Thursday, December 30, 2010

Blizzard! brrrrrr

Look what I found on Tammy's blog :D

Isn't it neat? Thank you Tammy..looks GREAT!!

The QP freebie is available HERE

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Week 52 - 2010

And Week 52....I have all the confidence in the world that I stand a good chance of actually really finishing this P365/52  job! Wooohooo.... the final page is coming together one day at a time. This page below is just as full, busy and slightly confusing as the week was  hehe

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Week 51 - 2010

Wow! It's been busy! This LO has been collecting dust sitting on the virtual shelf here on my 'puter! But here it is finally :

Week 51 - 2010

The original QP is still available HERE

Have you seen Rina Kroes' new  "Whispers of Winter" Page Set? Just gorgeous.....and many more add-ons coming this weekend...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Week Five December 2010

I was so busy between church and celebrating a friend's birthday yesterday, that I never did get around to post this....not that I personally have any snowy pictures for this page ;-) but it sure is cold where I am...

and you can download this freebie HERE

I have a page to post, but that will have to wait just a little bit longer! catch you all soon!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Week 50 - 2010

The second week of December is all done. I have to write myself a BIG reminder that I have a turkey to cook for tomorrow...I'm cruising along, scrapping and baking (fruit cake turned out great!) and seem oblivious to the fact that tomorrow is Christmas Eve. ACK!!!

Maybe I'll watch 'Nutcracker' tonight. That is bound to put me in the holiday feel!!!

So here is my Week 50 and the QP freebie is still available here

Last night I got this image in my inbox! Tanya was kind enough to share her LO using this QP with us. Thank you Tanya!!!

I'm off to go write myself a BIG note on the bathroom mirror so I don't forget to start cooking early tomorrow ;-)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Week 49 - 2010

And I finally get to post my own QP...well not that it looks much like the original anymore ;-) As often I had way more than one picture a day that needed to be shown, so I added them...naturally! I also changed the LO from square to rectangular, all ready to be printed.  Of course seeing as I've change this one so much it means I can use my original again and no one will notice hehehe.

The original QP is still available HERE.  The wordart I used is by Jennifer. You can find it HERE

Week 49 -2010

I'm on a roll now! Yesterday's pudding is made and the fruit is soaking for the fruit cake (my most favourite cake of all) ready to be baked later today! YUM!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Week 48 - 2010

So this is the last few days of November. There is one more page full of goofy pictures of my birthday party - see me there in my dress-up clothes? I was a draughts (checkers) board and had a chess game in progress on my hat. My beautiful jewelery is all game pieces...ah yes, the last word in fashion for sure! And the rest of the friends looked equally grand. Won't be posting that page...all you'll have is a bunch of blurred out faces ;-0 No fun :D

For full credits please see HERE

Just adding finishing touches to the next pages...but now it is time for dinner first...and maybe I'll whip up a fruit (steamed) pudding for Christmas Eve dinner...hmmmmm.

I used this recipe...a winner every time!

Credits for the digi goodies used HERE

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week Four in December!

Getting better slowly and of course I have lots of scrapping to catch up on! Am I ever glad I made these QP's though...they are really saving my 'skin' this month. I haven't posted my pages yet as I'm waiting to get some pictures from friends, before I finalize which ones to use. I like to keep my options open :D is the next page for you. All Christmassy because after all this week includes Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I'm sure I will be adding at least one extra page of pictures in my book just for the pictures from those 2 days.
You can download the freebie HERE - Enjoy!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Studio Gypsy Lottery Ticket

Whichever way you look at this get your money back...and then some. Go HERE to check this great deal out!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Week Three in December!

I'm kinda keeping up with pages and will be posting them later this week. Colds and coughs are always a nuisance, but no more so than this time of the year when there is so much fun to be had...sniff sniff, cough cough... ;-)

Here for today is the 3rd Quick Page for December. Getting a bit more of a Christmas feel here....time to put up the tree if you haven't already, time to get the baking done and put the final touches to those gifts!!

Hope you find it useful! :D

You can download the QP HERE

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Week 2 December 2010

It was so cool to find the last QP in a gallery this morning. I get such a kick out o actually seeing the QP's used. I have the strong suspicion that very few QP's downloaded are actually used in reality. I hope I am wrong. Thank you Marilynn, aka Scrappy Diva for posting this one :D

and here is the QP for the week to come.

Country Christmas is available at Studio Gypsy HERE . Winterland is not currently available.

Download your freebie HERE

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The First Week of December

Here we are - the last month of the year - WOW!

I mentioned a freebie yesterday. What happened was that I knew December would be very busy indeed, so in October I made myself a set of quick pages for my p365/52 weeks in December. Then I thought that they may be of great help to you too, as you may be just as busy as I am!

