Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bad Bad Blogger!!

I'm such a bad blogger ... I really should commit myself to blogging at least once a week. I have waaaaayyyyy to much to say today, so brace yourselves!!

Before I show you what I have been doing these last few weeks, I wanted to ask you all something. Lately I have been getting Chinese/Japanese (???) comments on my blog posts. They come into my mail box showing no name, just question marks. When I click on them, a blog does open, but it's a blog with no entries ... do any of you know what that's about??

Kreatorville April Kit reveal

Okay, on to business ... The Kreatorville April Kit has been revealed, and it's absolutely gorgeous! This kit will lead you eather way ... fun, romantic, free style ... all is possible with this one. Click here to see the kit in all its glory. Click here to see the Aptly Titled embellies that go with the kit (I totally have a crush on that bunny!!!).

Kreatorville March Kit LO's

While the April Kit already has been revealed, I still have some March kit projects to show you ... told you I'm a bad blogger :-(((

All of the above LO's, as well as my first vintage LO, remember, the one showing my grandparents' wedding day, have been made exclusively with the Kreatorville March kit products. So that's a total of five LO's, and yes, believe it or not, I still have materials left!!

I should mention that my "Ice Skating Fun" LO was based on one of Leeann's designs, which you can see here. Thank you Leeann for the inspiration, though of course I wasn't able to capture your fun free style which I so admire. I'll get there someday though, I have faith LOL. Btw, Leeann is our April guest designer over at Kreatoroville Krafts ... couldn't be happier about that! Please go and take a look at all the gorgeous projects she made *sigh*...

A Year in the Life of an Art Journal

I also made my second art journal page for AYITLOAAJ (gosh that name!!!!), for which we had to use a masking technique and work around the word "hope". Here's my take on it:

I'm enjoying these art journal pages even more than I had imagined. I wish I had more time to work on them ... BUT, as soon as I saw the first sun creeping through, my yearly urge to clean house reappeared ... so, I've been cleaning like crazy, cleaning out cupboards, washing the ceilings, all in my very own desorganized way, which means I now have two rooms which are totally gorgeous up to the very last detail, and a total mess in the rooms I haven't been working in at all LOL. But, I'll get there, again, I have faith LOL. And as for my ironing, I'm sure you'll be surprised to hear I'm all caught up (hear that Marit haha) ... yeah me!!! LOL. Although that doesn't mean much, as of course the washing machine and dryer are full and a next bunch of laundry is patiently waiting, but ... I'm not stressing at all ... well, maybe just a little bit hehe. Still, it's rewarding. The house will remain a mess for the weekend, because the weather is wonderful today, and I'm going to tackle the remains of my garden ... not a pretty sight at the moment ... planning to change that over the weekend though. So I guess my love for art journal pages will have to wait.


It has been long time since I've received an award, and this one especially made me smile. The quote that goes with this award reads: "For bloggers who inspire others with their positivity and creativity". Now wouldn't that make you smile as well?

The first ones I would think about when seeing this quote would be my sweet friends Jenneke and Loes, but since they are the lovely ladies who gave me this award (thank you!!!!), I on my end am going to give this award to these fine ladies:

Of course if I could I really would make this a much longer list. There are so many wonderful ladies who are always able to put a smile on my face, or to whom I turn to when I'm in need of some inspiration, but I have to admit these have been on the top of my list for quite some time now. I'm sure most of you know them all, but if you don't, please take the time to visit their blogs (Jenneke's and Loes's as well!!) They all make such wonderful things, each in their own unique style. It will be worth your time, I promise!

I'm sure there was something else I wanted to tell you, but I can't think of it right now ... I'll save it for another post, hopefully a little sooner this time!!

Love xxx Peggy


  1. Waw, weer zoveel mooie layouts! Nu heb ik helemaal zin om te scrappen, maar eerst nog wat genieten van het mooie weer ;-)

  2. Nice to see you posting my friend. ;) Great pages, as always...
    - April

  3. Oh I have missed you sweet friend!!!! I just loved reading the post!!!

    I have also been getting those post in Chinese and I have no idea where they came I just delete them!!! Myabe they are saying something really nice...but I have no idea!!!

    OK....on to the creativity!!!! WOW....I adore all of these!! Love the Ice Skating....all those pics and everything flows so perfectly!!!

    Your detail in each LO is amazing and OHHHHHHHHH the Art Journal Page is STUNNING!!! I am so addicted to these since I took Marit's class!!!!

