Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NDISB April Blog Train

Welcome to the NDISB April Blog Train! We have a smashing collaboration kit for you, celebrating Mother Earth.

Here’s the kit preview:


And here’s my part:



This is the link for the Word Art. Please use coupon code: NDISB-BT-MazWA-t34hi

And this is the link for the QP’s. Please use coupon code: NDISB-BT-MazQP-m92uj

Your next stop is Tahera’s blog.

If you feel lost, the list to the whole train can be found on the NDISB blog.

**You can only use one coupon code per transaction, you will need to repeat this process for each contribution to the blog train** Keep going with each blog train stop until you have the entire kit, all of the word art and the quick pages!!

Enjoy the goodies!

**Please note that due to the fact that we are from all over the world and live in different time-zones… some of the blog posts might not be ready when you arrive. Please move along to the next blog on the list and check back later for those post/s. Thank you for your patience, we hope you have fun and enjoy the April “A Natural Earth” Blog Train kit.

PS… Watch for the next NDISB blog train in June!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Birthday dear G!!! Happy Birthday dear G!!!


Happy Birthday dearest Geeee-eeeee, happy birthday to YOU!!!!!

You know how much we love you, and you do know how much we miss you. So, here’s a little somefink for now:

and if the above doesn’t work, here’s the direct link:

I miss you more than I could possibly express in words, you are my soul mate, my love, my best friend forever and I can not wait to see you again. Hope you have a totally fab day {ok,  have a totally fab Saturday, as I reckon flying on your b-day is not exactly the best way to spend it, lol!}

All our love,

Gideon, Marianne, Kaydin, Jackie & Lara

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tonight is blog update night

I'm not allowed to scrap or browse the galleries or play on the forums, until I've done this! {Ok, I've uploaded 1, just one layout!}

What's up with us? Not much and plenty all at the same time .... Jurie came to visit for a day, the Kaydin does new things all the time and work for Gideon is a wee bit stressful at the moment. There's been a lot of turmoil in the construction industry lately, as you can imagine, with the credit crunch going on, a lot of projects have been put on hold and some have been cancelled all together, it's been interesting to say the least. So, for those of you that want to come visit ..... G, Bea, Dilly, Annet, not picking on anyone here, just throwing some random names out there .... you might wanna start thinking about actually doing it, there's seriously NO telling until when we'll be here.

Right, onto the photo's, I'll start with Jurie's visit, we took him to the dunes, took the toy cars with, fun was had by all ...




I keep on telling you people, but you don't want to believe me, this is SERIOUS stuff.


It's a science really.


and obviously any discussion is much more productive with lots of admirers (sorry, advisors)

Kaydin practicing for his own remote control car:


one obviously needs to understand all there is about tyres, before one can have one's own r/c car:


The art of building a tower with them is clearly of the utmost importance.

Flying cars are all the rage these days:





It's a serious hobby, I keep on telling you all, you just won't believe me!

And finally, some interesting rock/sand formations:



FIRST in line .... when cute was handed out

Kaydin is now learning a new word almost every day and he's starting to make these two-word sentences. Jackie is now "Da-da". A car is a "ka". Please is "a-bie", which is his interpretation of the afrikaans word "asseblief", thank you is "dan-dan", (afrikaans = dankie). Chantel became "Tella", going downstairs is "a", (afrikaans = af) this also applies to lights being turned off, and when he says that Gideon is downstairs he'll say "onne", which is down (afrikaans = onder). "Anne" (ok, not as in the name, you need to read the letters a-nn-e, that would be other, or depending on the context, could be another (afrikaans = ander) It's totally cute.

A favourite is to spend time with Gideon when he's working on is r/c car (I keep on telling you people, this is a serious hobby), he'll then go back and forth from the dining room to the kitchen getting his dad a beer, and or throwing away the empty can and getting a new one and closing the fridge door ..... are we talented or what? Winking The point I'm getting to, is that while this whole to-ing and fro-ing is happening, he does this little run (the child can not walk, he runs, he runs everywhere), he looks like that little cartoon character that used to be at the end of a TV program called Alias (also at the end of Lost) "Bad robot", it's too funny, I can totally picture Kaydin running in the grass like that:

Mr. Bug day

Bug day was large, it was huge, it was the highlight of the week. I saw this poor guy a few times around the house, never managed to catch him, then one night, before I went to bed, he was strolling towards the stairs, I though, well, it's now or never and the child would be just thrilled to see him .... so enter, Mr. Bug:



The poor dude, he had no idea, no warning, not the slightest hint of what was about to happen:


nope, not a clue



and no, the fascination didn't end here ...


