A picture is worth a 1000 words

A picture is worth a 1000 words


Monday, December 31, 2012

And so on this last day of 2012 I want to share this awesome mini-album that I made at The Scrapbook Studio in Jeffrey's Bay!  It is such an awesome album and the best is, you make it from scratch.  So you can add as many pages as you want and make it any size :-)

I used the brand new Kaisercraft range - forget-me-not.  When I saw the range, I immediately fell in love with it!  It is just gorgeous and so versatile!

Here are pictures of the album and the inside pages. 

Now all I need to do is add some pictures and further embellish the album :-)

Wishing everyone a blessed 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Scrappin'


Thursday, December 27, 2012

While browsing facebook earlier today, I came across the following link on Prima Marketing's facebook page - Sign up for Jump Start 2013! It's FREE!  When I started reading what it is all about, I thought that it is definitely something that I should sign up for.  Here's what they said :-)

Here we go again. 

After last year's success of Creative JumpStart Nathalie Kalbach decided to organize it again. (About 4,500 subscribers joined the Creative JumpStart in 2012. It was so much fun and so inspiring!)

So here's the scoop about it: 
January is approaching--a month that is full with promises, resolutions and intentions. A month that for many is following lots of holiday celebrations, family gatherings and other end-of-the-year events. It’s also time to start creating again. But, suddenly, there it is for some of us: that lost feeling on how to start. Here is the cure!   :-)

Nathalie invited a group of wonderful, inspiring, and creative ladies and gentlemen from around the globe in the mixed media and scrapbooking world to join together for the Creative Jump Start Summit 2013. We are coming together to show you some ways to get back into the creative groove and how to get your creative juices flowing. We want to share with you "3 Ways to ..." help you jump-start your creativity in 2013. 


Here’s what you get and how it works: 
  • 1. Throughout January we will share videos showing tutorials to inspire you –
  • 2. You sign up for the Creative JumpStart 2013 newsletter HERE and, in January 2013, you will receive  a daily link and password to unlock the view of the materials as soon as they go live
  • 3. On some days our Sponsors will have a giveaway for you and you will receive two newsletters these days
  • 4. You watch the presentations and you will be hopefully inspired to be more creative—all for FREE! If you like it you can donate to the cause - check it out here.
So come on—get inspiration from some of the most creative people in the community What are you waiting for?  
(Did I mention it’s FREE?)

So I have signed up and am really looking forward to it!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Scrappin'


Wednesday, December 19, 2012


We are happy to announce our participation in the Advent Celebration  Giveaway  with  Kaboo!


oh my word, I cannot believe that we are less than a week away from Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!  And it is already the third Wednesday in December :-)  That means that over at Let's Scrap the time has come for the card sketch of December and of course, our last card sketch for the year, 2012.  This week we have another stunning sketch designed by the very talented, Debby de Wilde :-)  Here is the sketch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am not a huge card maker, but I try and force myself to make cards from LS sketches, especially over Christmas time.  This year I unfortunately did not get around to it, and when I had to sit down and do this sketch, I just could not come up with something that is card-like for this week.  So in the end, I opted for a layout from a card sketch, which was also a first for me.  And I must say, I really enjoyed the challenge and will definitely do it again!  Here is my take on the sketch for this week.  

The paper I used is from the 2011 Mother's day collection from Kaisercraft.  Here are some pictures of the detail and embellishments.  

I really hoped I inspired some of you, so please head over to Let's Scrap and have a go at the sketch!

Happy Scrappin'


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I am super excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is that time again where the booking has been opened for the 2-day Convention during September of each year!  And like every other year, Glenda Viljoen will be hosting the SA Scrapbookg Convention during September 2013.  These events are always awesome and not to be missed.  It is a premier scrapbook convention that is the largest of its kind on the African continent, is held in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.  

The 2013 two-day event will consist of six classes taught by international teachers. The 2013 Teacher information will be updated as soon as we have confirmation and the relevant information from the participating companies.

At this moment they are sure that TERESA COLLINS will be coming to the event!  I am super excited about that, as I do not really get a lot of opportunity to scrap with her products.  To be honest, I have NEVER scrapped with her products (I did however buy some of her paper now, but more of that later).  Here is some more detail and information regarding TERESA COLLINS.

