Sunday, 24 September 2017


These are the pages I have done for September 2017 ... I am having so much fun using up scraps and doing a page a day.
Front page for Book 3 of 2017 ~ Just need to journal.

Can't believe a year has passed since we were in New Zealand for the wedding!!!!
Mom's birthday dinner on 19 September.

Love these photos of 2 of my best friends.

Saturday, 23 September 2017


23 September 2017: I picked Connor up at Steph's house and we went off to The Victorian Secret in Benoni for brunch.  Steph was working today so we decided to support her endeavours ~ She works in the bakery side of the business so we got a box of take-away deliciousness for Steph's parents.

 I love this boy endlessly
We started off with a peanut butter milkshake and then this work of art was my meal ... The King George
After we ate I ordered a latte and finished up the sewing on this page which I started last night ...

I am now working in September 2017 so am pretty up-to-date with my chronological albums ~ Just need to buy a third album for 2017.

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 ...