24 February 2011

Welcome Erin, Michelle's new Grapevine kit & freebie

I have some great news . . . We have a new member joining our Crafty Scraps Creative Team. Her name's Edina and you're gonna love her work. . . Check out her blog . . .She'll be posting freebies for you too >wink<. . .

Michelle has a beautiful new kit called Grapevine . . .

This first layout is by Edina . . . Don't you just love it . . .

And here are a few layouts I did . . .
My little guy as pageboy in 2004 . . .
You can get this layout as a FREEBIE QP (8x8) at the Crafty Scraps Forum or (8x10) on Facebook, available only to friends of Zabra Scrap . . .

The pics in the next 2 layouts were taken during lunch at my DH's work (3 Jan 2011). . . The boys spent the day with him and I met up with them for lunch :) . . . It was a rather crazy day ... I was running late for lunch & couldn't find my keys, so I grabbed the spare set. Then when I got to DH's work, I put the gearlock on without thinking, completely forgetting that the only gear lock key is on my original keys!!  LOL :) I ended up having to take DH's car home to find my keys LOL!! What a day LOL :)

And your freebie for today . . . Click image to download
8x10 also available on Facebook (only to friends of Zabra Scrap!) so invite me now :)  

19 February 2011

Some inspiration & freebie from Dina's With Luv QP

It's been a bit crazy on my side, but I thought I'd show you a card I made my sister & her hubby for their 50th birthday this month . . .

I scrapped it using Michelle's ME & YOU kit . . .
I also have a freebie Quick Page for you from Dina's (Best Kept Memories)'s With Luv kit . . .

Click the image to download

15 February 2011

Hde Find and Design! Freebie, Challenge and Mega kit

Are you ready to have some fun?? 'Cos the new Hide, Find, and Design Challenge starts today!!

It's a really fun challenge. . . Basically, we each hide a puzzle piece on our blog . . . You start here ====> Michelle's Blog in your quest to collect them all, following the links on each blog. When you have all the pieces, DESIGN your layout - but check out the Crafty Scraps Forum as there may be some rules :) 
Once your layout is ready, post it in the 15 Feb - 15 March HFD thread at the FORUM and you'll get this HUGE MEGA KIT FREE!!!

Isn't is AWESOME!! So what are you waiting for, get blog hopping . . . We put this gorgeous MEGA with over 100 elements and 49 papers together especially for YOU!! We can't wait to give it to you, so get those layouts in!!

To get my Hidden piece for your layout, click here:

Now you need to go to Bren's blog (CLICK the HFD label) to get your next piece!

11 February 2011

Valentine's Friday Frenzy Hop (FFH) is here!!! Enjoy your Freebie

With Valentines Day around the corner, I'm sure you're going to love these Valentine's Day Quick Pages . . . Just look at all the beautiful pages you can have done in minutes - just insert pics of all your favorite Valentines!
Click on the previews to visit the various CT blogs. My preview will let you download my Valentine Freebie Quick Page, made especially for you . . .




Dina (Best Kept Memories)




Finally, here is my Valentine Quickpage for you!
Made from the Feb Caboose & HFD Kits! Massive Freebie kits that you can get by participating (making 1 layout) in the respective Challenges at Crafty Scraps Forum!!

Click the preview to get the downloaded QP.


Enjoy the hop & don't forget to leave some love!!! :) 

Don't forget the sale!


06 February 2011

New Red, Black and White kit & Freebie, New store freebie, Sale, FFH . . .

Hello Everyone,

I know I've told you about the LOVELY SALE going on at the Crafty Scraps Store. . . Where all items in the CraftyScraps Store are marked 25% off!  Valid till the 15th. . . So make sure you pop over. . . Most of the full kits normally go for just $2.50 and there are many items that are even less.

But here's the bit I forgot to mention . . .  Purchase $3 worth of items and you will get this MEGA Kit for Free! What a deal!

 What a great kit! You really should check this out!
This is the first month that I participated in the store freebie, so come check it out :) I think it turned out GREAT!!

Another great way to get some Freebies is to take the Frenzy Friday Hop.. . The Valentines Hop is this Friday! So make sure you've marked your calendars. Start at http://www.craftyscraps.blogspot.com/

Here's a new kit I wanted to tell you about too. . . It's by my friend Dina of Best Kept Memories and it's called Red, White, and Black

A very elegant, classy kit by a very classy lady! . . . :) And when I saw the flowers, I knew just which pic I wanted to scrap first. . .

Shaakirah learning to walk . . .
Isn't she adorable?!? . . . Well, this layout is your freebie today . . . but before I give it to you, I want to show you another layout I did with this fab kit. . .

Ok, you've been good and listened to me prattle, so here's your Quick Page FREEBIE!  Just click on the download button to get your download

05 February 2011

Love me kit & Freebie . . . CS Sale still on!!

Hi Everyone

Take a look at this adorable new kit Michelle made called Love Me . . .
This beautiful kit in shades of reds and pinks is not only for Valentines Day though. With cuddly bears, hearts, tags and wordart, it's also great for kids and family pics too. . .

Here's some layouts I did with it . . .

The pic above was taken on my wedding day :) While we were taking pics in the garden, my bestest buddies & sis were watching all the little ones . . .  Aren't they just the greatest!?!

The following Love Me QP set is also available in the Crafty Scraps store.

Here's the LOVE ME layout I made for you as today's freebie . . .

Click the download button to get your Love Me Freebie Quick Page
And don't forget to leave some love . . .

I'm posting a LOVE ME QP FREEBIE on Zabra Scrap's album on Facebook, and another in the Crafty Scraps Forum . . . So check for those too. . .

