Thursday, January 29, 2009

I haven't shared my "wise words" for some time now. I trust this speaks to you wherever you are, or whatever may be happening.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Good news South Africa!

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Email me for details.

It's as simple as a quick EFT and you'll receive your "downloadable" file by email.

You can check Stephanie's blog for more sneak peeks of this project and look out for others coming soon.

This is such a cute project!

Monday, January 26, 2009

At last... some of the CreativeSouls rub-ons in action!

Sets used: Joie de vivre - Holidays and Joie de vivre - Block Alpha

You can add brads to the shapes, customise them with colour, sprinkle on a little glitter or leave them just as they are!

To create the title, carefully cut each letter out of the backing sheet. Transfer onto your choice of cardstock. Cut randomly (freehand!) around each letter / number and add to your layout!

Thank you for all your orders, there are just a few Christmas sets still available. You can email me directly, we are posting them at the moment but look at for them at your favourite scrapbook store too!

Looking forward to seeing what you have created with the rub-ons.

Happy new week

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Joie de vivre....

We have had wonderful response to the first edition of the CreativeSouls rub-ons!

Here are a few answers to some of the FAQ's -
- The rub-ons are brand new, hot off the press.
- They are one of a kind, hand-drawn doodle designs by Stephanie Ackerman.
- The alphabet is Stephanie's adorable handwriting.
- These current designs will not be repeated - once they're gone they're gone!
- The rub-ons can be posted to you anywhere in South Africa.
- For USA girls you can purchase straight from Stephanie's Etsy Shoppe.
- East Rand girls... The Scrapping Studio in Boksburg has stock right now!

Here is what they look like -
joie de vivre Friend - cute quotes, special words, adorable doodles - ideal for your friendship layouts, perfect for a "friendly" little card or notelet!

joie de vivre Christmas - if you've been as busy as we have over this time, you may have only just managed to print your Christmas photos - these doodled rub-ons are just perfect to bring back the Christmas cheer to your pages (you might even still have an empty spot or two in your December Daily album!).

joie de vivre Big Doodles - aren't these just the cutest?! We ALL wish we could doodle like Stephanie and now we get the chance to pretend :) Once you've added the design to paper, you'll be amazed - it looks like a genuine hand-drawn doodle!!

joie de vivre Block Alpha - a staple for anything and everything!! And look how many of each letter you get on a sheet! No running out of E's with this one!

Here's to the love of life... and doodle rub-ons too!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Time warp...

Please don't feel that you're stuck in a time warp! My last blog post truly was the last day of 2008. I got back to "real life" on Monday, so blogging today isn't too bad on my forever long to-do list!

So what's up for the new year? Well... it started with the launch of this:

And nope, I'm not learning French!
Joie de vivre - the love of life...and doodle rub-ons too! is what it's about.

Head over to the CreativeSouls blog and read all about a brand new and exciting range of rub-on doodle designs.

Then... I do really have a word for 2009!

I spent a lot of time thinking about where I am right now, what is most important and what I'd like to focus on in all aspects of my life. The word "balance" is what I've chosen.

bal⋅ance [bal-uhns] noun, verb

1. a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution.
2. mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment.
3. the remainder or rest: she carried what she could and left the balance for someone else.
4. the power or ability to decide an outcome by throwing one's strength, influence, support, or the like, to one side or the other.
5. in wine making: the degree to which all the attributes of a wine are in harmony, with none either too prominent or deficient.
6. in accounting: equality between the totals of the two sides of an account.
7. in fine arts: composition or placement of elements of design, as figures, forms, or colors, in such a manner as to produce an aesthetically pleasing or harmoniously integrated whole.
8. a balance wheel is a wheel that regulates rate of movement in machine parts, as in a watch. ie a stabilizing influence.

9. to estimate the relative weight or importance of; compare: to balance all the probabilities of a situation.

Reading these definitions now again, simply confirms that this is what I want (need) to do.

Here's to creating a balanced life!