Sunday, November 27, 2011


●●●● NEWSLETTER ●●●●

Ho – Ho - Hope you all have a super duper festive season full of family, fun and of course fantastic scrapping !

To get you in the Festive / Holiday mood, we have created 2 really cool layouts this month to inspire you PLUS 2 bonus projects for you to complete either for yourself or as give aways over the holiday season.


Nobody loves Christmas quite like Bo Bunny and their new range called BLITZEN just shows it.. every page is designed for your enjoyment. Called CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS, we all have many of these over Christmas time, and if you don’t then maybe this year is a good time to start ! LOL…

This double page spread includes threading techniques and a super cool Maze Booklet for all your extra photos that you have lying around each Christmas.

This month you will have enough papers left over to create 2 extra projects.. YES you heard right.. 2 extra projects.. a Christmas Card and a cute Christmas hanging tree.. this is really cool to make as a gift for a loved one.. We hope you enjoy these extras as our gift to you !

As an extra as well, check out this blog for 100’s of links to free Christmas Printable items you can use on your layouts or projects:


Our second layout is a fun holiday / beach double page spread with lots of room for your own personalisation of the page, thanks to an awesome sticker sheet that we have included in the pack.

You will create a cute mini booklet as well for all those extra photos and add a dash of corrugated board to bring in the outdoors..

NOTE: We have to apologize as we struggled to find some of the product we needed locally and have had to order it in from the States.
Depending how long it takes to arrive, the December kits may only be ready in the 1st week of December.


A very big Thank you to the ladies who took the time to comment back on our short questionnaire last month regarding our kits. We appreciate the time taken to give us your thoughts. In response to this, we will be doing the following in 2012:

From next year we will be trying to incorporate a little extra into the kits in the form of ideas, mini projects, etc so that you keep your love of Scrapping alive.

We try and source the latest and best products for you.. so if you see something new and exciting that you want us to use.. please let us know. In addition, we are all feeling the pinch on our pockets, so we really do try not to make the kits too expensive and rather teach you to make your own embellishments. We will endeavor to have at least a couple of kits next year using new and exciting embellishments to add the glitz and glamour.

We will be doing more adult and teenage themed layouts (e.g. weddings, holidays, love, friends, pets etc..). It is very difficult to please everyone, but we will try our best to cover as wide a range as possible.

Although we are M&M, there are a lot of talented designers out there and I know that some of you would love to do other “styles” of layouts, so we will be trying every now and then to get a guest designer or two to help us design layouts to give you a bit of variety. If any of you out there are dying (or even moderately keen) to design a layout for us, drop us a line and we'll make use of your talents.

●●●● 2012 Kits ●●●●
As 2011 draws to a close, we want to send a heartfelt, big thank you to all the ladies who have supported our kits and enjoyed putting them together every month. Your enthusiasm and delight really keeps us motivated and inspired. Both of us are so looking forward to 2012, and based on the feedback we have received, making your kits bigger and better. We are also delighted to tell you that there will be NO price increase for 2012, you will still get your kits, and extra's, for the same amazing price as in 2011.

So, now is as good a time as any to book your kits for next year. There are a handful of ladies who have booked into 2012, but we would like to wipe the slate clean and get updated details from you all. So we would appreciate it if you would complete the attached booking form and return to Nutty M on We will then be able to plan for the January kits and make sure we have enough to go around.

Remember that we love to see your finished pages, so please don’t forget to either email me on or Nutty M on with your amazing creations so I can load them onto the blog and facebook (or load them yourself on our facebook page) and show everyone how very creative you are.

Also, we create kits based on feedback from you.. so if there is anything you would really like to see in our kits (a special technique, a particular theme), please let us know so that we can incorporate it into the layouts.

We still have a handful of previous months kits available to purchase, and we want to take this opportunity to remind you, before these kits are no longer available. The following kits are available for R290, excluding delivery. For this price, you will get 2 double layouts with everything you need to complete them.

November 2011
Happiness is Homemade and You’re out of this World

October 2011
Fairy Tales do come True and Monsta’s Inc

We also have good news for you, there are only a few kits left from June, July and August, which we have now split and can be purchased in SINGLE layout form for the cost of R160 each.

Winter Wonderland
All Boy
Wish You Were Here
Whoo’s Having a Birthday

So ladies if you are interested in any of the monthly or single kits, please drop Nutty M a line at or 082 852-8309 to get your hands on them as there are very few left and you wouldn’t want to miss out.