I love what I do. I believe that living a creative life is a daily journey for me. I constantly strive to "design" my surrounding and memories so that they will never be forgotten. If I don't tell my story, then who will? I am a designer and owner of Teresa Collins Designs who puts her heart into everything I design and create. I decorate my projects and home and sprinkle them with "meaning" along the way. As a industry leading craft designer and expert, I create and design craft and scrapbook products with timeless style and chic appeal.  I create to tell a story and make it easier to document life in an artistic way. I love to create boutique style projects to wear and to display in my home. There are NO RULES... and as I design that is my motto.  I love sharing my love of journaling, interior design, trying new crafty techniques, taking photos . . . and capturing "life" in the craft world.  
As the owner and designer of Teresa Collins Designs, I am busy designing the latest and greatest in the scrapbook industry as I travel the world sharing my knowledge. My products are found world wide in both independent and larger craft businesses. I have shared my passion for crafting and how to always put family first. A few of the places that I have been blessed to teach is/are the United States, France, Portugal, Wales, Mexico, Australia, Netherlands, the Carribean Islands, and the United Kingdom.
 I can be found traveling around the world and sharing my passion and love for all things chic, creative and trend setting to share my love of crafting.  I have made television appearances on HSN, QVC, DIY Network, infomercials, and Ideal World TV. I am a regular featured guest on Channel 4's Good Things Utah. I have my own weekly online show each Monday on My Craft Channel. My work, articles and products have been published in all of the major crafting publications. I have currently authored two Teresa Collins idea books and working on my third publication in hopes to continue to share my love of living a creative lifestyle. I have my own signature product lines with Xyron, Provo Craft and the Teresa Collins Stampmaker. I host my own crafting event Inspiration Unlimited each year.
I am married to the love of my life, Tyler. We have a beautiful blended "Brady Bunch" family together. Originally from Hickory North Carolina, I now reside with my family in Utah. I am so very fortunate to LOVE what I do!

Here are some details of the event itself :-)

Cost to attend - R3295.00* per person which includes:

  • Coffee, tea and a snack upon arrival on both days.
  • Mid-morning break with tea, coffee and a light snack on both days.
  • Buffet lunch - a cash bar will be available at lunch on both days.
  • Mid-afternoon break with tea, coffee on both days.
  • Six classes taught by the six international teachers.
  • Prizes and lucky draws sponsored by manufacturers in the scrapbooking industry.
  • An on-site scrapbook store filled with the latest, favourite and custom products.
  • Enjoyable times, friends and special touches to make the day an inspiring and memorable day.
  • Travel and accommodations are not included.
  • Everyone is welcome to sign up for the SA International Scrapbook Convention, but space is limited.

R3295.00 applies to a single payment by EFT or Credit Card. R3450.00 applies to the payment plan

Cancellation – SA Scrapbook Convention bookings are non-transferable. A non-refundable deposit of R750.00 is applicable to all bookings. Refunds will be credited to the same credit card used for the initial transaction. If the payment was made by EFT payment, the refund will be made by cheque. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for processing of the refund. A 25% cancellation fee will be charged until 2 August 2013 and after that date refunds will not be given. In this case, you will forfeit your full payment, but the kits will be kept and can be collected or couriered after the event. Hotel and travel cancellations are not the responsibility of SA Scrapbook Convention.

No Show – Registered students who are unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances will be able to receive class kits by making arrangements prior to the beginning of classes, 31 August or 7 September 2013 respectivey. Notification must be made to executive staff in writing or email. If arrangements are not made before classes begin, SA Scrapbook Convention cannot be held liable if class kits are not available.

Registration - Registration will take place from 16h30 to 18h30 on the Friday prior to the event in Johannesburg and Cape Town and then from 06h30 on the day of the event. You will require positive identification in the form of your ID document, driver’s license or passport to register. Please bring one passport size photo to registration. You will not be allowed to register on behalf of someone else for security reasons. Remember we are unable to allow 'substitutes' into the classes. If you are unable to attend any of the classes, please send us a written notification in advance so that arrangements can be made to have the class packs/kits put aside and arrangements made for you to collect them after the event.

Emperors PalaceEmperors Palace Hotel Casino and Convention Resort is conveniently situated alongside O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort combines timeless classical elegance and sheer excitement.
With luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in diningoptions, spectacular entertainment choices, a retail concourse, world class conferencefacilities, and impeccable service, Emperors Palace has it all. The Emperors Palace Courtesy Shuttle from OR Tambo International Airport runs every 20 minutes between the hours of 06h00 and 23h00 daily.

