Monday, June 30, 2008

Thankful for RAK´s and many goodies for you this week!

Geplaatst door Melanie op 11:46 AM 1 reacties

credits: backgroundpaper by myself, rest by Cinnamon Designs Nathy´s little heaven freebie, glitters by flergs

heehee, thanks everyone for your sweet comments on my last post, I totally broke a record there!!! Overwhelming and I felt so loved and blessed!!!!! And I´ve got so much more to be thankful for! In an earlier post I wrote how I was such a lucky girl as I had won a couple of things, got RAK-ed etc. Well the lucky thing must be the whole month for me (maybe ´cause it´s my b-day month?). That same week I won a 10$certificate of brokenjar creations. Also I won a contest on wetfishdeigns 2 (!!!) times, guessing right a structurepicture she posted, so I won 2 5$ giftcertificates to her store, also Brigitte from KJoi studios decided to RAK me after reading my last post, so sweet, this is what I got: (it´s huge!!!!!!)

Than I got RAK-ed just for visiting the sunshinestudio forum, I was so surprised, this is what they got me:

And this morning I went to the DailyScrapper site, as I read on Nicole´s blog (aka sugarplumpaperie) that you could get a freebie there, and when I was just browsing the site, I suddenly saw my name, I was one of the lucky draw winners, and won my favourite kit by flergs!!!! woohooo!!!!!!

Well, don´t worry you´ll be lucky this week as well, just by visiting this blog, get your download fingers ready!!!! I will be posting 2 collabs this week!!!!!!! First there is the backyard playground collab kit by the adsd group, and it is huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugggggeeeeeeee. There are over 40 participants!!!!!!!! I´ll let you have a sneakpeek to my part: (don´t tell anybody heehee!!!!(

And this week June´s CT team which I am part of is releasing the June collab, so of the members of the CT you can get this:

But there is more!!!!!! Everyday, June will also post a part on her blog, some quickpages, some bragbookpages, some add-ons. Just check out her blog, and go to these girls this week to get all of the parts:

Every day: June aka cen´s stuff
Monday: Ab
Tuesday: Kat
Wednesday: Erica & Jessica
Thursday: Kim
Friday: Monica
Saturday: Me!!!!!
Sunday: Debi

Happy downloading!!!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

About me!!!! (and a freebie)

Geplaatst door Melanie op 6:03 PM 15 reacties
Recently I was on the Kjoi studios forum and I read about their blogging challenge! Sounds like fun so I´m joining in, I had actually just made a LO of myself for sugarplumpaperies challenge on her blog, I used the kit flirty skirty I was RAK-ed with, also there are some elements from Flergs (pin, bracket and leaves). So what´s there to tell about me? I just turned 30 this year. I´m Dutch but have been living in Brazil for the past 7 years, I have been married for 5 years with the love of my life, his name is Jander and he´s from the northeast of brazil. Close to a city called Belo Horizonte (see map), that´s also where we met, when I came working as a volunteer in a shelter for HIV-Aids children wheer he was working as staff. We got married 3,5 years after met for the first time!
This picture is of our wedding in brazil, 4 months later we had another weddingparty, this time in Holland!!!!!

We now live in the northeast of Brazil, in a city called aquiraz, about 30 kms of the state capital fortaleza, famous for its tourism, beaches and unfrotunately also for its sex-tourism.
The house where we met was ashleter of a mission organisation called Youth with a Mission, and were still working for the same mission. My husband is working on a farm with kids who used te be living on the streets, also he does streetwork weekly and evangelism in youthprisons. (Their blog:

I have started up a ministry for pregnant teenagers, we´re doing preventionprograms in poor areas, work with teenmoms, and currently we´re also doing streetwork, on a square where there are a lot of streetgirls/prostitutes. We really want to buy a house to be able to take better care of these girls, but there´s no money for it. You can read more on our ministry blog: (

We have a 2 year old boy, he is adopted, and we got to bring him home when he was only 2 days old, he is a real joy to us!!! And a great source for photo´s to scrap!!!!! But you´ll have to look at my other posts for some LO´s about him!! There´s enough. So here´s my LO about me:
What else is there to say, I´ve always been a creative person, I already made scrapbooks of my photo´s before I even knew there was actually a hobby called scrapbooking (scrapbooking was only known in holland years after it started in the states). But besides scrapbooking I´ve done it all, making candles, making soap, crochet, fimo, jewelry, making cards, sewing, you name it I´ve done it!!!! Especially love making things out of inexpensive things, my hybrid albums have no ofiicial scrapbooking thingies as they´re too expensive for me!!! (As missionaries we live on offering, we don´t have a salary...) Well, I guess that´s enough about me, wanna know more?? Ask me, or visit our personal blog which is over here:

You´ve made it to the end, (just assuming you didn´t just scroll donw till the freebie heehee!!!) Here´s your freebie:

Download here

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I´m a lucky girl and freebie!

