October 01, 2009

Announcement - Good News!!!

Hello Ladies and Gents!

I am back to blogging after spending two weeks with my family grieving for my Brother who I lost sadly to a horrific car accident on the 13th Sept - I am still grieving and I will miss him greatly, but I know in my heart of hearts, he'd hate for me to sit around moping and crying for him which is what I have been doing of late. He'd laugh at me and say, 'get on with our kid, divint cry ova me!' He was my big brother and my only one at that, I will always keep his memory alive and talk about him to Poppy too, so she knows the Uncle she had so briefly loved her lots!

Now - I have some good news for you all. As of the 9th October Stampin' for the Weekend will be live again, so spread the word! We will have more fun challenges for you and the team and I will be eager to see what you all come up with !

Donna is still very much unwell at the moment and unable to craft at all due to dizzy spells. Hopefully she will be back with us soon. She has made a few cards for the upcoming challenges in advance so you may yet see her work, however, she may not have a post for it.

On behalf of the Stampin' Teamies and myself, we will see you all on the 9th of October!!


  1. So sorry to hear about your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sandra x

  2. So glad your all back, and best wishes to Donna. Can't wait for the new challenges.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  3. I'm glad to see you back, Kimmi - but so sorry this tragedy happened to your family. Best wishes to Donna too, I've had spells of vertigo in the past and it is not nice.

    Will be checking back on the 9th - have missed your challenges.

    Julie x

  4. Glad to have you back Kimmie and so sorry to hear of your loss. Do tell Donna that she's been missed also. Look forward to joining you on the 9th.
    God bless, you're in my prayers.
    Suzi x

  5. Welcome back Kimmi, so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. Looking forward to new challenges, take care,
    BIG hugs Angela x

  6. So sorry about your loss Kimmi. Hope Donna feels better soon. Glad to hear that Stampin for the Weekend is coming back next week. Look after yourselves.

    Kat x

  7. I am so sorry to hear the loss of your brother Kimmi and can understand the grieving process that you and your family have had to bear and will do so for some time to come but it is nice to see you back again. I hope Donna improves soon as well.

    Lorraine x

  8. my heart goes out to you Kimmi, your loss is dreadful...I have been through the grieving process and know what you mean about your Brother wishing you went on with life...I know how hard it is...keep your chin up girl and take care
    Mina xxx

  9. Kimmi -

    I'm so sorry to hear about your brother - it's so difficult to lose someone you love. Your memories will get you through!
    Take care,

  10. I just want to extend my condolences to you and your family. Unfortunatley I know the pain you are going thru. My only two kids were killed in a car accident at the ages of 3 & 5. It doesn't get easier but you begin to learn how to cope with it. Everyday is a struggle but somehow you will find the strength to keep moving. I say that it is my kids that give me the strength everyday to get up and hopefully your brother will do the same. I found ALOT of comfort in scrapbooking. It gave me something to do and took alot of time to do it. SO I hope that you continue on with what you are doing..spreading joy to so many people!

  11. I'm so sorry to hear of the tragic death of your brother. I look forward to the return of the challenges. God bless x

  12. I am so sorry about your loss, Kimmi. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Glad the challenges are coming back. Take care.

  13. I am so glad that you are back and dealing with lifes harder times. Hugs to you and many blessings.

  14. so sorry for your loss, hope it has found a little place in you'r heart. hope that donna's feelin better soon to.


  15. So sorry about your loss.

    Ann xxx

  16. Such a sad sad loss Kimmi, keeping busy will help keep your mind occupied. Poor Donna, hope she improves soon, but its great news that you are now coming back. Hugs

  17. You poor girl, such a tragedy, nothing can prepare you for such news. I wish you and your family well.

  18. Hello Kimmi
    glad to see you're back!!
    It`s very sad that you have lost your beloved brother!
    I wish you much strength for the future!
    I really hope that Donna will soon be on the road to recovery !!!!!!!
    I'm looking forward to the 9th October 2009!
    Big hugs Gisela

  19. Hi Kimmi

    I can't add more than what has already been said, but you are making the right decicion and what your brother would have wanted, as you say.

    Warmest wishes

    B x

  20. So sorry to hear of your loss of your brother .But great news your back and can't wait till the 9th!
    thinking of you hugs judex

  21. So sorry to hear that you've lost your brother. I know he will be in your heart always.

    But I am happy that you're all coming back with some new challenges, can't wait!


  22. Aww Kimmie so sorry to hear such sad news, it must be so hard for you.Sending you (((Big Hugs))). I look forward to the next challenge on the 9th Oct.
    Trish (-:

  23. so sorry for your loss you are right to start back up again, big hugs

  24. Kimmi, so sorry to hear about your loss. He'll always be in your heart. Take care.

  25. So sorry to hear about your brother. I completely understand. I just lost my son. He was only 20 years old. It was just a little over a week ago. I need to do something to keep my mind busy and stamping is it. If you ever need to talk, please email me.

  26. Sending love to you both and warmest wishes. Hugs Cherry XXX

  27. Kimmi I am so glad you are back, I am so sorry for you loss. It is hard to lose someone on so close to you, your grief cannot be described. Take comfort in the knowledge they are safe and happy. Healing will take time, and you slowly get back to normal but you will never forget them.
    I hope you get better soon Donna.
    Look forward to your challenges soon.
    love Amanda

  28. Hi Kimmi, so glad to see you back :)

    My thoughts and love have been with you since hearing your horrific news.
    Poor Donna - I hope she is feeling better soon.

    Can't wait till 9th ;)

    Carol x

  29. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    May you never know more sorrow in your life's journey.
    I hope that you'll open your heart for those who loves you and that you'll stay strong and positive.

  30. I'm so sorry to read about your sad loss, how tradgic. It's always hard when we lose someone close, it's hard to be brave and strong. It must seem like your world has collapsed, but with the love of your family you'll pull through.
    On a positive note, I'm glad to see the blog up and running again and I'm looking forward to joining in with your next challenge.
    Sending lots of cyber hugs, Shelly :)


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