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Thursday, January 13, 2011


Welcome to my newly designed blog! Hope you like it! And today just happens to be the very last day of my treatment for Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Over the past 7 months, I have gone through chemo, double mastectomy and twice-daily radiation. It's hard to believe that I am reaching the treatment "finish line" today, and can finally move on with my life and what I love to do - design with my Cricut!

Here is a video that my friend Stephanie made to celebrate this day! Thanks, Steph!



Keep checking back. We have so much in store for you on this blog! And don't forget the live UStream video HERE on Friday night at 6pm PST (9pm EST). There will be lots of prizes, and at least one of them will be chosen from the comments you leave on this blog post.

185 comments:

Ann said...

congrats! Sure you are happy it's done. Will try to join you Friday - we go out to eat every Friday but hope to be back by 9 out time to join in!Love the new blogsite-very cool! Enter me for the drawing. Get some rest!!!
Mstgane
Ann

Denise said...

What a FABULOUS slide show! Stephanie outdid herself (and made me tear up too.) I've followed your journey all along and am glad it's coming to an end. What a beautiful way to celebrate!
Paul also did a TERRIFIC job on the blog.
Way to go Monique! You are a ROCK!

char52 said...

Congrats on completing your treatment.. All the best to you in the year ahead.

Swimmom said...

What a beautiful and moving tribute slide show! While I've seen most of these photos over the past 7 months, it still amazes me to see that you had a beautiful smile on your face throughout your entire journey. Your daughter, as well as the rest of us, is so lucky to have you as a role model for what a strong determined woman is.
I look forward to visiting this blog frequently, to continue to be inspired by your amazing designs, which will hopefully inspire me to kick my scrapbooking skills up a notch.
And now...I'm on my way to my annual mammogram :).
You should have seen the look on my 14 year old daughter's face when I explained what that was and how it's done!

Melissa said...

Wow. What a way to start my morning with tears running down my face. What an amazing tribute and what an amazing woman you are Monique. The smile on my face couldn't be any bigger right now while watching your video. Inspiring. Inspiring. Inspiring. That is what you are! God bless!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Well congrats to you! I hope your feeling stronger and happy to be finished with your treatments, Im happy for you :)
Your new blog looks great and I love the colors you have chosen, so pretty.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing more of your creations :)
Its time to celebrate! Do something special for YOU! YOU deserve it!

ScrappyJess said...

Congratulations Monique! You are an inspiration!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful video! Stephanie did a fabulous job... so happy your treatment is coimg to an end, you are so strong & such an inspiration to everyone. God bless you Monique :)
Hugs,
Lisa
lelberts@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Your new blog design is fabulous. It is so you. And the slide show is amazing. Congrats to your "graduation". May you be blessed with health and happiness.

drachenschloss@msn.com

Connie said...

Congratulations on the end of this journey! You show so much grace and strength! Bless you!

Lauren B. said...

Congratulations! I cannot wait to see what 2011 has in store for you and your new fabulous design team! You are such an inspiration - both crafty and just in general! The new blog design is BEAUTIFUL! I am so excited for the UStream!

{hugs}
Lauren

Crafting Katie said...

Monique, I'm so happy to hear that you are at NED status now and are getting back to your crafty life! Your new blog looks is gorgeous, a great reflection of you!

Latinacreativa said...

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. You are a strong woman and sometimes holding on to each other's strengths is necessary to find the inspiration to keep going forward. Today I feel as if your strength has uplifted me and helped me put some things into perspective. May you be blessed!

Karen said...

That was a beautiful slide show. It brought tears and smiles to me and left a piece of my heart feeling like I know you, just by following you. I wish all the best! You've beat this. Congrats!

Kwilt said...

OMGoodness Monique!!! What a BEAUTIFUL video!!! WOW...what a memorable journey. I am so happy you are finally at the end of your treatments. You are a superb inspiration for us all and I am so eagerly waiting to continue to follow your fabulous new life through this very cool blog!
Hugs to you lil lady...Kathy/Kwilt
MY BLOG

Jessica said...

What an amazing video! You are quite a gal Monique! I had no idea you'd shaved your head! I guess I missed a couple of posts lol! I love the new look on the blog too! Keep up the good work. I'll continue to pray!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Sister! Now you've got me all teary eyed watching that video! Happy Last Day of Treatment!!!! Congrats on kicking cancer to the curb, I KNEW you could do it!!! I'm SO SO SO HAPPY for you!!!!
Lots of Hugs, (wish I was there to give you real ones!)
Michelle

Narelle said...

