Sunday, August 11, 2013

Catch-up of 2012 activities.

It has been 14 months since my last blog update. During that time I have been dealing with some health issues. On 28 June, 2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer so have been dealing with surgery and chemotherapy. All good now - the hair has regrown and the body is getting back to normal.
This is my first chemo treatment on 6 August.

A couple of weeks later the family arrived from Western Australia. Although it was not good timing as I was in hospital with an infection, the trip had been planned since early in the year. We were able to celebrate Rhys's 3rd birthday and an early birthday for Alistair while they were here. These photos were taken on the day they were leaving to go home.

In December we set off on an adventure to celebrate Christmas in the west with the family. The boys didn't mind the fact that Grandma still had no hair.
During the period of my recovery from surgery and my treatment I managed to participate in a few challenges at Jellybean Scrappers. In October we had a Halloween Cyber Crop. I put my lack of hair to good use. We had to dress up for Halloween so what better character than Uncle Fester.

During July we had a Blind Scrap:
 A Colour Challenge:
A Digi Challenge:

and a Sketch Challenge:

In September our fearless leader set us the challenge to do a double layout Using multiple photos but with one as a standout:

And Kym set us another beautiful Sketch:


In November I worked on four challenges. For the Sketch Challenge I created a double layout of a fun morning prior to my surgery and treatment. The program is called Look Good, Feel Better & is aimed at making cancer patients comfortable with their appearance through the use of make-up, wigs/turbans. My gorgeous friend Kym from Jellybeans came with me for the morning and took a few happy snaps.

And then there was Toni's Challenge:
Ann's Card Challenge:

and the Colour Challenge:

And that is pretty much a wrap-up of my scrapping for 2012.


  1. great to see you 'blogging' again Laraine .. FAB LAYOUTS !!!!!

  2. Welcome back to blog land, great to hear your are on the mend