My last week of November I ended on a Tuesday instead of Thursday, and made the first week of December run from Wednesday to Saturday (4 pictures) and from then on the rest of the month runs from Sunday through Saturday. So sometime on the weekend prior to the week coming, I hope to post the QP for the upcoming week. That way you can just slip those pictures in and add journalling at the end of the day, and so keep up quite easily!

I hope you will find it useful!

So this is what the page for this week looks like and you can download it HERE

Here is another cool product for busy folks everywhere - a set of Christmas Cards by Rina Kroes. These are also available in 4 seperate sets of 4 cards each. Take a look HERE

I still have weekly pages to finish off and post, so I had better  get cracking! I hope to get my Christmas tree up soon too!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What's in Santa's Sack?

Check out this thread at Scrapbook-Elements

I have a week-per-page set of Quick Pages for you for December. Just have to put out a few proverbial fires in my neck of the woods and then I'll be tending to that (and those 'missing' Weekly page LO's ;-) )

Monday, November 22, 2010

Week 45 - 2010

Brrrrrr winter arrived with a bang this year. Unfortunately the snow brought a tree down on the road and we were without power for most of Saturday. I had planned to do lots of scrapping....but the good thing is that my Christmas cards are all sorted, addressed and all that sort of time consuming stuff. And it was cozy in front of the wood stove ;-)

So today I did manage to do one week's page. Got last week's to do still. Not many pages left for this year now...

I used goodies from Rina Kroes' new 'Burnished' Collection. Click the image for specific credit links.

Week 45 - 2010

Last week's one will still be fall...but this week's page looks like it is definately a winter page...I'm going to have to dig in my stash for winter kits ;-)

Hope to be back tomorrow with Week 46!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What I am Thankful for....

Just a small sampling - this is for the the 'I'm Thankful For...' challenge at ScrapbookGraphics

Click the image for credits in the gallery :-)

What are you thankful for...can you fit it all on one page? I couldn't fit it all in a book. I'm so blessed....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Images of Autumn

I say this every year, but the colours of autumn are so very beautiful. Rich, saturated, intense, glowing.....aaaahhhh

Visiting at friends' place last Sunday, the sun was shining so beautifully and the colours in their garden glowed. So I took my trusty old camera and snapped away. Of course a visit includes coffee...and it looked so good I needed a picture of that too. Yum! It was as good as it looks!

Images of Autumn

I used a new page set by Rina Kroes "Burnished" for the LO. Rina already has the danglement in her store and borders, cluster frames and stacked papers will be available on Sunday (Nov 14)

The Danglement

Now if you sign up for the Scrapbook-Elements newsletter before Nov 17, you will receive this gift from Rina -

I also made my LO into a QP for you. Sans a couple of pieces that were not from the page set. And I noticed there was a 'white hole' on the preview image...fortunately I saw that in time to fix the QP's. All the holes are where they should be ;-)

Click on the image or HERE to get the freebie.

There is also a gorgeous Quick Page Freebie featuring 'Burnished' on Rina's blog 'The Reluctant Recluse'

And on this Remembrance Day - let us not just remember those who fell, but also those who stayed behind : the widows, the orphans, the childless. And those who live for generations with the scars of war....they are still paying the price - never forget.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Week 44 - 2010

I have a sneaky feeling this year is speeeeeding to an end. It's been quite a year...but it's been a good one!

Here is Week 44  I win the prize for the goofiest family members....but then I guess as far as the sons go, I must be partly 'responsible' but I love 'em all...oh how I love 'em :D

Friday, November 5, 2010

Motorcycles Anyone?

I think this picture is quite a classic. It is in very bad shape, so to show it smaller is a good idea. Lisa's new kit 'The Gathering' worked so well for it : just rusty enough for an older photograph and manly enough to scrap these guys (father & son) ready to hit the road. I used a template by Studio True Blue too. Great templates!

Biking Guys

The Gathering -

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Week 43 - 2010

Here we go! Week 43.

Autumn is being really nice here in our neck of the woods, but at night it gets pretty cool, so the wood stove makes it nice and cozy. But those chimneys need sweeping, for sure! And I'm glad I don't have to get up on the roof for that chore. My guys can really ham it up and don't mind my flashing camera one bit...but after all these are family memories that need not make sense nor have any value to anybody but us. And a few pictures speak volumes....

I used a new kit by Kimberly Stewart 'Thanksgiving Pilgrims' for my page. This one is suitable for many beautiful LO's Thanksgiving related or not. I would be wonderful for heritage pages too.

I was enjoying working with this kit so much that I made a Quick page...just because it was so much fun ;-) and decided to offer it to you all. I haven't used it myself yet, but I know I will :o)

You can grab the freebie HERE Enjoy!

Have a super Thursday :D

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Having Fun Yet?

