Wednesday, 2 August 2017

SURPRISE IN THE MAIL

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.

SCRAPPING AND KNITTING ... Love them both!

On Sunday I took my car for a much needed wash ... While I waited I had a coffee at Mugg & Bean and did a couple rows on one of my knitting projects.  Love to kill two birds with one stone!!!

I have still been scrapping up a storm and today ... 2 August 2017 ... will see me up to date with 2017 except for my hunny's trip to Dundee.  There are hundreds of photos and I want to do a double layout on the weekend.

So here are some pages I worked on recently together with the pages I used as inspiration for my layouts ...

 My friend Lynette Jacobs is a constant source of inspiration ...



Another Lynette Jacobs piece of inspiration ...
 Although I had to change the sized significantly to fit the photos I needed to scrap ...
 And again on the facing page ...
 Can't locate the pages I used as inspiration for these two layouts:


Hope you are having a great week.

Friday, 28 July 2017

TARGET IN SIGHT ... LOCKED AND LOADED!!!!

I set myself a target of getting my 2017 pages up to date by the end of July and that target is in sight ... Here are some pages I have done this week ...


My inspiration ... for this charity day where we raised money to spay stray dogs.
 LOVED this page so I used it as inspiration for this page of our farewell coffee with our friend Anne.  I decided to drag out my stamps and use them on this page ... then I did a bit of stitching on the letters ... I am CRAZY about stitching on my pages (thanks Lynette Jacobs!!!).
 This page I based on the facing Mother's Day page that I did the other evening.

This is half of the double page we did at the Spay a Stray day ... I will use the other half for something else.
This is the bonus single layout we got at the Spay a Stray day which I swore I was not going to do but then got a bit brave as it looked like it would be the ideal page for this In Memory page of my Mom-in-Law.  I used the original messages we put in the newspaper when she died which have been sitting in our study for 21 years and they look awesome.  My hunny really loves this page.



Thursday, 27 July 2017

SCRAPBOOK FUN!!!

About life, creativity, photography and faith
I added some paper at the top of my layout
I am having a lot of fun in my quest to get my 2017 pages up to date by the end of July ... Yes!!! less than a week to go.  I am currently working on my May photos so it looks promising.

Here are two more pages to share ... Inspiration came again from my friend Lynette Jacobs.





Inspiration for one of my Mothers Day pages ...


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

SOME MORE PAGES TO SHARE (3)


I have been scrapping up a storm and have some more pages to show for it ...

I "lent" this page from my friend Lynette Jacobs ...

 and created this page of my hunny and his friend Gary White ...
The sewing on this page took me 4 hours!!!
Another page which I stole from Lynette ... to create this one of my boys ...
This paper is not as brown as it looks in the photo but more the green of Connor's t-shirt.  The page lent itself to a circle of sewing and I am really happy with how it came out.




 And then I C.A.S.E.d this layout of Lynette's
My Life...Perfectly Imperfect
And created this layout of Ali's precious fur-baby Malaika ...
Look at all the sewing on this page ... It looks so awesome!!!



SOME MORE PAGES TO SHARE (2)

Another gorgeous idea ...
 And my interpretation ....

SOME MORE PAGES TO SHARE

I am steaming along with the intent of getting 2017 up to date by the end of this month.  I am now starting with my pages for May ... So there is a possibility that I could attain my target.

So here are some pages that I have done recently to share and I would like to thank my friend Lynette Jacobs for all the inspiration!!!

This idea I found in one of my old idea books ... This was Connor's trip to Cape Town to see Al Bairre ... I love how this one came out and that it is made mainly out of scraps.
This is the inspiration .....


 This is my interpretation ... and adjusted to make a double page layout.
 These two are out of my head ...

 Another one from my stash of ideas ...
 And my pages ... although they are different events I used the double page idea and individualized them with different background paper.