"Whatever we think about and thank about, we bring about." Dr John Demartini

Saturday, May 21, 2011

'n Oomblik in Tyd / A Moment in Time

Today was one of those glorious, fabulous, sunny days here at the coast. Real picnic weather :-)) Well, I had to work till lunch time and then had an appointment with my beautician  and THAT was the biggest TREAT a girl can ever have! (Well, at least me!) Thank you so much Vonni for being willing to treat me in your off-time, I really do appreciate it very much! I feel like a brand new sixpence!

Here is my latest creation from a Let's Scrap sketch:

Chipboard embellies (Title, sub-titles and other wording, grandpa clock, stop watch, circle, scalloped circle frame and swirlies), Half pearls and Doilies are from Enmarc Crafts (SouthAfrica)

And here are a few close-ups

TYFL and please leave some 'love', I will appreciate it very much :-)

NSD2011#2 : Let's Scrap

Let's Scrap

Hereare the rules again :
NSD2011#2 – Rachelle S’s Challenge Let's trap time and scrap about "TIME" 
1.      The title must include something about time or the word "Time". (See my LO for example).
2.      You can scrap about a day or week in someone's life, scrap someone when they were young and now or a special moment in Time.
3.      Please use a Let's Scrap Sketch.

And here is my take on the challenge :-

This is a picture of my Mother and her GGD2. My daughter and her DD1 flew up here for my Birthday in 2004. She said that she wanted us to take picture of the 4 generations' girls together, because she was so scared my mother won't be there for a next time. To cut a long story short, we actually had one BLESSED weekend together and unfortunately most of the photos are so bad and useless, it cannot be scrapped. Sadly, a few months later my Mom passed away. . .
Thank you for stopping by :-)

Enmarc Crafts Design Team

I have been so busy lately that I really neglected my blog!!!!

Some more wonderful news came my way!!! I was chosen as a member for the Enmarc Crafts Design Team for the next 3 months!! Yeah!!!

Click here to visit their Website
You can also check out their Social network :- http://enmarc.ning.com/

I would like to thank Enmarc Crafts for choosing ME amongst so many very talented Scrappers out there!!  It is an honour to be on any Design Team and so much more special to be on Enmarc Craft’s Design Team who is a South African Business. I am VERY PROUD of you!!!! And thank you for all the wonderful products you design and cut for our convenience!

Enmarc whiteboard embellies or chippies or whatever name is given to it, are my absolute favourite!! They are so versatile that you can decorate it to suit your layout.
I am looking forward to receive my first assignment’s goodies and my biggest wish is that I will not disappoint Enmarc Crafts with the LO’s I will submit during the next 3 months.

Thank you once again for the opportunity to be on your DT.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Let's Scrap : Inspiration of the Week : 5-2-11

Whoooo-hoooo!!! I won this lovely badge over at Let's Scrap the other day!

I am so honoured to have received the IOTW!! Thank you for a great Sketch Cheri and thank you for choosing my LO Roulien ! *smiling from ear to ear*

Here is what Roulien Stahnke had to say :

I had the pleasure of picking this weeks IOTW layout . . . and let me just say that I had a real difficult time in just picking one!!  We have lots of wonderful and talented scrappers here @ Let's Scrap! 
My choice for this week is Alma Carter's Barren Desert, Awesome Paradise layout!
I simply love Alma's colour choice, her background paper really compliments her stunning photos!  The border of flowers, swirls, buttons and bling are wonderfully done!  All the paper piercing elements are gorgeous and really adds to the feeling of being in the desert!
Stunning work, Alma and thank you for sharing it with us. 

TYFL :-))

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Let's Scrap Challenges - No 1

I cannot believe that time flies like it does!!!

whooo-hooo!! I finally finished my first challenge at

At this rate, I might finish maybe 3 of the challenges. I think I'm also one of the slowest scrappers in the 'trade' :-(

Here's the challenge rules again :
NSD2011#1 –  Rene’ Sharp’s Challenge

1. A mixed alpha title
2. Use at least one border punch
3. Use 2 photos
4. Use a Let’s Scrap Sketch for your layout

and here's what I came up with:-

TY for stopping by ;-)

Monday, May 2, 2011


WHOOOOO-HOOOO!!! It's National Scrapbook Day at
There are fantastic challenges and wonderful RAK's which you can win!!

