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Monday, March 30, 2009

$1 Deals!!

I have these 3 kits going for $1 only from today 30 March until Sunday 5 April!

Mish Mash!!

KimB's new Commercial use Grab Bag is out, a gorgeous Mish Mash of brand new products!

But this time Kim has revealed it!! This is what you will find inside for only $6!

Here is my freebie using the grab bag:Download here

And my LO using the freebieI used Kim's phot0 mask freebie (on her blog) and Jazzy's Girl Power wordart. The photo is by Anne Geddes.

Bonnie has 2 new commercial use products out too, check them out in her shop!
I am seriously getting back to designing as from tomorrow, I am mostly caught up on all the backlog! See you soon!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Catching up!

I am feeling pretty out of touch with the digi world lately. After spending a week with my family I am home to more chaos, my in laws have temporarily moved in with us while waiting for their house to be sold. We have started on another big renovating project which I will be sharing with you week by week through photos. So watch this space! My sister Bonnie is now with ESS as I mentioned last time. She has a brand new kit out called A Breath of Fresh Air, lots of painted goodies which I love.

My LO (me and my friends -in one of my dark haired and much thinner stages!)
I am working on lots of new goodies, the first out hopefully at the end of the month. In the meantime here is a commercial use freebie for you, 2 basic layered hot air balloon templates, hope you like them!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thank you!!!

Just wanted to thank you all for your messages and emails, we have been overwhelmed by your support and kindness!!! I am at Bonnie's house, arrived on Monday afternoon, and am here until Friday to spend time with her and my dad. We have spoken a lot about Rob and looked through albums of photos, we find that by talking about him helps to heal the pain.Here are some more photos of us taken in December at Moyo, we had such a fun evening!

This is my dad
My dad and Rob
Me and Rob
Me and My sister in law La
Mark, my dad and I
Bonnie and family
And a lovely one of Rob and my dad just before they left at Bonnie's house
I brought along my laptop and we are both doing some catching up.

Bonnie's shop is now open at ESS and she has a 25% off saleI will try to get back into the swing of things next week when I am home. I also have my in laws staying with us now for a while, so I won't be having as much PC time as I did.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sad News

Thank you all so much for your well wishes, it means so much to Bonnie and I.
Rob passed away late afternoon (New Zealand time) on Wednesday, due to complications after the op, they tried to relieve pressure on his brain due to the swelling, but it was too late, they discovered he was brain dead, so my sister in law had his life support switched off as he had wanted this if anything had gone wrong. I am grateful that Laurie, my sister in law, had time to be with him and say goodbye. She is a very strong person and so far is coping. She has a beautiful little daughter and needs to be strong for her too. I have happy
memories of Rob, we were so fortunate to spend a holiday together in December, and those are the memories I have of him, a healthy fun loving person. We will miss him terribly. Bonnie and I are not flying to New Zealand anymore, my dad needs us and I am instead flying to Cape Town early next week to spend time with my family. Laurie has her family to support her there. Life is so unpredictable and unfortunately death is part of life and we have to deal with it and go on.

I will not be around much the next week , we just need time to deal with the sadness.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I don't often do this

I don't often share personal news on my blog, but I thought I would today.
Our(Bonnie's and mine) dear brother suffered a brain aneurysm on Monday, he lives on the other side of the world to us in New Zealand. He underwent an 8 hour brain surgery yesterday to clamp off the aneurysm which was successful, but he is still in ICU in a critical but stable state, under sedation. Bonnie and I will be going to New Zealand probably next week for about 10 days to be with the family and spend time with my brother, we do not even know yet if there will be any permanent damage. It is a huge shock for all of us as he is so healthy and such an outdoorsy type, and so clever (charted accountant)You never think something like this will happen to anyone close to you, it just came out of the blue. I am so happy we were able to spend time with him in December. All I want is to see his huge smile and those cute dimples! Here are some photos we took in December.

With his wife Laurie
With Bonnie and their kids (his little girl is only 6, she is in the middle)

With Bonnie and I
Did you hear that KimB's sister, Gaye is now a designer(GSC Creations) at DSO? I had the privilege of working with her very first kit it is so arty and unusual - Easter Garden
My LO(My DD 15 years ago, the word art is KimB's)
Check out Kim's blog for some awesome freebies today!

I have a new commercial use kit in my shop and it is 40% off for a few days, Into the Blue, a pack of 6 templates, most of them layered.
And here is my first commercial use freebie, a fishy template- layered!
Download here

And some sad and exciting news. My very first digi home Snap and Scrap is closing doors at the end of March, and this is where lots of my designer friends and my sister Bonnie sell . I am so happy to announce that some of these girls and Bonnie are coming over to ESS!! Bonnie's shop open on Monday so be sure to check it out!!!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Going camping anyone??

I must apologize for not letting anyone know that my $1 items had to be removed on Sunday, a week early. Admin decided 1 week per designer was long enough, I just completely forgot to post it, but they will be on again and I plan to have a huge sale soon!

Have you seen KimB's gorgeous new kit, Camping Out? I am in awe of her painting skills! It is 30% of for a short time only!

My LO - the word art is Jazzy's cute Fishtales Wordart
and the hunks are my DH in yellow and his BF!

Kim has an apha freebie on her blog- don't forget to leave her some love!

And if you would like to see who won my "win a custom designed kit" have a look here! And I am so excited to tell you that Kim and I are doing a collab for the winner, and guess what the theme is hahaha WINE!!! So I am going to be super busy for the next few weeks!

Keep tuned for a new CU pack and a CU freebie soon. Have a good week!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

ESS shop is down

Just to let you know that gremlins got into our system and we are having store issues, please be patient, it will be back up and running in a few hours!

Just a few gorgeous LO's and cards I have to show you!!

By Becca using Secret Window
And look at this adorable card with one of my freebies by May Jasper
Tomorrow I have the difficult task of choosing the winner for my win a custom designed kit contest, there are so many fabulous entries, actually I could easily do a kit with them all. I may decide one is not enough... so stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

That time of the month again!

I have spent a few days working on a blog for our holiday house in Somerset West in the Western cape (South Africa) Have a look and tell me what you think!! This is the blog header I did for it, I am really happy the way it turned out!! So if you ever need a holiday by the sea and love wine, this is the holiday for you LOL
Other than that I have been playing with KimB's new Commercial Use Grab Bag that has just come out in her shop today! It is the highlight of my month, they are always so awesome! This one has 5 brand new items!
So here is a hint as to what is in it!!
And my freebie for you, a cluster frame, paper and wordart. Enjoy!

Download here

Kim also has a commercial use freebie on her blog for 2 days only so don't miss out!

Enjoy your week!!