Sunday, May 23, 2010

I'm Being Published!

It's been a week full of emotions. On Thursday, my mom finally got her biopsy results which confirmed she has ovarian cancer. The good news is that it is treatable. It's not curable, BUT, it is treatable and manageable. She will begin her chemotherapy treatments on Tuesday this week. We have been blessed with the most wonderful oncologist so I feel that she is in very good hands and will be well cared for.

While visiting mom at the hospital today, I received an email from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine advising me that they wish to publish three of my layouts! Two for their fall issue which will be released September 1st and one for their website! Of course I was thrilled and quickly shared the news with my mom who was equally excited for me. I've never been published before so this is very exciting for me! Thank you to all my friends who encouraged me to submit my work. Hugs,


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Some Circle Journals to Share

Heads up to anyone in the Scrapaholics Circle Journal that wants to keep their journals a surprise! As most of you know now, I have been spending a lot of my spare time up at the hospital with my mom. We are still waiting for her biopsy results which should be any day now. In the very little spare time I have had I have managed to keep up with my Circle Journal swap. Below are three of the journals I have participated in so far. I have really enjoyed each and everyone's theme. There are twelve of us in this particular swap and over the course of this year we will all take turns contributing to everyone's journals. I am really looking forward to receiving mine back and seeing what everyone has done.

The first Circle Journal I worked on was Tammy's. Her theme being "What's that Song". Can you guess my song?
My second journal I had the pleasure of working on was Brenna's. Her theme being "Christmas Traditions". Below is her instruction page.
and here is my two page layout...
The third journal I had the pleasure of working on was Rae's. Her theme is "On Any Saturday". Below is her instruction page. is my two page layout.
Yes...I know, I know! I spelled scrapping wrong! Can you believe it?! Fortunately I caught my mistake after I took this photo and promptly fixed it before I passed it on to Sue. Phew! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thank you Kristine and Creative Scrappers!

When I arrived home on Friday, I had a package waiting for me. Don't you just love getting mail when it isn't bills?! Kristine sent me this fabulous RAK for participating in her Birthday Celebration over at Creative Scrappers. Not only did I have fun making my birthday cake to celebrate with them, I also won this fabulous prize! Thanks so much Kristine!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I made this pretty little frame for my mom for Mother's Day. My friend Izzy sells the kits. Aren't they cute? I also cased this card from Dawn Olchefske's blog. She does some beautiful work and I've now found another use for my butterfly punch! Thanks Sue F. for the tip! Happy Mother's Day Mom. I love you!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Shave for the Warriors

I have an amazing friend named Sue C. She is making a difference in the fight against cancer. She has a goal to raise $1000 by July 31st that she will donate to the BC Cancer Foundation. In honour of her husband George and all the warriors fighting cancer like my mom, she will be shaving her head and posting the event on YouTube if she reaches her goal! If you would like to support her and help her and my family in this fight against cancer, please visit her fundraising website here. I am so moved by Sue's gesture and will do all that I can to help support and promote this very important and worthwhile cause.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The "C" Word

That horrible, devastating, knock you on your ass "C" word. The diagnosis you never want to hear from a doctor. Well that's what I heard on Thursday this week when I took my mom to see her doctor. We all know someone who is fighting or has fought this horrible disease. Today my mom has been added to this ever growing list of heroes who will take on this nasty invader. Of course we are ever mindful of keeping a positive attitude but I know we will face some tough times ahead and through the friendships I have built over the years, I know I will find my own strength. In the past I have been so thankful with the amazing friendships I have made with the wonderful creative women I have discovered through my passion for scrapbooking and I know on this new journey my family is travelling through my friends will support me when times are tough, bring me laughter and joy and give me the strength I need to remain positive for my mom and family. I sincerely thank each and every one of you for being my friends.

On a positive note. I have been a little pre-occupied and haven't been over to Creative Scrappers for a few days but today when I visited I was so surprised to see that I had won on the last day of their birthday celebration for the cake Emily and I made! This truly made my day! Thanks so much Kristine! I really had fun celebrating with you all this month!