31 December 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Couldn't leave without wishing you all a very Happy New Year

(I scrapped this greeting for you with the New Year Collab kit by Digital Crea)

With best wishes always

Change, change and still more change . . .

Hi Everyone

Firstly, let me wish you all well for 2012 . . . May your years be filled with blessings, love, success and happiness . . . May 2012 see you making great strides towards your dreams and the life you desire. . .

With 2012 just hours away, I thought I'd fill you in on some of my new year resolutions (if you can call it that!). . .

Since 2011 was a terribly hectic year, I'm setting out to meet 2012 at a more sedate pace. My goal is to take it slow, find that elusive balance in life, and do less things that "need doing" and more things "I want to do" . . . For me that means prioritising ME and what is important to me :) . . . It really isn't meant to be as dreadfully selfish as it sounds though >embarrassed blush<

As part of my "going slow" I've stepped down from Crafty Scraps . . . OOoh, I'm already sooo missing the team's daily chatter! But they'll still see & hear loads from me in the forums:) They're such an AWESOME, warm hearted and talented group of ladies & amazing friends who've truly enriched my life!!

This year (2012) I'm determinedly setting out to do the things on my "To-do list", like scrap my hajj albums :) Sooo sooo long overdue. . . and make me, hubby and the kids proper albums showing our important milestones. At present, I have lots of random pics and events scrapped and saved digitally, but NO ALBUMS!!! I haven't even printed our hajj pics or any others since I got into digiscrapping!!  . . . Bad, bad, bad!!! . . . My reasoning all this time - I kept putting off printing saying I want to scrap the pics then print the albums. . . :(  I also want to get round to scanning in the childhood pics I'd wanted for soo long with a aching heart. . . Yet once I got them home, somehow I never made time to sit down, scan and scrap them. . .  Time to get to it now. . . And time to get organised too!! LOL :)

The one thing that I am bringing into the new year and building on however, is my Inspirez emails & cards. . . I do soooo love hadith, writing and scrapping, and this brings the 3 together sooo beautifully!!! So, instead of just emailing my Jumuah emails out from the Inspirez Yahoo Group each week, and posting my cards (scrapped hadith and Quranic verses) on the blog every so often, I'll now be posting them on my new blog http://786Inspirez.blogspot.com . . . Yes, I have a new blog . . . Nothing on it yet, but I'll get there when the schools reopen :)

So I won't be posting here any longer. Instead, at the start of the school year, I'll be shifting to http://786Inspirez.blogspot.com . . . I'm also deactivating the Zabra Scrap facebook group. Sorry about that guys!! But I hope you will follow me at my new blog instead!

So yeah, I think that's about what I have up my sleeve for the next year.  . . I hope you will wish you well in my new endeavours :)

Till we meet again

03 December 2011

Inspiration and 2 Stand by me freebies

HI Everyone

Today I chose a beautiful soft kit by Michelle McCoy to show off to you all . . . It's called Stand by Me. . . With its soft colours and flowers, it just lends itself perfectly to journalling :)

There is also a beautiful, matching kit called Stand by Me Add on . . .

And yes, they're both available at her store at ScrapbookMax . . . So pop over today to check them out . . .

For inspiration, here are some layouts using this awesome kit. . .

I've turned the next one into a Quick Page Freebie for you . . .

Click here to download

And just in case you liked the quote / wordart, you can click here to download it

My challenge is also up at Crafty Scraps Forum so come pop in to check it out. . .

I scrapped this ad using Michelle's Thankful kit. . .

Have an awesome weekend!!

27 November 2011

Blogtrain #8 - Ho Ho Holidays Freebie kit

Hi Everyone

Are you ready for the festive season?!?  Are the stores in your area getting all dressed up?!? Well, to help get you in the festive mood, I made a great freebie kit for you today as part of the "Ho Ho Holidays" Choo Choo Blogtrain

Click here to download

And just in case you missed any of the stops, here's the Blogroll for today:

Start here:  CHOO CHOO Blog






http://ZabraScrap.blogspot.com   <==== YOU ARE HERE

I also wanted to appeal to you for assistance. . .
A friend of mine's cousin, Andaleeb has contracted a life threatening and extremely resistant strain of TB. She is in dire need of your assistance!

You can read more about her condition and appeal by visiting the following facebook page: Support Andaleeb Rinquest-January *Victim of Tubercolosis . . .
For your convenience I include bank details for both local

Please keep her, her family and all those who are ill, in your thoughts and prayers and share this appeal with those whom you know... Every little bit helps!!

Thanks for in advance!!

25 November 2011

Jumuah Mubarak (Friday Blessings), a dua/prayer and an appeal

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatu (May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah (God) be with you)

I received this beautiful dua (prayer) from my sister and wanted to share it with you all on this beautiful day of Jumuah
Click here to download
I scrapped it using Michelle McCoy's Cocoa Mint kit and Me & You kit, available at her ScrapbookMax store . ..  Pop over today . . .

I also wanted to appeal to you for assistance. . .
A friend of mine's cousin, Andaleeb has contracted a life threatening and extremely resistant strain of TB. She is in dire need of your assistance!
You can read more about her condition and appeal by visiting the following facebook page: Support Andaleeb Rinquest-January *Victim of Tubercolosis . . .
For your convenience I include bank details for both local

Please keep her, her family and all those who are ill, in your thoughts and prayers.

