Friday, February 15, 2008

Back from the abyss...I mean lost in the daily grind of life!

I know, I have been a bag blogger! AGAIN! This time I did have a reason though, actually lots of them.

1. I was sick.
2. My Mom was sick and in the hospital.
3. Soccer.
4. Took a trip to the Big Apple to celebrate my 36th Birthday. Yes, I am admitting that. I even made it out alive dispite my fever of 101 and the box of tissues I had tucked under my arm.
5. Lost my blogging mojo and developed Carpal Tunnel!

But now I am back and with lots to share, so for my faithful visitor thanks for sticking by me.

For those of you who don't know my Mom has had Breast Cancer twice and one of the side effects of this is she developed Lymphedema when they took the lymph nodes out of her arm. Her cancer had spread and now she had a tendency of getting infections in that arm. That happened this month and she was lucky enough to pull through the staph infection really well.

Here is one of my favorite LO's of her Survivor status!


I am celebrating the 7th anniversary of my 29th birthday this week. For all of you non-math majors that means I am 36. ACK!! I went to NYC with my family to see Grease on Broadway and spent the day in the city, really enjoying myself.



I have also been busy with my Serendipity DT LO's, here are a few! The kits are amazing this month and just so fun to play with. Jenni Bowlin will be stopping by for a chat on February 26 at 9PM Eastern time so be sure to check that out!




This month at TTS our sponsor was Scrapworks and I has a ball working with the Love in Bloom line. Here are a few CT projects! The grand opening of the new store will be this week so cruise by and do some shopping.




Last by not least I did a Pagemaps this month, actually a round map and want you to check it out! Beckys sketches can be so inspiring so if your mojo is missing it is definitley a great place to help you find it.



Well I am off to do some scrapping. I have 9 projects to do in the next 10 days and it is time to get back to business!

65 comments:

~KRISTY~ said...

IM SO GLAD YOUR FEELING BETTER & I HOPE MUM IS FEELING MUCH BETTER AS WELL!YOU HAVE BEEN A BUSY GAL WITH ALL YOUR LAYOUTS & CREATIONS THEY ALL LOOK AMAZING AS USUAL!

twinsand2boys said...

Great layouts. I like how you do your age...I will be celebrating my 8th anniversary of my 29th birthday in April...Too funny. Im going to have to remember that!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow you have been busy...tell your mom I will pray for her. Welcome back.

Colleen said...

Well, glad to hear you're feeling better and you've been busy scrapping - love your stuff!

I have a layout with the same name about my mum as well since she's a melanoma survivor! I'll keep her in my thoughts!

Good luck with all that you have on your plate in the next little bit!

Andrea, said...

fabulous layouts. Sounds like NY was fun

Kathy said...

What a fantastic set of creations. I'm so glad I followed a link and found your lovely work

M@risk@ said...

Wonderful projects, esp. the one of your mom (colorcombo and details). My best friend was diagnosed with brest cancer last year and after the treatment she is doing fine for the moment. Hope your mum is feeling better. Wish you all strength.

Marjolein said...

First of all, a belated happy birthday!! Good thing to spent it like you did!!!

I totally love the Survivor layout.. great job, and I hope your mom's feeling better soon!!

Wonderful work, it's a plesure to look at!

Scrapbook Princess said...

Hope you and your mom are feeling better. Hugs to you!!

Your layouts are fantastic as always!! Love the round one!

Marlou said...

I am so so sorry about your mum and I pray she has a full recovery :)
Your projects are absolutely beautiful and hope you enjoyed the big apple!!! I loved it there!! I was on my honeymoon in New York just December past and loved it so much, love to go back again :) xx

Ana Baird said...

Wow Mimi! Your layouts are fantastic! Glad to to see you back! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Edleen said...

Gorgeous!!! Everything!!!
*hugs* to your Mom :)

i miss NYC... Happy Birthday to you!
must have been such a great time!

can't wait to see your projects!

Trish said...

Sounds like a great b-day minus neing sick.

I hope your mom is doing better!

Your LO's rock!

Lesli said...

Awesome - Awesome LO's. I love your style. I'm glad you are feeling better!

Mistylynn said...

Glad to see you're back! Sorry you were sick, I think all of us blogger chicks were at one time. What an amazing mom you have! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations.
Misty

Jamie said...

Hi I am not sure how I found you on the web but my son Austin wrestled Nick a few years back. I was reading your blog and all your ideas. I am still scrapping ALOT. I did the 3-day 60 mile Breast Cancer Walk this past October. I love hearing great stories like your mom. I walked this year for all survivors and plan on walking again this year. Love you page ideas.