Please hop over there by following the link underneath or clicking on the Let's Scrap logo above


NOTE: These are just short reminders of each of the NSD2011 Challenges please make sure to go to each of the challenge discussions posted by the hosts for a more detailed description. Also make sure to read the NSD2011 Challenge Rules discussion.  None of the challenges can be combined with each other, with the weekly sketch or Design Team Challenges.  You cannot make a 2 page layout using a challenge on one page and another challenge on the other page.  

NSD2011#1 –  Rene’ Sharp’s Challenge

1. A mixed alpha title
2. Use at least one border punch
3. Use 2 photos
4. Use a Let’s Scrap Sketch for your layout

NSD2011#2 – Rachelle S’s Challenge
Let's trap time and scrap about "TIME" 
1.      The title must include something about time or the word "Time". (See my LO for example).
2.      You can scrap about a day or week in someone's life, scrap someone when they were young and now or a special moment in Time.
3.      Please use a Let's Scrap Sketch. You can do a single or double layout. (No cards). If you do a double page layout for my challenge your name will go into the draw twice.
4.      Please post your layout in the gallery and tag it with my challenge number NSD2011#2 and the sketch number.

NSD2011#3 – Rebecca Morcombe’s Challenge

My challenge is to use the Embossed Clear Resist Technique on a layout.

In case like me and you have never done it before, here are some instructions.

You will need a rubber stamp, clear ink and clear embossing powder, heat gun, coloured ink and sponges.

Ink your rubber stamp with the clear ink and stamp onto your paper. Sprinkle on the clear embossing powder and shake off any excess. Heat your stamped image with the heat gun. Once your image has set, pick up some coloured ink using your sponge and dab onto and around your image, continue until you are happy with your design. To bring the stamped image up, simply wipe over with a clean sponge, you should find that the ink has not stuck to your image.

Make sure to use an LS Sketch and label your LO with the number of the sketch you have used and the tag for this challenge which is NSD2011#3

NSD2011#4 – Betty Hornbrook’s Challenge

My is challenge is very simple or not, you may have to really put on your thinking caps. We all need to do title pages for our albums or there is an event in our lives where we have no pictures but still want to record the event.
1. Complete either a one or two-page layout, using a Let’s Scrap Sketch.
2. You can not use any pictures on your layout. In place of pictures you can use a poem, a list or lots of journaling.
3. Your layout must include a title.
4. You can use any kind of embellishment you wish to use.

NSD2011#5 – Gina Cunningham’s Challenge

My challenge for you is to use a book/dictionary text on a layout based on any  Let's Scrap sketch.  You may use a book/dictionary page as a mat, accent, photo corners, anything goes. 

NSD2011#6  Ana Peralta’s Challenge
So my challenge is to make a layout only with black and white pictures and black and white paper and a pop of your favorite color like red yellow pink whatever that color may be so let’s have fun and get to scraping with one of the let’s scrap sketches. You must tag each entry with the NSD2011#6 and the sketch you used.

NSD2011#7 -  Jody Releford’s Challenge

So your challenge is to document something about yourself in a layout.  This can be anything you want except that there can be no children, grandchildren, or pets involved. : )  Think about what you want your children and grandchildren to know about you.  Now, I know some of you hate using pictures of yourself, so you don't have to.  Feel free to include a photo of your favorite food, your first car, which books you are reading, even a list of random things about you.  You get the idea.  I am looking forward to learning all about you lovely ladies! Make sure to use a LS sketch and label your LO with the number of the sketch you used and the tag for this challenge. 

NSD2011#8 – Kay Wallace’s Challenge
 Cut that photo or photos on a diagonal! 
1. Only layouts are eligible for an RAK.
2. Use a Let’s Scrap sketch for creative inspiration. 
3.      Post your layout in the gallery and tag it (see tagging directions below).
4.      To tag your entry to my challenge correctly, there must be no space between NSD2011 and the # sign.  As an example, if I used sketch number ls101 for NSD2011#8, my tag would read:  NSD2011#8, ls101.