CAPE TOWN: Spier Estate, Stellebosch
Spier EstateSpier, in the heart of South Africa's Cape Winelands, is more than an innovative and iconic destination. It is a place of hope that delivers experiences that rejuvenate mind, body and soul. The fabric of Spier's rich history was created out of a journey that began in 1692 and has been embroidered for over three centuries. The original Manor House and slave bell, as well as the oldest dated wine cellar in South Africa, have been impeccably restored for future generations to stay in touch with the past.
Art, culture, wine, food, nature and conservation – these are the pillars of the Spier experiences and all are manifest on the estate, giving guests the opportunity to see, smell, hear, feel and taste for themselves the variety of unexpected encounters available at Spier.
Situated in the heart of South Africa's wine country, Spier's Wines are core to the business. Spier Wines has produced award-winning wines that have won global recognition. At Spier, guests and visitors can experience the art of fine wine through tasting opportunities.
Spier has long believed that the arts have a crucial role to play in the African Renaissance as art, in all its forms, has the power to transform societies. As such, we launched the Spier Arts Summer Season 11 years ago as a way to express our passion for the arts. A fine collection of African art has been deployed throughout the estate. It draws our guests into exploring the vibrancy, energy and life of the diverse heritage of the Cape and the African continent, embodying multiple cultures and traditions. Visitors can absorb the power of this collection with ease as they stroll around Spier. Spier's promise to our audience - be they visitors, guests, wine lovers or business partners - is to deliver excellence in all our endeavours.
SCHEDULE - (Subject to change)

16h30 - 18h30: Registration for booked delegates
(All time schedules are subject to change)
06h15 Registration for those delegates not registered on the Friday
06h30 Tea/Coffee/Juice and snack
07h30 Registration closes
07h30 Doors open for Group Bookings
07h45 Doors open for all other bookings
08h00 Session 1
10h30 Tea Break
11h00 Session 2
13h30 Lunch
14h30 Session 3
17h00 End of Day
(All time schedules are subject to change)
07h00 Tea/Coffee/Juice and snack
07h30 Doors open for Group Bookings
07h45 Doors open for all other bookings
08h00 Session 4
10h30 Tea Break
11h00 Session 5
13h30 Lunch
14h30 Session 6
17h00 End of Day
16h30 - 18h30: Registration for booked delegates
2011 Cape Town
(All time schedules are subject to change)
06h15 Registration for those delegates not registered on the Friday
06h45 Tea/Coffee/Juice and snack
07h30 Registration closes
07h30 Doors open for Group Bookings
07h45 Doors open for all other bookings
08h00 Session 1
10h30 Tea Break
11h00 Session 2
13h30 Lunch
14h30 Session 3
17h00 End of Day
(All time schedules are subject to change)
07h00 Tea/Coffee/Juice and snack
07h30 Doors open for Group Bookings
07h45 Doors open for all other bookings
08h00 Session 4
10h30 Tea Break
11h00 Session 5
13h30 Lunch
14h30 Session 6
17h00 End of Day

Ladies, from experience, these events are really awesome and worth every cent!!!!!!!!!!  So for a booking form and more information hop on over to http://www.scrapbookex.co.za/index.html

Happy Scrappin'


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hello everyone, over at Let's Scrap it is time for the new sketch.  This week's sketch was designed by the very talented Jennifer Russell.

For this sketch I only used the left hand side of the sketch and made a single layout.  

All the paper in this layout is from Simple Stories, year.o.graphy collection.  All the embellishments on this layout is from the collection and papers itself.  Here are some close-up pictures of the detail.

I really enjoyed using this sketch and making this layout.  Hope you enjoyed it!

Happy Scrappin'


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Good afternoon ladies, I have not been around for quite some time, but will try and get updated with some posts in the next couple of days :-)

I am very excited and proud to announce that I have been chosen for the Let's Scrap Design Team from December 2012 until March 2013!!!!!  This will be my third term on the DT and I am super excited to be working with some very talented fellow DT members.  They are as follows:

I am so excited to be working with all these talented ladies!  A huge congrats to all of them and a special congrats to Cathy for being our DT organiser!!!!!

