN ARE EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU CAN CREATE. A $20.00 value.

So before you run off to create a fabulous layout for this weeks challenge be sure to check out the design teams wonderful creations!

This is my creation this week:

So, now all go and have a look at the other faboulous projects at

Saturday, November 28, 2009

New challenge


The challenge this week is "fall traditions with at least one stamp." We all have traditions that we carry on with, so we want to see them large and small! Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Bunny Zoe's Crafts! If you haven't been to the Bunny Zoe's store be sure to stop by and check out all that Nikki offers.

This is the layout that I created.

If you want to participate in this challenge or you want to see the other creations of the DT, just hop over to the blog of Scrap and Stamps.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Love, Isolde

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm thrilled ....

to announce you that I've been selected for the DT of Scraps and Stamps. Have a look at the blog . Scraps and Stamps is a wonderful group of girls who love scrapping and stamping. Every week there is a challenge so don't forget to go over there and take part in the challenges. There is always a fantastic price to win. Oh yes, you can see my first layout for this blog on this week challenge. It's a wonderful sketch.

This is how the new members of the DT were announced:

Meet the new DT members....

It is time for the announcement everyone has been waiting for!

First I would like to say thank you to everyone who applied to be on the design team. I so wish that I could have chosen each and everyone of you. I really hope that you will apply again the next go around. This was truly a tough decision to narrow the pool down to just six. After several days of blog hopping and hopping again it was finally time to decide. I am honored to introduce you to the new members of the Scrap and Stamp team. We are completely thrilled to have them with us. You all are in for a treat with their beautiful work!

Hollie Smallwood

Tamara Bennett

Cariena Basson

Lacey Stephens

Shirley Yow

Isolde Pyncket

They will be joining the existing team of

Boni Boutelle-Jones

Pamela Young

Shana Tedrick

Regina Jones

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some layouts

I was looking through my picture folders on my hard disk when I saw these layouts. I don't remember if I already posted them because it has been a while since I made them.
Our cat Minoe had to stay inside the house for 6 weeks when we moved to our new home last year. She's a real outdoor cat so she hated to be inside. The moment she was allowed to go outside she took off. We saw her once again but now she totally disappeared :-( At least we still have our other cat Baileys.

My new haircut on October 6, 2007. It's already 2 years ago, oops!

My addiction to books. I have tons of them.

I'm in the DT of a sketch blog. Please, have a look at
The site is in Dutch, but hey, who needs the language if you have sketches and pics :-)
Thanks for all your comments on my last post. I'm feeling much better now. No more fever but still every now and then a painful head and trouble with breathing deeply.

Friday, November 13, 2009

I'm ill, I have the flu. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, I hate to lay down on the sofa the whole day. I wanted to do some scrapping but I just don't have the energy to do anything else than lay down. OMG, I hate it!!!!!!

Hope you feel better than I do ;-)

Thursday, November 05, 2009

My list


Things I want (or need) to do today:

- prepare lunch
- go running (lesson 2 Start to Run)
- read my book
- create a scrapbook page for the November assignement of the DT
- watch Home and Away
- check my e-mails
- read blogs
- make another scrapbook page
- shopping for food

Everything typed in green is already done, yippee!!

What are your plans for today?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

An update

I got inspired by a photo wall at my friend Kelly's place. So I took my paint brushes, black and white paint, letter stamps, ... and started. I ordered black and white pics of me and Eric, my sister and my, Eric's kids, my dad, ... and they are all framed now. So what do you think? You can see the pic in a larger size if you press on it.
On October 15th, I went to the forest with my class. We are learning about the autumn, trees, mushrooms, ... The kids loved to be outside. I enjoyed the nice weather and took some pics.

Friday, October 23, 2009

I won!!

I just saw that I won a cosmo cricket craft pack on Pencil Lines with their blog hop last weekend!
I'm so thrilled. This really made my day :-)

First up is the winner of the blog hop, who will win the Cosmo Cricket craft pack
Indeed, I think its #5 and # 53
Posted by: Isolde Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I've got so many wonderful scrapbooking ideas but can't find the power to start. I'm suffering from headache (migraine) for 4 days now. When will it be over???????

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Scrapbook weekend

Last weekend, I went on a scrapbook weekend. We were with 9 girls who rented a 'vacation house'. I stayed there from Friday evening till Saturday evening. It was great to scrap again because I lost my mojo the last months. Well, I found it back and the result is 7 layouts!!!! Can't wait till next year. I'm sure it will be great again

A group pic

My scrappy friend Kelly

Yummie food

Very busy

Between the papers, pencils, paint, ... you could find some snacks

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My kitty

I don't know if I've ever blogged about my cat Baileys? Not that she is so special but she's just my little friend. I love it to come home and see her waiting upstairs for me. She asks for some attention because she's all alone when Eric and I are at work. When we used to live in our old house, she loved to be outside in the garden, jump over fences, chase the birds, ... Since July 2008 we moved into our new house and now she loves to stay inside. Really strange. She goes outside several times a day but only for a little walk at our patio (we don't have grass anymore). Oh well, I don't mind, at least I know where she is and I don't have to be afraid that she will be hit by a car.

Anyone else out there who has a cat? Or any other pet?