Tuesday, December 25, 2007

I wish all my blog friends...

a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Card is by Thumbelina Card Co :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wanted!! Scrap-a-licious roommates!!

Okay,so i just got off the phone with the hotel and there is no 4 bed room left.The only thing they have left is a 6 bed room.Sooo my question,is there anyone who wan't to share with us??I am still looking for 2 people.If you know anyone who is going PLEASE share!Thanks a lot!!

You can contact me :fauve.van.maanen@home.nl
The room is 17 euro a person.


Edited:only 1 spot left,who's in?? :D

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A new TOOT!

Okay long time no "see" :) I am still waiting for my internet connection,how frustrating!!And since i have been wayyy busy with asignments,i didn't have time to create something i can show now.But no worry's,i will be sharing some new stuff soon!!

Okay lot's of great stuff going on at the moment,and i am so Happy to share a new TOOT!!Next month,i will be the first Guest Designer for kitclub The Dozens.You all know how i loved their first kit,and i can't wait to play with January's upcoming kit.So be sure to check out their site,they absolutely ROCK!

Fresh Pages Co is having a fab-u-lous deal on their website!!Brianne made some goody bags filled with paper and embellishments from previous kits for an amazing deal.So what are you waiting for??Grab your bargain while you can!!They are also giving away a fab RAK,so check out the blog!

Thanks for the great comments on my roommate search,that was fun!I found 2 extra girls,wow we are going to have a blast!!There is also a new Dutch SIS crop coming up,so check out the SIS messageboard for further details!

Okay i'll be back soon,with some new layouts and hopefully some more info about a verry cool TOOT!Happy Scrapping :D

Monday, December 10, 2007


WOW seriously time flies people!Sorry i have been such a bad blogger AGAIN!But i am waiting for my internet and i am still unpacking some boxes.Okay i can leave some...I mean a lot!

I have been picked for the Fresh Pages kitclub Designteam from Feb-May!They have some wonderful kits and you can even apply some kit ideas.If youre kit get picked you will also recieve a kit yourself.I am so excited about being added to this DT!It was my first time applying again after almost a year.And it looks there are going to happen some great things for me...Hope to share some more info about that soon!

I made some new layouts with The Dozens kit from last month.This kit was really made for me!So sorry about the non edited pictures,but my mom doesn't have photoshop :S

For my sweet friend Silje,and her adorable puppy Cupcake!Seriously the best name ever for a doggy :D

For my adorable Micayla,who is just the cutest right?Loved youre pictures doll!Hope you like it!
And i also got spoiled again,with a beautiful layout from a swap with my friend Andrea.Thanks sweety,i'm luvin it!Okay hope to be back soon!Happy scrapbooking :)

P.S.Who want's to share a hotel room with me and my friend Martine at the scrapalicious workshop weekend?We wan't to book a room with 4 beds,which is 18 euro a person.So who's in?

Monday, November 26, 2007

We're moved!

Yes we are moved...Still in Tilburg but a bigger house.Our new address is:

Fam.van Maanen/Dosoe
Spaarnwoudelaan 3
5035 HN Tilburg
The Netherlands

I can't believe how much (s)crap stuff i have :D Seriously,how many addictions can 1 person have??Well still unpacking everything,which can be really frustrating with a 2,5 year old running around and a 4 month old baby screaming your ears off.BUT the good part is,that i can re-decorate my scrap corner!!I am so happy with my new thickers.I bought 20 packages (whoops) and can't wait to use them...

So last evening i was having a break from all the unpacking and started creating some stuff with my awesome The Dozens kit.So many great things put together,like it was made for me...I was inspired by all the crazy girls at the Dutch SIS crop and this is how it turned out:
Too bad i was too late with the OLW challenge,but i have no internet yet.I'm updating at my mom's now :) I will be creating more with The Dozens kit soon,check out their cool kits!!

At the Dutch SIS crop we did the round robin from the episode on SIStv,and i had such a blast!!It was kinda scary first,but i think we did pretty good :D I started with the woodgrain Hambly,the pink brick Hambly and the picture.And here is what my layout looked at the end...

I also asked the girls to write me a little message,and i totally like how this turned out!!What a great idea,if i can say so myself LOL

Okay i'll be back soon!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Dutch SIS crop part1

Here are some pictures of today!I went a bit wild with photoshop :) It was such a fun day with a lot of food,nice chatting and crazy photoshoots!Wow can't wait for the next one!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Whaaaaaa i made it to the catwalk!!

