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
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Monday, February 21, 2011


Happy Monday everyone!!! I have a sweet LO to share with you today! Kathy over at Lets Scrap has an amazing challenge going this week. You need to go on over and check out Challenge 85!!! The theme of the challenge is texture and Kathy has give a few requirements of introducing texture to your LO.

My niece Claire took some beautiful photos of her cute kiddos playing dress up. I have scrapped a page of Meegan a few weeks back and decided to use these pics of her dressed up in her mom's wedding dress.

We had loads of choices to make from a list that Kathy gave us. I used most of the items. We had to use paint and make at least one embellishment. I made all my flowers.

I also used my Slice machine to cut out the heart and butterfly.

Don't you just love the pic of sweet Meegan sitting in the chair looking like a jilted bride!!!! I had so much fun with this challenge.

Go on over to Lets Scrap and check out Kathy's challenge!!

Till next time take care.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sketch 2-8 at Frosted Designs

Wow!!! Did I enjoy my weekend. I once again appreciate my weekend. When I was not working I did not understand why the family would be hanging for the weekend ~ but one week back at work and I understand all over again!!!!

There is a real awesome sketch over at Frosted Designs. I loved the sketch because it allowed you to be as creative or as plain as you liked. Thanks fern for a great sketch!!!!!! Here is the sketch to use for inspiration!

I used pics of Claudia (surprise, surprise). I have entered a "Scrap your Stash" group and so I am determined to make a huge dent in my stash before I buy anything new.!!! I used some Bo Bunny paper that I have had in my stash for ages. Luckily it was just right for the color in the pics. This is my LO

I sprayed Glimmer Mist on the doily and used a Martha Stewart border punch for the title card! Flowers, brads and photo corners are all things I have had in my stash forever!!

That's it for this week. Hope you have a great week ahead!!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Blog Hop Winner for my Resolution and a New card Sketch

Well !!!! What a month we have had over at Lets Scrap. Our Blog Hop landed up being an amazing success. The gallery was jam packed with AWESOME LO's and cards, made by really creative people!!! I can't believe the talent that is out there!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I have picked a winner for my Blog Challenge and she is DRUM ROLL PLEEEEEASE.....


Well done Joyce ~ thanks for taking part. Thanks to all the other gals that entered my resolution......sorry there had to be one winner. You are all awesome!!!

Right...even though we had an amazing Blog Hop, that did not stop normal business over at Lets Scrap .

We have another awesome sponsor this week. Check this out!!!!

Our randomly drawn sketch challenge winner will get this lovely pack sponsored by Precious Memories .

Take a look at this cool card sketch that Debby designed for us. Give it a try!!

This is my take on the sketch.

So that's it. I am well settled at work (sounds real funny to say that.) I love it, the people are great and I love what I am doing. It has definitely slashed my scrapping time ~ but I appreciate my "ME" time more now!!

Take care. Remember to take an hour or so to be kind to yourself.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Lets Scrap Hoppy New Year Blog Hop


At long last the day has arrived. YAY it's time for our Hoppy New Year Blog Hop over at Lets Scrap . Lets Scrap is an amazing, fun site to belong to. The people are friendly, there is always loads of inspiration and lots of cool competitions.

Every Wednesday there is a sketch posted ~ our talented DT showcase their LO'S and then members have a week to complete their LO. A random winner is chosen and so everyone beginner or advanced has a fair chance of winning a prize from our awesome sponsors.

There are also weekly DT challenges, question of the week, monthly competitions and a forum that always has an interesting topic to discuss!

Now to the serious business of the BLOG HOP. The hop starts today (14th January, 2011) and runs through to Monday 14th February, 2011 at 23h59 central time. That means you have a whole month to complete the 15 RESOLUTIONS (challenges) that our DT, CDT and administrators have got going. There are also some great challenges to be found in the FORUM from one of our members who does not have a blog, so be sure you check that out.

All the BLOG HOP RULES are posted in the forum ~ but this one is real important. Everyone who enters a challenge in EVERY RESOLUTION will be in line to win the grand prize which looks like this DRUM ROLL PLEASE..........

So be Sure to get those challenges posted in the Lets Scrap  gallery. The other rule that you have to stick to, to win the grand prize is to become a follower and leave a comment on EVERY BLOG taking part in the hop.

Here is a list of the amazing blogs you will be visiting along the hop:

Resolution #1:  Betty Anne
Resolution #2:  Kristin
Resolution #3:  Beth
Resolution #4:  Cori
Resolution #5:  Carolina
Resolution #6:  Roulien
Resolution #7:  Kristie
Resolution #8:  Bev - you are here
Resolution #9:  Mandy
Resolution #10: Megan
Resolution #11: Wendy
Resolution #12: Debby
Resolution #13: Dawn
Resolution #14: Tracy
Resolution #15: Amy

You should have arrived here via KRISTIE . If you have not please go back and start at Betty Anne's blog, so that you don't miss a chance of winning our GRAND PRIZE!!


My challenge to you is to create a LO using a Lets Scrap  sketch, black and white photos and a blue and yellow embellishment on your LO. I used the LHS page of sketch LS128 and this is what my LO looks like

So happy scrapping. Please upload your entry into the gallery over at Lets Scrap . Tag it Resolution#8 no spaces, then a comma and then sketch number with no space either.

Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment. If you are already a follower I would love a comment.

On the 15th Feb I will be doing a random draw and the lucky winner will receive this small RAK from me. So be sure to check back on the 15th to see if yo are the winner.

Good luck!Thank you for joining in the fun. You need to hop on over to MANDY to see what she has to show you.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Who Loves You Baby

Hi Everyone. I am doing this post and then heading straight for my bed. Tomorrow I start my new job and I need my beauty sleep!!!!! I am so excited, I feel like a kid starting first day of school.......hehe.

I am entering this LO in two challenges. I don't often do that but here goes. The first challenge is for Sketchy Thursdays who provided this real cute sketch

The second is for the Fabulous Friday challenge over at Frosted Designs where we had to use the word LOVE on our LO's.

I have used some pics that were taken of Dorian and I at his pre-school graduation last year. The two blue flowers are handmade to match up with the papers I used. I so enjoyed making them, that I have decided that I am going to make a whole bunch of flowers using my scraps!!! Here is what my LO looks like!!

The pattern papers are from a South African range of papers called Scrap Sheets. I am way chuffed with the way it has turned out.

Thanks for looking. I am off to bed. Will catch up with you again soon.

Have a happy new week.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Walk on the Wild Side

Happy day ~ I am now employed again!!!! How awesome is that. I start work on Monday 14th. So today I have been doing the happy dance!! Just can't stop twirling.........

The latest sketch over at  Lets Scrap is a real CHALLENGE!!!! First off let me show you what is up for grabs for a randomly drawn lucky scrapper

What a fantastic prize!!!! NOW here is the sketch

This sketch was a real challenge. I wanted to use more of our holiday pictures. I chose the pictures we took on one of our many visits to the Addo Elephant Park. We love it there and spend loads of time driving through the National Park trying to spot game and birds.
On this day we were real lucky and spotted lions, elephants, buffalo and loads of antelope and sweet little creatures. I used all the little signs from the souvenir map as my embellishments. I love the way this LO has turned out!!!

That's it for today. Go on over to Lets Scrap and take a look at all the fun stuff going on. There are still a few days left to finish off some blog hop challenges ~ there are also two new awesome groups that have been started.
So off you go now ~ go take a look ~ you won't be sorry!!!!! LOL

Till next time

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Scrap Friendzy Blog Hop

Second post for the day. Not often that happens, but I have just found out about this cool Blog Hop over at Scrap Friendzy . It starts today and they are also having a fun crop starting Friday. HERE  is where you need to go.

Why not hop on over and join in the fun!!!!!!!

Just add Water

Hello everyone. Happy hump day. Really hot and sticky today, so scrapping is the best thing to do. The sun is so hot outdoors that even the gardening is waiting for later on when it is a bit cooler. This week's sketch over at Sketch Thursdays looks like this

I have some really sweet pics of Claudia in the pool over Christmas, so I decided to do a fun summer layout. This is how it turned out!!

I love the fun summer feeling to to this LO. That's probably my efforts for the day. I have some paperwork that needs my attention, so no scrapping until tomorrow. By the way I am going for a job interview tomorrow, so please hold thumbs for me.

Till next time
Hugs Bev 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Better late than Never

Hi everyone. I have had a week from hell, but God is good and in turn we have been very blessed. The result of my awful week means that I totally forgot to post my LO for the Lets Scrap sketch. We have another amazing sponsor this week ~ this is what one lucky randomly drawn winner will win on Wednesday.

The sketch was used as the entry for the new DT and so this was their first reveal. There is some amazing talent, so go on over to Lets Scrap an get some awesome scrappy inspiration. This is what the sketch looks like

I have loads of really cool holiday photos to scrap and so did my first December holiday page with this sketch.  We went to this tiny rural village called Bathurst. Bathurst is where Queen pineapples are grown in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. We visited the pineapple museum ( the photo is the huge pineapple), then we went to the Village Green and had lunch. It was an amazing afternoon. There was a band called The Silver Creek Mountain Band and they played the best mellow music!! We sat and had a beer and some real good food and laughed a lot. What wonderful memories I have of that day. Here is my LO.

How awesome is that HUGE pineapple!!!! The old church is right next to the Village Green at the Bathurst Arms. Good times!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for looking!!! Hope you have a wonderful new week!!

Till next time, Hugs

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fabulous Friday at Frosted designs

Well another fabulous Challenge over at Frosted Designs . The Fabulous Friday challenges are always such fun and this week was no exception. Challenge was to create something with a MONOCHROMATIC scheme. I have made it my goal to do more cards this year and so when the challenge is not specific to a LO, I have decided that I will make a card. here is my card

I loved the way this card turned out. It is very basic but I still like it.

Head on over to Frosted Designs and take a look at the cool stuff going on there!!!

Thanks for looking.


Sketchy Thursday 1.27

Hi everyone. Hope all those who are experiencing bad weather conditions are keeping themselves safe!!!

I saw the Sketchy Thursday 1.27 sketch on Facebook and thought I would give it a go. The sketch Looked like this

My niece Claire took some amazing pics of her kiddies playing dress up. I loved these two of Meegan in her high heels. She just looked too darn cute.

So sweet. The joke of it is that she is the biggest tomboy and loves nothing more than a rough and tumble with her older brother.

Thanks for looking happy day!