donderdag 20 november 2014

SOUS: smile (last post)

Decided to step down from SOUS DT. But a little regret in it, the sketches are so nice and you really get lot's of visitors.

But OK, move on.

This sketch is sweet, simple and dilicious.

Made a layout with some KK papers (leftover) and a beautiful picture of Iris, my best friends daughter.

Have fun scrapbookers .....

donderdag 6 november 2014

Sous Happy

A fun layout, made in 25 minutes, with some 5 year old papers by cosmo cricket hahaha!

The sketch is super!

Stuck on us Sketches is a fun scrap-blog for about every scrapper!

donderdag 23 oktober 2014

sous: Autumn comes ...

This is the sketch this week on Stuck on us sketches... a beautiful one, with lots of stripes....

With the stripes of paper it's easy to use all kinds of leftover papers to create a fine layout.

I've use stamps and paper and the beautiful flower dies.

Hope you like it!

zondag 12 oktober 2014

Dutch dares 'Bijna Herfst'

Een layout met restjes  Prima papier 'free spirit'.
Leuke dare op Dutch dares, ik heb het woordje 'web' letterlijk genomen, een knots van een spin in het web. Ergens bij het Naardermeer, op zo'n dag vlak voordat het echt herfst werd.
Vooral de stempels komen leuk tot hun recht, die heb ik ooit 's ergens gekregen, maar waar ???

vrijdag 26 september 2014

SOUS Moments (in China)

Let's hop!

We all hope you have been enjoying the festivities this
month while we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary!
By way of celebrating we are having one blog hop for
each challenge team this month. Today is our last hop
and we are wrapping up the hops with our
Sketch Team Blog Hop!
Our team is amazing and you'll want time to hop!
5 days should give you time to visit starting today through
Tuesday, September 30 at midnight EST.
Okay here's how our hops this month are going to work…
To be eligible for our sponsored candy
we ask you complete the hop by visiting EACH
blog, commenting and following EACH blog!
We want to thank our incredibly generous sponsor…
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If you JOIN in ANY of our challenges this month you eligible to win
one of our 2 incredible Grand Prizes! The more you create
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Here is the sketch for today, the one that you can use if you'd like
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return to SOUS to let us know you've completed the hop!

Now return to Stuck on us sketches!

vrijdag 12 september 2014

Sous sketch: simple life

On Stuck on us Sketches, now 5 years in the game, you can find this super-duper sketch:

I've made a layout with some sweet pics from the early sixties, when we didn't travel or went to amusementsparcs. Simple walking in the neighbourhood, on the beach or to a plot with some horses...

I've used  a7dots kit 'illumination' nice soft tones. Could have used a bit more paper and a bit more variation in the packet!

In 2 weeks the bloghop with the sketches.... so exciting. And beautifull prices to win!!!

vrijdag 29 augustus 2014

SOUS: sisters ...

This week on Stuck on us Sketches, challenge blog for every scrapboker! You can win prices ;)  ;)

This is a great Nanné sketch, bit like a stamp but I used it to put the picture in the middle.
Did a lot of background on some old paper, used a piece of lace from an antiqueshop as layer.
The circle is filled with hotfix stones, ohhhh so much work because the back (of the stones) is not sticky anymore, finally glued them al with glossy accents.
The picture with my sister and me is almost 60 years old, but stil is beautiful with those handmade dresses.

Have a good weekend all!

zondag 24 augustus 2014

Sketchbook Saturday: card

On Sketchbook Saturday I found this nice sketch.

Made a simple birthday card with it.
The paper is form Crate, styleboard (strangely all papers beautiful on 1 side, ugly on the back ;)

donderdag 14 augustus 2014


 On SOUS this week a super sketch bij Nanné. There's a big prize by Limecitron, nice!!!

I've made a layout with my sweet cat Kim, Now 14 years old, a bit of an old lady. I love how the pink/grey worked out.

Hope you have a good weekend with some time to make a fun layout with the sketch!!!

vrijdag 1 augustus 2014

SOUS Elegance

Oh I really love the work on SOUS, look at what the team has done with this cool sketch by Nanne....

You can win a good price in august, give you the facts:

Blog :
Store :
Facebook page :

You can use the sketch in many ways, and the picture is beautiful in the centre...

