life is for living. each day, every moment - try to make it memorable

Friday, June 18, 2010

how time flies...

hi guys

well, the last post i did was 2nd may and i can't believe how time has flown. what has the last 5 weeks brought me?

well my birthday. we went to capetown fish market with friends and had a lovely evening - thanks guys for joining me
then morgan's party - 1st birthday. awe.... shame it was so cute all the little friends. she thoroughly enjoyed it and was so spoilt. thank you to all her maaitjies who helped her celebrate
then it was morgan's birthday. can't believe my baba is 1 already. i remember being in hospital like it was a month or two ago.... where does the time go?

then after all the celebrations we all got sick. morgan started it off with a cold, and gave me tonsilitis. can you believe - who gets tonsilitis in their 30's? apparently me. i haven't been sick for 3 years and was i sick. i have to be off work for a whole week - never ever before

morgie poohs is still sick. she has sinusitus and is on her second lot of antibiotics. poor sausage, its not fair that little ones must get sick. i'm really hoping its coming to an end now because the medicine is giving other side effects

so work is going well. far too much cappaccinno's thanks to sammy -sams. its all good, we are really having a good time and hopefully making a difference. isn't that what its all about?

busy with a cute layout for morgan - just don't have any pics yet. just bought a whole lot of credits from photobox so i'll be printing very soon (she hopes)

love to you all


Sunday, May 2, 2010

new hairstyle

a change is as good as a holiday they say

so here is the new me. the colour hasn't come out properly with the light, hairdresser put loads of highlights in and layered it all over

morgie poohs seemed to like it

Friday, April 30, 2010

blog hop - are you going to join?

this weekend scrapbook challenges are organising a blog hop. i keep reading about these event, but am yet to participate. i hope to do my first one this weekend!

so what do you need to do to get this blog hop going? firstly do a layout from this sketch:

1. Create a post on your blog.

2. Post a link to Scrapbook Challenges.

3. Post a link to Pamela's blog to start the DT blog hop.

4. Post a link to this Hop On board to view the members blogs.

5. Post the sketch for the hop.

6. Post the layout you made that is based on the sketch.

7. If you want to post a giveaway of your own, then feel free to, but also don't feel like you have to.

** You can make your post and add to the list any time before Midnight MT May 2nd.

** Please do not add your link to the list until your actual post is up.

** Please do not post your post before 9am MST on April 30th. The hop actually starts at 10am on the 30th. But feel free to write your post up and schedule it ahead of time if you can do that with your blog.

** Don't feel like you have to hurry up and get it posted immediately. We will be "hopping on" all weekend.

** Instead of linking to the next person, link back to this "Hop On" thread so people can move on the next person posted.

Why not try it, sounds like great fun!!

Happy Scrappin'


Saturday, April 24, 2010

my little girl is growing up

11 months next week, where has the time gone to? i can't believe my little baba is almost no longer a baba. she is so cute and we are really enjoying her each and every day

check out her blog, i've uploaded some pics of her with friends, furry as well!

she is standing for a few seconds by herself now and i'm hoping she'll walk soon

she loves to laugh, clap and doesnt' stop talking....... i've been taking some really cute pics of her, which i plan to do some really cool layouts with. i have more ideas than i have time to do

here she is last week, 21st April, clapping her hands. she loves to clap hands and duane sings clap hands to her. she is wearing her cute nike tracksuit bought by cousins taylor

take care, happy scrappin'


Monday, April 19, 2010

hello you all

i've been so busy with morgan and work and the shop....... so how are you all?

morgan is sooooooo cute. we are just loving every minute with her. she was so tired tonight because she didn't have her afternoon sleep at granny's house (and thats another story) so when i gave her the bottle tonight she fell fast asleep in my arms. aaaawhhh yes i know, couldn't take her to bed for ages. was watching her lying their in my arms, so precious

so scrappers, Prima have their design team call out at the moment. don't you just love their products, their paper is fantastic and as for those flowers..... well

so here is the link - give it a try. what you got to loose?

just a thought for Kirsty and her little one, Lexi. Our prayers are with you my friend


Friday, April 9, 2010

Whats new

Well my job at PERCCI is going well. I can't believe how time has flown

I have managed to get one or two layouts done, but my scrapbooking is way behind. I haven't finished my February Project 12 layout - oops.

Morgan is growing so fast. I am trying to be organised in order to spend as much time at weekends and be home early enough to feed her, bath and a little playtime.

I am reading Jeffrey Archer's 'Paths of Glory' and am throughly enjoying it. It is so different to anything else he has written and is bringing back lots of memories of Kilimanjaro. Here is a picture to remind you of what I achieved!

Reading about Everest and watch Discovery World is 'Everest - Beyond the Limit' and I can't honestly say that I wouldn't like to give it a go.

Do you have a dream that just seems unrealistic? What are we suppose to do with these dreams/goals that we have?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Where have I been?

Bet your wondering where I have been, well I started a new job at Port Elizabeth Regional Chamber of Commerce last week as the new Financial and Admin Manager. I have been so busy leading up to my starting date and obviously once I was there.... well lets just say time flies!

So have you all managed to get some scrapping done? The Project 12 February deadline is looming closer and closer - 20th March. Get your layouts in as soon as you can.......

I will be posting the March layout this week - be sure to pop in to see what its all about

Jacqui is finishing another cruise tomorrow, and docking in New York for the day. Then they are off again to another fantastic island hopping cruise. Oh the life of a cruise ship photographer!