Wasalaamu Alaykum Wa Raghmatullaahi Wa Barakaatu

21 November 2011

Fun Fair kit & freebie

Hi Everyone. . .

Yes, I just love Michelle's Fun Fair kit. . .

Here are some more layouts I did with it that I wanted to show you all today .  . . 

and of course, a lovely freebie too. . .

Don't forget to bookmark my blog so that you can pop by again soon. . . You can also sign up as a follower of my blog (on the left pane) and follow and like my news on Facebook. Invite me, Zabra Scrap, today!

Best wishes till next time!

18 November 2011

Jumuah Mubarak everyone

I scrapped these hadith using Michelle's Fun Fair kit. . .  Don't forget to sign up as a facebook Friend of Zabra Scrap to get this card as a download in 300DPI
Click here to download

Don't forget you can "follow my blog" by clicking in the left side of the page. . .

Thanks soo much for stopping by!

Fun Fair Template set and Friday Frenzy Hop Freebie Quick Pages

Hi Everyone

Michelle has a fun new kit in her Scrapbook Max store...

It's called Fun Fair and is ideal for pics at the fair, circus or just a day out with the family. . . For those who have the pics but not the time, she also has this beautiful template set available. . .

All you need to do after purchasing and downloading it, is insert your pics :) So pop over to her store today, she has lots of beautiful template sets to choose from!!

Visit her store today to see these and many other great deals! . . .

And now for the part that you've been waiting for. . . Our Friday Frenzy Hop returns today . . . 

Both my ad above and layout below were made using Michelle McCoy's beautiful Sunshine kit

Here is my Friday Frenzy Hop Quick Page for you . . .The pics in this preview are of me and my hubby meeting the newest addition to our family, our little nephew Mohamad Imaad . . . But remember, in the download there are simply holes in which to put your pics. How's that for easy scrapping. . .

Click here to download

Here's the blogroll for today . . .

My blog  <===== You are here

 Your next stop is at Sandrine's blog. . .

Happy Blog Hopping!!

15 November 2011

Friday Frenzy Hop, Freezin Season & Hide Find & Design 16 Freebie

Hi Everyone

Have you heard the good news?? We have a bit of a surprise for you . . . We've organised another Friday Frenzy Hop for you . . .

Yes, we've put together a great set of Quick Pages for you to collect in our upcoming Friday Frenzy Hop . . . So diarise the date and pop over to our blogs to collect them all . . . You don't want to miss it!!!

Michelle also has a lovely new template set in her Scrapbook Max store called Freezin Season. . .

But now it's time for our Hide Find and Design Challenge. . .

Have you buzzed to all the stops??? If not, you need to buzz over to Michelle's blog . . .and follow the links from there. At each blog, collect your hidden piece and once you have the full set, put together your layout according to the rules posted at the Crafty Scraps Forum. Once you've done that you'll get this GORGEOUS new Snowman Christmas MEGA KIT Absolutely FREE!!!

What are you waiting for. . . Download your puzzle piece by clicking on the download link below:

Your next stop is Linda's Scrappin Lane

Remember we are scattered across the globe and on different time zones, so please bear with us if any of the blogposts are not yet live when you stop by... Thanks for your patience!

08 November 2011

Summer Time Blast Inspiration, Challenges and a Freebie

Hi Everyone

Have your seen Michelle's gorgeously, bright & spunky new Summer Time Blast kit??

I just LOVED it!!! Here are some layouts I've done with it. . . These pics were taken on a trip to the beach with one of my bestest buddies, her daughter and my sister. . . Isn't her daughter just ADORABLE?!?

And this is DH & I enjoying some much needed quiet time at the beach, my favourite escape :)

If you like these layouts, why not pop over to Michelle McCoy's ScrapbookMax store and get them as a convenient SBM Template set, which means you get these layouts so all you need to do is pop your pics in, but you can also move th embies to suit your preferences (something you can't do in Quick Pages. . . .

Talking of Quick Pages, here is your Freebie Quick page for today. . . 
Click here to download

Yes, it's also from Michelle's Summer Time Blast Kit (available at her Store in Scrapbook Max)... Hope you enjoy it and will pop by often!!!

Before I go, let me tell you about the fun and games at the Crafty Scraps Forum

My challenge is posted:
(scrapped with Michelle's new October Breeze kit, available at her Scrapbook Max Store!)

Linda has a great new template for us too

Jana's new Snippet Challenge is also posted. . . Identify each of the kits below and you get an awesome prize . . . (you'll find them all at Michelle's store)

Julie has a truly fabulous font for us this month . . .Be sure to check it out at the Crafty Scraps Forum!

Kristal's Brag Book Challenge is always soo cool - come play along, make a layout, turn it into a Quick Page and send it in, and at the end of the month you get all the other layouts submitted FREE!!! :)

Michelle's just recently started the new Bingo Game where you can win a free kit of your choice. . . So send in your request for a card and start playing today!!

Debbie has a card challenge that also runs each month and then of course there's Sandrine's Template challenge that runs midmonth each month. . . And the Hide Find and Design Challenge where you get a great MEGA absolutely FREE.  . .
So pop over to Crafty Scraps Forum TODAY and join the fun!!