Thursday, November 26, 2009


Whoooohooooo, a Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. I hope you have a blessed day today. I can just imagine all the preparations that are taking place and can almost hear the tables starting to groan. Enjoy all those turkey dinners and pumpkin pie. I'm particularly jealous of the pumpkin pie as it's my favourite vegetable.

We don't have Thanksgiving here in South Africa and I always feel it's a pity, but then again, we have to be thankful for what we have on a daily basis. I'm very lucky that I'm blessed to still have my mom (she'll be 74 on Christmas Day), 2 beautiful kids (my son Rainer and daughter Katia), my precious little grand daughter Jayden and my very special man Corné. I'm blessed to have a huge, spacious house that's fully paid for, 2 cars, 2 motorcycles and good food on my table every day. More than that no one needs.

Until last year I didn't know about Black Friday sales and when I first heard the term I thought it was a bad day, BUT my gosh isn't it the most fantastic day ever. So this year I decided to join the Black Friday madness and have put my entire Commercial Use store on sale. Each item has been reduced to $1.50. The sale will start tomorrow and will end at midnight Sunday. So at least you can shop at your leisure. You can view my store here.

And Kim B has also put her store on sale. As you can see in the preview her sales are on a sliding scale over the weekend, so if you want to get really special deals, hit that store tomorrow.

She also has a new Grab Bag out for Black Friday for $3.50 only. And you know that her grab bags are always packed with an enormous amount of goodies, the one being more gorgeous than the other.

I have made a Christmas Wreath cluster frame with 1 of the products in the bag, some items from Christmas First and some of her other CU products released a while ago.

You can get it here.

Enjoy the rest of your day and happy sales tomorrow.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gorgeous Baby Kit

My dear friend Kim B has done it AGAIN!!!! Her new kit Christmas First is just too gorgeous for words. It's soft and pretty and so timeless that it's not just great for baby pics, but any glamorous LO. I just had to scrap this photo of Jayden. It looks as if she's saying a prayer and I've been looking for the perfect kit for it. Well Kimmie didn't even need a hint. She just came up with the perfect kit. You just wonder what that little face is wishing for from Santa.

Katia and the family has returned from their holiday and she brought me some beautiful photos, so now I have my scrapping and designing mojo back. I just need a few more hours each day to get round to doing all the things I want.

Remember all my new CU products available in my store, sale ends Sunday midnight.

And I made a freebie cluster frame with some elements in Kim's stunning kit. I left it very big so that you can resize it any size you want.

You can get it here. Chat soon.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Brand New Products & CU Freebie

Today I don't have much to say but I have a lot to show you. Go and grab a cup of coffee (or anything else you'd like to drink) and possibly something to nibble on too.

I have 10 new CU products in store and it's all on sale for the first week. I decided to offer it all in a bundle at $10 for all 10 products or if you don't want everything in the bundle I have each product seperately at 50% off for 1 week only.

Here's the preview of the bundle with all 10 products

And you can get it in my store here

Or the individual products

1. Baby Stitches

4 Embroidered Baby Elements that come in psd and png files. These were tests that I embroidered on my new embroidery machine before I made Jayden's quilts and thought they'd be beautiful as elements for baby kits.

Here's the preview

And you can get it in my store here

2. African Bush Overlays

5 Scenic Texturized Overlays of the African Bush. These photos were taken by my very talented friend Warren de Swardt and are used by permission

Available in my store here

3. Beading

10 Wire Bound Bead elements. Lovely to string on chains or to create cluster elements.

You can get it here

4. Charming

6 Funky Metal Charms. Will work well with the beads and the shorts are a front and back view.

Available here

5. Coral & Pearls

8 beautiful Coral and Pearl elements. Contains 2 frames, 2 single pearls, 2 pearl and coral strings, 1 coral scatter and 1 pearl scatter.

Get it in my store here

6. Fave Roses

5 Long Stemmed Red Roses. These are perfect for any kit.

You can get it here

7. Gift Box Doodles

5 3d Doodled Gift Boxes. Just add your paper and some embelishments for unique boxes for your kits.

Available here

8. Season's End Flowers

6 Pretty Pink Flower elements. These flowers were starting to lose their full summer beauty and they appealed to me because of the character they had.

You can get them here

9. Sequined Face Masks

4 beautiful Sequined Face Masks in original full color and grey scale versions. Perfect for Year End kits.

You can get it here

10. String-a-long

6 Multi colored metallic string elements. I chose them specifically to match the face masks, but they're versatile enough to be used in any kit with some bling.

Available here

All these are 300 dpi and without drop shadows.

And of course I have a CU freebie for you. It matches the Fave Roses and is a single red rosebud with a shorter stem.

You can get it here.

Have a great day.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh Boy

I thought that once I was working from home things would be less hectic, but it's as if I blink and 2 or 3 days have gone by.

I spoke to Katia again today to see how they're enjoying their holiday and to tell her I can't wait for them to get back tomorrow. Guess what? The brat informed me that they're staying until Sunday. Boohoo. I'm missing them like crazy. I haven't seen Jayden since last week Thursday and I'm definitely having baby withdrawals. I can't really begrudge them this holiday as the weather is perfect and the holiday season hasn't started yet so they don't have crowds everywhere they go.

