Saturday, October 25, 2008

Personal Scrapper Croptoberfest L.O.A.D challenge

Personal Scrapper has a great challenge this month. It basically comes down to doing a layout per day through October...therefore 31 layouts for the month. Challenges are posted daily. I only got back from our vacation in Plettenberg bay on the 6th and then had to play "Catch up" at work. I started scrapping today and I am hoping to catch up on the days that I missed the scrap. I usually do 2-pagers, but I have now gone through my photos and chose the singles so that I can save a bit of time and do the layouts I always leave for last. I will be updating this blog throughout the month and adding what I have completed. So far the challenges were as follows:

1. Buttons page - My best side
This layout should leave you in no doubt as to my favourite side of the!

2. Circles - Alfa GTV
Kobus always wanted an Alfa GTV, in 1991 het bought two GTV's for the bargain price of R5000. This is one of the Alfas after Kobus lovingly restored it to its former glory. I used my August Personal Scrapper featured October Afternoon paper.

3. Paper Piecing - Teddy and MeI probably would never have done this layout...I find paper piercing very time consuming...but now I am glad I did it. This layout was scraplifted from the layout by Serena Chlup in Issue 26 of Scrapping & Kie. She also provided the templated required for the paper piercing and "teddy" title.

4. Grandparents page - Fabulous OumaThis photo of my mom was taken at Wynand and Nadia's wedding in February. This proves that you can be pretty at 69!!! I used a Pagemaps October 2008 minimap for the layout.

5. Scrappers Choice - Adorable little mouse. This photo was taken in 1996 when Bianca was in Grade 1. The journalling reads: "I think all mommies want their little girls to do ballet. When Bianca was in grade 1 she also did ballet...She was a little mouse in the "Pied Piper"....Alas all the daily rehearsing was too much for my little mouse and she refused to even consider just taking a short break and then dancing again. She firmly put her foot down and said: NO MORE....

6. Use 3-4 photos - You make me laugh! These pics were taken in of my sons brought home a wig and they were clowning around with it.

7. Use this Becky Fleck sketch Here is my attempt. - Valentine's Ball 1994.This was Kobus Jr's first formal ball. I made him the floral waistcoat for the event. I have no idea who the girl is that went with him...and Lache will probably kill me when she sees that I am scrapping photo's of him and old girlfriends.

8. Use a list - Baby Boy Facts I took these photo's of my grandson, Lukas, last month. The layout was inspired by Marlize de Klerk's layout in Issue 26 of Scrapping & Kie. The EK Success "Ingredients" stickers was used as a list.

9. Use a Black/white photo - Worn out "Ouma" This layout was inspired by Melanie wordart on her website : Doing the photo in black and white was handy, because photos of me without makeup are most unflattering. This photo was taken the morning after Leane spent the night....see I am not used to being woken numerous times during the night....totally worn out!!!

10. Use cardstock only as a background - Falling for you
This layout was inspired by Wilna Furstenburg....the beautiful little falling hearts are one of her creations and I purchased and downloaded it....then cut it out and used it as accents. Leane is such a sweety...

11. Use scallops - Matric Dance 1997
These pictures were taken at my son, Kobus Jr's, Matric Dance(Prom) At last I got to scrap it. This was a scraplift of Lee Ann Scott's layout in Issue 17 of Scrapping & Kie.

12. Birthday - Captain ChristianThis layout of Christian's pirates party was scraplifted and inspired by Marlize de Klerk (my favourite South African scrapper) published in Issue 20 of Scrapping & Kie.

13. Scrap a holiday (Christmas, Easter etc) Christmas 1993This really had me digging in shoeboxes for old pics. These photos were taken in 1993 when Kobus' mom and dad was still alive. Christmas with them every second year was a tradition. We would eat way too much, lounge around under the trees and play cricket.

14. Favourite things about Fall. We don't really have autumn traditions in South Africa so I chose to scrap photos taken during our recent vacation.

Every year when we go to Plettenberg Bay, I just have to go to Birds of Eden...I love it there. This year the men opted to go and play golf, so Ansie (my sister) and I went to the bird sanctuary. This cheeky cockatoo first tried to take a chunk out of my sunglasses then went for of the studs on my bag.

