Saturday, July 12, 2014


Hi there!! Gosh, I feel like a stranger to my own blog :( It's been such a long time since I visited my little space here that I can barely remember how to do this bloggy thing. I'll just have to wing it as I did with my first scrapbook page in over a year and just hope for the best. Last night I was not a very happy camper when I went to bed. I was irritated, angry, frustrated and so disappointed in myself because I just couldn't get my page to even remotely look balanced or even slightly acceptable for that matter. I woke up this morning and somehow it all kind of came together after I literally spread all my stash all over the floor. It was like Christmas all over again and I felt like I met up with lots of long-lost friends and new friends too because even though I didn't scrap during this past year, I still collected a few new little items here and there. It was rather exciting. I guess the saying "once an addict, always an addict" is so true :) I am still undergoing treatment and still have a few months to go and that is okay because you know what? I will get to see my daughter walking down the aisle on her daddy's arm. A year ago I thought that I may never see that day. Now, besides my daughter's wedding, I can only hope that everything is going to be okay so I will get to see my grandchildren some day too :) I am eternally grateful for all the wonderful support I've had and am still having from my family and friends. You just cannot do cancer on your own. I've always thought of myself as a very strong person but cancer has a way of bringing you down a notch or two and that is when you actually realize how fragile life is and how vulnerable we really are. But, enough of that now...

I made this layout as my first project for Maja Design after a long leave of absence. It is wonderful to be back there. Thanks so much for dragging me back here Jenny. If not for you I would still not be scrapping and I would still not remember how much I loved it and still do :)  This beautiful girl in the photo is my darling daughter Heidi. Yes I am biased and I am allowed to be ...hahaha!!

I used paper from three beautiful collections as seen below:)

Here are a few close-ups of my page:)

The flowers and the brick stamp is from Prima. The little wispy bits you see amongst the flowers are just pieces of paper which I sliced super-thin and that way you achieve a natural sort of curl. The peachy ribbon flowers came out of my stash and goodness knows where I got them from. The branches were cut with a die from Memory Box called "Woodland Branch" and I got all these yummy items from my special friend Merle at  Scrap and Card Boutique.

The beautiful leafy circle is also from Memory Box called "Tupelo Circle" and I adorned it slightly with some Perfect Pearls. Both butterflies are stamps from Marianne Design called Eline's Huis. I stamped them, cut them out and stuck it on. The title work is done with clear stamps fromChiswick and the stamp on the corner of the photo is a tiny little Prima stamp.

The little circles above and to the bottom left of the photo (sorry, I forgot to take a close-up of them) is just a little bottle top I saw lying on my shelf and I grabbed it, dabbed  on some ink and stamped it on the page and stuck a drop of Perfect Pearls inside the little circles. I liked it:)

This page is also my entry for the July challenge at Scrap Around The World. I was very much inspired by the little photo on the top left. The colour in Heidi's scarf  is almost a perfect match to the colour of that beautiful little chest of drawers:)

And that my friends, is my story for today:) Now, I just need to keep on scrapping so my mojo can start flowing and if all goes well, I will see you again real soon :) The last few days have been absolutely freezing here but I love the cold weather right now. So for those of you experiencing winter in all its' glory, keep warm, be happy and take care. :) xxx