Friday, 3 September 2010

Cheaper without the roof!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA- ok, before I show you my car- WOOT, thought I would tell you the whole story as to why we have a little personal joke going here at home- and have done since I was a GREEN WET BEHIND the ears 22 year old! lol.

I’ve always loved a cabriolet! I mean – who doesn’t right? Well Wayne and I had just both started working and had just got married! We needed one reliable car between us as I had an old skadonk ( student car with holes in the floor and which decided to konk out more than it drove– lol) - Wayne had a bike! So we went looking for our first *official couple car*- and OF COURSE the budget was small. Of course my tastes haven’t changed to this day-lol, and saw this GORGEOUS second hand Cabriolet. Asked if we couldn’t get that because it would be *cheaper without the roof surely?*- NOT!

BWWWWWWWWWWAHAHAHA- I DID!! I have NEVER lived that statement down! I have been ripped off by Wayne and Deon here for WEEKS about my *cheaper without the roof* car- YEAH YEAH, I got it the same day boys-lol But it sure has brought a lot of laughter and I had to share my blonde moment ( YOUCH, and there are soo many of those aren’t there- hahaha)


Let me introduce “VIXEN” to you-



Top down and still so shiney ;-)




Knobs and whistles in chrome and steel and even has heated front seats- hahaha, just for my cold ass in winter huh? lol

Can’t wait to go out again later- Wayne’s already phoned to ask if we taking a ride this afternoon?- lol, and this AFTER he said he would never drive it as it’s a GIRLS CAR- mmmmmmmmmm, think I’m going to be hiding my keys! lol

And my new Colour Challenge is up! woohoo-


Come and join in the fun ( OMG, this last month was a real DROOL on the keyboard challenge!!) You don’t want to miss all the fantastic goodies that the girls create this month- come on- it’s really easy- JOIN US HERE.

Some Friday pimping for some good weekend shopping ;-)


Bunny has started a Digital Scrapbooking Business - Career Coaching  - she has been in the business for many years now and her knowledge on the subject is immense. Trust me when I say that all I have learnt is from Bunny and her constant help.

READ MORE HERE. If you are an inspiring new designer or even an experienced Designer or store owner for that matter- don’t hesitate to read more!


We have a new Designer at DSO, WOOHOOOO! - welcome Brandi.

She has her first two products up and those frames are gorgeous!

Caryn has these fabulous PSE QC actions. I tested them out in PSE 5 and they worked like a dream!

Want to make sure you design Quality Product?- man you have to try these! Wish it was this easy a few years ago when I started- hahaha.

They also come in a bundle with a resizer or separately.


Jen Reed’s Nautical Night element Pack is also a must!


Lynn’s new Daisy Fresh Kit, its too cute!


Jazzy’s Nautical Nights Word Art


Don’t forget you can grab my NEW NAUTICAL NIGHTS BUNDLE too-


or you can grab the sets individually too ( check out blog post here)

But I promised to show you some more stunning inspiration with the kit- AND OMG- haven’t these girls done wonders!

DSO_GSC_KB_NauticalNights01[5] By Dinphy

!cid_ii_12ac65e2f388324b By Caryn

beachmemoriesjpg600 By Hutchie

kb-NauticalNights_09_ By Mel ( A+Designs)


By Kristine ( lol, who’s hubby is sure to make her walk the plank for this one- haha)

LRdg1 By Ruthy

U-R-my-treasure By Candace ( who got GSO at DST too- WOOT!)

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE- nearly time for me to go get my hair in a mess- lol, but before I go I have a little freebie template for you-


You can grab it HERE.

Hope you all have a stunning weekend!!



Unknown said...

Vixen is a BEAUTY!!!! And you look so good in her!

Thank you for the awesome template!!!

kristine said...

He said he was relieved I didn't put him in a dress....

Get on that kit would ya plz? LMAO

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Freebie - LianeZ

Bonnie said...

"cheaper without the roof"!!!???? Ha ha!!!! That is so funny and sounds like something I would say!! LURVE the car Kim! You look good in it!! Going to have to arrange a weekend at Jen's and us girls go out!!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 10 post on Sep. 03, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

As far as I can tell looking thru my green eyes of jealousy, Vixen is a real beauty!! Have fun and drive safe!
Your CT rocked the Nautical Nights kit!!

AdronsCatherine said...

Congratulations on your new, cheaper, car ;o) LOL!

Love the template - thank you so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

The car is Faabuuulous, Dahling! lol Love it! Have fun! And he just wanted a 'ride'. That doesn't mean he gets to drive!!!

Anonymous said...

Oooh my Kim! Vixen looks soooo good on you. The new "do" is perfect for it.

Congrats on the new "toy". Just be careful not to get any speeding tickets. :o)

Daddoo said...

Hi Kim:

What version of the Renault’s Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet did you talk Wayne into buying for you?



MouserMo said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to PickleMouse freebie list

Monica said...

Your car is sooo cool!

and the template too, Thanks!!

canpeg said...

Thank you for the Template and Word art, Kim ! Love the Vixen, too :)

Being Mrs Miles said...


You can slap me anytime. I have been a BAD blog bud. I've not visited so long that the door was stuck shut when I got here, the hinges had rusted up. But I got the wd40 out and here I am. Good thing you did not paddlock me out.

I've been just chasing my own little tail over here on the other side of the world. Workin things out etc, you know how that is sometimes. But I kicked my butt today and said I'm coming over to visit YOU, so here am I. You feel free to smack me anytime.

Firstly you look BEAUTIFUL. Honest its the first time I've seen your new hairdo. Its YOU. You look amazing. Hope you tipped your stylist BIG time.

Second, I've always dreamed of having a cabriolet! Truely I've drooled over one forever. But since its not practical for us we still have a vw - but one we can camp in. Hmmm perhaps one day we will have one we can tow with our van? haha.

You look jazzed sitting in that purdy piece of black metal! I can see you zoom zooming down the highways from here.

So, I'll part here and come back more reg'lar like in the future. Keep that door unlatched, k?

♥ Barb

LifeAsDINKers (Ava-J) said...

Kim, thanks for the freebie template! and your new car is just gorgeous!

Snowsmoon said...

NICE ride! Thank you for the freebie and enjoy your weekend. Just stopping by to say hello as it has been a while. Enjoy your ride and YES hide the keys! LOL

Jen Reed said...

Thanks for the love Kim! And thanks for that wonderful layout template. I'll have to play. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you!

Moniek38 said...

I LOVE your new car !!!! It's great (I'm the proud owner of a BMW M3 cabrio, a blue one!!!) You will be having so much fun with it!!!!!

from the Netherlands

Sue said...

Thanks so much for the fun template! :)