Wishing you all a very HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON and may you get lots of scrapping goodies from Santa !

Big hugs and Happy Scrapping

Sweet M and Nutty M

Friday, November 18, 2011


December is BONUS Month.. you don't get your normal 2 double layouts, but you also get an extra project AND a card to make.. so 4 projects this month.. enough to keep you busy busy busy..

Remember kits are limited, so book early to secure yours !

Christmas layout, project and card sneak peek:

and a super fun Holiday page to scrap your beach / sea photos :

Comes with a fun sticker sheet to play with !

Hugs, Nutty M and Sweet M

Monday, October 24, 2011


Ok, I am biased, but I just Love how this layout came out.. it is perfect for either those fun boy pics you have or even can be used for general family fun pics ! The kit comes with a full set of stickers too to add to your layout, so if you don’t like the title, feel free to adapt it as you see necessary. Using lots of planets and arrows, this layout is seriously fun !

What is not to love about this layout..? The papers are just so beautiful, you almost want to cry cutting them up ! Perfect for those wonderful family pics that you took, or even of your home. (how about those awesome photos of you baking with the family?) This layout is in hues of pinks blue and brown (and who doesn’t love those colors ?).. you are bound to love scrapping with it.

Remember to contact Nutty M to order your kit today. Limited kits so order soon !

Hugs, Nutty M and Sweet M

Friday, October 7, 2011



November’s kits are in the process of being designed, but just to give a mouthwatering sneak idea of what we have in store for you.. these are the ranges that we will be using:

Remember kits are limited, so order yours today already so you don't miss out.

Hugs, Nutty M and Sweet M


We love seeing your work.. here is a stunning layout received from Jenny Spicer using the October kit:

Jenny's comments:

"... wow loved the "moster" layout!! It was my sons 10th birthday and he loves all things that looks like mosters, on his cake we had gogo's so this layout was just perfect!, thanks so much .. "

Thanks Jenny for submitting your layout.. remember everyone, we love seeing your pages, so please remember to send them to us to share with everyone !

Hugs, Mich


OCTOBER kits are finalized and will be posted out to everyone from the 26th of September and upon confirmation of your payments. The order form is available by contacting Nutty M if you haven’t already pre-placed your order, remember that kits are limited, so if you do want to order, please do so immediately by emailing to Nutty M on

This month, in celebration of HALLOWEEN we are doing two really cute and fun double layouts. These are not limited to Halloween photos though and can be used for any of those special moments in your life.

Using the soft and beautiful paper created by Pebbles Inc. this layout is perfect for any little girl dressed up in her “princess costume” or “fairy costume”.. or alternatively it can also be used for any lovely LOVE photos that you have of you and your partner or even with your kids.. the title can be changed to suit your photos. It has lots of pearls and is a pretty whimsical layout you are sure to love, with an interactive castle booklet for extra photos. (Just to let you think out the box, I am going to use my new home photos on this layout.. as Fairy Tales do come true and I am in my new Castle.. LOL).

Now this layout is too cute for words.. Using the fantastically fun range of papers by Jillibean Soup, you are sure to have photos to suit. It can be used for any Halloween photos you have lying around, or for those photos of your little “Monster”.. be it your child/ren or even of your pet ! LOL.
The colors are fun and bright and will suit most photos.

Remember to order soonest as stock is limited.

Hugs Nutty M and Sweet M

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We are on FACEBOOK

That’s right, M&M’s Scrapbooking Adventures is catching up with Social Media and we now have a Facebook Page. This is the place for you to comment, ask questions, upload photo’s or just generally have discussions with fellow M&M scrappers.

Check us out HERE And like us – you can share in all our glorious activities and chats.

We have asked the ladies who were on the Amazing Scrapbooking Race weekend, to upload some of their pictures to the album but in the meantime, we have loaded some.

Hope to see you all join !


Well the weekend at Out of Africa Village was incredibly fun – no thanks to the venue or the managers of the venue unfortunately. However, like true Scrapbookers, the ladies ignored the unpleasantries and just kicked back, scrapped up a storm and shot the breeze with their long long pals. It was a lot of fun.

Our amazing group of girls who joined us:

The teachers hard at work:

OK, maybe not THAT hard.. LOL

At least the girls found lots of time to Party as is the norm...

