zondag 27 februari 2011

Smell the flowers

Thats right! You've got to smell the flowers!!

Flowers is my first subject at the scrap yourself blog. A perfect place to get inspiration to scrap about YOU! Because YOU are important too! YES! 

You may notice that I scrap a lot about myself, while I still have two children. One is that my husband is not very into publishing photos online from them.. a bit protective I guess, but ofcourse I accept his thoughts and feelings (although I will sneak one in once in a while LOL).. another factor is that I DO love to scrap about myself. Not only because I am important too, but to self reflect, to learn, to accept. 
They don't have to be all deep and meaningful, they can be about everyday life and still be treasured in further generations! I know I would LOVE to have a scrap album about my mom or grandma.. how fun would that be?! So I just assume that my kids, grandkids and further generations would love to read and get to know me through my own words, thoughts, feelings and art.

Here is my layout:

I used the gorgeous chipboard from Basic Grey's Curio collection available at yourscrapbookstash.com for a REALLY great price with 25% off!!! They have the perfect price for everything, really.. and there is always some brand at sale! Go check the blog for announcements and special coupons!

They also have a DT spot left!!! So if you're from the US or Canada, go grab your chance! Erica is the sweetest to work with and she selects the prettiest things!

Good luck and happy creating!

xo Danielle

zaterdag 26 februari 2011

Sketch Challenge

Hi guys!

I created a fun sketch for the sketch challenge at the yourscrapbookstash blog.

Here is my first ever sketch:

and here is my layout:

I thought all the strips of paper/ribbon where such a fun element. I also bought these fun paper spools at a local store and used it to attach the banner to.

This sketch is a perfect way to use up some scraps of paper! Come over at the blog, create a page using my sketch and have a chance on winning some great prizes from yourscrapbookstash.com! Hope to see you there!

Happy creating!
xo Danielle

vrijdag 25 februari 2011

Leaving for vacation!

Yay! We're leaving for a week to Belgium with our family so I won't be around much.. I will have some pre-scheduled posts though! see you next Friday! 

xo Danielle

zondag 20 februari 2011

Scrap Yourself

YAY!! I am finally allowed to tell you all about a little secret I've been having.... 
I'm on the Scrap Yourself Design Team!!

I am so happy to be creating along all the new amazing talented ladies over there!! you can see the announcement HERE. A very special thanks to Chalese for inviting me on the team, I absolutely love it! I love to scrap  my own life and thoughts so this will be a incredibly fun journey! 

And to start this journey here is the layout I submitted to the Scrap Yourself DT call

Hope to inspire you to scrap not only kids, pets, husbands, friends and surroundings, but also YOU! because we can tell a very important story to all of them who love us.

Happy creating!

donderdag 17 februari 2011

Hello all!

I hope everyone of you had a great Valentines day!! I know I did!! I got some gorgeous flowers from my sweet husband AND a new car! YES!! a real car that is.. I am SOOO happy. It's a black Peugeot 107 and I love how tough it looks.. It's a sweet, small, cool car!

Last weekend we also celebrated our oldest sons birthday, so that was hectic! He had his birthday party for his friends yesterday which was exhausting but fun! And now I am totally back and ready again to do some creative work! I already missed it after a couple of days no scrapping.

Here is my valentines layout. I know it's a bit late, I wish I posted it Monday, but hey.. life gets in the way sometimes right?!

I used products from Yourscrapbookstash.com. the perfect online store to grab your products for amazing prices! I used the sweetness line from Pink Paislee.Clear doilies, ribbon, envelope, chipboard heart and pins from Maya Road. Cardstock stickers from Glitz Designs. Bakerstwine from Jillibean soup and paper from Restoration by Crate Paper.

Check out Yourscrapbookstash.com for all the newest products from CHA 2011.  There is a lot in stock already!!

Happy creating!

donderdag 10 februari 2011

Two Peas top 3 by views!

YAY! Look at me! That never happened before.. :)

 makes me happy today!


woensdag 9 februari 2011

Sweetness mini album

Since we had to create our very own kit for February I picked these sweetness flip notes and created a small mini book with them using my other supplies from yourscrapbookstash.com

I took out all the double notes (there are 3 notes of each design) that are included and will use these on a separate project. 
Great value for money!

I will take photos of the inside when I completed it with photos.

Happy Wednesday!

maandag 7 februari 2011

Sometimes I wish it was yesterday..

This week I decided to combine this beautiful color scheme from Color Combos Galore

with this cool sketch from Creative Scrappers

I absolutely love the colors and the little chocolates totally inspired me!! They also totally made me eat way too much chocolate.. LOL

This is the end result:

The lines are a little off. but it really is straight IRL! The spring market line from Websters pages is SO beautiful! I love the flower cards paper and will use it a lot in the future for sure! Also the netting makes perfect backdrops for rolled felt flowers.

Happy creating..

donderdag 3 februari 2011

Creative Scrappers #141

I just recently discovered Creative Scrappers and I love the site already! I LOVE challenge sites and I love the sketches at CS. They sure seem to challenge me to create even more then I already did..

so I had to play along this week with sketch 141 which is this one:

I love the design here and it helped me a lot to scrap a photo I had in my stash waiting for some inspiration..

Here is the layout I made:

I really didn't know how to scrap this photo.. it is me doing my homework since I just started school again.. In the end I am happy with how this layout turned out!
I used Elementary from Studio Calico, School days from Crate Paper, circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket, time rub-ons from 7Gypsies, twine from JilliBean Soup and Prima flowers.

Go and create along with the CS scrappers! It's a great bunch of people.


woensdag 2 februari 2011

Blog Hop winners!

Happy Wednesday! we're on half of the week, its almost weekend again! YAY!!

For 3 of you I will make today a little extra special!!

The winners from the YSS CHA bloghop are....

day 3: Blogger Nitasha zei...
Happy to be following your blog! Gorgeous projects and tons of inspiration!
31 januari 2011 20:12

day 2: Blogger Krystle zei...
Butterfly Garden is one of my favorite new lines!
29 januari 2011 18:53

day 1: Blogger Carly zei...
Can't wait to see your creations! Will stop back by!
28 januari 2011 12:11

Happy shopping ladies!!
WINNERS please email me at shimmeredlife at gmail dot com  with your full name and email address.  I will forward your names to Erica at YSS and she will send you your gift certificate!

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments, they mean a lot to me, especially since I just started this blog!
Hope to see you back soon!

dinsdag 1 februari 2011

Published at Scrapbooking.com

YAY! I just received a super sweet email from Jami that my "Adore" layout is published in their online magazine at scrapbooking.com. You can find it HERE

If you want a FREE subscription to Scrapbooking.com Magazine just click the image:

It is one of the first layouts I showed online AND I submitted this layout for the yourscrapbookstash DT call. 

It is SO fun when people like what you make.. it fulfills SO much more than I ever thought. I never saw the reason to actually go online and show what I can do, and share in creative work with other people. I always thought I was not good enough and that it was OK to just share this hobby with myself.. boy was I wrong!!! This blogging journey, which of course just started, is giving me so much joy and participating in all the challenges online is the best thing I did!! I love it and i am thankful for all you great people who are stimulating in creating.

Don't forget, today will be the last day to participate in the YSS CHA blog hop! Tomorrow I will announce the 3 winners of the $10 gift cards to yourscrapbookstash.com