Monday, 30 June 2008

Where Do I Start?

First before I get down to the goodies... I need to say that I am sorry that I had to desert you all for so long but June was not a happy month for my family. Unfortunately my stepfather was taken ill and died. My mum needed a lot of backup at this time and lots of arrangements had to be made. I only have one brother and he lives in Belgium so I took on the arrangements and notifications. It was not helped by family feuds which lurked in the background. It is amazing that at a time like that people can forget what has happened and still be self serving and egocentric. It does make me feel quite sad when things like that happen. At the end of a life we should be remembering and marking a life lived and now gone....but some people have long memories and cannot put things behind them for even one day. I suppose that people are people and we all have our flaws...I just wish that old differences could have been put away for at least a while. So perhaps you understand why I have not been around for a while.

On a brighter note, my CT girls have made a wonderful Collab Kit for you all and there will at least one new part announced every day for the next 7 days. I have also made some little add ons to give to you all too...a little sorry from me or being AWOL that will add to their kits. I know it says "June Collab Kit" and it's almost July but the delay is down to me...sorry!
But it doesn't stop there...oh, no, there are also QP's and Brag Books too made with the girls kits, some by them and some by myself. So don't miss out on one little part of this brilliant kit over the next week!!
The theme of the kit was gardens and flowers, so it's full of pretty elements and cute little bugs and things.
Today is Ab's part of the kit and a little add on from me. I have made some watering cans and flowers to add, plus a seed packet journaling card and some stamps. I hope you like them.
You can download Cens Add On here

And checkout Ab's brilliant contribution then visit use the link below to visit her blog to collect her part.

Get Ab's Part of the kit here

Todays post is short but I am catching up with the things I didn't do.......loads of that, lol!! But I'll be back to morrow with more CT Goodies and a bit more chat, even sad times have things that make us smile. Take care and enjoy!


Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

HUGE GIANT HUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So good to see you back!!!!!!
Sorry to hear about your lost!!!!
I know its not a easy time!!!!
My BIL lost his father last week also he was a good friend to us too!!!!!
I told him now my hubby will have someone to share his corney jokes with again because when Don & him got together thats all they did!!!! LOL
TY so very much for your AWESOME addon to todays MARVELOUS DL!!!!!!!!!!!!

schellie said...

Sorry to hear about your loss in the family. It's always sad to say goodbye forever to familymembers. Especially when the family doesn't act like one. You can be proud of yourself doing it all so well.
Thanks a lot for the marvelous add-on to the kit!

millie said...

I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
I know only too well how the worst in people can come out at a time like this and I am sorry that you have to deal with that along with everything else.
God Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Your add on is just too cute. :)
I'm on my way to Ab's and cannot wait til I collect this whole kit. Perfect from what I see. :)

Connie said...

June,I'm so sorry for what you've been through and I know you are worried about your mom now, too. It is so sad that people have to act like that during a time like this.
I wondered where my favorite designer had been. Glad to see you back and with such a cute freebie, too. Thanks for all you do.

Kim's Scrappin' said...

Welcome back June, we missed you, but knew that you were needed elsewhere. You and your Mom, and family remain in my prayers. I LOVE your add on, everything in it looks great!!! On my way to AB's now to collect her part.

Anonymous said...

Great to have you back June and loving those watering cans... gorgeous add ons :)

Pascaline said...

Thank you so much... some little freebie on my blog for you...

Judy said...

So good to have you back and I offer my condolences to you, your Mum and family at this very difficult and sad time.
Great addon .....thanks!

Josie said...

Thank you so much!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Jul [LA 03:33am, NY 05:33am, UK 10:33am, OZ 08:33pm]).

Winged Heart said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. You, your mother and your family will be in my prayers and thoughts. I also marvel at how long family members can hold a grudge. I guess we all have some family like that. I lost my stepmother earlier this year and the tension between some of my family just added more turmoil to an already trying time.

Welcome back and, as always, thank you for the freebies.


Connie said...

Thanks so much June for helping me out with my blog. I will try your suggestion. You are such a sweetie. Oh, by they way, I live in the US in a town called Glasgow. We do have a big Scottish thing every year called Highland Games though. People come from all over.

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OR Scraps said...

HUGE HUGS!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you so much for the addon. I'm looking forward to the rest of the Collab.

makeyesup said...

Sorry to hear about your step father, know how tough it can be when there is family problems that can't seem to be put down to rest. Hope your Mom is doing Ok, at least as well as to be expected. Prayers are with you and I'm sure that if nothing else, Lily can make you smile.

Adventures Of AB said...

Oh what fun!!! Thanks for the Wonderful Post and Awesome Addon!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about the sad times in your family - I know it's not easy dealing with all the issues.

Thank you very much for sharing your lovely add-on!