But they also worked very hard at creating beautiful masterpieces..

The FANCY DRESS evening is tradition at our events, and the ladies once again went all out.. we had visitors from England, Switzerland, Mexico, to name but a few..

Another tradition is to hand out certificates to the worthy ladies after the weekend. This is so much fun and the girls love it...

Thanks ladies for joining us and making it another great Event.

We still have 1 or 2 Weekend Kits available, if you could not attend this awesome weekend.

The FULL PACK of 6 kits (3 single layouts and 3 double layouts) are ready to be shared and sent out now.

And all at an amazing cost of onlyR 750 for all 6 KITS !!

Kit 1 - Hawaii - a lovely single page layout perfect for those beach photos

Kit 2 - Hot Chocolate - a beautiful single page layout titled Noteworthy which if lovely for any theme

Kit 3 - China - a girly single page layout which is untitled, but perfect for any girly pictures

Kit 4 - Australia - Learn, Love, Dream. A fantastic double page layout using Kaiser Craft and extra space for pictures. In beautiful teals and blacks.

Kit 5 - The Amazing Race. A stunning double page layout for those travel photo's. You may want to remove the 'Amazing Scrapbooking Race' title and substitute with something else.

Kit 6 - Girls just Wanna have Fun. A beautiful girly double page layout complete with sequins and corsets to celebrate those special girl moments.

Remember stock is limited, so order yours early !


Nutty M, Toothfairy Lynn and Sweet M (in spirit)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Hi there ladies..

We have a few August Kits left for sale, so if you have ordered, please remember to contact Nutty {M} at to confirm your kit.

SEPTEMBER kits are now open for orders.

Following our Seasonal Theme, this month we are celebrating the SPLENDOR OF AUTUMN:

Using the fantastic range by Paper Loft, create a layout that is perfect for those Fall photos... make tons of leaves to complete this layout.

Our second layout uses My Mind's Eye newest range of papers... the theme is REMEMBER WHEN... so good for some heritage photos or just general family fun photos.

Remember to book your kit early as there are only limited quantities.

Thanks again to everyone for your support of our kits !

Hugs, Sweet {M} and Nutty {M}


We still have some AUGUST kits available.. so if you haven't had a chance to order yet, do so now.

We have had a big request for BOY layouts, so as usual, your wish is our command. August was:

ALL BOY:Using Fab Scraps papers, this layout has space for lots of photos to celebrate those real BOYS in your life.

WINTER WONDERLAND:Using the lovely My Little Shoebox range of papers, this layout is suitable for those cold winter day photos.

Contact Michele on to order yours today !


As you know we just LOVE it when you share your Layouts with us that you created with our kits.

We have a nice following of ladies in Namibia, and they were kind enough to share their layouts with us.

Thank you to Carol and Karin for sharing these awesome layouts.. they really came out perfect !
How cute are these girls?

One of my favorites... I just love the paper flowers...

This is a fishy one for sure... LOL

Thanks again ladies, and remember if anyone of you girls who purchase our kits would like your pages featured on our blog, please just send us the photos and we will do so with pleasure !

Big hugs, Sweet and Nutty M

Friday, July 1, 2011

M&M Kits still available

Hi there,

GOOD NEWS... if you haven't been able to purchase some our previous months kits, you will be glad to hear that we still have a few in stock.

So, don't delay.. contact Michele at soonest to get you kits !

We have some May / June and July kits left still.

Hugs, Sweet M and Nutty M

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hi there ladies..

Well our kits seem to have been doing well. We are all SOLD OUT on the JULY kits.. so if you have ordered, please remember to contact Nutty {M} at to confirm your kit.

AUGUST kits are now open for orders.

We have had a big request for BOY layouts, so as usual, your wish is our command.

This month, we have two fantastic layouts:

Using Fab Scraps papers, this layout has space for lots of photos to celebrate those real BOYS in your life.

Using the lovely My Little Shoebox range of papers, this layout is suitable for those cold winter day photos.

Remember to book your kit early as there are only limited quantities.

Thanks again to everyone for your support of our kits !

Hugs, Sweet {M} and Nutty {M}

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Bookings are NOW OPEN for the JULY kits…


A fantastic Travel layout with 2 booklets that open up for more photos !


Using the most awesome range of papers by Simple Stories, this layout is sure to be a favorite !

