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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New stuff!

I've largely been off line with migraines but just put a couple things in the stores and completed my part of a couple collabs too. Here is a set of 6 full size overlays with a flourished look: An dI made a set of paper with them and put them in my Wonderland Scraps shops: Added a couple items to the May-June Berry Pickin' Time category at Berry Applicious. These are exclusive to that store: For the next Sensibility Scrapping collab which will go on sale in time for Mother's Day, I made a mini kit using the collab colors and simply called it Mother's Day. 6 full size papers and 12 elements: Digi Scrap designs has an upcoming collab called Inspiration which will offer a wide variety of color choices. Here is a sneak peek at what I came up with. I'm calling it Scrap Like A Lady lol Hope to get back to newsletters and freebies soon. Hugs1

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Closing Sale

Sadly, Bella Zingaro Studio is closing the end of this month. The owners have too much going on at this time to be able to do all that needs doing to promote this new store. But this could mean bargains for you. I've got a 50% off sale at both my shops, Sher Scraps 4 CU and Wonderland Scraps and there are loads of other sales too. Go check it out: http://bellazingarostudio.com/shop/

Friday, April 5, 2013

Losing days

I'm still here . . . haven't kicked the bucket or anything dramatic. Just having a lot of atypical migraines and severe facial pain. Worked through possible triggers: no new meds, no new stressors, had eye exam and got new glasses (eyes actually improved a bit!), and then thought I had it figured out. Jolts of pain to upper right jaw/temporal area so must be a dental problem, right? Maybe one of those old fillings in molar broke. Maybe I needed a root canal and a crown? Not that dental issues would explain several instances of olfactory hallucinations - smelling burning plastic when there was none. (If I'm going to smell things that aren't there, how about chocolate?) Checked the Mayo Clinic site to see if such olfactory hallucinations were common among migraine suffers who, after all, tend to be sensitive to odors, light, sound and so on. No, not really. Mayo suggested it could be a sign of temporal lobe seizures or tumor. Checked with brother, who has migraines too and nope, he never experienced that. After dentist gave me an "all's good" and referral to an endodontist for more testing plus suggested I see my neurologist, I decided to go to neuro first. Since then I've had some Ultram for pain, have gone to 2 MRI sessions, and have eeg next week, day before I see neurologist for follow-up on all. I'm not expecting any significant results - no tumor or seizures. Probably just another twist to my ever present headaches. But I'm tired of the pain, the nausea, the fatigue. Tired of trying various "preventive" medications that do nothing for the headaches but have nasty side effects. I'm just plain tired of it all! My house has gone to rack and ruin. I can't stand being at computer long enough to work in PhotoShop. I don't want to do anything but sleep away the pain. And so I lose more days.