I sure isn't always that I get to play with templates like this. You know most of the time I make LO's with a place in an album to tell a story. Once in a while I love to make one, just because it's pretty. This was such an occasion...and I really like how it turned out. I'm enjoying using Jenn's templates. This one is from Blueprints #1 and everything else is from Studio Gypsy. Quite a list so go to the gallery HERE for links to the goodies. I seldom us only plain paper/ cardstock on a LO...and the verdict is still out on this one. I do think some damask print peeking out would be lovely. I'll sleep on it and see how it goes.
Also : I only scanned the picture and used as is, not adjustments, no fixes (see the tiny crease top right? That is a real one. I love this colour on it too, beautiful sepia.

ok I have a house to clean and more goodies to play with....catch you later!

Friday, October 29, 2010

I'm in a mood for Christmas

Early I know, but it happens every year. I think it is because by now I have a nice pile of gifts, really to bundle off to far away Christmas trees and a nice stash of gifts waiting to be wrapped hidden in a closet....the days are cooler and the wood fire i so cozy on a cold night. I'm compiling a list of Christmas themed movies in my collection (I do stretch it a bit to include anything snowy ;-) ) and am looking at gifts-in-a-jar ideas.

Yup I'm gearing up...only problem is that I often am 'over' Christmas, by the time it rolls around :D  Welcome to my wacky world.

But I digress! What I really wanted to show you was these two LO's I made this week. Studio True Blue (aka Jenn) opened it's doors today at ScrapbookGraphics and I got to play with some of her super duper templates, and naturally seeing as Christmas is all around me already...I made 2 Christmas LO's Soon I shall have 'finished' scrapping these pictures for my family....but I have at least one more 'set' to on the LO title to go to the gallery for links to the products!

Goudini Christmas 1959 (Goudini is a place in South Africa...and I was not yet a light in my parent's eyes at this point .....) The kit is HoHoRetro by Studio Gypsy

and a year I am the little one for my 1st Christmas I too was cute once ;-) The kit is Country Christmas by Studio Gypsy. And if you really read all this talking you may be interested to know I have a freebie on the blog featuring this kit HERE The kit preview is gone, because Lisa moved stores and I have not taken the time to reload all the previews...untidy house keeping, I know...

So go out and grab something special and scrap up a storm this weekend!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

30 000 hits...WOW

That is amazing!

Thank you all for stopping by! I had thought of a little mini kit for a celebration, but you gals moved much too fast for me so all I did manage to whip up was a QP freebie for you... it is all autumny and I made it with the beautiful collab by Rina Kroes and Kimberly Stewart 'Creekside Lodge'

hmmm why do I always notice mistakes (on the preview) when it's too late.....sorry about that, but I think the QP is fine ;-)

and a close up of the Page Set :

Please note that the page set is a small part of the Creekside Lodge Collection (QP albums, frames, clusters, borders, journal tags etc etc) Do yourself a favour and take a look HERE 17 products in all.

Download you QP freebie HERE

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Naturally Male - New U Build It Collection - Rina Kroes

The new U Build It (UBI) Collection is in the Scrapbook-Elements store and both Rina Kroes and Kimberly Stewart have contributed a wonderful collection of goodies -see Rina's UBI HERE and Kimmi's UBI HERE.

I used the UBI Collection -mostly Kimmi's stuff- for one of my P365 pages : Week 40

The colours as well as the theme : Naturally Male means that it is very useful for me. What with all the nature pictures I scrap and having a house full of guys, the frilly flowery froth is reserved for my and my sisters' kiddie pics. ;-)

One of the Muses (the combined CT for Rina Kroes and Kimberly Stewart is known as the Royal Muses) Bon, made a set of wordart for us and it is my great pleasure to offer that as the freebie for today. The goodies used for these are only from Rina's collection....hang tight and we'll spoil you with a treat from Kimmi soon!

On the preview you can see small previews of Rina's Naturally Male UBI Collection. These items are all priced at $1-$2 only!

Download your freebie wordart  HERE  Thank you Bon!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Week 42 - 2010

Where did the year go? I've pretty much decided that I'm going back to doing a monthly page for next year's albums. monthly with extras thrown in. And I'm already sorry. I'll miss these weekly ones. better not hink about it too much as I may change my mind again, and again, and again, and again.....

Week 42 - I'm loving these colours! :D I know the picture of the moon does not look like much here, but it was spectacular! And the baking....well that was waaaaaay too tasty hehehe

Looks like I may just have another freebie for you in a day or two, so watch this space!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Autumn Mist...

...the mere title of the page set conjures up wonderful images and smells! Studio Gypsy released this beauty
"Autumn Mist" a little while back.

and I used it to scrap the chrysanthemums on my deck. What a show these beauties were putting on!

I went ahead and turned the page into a freebie for you. I hope you like it!