Contact Michele Eriksen at to place your order. R 290 (excl postage)/month for 2 x double layouts

Refer to previous posts for more information or contact Michele for an order form..


Wow, once again we are upping our order.
We are so glad that you ladies are loving our kits, and we are really proud to provide you with two awesome, all new, special double layouts each month!
Following our “be the first to use…” policy, we are importing Jillibean Soup’s SPOTTED OWL range and Paper Loft SERENDIPTY ranges to create June’s kits with.

Remember to book your June kits for only R290-00 (2 x double layouts included).
NOTE: A booking form will ensure your kit is booked in advance for you.
Kits only posted/delivered first week of June and once payment received.

WHOO’S HAVING A PARTY? - Jillibean Soup - Spotted Owl range
WONDER – Paper Loft - Serendipity Range

May kits were sold out in 2 weeks, so please don’t miss out in June!
If you need a form, please email and Nutty M will forward one to you.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011




30 scrappers 2 teachers 3 days 6 projects 1 world of fun to explore

Travel from Kaiser in Australia to Bo Bunny in America, with a few stops in between ! Price: ONLY R 2 600-00 (Includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals and 6 projects)

Venue: OUT OF AFRICA Village @ Hartebeespoort Dam

To Book: EMAIL and we will send you a Booking Form. Complete same and confirm your deposit of R500 to confirm your spot !

Out of Africa Village is a nature reserve in unspoilt African bush with Giraffe, Zebra, Nyala and other buck varieties.

Come and relax in a rustic setting beneath the shadows of Moepel trees, midway on the slopes of the Magaliesberg. For your anniversary, enjoy a romantic bushveld breakaway on this private game farm - Peglarae Nature Estate - bird watching, mountain hiking, walks on the farm and with golf courses nearby. The possibility of seeing our Giraffe, Zebra, Nyala and Rooibok is highly probable. Enjoy the nearby sceneries around the dam.


Kit Layouts by Cindy Davies

Wow, Cindy has been scrapping up a storm with our Kits. Check out her lovely layouts created using our January kit designed by Nutty M:

and our gorgeous February kit designed by Nutty M:

Thanks for sharing Cindy. We love your layouts

Hugs, Sweet M and Nutty M

TIME by Jenny Spicer

Wow, check out this wonderful layout created by Jenny Spicer from i-scrap with the APRIL "TIME" Kit.

In Jenny's words: " I love this one, I did it of my step dad, and the photos worked so well!! My step dad could not believe it, brought tears to his eyes."

Thank you for sharing Jenny.. you did a wonderful job on this !

Remember that you can all share your wonderful layouts with us. We will post them on the blog to show off your stunning work ! Just email them to Sweet M at and I will load for you !

Hugs, Mich

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Due to the overwhelming response to our kits, we have tripled our orders from January and they keep flying out the door!

We have had very postive feedback and are very happy that everyone loves them so much .

For only R 290-00 (excl postage) for TWO double layouts each month .

MAY 2011

We are just waiting for our May shipment to arrive from the States and Oz, so we don’t have any ‘sneak peeks’ yet.. but here is what you can expect


This layout is perfect for ANY photos.. especially perfect for May being Mothers Day month. With the scraps I will include a cute card to make that you can share with your mom, mom in law, etc.. We will use Kaiser's new range of BUBBLEGUM HILL papers.. nice fun bright colors with lots of butterflies for that touch of whimsy..


Many ladies complain that there are not enough BOY layouts out there.. NOW you can enjoy a truly ALL BOY page... this layout will use the fantastic REEL ME IN range of papers from The Paper Company and will be sure to please anyone who has a stock pile of those boy photos to scrap.


2. Michele Eriksen will then email you back an order form with banking details

3. Confirm deposit and return order form

4. Order will be posted / delivered to you

Trusting you will love these kits as much as we enjoyed making them for you !.

You can view our previous kits by scrolling down and having a look at older posts..

Hugs,Sweet {M} and Nutty {M}

Thursday, March 24, 2011

APRIL KITS - All done and ready to post !

Phew.. we are so excited.. our paper arrived just in time and we have managed to complete our layouts on schedule for the APRIL kits.

Here are your sneak peeks..

