maandag 30 september 2013

Faux filofax

Think I got busy with Instagram but here's the Dividers I made for this planner. I used the Amy Tangerine Daybook from my stash and ajusted the pages. The photo also is the prompt for the #planneraddictpotd Day 4 challenge.

And hey they're approved by the master herself

Cool huh?

New addition planner

As you can read and see a post below I bought a pink planner from the HEMA brand half a month ago. I missed out on the inserts that started July 2013 as the planner is suposed to be a 2014 yearplanner starting december 12th.
I still was wanting to give it a go - inspired by all the nice Filofax pages I came across. All that creativity and uplifting decorated pages. Makes ordinary or boring appointments a joy to look at. And even better there's no need to find something to photograph before you can start decorating! So I found myself buying two leftover 70% sale schoolplanners at V&D warehouse for € 3,- each with using the inserts in mind. And a green nylon empty planner..I know... it sounds nasty but it's not and hey it was only € 1,- I knew it was a Fall color to go nice with some embellies from my stash. I made some kraft tabs and used the cute Amy Tangerine roller stamp. 

Noteworthy = notities or notes
You are my fave = web adresses
Happy place = adresses
Delightful = boekenlijst or books to read
I used the Dear Lizzy roller stamp one on this date for the Agenda or planner dates

I transfererend the insert from the plastic orange one (bin worthy) to the green one. I also got the furry one you see below. I had in mind using the insert for my pink HEMA planner so I could already start. But this one's growing on me as it is. And as teen wasn't interested I'm keeping it. 

 So now my faux filofax collection is up to 3. It's a bit like a Summer, Fall and Winter thing maybe. Should I devide the inserts likewise? I could make blank or journal pages myself? Like adding diarypages to write some thoughts or wishes?

If I had the papers this could be a Heidi Swapp one... 

And to think I once owned a real leather Black Filofax with a plastic zipp pocket, maps of Paris and London the real thing in mini size - wonder what ever happened to it. Probably didn't make it to a box while moving places I guess.
And I wonder if I'll buy the real Filo some time soon. 

woensdag 18 september 2013


Have you survided the ios7 update in case you have an iphone? What a long wait, wasn't it?  But all worth it and  there's benefits! I found this new app with a lot of nice stuff for free. 

Check >> Studio


maandag 16 september 2013

Organizer 2014

I always love to see all the school agenda's popping up in the stores in July. They have such nice ones nowadays. This year my teen choose a very plain&simple cheap one and covered it with some of my washi tapes. The schoolbooks got a stretch fabric cover (a lot of stores jumped on that bandwagon) so that was an easy job too. But not much fun...  

I think spent more time checking out the school supplies- all because the HEMA had lovely stuff to be used for scrapbooking aswell.

 Now it's time for stocking the 2014 organizers and planners and look what I found today? A fake filofax ;) With this weeks 20% off coupon I only paid  € 7 for it. The filler pages are in grey print, I'm still thinking of buying the colored floral filler pages set to replace them. But grey may be a nice canvas for the decorating so I haven't made my mind up yet. 
In case you didn't know there are groups dedicated to decorating the real Filofax pages. The lovely Cathy V. Does a very inspiring job at it. Check

dinsdag 3 september 2013


Was watching RTLBoulevard and cute  mr. Louis Talpe and thought for a second they used my Insta pic...LOL

maandag 2 september 2013

Cute as a button

resin rose selection

Should you ever visit the Netherlands be sure to look out for an Action store. It sells all kinds of stuff like a little warehouse used too. And it's popping up over the whole country. Every monday they have a new selection of featured items to be found as soon as you walk in the store. And they have a nice selection of their own brands craft supplies. No famous Scrapbook brands though. But not too bad if you check them out on a regular bases - yes when the word 's out, the good stuff's gone for sure. But sometimes it's restocked. So that's why >> go check on a regular basis if you can. 

Today I was happy to have found the cards with a selection of 9 buttons € 0,98 a card. They had only 1 of the resin selection. I got 2 of the shiny ones (with the heart in it) and 1 of the fabric ones. Some in the selection  probably end up never being used but ...ah well  

zondag 18 augustus 2013

Cute cameras

With the holiday in mind and a bit of pressure from the Teen I finally got an iPhone with a good deal. 
And I have no regrets I did! 

As a single mum I'm used to being steps behind civilization and always contemplaiting each expence a millions times...but that doesn't add much JOY to your life, now does it? 

It turned out there was wifi all over Crete, Greece ( ah...wish that was the case over here) and I got addicted to using my phone, not for making calls tho ...    

I got some cute photograpgy apps and finally I'm able to make square pics in an easy way :)
That should be so handy with scrapping in mind.

 But now I find myself checking Instagram every few hours. Eek!  

But I'm also descovering new stuff. 
At the moment I like the cleaner American Crafts look but with the shabby colors of course! 

I did some buying last week which also included this My Favorite Things Die-namics. They are tiny { an inch a camera } but I still luv them!

maandag 29 juli 2013


Cork embellie

I'm still waiting for my pre-order Crate paper The Pier frames. So far I can't make any progress on my Summer 2013 mini album, although I've already got other stuff in this line in the house. 
I really wanted to try some good layering and top it off with a frame here and there. And as I don't know where to use which I feel kinda stuck, for this moment. But... 

So, Sunday I was catching up on some CHA Summer 2013 stuff and noticed some cork embellies. I remembered I have this older Sizzix camera die and tried it with a cork 4" coaster. 

These thin coasters {Xenos} are fun to try my dies on. Now that the over 30 degrees days seem to have finally come to an end, I really want to get creative again...

You like the hoovering Pin to Pinterest button? 
I found the button I liked here and the info how to add it to your template here

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