Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WOYWW #197 and the Altered Pages Challenge

I am really feeling like warmed over crud right now!  I seem to have caught this cold/flu that everyone else was complaining about getting last month.  Cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, body aches and pains...what a mess makes concentrating difficult!  I have had it since last Friday so I hope it goes away soon cause I am really tired of dealing with it!

Here's a picture of my desk...not that much has been going on since Friday!  I finally made it back in there today to work on my Graphic 45 monthly calendar pages.  What you see on my desk is May's page in the works.  I love this paper pack it is so colorful and so much fun to work with.
To see January, February, and March's pages just click on the month it will take you to the page.
You really don't need much more then the Place in Time paper pack in order to make up these pages but feel free to embellish as much as you like.  I made mats for my calendars she when I am done with the year I can either use it again next year or turn it into a photo page!

I finished April's page last week and I really didn't like the style or color combo for that month but did the best I could with it!  I used some Glossy Accents on the papers butterflies then made some butterflies up on my own.  Looks okay I think!

I just finished May's page and thought I would include it in today's post also.  I liked this one a little better!  The colors and graphics were nicer I thought!
After posting this for WOYWW I read about Altered Pages Challenges challenging the artist to use the color lavendar and thought...hmmm...this does work so I am entering this into the contest! 

Okay that's it for me!  I am going to go find a cup of tea and head over to Stamping Ground and link up for the blog hop.  I am a nosey snoop and hop around the world looking at others desks and works each week.  Want to join me?  Go check it out and Julia will tell you how! 

84 comments:

  1. Love the layouts they are just fantastic :) hugs Nikki

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  2. Hi Vicki,

    I hope you start feeling better soon, my hubby has the same thing at the moment I just want to lock him in our room so he doesn't get anyone else sick lol....

    I have just started work on my calendar using the same papers but I am waiting fr the easel album that goes with it to arrive...

    Maria in Oz number 13

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  3. Oh no, hope you feel better soon. I cut the big roses on my eCraft which is like a Silhouette. They use 1 and a half sheets to make each rose...if you use the punch the rose is a 1/4 of the size and you can get 3 roses out of a sheet!

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  4. Yea you grabbed the #1 link! Lovely pages! Sorry to hear you've been I'll. hope you're on the mend! Happy WOYWW. Nan 25

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  5. Hope you are feeling better soon.. Your pages are so pretty. So love the colors you have used and the pictures are just so lovely.
    Sandy :) #4

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  6. Hey Vickie- Loving those calendar pages. Doesn't G45 have the most scrumptious paper? Your May page is particularly attractive - must be all that purple!! Hope the worst of the yuckiness is behind you and the days see you back at your work desk. Always love the stuff you create!!
    sara j #27

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  7. Sympathies with the cold bug but at least it is usually short-lived. Hope you are feeling better soon. Love the Graphic 45 range and your calendar is so pretty.
    Ann B
    26

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  8. Hope you feel better soon Vicki,
    Beautiful colours for the May . Happy WOYWW Jill #30

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  9. hi vicky sorrry to hear you have 'the' bug, you have been busy with the pages though. the first one has a lot of different colours which is maybe why you had trouble with it I think... it can be overwhelming... May's page is very pretty and both LO are great.
    hope you feel better soon.
    janet #19

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  10. Happy WOYWW and congrats on the No.1 spot!! My hubby has the dreaded cold as well (why do men make so much fuss?? I end up being a nursemaid, despite being in worse pain than him!). So hoping I do not get it as well. Lovely LOs. What gorgeous papers. Ali x #33

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  11. Oh how miserable to feel poorly.Hope you get better soon.I really like those calendar pages.Very pretty.

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  12. Congrats on the No 1 spot! Sorry to hear that you have been feeling unwell, hope you feel well soon. Love those G45 calendar pages - a lot. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #23

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  13. OHhh, these are so lovely! Graphic 45 is such a fab line of papers...your calendar looks beautiful so far...i is fun to watch your progress as the months go by!

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  14. Number One today, congratulations. sorry to hear you have not been well. Graphic 45 stuff is lovely. Have a good day Francesca #41

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  15. Oh dear poor you (steps away for fear of catching something yuk) hope you will be feeling better soon.
    I prefer your May page too, April just doesn't seem to sit right for me where as May has all the colours I go for. I love the Graphic 45 stuff, I should use it more myself.
    Right I am off to have a look at a few more desks so have a great crafty week :D
    Rum x
    http://acraftykindoftruffle.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Sorry you've been struck low, hope you recover soon now!! Your pages are gorgeous, but I agree with you, May is much prettier, colour-wise! Have a great day, Helen, 11.