For the DT application we had to make a layout from the following sketch, designed by Jennifer Russell,

This is my take on the sketch,

The pictures in this layout was taken of our newest addition to our little family - our baby boy, Jonathan.  The pictures were taken at his newborn shoot when he was only 6 days old.  I just love all the pictures that the photography, Henriette Wolfswinkel from Howling Moon Photography took.  For more pictures, have a look at the blogpost from the photographer, HELLO JONATHAN! / JOHANNESBURG NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

I used Kaisercraft Miss Match collection paper and embellishment and the title I used are from Enmarc.  Here are some pictures of the details.  

I hoped you had fun reading the post.

Happy Scrappin'


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hi there everyone and welcome to your next stop in the

If you came here from Denise van Deventer at www.strawbspatch.blogspot.com it means you are in the right place.  If you did not, Alma van Biljon Carter at http://www.emsigebiene.blogspot.com/ has the blog hop order to help you find your way. 

I am so happy that you have decided to join us for the Enmarc Spring 2012 Blog Hop!  For those of you who are new to the site, Enmarc is a relatively new Social Network where a wonderful group of scrapbookers encourage and motivate each other in our love for scrapbooking!  New sketches are posted once a challenge is finished and sample layouts are uploaded by members to provide inspiration to all.  Enmarc sponsors all the challenges where you can win an awesome prize for each challenge entered.  Our forum contains Tutorials, Tip & Tricks and General Discussions.  We believe we have one of the friendliest communities of scrappers on the web and are so glad that you have decided to check us out during our blog hop!

The Enmarc Spring 2012 Blog Hop starts Saturday, 1 September 2012 and runs until 11:59pm, South African time on Sunday, 30 September 2012.  That's right, it runs for the entire month!!!!!!!  There are 8 Design Team, Contributing Design Team members and Administrators from Enmarc hosting the blog hop.  They will each have a challenge for you to do and a prize that you can win.  Also, some of the hosts of the group do not have a blog, but their challenges will be posted together with all the other challenges on the Enmarc Social Site, as well as on their Facebook pages.  So make sure you befriend them on Facebook.  

Not only do you have a chance to win a prize for each challenge you enter, but if you complete and post an entry for EVERY challenge along the blog hop by 30 September 2012, your name will be entered into a random draw for an awesome prize supplies by Enmarc Crafts!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok ladies, my challenge is a MONOCHROMIC CHALLENGE WITH A TWIST.  In order to complete my challenge you have to do the following:  
  • Your layout has to be a monochromic layout, but two colours have to be used.  One primary and a second as the secondary colour. In my case I used blue as my primary colour and yellow as my secondary colour.
  • Along with that you have to use 9 products/techniques from the list given below. 
    • Pattern paper;
    • Cardstock;
    • Ribbon;
    • Flowers;
    • Butterflies;
    • Die-cuts;
    • Metal embellishments;
    • Epoxy stickers;
    • Chipboard;
    • Pearls;
    • Heat embossing;
    • Embossing;
    • Stamping;
    • Rub-ons;
    • Brads/Eyelets 
Here is my layout :-)

For my RAK, I will be offering a gift voucher from the Scrapbook Studio in Jeffreys Bay worth R200.

Here is a little about

The shop is located in the main street of Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. One block from the beach! We started our shop out of desperation for a haven of creativity, and what was just a small classroom, has now turned into one of the finest Scrapbook Supply, Cardmaking and Mixed Media shops around. We stock over 12 000 items in our store and over half of them are also available online at www.scrapbookstudio.co.za.  We love, love, love paper and we just can’t get enough of it!  Stamping, Inking and Punching also feature high on our list of Scrapbooking priorities!  We try our best to always have the latest products in store as soon as they are available. Classes are taught on a weekly basis and you are welcome to come and scrap at the store every day, where one of our talented staff members will help you with your pages/cards/projects.  We also sponsor various community projects in our town, as we believe that giving back to the community is really important.  Please visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapbook-Studio/123773987712752 or our blog http://www/scrapbookstudio.blogspot.com to view some of our projects!  We hope you will enjoy the prize that we are sponsoring and look forward to seeing you in store or online!


