Thursday, June 9, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Just a quick uploading today of a LO we did (again) at the April 2011 SA Scrapbook event with Margie Romney-Aslett. This was a really easy LO to make and I used a photo of my daughter which was taken last month. She wanted her hair cut in a fringe (bangs) and after long negotiations I agreed. This was the outcome!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Below I'm posting a LO I did as part of the SA Scrapbook Convention (Sept 2010).
I didn't have the appropriate photos at the time and when I printed the photos of diva junior taken on Good Friday, I knew I had the right LO waiting to be completed. This is a LO Nic Howard did with us and it is STUNNING! Its even more stunning with that lovely ray of sunshine that we call Tiffany in it.
Monday, April 25, 2011
I just wanted to show you a card I finished today. It was probably one of the quickest cards I made because working with such gorgeous paper is just fabulous! This is from the Curtain Call range from G45. Did I say awesome paper?
Friday, April 22, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Just to show you a few pics (with Tim Holtz of course) of our most recent SA Scrapbook Convention in Cape Town (Spier). It was an awesome event and of course you have to get a shot in with Tim and Margie. Had the good fortune to meet up with old friends from last year and we sat at the same table again this year. FUN. FUN. FUN.
I'll post more on the projects we did with Margie and Tim once I get good daylight!
Off to Hermanus for the week-end.
Keep well all
Friday, April 1, 2011
I've been somewhat MIA as I've had a hectic work week. I led a 2 day conference this week, attended a 1-day Intermediate Excel 2007, have an inbox thats grown to 600+ mails - and am completely wiped out!
This week-end I require some serious ME-time. DH is taking diva junior to her horse riding lessons tomorrow am, so that I can attend a stamping and inking demonstration at my favourite scrapbook store, yeah me!
Schools are also on break from today and goes back to school on 11 April. My daughter brought home a stunning report card and we are so proud of her. DH then took her to Exclusive Books for a little treat, and these are the books she selected as she is an avid reader
There's no escape
When everyone is watching you.
Emerson Watts was pretty sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a
straight A student whose brain had been transplanted into the body of a teenage
But it turned out she was wrong.
Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's mysteriously gone
missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, ex-boyfriends
crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op, and a British
heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts.
How can Em balance all that with school, lingerie runway shows, and weekend jaunts
to St. John—especially when she's got final exams; a sister who is headed to the high
school cheerleading championships; a former best friend, Christopher, who's intent
on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love; and a company
she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side...
But then, nobody said it was going to be easy, being Nikki.
Aprilynne Pike's #1 New York Times best-selling debut, Wings,
is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl named
Laurel discovers she is a faerie, sent among humans
to protect the gateway to Avalon.
Thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between
faeries and trolls, she's torn between
a human and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to
each world. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue,
romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.
Have a great week-end, and hopefully I will get big chunks of time to just CREATE!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
I have had a beautiful slow morning as my DH and diva junior went to go watch big brother play hockey this morning, so I had a lay-in, relaxing cup of coffee and some surfing time. I'm also playing catch-up, so here goes for prompt three: my 10 favorite things as recorded and scrapped in 2009, but never blogged. I did this as part of a Book about Me, which is still a work in progress.
I hid the 10 favorites in a tag at the time, not sure why I did that, but here is my list and it is still true now in 2011.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Regrettably, in 1962 (the year my parents got married) they didn't have digital photo's where the photographer could take hundreds of pictures and you could take your pick. It was mostly a few selected studio pictures, a few in church and a few in the gardens.
I looked around on the internet, as I normally do for some inspiration. And came across the tutorial by Cathy Files (scroll right to the bottom of her blog post) of Paper Phenomenon, of a wedding mini she's made of her own wedding. Coincidentally I had the exact same paper line she used and so this mini album was born which is a testimony to the love and commitment my parents made to each other, so that my two brothers and I could have the lives that we have today. So this post is NOT sad, its HAPPY. I'm in a good place, my Dad is in a good place, we are all in a good place. Here is celebrating HAPPINESS.
This is the cover of the mini album "Always and Forever", inspired by Paper Phenomenon.
I used vinyl for the cover, Tim Holtz buttons for fasteners, bling and a bride and groom.
Here you get a glimpse of the bride and groom pages. Its a gate-fold album.
The wedding cake ...
