I know, I know, it's all part of life: the good and the bad times, but I really really HATE the present bad times. My mother is terribly ill. I don't want to go into any details here, but at least you know why I'm probably not so much behind my computer chatting away..... I do find that I can (partly) relax while scrapping, so I'll keep on doing just that.
As for good times, there are lots of those too of course and I really try to notice and enjoy them. (The kids are very good at present and I hope that will last forever!)
An example of what made me smile the other day was Helen's reaction to my "Queen's challenge" post. Here's what she said: "You are my scrappy inspiration right now...Incredibly pretty layout". Thank you Helen, that means a lot to me!!!
And Jessica's remark at my last post was also so very nice: "Once again, it's an awesome layout! I love the layering and the detail. You are truly becoming more and more of an inspiration! Are you the Monique from the Netherlands that provided Prima photos for their blog? It made me instantly think of you." Thank you Jessica for thinking I'm good enough for Prima!! No, it wasn't me, but your question made my day!
And what I haven't shown you yet (well, I did show it on the Stampin' Scrap forum) is this mini album Mieke made for me:
Jessica had organized a "mini album swap". You had to create a mini album of at least 5 or 6 pages and be finished by the end of February. Jessica sent us details of the person you had to send your album to. I can't show you the mini album I made because I haven't heard if my "partner" already received it, but I can show you the album I got!! Don't you just love it? Thanks Mieke, for this wonderful album!!
This is it for now. I just want to finish with wishing Elske a lot of strengh and good luck, because she too has a lot of bad times to cope with...
Thank you all for the kind things you said, for the super nice cards you've sent me and for everything else I'm forgetting to mention right now.
En mam, als je dit leest: IK HOU VAN JE!!