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  17. You might have to be patient...I'm still feeling iffy two weeks after my lurgy.... Hope you start to feel better soon. Getting the Number zone spot is a tonic :)
    I liked your Life is a Game set of journal pages in your previous post...how true that is! We can all relate to that in one way or another :)
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

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  18. beautiful pages Vickie...welcome to the sniffly runny nose club...thanks for sharing your creativity with us....happy WOYWW...hugs kath (40) xxx

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  19. I'm loving all your pages and know what you mean about the colours in the April one but you have made a great job of it, all the same. REally ought to do some scrapping myself. Happy WOYWW BJ#42

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  20. you see, it's girls like you who have inspired me to scrapbook! hope you feel better soon, vickie - colds are the pits :( but you must feel good being numero uno this week :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great week!
    no. 22 (i overslept!)

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  21. Hi Vicki... hope you get better PDQ! sounds like it's really grabbed you big style.
    Love your graphic45 calendar pages. They really do the best of designs and it's a joy using them.
    love Jo x

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  22. Hope you will soon be on the mend <3
    Your calender pages are Fabulous I Love both April and May so
    Inspiring and Gorgeous x
    Thanks for your visit too and Congrats on NO'1 spot this week
    Happy WOYWW Heather #46

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  23. Congrats on being no 1 this week. Love your pages actually love Graphic45 full stop.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza

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  24. Hi there Vickie,
    Well, lovely work going on here! Love May - as we love purples and mauve etc.. perhaps if you changed the lime green flowers on April with some red poppies your eye is totally distracted by that is my thought..
    Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #15

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  25. Hi Vickie...oooh #1 ...well done! Happy WOYWW... love your pages, love purples and mauves so May is an obvious favourite for me. Hope you feel better really soon ... Gill x #50

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  26. Oh meant to say rest up and get better soon too.. love Shaz.xx

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  27. Morning Vickie, well done #1! I love your pages especially May. Happy WOYWW!
    Carol.x #52

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  28. Fantastic desk as always, you really have been busy on your pages everyone looks fantastic and a real keepsake! Hope you're feeling a lot better than you were, it can only get better in time! That;s the trouble with bad colds...unless you have a magic potion! The things on my desk, I mean Harry's desk, is all the mechcanical things used in Harry Potter, and yes, that is a dog at the back of the picture. I hadn't realised that there's even a mechanical Hagrid, which a man fits into! Happy WOYWW!! Have a great crafty week
    ((Lyn)) #was 48

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  29. Great scrapbooking pages - I prefer the colours on the second one as well. Hope you're feeling better soon.
    Bernice #57

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  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE your calendar!! Your desk is great and I want your copic marker stand!!!! Whew can you tell I like your desk space lol!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :-). Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #54

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  31. Oh poor you - warmed over crud is not a good way to be feeling, I hope you can shake it off ever so quickly. Love the calendar pages of course. You know I do much the same but with less beauty...I bin 'em afterwards. Get sick of looking at them! Mind you, I do print a big calendar that we can all write on.

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  32. Well done on being No 1 this week, although you are always no 1 as a person.
    Love what you are doing with those Graphic 45 papers and what a good idea to mat the months so the whole calendar can be used again. Great thinking!
    Take care
    Hugs and Thanks for visiting me whilst I was back in snooze land, Neet 16 xx

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  33. oh my goodness just look at those beautiful pages they look fantastic. As you say the papers are wonderful to work with I feel that way about all of the papers they bring out.
    I think you have done a great job
    Ria

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  34. Your pages are so pretty, imagine what you can do when you feel better! Get well soon.

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  35. Hope you are better really soon! love both pages and I actually prefer the April one :) Tracy #67

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  36. Hope you are feeling better soon
    Happy Wednesday
    Laura
    :)
    68

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  37. Sorry to hear you are poorly. I hope you feel better soon. Those calendar pages are gorgeous. What a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #61

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  38. Love your calendar pages!! I think I prefer the May one too - but that's cos I'm a purple person!! Fabulous work space and beautiful work! Mo xxx #63

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  39. Hi Vicki, hope you feel better soon. I see you made it to the top spot this morning. Love your layouts. I am going to have to get that paper. Love it. #71

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  40. Love your calendar pages and really hope you feel much better very soon.
    Hugs,
    A x # 44

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  41. Those pages are absolutely beautiful.

