Saturday, February 1, 2014

Remember me?

Well hello there and Happy New Year to everyone - yes I'm still around and yes I've decided it's time to start blogging again. Firstly just a brief explanation of my absence... in November of last year I developed a pinched nerve in my neck that was pressing on my spine which basically left me paralised down the shoulder and arm with no feeling in half my hand or forearm. The pain was so immense that I was put on a cocktail of the most wonderful drugs (I say that with tongue in cheek) and spent the rest of November/December unable to function as a normal person and slightly high. Well recovery has been slow and although I am up and about and even shoveling tonnes of beans (that's another story entirely), I'm still finding it hard to sit for any length of time, sleep continues to evade me and the feeling hasn't fully returned to my hand or forearm.

So, with all that said, I haven't really done much in the way of scrapping but I do have a backlog of projects to share so will continue over the next week or so with a large game of catch-up.

Late last year I was given the opportunity to work with beautiful products from Elle's Studio thanks to the gorgeous Olga Day from Sassy Scrappers.


I have used the saltwater collection which has the sweetest confetti paper that was perfect for this fun layout of my daughter and her introduction to 'the selfie' since she was given her first phone.


I remember blowing paint splashes through a straw in primary school and yes I still had fun doing it, although I can't remember getting so light headed as a child.



I would love to say I used my Cameo to cut these leaves but I still haven't learnt to use it... all in good time.


Products Used:
Elle's Studio - Saltwater Collection
Jillibean Soup - Alphabeans
Doodlebug - Epoxy Sprinkles
Greatest View - Flair
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21 comments:

  1. well hello! ;) So happy to see you up and about once more...x This LO is divine! I also love finding selfies on Miss T's phone! Some are interesting with the duck face thingy... and well... some are scrap worthy! LOL!

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  2. Well hello there sweet lady! !! Im so SO sorry to read what a miserable time you've had. Hoping things will resolve for you so you can feel better all the time.

    Your page is adorable and I'm sure your daughter is just having a blast with her phone! Hugs from across the pond!!!

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  3. I DO remember you and was just wondering where you have been. I haven't been blogging either and for not such a valid reason as yours!!! I still love seeing your beautiful work on the DTs you are on.... This layout is really pretty, too!!! Hope you feel better soon!!!! Hugs and prayers sent your way!!!!

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  4. What a stunning piece. LOVELY. Beautiful to see you back and creating again.

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  5. Sorry you've been out of commission, but I'm glad to see your beautiful work. Love this colorful page! That Elle's Studio confetti paper is one of my faves, and my kids are really into selfies too. :) Hope you get back to 100% soon!

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  6. Awesome page ...I hope you feel better soon..xx

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  7. I do remember you and have missed your work! So sorry to hear about your recent issues, but glad that you are feeling better. Beautiful layout!

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  8. Great to have you back - I missed your gorgeous work. Sorry to hear you've been in pain and in lala land :( Hope you get back on track very soon.

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  9. Hello there. You are remembered and missed too. Sorry to hear about the difficulties you had, praying for speedy healing. Very cute layout of your daughter.

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  10. Completely awesome melinda , your little touches are always just perfect !

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  11. Poor you....at least it's improving, which is a GOOD sign, I'd say:):) And I am SOOOO jealous that you got to 'play' with Elle's Studio goodies.....sigh....& YOU HAVE ROCKED them....loved the 'confetti' theme going on here:):) Take care:)

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  12. HI.. Yes I did wonder where you were, so glad you are on the mend now. This layout is lovely, soft colors and great photo.. Have a good week!

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  13. Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess Ill just sum it up what I wrote and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I'm still new to the whole thing. Do you have any helpful hints for first-time blog writers? Id certainly appreciate it.

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  14. So good to see you back in blogland - I often looked at your work but don't think I ever commented... sorry as I love your layouts.
    Hope you continue to improve ( in health) as I also struggle with a pinched nerve in my lower back - not as bad as yours but really uncomfortable.

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  15. I am so glad to see you back in blog land but sorry to hear of your difficult time health wise. I love so many of your pages your style is so fantastic. Blessings from New Zealand.

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    1. Pauline, thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet words. Just wondering if you have a personal blog that I can visit?

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  16. So sorry to hear of your pinch nerve and the pain you have endured. Wishing you a fast recovery. But for selfish reasons I am so glad to see you sharing your beautiful work. :)

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  17. What an ordeal you've been through...glad you're feeling better. I'm sure it was extremely frustrating to be so incapacitated. Looking forward to all the beautiful work yet to come from your creative hands and heart! Welcome back. Hugs, Kathy

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  18. I'm so glad to hear your slowly feeling like your old self. You're such an inspiration to all of us! This layout is awesome--Loving your straw blowing technique! :)

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  19. Hi Melinda...nice to see you back at it again...hope you are feeling better now...this is such a gorgeous layout and I love finding the good old selfies on my phone as well.....stunning work as always x

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