Tuesday, July 31, 2007

happy people...

... and if someone is happy, then it's a happy day.

I love to make people happy. Today I was able to do just that for 3 special scrapbookers who won these prizes in the Live, Scrap, PLAY raffles.

Sarah Pretorius and Vanessa Thomas each won an Epson Picture Mate and Melanie Morgan won this cute vintage suitcase filled with scrapbooking happiness.

Happy day to all 3 of you. And thank you to everyone who bought tickets.

Here are photos of more winners.
These scrappers were some of the lucky winners of tote bags from Yellow Fence. They have such funky slogans and I just heard that my friend Stephanie has been working with Yellow Fence. Can't wait to see what comes from that!
The T-shirts that Kelli, Jenaye and I wore at the events are also from this generous sponsor - thanks Shannon!

more tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I was out PLAY-ing...

... and I've just come in.

The Polka Dot Chick and Chick jnr left for home last night and so I'll be doing a catch up really soon.

I have LOADS of photos to share and LOTS of special thanks to say....

So for now, thank you for waiting for me while I've been PLAY-ing, I'll be back soon.


Sunday, July 08, 2007

How it happens...

Live, Scrap, P.L.A.Y. starts this week! The only way events like this can take place is with the support of sponsors.

I have received THE most amazing response from wonderful companies who are Participating in the Lives of African Youth.

A very special thank you to:

Bazzill Basics Paper USA

Time & About

Eprofile Distributors
Epson SA
Imaginisce USA
Scenic Route Paper Co. USA
Scraptifity Scrapbook Design Cafe

Luxe Designs USA
Rusty Pickle USA
Scrapbooks Etc USA
Sunward Park Guest House

Beautiful Scrapbooks
Heidi Swapp USA
Purple Turtle
Scrap Shack Designs
Scrapbook Emporium
The Scrapbook Store
The Scrapping Studio
Yellow Fence USA

Thank you for making footprints deep enough for our children to follow.


Wednesday, July 04, 2007


I've been looking at some paint colours for exterior walls. Truth be told, I probably have every conceivable colour paint chip anyway - right amongst my scrapbook supplies! But still I went and got some more and came across this one here.

You probably can't read it, but the circled colour (second from the top) is called "Gucky". Now isn't that the name of a colour you want to rush out and buy?! What kind of a colour is "gucky" anyway?

And... you will notice I spelt coloUr, like this: c-o-l-o-u-r because that's the way we spell it here in South Africa!

So to my American blog friends, celebrate your red, white and blue COLORS with lots of fun today. Have a great 4th of July holiday out in the sun with your families.

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

Monday, July 02, 2007

(very many) Polka Dotted thanks...

... to those 2 amaZing chicks that I'm privileged to call my very good friends.

I know they won't mind me copying & pasting here.

July 01, 2007
Can we just say how thankful we are to everyone of you who donated an item to us; who came and bought grab bags and bargains; who bid on our auction items; who bought raffle tickets; who called the store and made arrangements to donate this coming week; who helped us set up and clean up; who emailed and posted good thoughts on the BLOG; and to those of you who emailed us inquiring on specifics on where to mail your donation. You're aMaZing! :)

Over the last few months we raised $1059 from donations and raffles. We were so pleased, but knew we could do better. And with your help...we did! Last night's auction raised $1660, which means we have $2719 to donate to FOOTPRINTS ! Those of you who know us well...know that we are madly planning on how to raise more over this next week before the journey. Our goal is to make it to the $3000 mark...we are so close. So this week, if you are shopping in the store, purchase a few raffles tickets. If you are joining Amy for Easy Peasy on Saturday...buy some page kits, grab bags, or raffle tickets.

HUGS and KISSES to all of you for helping us change young lives.

This is a photo of us taken last night at the auction. The little guy in the photo belongs to a friend and customer of ours...Earleen. Isn't he aDorable?

Here's a photo of the table as you walked into the room last night.
Amy had a great vision with this...it really was "stunning" as our friend, Lara, would say.

Thanks again for making the NIGHT one huge success.

You'll have to check out their blog to see the pictures and for more updates.

Love, love their "pay-it-forwards"!