    Hope you feel better soon,

    Jakix #86

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  42. Gee, I can't imagine why you like the May colour combo better - could it be cos it's PURPLE!!?? (tee hee :-))

    So sorry you';re feeling poorly, hope you get better soon - and congrats on being numero uno today :-)

    Debs #84

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  43. Your calander pages are so pretty. I have that book of papers too, but haven't done anything but drool over it. LOL
    I see you made #1 this week......Good Going Girlfriend. I gave up and went to bed early...
    Krisha #97 but I did get in under 100 LOL

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  44. Hope you feel better soon!! Take care of yourself!!
    Loved seeing all those yummy copics and marker within reach when you are at your desk.
    Anna #98

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  45. love Graphic 45 paper. Your calendar is fantastic! hope you feel better, is so miserable being sick. Love your workspace!

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  46. your pages are so beautiful, the colours for May are just stunning!
    Debxx

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  47. The pages are really pretty. I do hope you soon feel better - it just makes you feel so miserable doesn't it. x Jo

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  48. Sorry to hear you have the same lurgy as me. We will have to dump all the bug into the middle of the Atlantic to fight each other. Mine started on Friday too, but I do feel a little better today - long may it last. I think your layouts are brilliant but I do prefer the colours of May. Hope you soon feel much better. xx Maggie #9

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  49. Hi Vickie - sorry you're under the weather at the mo, and I hope you shake it off soon. Your calendar pages are brill -I particularly love the May one. Take care, and thanks for visiting me for WOYWW. Love, Chris x

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  50. Wow, May is gorgeous! Love it! Yes, the seed stitch is knit one pearl one, and stockinette is knit one row, pearl one row. I love the stockinette stitch, but I don't like how the ends curl up--whereas the seed stitch has the fabric staying nice and flat. But stockinette is so smooth. Oh well--I just love knitting!! Hugs and happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #20

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  51. Oh wow! Your work is stunning! Love that paper and your layout designs are beautifully done. The May colors are my favorites!

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  52. Oooh I hear ya, I've come down with the crud myself today and it's not fun - especially with two small kids to look after!

    Your pages are beautiful. Thanks for sharing,

    Ali #80

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  53. Hi Vickie,

    Look at you! Number one!!! Way to go. Your desk looks quite active even though you haven't crafted much. I hope you get over the flu soon. I'm suffering - between the time change and allergies I'm finding it difficult to sleep and then get up in the morning!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay (108)

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  54. Oh poor you - get well soon. Woo hoo number one this week. :)Your calendar pages are gorgeous. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@109)

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  55. Vickie, I'm sorry to hear you're feeling poorly, but your pages are beautiful!

    Happy WOYWW!
    :)trisha
    #124 this week

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  56. I love the purple page! Hope you feel better soon, it sounds like there are horrid viruses everywhere at the moment!

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  57. Sorry to hear you are feeling so grotty, Vickie and hope it clears up quickly and you feel more like your old self again.
    Those calender pages are absolutely gorgeous, I love the vintage feel you have created with them.
    Take care and Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #59

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  58. You poor thing, I hope you recover soon. I love those pages,
    Rosie x

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  59. Get well soon! Its awful feeling like that when you want to get stuff done. Your calendar pages are fab, and I agree about the May colours being Gorgeous! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #121

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  60. Sorry the crud finally caught up with you. Start popping the Vitamin C in large doses. It really helped me last fall. I LOVE those calendar pages. I need to look closer at those. Healing hugs and blessings Kelly #126

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  61. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon. I love those pages #114

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  62. Get well soon Vickie! Your calendar pages are beautiful - I'm looking forward to seeing the rest. I love Graphic 45 designs and this challenge looks like good fun. Thanks for your visit - I'm just getting round to my WOYWW world tour! MMx #39

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  63. Those pages are looking just stunning! I did calendar stuff last year, for this year and I haven't even THOUGHT of them now for AGES, but I so love yours it makes me want to go back to it! Fab.

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (21)

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  64. Hi Vickie what a fabulous desk you have there.....and so tidy. Fabulous pages I love the layout.

