Monday, February 20, 2012

Sketch Challenge @ SEM

We have a new sketch challenge today at Scrapping Everyday Miracle, and it's an amazing sketch!  In addition with having an amazing sketch to work with, we also got these truly fabulous paper collections from Nikki Sivils to play with!  Let me tell you . . . I was in heaven creating with these beautiful and fun goodies!

First let me show you the amazing sketch!

SEM February Sketch Challenge
I told you it's a wonderful sketch!!!!  And here is what I created using mostly Nikki Sivils "YOUR A HOOT!" collection!!

Adorable Beyond Measure!

I had a blast working and creating with these fun papers!  The owls are just so cute and I wanted to use all of them!!!

Here are a few more projects made with Nikki Sivils "YOUR A HOOT!" and "SCHOOL IS COOL!" collections!

2 Peas In A Pod
This layout of my kiddos still melt my heart!!  On here they were about 2 & 5 years old, but I still love their sweet little faces!!  This layout is made using mostly SCHOOL IS COOL! papers and embellishments!

I wanted to create something fun and then I decided on a little pocket mini album for Llewellyn!  I'm returning to Saudi Arabia in the next few days, and I wanted to create something where I can really express all the little things I love about this beautiful baby!  Here is what the mini looks like!

I really LOVE how this one turned out!!  Each tag in the pocket has handwritten journaling for him!  I just tell him how loved and adored he is to us!

Lastly I've made a card using the cute owls from the "YOUR A HOOT!" collection!

Thank you Nikki for sending us these wonderful goodies to work with!!  I had so much fun creating and playing with them all!!

Happy Scrappin'!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My cards and layouts for LEAP!

I wanted to share some of the cards and layouts that I made thus far for Let's Scrap's LEAP Around The World Bloghop!  This is such a fun blog hop to participate in!  There are 50 blogs that you have to shop by with some gorgeous prizes to 50 . . . 50 to be exact!!  You don't have to participate in all 50 to win!  AWESOME!!

Here is my take on some of the sketches!

Leap 1 - Mindi Browns blog

Leap 2 - Elizna Parsons Blog

Leap 3 - Jennifer Russells Blog

Leap 4 - Betty Anne Orrs Blog

Leap 7 - Margaret Kiesers Blog

I want to try and make another few layouts or cards this weekend . . . I just hope to find some time!!
Have a wonderful and fun-filled weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My first layout for Scrap Africa!

Scrap Africa is a new challenge blog that has just started at the beginning of February!  They have a sketch challenge, and I wanted to support this new "home grown" challenge blog!  We might not live in South Africa right now, but this will always be home to me!!

Here is the sketch and then what I created.

Paper - FabScraps
Pearls - KaiserCraft
Flowers - KaiserCraft and Prima
Chipboard swirls - Enmarc
Rub-of's - Scrapbook King
Punch - Martha Steward

This picture is like treasure to me!!  I only discovered it about a week ago.  It was taken back in 1942.  In the pictures is my paternal grandmother, which I never knew.  She died 2 months before I was born.  The cute little boy in the white clothing is my dad, who died in 2000.  This probably is the only picture we have of my dad.  Like I said this is TREASURE!!!

Be sure to check out Scrap Africa!  There second challenge is up already!

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Let's Scrap Sketch 2-1-12

I know this is a little bit late but I still wanted to share with you this weeks Let's Scrap sketch!  I had a blast creating this layout about Ruan!  Cheri did an amazing job with this sketch and I will be using it many times more!  Here is the wonderful sketch!

Sketch 2-1-12
And here is my take on the sketch . . .

You make life blissful!
I used all Blissful collection paper and embellishments from Authentique Paper!  I'm not a big fan of yellow, but this range is just so beautiful and vibrant!

I wanted to scrap these photos of me and Ruan, because he's at the age where kisses from mom is soooo un-cool!!  He's such a goof and I love to kiss him!  But I will need to learn not to kiss him as if he's only 2 years old.  But he will always be my baby!!