    Yay for you getting the house cleaned...we are in the process of doing the same thing!!! I just love cleaning and purging!!!! I plan to have a yard sale and hope to sell all these items that are no longer wanted...but maybe someone else will love them!!!

    Wishing you a great weekend..Hope the family is doing well...tell the girls I said HI!!!! I just adore you girlie!!! :-)

  4. If your house being spotless is the trade off for you being a bad blogger...I'M TOTALLY cool with it!!! I need to step awat from the computer and clean more! HA!!! I would delete those comments without clicking on them anymore...doesn't sound right! Of course I love your Kreatorville pages but that ART JOURNAL page...<<>> Amazing!!!! And THANK YOU for the award...I love you, lady!!!

  5. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Peggy!!! You always AMAZE ME!!!!!! These are all sooooooooooooooooo GORGEOUS!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors in your journal page too!!!!!!! And yayyyyyyyyyyy for awards! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Love those pages!

    When you get those spam comments report the blog address to blogger here....

    I've gotten a few spam comments since I've been cyberstalked lately. Hope that helps.

  7. *gasp*!!!! Ooooh that journal page....Peggy you are SUCH an ARTISTE!!!
    THat is soooo very very beautiful! Love your LO's just as much too!!!

    Dont worry about getting to blog - we know you will get to it when you are always there and we are always here - no matter what!!!

    Thanks soooo much for my little award...that is soooo soooooooo sweet of you

    huge big Tassie hugs for you my gorgeous friend...

  8. Like all the dimension in your layouts.

  9. Thanks for the award my sweet friend! I can sure use it at the moment, since my washing machine is doing overtime... and you sure know what waits after that! My house needs cleaning BADLY, so if you're still in the mood... it's not far a drive to my place hihihi.... I LOVE your layouts girl! The art journal page (which I saw already) as well as the others. The pic of your hubby, yep, I would take that kind of photos too. Why not. They're fun to scrap!!!

    Oh, and about chinese (or russian, or whatever) mail... NEVER (I repeat, NEVER) click on the links!!! You might end up with virussus or trojan horses or other crap... just delete them!!! (Listen to the computer expert... DON'T CLICK, JUST DELETE!!!)

    Have a happy, sunny week!!!

  10. i have missed you! glad to see you posting!


  11. Heeeeeey Peggy, welcome back to Bloggerland!!
    We missed you!! Especially your gorgeous layouts!
    En nu gewoon in het Nederlands, vind het zo vreemd om Engels tegen je te praten...euh schrijven.
    Ook in het Nederlands ben ik blij dat je weer geblogd hebt! En ik ben helemaal WEG van je layouts, echt waar!! SUPER! Vooral die van je dochter als 8-jarige en de Blossom-layout, wat geweldig mooi!!

    En die art-journal page is ook zo geweldig! Die achtergrond, hoe krijg je het voor elkaar?? Prachtig gewoon!
    Ben erg onder de indruk, Peggy!


  12. awww, thanks so much for the kind words and for the blog award Peggy!! I love your projects, the ice skating page and your art journal page are my faves, gorgeous!!! Oh, and I have gotten the odd wierd blog comment where it's tiny little boxes all lined up in a row and then no comment, wierd!! If you figure it out please let me know!

  13. Wat een geweldig leuke LO`s heb je weer geplaatst, je hebt in ieder geval genoeg om over te bloggen :)

    Nog even over die Chinese/Japanse comments...ik heb er ook 2 van die gehad op m`n blog. Geen idee waar ze vandaan komen, ik zag dat Marit je een goed advies gaf....daar ga ik me dan maar eens aan houden :)

    Groetjes Viv

  14. Gorgeous works! I love your journaling and the quotes on your pages.

  15. wat een geweldige lo's!!! ik ben helemaal weg van je 'blossom' lo, wat een prachtige foto's ook!!! en een gave achtergrond heb je gemaakt op je art journal!!! leuk om weer werk van je te zien:)

  16. you are SO Versatile Peggy !! These are Gorgeous ! :)

  17. Dank je wel voor de prachtige award Peggy!En ik ben zeer vereerd door je mooie woorden!
    Wat heb je weer prachtige layouts gemaakt met de kit!Erg mooi!Je art journal is schitterend!
    Jammer dat je in de tuin aan de slag moet, maar goed, dan hebben we ook weer wat om naar uit te kijken!
    Ik moet wel lachen om je schoonmaak organisatie...dat lijkt namelijk heel erg op dat van mij..helemaal niet georganiseerd dus.Ik heb ook altijd een aantal kamers super schoon en een paar andere helemaal niet ;)