Sunday, June 29, 2008

i'm back!

I wish I could say that I was in Athens visiting the Parthenon or Egypt visiting the great pyramids, but I can't. I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on Valentine's Day of all days. The good news is we caught it really early, so the cure rate is something like 95%. I started chemotherapy in March and just finished my last treatment last week. Yay! A big fat YAY! I still have to go through radiation next month, but after that, I can get back to my life and my family. Speaking of family, we just returned a few weeks ago from our annual trip to the beach. The kids had so much fun! Reagan is now 15 months and she didn't seem to mind the sand too much. The ocean was a different story. Pool okay, ocean not okay. But I still think she had fun. I changed my banner with one of the photos from the beach. She was so interested in those seagulls when they landed. I wish I had taken a photo of what happened next because it was so funny. The birds decided to take off and start flying in her direction and she turned and ran screaming. Not funny for her, but funny for me. Anyway. Now that the whole chemo thing is finished I have been making cards again. So without further ado, here they are!

I made this for my dad's birthday using this week's color challenge on Splitcoast. Such a great color combo!

I made this one for Father's Day. I was really happy with the way it turned out.

This one was for Mother's Day. I just love that little birdie stamp!

Finally, this is for my mom's birthday. I used this week's sketch on Splitcoast.

Well, there you have it. Thanks for stopping by after so long and please come back soon! I think I'm going to giveaway some candy to celebrate the end of my chemo. I think that's worth celebrating!

SUPPLIES (card 1):
cs: Bazzill; Papertrey Ink
stamps: Verve Visual; Papertrey Ink
ink: Stampin' Up
embossing folder: Cuttlebug
other: Nestabilities

SUPPLIES (card 2):
cs: Bazzill
dp: Chatterbox
stamps: Inkadinkado; Papertrey Ink
ink: Stampin' Up
ribbon: American Crafts
other: Nestabilities

SUPPLIES (card 3):
cs: Bazzill
dp: Basic Grey
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Stampin' Up
other: Stickles

SUPPLIES (card 4):
cs: Bazzill; Papertrey Ink
dp: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Papertrey Ink
ink: Stampin' Up
other: Nestabilities; Stickles


Blogger KVC said...

Yay Ginny! I knew you'd be back and I'm so glad I happened to check your blog the day you posted. I have missed seeing your card creations and pictures of your kiddos. Please post more beach pics. I absolutely love the header picture of Reagan. KV

12:13 PM CDT  
Blogger Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE all of these cards, and I'm so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. You seem to have a positive outlook on it all, though. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers! BIG HUGS!

5:33 AM CDT  

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