That's a beautiful video Monique!

So glad your are finally cancer free! I knew you could do it!!

AShu93 said...

Your slideshow is fabulous! I am so excited for you that you're finally done with treatment & there is NED! Know that lots of people are praying for you & your family.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

P.S. Your new blog design is fabulous!!!

Kim F. said...

What a truly inspiring video! Tears just ran down my face to see how courageous you have been! Your friend did a great job on your video and I love your new blog. BTW, I'm a cancer survivor myself - so glad we're beating it!

My Serendipity said...

You are such an inspiration Monique! The new blog looks great, I can't wait to see what you are doing.
Hugs,
Beth

jane said...

So happy you are reaching the end of this journey. I remember my last treatment was meant with mixed feelings, while I was so happy it was over, I was scared to know that nothing else was being done, that now I had to walk this journey alone. Instead of this negative feeling I joined the Canadian Cancer Society and became a peer counselor, that was truly rewarding, and I stopped feeling I was walking alone.
Well done, cherish this day.

moknowsall said...

Wow - love the new title - quite a change from the old one. Looking forward to the always wonderful, awesome creations you and the gals come up with.

Maureen

Grammy GG said...

Monique, You finished well!! I read your blog almost everyday over the last 7 months. It turned out to be a great help and comfort to me, when we discovered that my husband had cancer and he too would be going through treatment and surgery. It gave me insights that I might not have had without your blog. Thank you, Grammy GG--your Oregon friend ;0

shari said...

Monique, I've followed your journey daily. You are one incredible woman, I don't know if I could be that strong. I pray that you can now get on with your life and be healthy.
I won't be able to make the live u-stream, I have to go out of town. Bummer!
The video wouldn't work for me, I'll come back later to check it out. Shari (cricutrookie)

Debbie Johnson said...

Steph did a great job on the video! Love seeing you back!

Phyllis said...

Congrats on finishing the radiation. Now you can begin another chapter in your wonderful life. LIVE, LOVE & LAUGH !!!!!!Been there done that and you really should celebrate. I'm a 14 years survivor and I celebrate every day. I know you will also. Glad to be the first to comment. Looking forward to the live broadcast tonight.

Jamie said...

That was a truley insiring video, I am so happy for you!!

lissa8506 said...

This video has touched me in a way I can't describe. I have followed you on your Pink Journey and have prayed for you every step of the way! You are such a strong woman! You have become an inspiration to others! You should be proud of that. It's horrible that you had to go through all that you've gone through, but in turn, you've motivated women to get checked and possibly helped save many lives because of that! That is such a great thing! All I have left to say now is....You go Girl! Keep up the wonderful work! You are a blessing to all that know you and know of your journey! God bless!

id said...

Awesome video - what a treasure you and your friends are!!
Blessings,
Nancy M

Noelle Reese said...

CONGRATS!! I have been praying for you! I LOVE the video! You always look so happy! You must be so inspiring to those around you. I wish I could afford a ticket to CA. I'd love to join you in your next walk!

Court said...

Totally in tears and totally honored that I got to meet you during your amazing journey! You go girl!

Regina Easter said...

OH MY what an awesome video....my heart just feels so warm and fuzzy seeing this video and knowing that you have finally arrived to just about the end of that journey...isn't God wonderful...yes he is, yes he is...I have been praying and praying for you daily.....WAY TO GO GIRLIE...your such an inspirations to so many...hugs Regina

Judy said...

Congratulations!! On everything!! End of Treatment, new blog, getting your life back, whooping cancers arsh! I have been following your caring bridge site, you are always so upbeat. Love your work can't wait to watch the ustream. I just have to figure out the time for my zone. Central...8 I think.

MedicScrapper said...

Congrats all the way around! The video/slide show was absolutely beautiful :) The new site is awesome. I can't tell you how happy I am for you that phase 1 of your journey is coming to an end! Rock on Monique !!!

Tifany said...

Monique - Wow, I have been so out of the Cricut loop! So sorry to hear that you have had to battle cancer. A huge YIPPEE for being on your last day of treatment. Enjoy getting back to creating!
Have a fabulous day!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

jazzyjan711 said...

I'm so glad this journey is coming to an end, but guess what a new and exciting journey is just about to begin. I just can't wait to see it, and maybe be a part of it!

Love and prayers...Janet

JennyKozar said...

That just made me cry - tears of joy! You are done and we are still praying! God Bless you, your family and your friends for honoring you and Him. I cannot wait to see what the future brings!!!

Blessings,
Jenny Kozar

Sunny's Mama said...