Don't forget the sale at Crafty Scraps is still on . . .

Have a great weekend & Happy Scrapping!!

03 February 2011

Some inspiration - layouts I scrapped recently

I thought I'd show you some of the layouts I scrapped for challenges at DigidesignResort. . .  This first one was for the Jan colour challenge. . . The background is from Carena's Lavender Sweet Pea, and everything else is from One day in your life Collab

For this challenge we had to scrap about where we scrap :) As you can see, I'm comfy in our lounge, and don't miss out of my family's fun . . .  I used the We are family Collab kit to scrap it. . .

Not too long ago we all celebrated  Ghaneefa's birthday, here are 2 layouts of the birthday girl . . . the first one was scrapped using Verena Design's kit - Sophie's Day

The one aboce was a combo: Background from Verena's Design - Under the sea kit
Sandals and flower from Verena's design tropical breeze kit
Circles matting paper - May Wedding collab kit
Ribbon from Maria's Sweet hearts kit
Bees and dragonfly from Everlasting happiness collab
The yellow paper slips are from the We are family Collab
arrows and hearts on string from the Love in my heart collab
Printed birthday paper  from Maria Birthday Party kit

The next layout is of my eldest son on the first day of school . . . I used the Back to School Collab kit. . .

I scrapped the next layout of myself getting ready on my wedding day using Verena's Designs - Sophie's day . . .

Here's one I almost forgot to show you. . . It's a friend of mine's little girl. . . Hanaan enjoying the beach . . .

3 papers, orange flower, heart are from the We are Family Collab
A piece of wood, like driftwood, log etc - MD Soft spring dew
Nut, flower  - Daydreaming collab
Branch - Lavendar Sweet Pea
stitching and pine Cone - One day in your life collab
Leaves - Wonderful World Collab
Staple - Maria Sweet Hearts
1 Element of your choice - bird - Verena Designs Tropical Breeze
Swirl - Remember this mini kit, Prelestnaya
1 Round or Oval Frame -Verena Designs - Sophies Day
1 Photo - Hanaan (2/8/2010)
Add another paper - Secret Garden

Up to here everything has been from Digidesign Resort. . .

The next two are one I did for a challenge at the Crafty Scraps Forum. In the first one, the background is a photograph I took when DH & I went fishing with my mom & sis, and the pic of us was taken in our lounge :) . . . All the embies are from the Challenge kit . . . Remember, these are all still available . . .as are the prizes. . . So come explore the forum!!

I did this layout of me and 2 of my nieces on my 21st birthday for the Crafty Scraps Lotto Challenge. . . Scrapped using Michelle McCoy's SWAK Blogtrain.

Hope you've enjoyed it :)

01 February 2011

Oops, I forgot to tell you about the sale

Valid until 15 Feb 2011 :)

Happy Shopping!!!

Lotsa news & a freebie: CT Caboose, FFH, DigiClub, my 1st Award, . . .

The month (Feb) marks the 1 year anniversary from when the CT Caboose was started... For doing 1 layout for this challenge, you always got a HUGE MEGA for FREE. This month, to celebrate this great milestone, the CT Caboose's 1 year Anniversary, we've made our Feb Caboose even more SPECTACULAR!!

In line with the DigiScrap Club that Crafty Scraps is starting on the 15th Feb, we've included alphas, quick pages and wordart co-ordinating with this months Caboose! . . . So you see, it's not just the packaging that's in line with the new DigiScrap Club, but the contents too :) We hope this will give you an idea of what digiclub membership will be all about.

Look at the beautiful previews:

Aren't they gorgeous!?!

There's more though. If you haven't been a part of this challenge before, this is what you have to do.
You go to the CraftyScraps Forum. Go to the thread for the CT Caboose Challenge.There you will find a link to this mini kit.

There will be challenge rules. You only have to complete the challenge and post your layout and you will get this SUPER HUGE MEGA Kit for free. What a deal!

So, make sure you come participate in this Challenge, you don't want to miss out on this HUGE Mega Kit.

Also, just a quick reminder that the Friday Frenzy Hop is around the corner!!!

You don't want to miss out on this! Click the preview to get to the Blog to join!!!

Last but not least . . .

I got an award from Debbie from Unicorn Cards a couple of days ago!! Woohoo, how cool is that. . . trouble is, I got so busy I almost forgot to post about it!

Thanks so much Debbie!!! You've made my day over and over again :)

In order to qualify for the $5.00 Digi's with Attitude! Gift Certificate, you must state 3 things that make you different from everyone else and you must nominate 5 blogs.

Lastly you must display the Blog Award Badge (above) in your sidebar and link it back to the Digi's With Attitude! Blog.

If you have been awarded the "I got Attitude! Blog Award" and you have followed all the steps please email dwacblog@live.com to claim your Gift Certificate.

Include your full name and your blog name. Only one Gift Certificate per person & blog please.

Gift Certificates will be sent to you within 48 hours of receipt on a business day via a reply to the email received.

The Things that make me different:

1. I helped raise awareness around Bone Marrow Transplants in SA while raising funds for 7yr old Nadhir Arnold who suffered from Adrenoleucdystrophy (ALD) - a disease made famous by the movie Lorenzo's Oil
2. I write to make sense of my emotions
3. I write a Jumuah email every Friday
The 5 Blogs that I nominate are:
Ronda's blog 

And last but not least . . . Click on the download cube to download the first of my minicards - I made using Michelle McCoy's Beyond the Clouds kit  :)

Please let me know what you think of my new mini-card...
Thanks soo much