Sunday, November 16, 2008


I really have been a bad blogger lately, but I hope to fix that in the days to come. Today I have quite a lot to share, so grab some refreshment and get ready for a book.

I got 2 awards. One from Jazzy and one from Bonny. The first one is the Kreativ Blogger award, thank you Jazzy, and I have to share 7 things that I love.

1. My children Rainer and Katia. They are my life, my sunshine, my rain, my sustenance.
2. My Mother. She's turning 73 on Christmas Day and she is the busiest woman I know.
3. Corné, my man, my lover, my friend. He grounds me and keeps me out of mishief.
4. Creating beautiful things. Be it scrapbooking, decorating a table or planning a function.
5. My bikes. Riding on the track in a controlled environment and being allowed to be a hooligan or going on a nice sedate road trip. It's the time I let my spirit soar.
6. My friends, the people that accept me as I am and never judge me or try to change me.
7. The digi-scap community

The second is the Sweety Award and I thank Bonny for it. Now I'm supposed to pay these forward to 7 people a piece, but I've decided that today I want to give them both to each and every reader of my blog, those with blogs of their own, but most importantly for those that don't have blogs. These are the people that make it worthwhile to design for. Every visitor to my blog is Kreativ and everyone is a Sweety. Thank you for stopping by, reading what I have to share, collecting what I create and leaving a comment.

It's when America gets ready to celebrate Thanksgiving that I become very reflective and of all the holidays, it's the one I wish South Africans would adopt. But today I'll just give thanks for the many blessings I have received. The internet with all it's bad things have some people that are amazing. They give and share without "knowing" anyone out there.

I met this guy Stefan via a biking forum. He is a South African working in Saudi Arabia. We immediately got to talking as we ride the same bikes and an online friendship was formed. I mentioned that I would love a graphic tablet and pen and YES you guessed it, Stefan a relative stranger gifted me one for my birthday. I cannot tell you how I've cried about this. I got my gift on Friday, a 12 inch slim tablet and it now has place of honour on my desk.

I have met amazing people like Kim, Bunny and Jazzy through blogs and forums and these people share their talent with me on a daily basis. Jazzy has 2 new sets of word art in store. One that I adore, all about scrapbooking, that is cute and funny and so tongue in cheek and the other designed specifically for Thanksgiving and when I saw the preview, the word "Blessing" popped right out at me and gave direction for my post today. Swing by Jazzy's store and get these absolutely deliteful packs of word art.

Another lady that I'm blessed to "know" is Kristine, a whacky, crazy, beautiful designer that is just as impossible as I am. Kristine loves life and embraces it wholeheartedly. You are an inspiration my friend and when I have no mojo, there's nothing better than yakking to all te Dork Dancing Wenches. Kristine also has 2 new kits in store. The first - Rawhide - is the cutest little boy kit.

The second is Winter Wonderland, a colaboration between herself and Carjazzi Scraps. Swing by her store and check out this absolutely gorgeous blue kit.

I have been stretching myself designing and trying new things. My freebie kit I have for you today is for the DSO Color Challenge. When I saw the colours I thought back to an absolutely beautiful paper Bonny designed with a rose that was part of the kit she created for Kim's 19th Wedding Anniversary. I went mad when I saw that paper and I printed off a copy to use as gift paper.

I created this kit thinking back to that paper and I call it Sweet Rosie. It has a few elements that I created totally from scratch. I love vintage and very realistic elements, so this has some vintage rose papers, some old laces and even a ceramic hat with roses. I hope you like it. Here's a preview

And I've got 3 download links for you.

Remember to count your blessings.


Connie said...

What a fabulous kit! Thanks so much for sharing it! These papers just look wonderful!!

pkdoll said...

This kit is gorgeous!! TY for sharing with all of us--and thank you for forwarding your awards to everyone-that was so thoughtful of you to think of everyone, including those who don't have blogs. Have a great day Renee.:)

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for this MARVELOUS contribution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crops said...

Ok, spill...who is that man and how can I befriend him....LOL You lucky girl!!! I WANT ONE OF THOSE PENS!!! Hahahahah!!! Seriously now...HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!! I soo envy you! And I am sooo very happy for ya! I always say what goes around comes around...and you my friend are reaping the rewards...ENJOY it...cause you certainly deserve it!!!

Thanks so much for the rewards, I dont have the sweetie one, so I am snaggin that baby....LOL THANKS!!!

Your new kit ROCKS!!! Love those colors together and you are sooo GOOD at this...Thanks soooo much for sharing it!
Have a great week Renee!!!!!

.: Kristine :. said...

OMG Renee!!!! FABulous kit!!!!!! Way to go!!!

Thanks so much for the lovely awards...I am truly blessed to have you in my life. I can be myself, use all my best potty mouth and know that you are there with me in spirit!!!


Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 16 Nov [LA 09:00pm] - 17 Nov [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

Stash Empress said...

This kit is sooooo beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa said...

This kit is gorgeous, thanks so much! What a wonderful surprise from Stefan, how sweet was that!!

Kim B said...

WOOOOHOO- way to go GF- shiiiooot that kit is AWESOME! I know I saw a peak when you were busy - but man it's just PERFECT!
And UHUM- you think if you sent Crops and my name to your friend we would get one too???- HUH?- LOL
That's amazing- you don't find that very often!

Thanks so much for the awards and for BEING YOU Renee!OOOH was it as WOOLIES that you pushed buttons???- hee hee


Vana63 said...

Wow, Great Job!!! Thank You!!!

Peekerdo said...

Thank You very much for sharing your creations with this Beautiful Rose Kit!
I Love the embellishments, and I especially Love the character of the papers!
Many Thanks Again!

Barbwire said...

Thank you so very much for sharing this gorgeous kit with us. It is absolutely beautiful and with two daughters and two girl grandchildren I will certainly make lots of layouts with it.

lovetocraftbetty said...

Wow! What a gorgeous kit - love the color combinations!! Your elements are awesome.
Thanks very much for sharing.

Vicki (Chickivaney) said...

Thanks so much, and for the QP too!

xashee's corner said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Thank you so very much for sharing your creative talent!!! Have a LOVELY weekend! :D

Shannon said...

Beautiful Renee! You are so talented and I am in such awe! Thank you very much!

Kirsten said...

Thank you so much for this lovely kit :-)).

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 10 Jan [LA 09:00pm] - 11 Jan [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

RoseAddict said...

Wow! Beautiful - fabulous - lovely - marvelous - gorgeous - words cannot begin to express how much I love this kit! Thank you!!!!

amsangel said...

GORGEOUS kit!! Thanks for sharing and leaving the links up. (I hate stepping in pet food - we have a cat.)