Saturday, May 31, 2008


...I really don't like goodbyes (at all). Had to say goodbye to a very special scrapbooking friend today, leaving for overseas. She has an album full of memories, we have some more photos from the day and every time we all get together to scrapbook, she will be in our thoughts. Miss you already E.

It's at times like these, when we're feeling sorry for ourselves that we should look "out there" and see what we an do - eyes off self (yes, easier said than done sometimes).

Check out The Heartfelt Project This is the place for a handful of African women who go to work full each day full of pride and hope. Creating heartfelt designs out of love and strongly believing that they can make a difference - not only to their own lives but to the lives of the community in which they live.

Each heart sold by the heartfelt project helps to feed and clothe the ladies and their families. It also gives back to the community by donating a small portion to a local charity to help fight TB, HIV/AIDS and look after children and old aged men and woman within their community. Its aim is to heal the hearts of people who don't have the opportunities we have on a daily basis. And to fill not only the ladies hearts but many others with hope.

You can buy their heartfelt products online. But... I'm sure some of you crafters out there have some felt, ribbbon, beading, embroidery floss etc that you have lying around waiting for a special project.

I'd like to set a challenge out there - to collect as much as we can. It's all really light stuff so you can pop it into a large envelope and mail it to me. Once I have a nice big bag of goodies, I will send it onto The Heartfelt Project.

So come on generous scrapbookers, crafters, knitters, sewers - let's see what we can do.

Mail to:
P O Box 785
South Africa

Looking forward to sharing this heartfelt love.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Starting to breathe...! What a weekend.
I know we're already half way through the week already, but it's taken me a while to catch my breath. Teaching 3 double-page layouts in 4 3-hour classes back-to-back over 2 days, losing a little sleep and then an early morning departure for a plane that was delayed could do that!

Thank you to all the fabulous delegates at South Africa's Top Crop event for making the weekend so enjoyable.
I got to meet local girl Venessa Matthews the creative, witty, mom of three cuties. And spend time with Candice Greenway the living far-away, super sweet, talented, mom to numerous furry babies.

Need to unpack my little camera and see if it captured some of the fun. There was some posing going on, so please send me your photos from the weekend.

Here's to catching up.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wise words....

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Last bit of preparation underway for this.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sneak Peek....

... Friday morning early I fly to Durban for the SA Top Crop weekend where I will be teaching 4 classes.

Here's a little sneak peek of the gorgeous Scenic Route papers I will be using in my classes. We are doing 3 double page layouts in each '{L}ife is in the details' session:
"Happy Hour"

Looking forward to meeting the Durban scrapbookers, as well as those travelling there!

Take care

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

It's true...

... I am doing Scrapbooking for Hope this year! During October - internationally recognised as breast cancer awareness month.

We have a very dear family friend who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. It just reminded me again how precious life is and that we, as women, need to be aware.

The details will be included in the next issue of Time & About which will be on sale shortly.

My international blog readers... if you've been looking for an excuse to come to South Africa... this is going to be awesome. Updated info will be available for this awesome charity scrapbooking event here and here!

Have a great week.