Sunday, July 14, 2013

Two More Books To Go... least in this 'series' And then I will have covered the basics for my family in the 'early years' That means I'm currently working on my brother and my books. Both fun, and both very different from each other. For me I'm going for girly girl stuff, which I do enjoy looking at as long as I don't need to look girly girl myself...and then a boy book for the man my dear brother is now. I might be biased, saying that he is the bestest brother. He is also my only brother. Which is a good thing as no other brother could compete. Having said that I do have an amazing brother-in-law too.

Ha! Doubly blessed. That's me!

This last week I knuckled down a bit and did this LO of myself with a favourite toy. I wonder how many pages I've made with that kind of red background paper? Love that colour!

I used Kimmi Stewart's Raggedy Doll Mini.

Then for my brother's book I did this one. The picture was taken in a town (and spa resort) called Goudini in South Africa. And way before I was even a twinkle in my parents' eyes...
Kimmi came to my rescue with a 'boy' kit for this LO with her 'Fish On!' kit
 And I even had the chance to save the overlay and wrap it up for you. Strike while the iron is hot, one never knows when I'll have time for such fun things again!
Download the Freebie Overlay HERE
Have a great week!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Holiday Feeling...

I'm not sure why I have a holiday feeling. I mean we did have Canada Day and Independance Day this week, but for us here it was full out work all week.
Maybe it was the muse, that came upon me last night, so that I changed things around on the blog a bit?

It could be that I have so much to do today, that it is easier to do something that was not on the list at all.
That is probably closer to the truth. Ha!

Whichever way, seven long months between freebies is simply too long, but here it is. A little overlay for you to break my 'bad habit' of freebie and posting neglect.

You can download the overlay freebie HERE
I used Hillbilly Bears Springtime Mini 3 by Kimberly Stewart for the overlay. It is available individualy or in a combo pack with 2 other Hillbilly kits
These are still on sale this weekend.
And now I really need to go clean my desk. How can I hope to get anything done if my desk is covered in 'under construction' bits and pieces?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Quick Page Helping Hand

Just before we left for South Africa, I realised that this would be the perfect opportunity to hand deliver photo books to my two sisters. One book I had done earlier, but the other I squeezed in in the nick of time. It arrived here shortly before we flew out.
My sisters loved their books andI had great fun making them. I did use a number of Quick Pages to help me out. Some from albums, but most ones I had made at some point in time.

This one was my contribution to an album that is for sale : Kimberley Stewart's  Honey Bumbles Quick Pages,

made with Kimberly's Honey Bumbles - the Kit

There is also a BragBook Album available
Kimmi has a couple of neat kits coming to her Scrapbook-Elements Store this Sunday.
I for one have plans for those kits...
Have a scrapping weekend...mine looks like it's going to be a bit busy, pity as I was hoping to get some pages done...


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ain’t She Sweet…?

I see her walking down the street….”
That’s about all I know of the lyrics of that song, but that is what this picture of my Mom reminded me of Winking smile She seems totally unaware of the camera! I’m not absolutely sure of the date, but it is pretty close!
Pretoria 1948

Right now, with the kind of temperatures we’re having in California, the only place to be is under a fan in a place with AC. Chances are excellent I’ll melt if ‘stored’ anywhere else….phew! I hope it is a wee bit cooler where you are…

Visiting South Africa

A whole lot has happenend in my life since the last time I posted here! All good, just very busy.
We recently visited South Africa and I brought back a whack load of pictures, both from the trip and some more oldies (yay!) so I hope to get some serious scrapping done between now and next year.
I did do a lot of work shortly before leaving in May. Enough to print two photobooks, BUT I was way too busy to show you those LO's at the time. I shall try to post some here on occasion!

For now, here is the first holiday one....

The font is one I had made. It's kinda strange to see your own handwriting on the screen ;)