Saturday, 31 December 2011

A Precious Memory

Time spent together with the people you love are so precious especially when they live very far away! This photo of my dad and I at my eldest son, Shaun's wedding is very special to me. The Kaisercraft Chanteuse collection was just perfect to scrapbook it....the sentiments on the papers reflect and embrace my feelings....he is a wonderful father and Oupa and is very much TREASURED and CHERISHED by all of us!

                                   

Friday, 30 December 2011

Pion Designs Waiting for Santa II



This collection that I received from Kim once again gave me the opportunity to not only scrapbook one of the topics I love so much: CHRISTMAS but to visit precious memories of my younger days. This is the ONLY Christmas photo I have of my late mother and I ......and because it is such a lovely and precious photo, I scrapbooked it TWICE! The second one has been removed for publication



This is another special photo I treasure....my beautiful Mum with her 3 daughters.


Then I did 2 non-Christmas layouts...I enjoyed this challenge!
One of the few photos I have of a young me...I see my love of jewellery started back then already!!!

                                     

Scrappy Kapers Project

One of my parcels from Kim included the Pion Designs STUDIO OF MEMORIES collection...so very pretty and elegant with the soft blue and pink pastels making it suitable for a variety of themes.





Thursday, 29 December 2011

School Days

If you're like me, you probably have a huge collection of photos of your children's years at school....... school is such a BIG part of their lives and there are always so many opportunities for photos.
I used a2zScraplet school theme titles and other embellishments; the titles, in particular, are truly inspirational and can add a very special touch to your layouts! The first layout is of my youngest son in Yr 1.












I ordered the Kaisercraft Class of 87 collection and had so much fun doing these layouts!








Wednesday, 28 December 2011

ANOTHER WINNING LAYOUT!!!

Oh WOW!! Received a FIRST PRIZE in the scrapbookawards Oct/Nov competition plus 4 PEOPLE'S CHOICE awards. The layout that won the Family category is one I designed using a2zscraplets and here it is to share with you.......


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Perth Extravanga

Just before Christmas I received the best news ever!!!! An email from Kim, the owner of Scrappy Kapers in WA ):
" We are prepared to pay your tickets etc across for the April Extravaganza, because Finnabair ( from Poland) would like to meet you personally.  She loved what you had done with the papers that she had designed."
Here are my layouts using the Dreamer collection by 7 Dots Studio.





So I will be flying to Perth for the Extravaganza 28/29th April next year.....Gerry van Gent from Netherlands wil be there too doing workshops ....am so excited and looking forward to a very inspiring and creative weekend:)...there are going to be 150 of us attending....can you imagine what a buzz that will be....150 scrapaddicts together!!!!! This will be a first for me.....it promises to be something really special.
....mmmm, this hobby of mine is sure becoming so much more...and I am going with the flow and enjoying the journey!!!

SCRAPPY KAPERS DESIGN TEAM

A few months ago, I was privileged to be invited to join Scrappy Kapers' DT. Receiving those wonderful surprise packages every month is a real TREAT and challenge! Here are the first layouts I designed using Bo Bunny Ad Lib collection.









TERRIFIC THEME SETS

Being on the a2zscraplets Design Team means many, many opportunities to use their chipboard products. I have been a fan for many years and so was delighted when I was invited to join the Team beginning of the year...my BEST birthday present!!! One of my favourite scraplets are the THEME SETS as they are 'THE ALL IN ONE' ultimate package for scrapbookers!! They include the title and matching embellishments.... cannot get it better than that!!!







The Butterfly Kisses layout won FIRST Prize in the LOVE category in the scrapbookawards competition for Aug/Sept and I was delighted to receive a terrific digital camera.

Christmas with a2zscraplets

It is no secret in my family that I LOVE Christmas.....and it has to be near the top of my 'LOVE TO SCRAPBOOK' list.....to capture the love, joy and happiness is truly pure pleasure:) Having awesome chipboard titles and shapes to use, is the cherry on the cake! a2zscraplets Christmas 2011 new releases are truly inspirational and add a very special touch to any layout. I am blessed to be on their Design Team and thoroughly enjoyed designing these layouts using them....sit back with a cuppa and enjoy the viewing.......