Thursday, December 16, 2010

My layout was featured!!

I feel so very honored that my "Cousin" layout was chosen by Suzanne at The Paper Variety to be featured this week!! You can check the blog post out HERE. Thanks so much, Suzanne!!!

Moving on to this weeks card sketch at Let's Scrap. Here is Kimmy's sketch:

And here is my version of the sketch! Since it's almost Christmas, it had to be a Christmas card!

I love the vintage feel that the ribbon add to this card! There is so many lovely cards that the Let's Scrap DT whipped up! I really hope you will play along with us, although this is a crazy time of year!!

Speaking of crazy times . . . tomorrow is the start of winter break at school . . . YEAH!!! . . . AND we will fly back home for the holiday tomorrow night . . . DOUBLE YEAH!!! I can't wait to see my husband, he's been away now for 6 very long weeks! Not to mention the warm and sunny weather in South Africa!! Winter in Korea is C..O..L..D.


Christmas Card Swap at Let's Scrap

DebbyD organized this fun event at Let's Scrap! We had to make 2 Christmas Card and send it to the 2 address we've received from Debby. I can't reveal yet to whom I send my two card, but look at the 2 beauties I've received.

This one is from my friend, Beverly McDonald and came all the way from South Africa. Thank you Bev, I love the star you've created!!

And the second card came from Deborah Bridgewater from the US. A stunner for sure!! Thank you Deborah, I'll cherish it!

I'll share pictures of the cards I've made when the ladies have received them!! Sign ups for the Friendship card swap for Valentines day is now open at Let's Scrap! You can see all the details in the Forum. It really is fun, we would love for you to sign up too!!

Happy Thursday!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Layout to share!

I made another layout with this weeks Let's Scrap sketch. I have to be honest in saying that this is a scraplift from one of my favorite scrapbooking artists, Julie Bonner!

Paper - My Mind's Eye Ooh La La
Buttons - Basic Grey
Flowers - Sassafras
Alfas - Making Memories

This layout work perfectly with this week sketch and I just love the combination of colours and patterns. I'm not a huge fan of white spaces on layouts, and with this one I don't get the "feeling" of white space!

I'm also playing along with the Week #13 challenge over at The Paper Variety which is all about a layout/card about or for a child. I thought this layout will work perfectly for this challenge!

The picture is an older one, taken in July of 2009 in South Africa. It's my children together with my brothers 2 boys. Just love the picture!

Thanks for looking . . .

Thursday, December 9, 2010

DT Call at The Paper Variety

Happy Thursday, everyone!!

There is a DT call over at The Paper Variety. Go check it out, this is a cool site with wonderful challenges and prizes! I'm going to try out for this one . . . who wants to join me??!!

Here is this weeks Let's Scrap sketch. I've you like layering and circles then youre going to LOVE this one!!

I've used some of the pictures we've taken in South African when we were there in September. This is my SIL little boy. He is such a little cutie. He also has the same name as my husband and for that he is adorable to me!! I love the bright and summery feeling of this layout.

Go and check out some of the amazing layouts the DT girls came up with. They are such a talented bunch of ladies. While you are at Let's Scrap check out the January sketch contest they have going on. There is a wonderful prize that you can win!! The details are on the main page at Let's Scrap.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Let's Scrap sketch for this week!

I quickly wanted to share with you this weeks Let's Scrap sketch, and my layout. Here is the sketch

The sketch is quite easy this week, but with endless possibilities! Head on over to Let's Scrap and see what the amazing DT ladies came up with!

At this moment I'm totally loving stitching on my layouts. I've recently noticed that almost all of my layouts have either hand or machine stitching on. For this weeks layout I've used both. I did my title with handstitching, and it didn't take me nearly as long as I thought it would!! And I love the look of it on this page.

And some close-ups of the stitching:

I've been playing along with Shazza at Soul Scrappers with the SSQ#5 Spooky Spirits challenge. And boy, Oh boy was this a fun one!!! Shazza sent us all a goodie bag with halloween embellishment in, that we had to use on a halloween page. You get points for all the goodies you use in a creative way on your page. I've wanted to take a picture of the goodies, but I never got around to it. Here is a list of the embellies that we received in the goodie bag:

- 3 spiders
- 3 buttons
- a bag of fake spider web
- a black cardstock house
- a white ghost
- 2 strips of pattern paper
- a plastic banner
- 3 metallic pumpkins
- 1 piece of black sting
- 1 goodie bag with a pumpkin on the front

I don't really have halloween pictures, since we don't celebrate halloween. I "borrowed" pictures from my friend, Hydie. The photos is of here 2 boys, Michael and Dylan.

I'm quite happy with the way this one turned out, and it was such a fun challenge to take part in. There will be another challenge like this one in January. To sign up, you have to be quick since they only take the first 20 ladies!

On the home front everything is going great. Just 2 more weeks before we leave for South Africa!! Can't wait to get back home for the warm weather and to see all the family again. And most important . . . I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MY HUSBAND!!

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Well Hello "39"!!

During "39" I will

* embrace my life & my faith more with each passing day
* laugh more at myself
* start exercising again, and make better food choices
* work on the "worry-thing"
* spend more time with my family
* move once again to Saudi Arabia
* speak my mind

During "39" I won't

* doubt my every decision
* rely on people for my happiness
* make the same mistakes in trusting the wrong people
* take judgement from people who don't matter in my life, to heart

I know

* I am blessed and loved beyond measure
* I am a strong, independent woman
* we are not a perfect family . . . but we are blessed!

Thank you for all the warm birthday wishes I've received . . . It means the world to me!