Thursday, March 24, 2011
When I read Cheri's blog post today I was immediately moved into action. Last week-end I made a boy card, which I rarely do as I have a girl and lots of girlie birthday party invites that require girlie birthday cards. But I made a boy card. When I saw Cheri's appeal I immediately knew that I had the right card for this brave boy. Here is the card that I've already written the iside message and address on the envelope, ready for the mail room tomorrow. Okay, somehow I published this without a photo and when I wanted to add the photo the computer didin't respond, it was just staring at me. I'll post the photo in the next post, sorry!
Off to bed now, so sleep well to all those on my side of the hemisphere.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Hope to have bags of time over the week-end to catch up with some of the Blogging for Scrapbookers promps. Its day 3 today, and I've still only done promp 1, so I need to catch up.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Hi fellow bloggers
I started taking a class by Shimelle Laine from http://www.shimelle.com/ on Monday this week called Blogging for Scrapbookers. My intention since last year has been:
a) to become a better blogger as I enjoy the outlet it gives me in terms of creative expression as well as articulating my feelings and emotions on my life journey
b) in order to become a better blogger, I at the same time took the challenge of also becoming a better photographer (I'm a Nikon babe!)
c) lastly, all of above was born out of a love of SCRAPBOOKING! It is scrapbooking that led me into these two disciplines a) blogging and b) photography. I must admit though I am not very technically savvy. In fact, as I'm sitting typing this post I am so FRUSTRATED because it seems I'm challenged with both these passions that are turning into nightmares. I guess I put too many irons in the fire at the same time, because I never have enough time. I don't even have enough time to just do the daily prompts of this course! The same happened with the 10 week photography course thats coming to a close this Wednesday, and I am far off from even producing decent photos with the right lighting settings etc. etc. I will have to move off manual back to Auto untill I have head space to figure this all out, just so I can have SOME photo's because at the moment my scrapping has come to a standstill because I don't have decent photos to scrap the meories. And BTW, who wants to scrap a blurry photo. Ever heard of Depth of Field? Agggh!
OK, so enough of the wining now, but I just had to put it out there and get it out of my system or else I won't be able to sleep tonigh LOL (which will be in the next 10 min). Learning a new skill is very HARD! But we LIVE and we LEARN. Its much better than being anaethesized by the TV.
So wish my luck on my journey. I'm going to try and keep up with the pace, but if I don't ... I don't. And I need to take advise from the Master Scrapbookers like Shimelle, don't STRESS!! I'm STRESSING!!!!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Mr and Mrs recipe:
These cuts are from Stretch Your Imagination which is such a versatile cartridge. The bride and groom was cut at 4" and the Mr and Mrs at 1.5".
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I joined Sure Slim and am battling the bulge during 2011. My first milestone is to loose 15kg and today the countdown began. So for my first weigh-in I lost:
So wish me luck on my JOURNEY (I see a possible mini scrapbook coming) documenting the ups and downs of what I've taken on. Next week I'll be in Jhb for a conference and it will be my first test of being away from home and staying on my programme. I'll see how that goes. I'm packing dried fruit, almonds, fruit so that I do not fall into temptation because confereces are the worst, especially when they come out with these lovely treats over tea breaks! I will be strong!
Untill my next weigh-in its going to be high protein, lots of fresh fruit and veg and no carbs.
Again, whish me LUCK!
Ps: My reward to myself is to buy a big Scrapbook items for myself when I reach my first milestone. I already have a Cricut, Cuttlebug, Gypsy and lots of Cricut cartridges. So does anyone have any suggestions as to what my scrapbook reward should be? Let me know what you think.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I also have my FIRST FOLLOWER! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Isn't that exciting! This gives me the oemph I needed to still use this space for a creative outlet and just push on pushing on!
I also have my top 5 New Years Resolutions to share and maybe if I put it out there, the universe will conspire to bring it about! FOR SURE! Here is the list:
- I will conquor my Nikon and move away from Auto
- I need to drop some/a lot of weight and I'll check in weekly on my progress (only if its good!)
- I will forward plan family vacations and not wait till the last moment and untill every place under the sun is FULLY BOOKED! Can I get an AMEN anybody?
- I will consume/spend less (including scrapbook supplies)
- I need to get more physical ... physical ... I wanna get physical ... physical ... Rheumatoid arthritis will not get me down.
I hope your year started off well. Tiffany is starting Grade 4 on 19 January, so then life will pretty much start falling into a comfortable routine again with summer sport, horseriding, violin, Kumon and church activities.
Speaking of horseriding, here is a pic of Tiffany today at her first lesson in 2011 as part of a group. Up till Dec last year she received 1-on-1 coaching. She was very nervous before the time but did very well. Still needs to work on the cantering, but it will come.