maandag 30 december 2013

Currently 30.12.2013

Taking a moment to record the right now.
I'm using the Currently-cards made by rukristin.

This is the last card for 2013. I love these little cards so I will keep going in 2014. But instead of the monday I will fill them out on friday.

What are you doing right now?

woensdag 18 december 2013

Dear Santa,

My unltimate christmas whislist:

* A crop-a-dile Big Bite; so I can finally punch some decent holes and not have to fiddle with an office punch...

* a Project Life core Kit; The kraft edition to be precise.

* and while we're on a roll with project lfie: a binder, inserts and lots of photo-print credits..

* a photoprinter. One that produces a decent quality photo's, isn't difficult to use, that isn't huge, one that let's me print pictures directly from my phone... Who can reccomend me one?

*"Modern Calligraphy" by Molly Suber Thorpe. Becuase her lettering is awesome!

*yarn, in all kind of different beautifull colors...

* some cute hammocks and cage liners from Chelsey's Cozies 

* a pair of pretty dotted blue wrist worms made by the talented Sandra Juto

And what's on your ultimate whishlist?

maandag 16 december 2013

Currently 16.12.2013

Every Monday I'm taking 5 minutes to record the right-now.

I am not having a very good morning..can you tell? ;-)

vrijdag 13 december 2013

December Daily: update

It is only december 13th and I am already way behind on my pages.
I have been keeping up with writing a story about each day (in the cute little notebook I made during the Holiday Extravaganza). But I've been busy with Life so making the actual pages just hasn't happend yet.

Today I'll share the pages I've finished.

first up I decorated the inside cover with a calendar.

Day one: a lazy breakfast at Turf 
followed by our monthly beachwalk with a group of dogs.

Day 2: A peak in my On-going projects basket;
 My first "big" crochet project: Wristwarmers
(which I've currently finished by the way)

Day 3: some lovely red bushes I saw while walking Abby
And my monthly birthday-card writing.

Day 4: When I get home, dinner is on the table

 Day 5: "Sinterklaas"
A vintage postcard I found in a small shop

Day 6: A drawing of my favorite mug.
(I am so proud of that drawing!!)
My dad bought it for me at the Disney Shop in London. 
And the wrapper of my current favorite tea.

And how are you doing with your December Daily album?
Leave a link in the comments and I'll hop over to your blog and have a look...

maandag 9 december 2013

Currently 09.12.2013

Each Monday I take a moment to record the right now.

The currently project and card where developed by kristin from rukristin

What are you doing right now?

vrijdag 6 december 2013

Doodle-a-day November Favorites

The doodle-a-day project is an idea from @ellolovey on Instagram.
A list of doodle topics for everyday of the month.
You can find my current doodles on Instagram @janineve1.
Each month I'm sharing my favorites from last month here on the blog.

The full list of challenges

I used to draw these type of castles everywhere.
I have a book on how to draw castles, draons, knights and princesses..

Walking the dogs is a daily thing

I love how this turned out

a staple in every household with a dog..

My kind of feast; a fully stocked sracpbookstore

I'm working of the doodles for december at the moment. Check them out on my instagram of come look at my favorites next month.

woensdag 4 december 2013

december is for...

* december daily!!

* "sinterklaas"

* setting up the Christmas tree

* sending Christmas-cards

* lots of planning and shopping for our christmas-dinner

* christmas-dinner with the family on the 25th of December

* visiting a christmas-market in Haarlem

* drinking lots of glühwein

* baking "Oliebollen" on december 31st..

* cocheting ( within my limits..)

* cosy evenings in front of the television snuggled up under a blanket with Abby 

* my brothers birthday

* my father-in-laws birthday

* setting off fireworks on new years eve

busy busy busy..

What are your plans for December?

maandag 2 december 2013

Holiday Extravaganza

This past weekend I took part in The Holiday Extravaganza over on

Now you have to know that the whole christmas-thing doesn't start really start here in Holland until "Sinterklaas" leaves on the 6th of December. So we are not exactly in christmas-mode yet.
But this was just too much fun to miss!

