Tuesday, 10 February 2009

fire and ice

Boy- from one extreme to the other- Bunny with her ice storms in Kentucky( with a lot still without power!) and Australia suffering with their huge fires at the moment! It's sad and scary to see just how destructive nature can actually be- yet she can be so beautiful at the same time too!

My heart goes out to all those at the moment loosing loved ones and their homes. My BIL and SIL live in Australia in Cairns, and some of my old school friends too! They are all safe at the moment thank goodness- but WOW, it's really scary how fast fire can move when the ground is dry and the weather is HOT!

We have bush fires here at home too- but not in that magnitude thank goodness. South Africa is very similar to Australia with lots of bush and open grasslands that become really dry in the summer.! Pickleberrypop is proud to report that $1,500 from their site profits has been donated via the Australian Red Cross. How AWESOME is that! If you are Australian( or NOT) and wish to help out in anyway- you can read up HERE on just how you can lend a hand and  your support. Thanks Flergs for your heads up on your blog today ;-)

OOOOH and my girls have been busy too- are you waiting for some HINTS and tips to what's in my Feb Grab Bag??-


Check some of these out! WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-

WhenI Saw-600

Kristine ( the Wench) did this stunning LO of her daughter all dressed up in her wedding ensamble! She is really growing up to be a beautiful young lady GF- LOCK THE DOORS! lol


This is Hutchies Brand New Fur baby! oh man- doesn't that face make you go AAAAHHHHHHHHH! Gorgeous page Hutchie!

Both girls used some goodies out my grab bag ;-)

And Livia has been busy too! WOOT WOOT girl- you jumped straight in!! YIPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE.


LOVE the circle pic on the circle matts of pattern paper!! STUNNING -


This one I just LOVE LOVE LOVE_ the blend of the photo in the background from behind and the little one facing front is just AWESOME! Love the journaling touch too!

Vanessa (600 x 600)

Silvia sent me this one of her daughter Vanessa and their new addition Missy- lol. TOOO CUTE!

Belinda (600 x 600)

This is Silvia's other stunning Daughter Belinda- LOVE how her scarf pulls in the colours of the background paper!

Both girls used my Hearty Tarty kit for all these LO's-


And I have TWO CT Creation freebies for you today-

Silvia made up a little heart dangle for us-


You can grab it HERE.

And Jenni had used my Grab bag to make up a little freebie for you today- WOOHOOOOOO! It also matches my Colour Challenge!


You can Grab it HERE. Please leave them some Love for their hard work ;-). I hope you have a stunning day further. Until tomorrow- Hugs and Loves Kim.

oooh PS_ I still can't find out what that spider is!! It's driving me nuts- hahahaha.


Anonymous said...

Morning Kim!!!

Just wanted to pop in and squeal before I start all this admin shit..LOL!!!

Have a great day and try not to poop at work OK?!


Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning Sweety!!!!!!!!
I did a goggle for photo's of African spider's & check out this site as this is a Jewelled Spider

Some of them are really colorful!!!! LOL
HUGE HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mumure said...

Love the page from Livia and the one called "sunday walk".Wonderful!!!
Thank you so much for showing me :))

Kerri said...

I just found what Sharon found too, and some people have sent him their pictures of jewelled spiders, I had a look at all of them and now my skin really itches! Yuck! So not into spiders!


xashee's corner said...

we get brush fires and wild fires out here in Southern California too! Fast moving and VERY scary! i pray for all who are in danger there!
That spider is pretty disgusting! oh how i hate spiders and snakes!! ugh! hehe Thank you for ALL that you share! :D

Anonymous said...

I think I found your spider. Looks like everyone is trying to find it for you.

Gasteracanthus (kite spiders)

Kite spiders are diurnal orb-web spiders. Species occur mainly in the tropics and sub-tropics, with four species in South Africa. The spider is small, 8-10 mm, brightly coloured in shades of cream, yellow, red and black. The adbomen is sclerotised (porcelain-like) with four lateral and two posterior spines, the second pair longest and the first shortest


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Anonymous said...

thank you kim!

Jewel said...

Thansk for the goodies. You photos are awesome - I am sure that the one of hubby (I think) peeing in the bushes is one he is THRILLED to have on the internet!

April said...

Thanks for the great freebie. The papers are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

you postin? what cha doin? hey? what cha doin? you there? what cha doin?


Anonymous said...

Just poppin in to say hi!
Loved, loved, love the new grab bag!!! Thank you so much for giving us all great product to play with.

As for the spider, yuck! And that's all I have to say about that.

Have a great day!