Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thursday Sketch of the Week at Pages in Time

I was asked by Karen over at Pages in Time, to do some of the Thursday sketches of the week.
Here they are. . .
One of Megan and the other of my dog Lizzy in her new Jersey, photos taken last year in the winter.

Have a nice day!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Prima Surprise

Go over to the Prima blog and SEE THE HUGE GIVEAWAY!!HURRY!!
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Amanda's Challenge @{ScrapaTale}

This is my take on the sketch, provided by Amanda Dovey,over at ScrapaTale, she is the guest designer for the month of February.
I turned the sketch sideways, to accommodate my photo.
This is a photo taken on my wedding day, 7 years ago.
The journaling reads: Love is not what makes the world go round.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

What was nice about this challenge, is the fact that got to use so many of my old stash.I used My Minds Eye,paper, the dotted piece. The swirled paper is from Creative Imaginations.
I used a Making Memories Label tag some Prima bling and ribbon.

I stamped with 7 gypsies clear stamps,the Victoria range.
Thanks for looking:)
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thoughts . . .

Today, as always thoughts are all mixed in my head. I really have a pre-occupied mind;)

But this is what I am thinking:

I am thankful today, for so many things:
A loving husband{cannot imagine my life without him}
A daughter who I can hug and kiss whenever I want{sometimes even wrestle on the bed}
Parents who love us so dearly and who is living right next to me{our little house is never left alone}
Friends i made in Blogland{even though we don't see or speak to each other in "real"life} I love you all!:)
Health{even though i am still low on energy}i am still healthy.
The rain that is falling down on our HOT earth today{hope those in need of some rain will get some soon}
And then, for all of the above, I want to thank my Almighty God.
Thanks for visiting and letting me share

This is what I have in mind. . .

It is Megan's 16th birthday in the month of May.
I want her to have a cake like this!!
Maybe the pink just a little bittie brighter and on the top that wire that you can curl like you want:)
The thing is: I want to do this MYSELF!!
I have never used this type of icing.
Do you have any suggestions?
I also have decided on the invites already, will share in the near future.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


A double paged layout. The photos I took last year while in Parys.
I tried out a bit of masking with the Tattered Angels misting spray.{will have to try again}
Sorry, my layout got cut off a bit in the right hand corner.

Thank You so much for having a look:)
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Mouthfull.

Once again, the school had a ball on Thursday evening, the Valentines Ball.
Had this dress made for my Megan. BUT, let me tell you the story, in short.
I phoned around, for prices on dressmaking, for the lady that always helps me, was on holiday.
We have a shop, where we can rent a dress, for R600 and then, you must give it back. I got a number from a friend, phoned and she quoted me R1800!! For a cocktail dress, for a girl in school, a dress that she probably only wear once(or twice)
I went to the material shop, asked around and the lady referred me to a man, a African man in his late fifties, he came to the shop, assisted me with the material, which cost me R142.00
Can you believe it, and the work on this dress is amazing, you can actually wear it inside out, that is how neatly it is done.

Ok, this little guy went for a groom on Friday, today he still has his little bow on his head!LOL!!

Made fudge, again, but I will give this to a friend at spinning, who is going to hospital and the rest to the family.

I also baked a very delicious carrot cake!!
So much for exercising!
Ag, I only had a small piece.
We had athletics on Friday, the school did very good. Megan got a first place on the 800m and a second place on the 1500m. So proud of her. Had friends over on Saturday and just chilled on Sunday. Also did some shopping{scrapping of course!} will show another time.

Enjoy your evening and have a blessed week!!
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hubby is on leave!!What does it mean??

My husband,decided on very short notice that he is taking some leave. We are not going away. It is just a stress reliever. SO: Today he started, cleaned the oven, cleaned the fridge, he made the bed as soon as I got up, when I left for gym and school, he started the washing! He even soaked the kitchen clothes:)
He ALSO got me a proper reptile cage, with the correct lightning and everything and he bought me another bearded dragon on Valentines day, his name,can you guess?? VALENTINE:) My injured little one is doing better:)
He even drove me up and down, to get Megan's dress ready for tomorrow night's belated Valentines dance at school.(will share the pics soooon!!)
Is he not great?? I love him to the moon and back(hmm, great title for a layout??)

I do not have any pictures today!! Will share my fudge and more, bitty later.
Ok, I am off, {to my bubble bath} Just had to brag a little bit!LOL!!

Love you all!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Just little things

Well, today is Saturday. What will it bring??

I woke up just after 6 this morning(that is late for me!!) waited up for Megan until 2 this morning, for the one bus they left with for athletics to Potchefstroom, was without lights!! He actually drove that way for half an hour, can you believe it??

Dragon is doing ok, he is eating very well, BUT I now start to wonder if he will ever be able to use his back legs again?

It is Valentines day tomorrow! Are you all planning something special? Don't know yet, I am not really into the Valentines day, why wait for a certain day to give flowers and cards and chocolates??

The heat here is terrible, it is draining all of my energy, we do have aircons, but with all the 4 legged children, I can not keep the doors closed for the whole day.

I don't know why, but I want to make fudge today, not that I am a big fudge eater, just want to make some, love the smell of it, while boiling.
Have a great weekend,relax and have fun!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Update AND Layout

Hallo all my bloggy friends:)
Hope that you all are doing well and having a SUPER day!!
I made this layout for a Scrap lift challenge over at PIT.
Took the photos at the Pilditch Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday.
I am very proud of my little{yes, to me, she is still little:)}girl, she did so well on Saturday.

On another note, I have some sad news: On Saturday, while in Pretoria, something terrible happened. My poor little bearded dragon got hurt in his cage very badly. He was sitting on his big rock like always, when the Reptile light, with the fitting came loose and fell on him. When we got home I saw it immediately as I walked in, he was lying under his little fountain all shrinked-up. I took him out, made him a warm beanie bag and put him on that, he was ok, for that moment. You can see that his little back got hurt very badly, and his back legs are only dragging along. So put him back in his cage, without the lid, for the night, Sunday morning 3 "0" clock I got up, to check on him:( He was lying on his back,legs in the air, in the saucer of the fountain, I left him there for dead, woke up my husband and just cried,cried,cried. I went to search for a little box, to proceed with the funeral, BUT as soon as I touched him. . . .HE BREATHED!!!!

Took him out again, in a little basket with warm beanie. Nursed him for the whole day.
He is still in pain, I can see that, but the lady at the pet shop said I must give him 2weeks to recover. He ate his cricket last night and Butternut Purity twice a day:)

I feel a bit more energised this week, decided to do only 2 classes per day. Still rough, in this morning's class, I burnt 2464 kilojoules!! My friend,Thania gave the class and she was on a HIGH!!

Shayne and Marcelle, your parcels are on their way:)

I am off to the shower now, going to the school's swimming gala.

Have a fantastic day!!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Valentines Crop 1# Challenge

Just uploaded this for a challenge over at PIT, i was a bit busy this weekend and could not attend the whole of the crop.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Way To God

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Enjoy your day
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

WOW!! I got chosen

Congrats To our Artist of the Month-tania van rooyen. Her gallery is full of wonderful creative lo's,altered items,mini albums and more, so please stop by her page and her gallery and see them for yourself. Congrats tania for being this month Artist of the Month!

That's right I got chosen on the Pages in Time forum as their artist of the month.
You can go over there(just click on my sidebar), and check things out, BUT beware, you might get addicted, plenty of ladies and scrap booking going on there, they also have weekend crops AND a Chat room:)