Thursday, September 08, 2016

Lazy days

I am having a VERY lazy week. The kids started school again last Monday, and i still have to get used to the whole routine thing...And with that i mean getting up early and get dressed. You know actually something besides scrapbook in my pyjama all day, while the kids play on their computers, watch Netflix and play Basketball.

A few weeks ago, i was busy reorganizing my Scrapbook stash, so i could actually find the supplies i needed. My desk is a mess, like always...24/7. Is that just me? It's a dumping ground for anything paper related. I see so many beautiful studios, with minimal amounts of supplies and decorations. I am not sure if the hoarder in me will ever succeed at that. But here is to hoping! I am thinking about switching to white furniture. The dark wood is really warm, but i am ready for a more clean look to go with my mint storage items and gold accessories. Here are a few sneaks from Studio. The wire bakset is from Action and the large plastic divider boxes are from Hema. They are huge and perfect for storing all of my little embellishments. 

Speaking of mint and gold...Have you seen the new Crate Paper storage products? Wow! I will need them all...Super cute, and beautiful colors. What is your favorite? Mine is the gold rack and the 12x12 storage for paper, chipboard or stickers... I think Scrapbookers spend just as much time and money on reorganizing, as they do on actual Scrapbooking ha! But hey, it is part of the process and as long as you enjoy it, it's a win win situation.

Here are two of my favorite layouts i havn't showed here before. It is using the Crate Paper Confetti line. My absolute favorite collection EVER! The 'big smile' layout was published in JOT magazine, which is an amazing magazine full of inspiration and great projects!

Another project that i am working on and completely loving is my new planner. I love it! I started using a Happy Planner last July and it is an amazing planner with loads of space to decorate. I am using it as a Memory Planner with pictures and such to remember everything that happened this year. How gorgeous is this design?

What are your tricks to keep up with your planner? Let me know! xoxo Fauve

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Holding on to Summer

Besides Spring, nothing can beat Summer! The weather, the clothes and the nice food. Who knows me, will know that i love a good picnic or barbeque. Shocking that we have only enjoyed one picnic and no barbeque this year. Hoping to squeeze in another picnic this weekend, the weather is going to be perfect.

Here is a Project Life page i made using the pictures from our trip to the beach @ speelland Beekse Bergen. Loving these fresh colors from the Happy Place collection by Dear Lizzy. Ofcourse our trip wouldn't be complete without some adventure, so we had to go to the First Aid because of a bleeding toe and a cut in the belly. Maxim bumped his toe against a stone in the water and scratched his belly open by a stick in the water. What are the odds? haha Luckily he was fine, but it did leave a big scar on his belly. :(

Here is my layout with the new Take me Away collection from Pink Paislee by Paige Evans. Love these beautiful colors, anything pastel fits right up my alley. I am ready for a new adventure, that's why i went for a layout that reminds me about taking risks and adventures,
It is official, i am 30! I dreaded the age for years, thinking my life needed to be perfect when i reached this age. I realised there is no such thing as perfect, and i don't need societies standards in my life. I can make my own standards, and live 30 to the fullest and feel blessed with what i have.

Last Sunday i decided to do a little DIY. After browsing Pinterest, i found someone who spray painted her typewriter and i loved the result. She used a pastel Pink color, but i only had Gold spray paint so that's what i used. I removed the metal top cover from my typewriter, cleaned it and spray painted it gold. It only had to dry for 20 minutes or so, and i was looking at a "brand new" gold typewriter. It looked very boring before, so i really love the way it looks now. I accept it's presence in my craft space now haha.

Do you have a great DIY project you are working on? I would love to see it, please share.
Happy Scrapping, Fauve

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Andy Skinner challenge

I love the style of Andy Skinner, the grunge industrial look is totally my thing. You wouldn't say so when you look at the baby pages in my last post but it is true.

Andy is hosting a challenge in a bright and colorful theme and here is my entry.

Here are some detail shots.

I was going for a Mermaid abstract look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Baby Workshop

I recently teached a Project Life baby workshop at Scrobby, and i just wanted to say Thank you to everyone who attended. Everyone did an amazing job and left with beautiful projects for their baby albums. I hope i have inspired you to finish your baby albums, as it is my goal as well to finish the baby albums this year.

Here is the spread we made.

I am so in love with this Little You collection from Crate Paper.

I have been enjoying some Mixed Media lately, creating many layers before adding colors. I am hoping to create something colorful for our livingroom or maybe my studio.

I am happy to announce that my work can be seen in Docrafts magazine from now on.

You can find their wonderful products here.

I have been working on a Scrapbook 12x12 workshop that i will be teaching at Scrobby mid April. It will feature different fun techniques to apply on your layouts. Think Ombre, cut-outs and more!
Hope to see you there! :)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Project Life

I love the concept of Project Life. Creating easy and quick pages to get scrapbooking done quickly. That is unless your name is Fauve van Maanen. As natural as scrapbooking comes to me, i am way overthinking Project Life. I am a bit crazy when it comes to color coördination and everything needs to be balanced. And since you are adding several pictures to a layout, this can be quite the challenge! Since most pictures have different colors in them. But overall i really like the completed look of Project Life pages, all the little details. Hope you like them, thanks for looking.

Everyday Edition

Forever Young Edition
Deck the Halls Edition

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Somerset Studio

I am so happy to share that a Mixed Media canvas piece of mine will be published in the upcoming issue of Stampingtons Somerset Studio. Here is a little sneak, thank you for watching.

xoxo Fauve

Monday, February 01, 2016

Impression from Creativeworld and Paperworld Messe Frankfurt Germany.

Wow wow wow! I just had an amazing weekend at Creative world and Paper world in Frankfurt, Germany. I saw so many great companies and met such nice people. Loved it! Here is an impression of this weekend.