Always carry a Camera.. life happens all around you.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Hi there,

Hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend! My weekend was hectic. My son was on KTV on Saturday morning and we had to be at the MNET studios at 7 in the morning.. yawn !!! Too early for me ! LOL. They had lots of fun and won soccer balls and other small prizes for taking part in challenges, games, etc. Nice morning out for the kids. Nice that KTV do that for the kids !
Hubby was home from East London as well, so that was nice to spend time with the family. Due to spending so little time with my family, I have made the decision to no longer teach classes at SCRAPNIFICENT. I will only be teaching from my studio (Homespun Scrapbooking, 7 Kameelperd Ave, Krugersdorp) and from SCRAPBOOK 'n THINGS (Florida - Lara). So please remember to book early to get into the classes, as they do fill up quickly.

One of my favorite quotes is: “Always carry a camera as life happens all around you”.. this is so true.
Driving home yesterday I came across this site in our local park. How awesome. The “inventor” was quiet happy for me to take some photos of his “Nissan Mandela”.. amazing how creative some people are.

We start our second batch of Avid Photographers this week. Looking forward to meeting you all ! See you all THIS Wednesday (19 May 2010) at 18h30.

Please note that this weeks classes are:
Tuesday :
Class is an Open Class and you can choose from any layout you wish or just come crop and scrap with friends.
Class runs from 18h00 – 21h00
I will no longer be teaching at Scrapnificent any more, so I will only be doing my afternoon class at my home on Sat.
LIFE is a journey, Travel it well.
Class runs from 14h00 – 17h00.

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK for Charity Day – Bookings close this week – 21 May 2010

{5 June 2010}


ONLY - R 220-00

(includes double layout kit & class, light lunch, games and make ‘n take)
LAYOUT: Title: {OWL} always love you
It is a Family layout using new ART from the HEART papers



For only R 1 100-00
@ Chicama Country SPA
Bookings open Now

Michelle @ 082-874-1806 (Homespun Scrapbooking)
Michele @ 082-852-8309 (the Village Scrapper)

What better way to spend the day , doing the 2 things we girls love best…

Scrapping and being Pampered at a SPA…

Begin the day with fresh fruit salad and muffins, tea, coffee or fruit juice
Morning spent scrap booking (double layout taught by Mich and Mitch)
Tea and coffee break
Buffet lunch
2 x SPA Treatments

Treatments split into 2 – 1 hour and 30 min - choose one treatment from each.
1 hour treatments:
Hot Stone Full Body Massage (1 hr)
Full Body Swedish Massage (1 hr)
TheraVine Hydrating Facial (1 hr)
30 min treatments:
Stress Relief Scalp & Neck Massage (30 min)
Reflexology (30 min)
Heavenly Vine Hand Experience (30 min)
Heavenly Vine Foot Experience (30 min)
(with use of Jacuzzi, steam room and indoor heated swimming pool)
End the day wih a glass of Zorgvliet wine

So, remember to diarise the dates and hoping to see you all at a class soon !

Wishing you all a great week and hope you all get LOTS of scrapping done. I plan to do lots of scrapping this week.. will post my layouts or sneek peaks as soon as they are done !

Hugs, Mich


Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Wow, I am very excited, I have been asked to join the Scrap Sheets design team.

Received my first pack last week using the awesome new CAT cutouts and Scrap sheets papers:
Thanks to Claudia for these stunning photos of her babies !

I also received the latest Pack of NETBALL cutouts to use and used these awesome blue papers from Scrapsheets ... they worked very well with these photos of Deandre !

Both these layouts will be kitted end of May for purchase. If you would like to purchase, please let me know on 082 874 1806 or sa_homespun@mweb.co.za and I will send you more details.

Scrap Sheets papers are so easy and fun to work with. They have at least 3 to each range so that the colors all blend and work well together.

Along with their Chipboard themes they also have LETTERS and SWIRLS, etc to go with all the layouts.. Love using this range !
Thanks again to Lorna and Debbie for adding me to your team !
Hugs, Mich

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Wow, what fun we had at our 101 Scrapbook Beginners Retreat otherside of Pietersburg !

10 girls... all eager to learn how to scrap.. they came packed and ready. We left bright and early on Friday morning and scrapped from early morning hours till late in the evening from Friday to Sunday !

There was still time however for some fun by the bonfire, to go on game drives (even at 11 at night) and to drink shooters for breakfast !

A few injuries were found along the way, but what better way to love your craft than to add a bit of yourself to it.. LOL!

We done a Beginners Mini album and done 2 double layouts on the Saturday. All the girls almost finished and I was very proud of them ! well done ladies.

Kits available at R 145-00 (all inclusive).

After the success of the weekend, everyone has asked me to do a {CANVAS FULL DAY CLASS}

Please note that this will be held on the
16th of June (YOUTH DAY HOLIDAY)...

Details to follow shortly - Watch this space

Please phone me to book for class. HOMESPUN SCRAPBOOKING - 082 874 1806


5 May -18h30–20h00 Photography Class 101 (5 of 6)
6 May -18h30–20h00 Open Class (any layout)
8 May -09h00-12h00 LAYOUT: Adrenalin Junkies
8 May -14h00 -17h00 LAYOUT: Any {egg}scuse for Chocolate
11 May - 18h00-21h00 Open Class (any layout)
12 May - 18h30–20h00 Photography Class 101 (6 of 6)
18 May - 18h00-21h00 Open Class (any layout)
19 May - 18h30–20h00 Photography Class (2)101 (1 of 6)
22 May - 09h00-12h00 Teaching @ Scrapnificent
22 May -14h00 – 17h00 LAYOUT: Life is a Journey
25 May -18h00 - 21h00 Open Class (any layout)
26 May -18h30–20h00 Photography Class (2) 101 (2 of 6)

Well, now it is back to the grindstone... have a great week !

Hugs, Mich