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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Emma Update

Monday saw Stuart take Emma up to see the Oncologist and get the results of her latest MRI, the one that was done after her chemotherapy was complete.  The results show that there has been some shrinkage but that the tumour is still there.  Dr Nicholls could not be sure if it was still active or just a bunch of dead tumour cells.  I guess I was hoping for some closure but alas that was not to be.  Emma will now be on medication for 12 months in the hope that it will destroy the remaining tumour and stop it from growing.  We will be having MRI's each three months for the first year and I guess just wait and see what happens.  We are all praying that is just stays as it is forever.  Radiation is an option but just not yet.

There is more surgery planned in the next couple of weeks to remove her port o cath and also to remove the plates from her face.  This will be easy surgery and requires only one night in hospital.  Hopefully then everything will go smoothly for her.  All she wants is to be normal again just like everyone else.

I must say that she is soo excited about the upcoming trip to America.  She is madly trying to save all her pennies so she can have some spending money.

Ok have loads of stuff to create today so had better get going and get it done.

Thank you so very much for all the emails and comments in regards to our precious little Emma. 

Leanne xxx

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hi guys,

here is my latest post over at the Kaisercraft blog.  You will be seeing loads of stuff this week as it is my week to post all my creations.  Hope you enjoy and for loads more creativity head on over to Kaisercraft


Can I just start by saying that I am totally in love with the Blae & Ivy papers. They are so beautiful and are very very versatile.

Here is a layout of my adorable little munchkin taken a few years ago

Leanne Love: Picture Perfect: Blae and Ivy Collection: Dew Drop (P694) Meadow(P695), Mystic Cove(P697), Mineral (p693), Field (P966) Journal tags(JT623), Kaisercraft other: FL325 wooden flourish (twin lamp post, RB931 Rubons, IP703 Ink (Moss), MA502 Mini Alphas, RI618 Organza Ribbon

and here is a close up of the flowers and stitching

Cannot wait to share all of our creations with you this week.

So there you have it, my post.  I will be back with more tonight as we have the results from Emma's latest MRI so will see you all then.


Leanne xxx

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

12 weeks until LA

YAH we are going to LA on the 29th of October thanks to Make - a - Wish........ While in LA we will be doing this

Visiting Minnie and Mickey at Disneyland

Having fun at Universal Studios.  Hoping to see the set of Desperate Housewives

Enjoying the thrill rides at Knotts berry Farm

Cruising down Sunset Boulevard in an old Convertible

VisitingGrauman's Chinese Theatre and doing the walk of fame

and a little window shopping in Rodeo Drive
We are over there for 7 nights and our days are filled to the brim with activities which have been organised by the foundation.  We are so very blessed to be able to do this although Emma had t go through a really shitty year to get here and it still isn't over for her yet.

Leanne :-)

PS Anyone know of any good shopping malls in LA.....????????  I have been told to go to a shop called Michaels or something like that as there are heaps of crafty things for sale.  Any other hints ladies?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Layouts to share

Morning all,
just thought I would pop in and share some layouts with you. 
Kaisercraft Saturday sketch challenge

published in magazine

published in scrapbook creations

I have loads more layouts and BTP to share with you but they are still in hiding..........

We received a call from Make-a-Wish on Friday letting us know that we will be jetting off to Disneyland California in October just in time for Halloween.  It was Emma's wish to go to Disneyland for Halloween and her wish has been granted.  Make-a-Wish are a fantastic organisation who do amazing things for sick children and their families.

Anyway not much else to tell you so will sign off here.....
Love Leanne :-)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Creative Cards

by pinkscrapper

Hi there, Leanne here with my first post as a Kaisercraft Design Team member. Can I just say that I am honoured to have been chosen and I am looking forward to sharing my creations with you over the next 12 months.

I just love the Blae & Ivy range of papers and have had such fun playing and creating with them. I have made these two simply yet beautiful cards to share with you.


Materials Used: White Cards (EF001), Timeless Dress Forms (RB928), Blae & Ivy (P696), Rhinestones (SB703), Blae & Ivy Rub ons (RB924), Friends Rub ons (RB891) lace & tulle my own, Martha Stewart punches.

There you have it, my very first post on the Kaisercraft blog.  Woot Woot I am so stoked to be a member of the Design Team.

Leanne :-)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


YAH I just found my beach layout that has been published in the current issue of  Click HERE to see it.....  It is the third layout on the page using ALL Kaisercraft products......

Thanks for looking :-)


Monday, July 4, 2011

What a week

Chemo has finished!!!!

After a traumatic week (Emma had bad time with last chemo) we have finally finished Emma's chemotherapy.  It has been a long year but thankfully that part is over.  We have an appointment with her oncologist in three weeks where we will have her MRI and get the results.  We have no idea what the next step is so we just have to wait and be patient..... Not one of my stronger points that is for sure.

She will be having surgery in the next month or so to remove the plates from her jaw and also for the removal of her port, all her dental work will be done further down the track.

Emma and her cousin have been busy organising Emma's "I've finished Chemo" party.  So sweet and it gives Emma something else to focus on for the next month.  They have it all planned and have even asked me to but a long red carpet.  They are hosting a Miss Universe style party...... Can't wait to get photos...

I have not got anything to share with you at the moment as I have been super busy scrapping all my yummy Kaisercraft goodies and also making some yummy things for Mad about Scrappin.  As soon as I can then I will show you all.  I can however show you the two ranges that I have been lucky enough to play with

Great ranges and so easy to work with.  I especially love the colours in Blae & Ivy.  So fresh.

I also wanted to share with you my scrapping space.  Nothing flash but it is my little haven.

This is my cluttered little room.  It is small but serves it's purpose well.

my scrapping desk

Well there you have it, my little piece of heaven.  I love it when it is tidy and clean (it could do with that now).

Will be back when I have more to share.  I am now off to buy a red carpet from ebay for Emma's party......

Leanne xx