Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Little Monster

As you can see, my photographic skills is not improvingm, phew!! This is one of the LO we made at the SA Scrapbook convention and I thoroughy enjoyed the rolling of the papers, the cutting thereof. It was great fun.
This is my godson Tyler, and he really is a little monster at two years old.

Have a good Tuesday night all!
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Monday, October 18, 2010

NOW OPEN: Cricut Christmas die cut SWAP

I have been dying to host a Cricut die cut SWAP ever since I saw this on the Cricut message board. I even started participting but the shipping cost was a killer. Then I thought of giving this SWAP business a try in good old South Africa where we have so many Cricuteers out there with loads and loads of cartridges.
So seeing that Christmas is approaching, I thought to start off with a Christmas die cut SWAP.
The cuts can be from any of the Cricut cartridges, but with a Christmas flavour of course. There are many images on cartridges that are not Christmas cartridges per se.
This swap will be for completely assembled, layered and embellished cuts to accent scrapbook pages and cards.

DUE DATE: Tuesday, 30 November, 2010

QUANTITY: It depends on how many sign-ups I get for the SWAP. This means that if we close on 10 sign-ups, then everybody will make 10 of the same cuts, which will be swopped out and you will receive 10 different cuts back.
SIZING: 2"-4" in size (minimum of 2" and maximum of 4"x4"). Your cuts must be packaged in individual self-adhesive plastic bags. Here in Cape Town the best place to get it is at MerryPack in Pineands.
PAPER: Use good quality card stock. If you're using patterned paper or thin cardstock please use more than one layer.
DETAILS: Layer, decorate, and embellish any way you wish. Just try to remember that these will be going on scrapbook pages so don't have your embellishments be too tall. Don't just throw something together. Remember these are for Christmas. Please make sure that you sign the back of each piece with your real name and blogspot (if you have one/optional) so that proper credit can be given to the person responsible for the cut.
PACKAGING: When you are ready to mail, place in appropriate sized envelope and wrapped for protection.
RETURN POSTAGE: Please include a self-addressed envelope, the same amount of postage stamps plus 3 extra stamps for the return delivery. The extra postage will allow for the fact that some of the other cuts might be heavier. I will return any unused postage to you.
CHECK-INS: Via e-mail (natalieengelbrecht@cybersmart.co.za) once a week so I know you are still participating! If you do not check in for 2 weeks I will check in with you to see if you need to be replaced.
RETURNED TO YOU: I will swap these out as soon as I have received all of them, or the due date has arrived. Anything that arrives late without explanation will be returned to sender – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Yes I know, I know ... must the rules be so STRICT! It pains me to do it, but I have learned from others that the rules are NB, so lets get started and see if I/we can pull it off!

So, I'll start off by adding my name on TOP (first sign-up):

1. Cape Town Scrap-Diva: Santa slay with reindeer (Christmas cartridge)
2. Claudine Petersen: (must still decide on the cut) - thanks for signing up Claudine!

Who is next???

Diva blessings!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Travel mini scrapbook

Hi divas
I took a class by a lovely lady, Tanya, at The Scrapbook in High Street, Durbanville. It was a little wooden box that we decorated with school themed paper with a mini album inside. I love school themed projects and really enjoyed the versatility of application of this little box. So the next day I immediately started searching around for these wooden blanks.
I have subsequently made two more (2 of which are school themed and the 3rd with a travel theme). I need to go back to get more since I want to also do a Christmas one.
This is the top view of the box. I used paper from a Travel Stack by DCWV. I love their paper stacks. I think I have 12 or fifteen of these stacks (different themes).

This is a front view.

This is the inside view plus the little mini for photo's and journalling

I really hope that the recipient of this will like it - it was made with great enthusiasm and straight from the heart. Its meant to go to my daughters drummy teacher who is leaving Curro to persue teaching in Dubai.
Off to Johannesburg tomorrow as one of my staff members was nominated as a Workplace Hero. Tomorrow sees the gala luncheon at our Sandton offices, so its going to be an early start on the red eye from CT to Jhb. I'll be back tomorrow evening, landing at 19H10. Yes ... it promises to be a long day!
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