I made a layout with (part of and a bit photoshopped) a picture of my mum in 1963 ... not looking to bad for a mother of 4 young children ...

I've used authentic paper, lots of small strips and stamping and spraying. Love the Leeza Gibbons flowers, the colors are vibrant!

Sometimes I look at my old albums and really enjoy some layouts. Some are a bit bare without the sprays etc. but I noticed that paper, flowers and pictures often are more present in de the layout. So maybe a good reason to put the mixed media MM down for a while. Are there more scrapbookers that are a bit tired of MM???

Greetz, have a great weekend!

vrijdag 18 juli 2014

SOUS The Happydress

This layout didn't come easy. I tried some new things with the background but it was not good. So, I took the middle part of and made a different, simple background. Better, but stil not strong. The pictures are wonderful, Iris in the dress I bought for her in Disney Paris, so happy. The paper is super, Prima, lovely. But not a strong match I think.

Ok next time better, I hope.

Here it's about 30 degrees staying inside and doing some scrapbooking is an option ;) :0

donderdag 19 juni 2014

SOUSL Enjoy live

 SOUS: stuck on us sketches

Oh, I love this sketch so much. You can use it for everything. The pictures are of me ( hahaha) in the late sixties, with the hotpants, yo!
The paper is Authentic, lovely colors and design...

donderdag 5 juni 2014

Sous: family in 1964

This layout is now on Stuck on us sketches.
It's so good. I love to use more than 1 picture, and do something with 'everyday' pictures (iso 'beauty shots).

The paper is Kaisercraft, 75 cents.

Join us on SOUS and see the work of the new DT members.


Have a great weekend.

XXX Patries

donderdag 22 mei 2014

Sous: Keep calm

Oh, what a struggle, this time. To me scrapbooking is always an escape, a pleasure, but with this layout it wasn't.

The sketch is fine, but I choose the 'modern girl' paper (BB) and that what a bad mistake. The colors are so loud. Strangely well fitting the picture. But.... brrrr. The paper is also very heavy, and some prints are very, very yuk .....

So the first layout I just put it in the bin. Took the foto and the flowers of, and made this one... not much better.
The paper is in the stash that I use for anything else but scrapbooking....
For the next layout I've choosen paper-picture well, so no more frustration hahaha.
Have a good weekend!

donderdag 8 mei 2014

SOUS: Hello Beautiful

This super sketch by Leah Schaeffer can be found on Stuck on us Sketches.
On this blog every scrappper is more than welcome!

I've made a layout with an old picture of ... me, being only 4.

Really love the eyes! Prima flowers and authentic paper. Lot's of stamps and masks.

This month again a super price by scrapbook circle.

So, join the blog!

zondag 27 april 2014

Sketchabilities: Baby Vince

This good sketch on Sketchabilities. Nr. 113 for april. Love it. Made it with one photo.

Of a very very sweet baby and his older sister. Used Authentic paper 'Flourish' and did some work on the background with mask and stamp ....

donderdag 24 april 2014

SOUS Thankful

Good morning!
This super sketch can be found on 'Stuck on us sketches'. Check out the cool layouts from the other DT-members. Very good. Also, you can win a fine price bij 'scrapbook  circle', the kitclub.

I've flipped the sketch. Used a picture of my grazy (but lovely) cat 'String'. The journaling is in Dutch: your beauty and softness, bring me a feeling of sheer happiness, every day!
The paper is a line bij Kaisercarft; curiosity. Sometimes this scrap-paper is so bold in colours and design. Your need a very heavy picture to match up to the paper. But, wel it's beautiful... and I love how the green (eyes), orange and red in de picture is picked up in the layout.

Have a good weekend, hope to see you again... Greetz Patries

donderdag 10 april 2014

Sous; Misprint

So this week again a super sketch on Stuck on us sketches.

I've flipped it and used a misprint that came out of the printer when i printed the pictures for a layout some weeks ago. I loved it, so funny. The family somehow is closer in the 'misprint'.

Used EP paper, a leftover from some years ago, but stil ... love those backgrounds. Did a lot of work on the background. Used masks over the stickers, to continu with the 'misprint' theme. And, did a bit of the oldschool doodling....

This month again a super price, so ... team up with SOUS!

Sponsor this month: scrapbook circles...

