Tuesday, January 29, 2013



Using the beautiful Little yellow Bicycle Winterings paper, this layout was inspired by this moving poem by LINDA ELLIS:

How Do You Live Your Dash?

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning to the end
He noted he first came to her date of birth and spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. (1900 – 1970).

For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on this earth
And now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own: The cars…the house…the cash,
What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real,
And always try to understand the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more,
And love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile,
Remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read with your life’s actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?


Using GCD Antiquities papers, this second layout was inspired by this amazing quote by AUDREY HEPBURN:

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows &
the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” 

Was she not the most insightful woman?  I love her quotes.  
This layouts celebrates YOU, in all your beauty !  Time to be brave, haul out those photos and use them with pride!



Bonus Kit for February is a celebration of the ones you love.
Using Bella Blvd - Kiss Me range of papers, we created this fun, heart filled layout called I Love You coz....
Monthly kits are R290-00 for both layouts and the Bonus kits are R150-00 and can be purchased directly with Nutty M by emailing her at info@thevillagescrapper.co.za 
Kits are limited so book early.
(prices excl. postage)

Monday, January 7, 2013


This fun double layout uses Bo Bunny Alora papers.
How can you not smile when you see these bright fun colors. Perfect for your holiday and fun festive photos.  You can create your own title as the kit comes with an alphabet.

Using the fantastic new range called PURE BLISS by SCRAP COLLECTIONS… be some of the first ladies in the country to use these papers.  They are only being launched end of January !   Create your annual Year In Review layout to capture all those special moments !



We know that a lot of you do not have kids in school anymore, but for those mommies who still scrap those loving moments when we wave our kids off to start a new year, this layout is just for you.  Using LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE papers and Tag Booklet, this layout is super fun and will help you remember those moments with a lump in your throat !

Bonus kits are R150-00 and can be purchased directly with Nutty M by emailing her at info@thevillagescrapper.co.za


Hi there ladies !

Another year has come and gone.  Amazing how fast the months seem to fly by.   We trust you had a very good holiday and managed to spend some time with your family and friends over the Festive Season.  

We would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one you a VERY HAPPY 2013 and a BIG THANK YOU for all your support and we hope that we continue our relationship this coming year.

Both of us Nutty and Sweet have been scrapping up a storm and already have 2 months worth of kits in advance for you.  This month Sweet M has also created an extra BACK TO SCHOOL KIT for those who have kids returning to school this week.  (Good luck moms !).  February will see a bonus VALENTINES kit too created by Nutty M.. we really want to keep your creative juices flowing !

NOTE:  We are experiencing a bit of a delay with only getting back "into the office" today and waiting for the shipment to be cleared so will start distributing the kits asap.

(8-11 AUGUST 2013)
We are already planning our Retreats for 2013.

Remember that our Womans Day weekend Retreat will be held over the weekend of 8-11 August 2013.  We hope to see you all there !   Details to be confirmed, but as it is a long way away, you can already start making part-payments to Nutty M to pay it off long before the time.  Contact Mitch at info@thevillagescrapper.co.za to arrange this.

There will also be another smaller and shorter retreat happening earlier this year.  Watch this space for more details  SOON !

Here is to a very good and scrappy 2013 !

Michelle and Michele