I don't have much news today, I'll keep it for Monday LOL, but I do have a little freebie heart frame for you today. It's a dainty flower and bead frame made with some items from Kim B's Birthday CU Bags that is still on special until the 15th. If you haven't got it yet, you better high tail it to her store as they;re crammed with the most beautiful goodies.

Here's a preview

And you can get it here.

Have a marveouls day.


Monday, November 9, 2009


Tee hee, which is slang for HANGOVER here in South Africa. LOL. In true Scorpio fashion I partayed the entire weekend. Friday afternoon my friend Lilla phoned and invited me to a quick pub lunch. BWAHAHAHAHA - quick???? You have got to be joking. We had prego rolls and chips and then the owner of the estaurant found out that I was having abelated birthday party and the 1920 came out. I don't know if it's a brandy or what, but that stuff is beyond dangerous. You have it with espresso and after that we sort of forgot to go home and eventually the guys joined us and we ended up having supper and more drinks there.

Then on Saturday it was the big celebration and we all went to the tennis club early to set up. I'll tell you there's nothing worse than trying to set up tables and chairs when you have an entire marching band playing in your head. The kettle drum section was extra loud. We hired a spit and had the butcher do a sosatie spit, which is deboned chunks of meat and with that we did baby potatoes, onions and marvelous little breads that get done in a clay pot. With the party being held at the tennis club it wasn't long before some of the animals decided to play silly buggers on the tennis court and it got quite hillarious with the guys trying to play tennis to the beat of the music. We eventually got home at about 4 am and yesterday I slept late and acted like a total vegetable.

Katia, Jamie and Jayden have gone to Illovo for a week. Illovo is a coastal down south from Durban and she says the weather is marvelous. They've been gone 3 days and I'm missing them like crazy and can't wait for them to get back on Saturday and to download their photos. Hopefully I get some precious photos of Jayden to scrap. We bought her the cutest little bikini and we're lucky that she loves the water. Katia says they spend each morning in the pool.

As usual my hectic weekend has made me late with my freebies, but here's the fixed QP

And here's a cluster element I made with some goodies from Kim B's CU grab bags.

You can get it here Remember to pop by her site to see what the other ladies from the CT have for you.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Serious BLONDE Moment

And I don't mean that in a derogatory way to any of my blonde readers. BUT I made an OOOOOOPPPPPSSSSS of epic proportions. I don't know what I did, but it seems that when I did my preview of my QP freebie for yesterday I saved after I resized it. How stupid can you get. My sincere humble apologies and I'll redo the QP and post the new link tomorrow.

Unfortunately I was out the entire day and only saw that I made an oops and haven't had time to redo it. I'm soooooo sorry for my stupidity. Seems that age is starting to show it's ugly horns. LOL.

Well Kim B is still celebrating her birthday in STYLE and she has the most marvelous CU freebie on her blog today. Swing by and grab it up as her goodies are always perfection itself.

I wanted to make a little shop menu with her age on it as a price, but this year there's an odd number of candles on her cake and I decided to just make a fun and funky little menu element using some products from her PU Grab Bag. Just shows how versatile the goodies in this bag are. If you haven't got it yet I suggest you hurry and get yourself this bag, it is worth every cent.

Here's a preview of the menu element. And LOL yes, I checked the size 3 times before making this post. I have backache from trying to kick myself.

You can get it here Remember to pop by tomorrow for the fixed QP and anothe little goodie that will be revealed.

Have a marvelous day.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009


WHOOOOOOHOOOOOO, it's my friend Kim B's birthday!!!!!! Many happy returns girlfriend. I hope this is the start of the best years yet to come. Oh boy and if you go read Kim's blog today, you will see that once again she's celebrating BIG!!!! I'm deliberately not cluttering my post with too much eye candy, as I really want you to go by her blog and wish her a HUGE, BIG, BEST birthday wish ever.

Since my last blog I have been extremely busy. I had to wind up my job and train someone new to take over from me. It was quite emotional as I have been with the company for 4 years and in that time colleagues usually become family. But it was time for me to move on and start my own venture.

I also bought a new computer to handle the magazine and all my scrapbooking and I have been setting that up to my liking. Wheeee and did my pc supplier surprise me with a gift of PS CS4. Whoooppeeee!!!!! I do have some PS experience, but have always preferred to work in PSP. I'm now doing as many PS tutorials as I can lay my hands on so that I can migrate fully to that.

And yesterday was my 50th birthday. WOW, I can't believe I'm a half a century old. I definitely don't feel it and plan to have a hooligan of note party on Saturday. There's 8 of us that have our birthdays one day after the other and we have decided to all get together on Saturday and PARTAY. I'll probably regret it on Sunday, but now I'm looking forward to it.

OK, I'm sure you want to see 1 or 2 little hints of what is in Kim's PU grab bag.

Here's a LO of my darling Jayden using 2 products in the PU Bag.

And here's a LO using a picture of Disney Lizzi from Deviant Art. Isn't it just perfect for this kit???

And of course I have a freebie for you. A QP using items from the PU bag.

You can get it here Just remember to go by Kim's blog and wish her a Happy Birthday.

Love and Hugs