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Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Oh check how cool... I was finally allowed to enter the Boardroom at work at lunch time.. what a fun surprise.. a Kiddies 4(0)th birthday party .. JUST for me ! LOL.. how cute is this?

Even the cutest Cupcakes and a 4(0)th candle.. LOL

The main "Princess"... aka Me.. LOL

Close up of our party packs... Ilsa and Carla decorated and done everything ! Thank you so much ladies.. this was so much fun !

We even had McDonalds for lunch.. how kiddie is that..!! Loved it...

Hugs, Mich


This past Saturday we had our annual Tsholofelo Baby Sanctuary Scrapbooking Charity day.

It was so much fun.. 34 ladies braved the cold and came together to scrap and celebrate being freinds !

Thank you ladies for all your donations. We managed to raise a nice amount for the Charity and all the goodies you brought will be most welcome for the two new babies that the Home has taken in.

Hugs, Mich and Sharon


Wow, OK today I am the big 40 !!

I cannot believe that the years have passed so quickly... wow ! Oh well, someone told me that birthday are very good for you.. the more you have, the longer you live ! That is just SO TRUE.. LOL!

Cannot believe I was young once.. Hee hee... although I am still a children...

This is me celebrating something (I am the one on the left blowing the noisemaker..LOL) I must have been like 3 or 4 !

Unfortuantley my hubby is away from home today so he spoiled me with the most amazing bunch of flowers which were delivered to work.. check these out !

How awesome are they !

When I arrived at work, I was given a Tiara, Wings and a Wand to carry around all day.. I am having a PARTY at lunch time.. LOL ! Cannot wait.. should be fun...

Who says you can't be a kid at 40 ! After all 0 is not a number.. I am 4 today ! LOL

My stash that awaited me on my desk this morning: Will update you on my Birthday party as the day progresses...

Love Mich


Hi there,

OK, just so that you don't all think that I have been doing "Nothing".. seeing as my blog is so quiet, you will be happy to know that I have been scrapping up a virtual storm to get everything up to date before I leave for Australia.

I cannot share layouts, but here are some of my sneak peeks:

These are for the upcoming M&M Amazing Race Weekend in July (remember that kits are available for purchase after the weekend... 6 layouts for a remarkable price. Contact Mitch on info@thevillagescrapper.co.za for more details.

Layout 1:
Layout 2:

Layout 3:

One more to go and those are all up to date.. YAY !!

I have also been doing all my Monthly Kit layouts for the next few months... I already showed you the Autumn Splendor one for September...

Here is my August Kit: ALL BOY

And this is the OCTOBER kit... FAIRY TALES DO COME TRUE:

Remember to visit our blog: www.mandmscrapbookingadventures.blogspot.com to book your Monthly kits.. 2 double layouts for only R290 / month.. what a bargain !!

Phew.. OK... I'm off to do some more scrapping tonight, then I am almost up to date on everything and can pack my scrapping goodies away for a few months while I fly over the ocean.. LOL

Hugs, Mich


Wow, OK, I have decided to tackle my Scrap Room to get ready for our imminent move (wow, only a few weeks and counting).. cannot believe it is around the corner.

I spent about 7 hours on Sunday sorting out all my stash.. what a mess... !

Now to clean it up and sort out the goodies for sale ! LOL

Wish me luck !

Love Mich

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hi there,

Wow I have really been slack the last month with my blog.. from 2 posts a day to 1 in a month.. sorry !

I have been so hectic since we came back from Melbourne. All the wheels are running so fast now that I don't have time to think of anything, let alone updating my blog.. but I am hoping that by the time we are moved and settled that things will calm down a bit... (phew.. heres hoping..LOL)

I have however managed to complete a few projects.. some for challenges, other for upcoming kits..

This layout is for my BOOK OF ME challenge over at www.letsscrap.ning.com at the moment. It was to journal about you got your name or anything significant about it... I was named after the Beatles song "Michelle me Bell"...

Found this old 7" single in my stash and was so excited when I saw that it was of the song I was named after.. how cool is that ?

Used Cosmo Cricket paper that I won recently over at Lets Scrap...

I have to do a few months worth of Kit layouts so I can relax a bit when I arrive in Austalia end of July...

This is a sneak peek of the September kit.. called "Falling Leaves".. teaching you how to distress, pleat, sew and make leaves..

Next Saturday the 25th of July 2011 is my last class that I am teaching. I am helping a local baby charity and this is the layout they will be doing in the morning.. going to make all the flowers by hand.

My good friend Lorna who own's RM Designs, designed these stunning Chipboard elements for Fathers Day.. she gave me a packet to play with.. this is my layout using them all.

Left Page:

Right Page:

Full layout:

Ok, so I am off to pack some more boxes and clean out some more of my house.. Having a big Scrapbooking sale on 2 July to get rid of all my stock so I dont' have to cart it with me.. phew.. lots to clean up still.

Have a good week !

Love Mich