Sunday, July 14, 2013

South Africa Memories

I'm sure most of you don't know this, but I am a scrapbooker. Better defined as a digital scrapbooker. By that I mean that I do all my scrapbooking on the computer (using Photoshop) and then I have the pages printed up in book form. Through Shutterfly and Costco.
Although digi scrapping is much quicker and cheaper than classic scrapbooking, it naturally still adds up. I've been extremely blessed, over the years, to work with designers and one store as a member of a 'Creative Team' (CT) . Basically we are provided with kits, we make LO's and post these in online galleries. These then act as examples of what can be done with the kits. In the process we net in potential customers and we get digi materials to use....and end up with books worth of pages, ready to print. It is a good deal all the way round I think. I've been doing this for a good many years.
Since we've been at Gleanings, I've not had as much time to scrapbook, but seeing as I have no lay out and no clean up time, it is easy enough to make start during lunch time and finish it off in the evening. Besides I have a treasure trove of older pictures of our families to scrapbook, not even mentioning our own pictures! the old black and white pictures are my favourites to scrapbook.
And now I have our visit to South africa and England to work on too. I promised my parents a book of the visit and my Mom's birthday.
I also gave my two sisters each their books, with pictures of when they were just little girls. They loved them. But now I need to get my brother's one done too...he looked decidedly unhappy not to be included, but there was no way I had enough time to finish his book before we left. Fortunately I made a good start a while ago, and he understood completely why he was 'left out' for now.

If you are interested to see some of these pages, you can find many of them on my scrapbooking blog 'Meisie's Doodles' as well as in online galleries such as this one at Scrapbook-Elements.

I recently did these two pages with pictures from our trip. Birthday Braai in Pretoria with family. The guys were all working together barbecuing the meat (we had lots of cold meat for the next day, YUM!) and it was fun listening to the joking, talking and laughter. What memories!

 
...and Visiting uShaka in Durban. Alexandra took us shopping in down town Durban. I don't know that I've ever been in that area, but we sure enjoyed our time at this place. Aren't those chameleon stair railings just the neatest things? Such a cool idea.
 
 
Oh and yes, I do 'Scrap For Hire' and 'Scrap For Others' too. Meaning I do scrapbook layouts for printing as pages or as books, for other people too. Drop me a comment/note if you need some scrapbooking done!
Off to make a start on another LO before it's dinner time. I'm reading a biography on Dorothy L Sayers at the moment. The sort of book that is hard to put down once you pick it up. Therefore I try to get other stuff done, before I start reading...
 
Just sayin' ;-)