Nothing in life can hold more joys or more tears, can make you more proud or more tired, or give back more rewards that being a parent.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Challenge #2 - BAM

Hello peeps

We have such miserable and cold weather in Durban (Yes I am glad!!) and am hoping to squeeze some srapping this weekend.  Tyler has 2 birthday parties this weekend and Ethan wants to spend his birthday money!!!

It's Challenge Friday on the Let's Scrap blog and this challenge is hosted by me.

So please go and pop in here.  You have two weeks to play along. Oh yes, you need to play to win!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Middle of the week sketch

Hello everyone

I am not sure about you but this year is flying by so quickly and the days/weeks are moving so quickly and the next thing, the new sketch is up on the Lets Scrap blog!!!

So without any further delay, here is the new sketch and dont forget to go to the main blog here to link up your take on the sketch.

Here is the card sketch:

Here is my first Christmas card:

I did this card on Corel Draw purely because I am going to print plenty of copies and stick them to cardstock.  Maybe I am just lazy but I have had families/friends moaning "why did he/she get that card and I got this one" and from 2014, everyone is getting the same card.  It also make it easier to send this via email to those who live overseas.

Also remember that there is a challenge coming up this week on the Lets Scrap Bog this Friday, 19th September but dont worry, I will send you a post!

Also do visit the blog as often as you can as the members post almost daily their takes on the sketches/challenges.

That's all for now.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Endless communication possibilities....

Our lives are so busy and sometimes we live so far from our families. We miss the relationships with our families and often we do not even share important life events with them. We live in a time where there are so MANY ways to communicate.  Endless communication possibilities. 

No one will ever love us unconditionally like our family can. We'd be fools not to take advantage of this opportunity.  Life is all about throwing curve balls and its where one needs their families to help each other to accept, move on and cherish the memories of those who left us.

Connor, we all knew that your day would come sooner than most young kids but were we really prepared for that day?   I know I wasn't but deep down I knew that you, Connor, are in a so much better and pain free place.

When you died my whole world came crashing down,
Everywhere I look are the memories of you,

I see you in my children and always speak about you to your cousins, Ethan and Tyler.

It's only been three years, but it still feels like yesterday
But I learned that God needed you more than we did, but why then?

Connor fought for 7 years against the mitrochrondrial disease and earned his wings on September, 16 2011.  

Connor, I miss you terribly and know that you are dancing high up in the clouds.

This will always be my favourite photo of you......

Aunty Bridgie

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Exciting news is....

Message from the Let's Scrap Sketches Blog!!!

We will be officially opening with a new sketch on Wednesday September 3rd. 
We hope to see you playing along with us then!!
This is our first ever blog post on this site. We are going to be a SKETCH BLOG CHALLENGE with weekly sketches for DOUBLE LAYOUTS, SINGLE LAYOUTS, and CARDS.

The challenges will run from Wednesday morning to the following Tuesday night so have a full week to play along.

 I would like you to help me welcome our NEW DESIGN TEAM and they are.... 
in no particular order.

Chriss America Real
Michelle Looi
Susanna Granroth
Carol Burger
Bridgie Myburgh
Lori Apgar Johnson
Kristine Ponte

The Administrators are...

Cathy van de Bruinhorst
Mindi Goll Brown
Val Thorpe 
Debby de Wilde

I hope that you will join us and play along.

We are half way through the week but also the new sketch at the Let's Scrap new blog has been revealed,   - so please go and check it out.

Here is this weeks sketch...

Here is my take on the sketch...

I am really loving single pages at the moment and I choose the right side to create this layout digitally on Coral Draw. 

This is my youngest sister, Kirsty and the photos were taken at her 30th birthday party.

Happy birthday Kirst!!!

Thanks for looking and remember, go and play at Lets Scrap!