Friday, February 29, 2008

A HUGE TOOT for me!!!!

I dont know if its considered big or not, but it is to me.......My FIRST publication ever!!!! I have a layout that was picked up for the annual Memory Makers Scrapbook Idea Gallery, a special issue!!! I am so stinkin' excited!!!! And wow, its due there next week...and I am leaving tomorrow on my cruise, If I hadnt got the email today I would have SOL!!!!! Did I say I was so excited?????

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Heads up..........

Gonna be out of the COUNTRY from March 1 to March 8!!!!! WOO HOO!!! Going on a 7 day Mexico cruise!!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

My Digital Gallery is growing!!

Scraplift at The Scrapping Spot

I found this site through my friend Julie, they are doing a DT search so I registered. Awesome site, kits look great too, but its the people that make it what it is. Anyway they do this scraplift game called Spot The Tag where from the sign up list the first person chooses another person on the list to scraplift a layout from, then that person scraplifts someone else and so on. I was first and I looked for a layout that would be a challenge to me, and I found that in my friend Leah's layout:

I have the toughest time leaving white space, so this was perfect for me! And this is what I came up with:

I have to say it was a great learning experience!! Thanks Leah,love ya!!

I had a Valentines Day Miracle

So Valentines day was a big one for me, procedure day for me. An angiogram to see if a stent would work....or if my 10 year old bypass would have to be redone. Those are the two scenerios we focused on, never even thought there might be another possibility. Shocked us all. So when they got in they could see that the bypass was completely blocked, and what they found was my miracle. There are four collateral arteries that took over for that bypass, four!!! Two from the left side of my heart (thats where the bypass is) and two from the right side of my heart. My heart healed itself. I will never have to have THAT bypass redone. I still have the disease but it can be controlled with medication, which I have been doing. The dose was raised and has taken care of the chest pain that was being caused by spasms. So does this happen often? It happens, whether or not its often I dont know, but I never heard of it before!!! We are still in shock. I believe that my work in this world is not yet done, and I believe I know what it is and am happy to say that I am living that right now. thank you to everyone who kept me in their thoughts and prayers, I believe whole heartedly that they make a huge difference!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

CHA 2008

So I was lucky enough to attend for 2 solid days, didnt take many pics, did alot of make n takes, my favorite? Toss up between Dream Street and Fancy Pants!!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Hit a little bump in the road........

I dont know how many of you know that I have heart problems, but I have a disease that makes the arteries in my heart spasm (Prinz Metal Angina), I have bad spasms that cause heart attacks. I suffered my first heart attack at age 35, about 12 years ago, I have had many procedures over the years including bypass almost 10 years ago. For the past 7 years or so the medication has controlled it all. I started having problems in December again, I had some testing last week and have found out that I have decreased blood flow to the front part of my heart, this is where the bypass was done. On Thursday I am going in the hospital to have an angiogram to see what is going on and to try and place a stent if possible, I will stay overnight if they are able to place the stent, if they cant I will go home and will have heart bypass surgery scheduled for a later date. Got a little bit of a nightmare going on over here! Anyway....would love some good thoughts!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

I am sad!!!

I got my first Design Team spot at Creating Inspirations last October, and Beth just announced today that she is closing the kit club, the store and the message board. Another victim of the lagging economy. I am very sad, and I wont ever forget being a Design Team member there...she was the first to take a chance on me!! Therefore I am searching for a new club to design for, I have applied for a few but have not been lucky enough to be selected yet. I have gotten two Guest Design Team spots though...thanks to Treasured Scrapbooking and Simply Obsessed...they wont be sorry!! And so my quest continues...............

A Great New Challenge Blog!

Check it out!!!
Its a challenge blog that challenges you to actually USE your stash/kits!!!! And she gives you a storyboard, that contains a color combo, a sketch and some examples of actual paper, and some samples. New challenge every 1st and 15th. I completed the first challenge:

Saturday, February 2, 2008

My Designs for Treasured Scrapbooking

I am Guest Designer at for the month of February!!! We have done the first reveal of the month and the second will be on the 15th. I will add the new images of my designs to the slide show on the 15th.

My Designs for Creating Inspirations - February


I got a spot as Guest Designer at
Check them out, its a pretty awesome site and the kits
are fab too!!! You will see my designs there for the July kit!!