Just Be Yourself

And here is my second share for the day, using ephemera over at The Scrap Room.

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This was easy as pie for me – I am a sucker for ephemera and you’ll be hard pressed to find a layout of mine that DOESN’T contain at least one piece of ephemera!

Here’s what I created:






Single Page LO, The Studio Challenges

A Laugh | The Studio DT

Hi guys

Right now, we have a really great challenge for you to join us in, over at The Studio Challenges!  August is Happy month in the US, so that is our theme – scrap a happy photo!

Here is what I did.

I chose this photo because it simply oozes the happiness my daughter felt recently when she got to experience snow for the very first time!  Not only did she get to throw snowballs, but she got snowed ON and also caught snowflakes on her tongue!  For us here in South Africa, snow is a very, very big deal!





Single Page LO, Stick It Down

Let’s Go To The Beach

You guys!  In June I won the challenge at Stick It Down and was asked to be on their guest Design Team for the month of August.  How awesome is that?  I am so happy and excited and stoked and pleased and ecstatic to have been given this honour!

So, without further ado, here is the sketch I was given to work with:

And here is how I interpreted the sketch.  In lieu of using 3 photographs, I used one of my favourites from our recent holiday – and then added 3 chippie frames instead.  I kept the corner elements a little smaller than the sketch and then I added chippies to those, to draw the eye to the photograph / centre of my layout.


And here are some close ups!




Scrap Our Stash, Single Page LO

Forever In My Heart

My heart is sad and bereft this week as I lost one of my best friends – at the hands of another.  My dog attacked my cat and she died.  That’s all that I want to say about that.

But I want to share a layout I created, based on the challenge at Scrap Our Stash:

Now, before you start thinking – why would you create a layout with you and your cat, based on Thelma and Louise?? … I ask that you please bear with me.

In the movie, apart from wreaking a little havoc, these two friends stuck together, through thick and thin, right until the very end.

Well, that is the relationship I had with my cat.  She came to me in 2005 while I was pregnant, and then I lost that baby.  After that, I lost many more babies, suffered from severe clinical depression, lost my husband and more recently I lost my daddy.  My cat was ALWAYS there for me – through thick and thin.  She literally followed me around and when I was at my lowest of lows and ugliest of ugly, she was right there with me – without fail.  Unfortunately, due to the nature of the attack by my (also very beloved) dog, I was not able to get to her and hold her until she took her final breath… this will haunt me for the rest of my life, as I was not able to be with her like she had been there for me countless times before.

So anyway, here is my layout.  I have included the word friend and in the last image below, you can see where I have tucked my journal card behind the photograph.





Anna's Craft Cupboard, Single Page LO

Love Forever


I’ve decided to enter more challenges because I simply can’t get enough of my art / therapy (although doing this one of daddy and I was hard – his loss is still so raw for us)!  One such challenge site that I recently came across is Anna’s Craft Cupboard – and this is their sketch challenge for August:

August 2018 Scrapbooking Sketch Challenge

I rotated the sketch once anti-clockwise and this is what I created, based on the sketch: