Friday, 22 September 2017


We celebrated Connor's birthday at Jamie's Italian ... Here is the page I created with the photos ... This is a layout I have done several times with different papers and it looks awesome each time:

This is the same layout that I did last week in my 50th album ...

I also did a blog post about using this same layout three other times ...
This was the first time I did the layout and LOVED it!!!
Then I used it in the wedding album I made for my friend AnnaMarie's daughter-in-law
Another time was as a Women's Day Scrap gift


I have been scrapping up a storm and have managed to do a page a day for 2017!!!    Right now I am so behind with blogging, admin, plucking my eyebrows (LOL!!!!!), knitting, etc. but I am on track with my scrapbooking!!! 

Here are some of the pages I have done recently with a LOT of inspiration from my friend Lynette Jacobs ... When I see a page of hers that I love I print it and then use it as inspiration.  In future posts I will post her picture and my interpretation.

I have finished Connor's 21st and My 50th (yes 4 years later!!!) and done a secret project which of course I cannot share ... So here are some pages I can share:

This is one of my favourite pages that I created this week ...
 Many of the pages I created this week were done entirely out of scraps.


This was the first Sketch Challenge (#12) that I did ~ I can't find the sketch but here is my page ... Which includes a booklet which is on the left hand side of the left hand page ...

 Here's the booklet ...

Then I tackled Sketch Challenge # 13 ...

And here is my layout with photos from Connor's 21st ... I took this photo off facebook so it isn't too clear ...


Michelle van Wyk over at I-Scrap in Krugersdorp puts out a bi-weekly sketch challenge.

The deadline for Sketch # 14 is the 24th September ... Here is the sketch ...

And here is my page ... The photos are from my 50th birthday (unfortunately my photo didn't come out very clear).

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


My Mom turned 76 on the 19th September so we took her out for dinner.

I decided on Torino's in Aspen Village (which is next door to Mall Of The South).  We have been going to Torino's since they first opened in Rosettenville about 26 years ago.  The original owner Joe was superb with customer service and made sure the food was excellent.

Now the manager is nowhere to be seen which has resulted in horrible service and food which is not great ... Disappointing to say the least!!!! 

Wendy and Steph joined us for dinner and thankfully the company was great and we had a lot of lively conversation!

 I couldn't understand why Richard kept saying "OK! Take another photo" ... Until I saw this photo ...
 He was clearly enjoying himself!!!

Gordon and Noleen couldn't join us for dinner as Gordon had been to Nelspruit during the day so they took Mom for dinner on Wednesday evening ... Noleen sent me this beautiful photo of her and Mom ...

Sunday, 17 September 2017


17 September 2017: This morning I had an appointment at the beauty salon for a mani and pedi (and I used my Mothers' Day voucher from Connor and Steph) so I took advantage and took my hunny for breakfast and had the cars cleaned at the same time ~ So killing 3 birds with one stone!!!

He is such a gorgeous human being and I love spending time with him!!!!

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Today I got a lovely surprise in the mail.  Let me give you some background ... My friend and super blogger Ally who lives in New York wrote the following on her blog ...

Have you ever wanted to belong to a gang? With strong women who have your back? Well, now you can!

Join The Vixens, the coolest girl gang around. The only requirement for admission is being my friend. If you can jump that bar, you're in.

There are perks to membership but they're secret so only members learn about them. Don't be shy; come join the gang!
Oh I would love to be a member of your gang!!!!! And would be honoured to be called your friend.
You are now both!

And today to my delighted surprise, I received this card in the mail.  So I am no officially part of a girl gang!!!
So tonight I did this page to celebrate being a founding member of The Vixens ...
And here are two other pages I worked on today ...
I got these beautiful letters from my friend Alison ~ for my half birthday ... we got this idea from my friend Samantha whose Granny used to spoil her halfway through the year as her birthday is on 27 December.  Ali and I decided that because our birthdays are in January that we would celebrate in July.

This is a page I did quite a while ago at a scrap day in Krugersdorp.  I still need to find two more photos of Connor and his Nana to finalize the page.
I am away at a two day work conference so on the weekend I will start making packs for my August project which is Connor's 21st.  I am scrapbooking on Women's Day and then we are also going away for a weekend in the month so I want to be super prepared to get as much done as possible.

Hope your Wednesday treated you gently.