Saturday, August 11, 2012

Got some layouts to share and big news for me!

Hello! I'm back. Did you miss me? ;) lol The past few weeks have been very busy and have seemed to fly by. I really havn't scrapped much, but I do have a few things to share today. I created these two layouts  several weeks ago for the My Scraps & More Got Talent II contest.

this is for challenge #1:

and this is for challenge #2:

Ashlyn had an appointment with her GI doc in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. At this point she is holding steady. For the first time in a long time we didn't have any bad news. yay! While I do not want to focus on the negative, we didn't get any good news either- OK, the fact that her body is accepting the Methotrexate the way it should at this point is good news. ;) We just need to continue to give her her weekly injections and go forward. We really will not know how the Methotrexate is working for her until we remove her from the steroids, but that won't be until November. We are just building it up now. She's got 4 more weeks for the Methotrexate to fully kick into her system and maybe we'll see something more dramatic then. It's basically a waiting game now.

I have some BIG news for myself! I have decided that it is time to go back to school and finally earn a degree/certificate! I have felt this pull to do this for the past 2 years and everything finally worked out for me. I will be taking it slow as I still have to care heavily for Ashlyn, but I am going to do this! EEK!!!
I am super excited, yet nervous and hope and pray that I have not taken too much of a load on top of what I have already. I am signed up for one class now and am #1 on the waitlist for a math class, which I was told is highly probable that I will get in, although it might not be until school has started. My first day is September 24th.
Oh- I have decided that I am going to work toward becoming a Pharmacy Tech. The certificate program only takes 3 quarters if you go full time, but that is just not feasable for me at this time (and several of the classes were unavailable to me) so I have decided that I am going to work toward both the certificate and AAS. I do have to "catch up" in math, so I will need to take pre-algebra and then algebra to qualify for the math class I need. These will count toward my AAS, as well as the Phsychology class I am starting out with. I really hope I am able to slip into the math class, because that is the one I really need.

This is a huge leap of faith for me, and it's going to take a lot of time and work, but once I get a groove, I know I will be successful. I have given up all my design team commitments as I will not want the extra stress of having a deadline to meet, especially when I first begin, but I am still planning to scrap as much as I can.

I'll be back with some more scrappy projects soon. :)

Have a beautiful day!


  1. Beautiful projects Raechelle! Love having you play at My Scraps & More, your work is always so inspirational!
    Good luck with school and hope Ashlyn continues to move forward.

  2. Beautiful layouts! Great news about your daughter and your decision to go back to school!!

  3. 2 Beautiful layouts Raechelle, pleased to hear you have had no more bad news re Ashlyn and I wish you all the best for your return to study! xx

  4. Congrats on your choice to go back to school! that's a big step, one that I think about often...I sometimes think it would be fun to be an interior designer...wish I would have thought of that 22 years ago when I had my college paid did go to college, but for administrative assistant, did this type of job for 8 years and HATED it! I guess my scrapping hobby has made me realize how much I adore color and pattern...I wish you the best of luck in school, and wish your daughter good health...


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