Thursday, April 30, 2009

Scrap-A-Apron Class

We will be having 2 classes for the Scrap-A-Apron. The 1st class on 05/05/2009 and the 2nd class on 9/05/2009. Booking essential. If have have any questions please email me or 011-482-8185

My 1st Page

Today I was going through all my albums and found my 1st page that I did way back when I started working for Susan. To think, this is when the gogga bit me! These are photo's of my son when he was 2 days old - so sweet!

I must admit that when going through my albums and looking at 2 pages in particular - I would love to take them apart and re-do them, but I don't know if I should?

Baby Kruz

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Chipboard Corset

I have spent the whole afternoon playing around with ideas for my tiny chipboard corset. I want to use it for a mothers day card - but I'm having such a block. I think it might be because its engraved, I can't find the right ribbon and what colour to use? MMMM! I'll keep on trying!

I did manage to finish my last page of our visit to the Elephant Sanctuary, and that's all I have done on the creative side of things!

Walking with giants

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Scrap-A-Apron / Mothers Day Gift Idea 3

I spent yesterday working on this wooden apron - I think this is great for Moms kitchen? I altered a mini note pad to put in the aprons pocket - Moms shopping list.




Wooden Apron - Class Details:

Date: 09 May 2009
Time: 9:30am to 1pm

Booking Essential!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pamper Party @ Shoestring

Last night I had a group of ladies come in for a pamper party - their friend is getting married and they decided to each do a page for her album. What a fabulous idea! It went well and they all had a great time.

P Party

Thursday, April 23, 2009

It was a clock!

I forgot to add the before photo's - of the clocks that are now frames.


The apple of my eye The Girls

So tell me do you prefer them being clocks or scrapbooking frames? The 5th person to comment will get a storage box valued @ R60.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mothers day card in a PAPER CIGAR BOX

Well my hubby occasionally puffs on Blackstone Cherry Cigars and I have this habit of keep all sorts of boxes. I decided to make a mothers day card that fits into this paper cigar box (recycling). All you need to do is cover each section of the box individually and decorate. The card needs to be cut a little smaller than the width and length of the box, decorate and you have your card for your box.


Paper Cigar Box
To This

Well, I hope this inspires you!!!

Mothers Day - Gift Ideas 1 & 2

I found these clocks and thought they would make the most amazing frames for scrapbooking. So I took them apart & this is what I came up with. I don't know about you but I think they are fabulous - something different. They are really deep dished and I just love the frames inside (apple & flower). Perfect gift for Mom or Granny for Mothers Day?

The apple of my eye

The Girls

We will be having this class on the 01 May & 02 May - classes start @ 9:30 to 12:30. For booking & all class info email or 011-482-8185
Booking Essential!

Canica from Shoestring Scrapbooking on Sistahood ETV

Okay, its over! I was on TV yesterday afternoon - Sistahood @ 3:30pm. Unfortunately I never got chance to watch, but I did ask Mom to tape it for me. Hopefully I can watch the repeat on Saturday morning or else I'll just have to wait to get the tape from Mom. I was very nervous when I did this interview and I really did not know what to expect? But Mom, Dad & my sister say I did well - I'll have to wait & see for my self!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Altered Frame

I found these photo frames and thought they were fabulous for scrapping. They are deep dished and are only R40 each. This would also make a great gift for someone special? I couldn't get a very good picture because of the glass causing a glare, but the frame is on display in the shop.


We now have them in stock - R40 each.

NF1  NF2 NF4

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cuttlebug Competition Winner

First thing this morning we through all the entries into a basket, gave it a good shake and Shanice picked a name!

Congratulation FATIMA BALLIM you are the winner of the Cuttlebug & Butterfly Combo Set.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tails, Trunks & Tusks

Tails, Trunks & Tusks

Scrapping & Kie Issue 30

Issue 30 NOW IN STOCK!

Blooming Beauty

All weekend we tried to get photos of the 3 kids, but Kruz refused to let us take photos of him with his sister and cousin. The only time he sat still was when mom had a frog in her hand?

The girls of course love posing for photos – they will do anything I tell them to. So I got these beautiful photos of the 2 of them.

Blooming Beauty



Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Live, Love, Laugh - Webster's Paper

Live, Love, Laugh

This is one of the new papers we got in last week - Webster's Pages. I have been aching to use this paper. The nice thing about this paper was that I did not have to do much - all I added was some flowers, brads, buttons, lettering, dimensional glaze and some liquid lead.

Another reason I used this paper is because a lot of ladies have been saying that its to pretty to scrap - I think this is the perfect paper for 1 photo only.

Tell me what you think? The 10th person to comment will receive a storage box valued @ R60. Please note that you will need to come and collect the prize @ my shop.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I have been so busy with classes, customers in & out,
new stock and other things that I have not had much time to anything else.
Yesterday afternoon I got a little time to do some scrapping – so I decided to
do this one.


Just as I finished this page, I had a customer come in and ask me to do a frame. This is what I have been busy with up until half an hour ago!

Window Frame

Monday, April 6, 2009

Kissed by an Elephant

This weekend we took the kids to the Snake & Animal Park, and then we went to The Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam. Wow! What a day, I think I had more fun than the kids.

I held a 2 week old lion cub @ the Snake & Animal Park. Isn't he gorgeous?

Lion Cub2

Then got kissed twice by an elephant @ The Elephant Sanctuary.


Kissed 2

My Face

This was really an amazing experience. Touching, walking and feeding the elephants. I have quite a few photo's and I have been trying all day to do my pages, but with all the new stock that had to be marked and merchandised I don't think I'll be getting to my pages today!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Love You - Single Page

I was playing this morning using my new perspex ruler and flocking. The ruler has small punched out circles in the middle and this is what I used to mark where my orange dots will be - it spaces them perfectly! I then used a 3D pen to make the orange dots.
I then used my swirl stencil to pencil draw the outlines, used a glue pen to cover my swirls and then added blue flocking.

Love You


Swilr 2

Hope this inspires you to try using 3d pens and flocking on your pages!


Ladies Boot Template

I found this ladies boot template on Time For Crafting - I just had to use it for a friends card and gift bag. 

The Card.

Boot Card

Altered Gift Bag

Boot Gift Bag

Time For Crafting is a great site with templates, tips and techniques and much more to get you inspired. You can also go check out Sara' blog here