Saturday, May 28, 2011

Scrapping Everyday Miracles Kickoff Blog Hop













We are inviting you to join us for our very first blog hop in celebration of us
kicking off our new challenge blog.
The hop will run from June 1st at 6pm PDT until June 5th at 11:59pm PDT

Meet our Design Team and see some fabulous layouts... and what would a hop be without prizes... the Design Team will be offering RAKs on their blogs but we also have a Grand Prize Sponsored by










WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ON JUNE 1ST!!!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

This beautiful woman . . .


















makes me soooo proud to be her mama!!! Isn't she GORGEOUS!!!


















I snapped these photos of Monique on Thursday night, right before she left for her shool's prom night . . . and she took my breath away!!

















I wanted to lock her in her room and NEVER to let her out of the house again!

And then there is this little cutie . . .










who were having his 2nd birthday party! Isn't he the most adorable & sweetest little one! And what a fun birthday party it was . . . even the aduls had fun!












This is me, Hydie to the left and the birthday boy's mommy, Mari at the right, cooling of in the kiddies pool! This is the desert people . . . its HOT!!
These two ladies are treasures to me here in Saudi . . . my life would be empty without them!

Be back soon with details of the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog hop that will start Wednesday!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New week at Let's Scrap!!

Yes, this weeks sketch is up at Let's Scrap . . . and it's a gorgeous sketch with heaps of possibilities!!! I had such a fun time creating with this sketch! So without any further addo . . . here's the sketch!









Since I'm still working on all the adventures we had in Korea, this one is when we visited the Ice Gallery in October! We really had so much fun . . . unfortunately the photos I have of the sculptures are such a funny colour that they really doesn't print well so I don't thin I will be able to make a layout from inside the Gallery.











Paper from Basic Greys Marjolan Line
Circles cut with Cricut and Mini Monogram cartidge & the use of SCAL
Flowers from Basic Grey
Alphas from Jillibean Soup

This week has been such a busy week for me! I was able to do some scrapping which I will share with you later . . . have to wait for reveal days!

I have some exciting news about Scrapping Everyday Miracles We're are having a kick-off blog hop starting on June 1st with some awesome prizes to win! Check back later for all the details!!! I really can't wait for it to start!!

See you soon!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Club Got Sketch Layouts

I discovered this sketch class by Valerie Salmon through a scrappy friend of mine's blog. I haven't done an online class before and at first I wasn't sure how it work, how much time will be involved and how fast the pace of the class would be. After checking out all the detail on Valerie's block I decided to JUST DO IT! . . . and I'm so glad I took the plunge and just did it! I had so much fun, and learned even more on how to use only paper for great embellishments!! Valerie added quite a few "extras" to the class which really was so helpful! Since I joint the class late, I still have 2 sketches to complete but I would like the share the ones I've already done!

Bonus Sketch: Valerie was so kind to give us this bonus sketch to get us in a scrappy mood! Here is my creation.


I'm truly starting to love these "girly" layouts of mine with lots of layering and embellishments! It's not normally my style, but every once in a while I just like to do one!

Sketch 1: Valerie add a tutorial on these gorgeous paper rosettes that was really quick & easy to make . . . Aren't they simply gorgeous!!!


Sketch 2: Still working on this 2-pager!! Watch this space . . .

Sketch 3: This was a really fun sketch for me! I did some long forgotten pics of Ruan and I really love the end result!


Sketch 4: Such a versatile sketch and one I see myself using many more times. It seems perfect for these pics of me and my friend Ilonka playing in the snow!


Sketch 5: Great for different size pictures!


Sketch 6: I made this a 2 page layout by making a mirror image of the sketch! I think it turned out very well!!!


Sketch 7: The second double page sketch that Valerie gave us had space for 11 pics!! I love to use many photos . . . a winner in my books!!! The circle border on the bottom is such a fun & easy way to create a stunning border!


Sketch 8: Valerie did this very elegant layout with beautiful photos of her daughter which inspired me to use these picture of Monique which was taken in 2009 and never scrapped! I used the new Gabrielle paper collection from Bo Bunny and it's beautiful!!!



Remember by clicking on the picture you can make them bigger to see the detail! Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Another Let's Scrap NSD challenge layout!!

I have one more Let's Scrap NSD challenge to share with you today! I haven't scrapped in the last to days . . . I'm too excited about my hubby who's returning home after a 6 week business trip!!! This year has really been tough on us with him being away for such long periods!

Okay, onto the challenge:

CHALLENGE #11 is a sketch challenge and here is the sketch & a look at my layout!


LOVE this sketch!!!! I simply adore this picture of the two of us!! It was taken at Applebees where we went to dinner, and Ruan gave me this big bear hug . . . I love it when my almost 16 year old son do things like this in public!! It really is something to cherish!!


I used the last of my Mama Razi papers from Bo Bunny! I still had a ton of the chipboard pieces left ~ hence the layering!



I need to get working on the NSD challenges . . . It feels like the month is running out fast!!!

Toworrow I want to share the layouts I did for Valerie Salmon's Got Sketch class! Like I say in yesterdays post it was the first online class I did . . . And it was FUN!!

See you soon!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

I'm a Happy Girl!!



