Monday, 31 August 2009

25 years past

But oh Lordy the mind still thinks we are 18! lol. I had my 25 year school reunion this weekend. But Mr Murphy decided to put a real spanner in the works on Friday morning just before all the festivities - yup, he just can't seem to leave me alone the bugger- hahahaha-

You know how you always want to look your best seeing your old school classmates again after so many years???- Well uhum, I go and break a tooth in HALF late Friday morning! I packed out laughing in disbelief  and made an emergency phone call to my dentist (after phoning Wayne first who couldn't stop laughing at me!) and who said he would fit me in at about 2pm! OMG, that only left me 3 hours before we had to get there!!My dentists injections are GOOD ones and no ways in hell was I going to do a tooth rebuild without one- KWIM??  I only got feeling back in my cheek on the way to the function- BWWAHAHA!

Can you say *HUNGOVER* on a Monday from the weekend! OUCH, it was a great weekend (LONG and definitely not good for my liver or voice)and I LOVED meeting everyone again. Everyone sort of just picks up where they left off the last reunion- yes, we all have more wrinkles and a few more gray hairs or bald heads- but we still carried on as if we left school yesterday! But by the mails this morning we all seem to be feeling the same- HAHAHAHAHA. Tired, worn out and a little ragged around the edges ;-) Photo's to follow- lol

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And I have some more eye candy for you today too! YIPPEEEEEEEE

jodian18 Jodiann used her Freebie word art to make this LO of her Mom and Dad.

bergstromfarmsBy Bergstromfarm. (thanks so much ;-).

090827113801665934334081 By Maman-de-Lena


By Hutchiewarning!

 By Loucee

Who also made this into a stunning Freebie QP for us-


You can Grab it HERE

And while you are there- scroll down one post for this AWESOME AWESOME Sticky Post note holder!deoncollection


You can pick up the FULL PRINT out and cut design as well as FULL INSTRUCTIONS HERE.

WHEEEEEEEEE and nope your freebie goodies aren't finished for the day yet-lolfolder-7

You can pick up another stunning word art set from Ruthy HERE.

Remember to Grab the BUNDLE (30% off) or the Individual kit (25% off) or extra's(25% off) while it's on still sale today.

Until tomorrow with some new photo's for you-lol

HUGS and Loves

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Internet Woes

Oh man yesterday was frustrating- sorry I didn't get here with the *next instalment*- lol, but my Internet connection went on holiday for the day! ARRGH- after restarting, de-fragging, cleaning up my PC, doing all the connections again- I learnt the *area grid* was faulty- hahahahaha- well at least my PC is tuned again ;-)

where was I- Oh yes, After Nathan was born Deon signed a serviette at the dinner he and Wayne made for me when I came home with Nathan - that said when Nathan turned 18 he would be the first one to buy him a PORSCHE - OMG, and of course this year Nathan turned 18- and look what he got!


BWWWWWWWWWWAHAHAHAHA- it's a miniature Porsche clock for his room- Deon didn't forget- he just said he didn't say WHAT KIND of Porsche! Nathan loves it and it's on display next to his bed.

After Deon got his degree, he got a job in Pretoria and moved away again. We kept in contact weekly of course and Wayne had a lot of jobs that in the area that he was installing too- so I used to fly up with Nathan every month or so to visit Wayne, my folks and of course my friend Deon.


The one weekend I came up, Wayne decided he would baby sit Nathan and gave Deon and I the *petty cash tin* to take all the guys that had been working up there for over a month out on the town! BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA- big mistake! The next morning Wayne asked for the *change/tin* as he wanted to go into town to have breakfast with Nathan while we slept the hangover away- uhummmmmmmmmmm CHANGE??- What change????? lol, Wayne said he walked down to the lobby of the hotel and there was one of the guys waiting for his wife to arrive from the airport too- and he looked GREEN- he said it was the LAST time he ever goes out with Deon and I together because he doesn't think he's going to live too last the day- HAHAHAHAHAHA. Well it happened a few times till the job finished;-P

Deon got a job at the same company Wayne was working at and returned home to Port Elizabeth.

