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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

From the scraps...

This post is pre set as I should be in Holland spending time with my family! The card is made from the scraps on my desk, okay, let's call it what it is, from the mess on my desk, LOL!
Love the Just Rite stamps, but you know that already, have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Friday, March 25, 2011

Heartfelt wishes

Just playing with a flower stamp from the dollar bin, sentiment from Hero arts. Today I am leaving to go to Holland and Paris and the weather seems to be lovely there!!! At least no snow and no minus zero temperatures. I am leaving everybody else at home with lots of homemade casseroles in the freezer and I do have another post pre set for sometime next week, hopefully Mr. Blogger will cooperate.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Monday, March 21, 2011

JRC_51, an act of kindness.

The challenge over at the blog from Just Rite is to make a card of a project for an act of kindness and since I needed one, I decided to play and submit my card.
You can read all the details HERE.
I stamped the heartfelt thanks and the frame with chocolate chip craft ink and used some of the papers from DCWV, the stamps are from the new sets Fancy Tags and Elegant Frames. Did I tell you already how much I love those stamps!! I used some of the new Just Rite spellbinders tags and added some brads, the ribbon is from my stash and attached with the stapler from Tim Holtz. The cream paper has a pearl finish but still beautiful to stamp on. I decided to add a little bling on the corners, hard to see, but if you click on the picture you can take a better look.
Hope you like it, have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, March 20, 2011

High Hopes baby

A High Hopes baby stamp, coloured with Prisma's and gamsol. I really like this cute stamp, the sentiment is from Verve. The little hearts on the bottom are punched out and popped up. The dp is collection, let's put it that way, LOL!
Of course I had to add some stickles, ribbon and bling.
Hope you get to enjoy some of the lovely spring like weather, I am going for a walk, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Keeping it elegant....

By now you will know that I am in a Just Rite mood....don't have a lot of time to stamp these days but when there is some time, the Just Rite's are inked up!
For this card I have used a different colour combo, I went with the dp from the Paper studio.
It's hard to get a good picture, even with a phototent and OTT light. More ideas are going through my head so I better do some cleaning up first and then....hopefully I can stamp for a little while. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Best wishes with Just Rite

Just Rite stamps are so one of my favourites!!! Can't you tell, LOL!
Yesterday I did the happy dance as some of the new sets arrived at my doorstep, they are gonna be inked up today.
This is one of the cards I made on Saturday, border/corner punches from Martha Stewart, the frame stamp is from Michaels, the sentiment from Just Rite, ribbon out of my stash.
The weather is getting more spring like here and I saw 2 robins yesterday!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Put your sunglasses on......

Put your sunglasses on and crook your head a little bit, now you can take a look at this bright card. The rose is from Heartfelt creations, stamped in 3 different sizes, coloured with prisma's and Gamsol and then cut out and popped up. I also put some stickles on them.
The rest of the card is pretty basic, the background is one of the newer Sizzix embossing backgrounds. The sentiment is from Stampendous.
Have a great day, Anja

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hoppy Birthday!

Welcome to my blog on this beautiful day! The sun is shining so bright, I had to close the blinds to work on the pc. but soon they will be open again, sunshine please come in!! The sheets for our bed are in the washer and I am planning to hang them outside to dry, such a nice smell when you climb in bed at night, I just have to figure out how to get to the clothesline since all the slush snow now is rock hard, LOL!
Today I am sharing a Penny Black card with you for a boy, pretty simple, the ribbon across the bottom is stapled on with the new Tim Holtz fastener, such a cute stapler!
Off to the clothesline..... if I get there, have a great day! Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Just Rite Easel card

A birthday card for a friend.... a crafty friend, Angie, so the pressure to make a card was on,LOL! I started making something cute....., coloured, ripped it up, started over, deep sigh.....then I decided, she is gonna get an Anja card,LOL!

So out came the Just Rite stamps and my favourite Nesties.........

