Thursday, May 21, 2015

Throw Back Thursday!

 TBT! and that it is as June 2015 is around the corner and my younger (not so young anymore) son is off to his 5th Surf Camp as Photographer/Chef.  Surf Camp is a time away where young people get to surf, hangout, form new friendships,enjoy sports, laughs and late fireside nights all whilst sharing the Word of God and taking in the Beauty of His Creation.

This is a layout that I completed quite a while ago, but it remains one of my favourite sketches. All you need are 12 photos, a border punch, a paper collection that works well together, a ruler to ensure that your two rows of photos are straight and you can get lost in your creativity as you mat and embellish each photo.




I used the 'Graphically Speaking' Cricut Cartridge to cut the waves at the top of the page but this sketch could be used for any theme.  All you would need to do is style it accordingly, but the sketch would remain the same. See the picture below for some of the detailed matting etc.



Until next week xoxo

Friday, May 15, 2015

WaDDa FriDay!

Well it has been a while! To say the least!

I have unfortunately been struggling with my health but have finally turned the corner and so YAY I am back to stay and you will be hearing a lot more from me.

It's Friday today in an overcast Cape Town, South Africa but my mood is sunny as along with Friday comes shared moments, laughter and conversation with friends and of course the excitement of sneaking in a bit more time to CREATE!

My eldest son is now 24 years old and working long hours as a Structural Engineer and (as Scrapbookers enjoy to do) I can't help reminiscing about those teenage years when Friday nights meant dropping your Teen(who had the answers to life) off at a club, worrying about their safety all night (there was no "Friend Finder" app back then), trying to stay awake until 2am to fetch them and then drive for kilometers to drop off all their friends.............and so this layout of life as a teen brings joy of moments passed and relief that if I go to bed at 2am, it's only because I was doing what I love.......... Scrapbooking in my Studio.



In this Quick and Easy Scrapbooking Share, I have used my Cuttlebug to cut the long swirls at the top of the page and then in turn, used the bit left behind at the bottom of the page. This creates movement and interest on the pages in a very simple, but effective way.

Happy CREATING xoxo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Travel Pages

                       Are We There Yet?

When it comes to Holiday and Travel Scrapbooking, we are so quick to Scrapbook all the beautiful scenic and action shots that we forget about the most "charged" part of the Vacation and that is the Car Trip!

Whether it is a drive up the coast for a Beach Vacation or a hired car in the countryside of Italy, the question always remains: "Are We There Yet?".  I love the crazy behaviour that an impending holiday brings out in everyone in the confinement of a motor vehicle, the debates over whose music is played or the silence as everyone plugs in their ipods or smart phones, the silly competitions about finding number plates and makes of cars along the way, the sing-a-longs, the laughter, the snoring, the grumbling as the 'kids' loose cell phone reception, the shared conversation, the Family bonding.  Surely these are Scrappable Moments to Treasure!