It has been a week since i updated my blog,wow thats crazy!!Somehow i couldnt find the time to update...My kids are both sick and when children get sick...they get annoying LOL But inbetween the crying and feeding i managed to make the OLW challenge delight.And i can't believe i made it on the catwalk on SIStv!!I feel really honored!!And i seriously like this picture my friend Helene took of me,i think it really shows my crazy side :D

(Don't mind the old chair,i was too lazy to photoshop it...)
Edit:WOW i also made it to the OLW favorites,this must be my lucky week :)Thanks for pointing out Marie!!Now i wish i'd photoshopped it LOL

Okay girls,if you have a weird sense of humor like me,you should definetely check out this site.It's so funny!!The artist(Meghan) from this site made me this really cute cupcake and i'm so Happy with it! So i packed my big sunglasses,the M&M's and my scrap stuff so i'm almost ready for the Dutch SIStv crop!I do need a haircut before saturday,any cool ideas??Be sure to check back for some fun pictures :)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

It has been like forever...

since i updated my blog!!But i have been so busy,i just didn't have any time left for blogging.I'm happy to say that i finished my asignments and it's time to play again!!So here are some sneaks from the stuff i have been doing in this past week.

Besides scrapbooking,my mom and me have been busy experimenting with cupcakes.Which was so much fun!Seriously my mom is like this baking roll model to me,everything she makes is sooo good.Really annoying LOL

Don't they look cute?I think they look great for making cupcakes for the first time!!

Here is a picture from my cutie who is already 4 months old!Wowww time flies :) He is so sweet,always smiling!

(Does anyone have an idea which photoshop action i used here??Can't find it anymore LOL)

Okay i'll be back!!Love Fauve

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Okay i got tagged several times,thanks girls :) So here we go!
Tagged by cute Micayla

1.If you could have £100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?I think emellishments,because i will buy the pp anyway :)
2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rub-ons, which would you choose?Stamps!I always struggle with rub-ons!Although since i discovered the Hambly rub-ons its going better.
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?Layouts!Cards are not my thing!
4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home...(can't have both he he he) My own room,a store takes too much time.Which means less scrapbooking.
5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style....Loads of paint,non-scrapbooking stuff and cute stuff like BamPop.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) - Robbie
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) - full vermonty scholiertje
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) Fvan
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) - Aqua cat
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) -Myanou Almere
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) vanfa
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) - The Lime Fernandes
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) - Jules Johannes
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy) -Lolita chocolate
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) - Maria Ferdinand
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) - (No idea...)
12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) - Spring Sunflower
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) -Watermelon Pyjama's
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) - Crackers Oak
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) - The scrapbooking rainbow tour

Tagged by Danielle

It goes by 6: answer 6 questions and tag six people.

1.If you could have the last hour prior to reading this tag again, what would you do differently?Hmmm maybe reading my son a bedtime store,i wasn't feeling like it today.

2. You can go back in time for exactly one hour, where and at what time in history would you go?The fifties wearing fifties clothes and have dinner in a diner :)

3.You have one hour to make a handmade item, what would you make?A pincushion

4.If you cold lose one bad habit, what would it be?Being lazy

5.In less than sixty words, describe your perfect Sunday night.Sitting at my clean desk,having some new goodies next to me and create a beautiful layout hihi

6. List sixty things you could do with that extra hour (after time change).Uhuh maybe some other time LOL

I'm not gonna tag,but if you want...be my guest :)

So i made this layout for my sweet friend Charlotte,i'm glad she liked it!Journaling is about her being such a good friend to me,even when we dont see eachother that much...She made me a beautiful layout,check it out on her blog!!

Sorry no more layouts to show,asignments first!Happy scrapping!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Yay for photoswaps!

Sometimes it seems like everybody is doing photoswaps...But who's to blame,they are so much fun!And i think it's a great way to capture your friendship.So me and my friend Lindsay done this photoswap and i finally finished her layout yesterday.I took me some time because i first had to finish some asignments.
I am so thankful that scrapbooking is going great at the moment.You know when layouts just come together by it self,and you dont have to think (for hours) of what to put where...The weather is really terrible at the moment,so that means more scrapping,yay!Just ordered some new pictures so i am happy.

