zondag 31 augustus 2014

Sketchabilities #122

Goodmorning stamping and scrap lovers!!

Time for sketchabilities #122
This time I made a lay out for a dear friend her birthday!!
I love this sketch he is so good to work with.
Leave that to Karan she can make
 the best sketches of the world ( for me :) ).

Take a change and make a lay out for sketchabilities !!
We have an awesome sponsor with us for the month of August, and they are back for this reveal.

Heartfelt Creations is offering up three $30.00 gift certificates to three random scrappers and all you need to do is follow the Rafflecopter link below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

click on edit and it will work out :)
Have a great day Jolande !!!

dinsdag 26 augustus 2014

OMG I am nominated!!!

OMG Karan Gerber, nominated me for the creative bloghop.....I am honored.
So now I have to find 4 others to nominate...I am going to do my best.

But first of all I have to answer a couple of questions..

1. What am I working on?

At this moment I am working on the last sketch from Sketchabilities. I am in the Sketchabitlities designteam, for the third time now. I like to work with the sketches and to be honest, Karan designs the most beautiful sketches. During the whole period of me being on the DT, only one sketch was not my cup of tea. The rest of them were BEAUTIES.

One of my favorites !!

2. How does my work differ from others of this genre?

I am a real vintage girl without the strokes of lace and ribbons. I don't like cute stamps, but I can work with it for the DT. But most of all I like to play with stamps and combine that in a layout. I don't see that much so I think that makes my work different. I don't use the stamps for the background,
 but just because of the stamp itself. I like to make mixed media projects and 
go out of my comfort zone to develop/discover new styles.

3. Why do I create what I do?

My first start with scrapbooking was just after I came back from Afghanistan (I am a military). I had beautiful photo's and wanted to do something with them, and that's what I did. After that I got completely addicted to this hobby. Now it's a way to leave my work behind me, and I hope it will be a way of life after my retirement within a couple of years. I am a lucky girl with my design teams. Unity stamp company is more a family for me and I am in love with these stamps. From April  on I became part of the Magenta Designteam, so what else do I need? Two stamp companies who love my work and Sketchabilities to show my layouts! In the Netherlands I also give workshops and that's also a part of the hobby that I like. I like to give and to design workshops. For me it's a way of life and I am happy to have it.

My first lay out....2005 :)

4. How does your creative process work??

I sit down in my craft room, look for some paper and just start.....and after a while it just creates itself in my hands. I think I am blessed with a creative mind, I see it in my head and the only thing I have to do is put it to paper. I like to work with deadlines, but not to be curtailed in my creative process. Pinterest is a good thing for me, it gives me ideas and when I start working on a project, it all flows together.

With this lay out I became a member of the Unity Design team!! 

Now for my nominations:

I like to nominate Ellie Knol, she's a gifted stamper with beautiful work. We met each other a couple of years ago, and ended up together in the designteam for Katzelkraft. Now we are both in the design team of Magenta. Her style is so unique that I always recognize her work straight away. Besides that, she's also good in translating Dutch text to English ....my blognews always gets corrected by Ellie. 
Have a look at her blog!!

I also want to nominate Marleen van Meerendonk. I think she is the best mixed media artist in the Netherlands. She is part of the Art Antoligie Design team. I love her work, it's always colorful and so unique. I often wish I could make the things she does....but my style is completely different. Go have a look at her blog!!  

And I can't forget Manita Philipsen, a girl, so young but so talented. She developed a new dutch magazine 'Paper Memories' and I think this magazine will go internationally within a few years. I hope it for her, and maybe this nomination will help her a bit. Her style is Vintage but I know she can do everything. Look at her blog!!

The last one is Nicole Jannink, for me she is the best project-life scrapper from the Netherlands, and maybe from the world. Her style is also unique and her strength lies in the fact that she will not be distracted by other people's styles. Look at her blog!!

Karan thanks for your nomination. It's great to be in your design team and I hope it's going to be for a long time!! See you soon in September !! 

Have a great day Jolande

zaterdag 23 augustus 2014

Placed on the Magenta blog

Hello stamping lovers,

I made a tag for you with Magenta stamps!!

This is the how to:
Stamp the flower with versamark and heat emboss it with clear embossingpowder.
Sponge the whole card with distress ink antique linen.
Stamp the flower on Post-it paper and cover (mask) the flower on your tag with it. 
Sponge the whole tag with distress ink vintage photo.
Drop some water on your tag by clapping in your hands above the tag with a little water in your hands. 
Take off the Post-it paper.
Dry the tag with the heat tool.
Stamp the drops with Cats eye black and heat emboss with clear embossingpowder.
Stamp the sentiment in black, cut it out and sponge it with antique linen, the borders with vintage photo.
Stamp the flower on both sides of the sentiment, as shown.
Adhere it to the tag with a few pop ups.

Color a ribbon with the same color.

Same stamp complete different tag :)

Have a great weekend 


donderdag 21 augustus 2014

Blog Hop Time!!!

Hello Unity peepers,

I made some samples for this blog hop.
at first a tag with the KOTM stamps.

Look at this one, with the 
new Susan Weckesser stamps,

 I really love these tags :) 

they are great for a layout:)
This is part of the layout I've made 

for sketchabilities....first time ever
 I don't like my own layout,  
but no time to change it....

As last a tag one for fun.

Don't forget to leave a comment, the prize is huge this week 

Time to hop on!  Have a great week !!

zaterdag 16 augustus 2014

Sketchabilities #121

Hello Scrap and Stamping lovers,

Here is my entry for sketchabilities 121

You can see all the lay out's here

Take a change to make your own lay out with this sketch!!

Have a great day!!

donderdag 7 augustus 2014

Blog Hop day !!!

Hello Unity bloghoppers,

It's already August, time flies when you have fun:)
For today I made two tags with the newest stamps. 

I combine them with the KOTM from July.

The background is made with acrylic paint.

And I have the lay out from Sketchabilities.
All the stamps are from the SMAK.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog, maybe your the lucky one to win these great quotes!!

For the new deer kit and the sale  look here!!!!

And this is the new KOTM

And what do you think of this!!!!
A grab bag :)
Always something else with Unity :)

Now hop further to the next in row

Wish you a happy day!!