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here's the deal: i create. a lot. i can't & won't choose. scrapbooking. crochet. sew. me: stubborn. talk too much. laugh too loud. chocolate. martini. sweet.
Interests: scrapbooking, chocolate, sewing, chocolate, crocheting, chocolate, anything crafty and some gooood chocolate.
Recent Activity
{my creative planner, week of August 24, 2015} here i'm a few weeks into my "i have Diabetes type 1 Lada" and getting used to shooting insuline. Sanne & Ruben start their first school day. super exciting for Sanne, because it's her first day at "Highschool". i'm still working parttime,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at REVolution
{i've created this feather with one of Tamara Laporte's lesson in Lifebook 2015. if you are in doubt: BUY the lessons. they are fabulous!} i so enjoyed creating this lesson. to truly think about how to draw & paint a feather. i always thought i couldn't draw. or paint. and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at REVolution
t you know those awesome effects and techniques you see done with the Masking Liquid pen from Tomboy? i love that effect! but i didn't have a pen like that & i couldn't find it in stores. so i figured it must be done differently... so i thought about glue.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at REVolution
i've been working on this cute crochet girl for ages now. on and off, depends on the time i have. or how i divide my time actually. Sanne asked me to crochet her a doll with beautiful, curly long red hair. GAME ON. so overtime i think i can create... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at REVolution
{a new page in my creative planner. the week of August 17th, 2015} we returned home from our fun filled vacation in Zeeland. it was good to be home again, especially for Sanne after her surgery she needed her own room & bed. written in the journal: on wednesday i... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at REVolution
i'm just addicted to creating. that's all. and so it happened that i made this cute plant-pots tree. it was such a fun project to make. especially in these dark days, it's fun to make something bright & happy to brighten up your house a bit. so a little overview... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at REVolution
{never let your fear decide your future} oh so true. but oh so difficult. i've come from far i have to admit. still only 3 years ago i was afraid of lot's of stuff. it was really exhausting and it affected my well being on a serious level. what it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at REVolution
a cute little mixed media canvas. i so love to make those houses. they just keep coming, and hey that's totally okay. do you have that inner voice telling you you shouldn't be making something because well, you suck? or you already created something like this? or why you think... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at REVolution
yeah. i know that is exactly what you are thinking! i know because i was always thinking the same, when i saw pictures of bunches of planners. for 1 person. why need more than 1? well. i'll tell you da secret! ha. for me it really is simple. i like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at REVolution
{cute little mermaid, created on our summer holiday in Zeeland} the first week of January. usually a time for me to reflect the past year and look to the new year. what happened past year. what are my big wow's and my sad low's. well 2015 was a year of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at REVolution
i made this art journal page totally relaxed at the swimming pool during our Summer holidays in Zeeland this summer. i just kept drawing, trying, pushing. not liking. liking. changing things up. learned how to draw these cute girls through Life Book, a fantastic yearlong online class, well actually about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at REVolution
an art journal page with some lovely leak through from other pages. and i really don't care one bit. it's just great as is. on the left i used my stencil leftover and i'll make another page there. when i'm ready. i've used the spray ink from Heidi Swapp. they... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at REVolution
{my creative planner, week 5} the week we are on summer holidays in Zeeland. it was so beautiful, and so much needed heaven right there and then. it was pretty hard on Sanne. she was able to swim but she was not allowed to go under water. due to her... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at REVolution
{creative planning 3] in this week (week of 27 July 2015) in my planner: getting slowly used to being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (Lada). Sanne painting my nails, receiving a big gorgeous bouquet of flowers from my girls from the office <3, smearing the watercolor paint all over the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at REVolution
ohhh this must be my most favorite art journaling page off all times. i did kinda got the idea from a pillow :). and do you recognize the text? it's a song text! it's from Maaike Ouboter, a beautiful Dutch singer/songwriter. her music makes me feel like i'm meditating. there's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at REVolution
seeing my own designs in print is such a lovely feeling. love editing & ordering them. when a box full of happiness arrives it gives me happy goose bumps. and than it takes a lot of work to list them in my shop. YES, i'm still gonna continue with my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at REVolution
that's what i try to teach my sweethearts. especially Sanne is having so much difficulties with all the anger and terror in the world. especially after the horrific attacks in Paris and Beirut, she's so afraid something will happen to us. Ruben is just too young to realize what could... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at REVolution
---> ALL IN DUTCH, if you need the English translation, please GO HERE <---- als mega dikke vette dank voor mijn lieve lieve lezers & volgers heb ik dit patroon voor de Regenboog Beanie stap-voor-stap uitgewerkt, en zet ik 'm ook nog gratis en voor niks op mijn blog :).... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at REVolution
{imagine - John Lennon cover, tribute by Coldplay} life still is good. let's pray for world peace <3. rev Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at REVolution
working on that planner, is that all you do lately? YES. just enjoying my creativity again and not giving a fuck about what other people might think. i just use anything and everything i love. no boundaries. no rules. not feeling out-of-style because i'm using a lot of OLD supplies.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at REVolution
{in this week Ruben & his bestie Quinn and his sister Dae, won the "most-original-self-built-hut! in the summer holidays children can build a hut for a few days. so much fun creating, building & painting the damn thing. and a few days later i was diagnosed with Diabetes (now we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at REVolution
so i drew this mermaid while we were on our holidays in Zeeland this summer. which was a crazy perfect chill holiday! i drew lots of girls and really felt i was getting somewhere close to my own style. in stead of feeling like copying other girls girls :). that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at REVolution
hello gorgeous birdies! i've been working on my creative planner a lot these days. i just enjoy combining all my creative stuff into one big fat 'ol planner. i've bought my creative planner at i LOVE their planners! so i decided to use it as a watercolor, mixed media,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at REVolution
all good things come to an end, right? when i started the Revlie shop 1 year ago, i could not ever have imagined that my other company (Artifex Support) would grow like crazy. Like from 1 to 4, to 5, to 8 and now 9 employees! when i started the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2015 at REVolution
i used to scrapbook a lot, and now i still LOVE to capture the every day life, i feel a bit overwhelmed thinking about scrapbooking it all. thinking about design, layout, products and productlines. and mostly: where do i keep all those finished pages. that is a serious issue in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at REVolution