I also made a layout for the OLW believe.These challenges are really kicking up my mojo!So if you lost your mojo,try some of these challenges...The layout is about my crazy brother.We are always having a blast together.Happy memories :D

BamPop asked me if they could put 2 of my layouts in their gallery.How cool is that?I am a huge BamPop fan,so this means the world to me!!Yay for BamPop!BTW In my last post i showed a sneak from the new BamPop stamps,unfortunately they're not mine.(jet)

Okay i need some info about scanners...Which one do you girls recommend?It needs to be good for photos and layouts,but doesnt doesn't need to be A3.Thanks in Advance

So a lot of people are going to the Dutch SIStv crop,and i think it's going to be so much fun!I love little events like this.Most of the time when you go to workshops and crops you get a chance to make some new friends and see some old friends.So if you havn't signed up jet,please do so!We are going to have fun!Ow and don't forget to bring your big sunglasses for some Diva shot's :D

Okay time to scrap!Happy scrapping,Love Fauve

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007


Okay not too much but hey,i'm a busy girl :) The weather is perfect now a days and i spend most of my days outside with the kids.Julian started preschool last week and he really loved it!And i like to have some free (scrap) time.Too bad their having vacation this week,but he will start on Tuesday again.He has a really relaxed class,with kids who likes to puzzle and read.My boy is completely the opposite of that...This is going to be fun :S
I made this layout for challenge on SIStv,where i had to scraplift one of my own layouts.I used the layout Nobody puts baby in the corner.Seriously i am having fun with that embossed paper :)
And i also made a layout just for me...These papers are from Brazil,and are soooo yummy!Lucy gave them to me when she was here for Xtreme weekend.She is the best!!I will recieve my Lola and Riley goodies this week,can't wait!!But first i have to finish some new asignments.I recieved some really cool stuff for my new asignments,time to play!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

No scrapping today...

This message is about sewing :) I have a sewingmachine...I have fabrics...Still i can't make anything besides baby sheets LOL I know i am a beginner but i would really like to make something cute on my sewing machine.So does any of you girls know something really simple to begin with??Or have a step by step tutorial?Any ideas are welcome!!

I recently bought these really adorable fabrics.I see a new addiction coming up...Don't you just love the pink cotton candy fabric??I have been wanting that fabric for sooo long!Thank god we have Ebay :D I know they are wayyy to childish and kitsch but what can i say?That's just my thing...
Hope to show some layouts soon!Happy scrapping

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Nobody puts baby in the corner...

That's the name of my layout for the challenge blog scrapmojo.We had to use this title,and after i looked at my whole stash of alphabets i found some that fitted my picture.I kinda liked how it turned out.I used the backside of the Elsie embossed pp and seriously that opened the doors to scrap heaven for me...Way cooler then the front,i can tell you that :D And ofcourse i had to use my new BamPop stamps.Aren't they the cutest??Talking about cute,did you see the new BamPop chipboard??Gotta have!So i have another sneakpeek to show you from a layout for the upzoming SAZ.I don't think this sneak does my layout justice but okay...A sneak is to make people curious right?
Okay this MUST be the happiest baby ever!Seriously he is smiling all the time :)
(Sorry for the bad lightning)
Sorry but still more sneaks to come.I hope i can show more layouts soon!!Happy scrapping!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

What a week!

