Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I CLEANED my Scrap Den!!

I haven't seen this countertop in sooooo long. My daughters helped a little and it didn't take me too long.

I put away a lot of supplies and embellies that I've been buying and also tried to sort through my ribbons. I stored away the large seasonal ribbons that I rarely use and threw away the empty rolls and tried to straighten out my wall shelves.

I also think it helped my creativity. Here's the layout I made after I finished my cleaning.
I made it as another example for my Rub-It-In Challenge at and for the recent challenge at Gutter Girlz using "Still Hurting" as a theme and also using sewing pins. I used Pencil Lines Sketch #113 for the design. I love their sketches!! This is my sweet mother-in-law holding my baby girl. It's been over two months since we lost her and yes, I'm still hurting. I've been thinking of her a lot lately so I'm really glad I decided to join their challenge. Thanks Gutter Girls for the inspiration!!!

Happy New Year Scrappers!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Some more new LOs:

I'm scrapping away. I love this patterned paper I bought at CKC this year. Finally getting around to using it.
I'm going to try and scrap as much as possible before I return to work.

Here's one of me and dh on our wedding day. I used it as an example for my Rub-It-In Challenge at Hope everyone is having a creative day!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Here's my first Layout in almost a month:

I made it for the December Cosmo Cricket Challenge and the Leave Me In Stitches Challenges at It's a simple LO but I was happy to get back into the swing of things. I'm tired of laying around the house.


Friday, December 26, 2008

If anyone has ever lost a child....

then you know what I am going through.

I know I haven't been online lately but for good reason. I finished my three weeks of training at the Police Academy but on the day before my graduation, I was admitted into the hospital. I was pregnant but did not know it. I was having severe lower abdominal pain and the leaders forced me to go to the hospital. Good thing. I was pregnant in the right tube and I had to have emergency surgery. The baby was inside the right tube and they had to remove that one AND they went ahead and removed the left tube because they said it was severely damaged and bleeding.

I was by myself and very emotional but happy to be alive. The doc said I might would have died had I not came in. My husband and I weren't planning on having more children but we weren't prepared for all of this. I'm still emotional but getting better everyday. My husband just acts like it never happened. I guess he's still dealing with the death of his mother. He never even mentions the baby.

Please pray for me and my family during this difficult time. This is our fourth child we have lost and I think I'm having a harder time with this loss because I know I will never have another child.

I am out of work until the 6th of January and will probably return to work on light duty. I am planning on cleaning my scraproom tomorrow and starting some new layouts. Scrappin' always seems to be good therapy for me so I am looking forward to drowning myself in creativity.

Until next time, God Bless!