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Friday, July 30, 2010


As you all know, I am on a quest to scrap all my OLD photos finished. For this reason, I am addicted to the LETS SCRAP site.. I really love the sketches that they post weekly and the challenges.. and am trying to do at least one (or more) a week to get through my HUGE pile of old photos.

The challenge for August is a COSMO CRICKET challenge where you can win awesome paper packs of Cosmo Cricket stock. (check out their link: http://letsscrap.ning.com/ under design team challenges)
You need to create a layout using a Lets Scrap sketch and Cosmo Cricket paper.. I found these photos of Klaven wehn he was about 4 or 5.. he had a CULTURAL day at the Nursery School and wanted to go as an American Cowboy. I found this leather in my stash and sewed him a waistcoat and chats until midnight ! LOL.. thank goodness for Woolies, I was able to send him with mini "hamburgers.." what else do cowboys eat after all.. LOL
I used the right half of this sketch for my challenge..
Close ups of some of the details:
Used a "zigzag" stamp for fake stitching.
Am really liking strip journalling at the moment...
This weeks sketch at Lets Scrap is so cute.. love this arrow...

Found photos of Klaven's 4th birthday. We went to a local Plant Nursery where they had a Farmyard and specialised in FarmYard parties.. they brought out the aminals for the kids to touch, they got to feed them, etc.. was so fun !
The quality of the photos is very bad.. but at least I have the memories and I finally got to scrap them ! YAY me ! LOL

Again, used lots of old papers and scraps for this challenge.. nice to use up old stash.

Closeups of some of the elements used. Found an old card he received on this particular birthday and cut it up to use on the page...

Neville home this weekend, so that is my scrapping for the week. Need to spend my time with my husband and kids I think.

Hope you girls have lots of fun scrapping.. and looking forward to meeting some of you next weekend at our SURVIVOR RETREAT... it is a week away ! WOWZA... time sure flies..

Hugs, Mich


  1. I love all the brads and stitching on your cowboy layout and the bright colors and cute birthday embellies on the birthday layout. Doesn't make you feel good when you get some of those old pictures done.
    Thanks so much for you sweet comments you left me on my blog.

  2. Love your take on these sketches... your "old" photo layouts are gorgeous.