Some Sweet Inspiration

Choose to love - rather than hate
Choose to smile - rather than frown
Choose to build - rather than to destroy
Choose to persevere - rather than to quit
Choose to praise - rather than gossip
Choose to heal - rather than wound
Choose to give - rather than grasp
Choose to act - rather than delay
Choose to forgive - rather than curse
Choose to pray - rather than despair
Source unknown

Monday, August 30, 2010


It's a new week and it certainly feels as though spring is in the air. I'm not going to be that easily fooled though, as we have had snow in Johannesburg in September before. But for the time being I will just carry on enjoying the beautiful weather. My husband and I and two very special friends were away in the bush this weekend. We had a wonderful time, just relaxing! The layout "little MISS" is my entry on Lets Scrap for the sketch challenge
8-25-10. The photographs of my granddaughter were taken in our garden two weeks ago. She was playing "mom mom" and then played "Simon says". Thanks for stopping by to have a look and have a lovely week!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sketchy Thursday Sketch 8.26

I am heading off to the bush tomorrow for a couple of days and so I thought I would load my LO for Sketchy Thursday sketch 8.26 before I went. I have decided that I quite enjoy doing vintage LO's and so I did this LO of my grandparents. Unfortunately, I never knew them that well as they all passed on when I was still very young. The good thing is that I do have some recollection and so these photos have become very special! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vintage LO with hidden Journalling

 This is my layout for Betty Anne's challenge on Lets Scrap due tomorrow. We had to do a vintage LO with hidden journalling. I have photos from my late mom, which I scanned and printed. My journalling is folded into the small envelopes at the bottom of the left page. I have decided that I quite enjoy doing vintage LO's and I am going to start a heritage album!!

Cherie's weekly sketch, which came out yesterday on Lets Scrap is a really cool sketch if you enjoy putting loads of photos on your LO. There is space for 20 photos. Go onto Lets Scrap and have a look at what the DT came up with!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Two of my biggest sources of inspiration just have to be my grandchildren. Its really weird but no matter how awful your paper and embellishments are your LO's are still gorgeous because the kids are so cute. You never land up with a LO that you think is awful. Thanks for stopping by to have a look. Have a happy day!!! 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Blog Candy from Brenda

Blog Candy!

Life is good, don't you think? Ups and downs - all of it - and still life is good! Because I am feeling particularly blessed, I decided that it was time for some blog candy. I love the idea of passing on the blessing!!

Cosmo Cricket Jack's World - sticker sheet, 2 journaling sheets, 2 journal tags, and 9 pieces of matching printed paper

CTMH Clover Meadow - 12 sheets

Fancy Pants Mixed Media 8x8 album

Rolodex for altering

Inkadinkado School stamp set

Me & My Big Ideas Smile chipboard sticker

Colorbok Cute chipboard letters

Creative Imaginations school rub-ons

K & Company Rough and Tumble grand adhesions

Slick Writer pen

Primary colored safety pins

CTMH chipboard - swirls, brackets, square frames, round frames

4 yards red ribbon

Bag of diecuts from the Slice Fall/Back to School card

Big bag of brads, eyelets (couple hundred or so various colors and sizes), bookplates, and buttons

This blog candy that I'd like to share is valued at over $75. I think the lucky winner will love it!! I'll be choosing the winner on Wednesday, September 1st. I bet you are wondering what you have to do to win.

You either need to be a follower or become a follower. I love new followers because it brings me over to your blog!!

Spread the word on your blog. Post a picture on the sidebar or create a post - however you want to spread the word!

If you don't have a blog, post this news of this blog candy on your facebook page!

Finally come back and comment on this post to let me know that you are a new follower and/or spreading the word. I'll leave a picture of this candy on my sidebar so that you can easily come back to this post!

Easy, peasy! Follow, spread the word, and comment!

I am really looking forward to giving this box of goodies away. I've already got it packed in the box, so it will be ready to head out the minute I draw the winner on September 1st!! Good luck - and remember, life is very, very good!!
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Sketchy Thursdays Card Sketch

I am awful at card making, but a lot of challenges are for cards, so if you can't beat them you join them.This is the card I made for Sketchy Thursdays Challenge 8.19. I guess the more cards I make the better I'll get at it!!!

Sketchy Thursdays 8.19 sketch challenge.


Good morning. Happy Monday morning and hope you have a good week. On the Lets Scrap page we are given the most amazing sketches and it's up to us to interpret the sketch any which way. The recent sketch was one that I thought would be great to do a vintage LO with. This is my interpretation of the sketch. The photos are of my parents wedding in 1957. The LO was very well received by all at Lets Scrap. Hope you like it!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hi everyone. Welcome to my blog. This is a new and exciting adventure for me and I hope that you will enjoy my creative journey with me. August has been a really exciting month for me. Both my son and grandson celebrate their birthdays in August and so we have had a lot of fun family time. Added to this, I submitted two layouts to the local scrapping mag called Scrapping & Kie. This was the first time I had ever submitted anything for publication and JOY, they published both. There was a lot of shrieking and shouting going on when we realised that my stuff was actually in a mag, but what a lot of fun!!!!! these are the two pages that were published. Thank you for visiting.