Saturday, June 30, 2007

The half way mark

... halfway through the year - officially. Quite hard to believe.
I thought having an event in July would mean time would be kind, and move slower. it just means that the first half of the year has flown. Can I even hope that the second half won't?!
We indulged in this - yummy.... Brought back memories of being in the snow in Washington DC and walking around Anaheim at CHA in January. Our one in Sandton City doesn't have my favorite "sticks" but those were so delicious anyway.
The Polka Dot Chicks have their silent auction today at Scrapbooks Etc. in Mesa Arizona in support of Live, Scrap, PLAY and the children at Footprints. This is such an awesome thing, I am so grateful for the precious friends I have met through scrapbooking.
One of the little boys had a birthday this week. Took 10 of them to Macs, dressed in very similar tops - all red. Quite a sight to see (and control). Not my favourite place to be but they sure did a great job with face painting, candle blowing, playing and balloons.
One little 3 year old, battling with his burger that kept falling apart, complained: "my food not working". I think I feel a mini album project coming here...
I'm doing a HUGE "spring clean" in the middle of winter. The donated product for the projects arrives this week and I need the space. So far, one room done.
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

More updates and Cards...

My life is a bit of a roller coaster at the moment. So I think my blog posts are really going to be updates for a bit.

  • I'm on big deadlines for Time & About #3 this week - such fun!
We've got something exciting lined up too. If you love making cards check this out. We'd love to see your carding creations.

The Polka Dot Chicks have got some awesome stuff planned for Saturday, 30th June at Scrapbooks Etc in Arizona. Check it out here.

There will also be some fun stuff happening during the classes here in South Africa starting in just over 2 weeks time! Yikes... lots to do still.

A very big thank you to everyone who is involved in some way with this awesome event. I appreciate it all.



P.S. "The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it." ~ John Ruskin

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Live, Scrap, P.L.A.Y.

Live, Scrap P.L.A.Y. with the Polka Dot Chicks

I love that I have friends who keep tabs on me (fi)! So here’s the update of this unique charity scrapbooking event in support of
Footprints Children’s Centre
P.L.A.Y. is an acronym for Participate in the Lives of African Youth

I have very many amazing friends, and these two
chicks, Amy Totty and Kelli Collins are doing some awesome stuff for P.L.A.Y. For my American blog readers who are a little closer to Arizona than I am, you can check out this post and perhaps you can PLAY too!

Another friend and amazingly talented
crafter did this for me – don’t you just love it!

Closer to home... here are the details for the classes

“The 6 Page Rage”
Complete an amazing six12x12 layouts in the class and then take home another two bonus pages{that's 8 page layouts!}

Complete the awesome Bazzill Gated Album with fun colours and embellishments to delight in the class and then take home two 12x12 page layouts as a bonus project!

“Summer Splash”
Complete a funky Bazzill Mono Mini Album using fresh colours and great embellishments in the class and then take home two 12x12 page layouts as a bonus project!
We'll be at these stores:
12 July Beautiful Scrapbooks – Benoni
14 July Scraptifity – Randburg
17 July Scrapping Studio – Boksburg
18 July Scrapbook Emporium – Fourways

And look at these amazing sponsors that are coming to P.L.A.Y.
Bazzill Basics Paper, Epson, Eprofile Distributors, Heidi Swapp, Henkel SA, Imaginisce, Luxe Designs, Memories Complete, Rusty Pickle, Scenic Route Paper, Scrapbooks Etc., Scrap Shack Designs, Time & About

Plus... we have sweet, gorgeous Jenaye Collins, making her maiden voyage across the ocean to South Africa, to teach too! So very excited to have her here. If you’ve booked, you’re going to love Naye’s designs.

If you would like to be involved in any way, please email me:

We’d love for you to P.L.A.Y. too!


P.S. You can see some of the special kids on the footprints-play website (under a little construction at the moment)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


...that's my weeks going by!

I've been so busy I've neglected my blog - not good. But in my defense I have been working on Time & About #3 - good. And I do have some really exciting news about Live, Scrap, P.L.A.Y. - very good.

So just to keep you amused I'll teach you how to speak Chinese thanks to my friend Fiona who sent me this....

Learn to speak Chinese in 5 minutes
(saying them out loud helps)

1) That's not right..............................................Sum Ting Wong
2) Are you harboring a fugitive?......................Hu Ya Hai Ding
3) See me ASAP.................................................Kum Hia Nao
4) Small horse.....................................................Tai Ni Po Ni
5) Did you go to the beach?..............................Wai Yu So Tan
6) I bumped into a coffee table........................Ai Bang Mai Ni
7) I think you need a face lift............................Chin Tu Fat
8) Its very darkin here......................................Wai so Dim
9) I thought you were on a diet........................Wai Yu Mun Ching?
10) This is a tow away zone...............................No Pa King
11) Our meeting is scheduled for next week...Wai Yu Kum Nao?
12) Staying out of sight......................................Lei Ying Lo
13) He’s cleaning his automobile......................wa Shing Ka

I'll be back tomorrow with the updates on the P.L.A.Y. events.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Food for thought...

...these made me giggle!

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak?

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?"

Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

And ... The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you!!

If you're on my side of the world, hope you're warm in this crazy weather.



Monday, June 04, 2007

Where is May??

May is gone!

I keep saying that I can't believe how fast the time goes by. May was full and maybe that's the reason

  1. celebrated my wedding anniversary
  2. was my blog's 1 year anniversary
  3. it was mother's day
  4. and probably keeping me most busy... Time & About #2 came out

I think if I blink, June will be gone too. So I'm keeping my eyes as wide open as possible, so that I get it all done before I run out of time!

Have you seen these...??

Woolworths has my favourite colour in their very handy shopping bags - yummy dark brown. Yes, there are about 30 bags here, and no I don't have any shopping expeditions planned!

These are for those special Polka Dot Chicks. They like them (a lot) and it's a very useful scrapbooking bag to have too - fit 12x12 perfectly! They will look stunning embellished with pink!

I've been to another 2 different Woolies since and haven't seen them. So either someone else is also shopping for Amy and Kelli, or else they just haven't come in yet!

Let me know where you spot more....

Liking this quote: "If you speak kind words, you'll hear kind echoes."