    Thanks for visiting and Happy WOYWW

    Annie x

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  65. Your pages are definitely taking shape there Vickie. Hope you are much better very soon. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #135

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  66. Such pretty pages!
    I hope you feel better soon!!

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  67. I like all the vintage graphics on your calendar pages. I also like the fact that you can reuse them next year or repurpose them as scrapbook page backgrounds. Blessings!

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  68. Pages are great , think I agree re April ( shame my birthday month :-) ) sorry you not well. Get better soon. Anne x #137

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  69. like May page, the colours are nice as well as the graphics. Hope you are feeling better too. great idea that the pages can be reused.
    thanks for popping by earlier
    caroline

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  70. So sorry to hear how poorly you are, Vickie, and I do hope you are soon fully recovered. It's bad enough at the best of times to get flu but on top of existing medical problems it makes it that much harder. Big hugs across the Atlantic for you!!

    Your calendar pages are just fabulous. I couldn't possibly choose between them for a favourite! Such lovely colours and great layouts too. Very well done indeedy. I always enjoy looking at all your colourful pens on your desk, too!

    Thank you for your comment on my blog, and I'm so sorry you had such a stressful move, and losing both parents so close together too. It must have been a very difficult time for you. Mum is going to be 92 at the beginning of April and we hope she survives the stress of it all, and we get her happily settled in her new home, content in the knowledge that she will never have to live alone again and that we will always be there for her. She's extremely tough and has no serious medical problems apart from a bit of arthritis in one hip - she's very deaf, though, which makes life difficult. Dad is so content and well cared for in the residential home and he is the least of our worries! Now that his catheter has been removed we feel even better about his situation because he's much less likely to get any infections now.

    Get well soon hunny!!
    Shoshi x

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  71. Oh no...well, I hope you feel better soon. And #1 huh? Nice, especially being on CST, Or MST?! I bought some new Graphic 45 paper today and I found some cigar boxes that the store carries to decorate. they look SO pretty....can't wait to try it!! :-) Brigita #116

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  72. I'm so sorry to hear you're sick. I hope you feel better soon. Your calendars are lovely. April #110

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  73. What pretty calendar pages! Hope you're feeling better soon, it's horrible when you feel even too poorly to play! Thanks for sharing and visiting. Happy Woyww Liz 72

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  74. I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. It is doing the rounds and I fear I'm next as all my colleagues either have or had it and now OH has it. I think it's on it's way because my mystery muscle illness is acting up. I'm glad you found the time to concentrate on your calander pages. I really love the May page as I am a massive purple fan! Go and have a hot drink and put your feet up! Thanks for popping by - Lucy #24 x

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  75. I hope you feel etter today... love your calendar pages - a bit romantic but lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog/desk the other day, Marit #79

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  76. Lovely pages. Hope you are feeling better soon. It's not nice but live your description - crud ha ha

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  77. Hope you feel better soon! Love your vintage looking pages. Such lovely images and calendars. Great you can use them both ways! Thanks for the visit! Take care! Winnie#65

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  78. How ever do you get 78 comments!! Please, tell me your secret!!!
    Thanks for saying you didn't forget about me on my blog, you are awesome!!
    Sorry you are under the weather too :(
    Your pages are super fabulous!! Listen, there is a company I design for named "Altered Pages". They sell awesome stuff for great prices. BUT, they also have a monthly challenge blog. There are usually only like 3 people, which stinks, but there is a great prize as you saw on my blog, and your May page fits the challenge!! The challenge is "Lavender thoughts" and that page is lavender and that is all you need for the challenge. You don't have to use their products, just anything lavender! You should totally link your lavender page up!! Believe me, you have a really great chance at winning!!!
    Feel better!!
    xxDaniella#78

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  79. Duh. I forgot to leave you the link!
    http://alteredpageschallenges.blogspot.com/
    xxD

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  80. G'day Vickie.
    Sorry to hear you've got the nasty bug. Take it easy...
    Those calendar pages are really lovely. I'm very impressed with them, including April! What a great idea.
    Cheers,
    Ros. #99

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  81. I do hope you are feeling better Vickie! Being #1 should perk you up girl!!! Happy WOYWW!

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  82. sorry to hear you aren't well. i hope you are better now. your vintage layouts are just gorgeous!!!

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  83. I love both pages, they are a great way to personalise a calendar.
    Hope you are fully on the mend very soon.

    Gill x #141

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