Geplaatst door Melanie op 2:22 PM 5 reacties
Hey there, must have been my birthday this week as I got RAK-ed 3 times (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) First KimB RAK-ed me and I picked her kit Bugging as I still have a couple of photos of my son playing outside to scrap, and I thought this kit would be perfect for it, and it actually was!!!! I created this page in an instant, those bugs are just too cute!!!

Also I got RAK-ed by Nicole from Sugarplumpaperie for using her new blinkie (it´s on the left!) and I won her kit Flirty skirty, I love it!!!!

But because her coupon wasn´t working, Andrea sent me a coupon to use in Heather Mannings store where one of the things I bought there was this:

Than for my birthday I got a 5US$ coupon for kjoi studios where I got some neat CUoverlays, and lots of discountcoupons of DST, so I´ve been downloading like crazy this week! Ah and I forgot to say I won a 5US$ coupon to wetfishdesigns for winning in her pictures-guess contest on her blog (I love her overlay!) Am I a lucky girl or what, must have been my 30th birthday last week hehe!!!!!

Also I came across a really nice site for those of you who like some hybrid as well, just made me wanna grab my papers and get started. It has all sorts of mini-scrapalbums/project, with a really nice how-to-do-it-description for each of them, it has tons of great ideas, just look at these:

Also watch out for anotehr collab kit by our CT for Cens´stuff, I think I did a pretty good job on my part, also I´m joining a collab called backyard playground with the adsd-group (aspiring digiscrap designers), it´s an outside boy kit, it will be huge, and I´ve already seen some really nice stuff!!!! Also check out Kim´s blog here: there is a huge kit over there, called small miracles, designed to help out her dauhter and fam who lost everything during a fire. Go check it out! finally here´s your freebie:

Download here

Friday, June 13, 2008

party!! and freebie

Geplaatst door Melanie op 1:46 PM 5 reacties
woohoo, I´ve found so many new blogs lately to visit, especially trhough the adsdesigns group, but today though sugarplumpaperie (look at the new blinkie I´m wearing!!!) I came at this great blog with a fantastic freebie, so go to: and join the party she´s having, it even get´s better make a LO with this freebie and have a chance to win another kit of cinnamon designs!!!!! just check this blog out it has some great stuff!!!!!!

thanks everyone for the kind comments and happy b-day wishes!!!!! here´s the next part:

download here

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Happy B-day to me, 3 birthday freebies for you!

Geplaatst door Melanie op 1:00 AM 11 reacties

Woohoo!!!!!!!!!! Today´s my B-day!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, no hiding here, no more twenties around here!!!! I was gonna make a cute little cupcake for you all but I ended up wit a mini-kit, and it even fits the JUMP colours!!!! (only thing NO included is my pic and the 30 sign, by the way, the happy B-day wordart I made trying out my very first alpha, I will be sharing that one soon as well! Be sure to go all the way to the end of the message ´cause there are more freebies!!!!

download Birthdaykit

Just forgot to share this LO I made a while ago for a NSD challenge. Be joyful always!!!!!!! That really applies to my son!

credits:Background, flower and frame by Maria La France, grabbag for NSD 2008,
leafborder, paperborder, stars and swirl all by flergs: (mostly from Denim Blue kit)
Be Joyful Always paper strip by Rowena Field from
Bird and paperswirls by Krystal Hartley also from (love freebie)

Yeah, toda I´ll start out giving the parts os the -build-your-own-flowers!!!!!! In the next few days/weeks I´ll be sharing diferent flowers, buttons and leaves. I made an example for you to see what you can do with it but the combinations are endless!!!!!!! First part are the buttons, again the textures were made with CU textures by June Schutrups/ cen´s stuff.

(Click images to take you to the download-link)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Bella and JUMP arrows freebie

Geplaatst door Melanie op 9:12 AM 3 reacties
Just take a look at this gorgeous kit by June Schutrups:

My friend send me a pic of her daughters, and this kit was just prefect for it. The kit is available at studiostyledesign here

For this page the frame is actually a bracketbookpage made by Kat, this one is a freebie also at studiostyle here

This quickpage is also made by Kat, she´s just amazing and this quickpage is available on her blog (I just coloured a few items). She has the link on her blog a matching quickpage as well! Go here

And finally here´s the freebie you´re all looking for: very simple, but these will always come in handy. They´re in the JUMP colours and the texture on them is also by Cen´s Stuff, she has some really good texture packs!! And thanks Pamela for sharing your goodies for the ABC kits!!!!

Download here (I´m sorry, I notcied this is a .RAR, hope that´s not a problem for anyone....)
watch out, tuesday is my B-day, who knows I´ll be the one giving out some presents!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

June desktop freebie

Geplaatst door Melanie op 8:20 PM 2 reacties
Wow, I´ve never shared so many freebies in one day, the comments do me really well! I decided to do something diferent today, it´s a desktop! I used diferent kits of june of Cen´s stuff, some were freebies, I think one was a bonus and also I used 2 of her CU doodlepacks available at A comment would be nice!!! Also let me know if you have any specific things you´d like to see for the JUMP kits, won´t promise anything but maybe I´ll give it a try!!!!

download here
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