Friday, July 10, 2015

Another challenge completed

Puppy love. A little pup that stole Kayla's heart the moment she set her eyes on him. But who wouldn't fall in love with that face.

I loved doing this layout for Kayla of little Max.

Why so many other pups on this page? Max's sister Milly moved in at the same time. And the little white pup in the middle, Molly. My parents' pup. She is going to be a big dog though, Labrador. At this stage she is all legs and fluffy hair. And the underdog when it comes to playtime. I don't think Max and Milly knows she will be three times their size.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

So honoured

I can't believe it. I am the winner of the Let's Scrap 6-15-15 challenge. Thank you very much ladies, it is such an honour. I am really passionate about scrap-booking although I don't have nearly enough time to do it. I do have an unlimited supply of photographs with four kids in the house. Just like they supply me with lots of photographs, they also keep me really busy.

Which layout did I submit? The one of our Selfie Queen.
Let's scrap 6-15-15

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Challenge completed

I managed to complete the latest Let's Scrap challenge... had a lot of fun doing it.
Let's Scrap challenge 6-15-15

Monday, June 22, 2015

Crazy days

It has been a crazy few weeks. With the annual birthday chaos over, I will hopefully get some scrapbooking done. Birthday chaos ... let me explain. We have four children as some of you know. And we have bad planning, or maybe it is good. The verdict is still out on that. All four have their birthdays in June, in a period of 13 days. We start with Kayla on the 7th, Caitlyn is on the 9th, Ryan the 18th and Shanel the 20th. There are all kinds of speculations as to why this is the case, let's just call it ... the way it is. My darling Caitlyn was kind enough to do the following calculation for us: in 2018 Ryan will be 21, Caitlyn 18, Kayla 16 and Shanel 7. Three major birthdays, suggestion have been received that we save money so that we can run away that year.

To make June even more tricky the kids are writing exams, which means they finish at different times. It is a juggling act to make sure to pick up the correct one at the correct time. Luckily that will soon be over since schools close on Friday.

The other reasons I have been neglecting this blog a bit is because I am currently keeping Simone's Journey updated. As mentioned in a prior post, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphtic Leukemia the day after her 15th birthday. It has been an amazing journey and she will hopefully be able to go home on Wednesday this week. If you want more information please go and have a look at

I would like to try and complete the latest LetsScrap challenge. I have the ideal topic, Caitlyn and her selfies. I have lost count at 1200.

Monday, June 15, 2015

For Simone

My one daughter's best friend was diagnosed with Leukemia the day after her fifteenth birthday, on June 1st 2015. She is fighting hard and is a true star patient. Going from a girl that would cry for an inoculation two months ago she has turned into a fighter that says "Bring it on". The stars on the page made me think of her immediately. The main title reads "star patient" but isn't to clear, it was also hand stitched.

If you want to read more of her story go to And please say a prayer for her and all other cancer sufferers.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thank you Let's Scrap

Thank you for the recognition Let's Scrap team. I was so surprised to find my layout - Valentines Ball - of one of my darling daughters as one of the Top Picks for the first challenge of May.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Let's Scrap challenge done

I have completed my first challenge for May.

Remember this sketch ...
Well, here is my interpretation...

I used photographs from Caitlyn's Valentine's Ball so I changed the hexagons for hearts. I really had lots of fun creating a 'glamorous' layout for a change. Usually my layouts are very playful. Since many of the grade 9 girls don't have boyfriends yet they went as a group and had a ball of a time.