Friday, December 30, 2011

A New Post (after a long break!!)

Hi everyone, I know I haven't updated this blog in forever.. my apologies! I got super busy last year and this past year I have had some medical issues and didn't scrap for a matter of months. I am wondering if anyone will be reading this since it has been a year and a half since I last posted.. yikes!!!!!!

Here is my health story from last year. I developed a pain in my lower abdomen early 2011. They doctors were trying to figure out what it was... at first they thought it was a cyst on my ovary. I am so lucky that turned out to be benign and it shrunk. The they tested me for food allergies (sensitivities) and it turns out I was very sensitive to wheat, gluten, all dairy, beef, lamb, egg whites, mustard, pineapple and a few beans types. So I had to cut out all of those foods.. that made me feel better but I was still having pain. Finally they tested me for a incurable bladder disease called Intersticial Cystitis (you can read about it here) b/c of the fact that I had to use the bathroom a lot and I fit the diagnosis. It was hard to get that diagnosis but after changing my diet even more to mostly low or no acid foods, drinking mostly water, a little herbal tea, a bit of low acid coffee, and taking a medicine to help build up my bladder lining, I feel much better. So I guess I might be blogging again! I still blog at my other blog quite a lot, Ideas for Scrapbookers.

Speaking of scrapbooking, I have started scrapping again after taking a break. I am getting back to what I LOVE doing.. graphic pages. Here are a few from late 2011 that I have done that were fun to create!

Anyway, I hope to keep this updated a little bit better... thanks for reading!



  1. Sorry to hear about your health problems. Best wishes for a healthier new year!! Lovely layouts!

  2. Love all your layouts. Still here reading. Hope 2012 is much better. hugs.

  3. Dear Pam, this is just beautiful. Love everything about it. All the elements work so well together. Hope you are having a fab week. I gentle invite you to visit my Blogspot Bettyscraftsandpaperdesign and Dream Crafty Online Shop "" It would be a glory for me, if you linked my Online Banner on your glamorous Blogspot. So it make it possible, all the creativ, friends worldwide, find my dream online shop too! Many Hugs from Marina