Saturday, February 4, 2012


Ok ladies… You have all been asking for it.. here we go.. (drum roll please…)

Dates have been confirmed for our Annual Scrapbooking Retreat…These are from Thursday the 9th August (evening start, arrive any time after lunch) and depart on Sunday 12th August before lunch.  This means you will have 3 nights and 2 ½+ days of scrapping, cropping and enjoying “time out” to feed your addiction.


Olifants River Lodge is situated between Middelburg and Witbank on the banks of the Great Olifants River, one and a half hours' drive from Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport and less than two hours' drive from Nelspruit and Kruger National Park.

A stretch of secondary road over a koppie, descending into the valley below, gives you a glimpse of the breathtaking location of the Lodge. Set in the heart of Mpumalanga - S.A's cultural homeland - The Olifants River Lodge illustrates our rich heritage in terms of our beautiful landscapes.


R 2 750-00 per person for the weekend.
This will include Sharing Accommodation, Food and ALL your projects for the weekend.  (4 doubles and 2 singles)  NOTE:  It does not include drinks or extras.

Non refundable deposit of R500 to confirm your place.  Can be paid off in Instalments with FINAL payment by 8 July 2012.

Retreat is limited to 25 ladies, so the first 25 deposits received will confirm your place.

If you cannot attend the retreat, there will be kits available, HOWEVER, these are being packed on a pre-paid basis, payable by the 8th of July 2012.  

So ladies.. book the date in your calendar and contact Nutty M at to book your spot on this fun filled weekend.


This is a special post for all the ladies who attended Camp Crop last year. 

I used this weeks sketch from Let's Scrap ... 

I have had these photos since last March when I taught at my last Scrapbooking Retreat.. was the weekend I found out that I was moving to Australia.. bittersweet memories.. was a fun Retreat though..

As you can see, I amended the sketch a bit to fit all my photos in. 

Papers used:  
Kaisercraft Flutterby collection and an old sheet of Basic Grey. All butterflies cut from paper.

Close up left and right pages:

I also used Pink Dimensional Glaze and made my own half pearls which I adhered to my butterflies and journalling tag.  

The title was precut for our Retreat and I covered it in Dimensional Glaze as well...

Close ups of the booklet and other elements used on the layout:

I pleated my ribbon to add some dimension to the layout:

Just some inspiration for you ladies, if you haven't scrapped the weekend yet.. hope you get scrapping..

Thanks for looking and missing you all tons.. 

Hugs, Sweet M