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