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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Sunday!!

I am so glad to be feeling better!

Ugh.  I am so done with this knee trouble.  A couple years ago, I felt a pinch, just like a tweak, while going up the stairs...nothing more.  I didn't twist, turn or do anything odd to it, but a little pinch.  It didn't get better, so I go to the doctor 4 months later.  It was the doctor's opinion that I tore my meniscus--and its ended up being so much more...I have "divots" and this is the 5th surgery to try and fix it.  It hopefully is the second to the last surgery.  They did a biopsy, and are trying to grow new cells (in Boston) to inject in my knee (new technology is so cool)--maybe in December or January. Or next December.  This surgery has been so much harder to come back from.  I expected to be up and back to normal in a couple days, and actually, as of Saturday, feel better.

On to bigger and much better things!
Inspired Blueprints!  I love this website, and use it to create new pages.  Here is the sketch:

Here is what I did with it:

I love this picture of my precious daughter, Jennifer.  She is magical.  I've been challenging myself to use my stockpile of treasures...which I used the plastic flowers from Queen and Co, and the plastic hearts from Heidi Swapp (I love these---wish I has a couple dozen more of them!) and treasures from Studio Calico.

What I learned-- :) -- this page came together, in like an hour.  When I initially got the email from Inspired Blueprints ( I tried to force an idea, and it really didn't turn out.  I think the combination of being in more pain than I expected, not recovering as I had anticipated, and being frustrated that I couldn't pull it together like I wanted... I finally set it down, and came back, scrapped the original page, and started fresh.  Helped alot that I got new treasures from Studio Calico.  Nothing like a box of fun to help the creative process along!

I go back to work on Tuesday, and I hope to be posting a couple more pages as well...Getting ready to watch the DaBears whoop up on some Steelers!  GoBears!!!!


  1. Hi Roxanne! I thought I'd pop over and let you know that you won the PageMapsU Giveway over on my blog - Congrats! I couldn't locate an email address for you anywhere, so hopefully you'll see this! Please email me at when you get a chance so we can get you all set up!

  2. Hi Roxanne - just attempting to get in contact with you one last time. If you see this, please email me by midnight tonight (October 6) at to claim your PageMapsU session spot. If I don't hear from you by then I will have to give the spot away to another commenter.