Friday, April 30, 2010

Sneak Peeks!

Well, it`s almost a Reveal day at  My Creative Scrapbook   and I wanted to share with you some sneak peeks from my layouts !!! As always the kits are full of gorgeous goodies and it was so much fun to play with! 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Leanne is dancing

Leanne is dancing
Originally uploaded by Gerry van Gent
Hi there!

Simply a quick post from me sharing a video where my daughter Leanne is dancing :-)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Punched Border

As every addicted scrapper I have a lot of  hobby stuff at home...paper, paint, tools, machines, etc. I feel guilty but I have to admit that some of these have never been used or hardly used! For example, my eyelet`s a great tool but I simply don`t use it...and that`s a pity, of course! After looking at it and holding it for some time I came up with the idea to punch holes :-) and this is how the idea came up to my make a punched border.
Recently I was invited by  Pam Callaghan to be a Featured Artist and I created especially for her inspiring and useful  Ideas for Scrapbookers  blog, a layout and a card showing my punched border. In three steps I`ll show you how easy, funny and creative this is!

Step1:  Take your eyelet tool ( I use a Fiskars eyelet tool - it exists in a set of three different sizes)     and I simply punch holes in the shape you want...circles, scallops, reactangles, etc

Step 2:  Cut along the edges of the holes with a hobby knife or a pair of scissors.

Step 3: Now your punched border is can give some personal addition to it like distressing, coloring or simply use your imagination and give your personal touch to it!

I hope you enjoyed this funny, easy, fast and cheap :-) way to created your own border!

And here are some close-ups I took of the layout and the card! 
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Gerry!

Hi there!
I am so HAPPY to announce officially that I was invited by Pam, the owner of  My Creative Scrapbook, to join their talented  Design Team  ...YAY.....!!!
Wow, you can`t imagine how excited I am and how flattered I am to be among the talented ladies over there and I feel so much at home!
I do LOVE the kits so much....they are so much my taste and it`s such a pleasure to play with them!

Have a nice week!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cone flowers tutorial

Hi there!
I hope everybody is doing great over there...After being sick for two weeks I finally feel full of energy and ready to create!

I made this funny altered box (approx. 10 x15 cm) to show the flowers I created! I used the April Main kit at  My Creative Scrapbook  which is loaded with Webster`s pages "Life`s a portrait" collection. From the vellum sheet I created  a layout   but I had some leftovers and I ended up making these cute flowers. They are very easy to make!

You need a circle punch (1.5"), a scalloped punch (2"), stickles, glue ( or double-sided tape) and of course any kind of little flowers to fill in the center!
N.B. The scalloped punch is a size bigger than the normal circle punch!!!

After punching three normal circles and three scalloped ones, you make a cut from the edge to the middle (see photo below). Then use glue or double-sided tape to attach both sides so it forms a cone. You can use a needle (or anything sharp) to make a small hole in the middle.

Place the small cone into the big one and then you can add the little flower you prepared. I used a Copic Marker to color the edge ( see photo below) .

As a finishing touch I used stickles. Of course you can use your imagination and you can try adding something else!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I hope I was useful :-)
I`ll be very happy to see what you created....just let me know and I`ll be glad to have a look!

Have a scrappy week!

Monday, April 5, 2010

It`s A Reveal Day !

It`s April 5th and it`s again time for a Reveal Day at  My Creative Scrapbook . This month I worked with the Main kit and the Limited Edition kit. Both kits are as always full of pretty papers, embelishments and yummy flowers. I had so much fun!

Here are  my creations with the April Main Kit....lots of yummy Webster`s Pages ( "Life`s a Portrait" collection) and Prima flowers!

....and the Limited Edition was an awesome pleasure to work with! Pink Paislee, Prima Marketing...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Almost forgot!

                                         Happy Easter!

Blog Awards

Hi there!

Again so busy and not time to post  :-( 
Recently I got two blog awards from two friends of mine,  Darien and  Lisa ....Thank you, girls!

 And as everybody else I have to answer a few questions to keep my awards :-)))) This is what I have to do: 

1. Give a list of ten things that make you happy.
2. A trivia of five things about me.
3. Share the award with only 5 people and ask them to do the same.
4. Link the blogs you chose and the blog of the person who gave to you.

1.  1) ~ My Family ~                      6) ~ Reading ~
     2) ~ Visiting my country  ~      7) ~ A cup of Coffee  ~
     3) ~ Friends ~                          8) ~ Taking photos ~
     4) ~ Creating ~                        9) ~ Nature ~
     5) ~ A glass of Wine ~           10) ~ My work ~

2.  1) ~ I Play the piano ~
     2) ~ Love singing ~
     3) ~ Love white chocolate ~
     4) ~ Love staying at home ~
     5) ~ I`m a night bird ~

I`m giving the "Sweet Blogger" award to  Valeria  ,  Monica , Romy , Paulien  and  Adrienne
Thank you girls and I hope you`ll pass the award! 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sneak Peeks!

Hi there!
It`s almost Reveal day at  My Creative Scrapbook  and of course I can`t wait to share with you some sneak peeks from this month`s wonderful kits. Oh, if you know only how gorgeous they are and how many pretty, yummy and delicious :-) goodies are in there. It was really a pleasure to play with them!

Have a nice day!