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Monday, April 12, 2010


Hi there,

You will all be so proud of me.. my son is 12 and I finally scrapped his birth photos ! Whoo hoo… better late than never hey … LOL… And I even done pages of journaling for this layout. I found this stunning range of Jenni Bowlin papers (her papers and accessories are just too gorgeous.. check it out here:
http://www.jbsmercantile.com/ . She is a breath of fresh air and her products are new, fun and so fun to work with… (check her blog - http://jennibowlin.blogspot.com/)

Also managed to finally scrap my sons birthday party last year (this is only 10 months late.. LOL..). He is a skateboarding freak and it is very hard to scrap photos like that… he loved the page though, so I suppose I didn’t do too bad with it.

Another layout I completed was a kit designed by Lara Hanna.. finally got around to finishing it.. love how it came out.. Used a stunning zigzag stitch stamp to do the "fake stitching" around the papers.

Leave some love on my blog.... From all comments received I will send one lucky winner a free set of class notes for a class of their choice !

Here is a sneak peek of the “Any {egg}scuse for Chocolate” layout that I created.. I managed to create this layout using about 10 sheets of scrap pattern paper that I had lying around.

There is another cool layout too “Adrenaline Junkies” which I finished. This will be taught next month. Has a huge open circle for an A4 photo and lots of jumbos to go on top and under a flap. Suitable for any layout.


Please join us for a morning of Scrapping, Games and Fun to help raise funds for

DATE: Saturday the 5th of June 2010
TIME: 09h00 – 13h00
VENUE: Wilro Park Baptist Church
PRICE: ONLY R 220-00
Includes: Scrapbooking Class & Full Kit (double FAMILY page) , Games, Make ‘n Take, Prizes and a light meal ! Class & Photo req’s will be confirmed on booking.
TEACHER: Michelle van Wyk of Homespun Scrapbooking
RSVP: Sharon on 083 309 9858
scoetzer@xsinet.co.za or
Michelle on 082 874 1806 sa_homespun@mweb.co.za

We are a Place of Safety for abandoned, orphaned and neglected babies and children in the Roodepoort area. Our mission is to provide a loving, family environment and provide the best standard of care available to all of the children God blesses us with. The babies placed with us remain until they are able to be adopted, returned to their families or placed with long-term foster families.
Our ultimate goal is to find loving, God-fearing homes for these children. We are hoping to do this largely by word of mouth among friends and by making ourselves known in churches and societies in our area. Children who are not adopted will be brought up with us in the best simulation of a “normal” Christian home that we are able to provide.
We believe we have been called by God to demonstrate his practical love in this way and at this time in South Africa.
For more information or to make a donation please visit:

Our Photographic course kicked off last week and I’m sure that all our heads are still spinning from all that talk about aperatures, lenses, shutters, etc… I’m more confused than ever ! LOL… Greg promised though that by week 3 it will all fall together and make lots of sense… (holding thumbs).

Please note that I am only teaching a class at home this Tuesday night. (max 6 girls, first booked, first confirmed)
If you want to attend the Saturday classes (morning at SCRAPNIFICENT and afternoon at SCRAPBOOK ‘N THINGS), please email me and I will make the booking for you.

On a final note, please note that Kurt Darren concert is being held on 16 April 2010. This is to raise funds for Florida Hoerskool. There are still lots of tickets left. If you would still like to attend, please can you let me know. Advert attached under.

Have a great week !
Hugs, Mich