Friday, 10 June 2011

Storms,rain, ice and lots of Spirit

Holey crap! What the hell has happened to the weather?? Especially here in South Africa. The temps have dropped to below freezing in a lot of areas- getting SNOW where we shouldn’t and floods in a ton of others. Hellllo??? this is “sunny South Africa” summer or winter- lol

The last two days here have been STORMS, gale force wind- no electricity, no water and oh- internet as slow as setting cement when it is on! lol


After a nights winds and rain taken from my balcony- and this was a “construction” site-


I do NOT want to be the one cleaning THAT portable toilet- BWHAHAHAHAHA!

Yesterday we had great excitement here as “sleet” had fallen in Johannesburg and in areas around where my sisters( GS Creations) lives- Dullstroom. She said it’s tooo cold where she is and they are getting ICE but no snow yet- damn…!. LOL.  I’m waiting for the call to tell me it’s snowing as I have NEVER ever even seen it – let alone “play” in it and I’m sure Caden and I would have a blast! hahaha.


(snow in the Eastern Cape- Drakensburg area)

Poor Nathan and my Dad are being flooded out in the Eastern Cape ( PE) - and it’s STILL raining. I’m just glad both are safe and the house has no damage- phew! It’s so hard being away when disasters strike like this. But I know my boy can handle anything that the weather throws at him and he has enough phone numbers to dial in an emergency.

Johann Pretorius, Despatch Port Elizabeth Swartkops River!

Swaatkops3 OY that should be just green and trees! (photo’s compliments of Johann Pretorius, Despatch)

Stay safe and DRY my boy!

And with all this disaster going on around us here- there was some GOOD SPIRIT happening in the background- lol.

Jenni’s son Tristan is having his 21st Birthday this weekend and her daughter Cherye asked me for a “girly Indian styled” kit for all the girls photos as she could find tons of “Western cowboy” stuff but nothing to use for the girls that were all going as “Indians”.

Of COURSE I jumped at it and has a blast spending just on three weeks creating this one! AT the moment it is on my FAVOURITE kit designed list- lol

20% off this weekend ONLY


 Spirit Wild Child – kit

28 papers 12x12 JPG
(15 patterned papers
13 Subtle print plains)
60 Unique Elements

+ Spirit Wild Child Alpha


Close up details


And some Co-ordinating EXTRA’s-

kb-SWC_scenics Spirit Wild Child Scenics

kb-SWC_wordart Spirit Wild Child Word art

And of course I have a really good deal for you this weekend-

Grab all three in this “special priced” Bundle and you get 2 bonus 12x12 Quick Pages included.


Spirit Wild Child – Bundle

Contains: Full kit, Word art and Scenic papers +


2 BONUS Quick pages.

Check it out here as this bundle is already reduced + on 20% off this weekend!

Of course I have a ton of BRILLIANT inspiration for you- so grab that coffee while you look through this fantastic eyecandy!

ruth-dreams By Ruthy

carolyn By Carolyn

kb-WildChild_web By Me

bed_dr10 By Bekah_E

Fonnetta By Fonnetta

110wq3n By Kristine

pjk-sp11 By Paula

loucee By Loucee

carina By Carina

kb-spi10 By Jodiann


Who also has this wonderful page as a QP freebie for you. Pick it up here on Jodiann’s BLOG!

spirit-cp8-jpg600 By Hutchie

Lina By Lina Dragini

Yophelia By Yophelia

Live-Your-Dreams-2 By Jenni


By Renee

kb-WildChild2_web And the matching page of Miss Caden for her album by Me ;-)

You still with me?? Aren’t these stunning and I LOVE that each one is soooo different – definitely becoming my favourite! lol

I have a little freebie “Add-on” for you too-


You can pick it up HERE.

Stay WARM, stay Dry, Stay SAFE where ever you live this weekend. Most of all take it all in with a lot of good “spirit” ;-)

Hugs and Loves


jasjul said...

Hi Kimmie, thanks for the awesome freebie, looks like another awesome, must have kit. Guess you guys are copping the same crazy weather we are getting, winter temps are usually around 23c, but yesterday we had the coldest day in 95 years, 15c, and we are freezing, at least the sun came out today and if you got out of the wind it was bearable, we just don't have the clothes for these cold temps, I can bet the shops are doing a roaring trade, and now they are saying we are going to get rain for the next week,rain & cold, ugh. I'll get the kit and do a post for you Chickie.

Rarole said...

Kim - L/O's are awesome. OMWord! You did an incredible job on this kit!

Sandra said...