This week really sucks!It all started last Saturday when i went to the playground with my mom,Jack and the children.We were having a great time untill a man decided to throw sand at two boys,while Julian was playing behind them.I got so mad,you can't even imagine!So there i was,my first time on this big playground yelling and screaming with tears rolling over my cheeks.Which was better because i would have killed the guy!What kind of parent throws with sand?You know when you get so mad out of frustration you start crying??I don't think these playground are ment for me...Well Julian had a great time anyway!Okay so on Monday my mom,the children and me wanted to go to the Efteling(themepark).So my mom gave me a call saying she already put the bikes outside(she lives 4 floors above me and got my keys)and she was ready to go.Right before she hung up she told me not to forget my bike key.Hmmm my bike key,havn't seen that one for a while...Well we still havn't found it!And my bike is locked outside around a pole,yay what a fun week!!So yesterday i emailed the store where i ordered my Bampop goodies because they didn't arrived jet.So it turned out my package got delivered on 4 October...But i havn't recieved anything,so i had to call the postoffice and make a claim.Bye bye goodies!!This morning i was reorganizing my wallet because i just bought an Airmiles card(finally!).And while i was looking at my cards i saw my identification card was missing!Is this serious??????Is someone pulling a trick on me or what??Can't believe it!I so hope someone will find it and put it in the mailbox.I lost it not too long ago and the price you have to pay for loosing it is no joke!!I knew this week was already going to be extremely busy but i didn't expect all this crap.Well the good thing is my Bampop goodies arrived!A neighbour 6 houses next to me,brought me my package yesterday.Which made me feel a bit better...And the other good thing is that Julian starts with pre-school next Tuesday,i am sooo excited about that one.He really enjoyed himself last time we went there to check it out.We have to go there tomorrow to bring the last papers.And he can see his group since he will be going on Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon.But i still havn't find my bike keys and my identification card,so this week still sucks!

Well enough for the complaining,here are some scrapbook related things!Some sneaks for the upcoming SAZ,be sure to pre-order it because they sell like hot cakes :D

And even though i have a huge deadline,i had to make this OLW layout.Not really special but i wanted to write down these feelings i have...These challenges are really good for your Mojo by the way!And talking about Mojo don't forget to check out the new challenge blog Scrap Mojo.My friends Micayla and Lindsay are both Designteam members there,how fun!

Okay i probably be back with some more sneaks,Happy Scrapping!
P.S.My thoughts are with Corinne,who got some really bad news today.Thinking about you!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Bad Blogger!!

I'm sorry i havn't updated my blog for a while but i was just too busy!I havn't done much scrapping these last couple of days so not much to share... Still waiting for my Bampop stuff,can't wait to see how my goodies look in real life!
So i made this layout for Adrienne's challenge on SIStv,it's for my friend Helene.Hope she likes it!!The black photocorners are black tape i found on Amsterdam Central Station...Okay i feel like a junkie now :D
And i got spoiled too!My friend Lindsay made this for me,she is mad talented!!Go and check her out!
Okay time to get busy with some asignments,Happy scrapping!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Sewing time!!

I got these beautiful ScrapDiary pp all the way from Brasil,thanks to my sweet friend Lucy!!Since the Xtreme weekend i have been dying to use them and i am so happy i did.These colors are such a pleassure to work with,and i think they are totally perfect for my boys layouts.So i had this idea for a kind of quilt layout and i like the result.Gotta use my sewing machine much more often...Sorry for the bad picture,i really need a scanner!!The weather is just terrible and it's dark inside.Will make a better picture when the weather gets better...And here is a little sneakpeekie :)
Okay girls,i need a big favor from ALL my Dutchies!!I have these pots for my ribbons and buttons from Xenos and i need some more.They are completely sold out at my Xenos,so i wanted to ask you girls if you can take a look at your Xenos...

I need 2 of these little pots and they only cost 65 euro cents...And from the big pots i need 5 or more.But if you can only 1 or more would be great too!!There will be a nice package waiting for the 1 who helps me out!!
More sneaks soon!Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I'm hooked on...

Photoswaps!They are so much fun :D I have had some question about what photoswaps are,so here's a simple explanation...You get several photo from your partner,this can be anything your partner choose.(selfportrait,children,pets etc.)You ask your partner which format they prefer and make a layout in your own style using 1 or several of the pictures you recieved.That's it!

I will be doing some more photoswaps soon,but first i have to finish some asignments!!

Here is a photoswap i did with a SIS on SIStv called Ellymew,you can see the layouts she made for me here.

And here is a layout i made for my friend marieke,hope you like it girly :D

Next time i will be updating with some sneaks!Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The "big" update...

Okay so here are some of the layouts that i finished this week.Sorry for the bad pictures but the weather is just terrible...Will show some more layouts and sneakpeeks soon!
I am doing some fun photoswaps,totally addicted!I luv my friends!
This is the layout i made for the new challenge blog Everyday Garbage.This was just too much fun,so be sure to check it out!
here is my layout for the OLW challenge this month.It's my first time participating in the challenge...I really like these challenges,but most off the time i can't find the time to make them.
This layout is for my sweet friend Dina,she really is one of the best artists out there!Hope you like it Hun :D

Happy scrapping!