I am very thankful and super excited to be a part of a new and wonderful challenge blog! Nicole Brenna of Scrapping Everyday Miracles asked me to be one of the DT members of the exciting new blog! I really am super excited to share more than just scrapbooking with you through this blog! This journey will be about who we are as scrappers, but more importantly as Christians & human beings. Every one of us has a story to tell and what a privilege to share my story with each and every one of you through this blog!

Nicole and the DT have some wonderful challenges, inspiration, praise posts and a special post where we will share everyday miracles with you!! The blog is going live on June 1st. Please join us and meet the wonderful & talented DT members!!!

See you soon!!

It's NSD month @ Let's Scrap!!

Okay, so most of you know that Let's Scrap is celebrating NSD throught the month of May! We've asked some of our members to come up with challenges . . . and boy, did they deliver!! I want to share some of the layouts I've made thus far for the challenges! Here we go . . .

NSD CHALLENGE #2 BY RACHELLE - For this challenge we had to scrap about time and also use the word "TIME" in your title. Rachelle give us some wonderful examples to work from. I recently discovered some of Ruan's birth pictures on my laptop, which was a HUGE surprise to me, since most of my childrens baby and toddler pictures are in South Africa. This made me very nostalgic and after reading Rachelle's challenge I knew what I wanted to do!!


Paper ~ Bo Bunny's Timepiece collection (LOVE this range!!!)

This layout came together very quickly and I couldn't be happier with the end result! Here are a few close-up shots of some of the detail!




NSD CHALLENGE #4 BY BETTY ~ Scrap a layout without any pictures! This was something I had to think about . . . I don't think I've ever scrapped a layout without a photo! For a long time I've wanted to scrap my favorite scripture to use as a decoration on my scrap rooms wall (not that I have a scrap room!!!) and this challenge was perfect to do just that!


Paper - Girls Paperie
Punch - Martha Stewart
Bling - The Paper Company

I love how the banner turned out on this layout!!!



This is it for now!! I'll be back with some more Let's Scrap NSD challenges! I also want to share the layouts I did for the very talented Valerie Salmon's sketch classes! This was the first online class I took and I had a blast . . . I will do it again in a heartbeat!! Until then . . . have a fantabulous weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

You Have To Check This Out!!

From June their will be a new kid on the blog! And to help them spread the word, they are having a awesome give away!!! The new blog is called Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

I think it is such a wonderful idea to combine my love for my Saviour with my love for scrapbooking and to scrap those everyday miracles!! They go live in June and they will have 2 challengs per month with some wonderful prizes. Please go and check out all the detail on the blog!

Here is that awesome prize you can win!


Creative Imagination IOD Line Beloved
2 pieces of each double sided paper in the collection
1- Beloved Die Cut
1- Beloved Title 12x12 Sticker Sheet
1-Beloved frames 12x12 Sticker Sheet
2- My Minds Eye Love Transparencies
1- My Minds Eye Frame
1- Package Hedi Grace Brads
1- Adorn It Clear Stickers
1- Inkadinkado Love Stamps
1- Grant lowercase letter Stamps
7- Vintage Wine Labels
3- Vellum Mini Envelopes

I'll be back tomorrow with some of the great challenges ~ and my take on them ~ that are going on now at Let's Scrap to celebrate NSD! And don't forget that tomorrow the new sketch and the DT's work will be available as well!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothersday!!!

May each and everyone of you be spoiled rotten today!


Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

This weeks Let's Scrap sketch!

This is the first week for the new DT gals reveal at Let's Scrap!! Here is the fun sketch from Cheri that we had to work with.


I wanted to do something girly with lots of embellishment to play with and I decided on Monique's Valentine Banquet pics . . . I knew I could get away with doing a girly layout with those photo's!!!

Here is my layout with some of the details hightlighted.



Cardstock ~ Bazzill
Pattern Paper ~ Echo Park
Punch ~ Easy Cut Craft
Die cut elements - Echo Park & SEI





I really love Echo Park paper packs. The colours & patterns are always so versatile & easy to work with and the element sticker sheets are full of yummy goodies that makes any page pop!

Hope to see your creation in the gallery soon!

Happy scrappin'!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

BIG month @ Let's Scrap

Can you believe we are in May already???? It seems like yesterday that we celebrated the holidays and here we are almost in the middle of 2011! Time is just flying by!!!

National Scrapbooking day will be on May 7, and to celebrate Let's Scrap is having a fabulous month full of fun challenges & games!! There is 2 sketch challenges, a bingo game, a journaling challenge and lots, lots more!! Please can join us and share in the wondeful things happening at this awesome site!!

The new DT's term started on May 1st and this week I had the pleasure of doing the Question of the Week ~ a fun one all about your favorite movie & movie star from the movie ~ and the Inspiration of the Week. I've chosen Alma Carter's fab layout Barren Desert, Awesome Paradise. Here is Alma's layout full of wonderful elements to look at!!!


You can leave Alma some love HERE!!

Tomorrow Let's Scrap will have a new sketch and the first reveal of the new DT. I hope you will drop by and check out all the layouts from some very talented ladies!!

I'm babysitting this cutie today!!


He is the sweetest & cutest little boy! I'm planning on taking lots of pics for a layout . . . Can't wait!!

Happy Tuesday!!