11 August 2009

My dear friend Michelle (Doing Life's Assistant) flew up on Friday to come and visit us for the long weekend. We had such a fantastic few days of scrapping bliss and got to do quite a few layouts between us. Michelle started scrapping the first week's photos of their recent USA tour. Their trip was six weeks and she is doing ten double page layouts of only their first week ... definitely a few albums in the pipeline here.
Michelle said that she wouldn't mind falling in with our eating plan we have been following since March this year. I felt a bit guilty about this, but it seemed like Michelle enjoyed the food and said she has never eaten so many vegetables in such a short span of time. She even phoned me this morning to let me know that she has lost 1kg over the three days and could not believe it, as we even had carrot cake and lemon meringue pie for our daily treats.
Michelle has also been very naughty in sending us this beautiful hamper of super fresh fruit and bouquet of flowers ... keeping us on the straight and narrow 'eating' track. Thanks Michelle, now we have fruit for at least another week. The flowers already has its proud place on my studio table.
Above is the front page of Duane's 21st memory album commission which I have started. The front and inside of the invite has been incorporated on this page.
Hope you all had a wonderful Women's Day on Sunday and that you were made feeling special. (It was Women's Day on Sunday here in South Africa.)
Oh yes, I wonder how many of you have noticed my beautiful new blog banner ... I am deeply in love with. The very talented Michelle (My Crazy Lekker Life) gave away a free banner design to one lucky commenter on her blog and yours truly was the winner. Michelle I think you agree, it looks beautiful and thanks again for your generosity.


  1. Glad you are enjoying the hamper. It looks better in this picture than when I ordered it. It was a wonderful week-end and I certainly achieved a lot. Thanks again for everything.xx

  2. meant to say the new banner looks great!Congrats on the win and well done to Michelle on the creation.

  3. Congrats on your win,loving that header super cute...

    Look how yummy that fruit basket looks!!!

  4. The hamper looks beautiful and the new header stunning!

  5. I love your new blog header....well done Michelle!

    The hamper looks yummy.

  6. Stem saam jou heading lyk baie goed, so ook daai lekker mandjie vrugte!

  7. What a great LO Desire! It showcases your beautiful invite and the event perfectly!

    (-: Heidi

  8. Oh what a wonderful page Desire!
    They are so going to treasure this book!
    What a lovely friend to have to stay you must have had such a good time!
    Love your blog heading so you!
    kim x

  9. Wow, what beautiful flowers and yummy fruit basket. Love your new banner. Congratulations on being the lucky winner! Well done Michelle - it looks stunning! Can't wait to see more of your creations!

  10. Desire,

    Noticed the new banner right away and it is indeed beautiful. Your fruit looks yummy too!

  11. Oh wow! What a lovely banner, I think it's great! Glad you and Michelle spent some time scrapping - have to say that I'm a little jealous - so watch this space Michelle, I'm planning a trip to the teacha too xxx

  12. Beautiful page, great header, yummy fruit!

  13. Glad you like your new banner Desire! That fruit basket is mouth watering! :)

  14. Wow Desire that new bloggy banner really is the business hey...it looks super cool...just love it...Well done for sticking to the eating plan...you must be looking well & truly gorgeous by now LOL...and so glad to hear that you & Michelle had such a great time together. SHe is another lovely bloggy buddy ;-D


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