Monday, April 4, 2011

Wonderful Monday


What a wonderful Monday, me  as a guest designer for this blog in America ...... what a great honor. Unity, Angela .... thanks .. After winning the co brand challenge I quickly went to work for anything and everything to make beautiful projects so I can post them on the blog ... but I am very aware that I never could won without your votes thanks for that.... and what to think from the picture of Maud because that is really a picture ... thank you Amber that I could borrow your child's photo for my winning project.

Let me tell you something about myself. I'm almost 52 years (as April 6 is the day ... 8)
and I am almost 35 years professional soldier in the army  ... so yes this lady has already been sending to Bosnia, Afghanistan and Angola ...
I am also a mother of a daughter who is now 29 years and living together with Bjorn.
Bjorn has a daughter,Samantha, she calls me grandma, that's wonderful..
In 2006 I started scrapbooking, had many photos taken in Afghanistan
 so I had something to do
but soon there came stamping in and that was really an addiction ... a wonderful addiction.
Now I often try a combination to make a layout with stamps.
This example is with a photo from Afghanistan .... here I made an extra challenge for myself by using only one color distress ink "old paper"  .... the great thing about challenges is that the outcome is often surprising. Try it for yourself!

And this is Samantha, my beautiful granddaughter. This lay out was my first entry for the co-brand challenge.
It's stamped with studio multi-medium matte, colored with vintage photo ink and a lot of clear embossing powder. I finish with tattered angels glimmer mist.
Stamps are for both lay-outs  from Donna Downey!!

You can follow me on my facebook page And of course through my blog  if you have questions do not hesitate to contact me..via my blog you can find my e-mailadres

Have a verry nice day Jolande .....from far far away the Nederlands

{Ippity} {Ippity}


Lia said...

Congrats Jolande!!
You're work is stunning and I'm so happy for you!!

Marina Huisman said...

A job well done Jolande, fabulous artwork.
Thanks for sharing, it´s very tasteful eyecandy :)

Wishing you lot´s of inspiration moments and innovative artpieces as guest designer with/at Unity Stamp(s)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Jolande!

So wonderful to see you here! Beautiful creations, love all the rich color you create in what you make, by layering it all! So pretty!

Groetjes, Wendy

blogvanco said...

Congratulations Jolande !
You make beautifull things and I am happy for you that you can share and show this on this blog !!

Groetjes, Corine

MvM-design said...

Hey hey, love your work Jolande .... but you know that already!! Great layouts, I love the colors! ♥
Greets Marleen

Ageeth said...

Wow you made a very beautiful Layout. Wonderful

Monique said...

Very nice Layouts, I specially like the first one!

Lesley Langdon said...

Welcome Jolande! We are so lucky to have you join us. Your wrok is stunning, and it's lovely to hear about your life in the Nederlands.

Ans said...

Hi Jolande,
You are great!! I love your work and inspiration, so go for it!

sharon g said...

I can definitely see why they chose YOU! You are very talented. Congrats!

Dilly said...

Jolande congratulations. Your work is very beautiful and I like the colors.

Fia said...

Very beautiful Jolande!
I like the first LO also the colors!

Angie Blom said...

Hi Jolande.. welcome to the Unity team for the next three months.. It is so wonderful to have you here. I just love your layout, so many beautiful techniques. stunning results. It was so nice to get to know you.. you are so beautiful and have led such an amazing life already.. I can't wait to get to know you better. Hugs

Lisa H. said...

soooo wonderful! congrats again on winning! Can't wait to see what you do with the team this term. love what you've done here.

corrie said...

Congrats Jolande !
You make very special things....
I love your work !

Astrid said...

Hi Jolande, great work you show us here. Keep on going!!

Wilma B said...

Love your work Jolande. So happy for you that you can also share it on this blog!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Jolande, I've been waiting forever to see you here! Congratulations again! I loved reading more about you. Such an amazing life you've led and it really shows through in the beauty of your work.

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