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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I decided to revamp my part of the collab Comfy Cozy that I had in my shop at Digital Candy when I was still selling there. It was only in the shop there for a short time before we all retired it. I have added some new papers and elements to make it a full sized kit, Home Sweet Home. It is on sale at 50 % off for one week only. If you by any chance already have the collab Comfy Cozy and just want the new papers and elements please email me and we can make a plan!
Here are some gorgeous LO's from MY CT:

By TinaBy CandaceBy BeccaBy GinaAnd a re release of my freebie, so if you don't already have it, grab it here!
Design by Tina has some awesome $1 deals in her store! And ESS has a newsletter at last!! Sign up now and receive a gorgeous mega by the ESS designers for free (I will post the preview on my blog later, but take it from me, it is gorgeous, called Enchanted Spring)! It will also contain lots of news about NSD activities, specials and sales. I received this beautiful RAK quite some time ago from Beth Long, and eventually used it!!
Natural Moods

I used Jazzy's new wordart: A touch of Nature Tune in the next couple of days for lots of NSD news and freebies!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Congrats Kim

A big congratulations goes out to Kim B Designs for her 2nd anniversary at DSO!! Congrats Kim!!
To celebrate Kim is having a 50% off sale for 2 days only!

She also has an amazing new commercial use grab bag out, 7 brand new full sized products for only $1 per product! Here is my "hint" LO, using goodies from the grab bag and Kim's Camping Out kit and freebie: The beautiful romantic wordart used her is by Jazzy called I thee Wed:
I also have another "hint", a freebie made with Kim's CU goodies from her grab bag:

Download here

Kim also has some more freebies on her blog, one being a CU freebie, get them HERE
Bonnie has some new kits and CU packs out in her store. Here is a LO with her new Down by the Dam kit:The word art is Jazzy's Welcome Spring: I did an LO for Tina with her beautiful Footprints in the Sand:
The word art is once again Jazzy's I Thee Wed

Design by Tina also has a new commercial use pack in her store today, Summer Templates perfect for those summer kits!

Well, thats all for today, have a great Thursday!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Freebie at last!!

Slowly getting back into routine and I feel I have recovered from Mozambique!! For those that would like to know, Mozambique ranges from luxury resorts further up north to basic camping sites like we did, where a 4 x 4 is essential to get anywhere! We are fortunate to have Mozambique on our border and it is is within driving distance. It is really a beautiful country,with stunning beaches ,but still recovering from violent wars. It is also a very poor country.

I eventually had time to do Kim's April colour challenge freebie. Here it is, hope you like it!!Download here

The sheep above is from my new CU Sheep pack, which is 40% off for the next 2 days only!
I also used these sheep in Holly's Spring Treasures:
Here are some more beautiful LO's from my CT with this kit!
By Gina
By Candace By Becca
By Hutchie
By Mel By Debi
Here is a LO I did this week with Design by Tina's gorgeous kit, Spring Poetry
The weirdest thing as I got these photos off a web site by a photographer called Jennifer Bowen, which was my maiden name!!

Bonnie did this beautiful LO of our brother Rob, who passed away just over a month ago.
Have a great week!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

24 years!!!

On 12 April Mark and I were married for 24 years!! Time flies, it feels just like the other day!We have been through the normal ups and downs of marriage bit I think these days to stay married for so long is no small feat!

As I mentioned we went to Mozambique for 10 other friends of ours to camp at a place called Ponte Malengane, about an hours drive from the border. We planned to drive up in 3 cars, 4 per car, pulling trailers. As we were all packed and ready early Wednesday evening we decided to leave right then and there. 2 of the cars carrying 8 of us left earlier to put in petrol and we planned top meet them on the road. About half an hour later we heard that they had been involved in a horrific 20 car pile up involving a cement truck who lost control and plowed into the traffic. Only 2 people were killed, and although our friends cars were damaged they were all fine. They sat in the traffic from 10pm that night until 10am the next morning before the accident was cleared and they could continue. We in the meantime left with the other 2 , and arrived the next day at 3pm in Mozambique. The funny thing was all of our clothes were with the others at the accident, so the 4 of us stayed in the same clothes from Wednesday night until Friday night when the others arrived! Of course we did shower, but I was so happy to be able to change out of those clothes. We had a fabulous few days, the weather was awesome and we had so much fun, came home exhausted!!! Here are a few photos of the accident!
On a happier note here a few photos of Mozambique! Just after the border the roads are very sandy and of course we got stuck. A few of the locals helped us, it was boiling hot.
Setting up camp, luckily we had our tents, mattresses and sleeping bags, and of course we had our "bar"!!
Our friends,Wes ansd Riana who we traveled with:
The beach was a 30 second walk away! Then it was time for cocktails on the deck, the local drink is rum and raspberry, or an R&R as it is affectionately known! View of the sunset from the beach, quite proud how these turned out! Then it was an early supper and straight to bed, I think it was about 9pm!! This is the next morning, R&R's for breakfast!! Then we decided to make our way back to the border to meet the rest of the party, and ended up at a place called 360 Degrees for more cocktails, such a beautiful view, a pity the pool was green!
Further up the road we came across a tiny bar dedicated to Mark's favourite rugby team, the Sharks, so that is where we ended up until the rest of the crowd found us haha
We got the rest of the camp set up, there was a huge storm and we all fell into bed early, only to be woken up a few hours later by my middle son who had just had a car accident back in South Africa, but it was a bumper bashing and he was fine,although they insisted taking him to hospital by ambulance. So we did not get much sleep for the rest of the night!
Then it was up early on Saturday morning, some of the guys went for a dive, the rest of us made breakfast, then off to 360 Degrees to watch the Rugby! I took hundreds of photos there, as there was such an amazing party spirit, the game was hilarious as the Sharks unexpectedly lost badly, and we were teased mercilessly for wearing Shark's T shirts! Here are just a few!
At this stage I forgot I had a camera! hahaha, we ended up by having a fantastic seafood supper at a restaurant and went clubbing until all hours, it was such fun!! Up again fairly early on Sunday, and spent the entire day on the beach, I hardly took a photo as I just did not think about it!!
The day ended off in a seafood barbecue, early to bed, to get up early and leave for home, which was a 13 hour trip!
It has taken me some time to recover from too many R&R's and too much traveling! Kids are back to school, and I am slowly getting back into my routine!

Here are a few more gorgeous LO's with my latest collab with A+ Designs,Holly's Spring Treasures. There are just too many to show them all now!

By NancyBy MarissaBy DaniBy PamelaBy KimBy Bonnie Bonnie has this gorgeous QP freebie on her blog, don't forget to leave her some love if you download it!
Well, thats all for today (phew!!)More LO's tomorrow! I will have a freebie up on my blog tomorrow so don't forget to come back to grab it.