We had a camping site out at Bushaman's River and Deon would make sure he spent the week between Christmas and New Year with us (to this DAY) so he could give Nathan his Christmas presents etc. Man and they were always the noisiest- he would try get one noisier the next year just to spite me- hahaha


And of course during that week was always crazy fun! Here we were (including Gaye!!) BBQ-ing (braaing) in the rain,Playing guitar and singing on top of our voices that the whole campsite the next morning called Deon *Danny boy*- BWWWWAHAHAHAHAHA- Yup they heard us all over the park and into the little town area- OY, we were forever having people walk up and join us- lol!


Wayne was promoted and asked to open up a branch of the company he was working for in Argentina, Buenos Aries. Deon decided that he wasn't going to be left behind in South African and sent Wayne a job application telling him WHY he actually needed him and how much of an asset he would be etc etc - well he got the job! hahahah ,and this is us with *MA* at Nathan's playschool graduation service ( he had just turned 4)! And yes, Deon was there when I missed my family, my home and my country and was my sanity many a day.

Argentina is another long funny story on it's own and I will tell some of those too- but I'm sure you need another coffee by now- hahaha

More tomorrow ;-)

Some more EyeCandy from my wonderful CT!


All using the kit available HERE @ 30% off ( only few days left)


this Stunner by Renee

Wild Thang LO TN-vicki

Wild Thang by Vicki


By Bekah_E and she has turned this Gorgeous page into a QP for us too!


You can pick it up HERE

F wa copy

And Ruthy made me want to cry with her post and made us this stunning Word Art Freebie. YOu can pick it up HERE.


And another stunning striking Word Art Freebie from Jodiann- you can pick it up HERE.


And Aisne has made us this awesome ClusterFrame Freebie too-

WOOOOOT! You can pick it up HERE.

Thats it till tomorrow ( hopefully- hahahahaha). Hope you all have a stunning day further.

Hugs and Loves

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The next instalment

LOL- How can I NOT, seeing that this week will be filled with my Friends Series Deon kit and freebies too, that I have to share my friend with you.

Well you know how we met now from yesterdays post and lets just say we got on like a house on fire. I was dating Wayne at the time (who was doing his two year military service) and couldn't wait for Wayne and the group to meet Deon. Which happened the next weekend when Wayne came down on his pass! OH BOY! Deon say's he will never forget it ,as he was *pooping* himself that Wayne would want to kill him for befriending his GIRL! lol .But it was never like that and on that first night after Wayne dumped a case of beers in front of him, the rest is HISTORY! They too got on like a house on fire and my circle of friends loved Deon ( and yup, 24 years later that group of teens are now still friends!)


BWWWWWWAHAHA- OMG, this was when we were 19 and still in Varsity taken at a Beerfest camping trip at 8am in the morning- hence the bottle of coke in Deon's hand for the hangover! lol


At my 21st - ( and yeah, that's me crying from my dad's speech!)lol


Deon moved to George with his folks before he completed his studies and worked for a engineering company there -He then came back to PE a year later to do an engineering diploma and stayed with us while he was here. During that time I was pregnant with Nathan and Wayne was away on business a lot- so it was great company-

BUT, Oh man, I went into labour at 5am on a Friday morning and Wayne had to drop some important business documents off at the company- so left POOR DEON with me- BWWWWWAHAHAHA, the poor man was in more of a tizz than I was- but sat on my bed next to me and timed my contractions which went WAY WONKY! No lies, I didn't have a easy time- but I think I was offered more tea and toast in the 5 hours that Wayne was away than in the 24 years of our friendship- BWWWAHAHAHA. He phoned Wayne eventually and said you better get here NOW or I'm landing up next to her.

At the hospital he even walked straight into the LABOUR ward, which in those days only the husband was allowed- still watched me pushing, huffing and puffing against the wall with my ass hanging out the back of my gown- asking politely- Hows it going! HUH? How's it look like it's going dammit and all I could think of was * AND you can see my ASS!* lol. The nurses eventually clicked he was an *alien* and kicked him out with much laughter - but it's something I will NEVER forget. He was also the first one at the hospital the next morning at 5am to see Nathan who is Deon's Godson.

OK OK_ I can go and on - so more tomorrow ;-)


Friends series- Deon bundle
$7.00 $4.90
Save: 30% off

BUNDLE Includes-

18 papers (12x12)
53 elements

Full metal Alpha (in Upper and Lowercase, numerals and some exclamations.)
4 12x12 Quick Pages
4 cluster frames.