WOW, this kit is gorgeous, with beautiful inspirational layouts! thanks for the freebie too!

Lulutoo said...

Yikes on that weather! We've had a few instances of 30 degree temp differences from one day to the next (with big storms to go with, of course) in the past month or so, too. Stay safe and dry! Your new kit is really pretty--thanks for the freebie!

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Good morning Kim:)
I LOVE your Indian kit.It's just Beautiful!!:) The Layouts are Awesome too!!
I actually have a LITTLE Indian in my family.We are from Indiana...the Miami tribe. I say a LITTLE cause I also have four other nationalities in me.I am a real mixture...for sure.hehe
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful add on.LOVE IT!!


xashee's corner said...

wow Kim i must say that you are still one of the BEST designers out there! thank you for sharing your talents and as always, have a great day! xox :)

MaggieMae said...

Thanks so much, Kim! I love, love southwestern kits! Isn't it a long time since SBM!? Take care in your crazy weather!! Julie (aka MaggieMae)

Aeryn said...

Thank you so much for the great freebie!!! Your new kit looks fabulous!!!! :-)
Sorry to hear about the crazy weather there, we've been getting crazy weather here in the US too :-/

Tammy said...

Wow, Kim! I sure hope the weather calms down for you. Thank you so much for this awesome freebie! I can't wait to get the kit :)

MoosieD said...

Thanks for the freebie addon ... this is definitely going into my wishlist for "tip day".

It has been bucketing down here in KwaZulu-Natal too, and even I (who hardly feels the cold) have been wrapped up in so many layers I feel like the Michelin Man.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE this kit! It's gorgeous. Thanks for the freebie. Really makes me wish I hadn't scrapbooked all my pictures when I lived on the Navajo Reservation.... maybe I will just have to redo some! --Jamie in Utah

Maurine Stettler said...

I can see why this is on your favorite list! I love the colors and elements and uniqueness -- haven't see anything else like it! Thanks for the freebie add-on...

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [11 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Dolores said...

Beautiful kit! Thank you for the freebie!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Freebie! - LianeZ

Dinphy said...

Wow, what extreme weather! Fingers crossed for your father and Nathan. I don't doubt he could handle things, but you just don't want your kid in flooded areas and you're not there.

I do hope you get to see some snow, it's lots of fun, especially with kids. But do you even have clothes warm enough!?

Anyway... Your new it is A-MAZING!! LOVE the colors, and all the original elements! Oh that dream catcher, feathers, beads, leather strings... GORGEOUS!!

Thank you so much for the freebie!!

andastra said...

Wow! I love this amazing kit!! I got your newsletter and bought the bundle. Thank you so much for this beautiful kit and the lovely freebie.

Jeanie said...

Thanks for the add on - must have this kit. Love the LOs and all things Southwest! We live in the desert and good SW kits are hard to find.
Good luck with your weather. Not sure if it's global warming or what??

Lois said...

Love the colors and textures. Thank you

BlueCat said...

About the weather, perhaps have you heard of the H.A.A.R.P.

Thank you very much for the great freebies.

lvgurrrl said...

Thank you!!!!!

Buffy0214 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I have no idea what I'm going to use it for yet but I had to have it!

etherealfire said...

Love it!!!! Thanks so much :-)

Sue said...

Thanks so much for the lovely add-on! :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous kit! Thank you for the add on!


Kirsten said...

Thank you so much!

Mrs. Miles said...

oh dear...

I really did not send the snow
the ice the rain the cccccold
I would not do such a thing
though I'm sure you think me bold

Oh I have envied your pools and sun
All your photos of having fun
but I did not send the stinky wet
I thought bout it once but did not yet

O Kim o Kim little shiver gal
I wish you SUN from this Canuck gal
I wish you sun and warmth and heat
To warm your face and get you off your seat.


Your fwend across the puddle
Mrs. Barb

Jenni said...

Thanks for the GORGEOUS kit Kim, we love it, and it captures Cherye just perfectly- WILD CHILD LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful kit...thank you so much. Did I understand you have never seen or played in snow. Well in Sunny California we get's awesome in its falls's crisp and clean and fun to play in, ski on and just walk in the chill of evening and listen to it crunch under your feet. It softens the lights. For a little while the world is peaceful and quiet. I love it. I pray you get the chance to experience it.Thank you again...Cynthia Stringer

SuziQinTX said...

Ok I am subscribed to your blog, how in the world did I miss this kit????? I am now subscribed to your newsletter and I'm on my way to put this in my wishlist so I can pick it up this weekend when I get more digiscrap madmoney LOL!