Wow, thank you so much for that good cry!! What an amazing journey! I am proud to say I "know" you, and look forward to many more years of creations from you! :*)

Kristie Maynard said...

Love the new design! The video made me cry, it was so moving! And through it all, there were so many smiles! You have so many people in your corner and that is wonderful. Prayers sure do help don't they? Will be checking out the blog often! God Bless you!

Trisha said...

You certainly have reached a milestone. Congratutions!! Keeping on plugging away. Your blog is fabulous. I am a new follower.

Patricia Cuddeback (aka--Patricia Griffith Cuddeback

KayTee said...

What an amazing journey of courage and strength you have shared with us! You are a true inspiration, my dear, thank you! Still keeping you in our prayers that only good things are ahead for you and your family! Your blog is awesome, you are so talented!
God Bless,
Kaytee L.

Whitney said...

Yahoooooooooooooo! What a journey you have been on. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in the future.

Andrea said...

So happy for you. I've kind of been lurking, watching your journey from afar - hoping, praying, respecting you for your courage. You are an inspiration and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work.

bartlettpair said...

Man!!! Tears--tears and more tears!! :) Hallelujah to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!!! Always enjoy the Love, grace, and mercy of the Lord---He is the cure<3

LilGreenBug said...

WOW!!! Love the new blog design!!(the slide show made me sniffly, too!) And girl, I'm thrilled that your are all done with your treatments and can get back to the happy business of living your life!!!! I SOOOO want to come up for one of your crops/classes!!! I keep telling my hubby that we need to make a trip up north!!!
Love ya, girlie!!!
Huge hugs!!!!

pezadoodle said...

SO glad you are at the finish line! love the blog, can't wait to see what you have in store and looking forward to seeing you and wendy in a couple weeks!

kim.mom said...

WOW!! What an amazing video! You rock Monique!!! I'm so happy for you!

Jessica said...

Monique - God Bless You! The video is amazing! I am walking in the 2011 Chicago event August 5-7th Prayers for your continued strength and healing.

K-E Kreations said...

Congratulations! You have been in my thoughts and prayers many times over the last seven months.

Vicki and Don said...

Congratulations on making it through your treatment! So happy to have you back where you belong! :-) Great job on the blog! Love it!

Holly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new site! And the video is just amazing!! Praising God for answered prayers!! :) --Holly Lerman

Bonnie said...

That was the most beautiful tribute! I'm so happy for you. It's time to write your next chapter Rock on Monique you are amazing!!!!

Lesley from WI said...

The slide show was so touching and I am so happy that you have finished treatment! I hope you have a fantastic new year!!

Angel said...

You are an awesome woman. I love your blog and all your projects. Your video was great!

Angel Graham

Laura said...

Monique,

you are strong-willed beautiful woman and I admire you so much. You are truly an inspiration for all women. I really love your new blog and can't wait to see more of your beautiful work.

Hugs,
Laura M.

Beth said...

Congratulations Monique! Looking forward to your new blog this year!

Tina said...

Congrats! I know you are happy. Love your new blog. You are such an inspiration.

poohfabulous

Anonymous said...

I am sitting here crying for you. Not tears of pity but full of pride in your strength. I am 2 years cancer free and I know you can do it too.
Donna at drdavis402 at att dot net.

Ceci's Blog said...

Beautiful slide show!!! you made me cry... I've followed your journey, you are so brave!!
I hope I can join you this Friday!!!
WELCOME BACK GIRL!!!
cecy

Debbie said...

Oh so happy for you Monique ! I have had you on my pray list for the past 7 months ! Like the new site too. the slide show was so heart warming and had my misty eyed too. Hugs...

Anonymous said...

What a journey you've been on! Steph did a great job on the slideshow...perfect choice of music and the verse at the end. Thank you for sharing!
I'm so happy for you to be done w the treatments and to be able to get back to your love of crafting. What a milestone you've come to. Congrats!
((((HUGS)))) and prayers for you and your family!

Carol
aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten a t hotmail d o t com

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you Monique, Great video brought me to tears. My Husband and rock is currently fighting Malignant Teratoma,A form of testicle cancer. He has had 3 surgeries so far the last being removal of a wedge in his lung, so far so good next body scan will be a big one for us as we are thinking positive that it will be gone. The only cure is removal they said so chemo would only slow it down from our understanding and radiation was not an option.I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hope to tune in for u-stream if I can remember,
Cricut Hugs
Linda Harris
Lsunflower58@aol.com

Dawn said...

congrats. Glad to see you back. I have missed you I check this blog everyday to see if you have added anything. cant wait to see what you have en store for us.

