Thursday, 14 May 2009

Creating and a little bit of HOME.

I got up this morning like usual and sat down to check my e-mails while I slowly woke up ( plus have that first sip of coffee-lol) and what is the FIRST mail I see-

Bunny, sending me just this ,OMG, OMG, OMG, and the link to her HERO, Tim Holtz!

For those of you that don't know- Tim is *the Master of Grunge*, and has just run a Scrapbook Convention here in South Africa. Yup- I didn't make it as he missed my little City, Port Elizabeth ( but he did stay close on a Game Lodge-hee hee). Renee who lives in JHB tried to get into the one held there but it was fully booked ;-(.

So where am I going with this today you might ask?- Ok, you always have to ask with me- I know- hahahaha.

Well Tim took some Video footage of his stay here in South Africa ( the link that Bunny sent me this morning!)-

Can I just say- I felt sooo proud to be a South African, I got goosies( gooseflesh) just watching it-  even though I am lucky enough to have seen and done all of what Tim experienced here- it was just soooo AWESOME to actually FEEL it through his footage.

Honestly, *Africa* gets into your soul and under your skin, and the only way I can describe the feeling visitors have when staying here is, they say it's *like coming home*!

So I am sending you there today to WATCH them if you would like to see just WHY South Africa is a place that I LOVE and ADORE ;-) ps- turn your speakers up to hear some AMAZING traditional singing too!


Watch out TOMORROW for some NEW things that will be happening on a regular basis!

I'm really excited about this and can't WAIT to show and tell- lol

HINT?? TIPS??? lol, ok- just a little one-


Jenni did this AMAZING LO using just some of the goodies that will be *making a showing tomorrow*- lol.

She was taking a pic of the beach with this *fisherman* being tiny in the background- until she zoomed in and found out he was watching HER_ BWAHAHAHAHAHA




Well since I did that LO of my *MA* for mothers day, I've scrapped another 4 pages since then! I felt sooo rusty from not doing any for a while and then bang- do ONE and I want to do more- so besides my LO for my little friend Ant- I jumped in and caught up on some of my CT dutys ( I soooo stink at it- HONEST!- I never hand in LO's on time- lol.)

Sorry Jen and Bon ( but you know you get em eventually right?).- *just doing a little sucking up here guys- BWAHAHAHAHAHA ;-P



Jenni Rousseau ( Chaos Lounge) has these Items up for ONLY $1-

onedollarsale copy

Bonnie Van Esch has these CU goodies up for only $1 too!


Bonnie also has a NEW KIT out ( drawn up especially for her kids ;-)


It's Hedgehog Forest and its sooo cute!


I made this LO with my dear Little Niece Caden ( send more photos sis-lol)


Used - Hedgehog Forest , Bunny's Balloon Template and word art freebie by lara's digiworld.

Bonnies kits are soo *scene* easy and I know it's the big *trend* in digital LO's at the moment, but man it's not soooo easy to create right??

So I made up a *Scene Template* that you can use and re-arrange for your own use!



Layered Template freebie in PSD, PNG and JPG for all programs -

You can grab it HERE-

Until tomorrow-



Maryse said...

Lobe the page you have made with the kit Hedgehog Forest!!
Thank you so much :)

Melissa said...

We do have a fabulous country, don't we? So much to love and experience!
Thanks for the scene template :o)

Bunny Cates, said...

oh, THAT hero! lol... I was like wtf is she talkin' about?! hahah...

Yes people, I LURVE me some Tim Holtz. You may look, but do not touch *smacks hands* Mine, Mine! lol....

Hope everyone has a fanastic day today! Its awfully rainy here in KY so I imagine I'll be napping most of mine away. hehehe!

So~Inkin~Cute said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! What a beautiful place! I want to come to SA TODAY! Since it will break my bank buying airfare, I humbly ask if you'll let me stay at your home while I am there! LOL!!!

I am so glad I had the opportunity to watch Tim's videos! I would not have seen them without you, as I don't tend to visit Tim's blog daily!!! I can't even recall when I was at his blog last!

Hugs and thank you so much!!!!


Jenni said...

I do think we live in a unique and beautiful country, and I am also so proudly South African, could not imagine living anywhere else!!
Two more sleepies for me, and we will be in the "shark tank"!!! Wish "us" luck!!!!Love your scenery template!!

Marie said...

Wow! Those videos were amazing! Thanks for sharing them with us! I got goosebumps too! Ever since I was a kid I've wanted to go to Africa. I really hope I can someday! And where can I get me some of that music?!??!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Template(s), Overlay(s), Photo Mask(s) post on May. 14, 2009. Thanks again.

Mari Romualdo said...


Di at Legacy4Life said...

Hi Kim

Just wanted you to know that I bought some of your blossoms from your sale and I am THRILLED with them. Thank you.

Mrs. Miles said...

Hiii Kiiimmmm! I will look at your videos. I will, I WILL ... not sure when, exactly! I will when I can I pwomise.

Luverly template!


Judy said...

Kim, those videos were amazing. We gotta go to zoos to see those beautiful animals, but there they are in your "backyard" roaming free.
We have Monarto Zoo, which is a type of free range zoo, where the animals are left to roam and I love visiting there, but unfortunately we don't have elephants which is my all time favourite animal.

Love the LO with Bonnies' Hedgehogs.

S said...

Thank you for the scene template. Love the music in the video.

Lisete said...

Thank you for the template, is amazing!

Ruth said...

One day I must go and visit you and Jenni! hee hee ...

Anonymous said...

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VJ's Scrap Room said...

Good Morning Kim:)
I just had to stop in to see what you have been up to.:) I LOVE your layout of Caden.How SWEET!:)
Thank you soo much for sending us to the video of your country.WOW!I can't decide which one I liked the best.It's such an amazing country and you are so blessed to be able to wake up to it every morning.:) I get thrilled every morning when I see the chipmunks and rabbits running around my back yard.I can't imagine how I would feel with all those beautiful animals to watch.Prolly glad I have a sliding glass door between me and them.hehe
Thank you so much for sharing your cool template!:)

Have a fantastic weekend!


Caryn said...

You made me cry!!!! LO... ok..not you...but I really wasn't expecting the video of home, and I watched them over and over. Loved the sounds of the birds, and the music had me smelling the smokey hills. We lived near valley of 1000 hills and often drove there with the windows wide open just to smell...

AAAAAAAAARRRGH Homesick now and it's all your fault! jk.

Beautiful goodies as always. Thank you, friend!

Andrea said...

just watched Tim's video. oh it's so BEAUTIFUL in SA!!! I loved getting a sneak peek of your country! That lion park is amazing! Those little cubs were too cute! Oh and that mountain is GORGEOUS!! Now I have to add another place to my list of places I want to visit!

Darling layout of your niece! Love those little hedgehogs and airballoon! Have you ever seen or held a real hedgehog? They are SOOO CUTE!!! Love their little tiny legs!

Thanks for the fabulous 'scene' template! Wooohooo! Now maybe I can do a 'scene' LO like everyone else :)

Peggie said...

Thank you for the create a scene template. I love it.

Pam said...

Thank you--can't wait to try it. And thanks for the chance to watch the video! :)

Anonymous said...

Amazingly cute template! Thank you!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

She's adorable Kim! I love how she's peering out of the balloon! Fantabulous! MWAH!