Have you checked this out at Let's Scrap???

Yes the Leap Around The World blog hop has begun . . . and it's AWESOME!!!  You can get all the details HERE!!

Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Challenge 13 @ SEM - It's all about PASSION . . .

Today is the start of the new challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!  Nicole is hosting this one and here is what she has to say!

"Happy Valentine's Day... I know it is bit early but  still want to say it!

Everywhere I go I see hearts hearts and more hearts... Red ones, pink ones, white ones, candy, paper and plastic... just hearts hearts hearts.  Which got me thinking each of us are passionate about something... each of us have things that we just put our heart into!  Col 3:23 says "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord...." Which leads me to this months challenge....

This months challenge is to scrap about something that you are passionate about.... something you are or did work at with all of your heart!  It is okay if you dont want to scrap about yourself... it could be about  anyone that has put all of their heart into doing something!

The scrap twist is to use a heart in or on your project.... "

We have a FABULOUS sponsor for this months prize . . . wait for it . . . drum roll please:


Her products are AMAZING!  So fun, bright and easy to create with!!  I know you want a chance to win the wonderful prize!!  You can check out her blog here, and her website is available here!!

The Lord really lay it on my heart what to scrap about for this challenge!!  Every time I look at this layout I get a little bit emotional!  I decided to scrap about the head of our family . . . my wonderful husband, Herman!

He's love for us, amazes me!  It's such an unselfish love . . . always putting us first, taking care of our needs, loving us!  I know this love is because of his love for God!  For me this is more than love . . . it's passion!

Here is my layout:


I used Bo Bunny's Et cetera collection papers and chipboard to create this layout!

Thanks for stopping by and we would love to see what your passionate about!!!

Happpy Scrappin'!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

LIEBSTER AWARD(s) for my little blog!!!

I'm so humbled and honored to be given the LIEBSTER AWARD by not one BUT two of my fellow scrappers!

First Katy from, and then one of the nicest ladies I know on our Let's Scrap DT group, Beth from awarded my little blog the Liebster Award.  Here is a little bit more about this blog award!!

The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that they originated in Germany.  Liebster, meaning favorite or dearest to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  Upon accepting this award, the recipient must then pass it on to 5 more blogs!

So here goes . . . Blogs that I love to visit because the ladies inspire me!!

Karien from
She's been nick-named the "Queen of Cards" over at Let's Scrap!!  She doesn't just make cards, she make pieces of art!!!!

Amy from
Amy's work is just so full of color and life!!  It always look as if she only 5 minutes to create the most beautiful layout!!  I love her style!!!!

Alma from
The sweetest and nicest lady with a wonderful flair for scrappin'!  You have to see her 2-pagers . . . STUNNING!!!

Michelle from
Mich knows how to live life to the fullest . . . and her layouts reflect that!!  Vibrant, funky and fun!!!!

Elizabeth from
This lady inspires me on so many levels!!  Her blog posts are full of what she feels and believes.  She has the ability to put into words what I feel!!

Please take a moment to visit these inspirational woman and there blogs!!  Thanks again to Kate & Beth for making me feel special today!!

Blessing to you all!!

This little man is 1 month old today!!!

This little man is 1 month old today!!! He is so sweet, and at the same time oh-so-serious!!!!! 
He's the softest and cuddliest little thing!!! He  truly is a blessing to all of us!!
Little Llewellyn 
Just look at that face . . . so serious and sooooo kissable!!!  I just want to smooch him all day & everyday long!!!!

I've taken about 1,000,000 photos of our little cutie, but sadly hasn't had the time (not to mention the fact that all my goodies are in Saudi Arabie . . . grrrr so frustrating!!!!!) to do any layouts!  I can't wait to get back home and start scrapping up a storm!!!!
I'll be back soon with some scrappy inspiration!!

Happy Wednesday!!!