Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Little Bit of Me


I have been threatening to start my own blog for ages and ages, but unfortunately life and responsibilities have always intruded. Last week Thursday I bit the bullet an registered and promised myself that by the end of the weekend I'd have my first post up. So here goes.

I'm a mom of 2 gorgeous children, my son Rainer (20) and daughter Katia (18), that you're sure to get to know as time goes by. I work as an advertising exec for a cellular phone supplier and I LOVE digi-scrapping. I discovered digi-scrapping about 18 months ago and I haven't looked back.

Starting out in this form of scrapping was hectic. Everything I found was tag size and I was screaming for some GOOD stuff. Someone was kind enough to point me in the direction of Kim B's blog and once I discovered that she was a fellow South African, a beautiful friendship was born. Shortly after that Kim kindly invited me to become a CT member and as they say "the rest is history". Kim THANK YOU for everything you do for the digi community, your generous heart, your beautiful kits and your ever kind words regarding my LO's. It's an honor, a privelege and a labour of LOVE to be on your team. The rest of the girls on the team are also the most gorgeous honeys you are ever to meet.

Then we have Kristine, the crazy, effervescent Dork Dancing Wench that kept on RAK'ing me with her wonderful kits. Well, being the shy, retiring type (this all said with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek) I just invited myself to be part of the Wench'd Grafix Design team as well. There I met another bunch of crazy (said in the nicest possible way) girls.

I also want to make a special mention of the QUEEN MARSHMALLOW, Bunny Cates, you are such a darling and your advice and help over the time has always been deeply appreciated.

KIM (I'm still going to figure out how to do the linking thing) and BUNNY have created the most AMAZING, most BEAUTIFUL and most HEARTFELT kit for our CT Leader Jazzy that lost her daughter Lori a while back. I BELIEVE is a kit in memory of Lori and her favourite saying "It only takes a fairy" was inspiration for a whimsical kit that I cannot stop scrapping with. I think I've made about 8 LO's since I got it last week Thursday (yes about 3 a day because I didn't scrap yesterday). Here's one I did this afternoon of my Noa Brat

I call it Into the Looking Glass as Noa was playing with the other "baby" in the mirror.

I've also made a little freebie frame to match the kit that I'd like to offer up as a giftie for my first ever blog post.

It's a wooden cluster frame with some of the elements in the kit. You can collect it here :

And please leave a comment, I'd love to hear from all the other scrappers out there.

Speak to you all soon.


Kristine said...

Well its about time woman!!!!! Doin' a wee dork dance all over your blog....just 'cuz I can and 'cuz yer cute....bwahahahahaha!!!


Jackie said...

YAY RENEE!!!!!!! Doin my own dork dance all over your blog & leavin ya LOTS & LOTS of luv!! MWAHS

Unknown said...

I am not a Marshmellow!!!!!!
love the blog,
love love love the layout!

oh and that there freebie aint too bad EITHER! hahah!!!

Seriously, it looks great girly!
Adding you to my MORNING STOPS folder. LOL...

Kim B said...

WOOOHOO- Ok I just picked myself up off the floor first- then sat and wiped the drool that fell out my open mouth off my chin so I could type here- WAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
It looks AWESOME girl!! And LOVE the frame! Simply STUNNING!!

Sending MOERSTE hugs

absolutartist1 said...

Looks great, hon! What to say tomorrow is always a problem!! LOL

Crops said...

And it looks FANTASTIC!!!!
LOL at Bunny....(Marshmellow...hahaha) have another drink Bunny....hehehe
I better bookmark ya before I forget...I still have no time to start my own, but its great looking at all your guys blogs!


Shannon said...

Yea!!! Your blog looks great dear! I agree with you - Bunny and Kim's kit is fabulous!! Welcome to the blog worl - gonna add you to my links now! :) (((HUGS)))

Mojo said...

At last I have another dork dancing blog to visit. Must add you to blog roll now, it looks great. Love the banner.

Beth said...

I'm LOVING your blog Renee!!!!! Woohooooooo! You seriously are on a HOT scrapping streak with all of your wonderful layouts with Kim and Bunny's new super-kit!!! Have a blast with your new 'home online.' I'm going to stop by on my usual rounds when I get on now! {{{HUGS}}} for ya from me!!!

Unknown said...

Your new blog is lovely Renee. Love the LO, I left you a little love at DSO as well, where I first saw this LO. Thanks for the lovely frame.

mizamigo said...

Thank you so much for the gorgeous frameset. KimB sent me to get it!! Your blog is set up fantastically. I really like the layout, too.

xashee's corner said...

Big CONGRATS on your first blog and thank you so much for the BEAUTY of a freebie! Have a WONDERFUL day! :D

Being Mrs Miles said...

Yay Renee,

What a great day,
To come out and play,
To express yourself this way,
You have a lot of good stuff to say.

Congrats on your bloggie, I look forward to getting to know you more. Thanks for your generosity!


Mozz said...

Hi and welcome to the world of bloggers.. I got here cos Diane aka carjaziscraps left a comment on my blog cos I nabbed some of her papers, so after popping over to her blog to leave a message I followed her link to wenchdgrafix and she said we should all come over here and get a freebie lol..
So here I am.. I reconize most of the names here lol..
Anyway congrats on your blog and shall pop over from time to time..
Thank you for your lovely frame as well...

LouCeeCreations said...

Congrats on the blog Renee, I was always surprised that you didn't have one with all the beautiful work you do, I shall look forward to pop over here to see your layouts. Thanks for the frames too, reat work hun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Renee!

Thank you so much for the freebie frame, it's so pretty! I saw your link on Kristine's blog and just had to come on over and check it out! I just LOVE that LO.... so adorable!

Congrats on the new blog! :)

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.