zondag 31 oktober 2010

free spirit

I love the brown color of that Basic Grey cappella background paper. The tree is cut out form a creative imaginations design paper (just love the way it feels!! :) ).

Add a little prima, stamps, ink bling et voila! A lay out! ;)

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

xo Merel

vrijdag 29 oktober 2010


Here's another one..

For this on eI used a pink paislee line called harvest hayride.The birds are kaiserkraft stamps, stamped with black puffy marker.
The flowers are from an old Rouge de Garance line. I traced over the flowers and used the puffy marker to emboss them..

Thanks for looking!

xo Merel

woensdag 27 oktober 2010


So here's the first lay out!

I found these (ancient) crate papers at my mons house. I did a lot opf distressing. and I used my new puffy marker, to stamp the bird and birdhouse (thanks Ingvild Bolme for the inspiration!).
The pin was a thriftshop find, that I also had waiting for a year now.. I painted the flowers with Glimmer glam. (I even stole a schilling from my sons piggybank!!)

The key is a sizzix die cut, I used a prima flower center to decorate it.

Thanks for looking!

xo Merel

dinsdag 26 oktober 2010

Did you miss me.....did you..did you????

Just a quick message, since I've been missing in action for a while now...

Life got so bussy that scrapping took a back seat for a little (well...long ) while.

But I'm glas to say that inspiration has struck me once again and I have been scrapping. Feels good again!!

Hopelfully I'll be able to upload tomorrow when daylight graces my work (gosh I miss long summer evenings already!)

Hugs Merel!

zondag 10 januari 2010

I still owed you these...

Happy new year everybody!

I am soooo happy to be finished with my DDA!!!

I love how it came out (much thicker than I thought)and I think it'll be wonderfull to see how december 2009 was, a few years from now!

If I do one again next year, I will stop after the 26th though, those last 5 days were just too much..

Anyway... here are DDA day 29, 30 and 31... I'm not even going to attempt to turn the pictures...Blogger just won't let me...

Day 29..

Day 30..

Day 31..

So now I'm ready for some other projects! (that won't last a month!)

xx Merel

dinsdag 29 december 2009

DDA 25, 26, 27 and 28 december

(I noticed that Blogger has turned my images sideways again...)

So many pages to make sooo little time...

Christmas was so much fun, but as usual it went by so fast! I can't beleive we're almost in 2010!
Here's a look at my pages so far... I'm going to keep going untill december 31st..

December 25th, 1st Christmas day..

We had such a wonderful quiet morning, we ate breakfast together and in the afternoon we went over to my family to celebrate christmas...

December 26th..
We celebrated the 2nd day of christmas at my in-laws. We all made tapas and watched old slideshows.. And I got a new dress...

December 27th..
We had a layed back day... wanted to go ice skating but it was too cold and too busy, so we went out to lunch and then of to my parents... I wish that was our fireplace....

December 28th..
I've had my eye on this christmas deceoration in the store for a while... but it was soooo expensive... It was 40% off now, so I went ahead and got it.. When I got home I played with my camera to get a decent picture without a flash..

So as for the questions I've been receiving..

Where do I get my stuff.... from all over the place..especially for thsi album I've used stuff that I 've had laying around for three years! My fave scrapshop at the moment has to be Papers and Pictures in Doorn, they have everything!

I do print my own pictures (for this album).. I had the bigger part of the pages done down to the embellishments, because I knew it was the only way that I was going to be able to keep up.
It's a lot of work even when you've prepared everything ahead of time and you do want to be able to enjoy the month aswell! I'm loving the outcome of this album though, and I'm pretty sure that I will be participating next year aswell..

Thanks for looking (what a long post!!)

xx Merel

vrijdag 25 december 2009

DDA 22, 23 and 24 and MERRY X_MAS!

First of all a Merry Christmas to all!

We finsihed our Christmas brunch and I sneeked upstairs to finsih my pages untill today... Here they are..

Day 22, appelflappen and haircuts

The baking was so much fun and the boys really enjoyed it (much more than the haircuts I gave them later...)

Day 23...

Making a list....well a grocery list anyway... I hardly ever make a grocery list but christmas is the exception to the rule...

Day 24..

Christmas eve dinner... The boys got a wineglass with 7-up which was a BIG HIT!

xxx Merel

dinsdag 22 december 2009

DDA day 19, 20 and 21

We've been enjoying the snow over here, so I haven't had much time to put my pages on the net...

Day 19..

Today Max, my dad and myself went to a children's theater show from a dutch tv series called huis Anubis. It was a wonderful and scary show..
Today's page was an envelope so perfect to keep the tickets and journaling in..

Day 20..
Today was snow..snow...snow.. and more snow... We only left the house to throw a snowball, make snowangels and sled... (and take pictures..)

(for some reason blogger keeps rotating this picture..)

Day 21..
Miracles do happen around christmas time.... finally at 3,5 years my youngest started using the bathroom...It's early days but it looks promissing!

Now I'm off to do some baking with the boys!

Thanks for all the sweet comments, they're much appriciated!!!

xx Merel

zaterdag 19 december 2009

DDA day 17 and 18

Day 17....
The oldest boys celebrated christmas at school.
All the classes performed at church and then they walked through town with lights to school and they had their dinners in their classes.

I decided to use a picture of Wouter and his class performing in church..

Yesterday, Thomas celebrated x-mas at school, he played a little angel (not very convincing!!)
In the afternoon, we made a fire outside and roasted marshmellows..

Time is flying!!!! I'm more than half way done now!!

Off to the Theatre with my oldest, to see a show..

xx Merel

woensdag 16 december 2009

DDA day 15 and 16

I'm on a role....

Day 15... Thomas loves the garden center (Intratuin) especially around christmas time...

Day 16
On Ali Edwards blog I saw a page with christmas decorations...

On the front of the page I put a picture of the latest ornament bought in Euro Disney (in 30 degrees) this summer... On the secondpage a few shots of the balls, tree, santa etc..

So I have the rest of the day off...to play with the kids.....

xx Merel