Mrsro said...

Yippee for you, that's great! I have 2 close friends that are both currently undergoing different cancer treatments. You are all my inspiration and women of courage. I pray daily for a cure for these diseases..best wishes for good health in 2011!!

- Sheri

Sheena said...

Congrats!! All the best to you in 2011!

Hugs, Sheena

Country Twinkle said...

Congratz on journey. I am glad you will have the time to craft. It is good for the soul. God Bless you on your recovery.

kbear68 said...

Congrats Monique! I remember when you emailed me to say you had breast cancer. I wanted to reach through and give you a big hug. Now hearing you've completed your treatments, I still want to reach through to give you a big hug! You are such a strong and amazing woman! Thank you for sharing your journey. You inspire me.

Big Hugs,
Formerly Admin Kerri

Charlotte Cornett said...

Congrats to you!!

I have a dear friend who is dealing with breast cancer for the 2nd time right now, so I have done everything I can to encourage her and remind her how much she means to me. Love the slideshow Stephanie did!!

Love the new blog, looking forward to seeing some AMAZING creations from you in 2011!

Kathleen said...

OMG, Monique. What a great new blog you have - so cool and reminiscent of Tim Holtz,your favorite guy (besides Jared of course!LOL) I was in tears looking at the slide show Stephanie made. Just beautiful and the pics were always showing you with a smile on your face - you go Girl! Love the music she chose - how appropriate! By the time you read this you probably will have done your last radiation treatment! Woo Hoo!!!!!! I've been following your Caring Bridge and blog and have been praying for you for so long - God must have heard all our prayers - there's no way we could do without your infectious optimism and bright outlook!!!

Looking forward to your Ustream tomorrow night (9:00 p.m. for me on the East Coast). I am actually going to a crop on Saturday, so my creative juices will have a jumpstart with your wonderful creativeness.

Rock On, my friend, Rock On -
Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

Congratulations Monique and I love the new blog.
Ann Gross

penny said...

awesome tribute, to an awesome lady!!!

PennyG

Janie said...

Congrats Monique on your remission ! You look wonderful absolutely glowing ! I looking at your photos remind me of my Wonderful Mother-in-law whom I greatly miss ! She passed away four years ago to breast cancer, after it reoccurred for the second time. I am so glad that they are continuing to find a cure and to help wonderful people such as your self, to become cancer free ! Stay strong and know that God is with you and watching over you ! I will continue to pray for your continued remission ! Thanks for sharing your story !
HUGS,JANIE

About Us! said...

What a BEAUTIFUL video and sentiment!! How amazaing you are, the smile that never ceased ... I have goosebumps!! You are truly a role model for all survivors. May you continue to be blessed, and begin your life of PLAYING (crafting). A beautiful start with your great blog.
Blessings, Cheryl

Maquel said...

Beautiful Slide Show!! Congrats on the end of your treatments! And I love your new blog look! So cute, and the colors are FAB! I will be tuning into your UStream! Can't wait!

Maquel
mderosby at gmail dot com

ottersln said...

Prasing Him with you and for you! You have survived and will continue to do so. Enjoy the rest of the journey my friend... blessings and prayer for nothing less than His best! HUGS

Brenda in AZ said...

What a beautiful video!

Dedrah said...

Love all you do to inspire and create beautiful designs. Slide show was awesome. Thanks for sharing your strong hard journey with us.
dedrah33@yahoo.com

StarbucksAddict said...

Congrats on finishing treatment. I am from the Cricut boards and have followed your CaringBridge page. You are an amazing strong woman and I am so proud of how upbeat you stayed. The slideshow was so touching as you always had a smile and were surrounded by so many caring people. I hope we can find a cure for this nasty disease and I hope the first day of the rest of your life was great!

Staying Crafty said...

I'm so glad that your treatment is coming to an end! I can only imagine what it's been like for you. Congrats!

Shelly(My paper love) said...

You are a true inspiration! God Bless You! The blog looks great!

Jen said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You did it girlfriend!! I'm so SOOOOOOOOO very proud of you. You only whined a couple times. lol

You have to know that a big part of the success of your treatment has to do with the fact that you had the most positive attitude going into it. You didn't lose your faith and you had a lot of support along the way too. I'm so very happy with your success with kicking this bad ol' cancer in the bum and telling it where it can go!

Rock on sistah!

Ryansmaama said...

Beautiful tribute, beautiful new blog, and a beautiful smile. