June 02, 2007


Relax, that would be the theme for the month of June over at Scrapgal. Wish I could say that I am relaxed but it's more the complete opposite. T's bug developed into a chest infection for me so I haven't been feeling too well. But now that my cocktail of meds have begun to kick in life is a bit more pleasant.

Am neglecting my photocamera dreadfully. Am paying the baby off so I should be playing with it every day really but can't say that I am. Better improve on that, I have so much to learn! And I can do with some new pics for future layouts too. LOL. Seems that many of my photos aren't very suitable, doesn't help the kids don't co-operate really so plenty of out of focus, stick your tongue out, close your eyes or throw a tantrum photos. Sigh. I need to clean my lens too, it has sticky fingers on it. Will have to find out the best way to do that.

Anyway, hope you're having a relaxing Queen's Birthday Weekend. I'll leave you with my two layouts for the newsletter:

This one is Annabel in the paddling pool. The chipboard elements are from the lastest release by Buzz and Bloom. And I LOVE them. Buzz and Bloom are a recent discovery for me, thanks to Philippa. Yeah I know, I'm not at all up with what's hot in 'the industry'. Nobody ever tells me anything! lol. Lime Tart has B&B chipboard for sale. And what's not on the site she can possibly get in for you as she has the contacts at Buzz and Bloom. I covered both the flower and the little crown with white gliter, but it doesn't really show on the photograph. I'm liking my glitter at the moment.

This one documents a rule I've set for myself: no more housework after 8pm. When both kids are in bed that is MY time. That's when I scrap or do whatever I want. Of course that means my house is generally a mess so I'd prefer a little bit of warning if you're planning to come over :-p. Anyone know how to get kids to tidy up after themselves? I think I need the super nanny. Haven't quite got that part under control yet. (just kidding, well only a little - about the super nanny, not about that mess, that is very real)

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At 12:46 AM, Blogger Chris Millar said...

Great layouts Marieke! Love the relax one! The photos of Annabel are so cute! Love the speaking bubble too! Have a great weekend!

At 4:59 AM, Anonymous Janine said...

awwww she really does looks relaxed, she is so cute beyond words that girl. Love your rule. I need a similar one myself except it would be no study after 8.00pm. Has T's tooth come out yet?

At 1:31 PM, Blogger scrapgeek said...

Great layouts as always. And if you find out how to get the kids to tidy up let me know. I need a week's warning before anyone is allowed to visit my house!

At 5:02 PM, Blogger Delys said...

Yep Im another who needs warning beforeyou visit...or just close your eys to the mess!
Love the relaxed one too. your girl is soo cute! Love her togs too.

At 6:47 PM, Blogger Anniek said...

Just stumbled on your blog through Nic Howards'. With that name it couldn't miss that you're from Dutch origine! Your layouts look great!!

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Aida Haron said...

Hey Marieke, stunning pages !!!And your Lime Tart Crate pps selection looks amazing. Thanks for your comment at the Buzz and Bloom blog, have been ill so it took me awahile to get here. Aida

At 1:30 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Hi there Marieke. Just popped in to see how you are doing. Great to read you are taking time out for yourself.


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