Jamie Kunkel
(Austin was from Brandywine...he is still wrestling)

Angela said...

Glad you had fun in NYC! It's one place I would love to visit. You really should post your Valentine boxes as they are really awesome!! Love the survivor page for your Mom! And as for age...I don't even want to go there!! LOL!

Terrie B x said...

Well firsly your creations are as beautiful as ever..and "Hapy B`day" to you....
Your trip looks fantastic....
I do send all my love and best wishes to your Dear Mother...hope she is feeling a lot better:)xxx
Can I please add you to my blog roll?many thanksx

My Paper World said...

That's a gorgeous page of your mum,
I send her my best wishes.
I love all of your creations, they are always fabulous!
I'm glad that your blogging mojo is back!
Nicola xx

merrymstamper said...

Wow...your layouts are great and love all the cute cards!

Sorry to hear you were under the weather...I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!

See you at Breakfast!!! woo-hoo!

Lauren said...

You have been busy! Great layouts and that BoBunny Love Book rocks! Happy 6th Anniversary of your 29th birthday as well.. hehe.

Mireille said...

happy late birthday!
36 is a great age!!!
hope you and your mom are feeling better!

CINNIBONBON said...

OMG...I keep stalking your blog just hoping for an update. I'm so sorry to hear that your mom is sick again. I'll keep her and you in my thoughts. BTW I'm glad you are feeling better....you're such a spring chicken!!!! LOL I know how to do your kind of math too. I'm just 29K...LOL.
Ho also your layouts about your mom are just stunning. As usual you do so fine work!!!!

Clare said...

It sounds like you've been busy, I'm glad you had a great time in NY for your birthday. Your work is really inspiring.

Velta said...

You have had an awful lot on your plate lately. I hope your mom gets better. Love your art :)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Hi there! Happy belated birthday! Your love for your mom shines through on both pages where she is featured. She sounds like one tough cookie. I hope things continue to go well for her. All of your projects are gorgeous. The true love book is beautiful. Well, everything is beautiful!

Angel said...

Thanks for checking in on my blog ! Happy B'day wishes ! Great that you did something extraordinary WITH family ! : )
God Bless your mom... prayers to her to stay well ! My Aunt was JUST dx with Breast CA.. she had her 1st chemo a week ago ! I love the LO btw.. of your mom... the Survivor" ! I made the pink button tree on my blog for my aunt!
Yeah, Nancy, I noticed that too, wondered if you knew her !Take Care !

Kristine said...

WOW, WOW, and WOW! You've got some AMAZING work on here! LOVE your scrap pages of your mom--very sweet. And the one of the kids!! All these are just awesome. Glad I found your wonderful blog! :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Glad to hear you mother is doing well, that is a fantastic page you have done with her. Your card and pages are great, glad you enjoyed your Birthday in NYC, my hometown and am always glad when someone has had a good time there.

micayla said...

So glad to have you back. Hope you and Mum are feeling better!
Love the layout though, so gorgeous!

Traicee said...

Love your layouts Mimi especially the Survivor one. I am sorry to hear about your mom's battle with cancer. She will be in my prayers. (((hugs)))
Also happy belated birthday!

Croppycatter said...

Those are great projects, Mimi!!!

Ice-Angel said...

Woohoo, you're back in business :-D
And look at all the cool stuff you made, they look really great!
And, it's a bit late, but: happy birthday!
X T@M

Melonie said...

Hope you had a good Birthday Mimi even though you were sick. Love the new LO of your Mom and I hope she is feeling a little better. Have a good weekend.

Rachael said...

You've been super busy and hope things calm down for a bit!!

You know I love your layouts!!

Can't wait to hang out this week!

Andrea Amu said...

Wow Mimi! You've had a ton going on! Love all your new projects... and I must say that your mom is a beautiful woman! What a super page and photo of her! I hope she's okay now...and you too!

I totally understand about the birthdays! I just turned 35, and I loathe this age already! I've said that I'm turning 27...again!
Glad that you were able to enjoy your B-D in NYC with your friends!

Nicole Carro said...

Mimi, I love that layout of your Mom. Your paper butterfly is unbelievable!

socialbutterfly said...

oh, so sorry to hear about your mom!! hope you both feeling better soon!!
happy belated birthday!! i'm sure it was great to visit nyc!!
and again: love all your work!!
have a nice day!!

