Friday, January 6, 2012

I was abducted by aliens

Okay so that's not true. However I have absolutely no idea where I've been, whom I've been with, or what I've been doing since the 28th of November last year. Honestly. It appears although I clearly didn't, my blog did flat-line. I am thrilled to get it up and running again for a fresh start in 2012.

I'm looking forward to what 2012 holds. On a personal note, all the insurance work and maintenance work to our new home will be finished by June which means come August, we'll be able to celebrate living in our new home for two years in style. Which means no tradies constantly coming and going. LOL we might have even unpacked!!! Also by August we may just have started competing in agility racing with Bear. Who's Bear? This is Bear ...

Bear's Story
products used:
cardstock - SU Crumb Cake
patterned paper - Jenni Bowlin Vintage Red Tiny Dot, Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy Red, Chatterbox Together Ruby including reverse, Lily Bee Designs Happily Lost Good Book, Carolee's Creations AdornIt Doggie Collage
embellishments - Doodlebug flocked brads, Jules Gems resin flowers, bakers twine, tickets received in RAK, Tim Holtz idea-ology Memo Pins, Pink Paislee Mistables scallop ribbon, Little Yellow Bicycle journaling tag, brads
alphas - Carolee's Creations AdornIt tiny Christmas alphas
die-cutting and punches - SU 1" and 1-3/4" circle punches, Quickutz Paper Doll mini alphabet set, Cuttlebug Harlequin die
other - ColorBox fluid chalk ink pad Warm Red, black Zig Writer

There is lengthy hidden journaling telling "Bear's Story" tucked into the large pocket behind the photos. The long and the short of it though is Bear was a dog looking for a new home. Our home was available and when we knew of Bear's situation, we stepped in to help out. Not GB, Bear or I have looked back since he came to live with us in November last year. Heh wait! Maybe that's where all my time has been spent since I last blogged? Playing with Bear LOL?!?!?!?!

Getting back to 2012, I'm looking forward to a huge year of challenges, challenges and more challenges. I'm running a couple of challenges over at ScrapChat, and others at ScrapChat are running challenges, so LOL at ScrapChat, challenges abound! Plus there are all the wonderful blog challenges to participate in, including a new one by a girlfriend Kayla Renee ... Daring You to Scrap (check it out HERE).

Most importantly, I look forward in 2012 to seeing some improvements in my MS. I'm being assessed for a new (better!) medication; I'll be participating in an observational study of a new drug for fatigue in people with MS; I'll be attending an MS Clinic; and seeing a neurologist who specialises in MS. For the first time in a long time, I'm feeling hopeful and positive about my MS and the future.

Whatever 2012 holds for you, I hope it's a great one.   :)


  1. omg... I LOVE this layout... wtg!!!
    Look forward to seeing it up close... though am L.O.V.I.N.G it!!!!!

  2. As I said in Scrapchat gallery ... I love it. xx