NSD2011#9 Kathy Perry’s Challenge

1.  This is a page challenge:  select ANY Let's Scrap sketch from 2009 or   2010.  Do NOT use a sketch from 2011.  No cards allowed for this challenge.    
2.  Use the word FIRST in your title.  Your page can be anything about 'firsts':  things like first boyfriend, first pet, first house, first trip to Disney, first speeding ticket.....you get the drift, right?
3.  Add texture in some way to your title.   Some things to consider would be corrugated cardboard, sand, puff paints, fabric, mesh, burlap, cork, etc.
3.  Use THREE (3) patterned papers on your layout (no more, no less).
4.  Use a quote somewhere on your page.
5.  Journal around your photos.
6.  Hand draw a border around your page or pages.

NSD2011#10 -  DebbyD’s Challenge

I created 4 card sketches for NSD 2011.When you have finished and uploaded all four cards you will get access to a private group where you will be able to get instructions for a card holder to fit these 4 cards in.
If you want to match the card holder with your cards make sure you have an extra piece of matching cardstock or sturdy patterned paper.
For each card you upload will get a draw for a prize! You will get a 5th draw if you finish and uploaded all 4.
To make sure your cards will fit in the card holder make sure your cards are not bigger than note card size 4.5"x5.5" (11,5x14cm).
You can find Debby’s sketches in the NSD2011#10 discussion or in the gallery.

 Layout sketch challenge – This one is already posted and is due on
May 15th.

Layout sketch challenge.  This one will be posted on May 16th and is due
May 31st

Other way’s to win
Carolina's National Scrapbooking Day Fundraiser
 For every $5 you donate to Let's Scrap you will get your name into a draw for a fabulous prize.

Cheri’s Spread the Word Challenge
Show me the LINK where you have shared  Let's Scrap!  You will get your name in on a draw for every place you post about the group.

Betty Anne's NSD2011 Bingo
In order to play this game you needed to have your words to me by April 27th.  Starting May 1st 2 words a day will be drawn until someone gets Bingo. 

Please join in on the FUN!!! Hope to see you there ;-)

Enough of the puter, off to the beach now :-))

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Altered Wooden Heart

Hubby has a scroll saw and he cuts different sizes wooden hearts for my shop. The other day I made 2 Altered Wooden Hearts as examples to entice the customers ;-)
What you will need:
·         A wooden blank heart or any other shape
·         Paint and brush
·         Scraps of patterned paper and cardstock
·         Embellishments, lace and/or ribbon
·         Scissors and craft knife
·         Glue, double sided tape, foam squares
·         Chalk – I used Jumbo Java
·         Stickles and Dimensional Glaze – Optional
·         Craft Sheet
Chalk/Ink all the edges of the Cardstock (C/S) and Patterned Papers (PP’s) as you cut them.
1.    Sand the wooden blank and paint both sides in a dark colour – I used brown – let the paint dry.
2.    Dry brush or white wash with a cream colour on top of the dark colour – both sides -and let dry.
3.    Trace about 2/3 of the heart on the flipside of a piece of PP. Cut out and tear the straight edge of the paper.
4.    Cut a piece of contrasting c/s – I used brown -  about 3cm wide and long enough to cover the heart from top to bottom. Tear the one long edge.
5.    Cut a piece of a different PP about 3cm wide and long enough to cover the heart from top to bottom. Tear the one long edge.
6.    Layer these three pieces and glue together.
7. Attach lace and/or ribbon to the layered paper piece. Remember to slide ribbon through buckles before the ribbon is attached to the paper.  

8.    Fold ribbon to back of paper piece and fasten with double sided tape.

9.       Paste the paper piece on to the wooden heart.
10.    Pierce the hole in the paper while the glue is still wet. I Like to use my porcupine quill, because it helps to smooth down the pierced hole.

11.    Repeat for the flipside of the heart. Remember to insert the berry pin before you paste the paper piece on to the wooden heart.

12.    White board embellies:-
a.    Chalk and/or spray with Dazzles

b.    Add stickles to some of the pieces – Let dry
c.    Add Dimensional glaze to some of the pieces – let dry

13.    Decorate both sides of the wooden heart.
Example of the finished product :-

And here is another example :-

Enjoy your project!