Melanie said...

How cool that you got to go to NYC for your birthday! I'm glad you enjoyed it despite being sick. I'm glad your mom is better--she really sounds like a strong woman! I also know what you mean about the daily grind. Soccer rules our time around here, too. I always love looking at your projects, so you'd better get that mojo back! :)

Kristine said...

Hi again! :) Thanks for dropping by my blog!! Giddyupabella is by www.stampingbella.com :)

Michelle said...

Hi! Thanks for leaving sweet words on my blog..=) I'm glad it led me here to your blog! =) Lovely pages!! And happy belated birthday!

ellee said...

(Excuse for the English not correct but I use an online translator) I Am very sad for your mommy and for the ugly period. Also my aunt had a tumor to the bosom and therefore I understand well how much is difficult. I wish you a serene future. Compliments for the yours wonderful intense activities, I am really special! ^-^

Samantha said...

Congrats to your mom for being a survivor!! I do hope she does not have anymore infections. I'm also glad to hear you're feeling better, too. It's no fun being sick :(

Your work is absolutely gorgeous which is why I love visiting your blog. Thanks for sharing with us!!

Monique said...

So good to have you back! Hope you are feeling better now (Carpal Tunnel is such an awful chronic pain...) and I hope you mom is also doing better now. I've seen your Survivor layout before and still love it; you a sweet 29 yrs old daughter ;)

Nancyroo said...

loving all your projects- love the 3D butterfly on the one, very cool.

wendipooh13 said...

Happy Birthday!!! what a fun trip!!! I want to go to NY one day!! Love the butterfly on the survivor LO, all your pages are just plain amazing and leave me in awe!!! sooo cool

Marieke Vermeulen said...

I am so happy you are feeling better! And also much congratulations with your birthday!
And the layout about your mom, is just STUNNING! All your other projects are also GREAT, as usual!

xxxMarieke

inara said...

gorgeous lo's!

Chris said...

Sorry to see you and your Mum have both been poorly Mimi... I love the layout you did of your Mum she is one stunning looking lady it's not hard to see where you got your looks :D
You may go awol for a while but you more than make up for it when you do blog... your creations are always FABULOUS I just LOVE seeing them.
Sending you and your Mum hugs and wishing you a very happy belated birthday :D
hugs xxx

Trish said...

I am glad you are feeling better, and so happy that your Mom is okay. Your scrap page of her is beautiful - lovely woman! Congrats on your birthday - love the "celebrating ... anniversary". Your scrap creations are gorgeous!!

Jen Sue Wild said...

I am so glad that your mom is ok.
your LO ARE WONDERFUl.

Scrappermania said...

Great layouts Mimi! I hope your mom gets better...

ellen said...

that is gorgeous work, girl! love it all...glad things are getting back to normal a bit for you!

ellen said...

that is gorgeous work, girl! love it all...glad things are getting back to normal a bit for you!

All Pink girl said...

Wow out standing work again ,love them all ,hope you feel better soon ,Dawnx

jadadog said...

Sounds like you need a GNO to do all that work!!!! Great projects, I am glad your mom is doing better! HUgs!

dawn said...

OMG you've been so busy, fantastic work. Hope you are feeling much better and that your Mum is improving too... life has this habit of getting in the way of our plans. Good to see you back :)

myfrogprince said...

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. I wish the best of luck to your Mom during her recovery.

Gina (frazzledmom) said...

Welcome back! You were missed - see how many comments there are on this post alone?!

I love all your new projects. Especially the 'survivor' LO! That is just awesome.

Amy said...

I will keep your mom in my prayers! Beautiful Layouts and minibook!

Holly said...

Gorgeous stuff! I especially like the "True Love" mini. I hope that your mother is feeling better. She'll be in my prayers. :0)

Chris said...

Just popped by to see if you were back... missing your gorgeous eye candy :D
HOpe everything is going well for you and that you are just busy and that's why you aren't blogging.
Sending you (((hugs))) though just in case.
Chris xx

evitangel said...

fab, fab, fab pages!

Michele said...

Oh wow, this is the first time I've been to your blog. I followed your link from Coconut Scrapbooking. Your layouts are awesome!

The PIF RAK sounds interesting but it's the first I've heard of it. Does that mean that whoever you choose then offers a RAK on their blog?

I will have to save up some money to join Serendipity. You guys put together some awesome kits!

Kara Ward said...

He is just delicious...Mine will be 7 in May. Little boys just melt your heart. Kara