Thursday, September 1, 2011

Spring, Save the Rhino, CT Enabling & A Freebie of Course

Hello fellow scrappers and bloggers.

I hope you have your coffee, juice, water, cold drink and or Red Bull.

Whee Spring is in the air in the Southern Hemisphere and the South African girls on Kim B's CT had a discussion this morning about having our bodies defluffed and our toe nails painted. BWAHAHA, heavy topics for early in the morning. My toe nails haven't been done as yet as I'm in serious need of a major pedi. It's warmed up a lot over the last few days and there's buds on the trees and even some green tufts in my lawn. I'm definitely a summer person and dislike the cold immensely.

Apart from it being Spring Day it's also Save The Rhino Day today and a lot of people are wearing black ribbons for this cause. Rhino poaching is rife in SA at the moment and all this for the poor animal's horn which some cultures believe has great medicinal purposes. Please don't get me wrong, I'm not against any culture, but man's greed to make huge amounts of money and the inhumane way in which this is done is what really upsets me. On Sunday the 21st August the owners of the Aquila Game Reserve were alerted to the fact that one of their rhinos had been killed and another butchered and left for dead and fighting for his life. ABSA (a beautiful selfless animal) was left in the veld with 1 horn removed and the other partially removed. I am posting the link with the news article after he died here and would like to ask everyone to note that the images posted are not for sensitive viewers, but I want to ask that even if you are sensitive, look at the images as this is the only way we can make a difference. The link to the article with images is here and like this page here on facebook to show support.

OK now on to the good stuff. It's the 1st of the month and all the designers at ScrapMatters have brought out a new Mix A Kit. I was lucky enough to get to pay with both Kim B's and GS Creations portions of the kit. And as a fairly new granny I just love these "whimsical" kits with "childlike" elements. I find that I'm more of a scenic scrapper than a conventional scrapper that uses many papers and beautiful clustering. I think the fact that I can't shove a bunch of flowers into a vase and not making it look like a disaster might have something to do with this. LOL. BUT yes, as much as I LOVE all the kits I get to play with, the fun ones are always my favourites.

Here's some LO's I did with Kim's Jump 4 Joy. Don't you just love those froggies????

And Gaye's (GS Creations) Sleepy Time. When I saw the cloud paper and element, I was in "heaven".

And now I'm going to sound like a shopping chanel, BUT THAT'S NOT ALL, Kim B has found a new exclusive home for her CU products at Sugar Hill Company and has a brand new designer grab bag up for sale. As usual it's packed with the most delicious goodies. Here's a little sneak peak.

Are you cockeyed yet, are you shouting, WHERE'S THE FREEBIE??? OK, OK, enough waffling from me. I used the current grab bag plus some goodies from previous bags to make you a little mini kit. My first in over a year and even if I have to say so myself it think it's so PRETTY.

I've got it in two downloads and you can pick up PART 1 here.
And PART 2 here

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for anothe little freebie



CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [02 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Sep. 02, 2011. Thanks again.