post 195…and she’s back!!

Well, hasn’t that been an emotional month….or what??!!!!

Thank you to everyone for their messages of support. It was a bit “touch and go” there for a day or two but as they say
(or is it just me who says this???)

Done being a Pack Horse for a while….so enough blah-ing, here’s some VISUAL SPLENDOUR once again from the last month…(queue music)

I am busy unpicking one criteria for this month’s 123 CHALLENGE which is….
* bookpaper (by Lea)
* the word “smile” (by Sandie)
* a non-scrappy item (by Kate)
so you’ll have to wait — heehee!! There’s a RAK for the first person to upload to 123 between now (today) and when I upload to this blog…and you know it’ll probably be ribbon lol.

Speaking of RIBBON, here’s the full layout I completed for the firey Nicole Farrell at CRAFT QUEEN. Ah, yes, me and ribbon….if I can do it, anyone can!!!

FINALLY (and I do mean “finally”) some work from the GORGEOUSLY Beautiful kit from Scraptapestry aaages ago (sorry Naomi :(( all forgiven??)
The card kit, including a cute and oh, so easy box and notebook.

Cannot wait to get my next kit from Naomi. The site is up and running and the kits are RUNNING out the door. Congrats Naomi xx

Here’s my layout from Tam’s class at Bon’s Retreat. Man, I miss you girls already.

and a WINNER…..A2Z Scraplets have a comp each month on their blog and I “finally” won last month’s which was a blind challenge. I gets me a goodie bag!! woohoooo………….

At Bon’s, we have a very long challenge called LINK YOUR LAYOUT but it’s lots of fun. It was my turn (and that’s why it’s been a long challenge LOL) and here’s what I came up with…

Bon’s PAPER OF THE MONTH for August. STarted at Retreat, finished in good time…love it. Thanks Kerry for the “balance” tips!!

And for another issue of Scrapbook Creations, I’m in the TOP TEN thanks to my friend “over the bridge” Ngaire. This is in Issue 70 and you absolutely want to get ISSUE 72, coz it’s a corker!!! (even if I do say so myself..pmsl)

Sometimes I hate looking at old layouts. I always think, “could’ve put that there, and added this to that, what was I thinking putting that there???!!!!!” and it goes on.
At least it’s a sign I’m growing as I create, and being self-critical just eases the pain when I hear it from others.

One last layout for Inkredible. The new Kaisercraft will be out soon. Me likey the Christmas pp….

And thankfully I ordered another 3 months’ worth from snapfish, so the stash will be reducing once again.
Thanks for stopping by….xxx you all…

p.s. Bon, I will upload the mini soon….heehee, that’ll make you keep coming back!!!

7 thoughts on “post 195…and she’s back!!

  1. bon says:

    AWESOME< AWESOME PAGES!!!and babe, i'd keep coming back anyway!!!so glad to see your life settling for you, it's so hard to see your friends struggle and know you are just too far away to do anything for them except give them a big cyberhug!!!least i'll get to give you 2 real hugs next year :)YAY!!!

  2. Stace says:

    Massive hugs for you Gigi, you're a Goddess!!! Those LOs are just super fantastic too — and by golly if I don't use your photo sanding technique on just about every photo :PYou're an inspiration to us all, and I'm so glad that you're on the pathway back to your happy place ♥

  3. Deb says:

    Glad to hear things are settling a little, Looking forward to catching up soon. Love all those LOs. Loving the scraptapestry stuff – I won a cool kit from Naomi too – better get on to using that!!!Take care

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