There where guest-posts, DIY's, games and a total of 10 challenges.
Because of the time difference I missed the live blog Party chat. But thankfully they recorded it.
I stil need to watch it though XD

I went on a major craft-binge and had a go at ALL of the 10 challenges. And I proud to announce that I finished every one of them! Which is a big thing for someone who isn't very good at finishing things.

 I'll show you what I made:

 Challenge no.1 : Holiday Storytelling.

 The challenge was to create a project that tells of one of your holiday stories.
I picked our tradition to buy a tree. We always do this right after "Sinterklaas". I made these pictures last year for my december daily. I love how they tell a little story together.

Challenge no.2 : Holiday Cards

The challenge was to create a hand-made card to give to a friend.
Now I write a lot of christmas-cards. But never tried to make any of my own. So I wasn't really shure where to begin. I folded a regular white correspondece-card in half. then used my calligraphy-skills and wrote on it.
it still felt a bit bar after that. So I stamped some gold stars on it and glued some gold star-sequins on.
I really like how it turned out. Maybe next year I will make my own christmas-cards...

Challenge no.3 : Document the right now.

The challenge was to document the right now.
I still had a big currentl-card lying around. So I filled it out and glued it on some christmas-paper.

Challenge no4. A few of my favorite things..

The challenge was to make a project based on a given mood-board. It included hot pink and gold stationary , hand lettering and gold stars.. I knew instantly I wantend to make these hot pink note cards with some gold stars on the bottom. After a lengthy search of my stash I couldn't find any paper in the right kind of pink. 
The shops had already closed. And wouldn't be open on sunday... Thankfully a phone-call by my mother-in-law reveald that the shops would be open!! Yay! So after our monthly walk on the beach with some dogs I had to do some shopping. I found the perfect pink cards.
I made the "notes"-stamp myself and stamped the gold stars on. ( I am very much in love with the cheap HEMA star-stamp and Hero Arts gold ink)

 Challenge no.5 : Prepairing a holiday album

That was an easy challenge. I already started on putting together my December Daily album. And because I did some work on it fridaynight I got to use it for this challenge =)
More on my december daily album HERE

Challenge no. 6. Color challenge

The challenge was to use a certain colorscheme in a project. It didn't scream "holiday" to me but I knew this picture of Abby would be perfect. I used some of my christmas paper and added some stickers ("cut & paste" I believe)  I bought at the scrapbook-fair this summer.
Next up is to find a frame for it..

Challenge no.7 Get messy.

The challenge was to get messy and use paints, sprays, mists or any messy products on the next project.
So I pulled out my acryllic paints and painted a christmas tree on a small postcard-size canvas. I stuck some sparkles and a gold star in the wet paint.
As usual when I use paints I was coverd in it.. messy indeed..

Challenge no. 8 Minimalist style.

The challenge was to embrace minimalism and create a project that speaks volumes without shoving it in your face.
I had a really hard time with this one..
I combined this challenge with a project I had already in the planning. For my intuïtive developement course I need to make/buy a smal present for the last day. I knew instantly I wanted to make a stamp. But all the designs I could think of where to difficult. And then.. this one came to mind. Simple yet meaningfull.

Challenge no.9 DIY gift-wrap and Tags

The challenge was to create your own gift wrapping, tags of other gifwrapping embellishments.
This matched up very well with my stamp for my course. I found small kraft box in my stash just big enough for the stamp and a small inkpad. I stamped it with gold stars (there is that HEMA stamp and Hero ink again).
I cut a little tag with the stamps desing on it and wrapped it all up with a white and yellow ribbon.

Challenge no 10. Holiday Extravaganza Inspiration.

The challenge was to use one of the holiday extravaganza projects as inspiration.
One of the gustposts was a DIY to upcycle a moleksine. I am a big fan of notebooks and decided this was it. I have a "small" stash of empty notebooks inculding some faux-moleskines. I love the kraft covers. They are easily decorated for specific occasions.
I took some papers from my december daily stash and stuck them on. Trimmed the edges and added a label on the front. When the glue is totally dry I will add a layer of clear adhiesive plastic.
I'll use the little cutie to help me record my december stories for my december daily album.

And with that cute little notebook I finished all the holiday extravaganza challenges! 

I really enjoyed all the challenges and getting to do so much crafting.
Did you take part in the holiday extravaganza?