Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It happened suddenly...

... the R&R that is!

So rather than short spurts of blogging, I just took the gap!

Enjoying the last few days before Christmas, catching up on this, that and the other.
The "this" my Christmas Journal.
The "that" my Girlfriends' Getaway.
The "other" my... well... that's what's coming soon ----------->

blessings to you and yours this Christmas.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

All a glitter...

As soon as the image arrived in my inbox, I knew I just had to have one, which would mean making one.

And so I did!

My tree and decorations are an unconventional pink and green with a little touch of blue this year.

Instead of buttons for the poinsettia middles, I pulled out my never-used stash of 3-D gluedots and sprinkled pink and green glitter onto them and then stuck them onto the paper flowers.

The base is a large round polystyrene circle and I ended up needing 45 flowers to fill it.

You can find the original tutorial here.

 And today.... I'll be spending all a glitter! The stuff sticks to everything!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Wise words of Joy...

On with the dance!
Let joy be unconfined.
~ George Gordon, Lord Byron

If you’ve had the privilege of tasting a Sprinkles Cupcake, then you know what joy that is!

And because I *love* them so much and because they are not available in SA :(  my friend Amy T brought me Sprinkles Cupcake Mix. While mine are not iced to absolute perfection, they DID indeed taste absolutely perfect!

here's another Sprinkles post!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Girlfriends' Getaway 2010

Such excitement for me.... bookings for this exclusive event are now open! 

Space is very limited for this event, and GG 2009 was a hit. Check here for details of this year's past event and then hurry!!

Monday, December 07, 2009

New week...

A busy Monday here. Oh, and a new announcement tomorrow...

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

With heartfelt thanks

December being a time for giving and receiving, showing gratitude and appreciation, I'd like to take a moment to say a very big thank you to all who supported Live, Scrap, Play! at the Polka Dot Party in October.

Extra special thanks to Audrey and Sarah from The Scrapping Studio for hosting my event, and to my friend Amy Totty for bringing her fabulous ideas all the way to South Africa.

Thank you ladies (and gent) for joinging us at the Party and bringing along all the craft goodies, fabrics, felt and beads donated to The Heartfelt Project. The ladies were so excited to unpack the boxes and all send their heartfelt thanks too.

You can follow news on the Heartfelt blog where Julie shares daily news and check out the fabulous products on the website. (Mmm...great ideas for Christmas gifts and stocking fillers).

And because it's also Wednesday today, here are some (heartfelt) wise words for all of my friends:

Thank you to all the people in the world
who are always ten percent kinder
than they need to be.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

It's here!!!


Wow, just wow! I can't believe that it's Christmas time.  Right now I am busy putting up my tree, reminiscing about this time last year and how 'expectant' I was for this Christmas, our first as a little family. And my goodness, how much has happened in between the 1st 2008 and today, the 1st 2009.

I've signed up for Shimelle's Journal your Christmas, I'm incorporating it into my December Daily ala Ali, and I'm playing along with Stephanie as we Remember December.

My to-list grows daily, but as always I will endeavor to get it all done (that and some much needed sleep) on time! December is my R&R time too, and so as much as I'd love to post my pictures and progress every day, it's just not going to happen! It seldom happens much during the year :)

I do have some fun stuff happening amongst everything else.

Check out The Scrapping Studio for details of their December Studio Kit which I designed with their selection of Kaiser Craft papers and other goodies.

There's a little something from me in the kit, and it's a little something that will become another something in the new year. So watch out for little somethings.

Events, events will be happening too, news about these will come through for the new year so you can get your planning done and wish lists added to Christmas gift ideas.

If you'd like to get some scrapbooking done I have the prefect idea but it's a very limited once-off offer!

There are a few kits available from the Polka Dot Party. These DOUBLE page layouts designed by Amy Totty and taught at the event in October. There are 4 different layouts, everything is precut for you and includes all the embellishments. It comes with an easy-to-follow picture of the layout, but no step-by-step instructions.

Be Bold Kit  Today Kit

 Life's Grand Kit

                    Happiness Kit

If you are interested, please email me ASAP. The kits are R135- each or R400- for all 4 kits + R15 for postage. There are only a few available so hurry, hurry!
All sold out!! Thank you.
{Keep checking in for details of other bundles of kitted goodness.}

And that's December 1st.... And my secret confession... this year I haven't premade my December Daily album, I guess that's what I'll be doing tonight or else I'll be creating pages daily too. No stress!

Happy December!