Check out Scrapaholics Blog as it is our 2nd Birthday and we have some specials in store for you. We are open on Monday, 22nd March  - so I hope you will pop in to say hi.

Now I must get moving on my project 12 layout - see you soon with the finalised project


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Project 12 January sketch

For the January Project 12 challenge I chose to do the sketch.

Here is my go at the challenge, it looks better than the photo - spent ages trying to photograph it and crop it but I'm out of practice with this obviously!

hope you are going to do the challenge, even if you don't enter the competition. its great to know you will have an album done by the end of the year

i'm busy with a cute layout of morgan, watch this space. will be back soon

happy scrappin'


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Win 2 spaces on a Caribbean Cruise

Caribbean Cruise Getaway 2010

Scrapbooking & Beyond, Paper Creations, and Croptopia Getaways are offering one lucky winner and a friend to join them on the fabulous Caribbean Cruise Getaway 2010!

To enter this exciting contest, submit your favorite “Love and Romance” 12 x 12 layout.

Contest will be open Feb. 15 – July 1. Winner will be announced on July 15.

The Lucky Winner will receive:

•An inside cabin for them and a friend; port charges, gratuities and taxes will be extra

Click here for all the exciting scrapbooking classes and cruise details that are included!

•Additionally, the winning layout will be published in the Winter 2011 issue of Scrapbooking & Beyond!

•1 year Subscription to Scrapbooking & Beyond and Paper Creations magazines!
Please note that it doesn't include airflights - but its wonderful prize to win!
Happy Scrappin'

Monday, February 15, 2010

Royal Caribbean

happy valentines day to you - hope you were spoilt and treated like the special person you are.

I dropped my little sister off at the airport on Friday lunch time - she is off to the states to work on a cruiseliner. wow, that sure was harder than i had imagined! Jacqui flew to New York and stayed over on Saturday night then climbed about the Explorer of the Seas and is now cruising her way to the Bahamas. Oh the life!

Imagine the awesome pictures we are going to scrap when she gets back.... come home safe sista bear

Don't forget the Project 12 January layout needs to be sent in by Friday, 20th February - don't miss out

Please send your layouts to to be uploaded onto the Scrapaholics blog - or leave a comment with a link at

Here is the February Sketch to get your ideas going!

Happy scrappin'


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blog giveaways

Visit Crazy Daisy Kits for their awesome giveaway! all you need to do is tell them what you love (and my list was endless.....) and your in the draw

How easy is that???

good luck

Thursday, January 28, 2010

win some blog candy with erika

hi everyone

i came across this awesome cardmaking and stamping site Ink Cut & Fold where Erika is giving away soooo much blog candy. Check out her blog and spread the love

Good luck!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Quick Mini Christmas Album

Have you already downloaded your Christmas photos, sorted through them and printed them out? If your like me, that usually gets done towards Easter! But since 2010 is my year for getting organised, and TIME is my new buzz word, i've been proactive this year.

I created this mini Christmas Album for my sister-in-law to remind her of her holiday at home (she lives in the UK with her fiance). It was our little Morgan's first Christmas, and we all enjoyed watching her with the paper and presents!

Take rectangle chipboard pieces for your pages. I used 5 12cmx8cm chipboard, including cover and back. Since you need to cover 10 sizes, select either 5 double pages (you get 2 pages covered from 1 sheet) or 10 single pages. Choose Christmas paper, with greens and reds if you are going for the traditional Christmas theme.

Firstly I covered each chipboard sheet. I put the double sided tape (medium or thick tape) onto the chipboard and then put the paper onto the chipboard. It is easier to then cut the paper from the chipboard with your craft knife.

I then chose my pictures to fit each page. It is a good idea to have some jumbos, 2 ups, 4 ups as well as 6 ups for this project. I like to pick and chose and love to have a variety of printed photos to play around with.

After embellishing each page, do some journalling (i put the menu onto one of the tags) as well as some colour coded ribbons on the rings.

Enjoy this quick and easy project. It is a perfect gift, or a reminder of hopefully a wonderful Christmas.

Busy Bee

Time certainly flies when your having fun! This is my last week "off" work as my sister in law and her finance have been visiting from London. Its always sad when they leave, not only because it'll be a few months until we're all together again - but this time because I know my holiday has come to an end!

I've made a quick easy mini album for them of our Christmas together. Watch this space for the pics and instructions. You should start downloading your pics and sorting through them. Lets get organised this year and not leave the Christmas projects until Easter (which I have been known to do once or twice)

OH! And the most exciting news of all, I'm going to be Maid of Honour at my sister in laws upcoming wedding - YAY! That is uber exciting, can't wait


Monday, January 4, 2010

Greetings for 2010

Happy New Year! Hope this year is truly amazing for you and your families. May you all be blessed with good health, fun times and prosper beyond your wildest dreams.

If you are following the Ali Edwards blog have you decided on your word yet? If you haven't followed her blog, she challenges everyone to have a word that you want to focus on and be inspired by. A word that will represent what you want from the new year, what will 2010 be for you?

My word is TIME. Time for God, better time management, time with my family, quality time with my baby, time to scrap and time for me. Everyday you think about your word and with that thinking also needs to come action - in order to fulfill your desire for the new challenges and new doors that open this new year for you.

We had a fantastic few days break in East London and Port Alfred. Its always nice to get away to family and friends isn't it?

I'll be back soon with some pics and a layout or two I'm sure!