Herewith the general rules for the Enmarc Spring 2012 Blog Hop.
  1. You must become a follower of my blog.
  2. Be sure to use at least TWO Enmarc whiteboard/chipboard products and name them in the comment section when you post your layout to the gallery.  You can go to the Enmarc Crafts website's catalogue to get the names of the products you used if you do not have the packaging anymore.
  3. Please leave me a comment here on the blog and tell me who or what your favourite topic to scrap is.
  4. You must upload you layout/card/project to the Enmarc Gallery.  You must tag your layout correctly in order for it to be entered into the challenge.  For my challenge, my tag would be SPR2012,CH4 - NO space between SPR and 2012, seperated by a comma and then the challenge number with no space either.
  5. Come back to my blog and provide a link to your layout in the Enmarc gallery.
  6. I will randomly select one person who completed challenge 4 to receive the RAK I am offering.  The draw will be done no later than 03 October 2012.
If you have ANY questions, please reply to the following link:  Enmarc Spring Blog Hop Rules

So this brings Challenge 4 to an end, hope you enjoy it.  Now head on over to Mariaan Fouche at http://mariaanfouche.blogspot.com/ for challenge 5.  


Friday, August 31, 2012

Hi there blogger friends!  

I am very excited to announce that there will be a blog hop during the entire month of September!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The blog hop will be running from the 1st to the 30th of September 2012, so make sure to mark your calandars and be ready to make some beautiful projects and of course win some AWESOME blog candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I must admit, since we found out I was pregnant at the beginning of the year, I have not been able to keep my attention on my scrapbooking.  Most of the time is either spent at the office or doing baby shopping - and there are so many gorgeous baby thingies :-)

Here and there I have been able to make time to scrap, the inspiration is not always there, but I got some stuff done.  I have not however been able to keep my blog up to date.  So today's posts are more about showing some of the layouts I have made in the past few weeks, but not been able to blog about.

Along with Scrap Africa's 5th Sketch challenge, there was some awesome news that the sponsor for this sketch is Kaisercraft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This time there is two prizes!  In order to stand a chance of winning one of the two prize packs, all you have to do is take part in either sketch challenge #5 or challenge #5 (I have done a blog post on this, here is the link if you want to go and have a look -


Each of the prizes include the following:

  • 35 sheets of paper;
  • 3 paper pads;
  • 3 packs of rub-ons;
  • 3 packs of stamps;
  • 1 pack of ribbon;
  • 1 pack of collectables;
  • 1 acetate sheets and
  • 5 sticker sheets (30x30)
These prize packs include materials from the brand new collections, Magnolia Grove and Rock Pool, as well as 4 other brand new collections that will be released in June and July!  Oh my word, this is awesome news, it really makes me wish that I could take part in this challenge!  You really do not want to miss out on this great opportunity!

I guess by now you cannot wait to see the sketch, well here it is!

Due to the fact that our sponsor for this challenge was Kaisercraft, it was requested that we as designers use Kaisercraft products in our layouts.  To me that was definitely no problem and even less of a challenge, due to the fact that I adore Kaisercraft and have almost ALL of there ranges.  Here is my take on the sketch.  

The best news ever is that this challenge is still open until 31 May 2012.  So please go and enter your layouts on Scrap Africa, so you can stand a chance to win this awesome prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scrappin Regards


Monday, May 28, 2012

hi there ladies

I trust you are all doing well and that the creative juices are flowing and spilling over those creative buckets!!!!!!!!

There has been so many things going on lately, that I have not been getting to everything.  But I was thinking that while I have a few minutes now, I can give you an update as to what is happening over at FabScraps.

Firstly, there are two brand new collections that have been launched in the past month or so.  The first collection is the C48 Rustic Collection.








Then there is the lovely C49 Victoria Collection, shown below.  








Then of course, there is still time to enter the Fabulous May/June Giveaway from 12 May until 12 June.  All you need to do is submit your project by emailing it to laura@fabscraps.co.za.  Once you see your project on Facebook in the May/June Giveaway folder, get your friends to like your layout/project.  The project with the most likes, WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You can submit any project, it does not have to be a FabScraps project.  And what is up for grabs, have a look at this!!!!!!!!!!!!

Between these lovely collections and this awesome giveaway, this Monday can not be other than Fabulious! So head on over to the FabScraps blog to see some of the other happenings over at FabScraps!

Scrapping Regards
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