Tuesday, 6 December 2011


I have been busy creating layouts for the bingo challenges at ScrapMatters.
The first one I just used a scattering of words and a quote by Anne Frank.

Kit is Snow Day by Elise's Pieces
Template is Gratitude template eleven by MemoryClips by Ramona.

This one used Time well spent by Elise's Pieces and
Gratitude template 14 from MemoryClips by Ramona

Sunday, 4 December 2011

I digi dare you...

Playing along with the Digi Dares today, you can find the challenge  254 here.

* One photo only. Make it the focus of your page.
* No faces in the photo. The picture has to be centered on an inanimate object that helps you tell your story. (If there are residual body parts in the story… ie kids feet by a pile of toys, etc, that’s fine. But NO faces. No people as the focus. Got it?)
* Journaling. Give us the details of the story that your photo is telling. We want people twenty years from now to be able to understand what this photo means to you.
* Have your journaling interact with / overlap your photo somehow. You can journal around the perimeter of your photo, journal straight on your photo, use your photo as
the background, overlay journaling strips over your photo… however you want to interpret this is fine.
* Stitch your photo down somehow.
* Kraft. Use kraft paper or elements or alpha. Whatever. But get some kraft on this page somehow.

My papers and elements are from Design by Tina ( kraft is designer stash 6, kit is Back in time)
Elise's Pieces for the stitching
Journaling strips from Shabby Princess - harvest Spice

Thursday, 1 December 2011

New York at Christmas time.

 I used Holiday Glam - a collaborative kit between Ruby Lane and Digilicious Designs to showoff some of my New York photos from last year.
 The kit will be available at Ruby Lane;s store at Funky Play Ground Designs, here.

Thanks also to Ramona of MemoryClips for the template.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Happy Black Friday

Just a reminder that Design By Tina is spotlighted and her entire store on sale.

Then some DT layouts from me:

Then onto Steph Designs, she sells at ScrapMatters, here.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

It's beginning to look like Christmas...

but only because we don't actually celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving in South Africa.
I do wish all of you a very blessed Thanksgiving Day tomorrow.
I got to play with Meredith's latest release: Christmas wishes.
You can find this kit, here @ Scrapbook bytes.
My thanks also to Ramona at MemoryClips.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Some latest releases:

From Ruby Lane...
First up is Bountiful - available at Funky Playground Designs.
on sale 37% off, here.

I also used MemoryClips - gratitude template six, available here.

Next is Funky Fall, still Ruby Lane available at 35% off on sale, here.

 and you guessed correctly, another template  by MemoryClips - this time gratitude template 14.
Boy I am thankful that Ramona creates these one for every day this month.
If you love them as much as I do, don't hesitate to visit the blog, grab the templates you love, 
and leave some gratitude as I don't think they'll be there for ever.

From Design by Tina, we have a cooking kit.
And a reminder that she is the spotlighted Designer at digiridoo scraps.
Her whole store is on sale 30% off from the 18 to the 30th of November.

In my kitchen is available and also on sale, here.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

I am thankful for my Sisters in law.

 Elise's Pieces Designs - guesting at the digichick for November, you can find this beautiful kit here.
I am most thankful for family.
That this family that I married into accepted me with wide open arms and made me one of their own.
This family tree is so welcoming and blessed and I am overjoyed to have been grafted into these branches, all part of the rich heritage created by Grandad Jack and his parents.
This legacy of unconditional love and acceptance that can be passed down through our children and grandchildren.
God's blessing and favour upon our relations.

I also used MemoryClips gratitude template ten by Ramona, you can download those free from her blog.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Here is Meredith Cardall's Designs: Attitude Gratitude
 This kit is available at Scrapbook-bytes.com
 I know that I have linked you to Memory Clips before, but here is another link again.
I appreciate these templates, they have made my dt work so much easier and faster since I began using them.

A second from Karen.

 I asked my three to hand write a list of the things they are grateful for

this is what they said


play station
electric guitar
football club
cricket club

treasure box

for Arthur and Nancy I rewrote their list underneath  the handwritten list so we would still be able to read and understand it in a few years

Then in a short commercial break: News from Design by Tina:

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Karen's challenge 116.

Karen made a  LO about the bits of Nancy she is thankful for.

the journaling reads

there are so many things I love about Nancy 1. the cute face, freckles, big eyes, just adorable 2. her odd little felt pen tattoos- these look like measles 3. that she likes me to do her hair in the morning 4. her imagination- at the Wolves she decided to make up the score as she didn't like the real one.

What a great take on the challenge.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Next challenge 116

Is to create a thanksgiving Lo.
Include anything from my list:
The colours : cream, yellow and teal  OR
Multiple photos  OR
a list of things you're thankful for.
This challenge runs from the 15th of November to the 30th.

There are some fabulous free templates for digi scrappers that you can find at Memory Clips, here.

Linking you up

Do you often not feature in your scrapbooks because you're the one holding the camera?
Tips on getting into the frame because your children want to see you in their albums too.
One story down.

Telling stories: because you actually did have a life before you had children.
Telling stories : Pensieve.

Sometimes you want to add journaling but don't want everybody to be able to read it.
Shimelle: adding pockets.

A really great blog post about where to start telling your stories.
Something I haven't really thought of doing because I start at the beginning, through the middle to the end, but I need to try this one next.
Chelle's Creations : go fishing.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Just friends

is Elsie's latest release, on sale now, it is a beautiful gender neutral kit that can be used for many things but I was inspired to capture my daughter's first crush.
She speaks about him ALL THE TIME.
She confides to me that he fills her dreams too.
I am not really that surprised, she seems to be just a little obsessed, wrapped in the emotions of her first crush.
Now tell me, who was yours?

Available at the Digichick, here.