I'm back

and OMG is it that long since my last post. First of all thanks to those who send me an email asking if there's something going on. Nice to know that people miss you when you're not posting new stuff.

A lot happened these last couple of months. Only happy things I can assure you. First there is my new job (mentioned this before) and this took me a while to get adjusted to the routine of different working hours and the kind of work itself.

The summer holiday was good for all of us. Jeffrey had to relax a while after his exam before he started his summer job at a bulb-grower. He loves the job and is still working there on Saturday.
Jarno had a summer job as well and worked all the time in a restaurant at the coast. Doing the dishes, selling ice creams and handling the midget golf stuff. Now school started his job is over for a while but when the autumn holiday starts he's asked to come back.

We had our annual family biker weekend which was fun as always. The tours, the BBQ, the silly games and meeting up with friends we haven't seen for ages. The biker babies have grown (see below for an explantion).

We also went to Germany for a short vacation in the Munster area. It's about half an hour from the dutch border. Good weather and a lot of fun.

For the boys we had a surprise in mind they didn't expect at all. We bought tickets for the "Zwarte Cross". Maybe you may have heard of it but this was SO AMAZING AND SO UNBELIEVABLE. It's hard to explain what it is and like friends told us before you should go there and see for yourself what's happening and so we did ..... Music, theatre, moto-cross, fun, sun and a lot more .....

Then there was the invitation to demonstrate at the KKD again. Very honored and so happy to go again. This time the "Traveler" collection of Little Yellow Bicycle was all mine. Great to see the other girls again and also meeting some new friends. Staying in the hotel in Tiel I really had a nice time. Great to meet Martine again after such a long time. Here a few things I created with the goodies and more of it in my next post.

Evelien of Hobby Farm also asked me again for a demo in their store in Eeklo (Belgium). This was planned for last Saturday but unfortunately I couldn't go because of being sick.

For this demo I created a lot of different items but will post most of it later on. For this altered candle I used the Basic Grey Lemonade papers.

For this layout "Biker Babies" I used Adornit papers and Color Core cardstock. My boys at the age of 1 and 3 years old and now this seems so long ago already.

A new month also means a new challenge at the Hobby Farm blog. You will find a sketch for the September challenge at the site and maybe it's an inspiration for you to create something and give it a try to become next months Guest Designer. I love the Adornit and Basic Grey papers, embellishments and other stuff I got from Evelien to create my project for this month and the demo.

For this month I also designed a card sketch.

In the meantime I like to congratulate Charlot (DT member of Hobby Farm) as the winner of the Prima Teen Contest. Such a great honor for her. Also a warm welcome to Julia as new DT member.

The most exciting thing that kept us busy is that we decided to build a new house. All the things like paperwork, meetings with the builder and the architect, it all took us many hours to work out our ideas. The blue print is sent to the local councel for their approval and now we have to wait ..... More details later on ....

Thanks for peeking and I hope to visit your blogs in the next week and see what you all have been doing.

10 opmerkingen:

Mabo zei

Dag Mariska,
fijn dat de "radiostilte" alleen door leuke zaken was. Goed om je weer te lezen. moet zelf ook weer eens de draad oppakken na de zomer.
Groet, Marga

Pearl zei

Wow ! So happy for you , Mariska ! You've had such a great summer we can see !

You definitely have been missed in blogland !But if you're well & constructively occupied in the real world ! lol then of course we are only too happy for you !

Great to see some of your recent creations & more to come I'm sure ! woohoo !


Martine zei

I enjoyed KKD too!!! we had a lot of fun! so sad you couldn't go, hope you are feeling better now. love the Candle!!!! I want it! lol
hugs Martine

dawn zei

Mariska ... great to hear from you - I've been such a bad blogger, apologies for not visiting more.

You're sush a busy bee, great you had a wonderful holiday relaxing, we all need that :) And your DT work - as beautiful as ever. Hope you have a fab weekend xxx

Elly zei

Ik miste je al!!! Blij om weer een bericht van je te lezen. En wat voor bericht! Goed nieuws over jullie a.s. huis! Spannend allemaal! En de zwarte cross, volgens mij is m'n zwager daar vorige week ook heengeweest, schijnt nogal een spektakel te zijn!
Verder weer allemaal mooie projekten, vooral je kaars vind ik echt supermooi geworden! Nou, hopelijk weer tot gauw! En natuurlijk nog een heel fijn weekend!!!!

The Cryer Family zei

Hi Mariska! Glad you had a lovely summer!

Julia BSB zei

Yes, the Lemonade Collection is bright and beautiful and so are all your Projects with it! Congratulations! xox Julia Saddi

Anoniem zei

Hi Mariska:)
`Wow` what a great summer you have had `fabulous` photo`s and `fabulous` creations...
Missed your posts....TFS:)
Have a great weekend:)xxx

Iris zei

Hey wat leuk dat je er weer bent!

Je verwend ons gelijk met 2 prachtige layouts! Bicker babies, leuke titel!
Enne wat een mooi papier heb je als achtergrond gebruikt voor je andere lo!

Anniek zei

Heey Mariska, Ik ben ook een tijdje uit de running geweest. Zelfs maanden niet gescrapt!! Maar gisteren de draad weer opgepakt en ik hoop dat ik weer regelmatig creatief bezig kan zijn! Jij hebt in ieder geval niet stil gezeten, wat heb je weer mooie dingen gemaakt!!