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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Hi there,

Yesterday was my birthday.. YAY me.. LOL! With hubby being away it is rather sad and lonely, but he sent me the most beautiful bunch of roses ever .. check these out.. How lucky am I ?

Klaven (my 13 yo) even used his own money and bought me a present (so sweet - the loveliest vase) and Brent gave me a big "Kiss and Hug", as I told him that is all that I wanted for my birthday. He sang to me early before I was even awake... he is just too cute !

Spent the evening with my boys at home, and Scrapping up a storm in my scraproom.

I decided to do a layout for hubby, seeing as he is so special. This layout also doubles up for a challenge on "Lets Scrap", we had to use Pinwheels and Circles. Love the use of pinwheels, they are so cute on a layout when you don't know what else to do (especially for those hard boy pages).

Used BALSA wood for the Journalling strips... they worked well with this page.

To make pinwheels, check out this cool step-by-step tutorial: http://lotstoscrap.blogspot.com/2010/05/tuesdays-tips-techniques-pinwheels-part.html

On Saturday we celebrated MIDMAS (Christmas in July). Vanessa (my sister) has it every year at her house. As it is too hot in South Africa in December to have Turkey, veggies and all the trimmings, we normally "braai" on Christmas day or do cold meats.. so in July when it is cold, we haul out the decorations, Xmas Tree, we swap gifts, eat Turkey and Gammon, and listen to Christmas songs ... LOL

It was freezing, but what a stunning evening. Everyone had to bring a wrapped gift and then done a Present Swap where we stole each others presents.. such a fun game. Chaos broke out as usual as everyone always wants the same presents. This year the folding camping chairs, umbrella, cooler box and camping kettle (and the cordless screwdriver) were the most sought after gifts of the evening. Everyone fought for them and they were soon "dead" - can only be stolen 3 times.. LOL! Check out the "dud" prize of the evening.. a chicken foot back scratcher..I just LOVED this !

My best friend Angel and her daughter Shenay came and spent the weekend with me and it was so much fun ! She came with me to Midmas and we got to catch up as we haven't seen each other in a long time. We go back to primary school and she even made my wedding dress. Nice to have friends that you can rely on !

Sunday afternoon I took the boys to see TOY STORY 3.. Bumped into my friend Michelle at the movies and we took the kids together. What an awesome movie.. The kids couldn't understand why Mich and me were crying so much. Our eyes were all red and puffy by the time we came out the movie.. LOL! You have to go see it..even if you dont' have kids ! (I was just not impressed with Jeremy's voice as Chatterbox... was totally out of place with all those American voices).. didn't sound cool at all.

This weekend I am off to visit my hubby in East London.. Cannot wait, it is the first time the boys will be flying. They are so excited. We can then celebrate my birthday properly. Was a rather lonely one at home alone. Next year is the big {40} so then I can party big !!

Watch this space for a sneak peak of the TRAVEL layout to follow when we come back from our trip. Hope to take LOTS of photos !

Have a great week and hope to catch up soon !


  1. Sound like you had quite the week. Love your layout and all the pictures of your Christmas. Have a great time visiting your hubby.

  2. Good to hear you had a wonderful birthday - now enjoy your weekend with hubby - afterall when you get back we have a lot of work to do for the weekend (6 weeks and counting!!!!)

    Love your work.