Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Perfect Together - FabScraps

I quickly wanted to share a layout created with the FABULOUS new Shabbylicious collection from Fabscraps!!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this collection . . . every little thing about it!  The papers are GORGEOUS, the die cuts are perfect to use with the theme of the paper and embellishment, and the album is stunning!! 

Here is my first layout created with this range -  Perfect Together

For this I used several Shabbylicious papers for layering, some doilies, flowers and pearls.  I painted the die cut titles with Ranger Distress paint and added some layered butterflies.

You can see full instructions from this layout by clicking HERE!

Wishing you a Wonderful Wednesday!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Daddy - Kaisercraft

This layout has been on my heart for a very long time!  My dad died unexpectedly in 2000, and I took me a really long time to come to terms with the fact that my dad is no longer here on earth with us.  It's been 13 years since his passing, and I still want to call him at least once a week and every time something happens in our lives, I want to share it with him.  I always wonder what he would think about the person I am today . . . what his thoughts would have been about Llewellyn, his first great-grandchild.  I still cry  when I see something that reminds me so much of him - Llewellyn's eyes and his "kwaai kyk".  

Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, Martha Stewart, Prima,

Daddy . . . I still miss you everyday!  Thanks for making me who I am!  Love you!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dear Llellie - Kaisercraft

Before I share this layout with you, I have to tell you the story/inspiration behind this page!  Our grandson, Llewellyn was born 18 months ago.

And although we had a really tough time with Monique's pregnancy, we loved this little blessing from the start.  One thing I was not prepared for, was the love - pure adoration and unconditional love - my husband would have for this little person!  This love, I had not seen in my hubbies eyes EVER before now!  Not for me, and not for our children . . . and I KNOW that he loves us with all his heart!  I just know that from the moment Llellie was born, he wrapped his grandpa around his tiny little baby fingers . . . and grandpa didn't struggle one-little-bit to "escape" Llellies grip on his heart!

And it's the SWEETEST thing to watch!  So, I wanted to tell this sweet little boy about his grandpa's love . . . I wanted to have this treasure recorded for years to come and the only way I know how to do this is by putting it together in a layout!  I've added an envelope to the layout and in the layout are 2 letters written to Llewellyn -  one from his Grandpa and one from me.

I used Kaisercraft Miss Empire collection for this layout . . . The colors are so gorgeous!  I used my Silhouette to cut the envelope  . . .

and added lots of flowers . . .

and really loves the end result!!

I used a Amarily's sketch which I found HERE!  I simply love her sketches!

Wishing you a HAPPY Tuesday!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Simple Stories

As promised, here are a few layouts I completed recently!  First I wanted to share 2 from Simple Stores.  The first ones I created a while back, and for this I used the simply amazing Vintage Bliss range!  I really love this collection of paper!!  The colours, patterns and the overall feel of it is just what I love!!

For this layout I used a Let's Scrap sketch  ...

Let's Scrap Sketch - 6513
. . . and here is a look at my layout . . .

These are photos my friends daughter kindly shared with me to scrapbook.  Thank you, Maricshka for sharing your special day with me!  They had a beach wedding in Australia, and I felt these papers was perfect for there theme and their fun spirit! 

Here are a close-up look at some of the details on the pages . . .

And then I got to play with the new Simple Stories I {heart} Summer collection!  What a fun, bright collection!  I just love the pinwheels, and of course I used it on my layout.  Here my SUMMER LOVIN' layout . . .

Isn't this just perfect for summer time photos??  And isn't this little guys simply ADORABLE???  I could NEVER get tired of looking at these photos . . . and every time I do . . . I get this big grin on my face . . . he is just THAT cute!!

I'll be back soon with more pages!!  Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fabulicious in Las Vegas

I had a marathon scrap session last week . . . And I had a BLAST!!  The new FabScrap collections that will be released at CHA next week are just THAT beautiful and easy to work with!  I wish I could share it with you . . . but . . . I'll leave you with a photo or two from my goodies all packed up and ready to leave for Vegas! 

Oh, how I would have loved to attend CHA!!  This is still on my bucket list of things to do! One day . . .

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Yes, I am alive and well . . . I have not disappeared . . . I have not stopped scrapping . . . All that happened is LIFE!!  

And I am enjoying it!!

In January we got back after living in Saudi Arabia for 4 years, and we immediately started renovating our home . . . and I loved it!


 Then God blessed me with a wonderful opportunity to work in the scrapbook industry . . . And I am loving it!

I went on vacation to Europe right after I started working (how LUCKY am I?!?) . .  And I loved it!!

and had my daughter and grandson for an extended visit . . . and I LOVED it!!

And I have the two most important men in my life to care for every day . . .

Now things have settled down somewhat!  I am finding more time to get things done.  I have finally found some time to scrap, and I will share those layouts soon!

Thank you for sticking around while I am finding my feet in this new phase of my life!  Thank you for the e-mails and messages I received . . . I cherish them all!

Sending great big cyber hugs your way!