15. My hometown - Port Elizabeth TodayOur challenge for today is to scrap our hometown. Kim Watson from posted a challenge using this sketch by Ronda of OLW.... the word "Today" has to be in the layout. So here is my attempt. 16. Use an older Personal Scrapper kit and finish it.
I used my May 2007 Personal Scrapper kit for this, it was Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl...but I did not finish all of the kit. This photo is of Kobus and I and baby Lukas.

17. Sport : Pezula Golfing weekend.
Kobus went with a group of guys to go play some of the most spectacular golf courses, Pezula, Simola and Goose Valley.

18. Scrappers Choice - I'm having a bad hair day.
This photo just begged to be scrapped. Leane is always so neat and tidy...and on this day her hair was unruly, little face dirty and bumps on the head.

19. Sketch challenge: Pre Primary Graduation -1995.

20. 4 Pictures on a page: Dolphin and whale watching.
My sister Ansie and I went whale watching at Plettenberg bay. It was amazing to get so close to this huge animals.

21. Scraplift the crop or the gallery.
Photo's of Kobus and I and Ansie and Willie taken in Plettenberg Bay.
22. Scrap something lost: First lost tooth.
The challege is to scrap about someone or something lost....then I remembered this photo taken when Christian pulled his first tooth.
23. Use 3's: Siblings.
My three children, Kobus, Wynand and Bianca. Photos taken on Wynand's wedding in December. We had to use thing in three. I used three photos, three printed papers, three flowers and three brads.

Other layouts that does not fit the challenge:

These layouts were all done using the Personal Scrapper May 2008 kit.
Some more old photo's that I am getting around at scrapping. The wordart is by Bethany Hicks and her blog is is already 19 and at an age where she does not want hugs and kisses...these pics make me remember the days where she still loved being close to me....I miss it. Wordart also by Bethany Hicks at These photos were taken when my sisters boys met my grandchildren Christian and Leane for the first time...they were so excited...usually there is no one their own they had a ball. As you have probably noticed I am somewhat of a Wordart Junky....this wordart is by Melanie at


  1. I love the last layout.Cardboard,florishes and Wilna's art - all i'm mad about :-)

  2. Wow you are brave ... a layout a day and then you still have to follow some designated guidelines for each. But I suppose its a nice structured way of getting that stash of photos done. Lovely layouts so far. Good luck with the rest.

  3. I LOVE Day 9 and Day 10 LO's!!! Sooooo cute!!

  4. It's good to see you scrapping again. I think the Baby Boy facts page is my favorite. Too cute!

  5. These pages are all so beautiful...just love them!

  6. Wow, I absolutely love (and am inspired) to see you going back and scrapping your kids photos from their childhood.

    I often journal memories when I know I am not going to have a chance to scrap them NOW. But I do know I will get a chance to do it some day!

    Wonderful LO's and journalling Lynette.

  7. Your layouts look wonderful, Lynette. I love to see how you do your 2-page LO's--they are inspiring. You have some much detail in your LO's. Beautiful!

  8. I REALLY, REALLY, want to learn this. You did an awesome job!

  9. My goodness you have been seriously busy! Wonderful proud!

  10. Great pages!! You've been busy!

  11. Hi Lynette...thanks for the bloggity visit :)
    Yes, I am the same Laci from the Scrap Fan gallery...I love your work, and boy, have you been busy.I especially love the way you use buttons...have a great day :)

  12. Your layouts are absolutely stunning. I recognise some of your scraplifted ones and you have done a wonderful job on those.

    Keep it up and I look forward to seeing the rest as you finish them.

  13. THAT is awesome! You have already done so many! Great job and great work as usual

  14. That's amazing how much you've accomplished! Where do you find the time? Amazing layouts!

  15. Lynette, I love all your layouts! You are doing an amazing job on this contest!

  16. Hola:

    Acabo de ver tu blog.

    Espero que visites mis blogs, son fotos de mi pueblo, de España y de Italia y Francia:

    donde encontrarás los enlaces de todos los blogs.


  17. You are on one totally great scrappy roll! Kepp it up. So much inspiration here!

  18. Great job on all the layouts Lynette! My favorite is the one of your Mom, love those colors and she looks great!

  19. Thank you for the sweet comments Lynette! I love all the layouts you've done this month, esp. those October Afternoon ones - so beautiful!


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