Saturday, August 30, 2008
I bought a couple of the core'dinations cardstock a while ago and couldn't wait to start playing with it. It's simply amazing what beautiful effects you get when you distress this cardstock! I couldn't stop mysself and just had to distress the entire page.
Friday, August 29, 2008
I took these pictures in our garden last weekend:
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
You HAVE to go over there and try it out for yourself. I'm seriously considering ordering a pair - not of this design though! I'll have to come up with something good first - something pretty but still functional!
What's even more amazing is that they ship within 24 hours after receiveing your order! Wowee! I'm working in the Supply Chain field and that is totally unbelievable!
There are loads of other things like t-shirts coffee mugs and many more that you can also customize but so far the shoes is by far the coolest thing there!
Go on, check it out RIGHT NOW!!! ------------> Zazzle
Please come back and tell me what you think.
And all the chicks for whom this is old news and you've ordered a dozen of these already - please tell me if it's really as great as they make it out to be.
Monday, August 18, 2008
I love her products and they just seem to get better with each season! In her latest CHA Summer 2008 catalog she has the most beautiful stuff! On page 16 you will see the mirror album that I used to make my mirror album. She also have a great new collection for boys called Street Smarts. Can't wait for it to hit our shops. Unfortunately her stuff is not so readily available around here. :(
You seriously have to go check out her new website! It's so ... Heidi! Be sure to check out the HKS Theater where she shares her mission statement with us- I think it's such a nice personal touch!
Can't wait to see what see comes up with in her digi boutique - opening in September '08!
Have I mentioned that I'm a Heidi fan? Not just of her products - she's one great, inspirational lady!!
I love you Heidi!!!!!!! :)
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I also finished another lo and I'm busy working on another but can't get to upload it now - will try to do it later today.
I love to see what other girls do with my designs! Just look at this pretty layout and cards that Jacinda made with some of my designs:
Thanks for sharing your work with us Jacinda! Visit her blog (Digi Kiwi Chick) to check out more of her fabulous work!
I'll be back later to show off some more!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Here's how it will work:
You look through the books that I have available
You pick one you like
You let me know which one you like
You also let me know which books you have available to exchange
I pick a book I like
I send you a book
You send me a book
Go to my Michelle's Book Exchange page for all the details.
Hundreds of you have downloaded my freebies (which I appreciate!) but I don't get any links to your layouts where you've used it.
Here's the deal - you link me up to your layout/s where you've used (even if it's just one element) my designs and I'll send you the download link to my Spring Doodles kit.Sounds fair? Well I think so!
Can't wait to see your work!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Try making your own - it's so easy and there are so many designs to choose from - and best of all - it's free!
|Make a Smilebox scrapbook|
This weekend I'm going to be all by myself - the kids are going to their dad and Leon is away on a hunting trip until Sunday. My mom will come and stay with me so we can catch up a little and we're just going to chill! Sounds like we're literally going to chill if I look at the weather forecast!!
I want to do paper scrapping this weekend. I want to scrap and cut and paste and paint and ink and tear and play and play and play until I have paint / glue / ink / paper scraps EVERYWHERE! I haven't done paper scrapping for ages and I'm really feeling the withdrawal symptoms.
So - bad news is that I probably won't have a freebie for you this weekend :( Hope that doesn't make you love me less! ;)
Before the fun and games can start - I have to get back to real life for a while - We have our monthly business meeting this morning and still have a couple of reports and stats to finish before then - B O R I N G!!!!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday – Took the kids to their athletics meeting in Orkney. There were 7 schools competing – so much more competition than last week. Once again - Marco made me such a proud mommy! He won his high jump event and came second (only just! I must add) with turbo jav (like mini javelin) and shotput. We’re not sure about the results of his sprints (80m and 100m) because there were 2 heats and no finals – they work on the times and we don’t know what they were yet but he won the first heat.
Here is my little champ in action:
100 metre sprint:
His very first spikes: We were exhausted when we came home but we managed to see the highlights of the Olympics opening ceremony – wow, even though I hate what’s going on behind the scenes in that country (w.r.t. human right violations) I have to give credit where credit is due – that was one magnificent show!!! Wish I had more time to watch some of the events on TV.
On Saturday I had a “shopping date” with a friend. We didn’t really do a whole lot of actual shopping – more like drooling over all the pretty things we saw. We browsed around in all the antique shops and art galleries in Parys. I only bought this pretty little Willow Tree figurine Her name is Happiness and I can see why! This is my first one but I will have to add a couple more of them to my collection soon!
I had a bit of an accident – in one of the shops my handbag bumped against a lamp which caused a domino effect on all the things stacked on the table! Luckily only one thing broke but it was a very expensive hand made glass plate and I had to cough up R295 (roughly USD40) for it!
I saw the most beautiful paintings by a local artist – can’t remember her name now – but I’m definitely going to save up to buy one of her paintings. I can’t believe we spent 6 hours in town and we didn’t even cover half of the shops! And I thought Parys was a tiny little country town. Don’t underestimate this little town – it’s filled with treasures!
Saturday evening we took the kids out for dinner and I spent the rest of the evening playing around with my digi toys.
We all went to bed way past on Saturday night so when
Have I mentioned that I LOVE weekends?!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Leon has been going there on fishing trips for over 20 years now and he is so much in love with that place! His entire being changes when he talks about it. I couldn’t really understand what he was going on about until he took me there for the first time. It’s something you have to experience for yourself – no word (in my limited English vocabulary at least) can describe the beauty of the desert and the ocean there!! We would love to retire there one day.
This is my layout that I made with this set:
2 x plain cardstock with inked edges (black and white)
2 x patterned paper with a skully design
2 x skully charms (with and without ring)
1 x torn and distressed cardboard skully
1 x plain skully
1 x brown paper skully
1 x distressed skully strip
3 x plastic embellies to cheer up your skully page (crown, heart, flower)
This is what it looks like from up close: If you like it, you can download the set here: (link expired)
Be sure to visit my blog because in a day or two I will a matching alphabet ready for you – similar to the one in my layout but each letter will be separate.
Monday, August 4, 2008
This one was done by Melanie - I love the layering that she did here!
This pretty layout was done by Shy - look at the cutie pie under the tree and that beautiful sun!
Sandy made this beautiful calendar page with the set.
This one was made by Kim Watson - aaawwwhhh - look at the love birds - and I'm not even talking about those two little birdies in the tree! ;o) Great job Kim! This is my take on the challenge:
Thanks to all the girls who submitted layouts - check your mailboxes for a link to the bonus freebie any time now! Here's a little peek at what the bonus freebie looks like:The kit consists of:
4 x patterned papers
4 x shaped textured cardstock with chalked edges
4 x epoxy stickers
4 x glass pebbles
4 x lace strips
4 x lace bows
2 x acrylic strips
1 x journaling block
1 x metal frameHope you like it and enjoy working with it - if you do - please link me!