Have a great weekend!

zondag 6 april 2014

Oud en nieuw

For fun I've remade some layout's:
This one I made in 2010 with Gr45 paper (aplied for dt but never stood a chance!). Made 10 pieces in a week, but well ever since couldn't face the brand hahaha.

I've used a sketch from Once upon a sketch, didn't join the challenge, still don't stand a chance.

donderdag 27 maart 2014

SOUS Cousins

On Stuck on us sketches you find this super sketch:

I've made this layout with an old picture of my son, his nephew and our newborn niece. They look so cute together.
I've used 'Life documented' paper by simple stories. The layout is a bit 'old fashioned' with button and string, but it seemed to fit the photo.

Hope you have a nice weekend. In the Netherlands the wether is soooo good, sunshine and birds like its summer not spring. So afther a week with flu I'm going for some nice walks!

donderdag 13 maart 2014

Sous Time Flies

Love this sketch on sous!
Have used family pictures, with some Bo Bunny paper. Super colors ...
The clocks and the birds say it all ....

Have a good weekend ;)

Join the challenge! You can win beautiful prices.

donderdag 27 februari 2014

SATW: Move

On scrap around the world you can find this fine mood board.

I was inspired by the colors on the left top, and started from there.
On the layout Iris, in here new room. Lot's to do when moving ... But a girl has to take time for her nails ...
I love to scrap 'normal' everyday pictures (instead of  beauty pictures that are photoshopped), and used al kinds of leftover papers (and some Anna Marie by Prima).

Sous: Lost and found

Oh, I really love this sketch by Nanne on SOUS.
Just visit the blog and you can see so many beautiful layouts made by the team.

I've used a new line by Prima, Anna Marie, lovely colors. The picture was is a box with old pictures, ready to be disposed of. And, because I don't like to trow away pictures, even torn, so instead ... scrapped it.
In 2006 I was a bit thinner ;(   ;(  and a lot more relaxed as I see it.

donderdag 13 februari 2014

SOUS Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to a cross promo blog hop from Stuck on U Sketches
and Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Design Teams!

February 14-16
midnight to midnight

We've all created layouts based off our February 14th sketch
and the Scraps of Darkness teams have created theirs with the awesome kits from their shop!

As you know Scraps of Darkness is our sponsor for this month's
blog candy and we are so appreciative of them! 
So don't forget to join any challenge here at SOUS this month
for a chance to win that candy (click for more info)!

We are offering candy for this hop!
A collection of Basic Grey paper and embellishments! 
Blog candy winner will be announced Friday, February 21.

(sorry, North America only)

Rules for the hop
-Visit and comment on each blog
-Return to SOUS and let us know you've completed the hop!

Blog Hop Order

Charlotte Brochu Scrapsational
Karen Zueger-Brownell Lost Coast Scrapper
Mayra Duran-Hernandez Mayra's Designs
Stephanie Eaken Bits & Pieces (& Scraps)
Bente Fegerberg Paper and Glue Heaven
 Annette Gearside moment in time
 Patricia van Gelder Patricia's layout 

From me you go to:

Laura Gilhuly AngelScraps
Tracey Gregory A lifetime of Pages
Helen Gullett Creating Joyfully 
Connie Hall Times To Cherish
Renea Harrison Renea Bouquets
Nanne Harry  Nanne's Creations
Tracey Kelly Trace-Elementz
Julie Kight Cards By Cricut
Nicolle Kramer NicolleLovesScrapbooking
Monica Lowrance  Happy Scrappn2
Neela Nalam MemorableScraps
Rosie Neustaedter As Seen In My Scrapbook
Lisa Novogrodski Living In Color
Erica Ortiz Mimi's Paper Dreams
Wendi Robinson Scrappy Day in Paradise
Sandi Smith Paper Memories
Jane Stirling  Scossie Jane
Caroleanne Wright The Pretty Paper Patisserie
Elisabetta Colavero Scrap-colors

Finish hop back at SOUS

We thank you all so much for taking the time
to join this hop and hope that you'll be provided with
a ton of incredible inspiration and lots of fun!

We would also just LOVE for you to create
a project using our sketch so if you do
make sure to come back and share that with us!

Happy Hopping friends!

I've made this layout with the sketch. My son when he was about four ;) With the lovely Glitz papers and stamps.