Kaydin's making he's own "goggo's" with his hands here, they were dancing, and while he did that, he was calling to Mr. Bug "come goggo"... I'm sure Mr. Bug was by now wishing this would just end and wondering why he would choose to be this child's entertainment?


no, he's not squeamish, at all


We made the goggo "go to sleep" soon after this, no, we didn't kill it, we sent it to the neighbours Batting Eyelashes

Some more photo's from earlier that morning, the boy is just so HAPPY if he can play in water ...



And if you didn't know, Oupa Didi, here's a photo of YOU! Big Grin. Yes, we had some KFC the other night, Kaydin was quite happily munching along when, he started saying "Didi-Didi", while pointing at the KFC wrappers .... so, there you go, we didn't know that Oupa Didi was the original Colonel Sanders. I of course think the child is a genius for making the connection! Big Grin


Right, now onto some of my life. When I don't do the SAHM-thing, I like to fiddle on my laptop. One of the things that I'm really into at the moment is a strange American hobby called "digital scrapbooking", it's friggen awesome, to be creative while I'm on my laptop, man that's like serious heaven to me!! A by-product of this hobby, is that I also spend some time on internet sites, where other addicts gather, we share our art and we talk in the forums and it's quite fabulous how one can make online friends and know what's going on in their lives! Take the recent fires in Oz for example, man, the whole Snap and Scrap was worried that our friends down-under are ok and that everybody was safe. It's such a wonderful thing, friendship, be it online or in real life, some days, I'm not sure what the difference is.

Another by-product of this hobby is that, should you happen to make layouts (we call it LO for short) that a designer or even a site-owner like, they may invite you to join the Creative Team (CT) for that site, or for a specific designer. Sometimes they will place an ad and you can apply to be part of a site or a designer's CT. Now yours truly here has managed to get herself into both those positions actually, lol!! I get to scrap with Bree of Scrap'it's awesome designs, as well as being on the CT for Snap and Scrap, MKC and most recently, Natural Designs in Scrapbooking.

Why all the ramble? Well, because I've decided it's about time that I share some of those LO's with you .... so here, to celebrate Mr. Bug:


and for a font challenge on NDISB, here's my Dream Baby:


and to showcase a charity kit, called Lifting Hopes that Snap and Scrap is hosting .... the boy got up to all kinds of mischief, I can't help it, he gets a whole new personality when he's in photoshop, lol! Big Grin



so, there you have it, my other life revealed, be prepared to see some more Big Grin

And then on a sunny day you get this lovely surprise in your inbox {it NEVER ceases to amaze me, who the people are that read my blog!!} Thanks Marilyn!!!!! You made my day a whole lot happier Big Grin who knew ... ?!


I got tagged as well, by the lovely Tina!! Now, I honestly need to go think about who I'll tag, but in the mean time, here's the gist of it:

The rules are:

•Go to your photo folder in your computer
•Go to the 6th folder of photos
•Go to the sixth picture
•Put the picture on your blog and a description of it
•Invite six friends to join the challenge
•Link them in your blog.


oh LOL!!!! I bring you chubby-baby!!!!! what a hoot!!! I remember this day quite clearly, we had just came back from the dunes, he's daddy was playing silly buggers and he had his first pair of camo pants on!!! A whole 5 months old!!!!

ok, so who am I going to tag? ....







We send much love to all!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Birthday Photo's

As promised Happy

Opening pressies first thing yesterday morning



rrrrrriiiippping the paper :)


test driving the toys:


Giving his dollie a hug



blowing the candles:



the cake:




a family portrait:


and the birthday boy was in bed by eight!!! Totally exhausted from a day filled with awesome pressies and love and attention and of course, chocolate cake Happy

Thanks so much to everybody that send him wishes and made his day so special, I told him about every message!

We send love and light!