Papers- not all shown.

Check Yesterdays post for all the EXTRA's in the BUNDLE- it's a HUGE SAVING.!

And OMG- I SO SO love the LO's with this kit done by my CT!!

Deon & Open Spaces By Renee

jody (600 x 600) By Silvia

Rockin Roller Coaster LO TN By Vicki

TheBoys-July2009RS By Croppy

Pockets By Bonnie

Who also made this into a QP freebie for you! WOOT WOOTBvanEsch_KimBDeon_QP_PREVIEW copy

You can pick it up HERE.

Remember to Grab the BUNDLE (30% off) or the Individual kit (25% off) or extra's(25% off) while it's on still sale ( limited time only).

Until tomorrow with the next instalment- lol

Hugs and Loves

Monday, 24 August 2009

My friend Deon

AHHH- its eventually here, My friends series Deon kit. After 24 years of friendship I could have designed 10 kits for the man! lol. But went with things we both love, enjoyed or shared as well as subtle little bits that HE actually noticed when I showed him the finished kit last week ! WOOHOOO- lol

Before I show it to you I thought I'd tell you how I met my BEST FRIEND Deon! We both studied Art and I was in third year, Deon in Second year. I had to catch a bus to varsity (technicon) every morning and HATED it! ARGGHHH, I didn't have a car, and had to get up at 5am to get the bus at 6am- Torture right???- uhum, so the FIRST day back in class I sort of walked over to the second year class and asked if anyone stayed in my area? I didn't know them from a bar of soap as they had just started in the main stream course-lol. Deon politely puts up his hand and says "I Do"- "OOOOH shot, you can give me a lift home then" ....and I walk out the class. HAHAHAHA. He didn't have a chance to argue or say anything.

Sure enough at the end of the day he was waiting for me and I still then sitting in his car said- "Oh wait a few minutes, my sister(Gaye) is coming now." ...... his first impression of me??? The cheeky bitch- BWWWWAHAHAHA. Well ok, I suppose I was- but on the way home I didn't shut up as usual and I asked for a lift back in the morning if possible and I would help with petrol costs??- He said yes - and that's how our friendship started.

Its made it through all my milestones - turning 21, getting engaged and then married, through my pregnancy, labour and birth, foreign countries, sickness, death and every fun and sad moment in my life. He's been there for me and I for him. A friendship of a lifetime that I am really really lucky to have found. Love ya OL FART ;-)

Ok- there will be lots of story's this week- so without further adieu Here is Friends Series DEON-


Friends series- Deon bundle$7.00 $4.90
Save: 30% off

BUNDLE Includes-

18 papers (12x12)
53 elements

Full metal Alpha (in Upper and Lowercase, numerals and some exclamations.)
4 12x12 Quick Pages
4 cluster frames.





Cluster frames ( also available separately)


 4 (12x12) Quick pages (also available separately)

And a few 100% close up details-




And I SCRAPPED!!! OMG, that's why the weather is so terrible here- hahahahahahaha-


My first LO with my Best friend - using everything in the kit ;-)

And HOLEY SMOKES- you have to see these! My CT girls have knocked me OFF my feet with this one! Honestly- STUNNING STUNNING LO's girls!

bed_wiredforfun600From Bekah_E

FS-Deon1By Renee 

jodian15 By Jodiann

JustBeME1 By Ruth

Caitlyn-600 By Kristine

artisticsoul600 By Becca

Johnny By Jenni

These last two LO's cause quite a stir in my CT forum, with all of us not only drooling over the artwork- but the CONTENT of LO's- hahahahahahaha. Phewiiiieeeeeeeeee! YUM- lol

Grab the BUNDLE or the Individual kit (25% off) or extra's(25% off) while it's on sale ( limited time only).

And I have a little SAMPLER FREEBIE for you tookb-FS-Deonsampler

Extra matching papers, a cluster frame(un shadowed), 2 paper/metal cluster flowers, 2 ribbons and a frame to match the Alpha in the kit.

You can Grab it HERE.
Hope you have a Great Monday. Until tomorrow

hugs and loves