We had a great time colouring, stamping and partying and chatting with friends at Angie's house!

Everbody just did their thing and I worked on some Just Rite I have a couple of things to finish up at home and then I can share them with you.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Welcome Baby!

A baby boy card, with retired SU paper, a sentiment from Verve and the image, no clue...lost the package.
We are welcoming lots of babies here at home's lambing season, and the babies are cute, baby lambs. So there are baby bottles on my counter, nights are broken.......LOL!
All so worth it!
If you are here for the blog hop, please read the post below and leave a comment, the winner of the candy will be announced tomorrow on the store's blog.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Good morning Ladies, welcome to my blog! If you are a regular visitor, you might think, what is going on.....well, today we are having a BLOGHOP!! Starting at the blog from the wonderful store from Sheila, SCRAPPINGREATDEALS!! Start here and learn all about Sheila and you are at the start of the bloghop.

If you are on your way of this bloghop, you should have come from Andrea's blog. I am sure you had a wonderful time there, she is such a talented lady and sooooooo much fun to be around!

Please, make sure you start HERE and leave a comment at each blog in order to have a change to win some CANDY!!

Your next stop should be Carol's blog, go visit her, leave a comment and check out her creativity!
If you click HERE, you will arrive there!

Why we do a blog hop, we (Sheila's Diva's) would like to (re-) introduce ourselves with either a layout or card about ourselves. I do love to scrapbook, but stamping has pushed scrapbooking to a second place, so I made a card and I am posting a picture of myself and my husband.
An Anja card, as I like to call it, flowers, bling and ribbon, love the elegant cards.
A few things about myself.......I love to stamp, spending time with my family, shop, create.
I immigrated to Canada in 1999, we have 4 boys, I live on a farm.
I am absolutely thrilled to be a diva for SGD.
I don't like to be in a picture, I usually am the one who takes them.
I talk way toooooooooo much............

So there you have it, have fun BLOGHOPPING, your next stop should be Carol's blog!
Good luck on winning the CANDY and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, March 4, 2011

Elegant Happy Anniversary!

I have been going through my stamp collection.....finding lots of good things, LOL!
Things I completely forgot about, do you ever have that happen?
This stamp set is from Impression Obsession, love how elegant the flowers are!
The sentiment is from Hero Arts, pearls and ribbon from Michaels, some Nestabilities and a Martha Stewart border punch, the dp is from Paperloft, I have also added some liquid pearls.
Hope you are having a great day, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, March 3, 2011

An Award!

I got an award from Gloria ! Thank you so much, Gloria!

So with the award I am supposed to do a few things, how fun:

1 Thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog

2 Share 8 things about myself

3 Pass this award to 8 other people that I have (recently) discovered

4 Leave a comment on their blogs so that they can pass along the recognition!

Here are 8 things about myself:

1 I am married to my best friend for 22 years and we have 4 boys

2 I live on a farm with chickens, lama's, sheep, horses, 2 cows, a dog and some cats

3 We immigrated to Canada in 1999 and became Canadian in 2007

4 I love to spend time with my family, stamp, scrapbook, read

5 I am a designer for Scrappingreatdeals

6 I am the youngest of 3 girls, and both of my sisters live in Holland

7 I love to shop for craft supplies, but hate to shop for clothes

8 I talk too much...

Here are the 8 people I am giving this award to, please go visit their blogs!









If you click on the names, you should get to their blog, have fun!

Thanks again, Gloria, this was fun, Anja

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Think spring and one happy mom!

A Spring card from one happy Mom!!! All 4 of my boys are home, the last time we were all together was Christmas time 2009! So life is good!

About the card....I have inked up an old SU favourite, just cause I like you. Pretty simple layout, I like how it turned out.

Don't know if there will be much stamping time,but I will certainly be back on Saturday, please come and check!

Now I am off to make a good home cooked meal, time to enjoy my boys, Anja