Download you freebie HERE

I'm in the mood to dig through my stash of treasures and create something FUN....have a great weekend every one!

Week 41 - 2010

I can hardly believe that week 42 out of the 52 weeks in a year has just gone by (page coming soon) wow...52 weeks looked very very faaaaaaar away back on January 1st!

Week 41 is still full of fall colours. It is looking really pretty around our place right now. We've had some glorious sunny days when those colours just GLOW! Rain in the forecast for the weekend. probably just as well as I have Christmas gifts that need to got in the mail to far away places. And a couple of pages to catch up on. Sounds like a great weekend ahead of me ;-) I'm looking forward to it already!

Be back a freebie to wrap up for you too :D

Friday, October 15, 2010

Week 40 - 2010

I delayed posting this a bit, because I wanted the stuff to be in the store before I post this here. The goodies I used are part of the new 'U Build It' Collection " Naturally Male" over at Scrapbook-Elements. The only exception is the clustered frames. (Click on the link to see the full credits)

I used a border from Rina Kroes' Collection and all the rest is from Kimberly Stewart's Collection (with the exception of the single pine cone....there always has be a be at least one exception...right?)

I really enjoy going out picture hunting this time of year.(I say that every season, don't I ?!?!) The colours are so delightful and all those fungi aka mushrooms just BEG me to photograph them. They call my name, I'm sure of it!

Week 40 - 2010

Sunny and bright here today...but it does mean it's pretty nippy outside...which of course makes an evening in front of the woodstove is twice as cozy :D

Catch you later gators!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christmas Presents Anyone?

Yeah that's right! Christmas present time! I always start early in the year to allow myself enough time to ship the gifts overseas. By 'normal' standards I'm running a bit behind, but not too badly!

Of course it helps tremedously when something falls in your lap, ready this : Kimberly Stewart's A Year of Printable Calendars - 4x6 - Garden Angel  - thank you Kimberly!

I so enjoyed making this....and I'm confident my sister will LOVE it!

Whoot! One down a few to go :D

Thursday, October 7, 2010

All dressed Up....

...and nowhere to go! LOL...well what do older siblings do on a long boring Sunday afternoon? Dress up lil sis of course! Lil sis being me...and I don't looked pleased at all ROFLOL. I never look at this picture without being amused. See my grandma's legs there in the background? She was reading the paper sitting with her feet in the sun. She used to love doing does my mom ;-)

You can find the links and credit info HERE , but I can tell you that most of  the goodies I used are from Rina Kroes' items for the U Build It Collection at Scrapbook-Elements The items in the UBI Collection all coordinate and this collection has work from 11 designers. Next friday (15/10) this 'Simply Feminine' collection will be replaced by a new collection. 'Simply Feminine' will continue to be available, albeit at slightly higher prices in the 'Past Offerings' area of the store.
The rest of the items on my page are also by Rina Kroes and include a newsletter gift and items from her Marsmallow Collection

and here is just one of Rina's 'Simply Femine UBI items in close up : Lacy Page Borders

Lace and flowers....aaaaaaahhhhh.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Week 39 - 2010

Spider alert!

There is a spider picture on my warned my intensely-dislike-spider friends ;-) This little girl was building her web right outside the kitchen window, so I had ample time to be fascinated by the precision with which she goes around, attaching each strand perfectly in it's place! A marvel indeed!

And how do you trim the branches of a tree that tall? Well you make an ingenious plan of course...that's my man : always a clever solution to a problem :-D

And every page has blurred friends faces :-)...some things are predictable, right? We had such fun playing 'Mexican Train' (domino game)...and I was pleasantly surprised by how nicely those very easy to make beads turned out...polymer clay is such fun to play with!

Click this heading : Week 39 for credits (the colours in this kit are so nice!)

I have a rotten cold..grrrr....predictable with the changing weather, but stil....scrapping and sneezing don't go well together ;-)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Week 38b - 2010

Here we go...the rest of  week 38 in pictures! I was downloading my Scrapper's Guide Premium Club goodies this morning and just loved the look of the Premium Kit 'Thankfully' by Krystal Hartley. So this is what I used for my page. The cluster is by Gypsy Couture (n/a) and the beaded words/dates are by Kimberly Stewart. The credits are HERE

It was so nice to have the open fire ban lifted, we had to 'celebrate' straight away! Always knew there was a good reason for the rain ROFLOL!
Oh and look at me sorting through letters and cards. I hate throwing letters away, but I could clutter a small room if I kept all the snail mail I get (I have great family members who write actual real letters to me!) I figured, that the battle of the paper clutter has to be decided, and I have no intention of loosing ;-) Oh and we celebrated our anniversary too and the mums on the deck are stunning! Just one mass of blooms.

I'm enjoying my Saturday, I hope you are too ;-)