EASTER by Nutty M:
Time by Sweet M:

All the kits are SOLD OUT.. if you missed out this month, please remember that May bookings are open.
All APRIL kits will be distributed the first week of April. So if you have booked your kit, please remember to do your deposit soonest to Nutty M and we can get your kit in the post to you !
Hugs, Sweet M and Nutty M

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Wow, what a fun weekend !!

16 scrap-a-holics + 2 teachers (Nutty and Sweet) all departed from various corners of Gauteng and headed towards Hartebeestpoort Dam on Friday the 18th of March. Everyone unpacked and settled in around the pool for a quick drink and get to know each other before we started.

After supper, the girls all created their first layout "HOME is where you are" and just when they thought they were done, the fun began.

All the SCOUTS had to draw a bracelet out of a container with a charm on. There were 4 different charms and the girls were placed into 4 different teams (of 4 each). They were to work together during the weekend in SCOUT CHALLENGES for prizes and the chance to win more charms.

By the end of the weekend, the girls were all best friends and everyone (who had won charms for every layout completed, prize won or challenge one) each had a FULL bracelet full of the applicable charms to remember their fun weekend.

The first challenge placed the girls in teams at seperate tables. They were each handed a packet with lots of weird scrapbooking stuff. (paper, doileys, puzzle pieces, ribbons, buttons, etc etc) and they had to create a layout. Only one lady was allowed to work on the project at a time. They had 5 minutes to think about what they were going to do and then the race was on...

The whistle blew and the first lady had to create on the layout (no-one else was allowed to touch it). After 5 minutes the whistle went again and the project was handed to the next lady... this went on for 40 minutes... the ladies done so well and each girl had 2 turns to add to the single layout.

You cannot believe what the created in such a short space of time ! WOW !!

Here they are HECTIC at work:

The winning team were so excited to display their layout:
The other teams were just as happy with their end results though (they were stunning everyone and it was really hard to judge them !)..

The next day kicked off with LOTS of scrapping.. the ladies completed 2 double layouts. That night was open scrap and a lot of ladies only finished scrapping after 2 am !! LOL

Our second challenge for the girls was SCRAP TREASURE HUNT. They were placed in teams again and had to (at the blow of the whistle) run and find a selected number of items (as given to them). This was fun and the girls were ripping off bras to get the items done (one item was a black bra.. LOL).
The girls hectically working through their lists to find the items:
The GUINNEA FOWLS once again took this challenge... !
The next day was a bit quieter to start off with a double and single pages being taught. That afternoon the ladies once again got together in teams for the ultimate challenge: SCRAP OLYMPICS.
Each team work station was set up with equipment and the same pack of Scrapping goodies. The ladies had to line up in row and each was allocated 2 tasks to do on the project. At the blow of the whistle the first lady had to run and complete her task (e.g. ink the paper).. then she had to run back outside, tag her fellow team member and they had to run into the room and do the next task (e.g. stick photo onto the page)...
This was so much fun to watch, the ladies were shaking they were so frantic.. LOL...
Check the action shots ! Who says you don't exercise when you scrap !
The DRAGON FLIES (seen flying in and out above) were our winning team... !!!
That evening was our CAMP SCOUTS evening with the final challenge and prize giving.

We had our EXCHANGE SCOUT from Holland, our WASHED AWAY SCOUT
Our bad girls.. the HOOKER SCOUTS:
Our very own version of the RAPPER SCOUTS...
and our really GOOD SCOUTS:
The REBEL SCOUTS (take no kak, take no prisoners).. LOL
The girls were asked to vote for each other and certificates were handed out.. There was the SMILE scout, SLUR HIC scout, PARTY scout amongst others..
The SCRAP DIVA had to go to Claudette.. she finished about 6 more layouts during the weekend and was given the honor of the Scrap Room key as she spent more time there than anyone else !
Our final CHALLENGE for the girls was a TRIVIAL PURSUIT evening... with lots of questionaires for them to answer. There was a Logo Challenge, General Knowledge, Do you know David (all pictures of David's) and a Scrapping Word Search.
This was about the only time the girls were dead quiet over the weekend.. they were so busy concentrating and not wanting the other teams to hear their answers.. was so cool !

Every event has to sadly come to an end, and yesterday all us girls had a quick layout to do and then it was time to wave a fond farewell to all the newly made friends.

Thank you ladies formaking our March retreat such a success. We hope you all had as much fun as we did with you !
Counting the days to the August one !

Sweet M and Nutty M