Saturday, January 30, 2010

all the great news and a freebie too

Woohoo! It feels great to be back!

First of all, please let me say I'm soooooo grateful for all your well wishes, blessings, and prayers. The support from my family, close friends, my scrapping friends...designers, fellow CTMs, people I met through forums, galleries, and the blog, YOU ARE ALL AWESOME! I can't thank you enough!

Let me give you an update quickly on my cancer scare. The biopsy results came back already and, lucky me! Those mysterious lumps were not of a dangerous kind so I wouldn't need any more treatments since we already have removed them. Of course there's always a chance of recurrance so I'd need regular check-ups but that's totally fine with me. It's much better than the alternatives, don't you think? *wink*

Sorry for late blog update too! This should be up since yesterday but Neill was down with stomach flu and threw up the total of 9 times last night. I was up all night with him and still had to drive my hubby to the airport to fly back to Lebanon this morning. Not a great day for me at all, urgghh!!

Anyway, Neill is rehydrated and fine now so everything is cool. And all the layouts I want to show you today come with a bit of good news in itself. There's a freebie for you at the end of the post as well! Ready for it?

(As usual, the previews are linked to products, and the layout pictures are linked to its gallery pages! So feel free to click on them anytime!)

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The first one I actually finished before the whole cancer scare started. I use DĂșnia's template from Scrap Easy Templates 6 with the stuff from Digital Scrap Cafe's January Pick N' Mix for it.

This set of templates will be the last product in store before DĂșnia takes her short break to take care of the precious twin girls - Eduarda and Rafaela - due to be born on February 4th! You are more than welcome to drop by her blog and wish her the best for the twins' safe delivery! I'm sure they are going to be such cute babies, both just as beautiful as their mom! :)

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This one I used the Trash the Dress kit, a gorgeous and creative collaboration between Alamama's Pressed Petals Designs and Man in the Moon Designs. I think it's just the kit for my sister's photos on her perfect wedding day. She's a kind of girls who takes everything SOOOOO seriously. So I decided to have a little fun with her page. It's called Scrappin' Accident, take a look and you'd know why. :D

Normally when I post layouts in my blog I would link the pictures to their pages in my DST gallery for people to see bigger version of them. That's because I think it's the place where most scrappers have an account so you would be able to leave comments on my layouts if you want to. But not this time.

The Scrappin' Accident page up there is linked to its ScrapMatters page because that's where it was named Layout of the Week!!! Woohoo!!!! The honor was announced in this thread and immediately became the best news for me during the difficult week! Thank you so much ladies!

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Now the last bits of good news , to be followed by a freebie!

Is it a coincidence that a lot of people choose this time of year to be their new beginnings? Maybe, or maybe not, but that is what happening now. My first foreign scrapping friend Lisa (Aprilisa Designs) is now officially selling her fabulous products at Digital Scrap Cafe. While iNg (i•scrap) has also started selling at MScraps. Both are super talented scrappers and designers so I hope you would give their blogs and stores a visit. You won't be disappointed 'coz they both have a huge sales going and are giving away awesome freebies right now too!

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Another one who's starting anew is my long lost sister, or so it seems. LOL!!! It's Rachelle (Rachness Designs or Doodelle - the lady with many talents and interests herself!) She is now selling EXCLUSIVELY at Mscraps as well. I had a privilege of playing with her cute new products before they hit the store and I can't wait to show you now!!!

So here I am presenting you Rachness's 2 Hug is 2 Love kit, along with the Brushed pack 1 (CU), that I used to create this page called Huggable.

To wrap it up quickly, if you want Huggable here as QP, you can have it!! Go to 4shared to download or just click on the image below to grab the quickpage!

Don't forget to stop by Rach's blog as well to see her other cute products and enjoy the fabulous freebie that she's giving away to celebrate the new store!

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That's all for today, folks! See you again on Feb 3rd. coz that's the day Digital Scrap Cafe is celebrating its 1st birthday!!! There will be BIG sales, promotions, great challenges with great prizes (Wacom tablet, anyone?), and also a lot more fun activities! I also have a very nice set of something to share with you as another freebie here then. So mark your calendar and do come back! :)



PaMam said...

So worried about Neill flue wish he get better soon naja.

Wishing Chris have a safe trip back to work also.

Thank you for the Huggable QP naja. I just love simple and clean page like this. As always.. you choose the right pic. to the right page.

Congratulations for a good news that your layout was choosen as layout of the week deserve it.

Miss you and Neill soooooo much.

RachNess said...

Yipee! Just how talented are u?? U continue to amaze as always! I'll writw about your QP on my blog tomorrow with another new product for u to play with hehe! congratulations on ur LOTW and cancer-free state. Great blessings! And sorry about neil But glad he's ok now. Pa Mam, hellooo!!! lol (im writing this on my mobile so excuse the typos! Lol)

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave DigiFree search engine today (look for timestamp: [31 Jan 02:00pm GMT]).

Chari said...

Thanks for the Freebie. I am happy you are cancer free! We all know someone with some type (my mom just got diagnosed with lymphoma). Hang in there and thanks for your insiration! A link will be posted on the Freebie page at Pernickety Prints.

iNg said...

so good to know your back here!!!
i've been visiting here every now and then and i'm just so glad you're back and well... both you and neil that is.
as usual, beautiful layouts that will definitely be in my inspiration folder. hihihi...
thank you pom for inspiring me with your layouts. i'm using my "pom-inspired" layouts to create templates for the store. hahaha... thanks a lot.
God bless & take care :D

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 13 post on Feb. 01, 2010. Thanks again.

SassyIndy said...

Pom!!! hallelujah! So glad you are back and YES! Cancer free!!! Wowza!!! Hope Neil starts to feel better, I know just how that feels like! Thank you for you sweet little QP, as always it is so cute and well made. Drop by my blog for another QP too using Rachelle's kit. ;)

Chris said...

So sorry about your little boy - glad he's feeling better now and a big "whew" about your scare. You're doing a great job as PR lady for all these kits. I'll be back to look more closely but have to watch "24" any minute now! chris

Pom said...

Hi ladies,
Thank you so much for dropping by to celebrate my cancer-free state! LOL!
Update on Neill: I let him skip school yesterday because I wasn't sure if he would be well enough.
So, he enjoyed his day watching TV and eating a lot without any trace of fever or getting sick.
Plus he blamed me for having to miss his football lesson. :(

PaMam and Rach, you guys are too good for my ego! :)

iNg, Thanks for letting me know, and you're welcome!

Indy! Great QP you're sharing!

Chris, I used to be a 24 fan too but it got sooooo addictive I had to quit! LOL!