Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Oke, we survived the B'day party... BARELY!!! But now can we can kick up our feet and relax... For a couple of days 'till the party Part II begins!

It was fun; they played Pin The Donkey (Picachu), where one even commented that I did a nice job drawing... After that we let Michael unpack pressies by busting balloons with a picture inside matching the picture on the pressies. Then they had a cool-down coloring their bingo cards, after which we actually played bingo... If one had a full card he/she could pick a little prize!

And then it was time to watch a movie (Pokemon of course!) but the kids decided otherwise... The sun was shining, thus they wanted to play outside! And then the rain begins to fall (FLASHBACK). Luckely they wanted to remain outdoors... After half an hour they came back in to play some Wii... Had a drink and I brought them home!

Then my fooks came over (it is still a wednesday); so we had a nice dinner and after the boyz are off to bed we had a QUIET cup of tea and coffee...

And then I finally came across the one I was waiting for:
I was approached late last year to help Julia McKinnell (a Canadian journalist) with her piece about scrapbooking... HERE IT IS!!!

Just some thoughts to share.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008


7 years old is my (our) oldest son today... Man did those years fly by or what...

We are doing a Pokemon-theme to the party tomorrow, and although she is the one giving the workshop, I am the one that gots to do the DIY-stuff...

She tought it would be fun to do the "Pin the donkey" on a Picachu... But she is not a real draw-person; which leaves me to do the drawing and painting... Took me the better part of the night, but it is for a good cause!!! I know he will love it!!!

BIG shout-out:


BTW... that money (remember the picture???)... that's the amount we're spending on the attic... not the amount we found...

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ca$h In The Attic

Ever heard of the BBC (UK) program "Cash In The Attic"? People need money for a project (like a daughter's weddingdress or driver's license), that needs to be found in no longer used objects stored (for example) in the attic... Which is later on auctioned...

Now as you know my wife always needs money to buy new scrapbook supplies, hardware or whatever can be found in scrapbook stores or wholesellers...

Guess what I found during clearing out the attic???

I wonder how long this "stash" is gonna last...

BTW. Thanks to my "FRIEND" Henk for the picture!


Friday, January 25, 2008

Scrap N Breakfast...

First week of cleaning out the attic is done! One more week to build the wall between the "Scrap-over"-room and MY ROOM! That shouldn't be so hard...


I am a huge Snowboard-fan and a Seal-fan; and guess what... The man actually likes to ride a board! Which got me thinking about the amount of time and money we'll be spending on that one room... while I could be boarding for a whole week!!! Man do I miss out or what... Well I guess I just have to bury myself in work to keep my mind off of wandering...

Anyway to give you a short impression: HERE'S ...... SEAL!

And then there is this one...

And did I mention I won on national Radio Veronica (NL) where they play a game called "hit-snippet" and you gotta textmessage your answer to the station... And they called me back!!! I WON A PRIZE!!! A new MP3 player, a bluetooth gadget for my phone & tickets to an 80's party in Utrecht (Febr 9th)...

I know I'm gonna have a nice weekend... No building stuff... couple of birthday parties... Maybe even a game on the Wii...


Friday, January 18, 2008

To Crop Or Not To Crop...

Yeah yeah... I know... I promissed to give you a list of abbreviations and such about scrapbooking, but the list is still not complete... Almost there! I just didn't wanna keep this one from y'all...

The ORIGINAL definition of crop...

Crop: 1.a. Cultivated agricultural plants as grain, vegetables, or fruit. b. the total yield of agricultural produce in a given season or place. 2. A group, quantity or supply appearing at one time (a crop of presidential candidates) 3. A short haircut 4. An earmark on an animal 5.a. A short whip with a loop serving as a lash, used in horseback riding b. The stock of a whip 6.a. A pouch-like enlargement of a birds' esophagus in which food is stored or partially digested. b. A similar organ in earthworms insects, and other intervertebrates. 1.v. To cut off stems or top of a plant 2. To cut very short 3. To clip 4. To reap, harvest 5. To cause to grow or yield a crop or crops 6. To plant or to grow.

....Finally the definition only known to "croppers"

To Crop: 1. To cultivate an abundance of photos in such a way that it appears aesthetically pleasing to other croppers. 2.a. A recent addiction, in which the addict convinces their spouse that it is a necessity of life, which without it all domicile harmony will be jeopardized. 2b . a subconscious way by spouses to finally acquire more tools than their spouses. 3. A ploy by those companies whose sticker stands, formerly located at the end of card aisles, to sell more stickers and turn a small enterprise into a major section at department stores 4. An additional ploy by magazine owners to produce yet another line of magazines for another subculture. 5. Spousal stress reliever (as in "Honey, I'm going to crop") this in turn relieves stress in the spouse knowing the loved one will be occupied for at least 5-6 hours (min). 6. sim. To stay away, back off. (as in "Kids, I'm going to crop") meaning stay away and ask Dad if you want anything. 7. an attempt to convince children that cropping is more cool than power tools. (yeah, right!)

NOW YOU KNOW... How soon do we forget! She off for the (satur)day to crop, which leaves me & the boys to a whole day of Wii-ing... I am off the next 2 weeks to create a spare bedroom.

Here she will house her sleepover-scrap-friends... How's that for the next project...

Anyway! Have a nice weekend


Friday, January 11, 2008

Ever Wondered???

Why women get all crazy when in or close to a scrapbook store???

I always was under the impression that they were dribbling over the smell of Hambly Screen Prints or the latest model of the Tote or something simular...

Man, was I wrong!

I am curious as to what's next...

BubbaH has left the building for the weekend!
Thank you! Thank you very much!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

1 year anniversary

1 year... man, did it pass by fast or what?

1 year... Wooden anniversary... Hey, who you're calling a dummy?

1 year... did anyone even noticed?

1 year... almost 16,000 hits... I gotta be doin' somethhing right, right?

1 year... SO MANY MORE TO COME...


I got my name in lights with

Friday, January 4, 2008


Here's something to help you through the wekend... Most probably (when effected) this will give you so much relief, it looks almost as if you were SINGLE again... So be aware of the consequences!!!


1. Men are NOT mind readers. Tell us what you want, don't make us guess.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports. It’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Just let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we're never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! JUST SAY IT!

1. "Yes" and "No" are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a Problem. See a doctor.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

1. If you won’t dress like the Penthouse girls, don’t expect us to act like "As the world turns"-guys.

1. If you think you’re looking overweighted, you probably are. Don’t ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both! If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercial-breaks.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what "Mauve" is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing”, we'll act like nothing’s wrong. We know you're lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine.. . Really .

1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you're prepared to discuss such topics like baseball, soccer or multimedia.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. ROUND IS A SHAPE!

Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;
But did you know men really don’t mind? It’s almost like camping... Drinking beer, watching the fire, living out of a backpack and no burshing teeth!!!

Have a nice weekend!


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Houston, We got a ...


Santa came 'round last week to drop off a present for the entire family... We bought a Wii as Michael wanted to buy one, but we already forsaw him to (want to) be the BOSS of the Wii... And Colin didn't get a change to play... So we bought it for all of us! I must admit that it is indeed a lot of fun!

She went all out and did two games of Boxing... Guess what!? Besides the sore knee... She now also has muscular pains!!! Let hope she keeps her controller under control!

Anywayz! May all your wishes about your wife's hobby come true!

Have a BubbaHlicious new year!