Friday, April 16, 2010


The start of the month was a low time for me unfortunately. I experienced nearly 10 days of nausea after my first lot of IV bone treatment & was severely depressed for a number of days. Thankfully that awful time passed after we spent some time away visiting family over Easter.

On a brighter front - Chelsea has asked me back as a permanent stylist for ScrapBoutique. Thankyou Chels for this opportunity, which is a more than welcome distraction for me at the moment. And lucky me.........I got to play with some of the ultra cute MME Lil Robots range from the Boutique.

And my first official duty was to set the theme for April's Monthly Challenge - Indulgences. Chelsea also gave me some of the Jillibean Soup range 'Old World Cabbage Stew' to use in my stylist pack & this is what I came up with - my greatest indulgence is definitely my weekends away scrapping.

Speaking of indulgent weekends away - the TickLed Pink girls had our 2nd trip down to the Southern Highlands last weekend. This time we stayed in a beautiful BIG house in Berrima & took a day trip over the mountain to Kangaroo Valley on the Saturday. We went antique shopping again, ate lots of good food & laughed heaps together. We had late nights scrapping - I completed 16 LOs - half of those in A4 size and I managed to get lots of older photos done for a number of challenges. It was a really good weekend, marred only by being delayed in traffic for a couple of hours coming out of Sydney, due to an accident on the Hawkesbury bridge. But even then we managed to keep ourselves entertained by eating popcorn & watching people in the cars next to us!!!! I didn't take many photos so hopefully one of the girls will lend me theirs.

I've received my hospital papers from my Orthopaedic Dr at RPA. My hip replacement surgery has been booked for the 10th May & we have to go down for a pre admission appt on the 28th April. I am somewhat nervous about the whole thing but need to keep in mind that the end result of being painfree & able to walk properly, is going to be worth any hassle beforehand. Hopefully I won't be out of action for too long.

OK this has turned into a long post, will put this month's LOs up tomorrow.


  1. lovely pages amanda, i am glad that seeing the family boosted your spirits a bit. bigs hugs! xox

  2. sorry to hear you havent been well - but glad to hear you have a few UP monets too... congrats on the DT spot!!! thats BRILLIANT!!!
    these pages are awesome.... love what you did with the Jillibean Soup!!!

  3. So sorry to hear that you've been unwell with your treatment, Amanda :( but that is great that spending time with family over easter has lifted your spirits.

    I am loving what you have done with your Boutique stylist pack!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!...and woohooooo that you're back on the DT - huge congrats!

  4. {{hugs}} Amanda, good luck for the surgery, it will go well for sure.

    CONGRATS on becoming a Boutique Stylist, so happy for you, it's the best experience!

    Hope you have a good week Amanda!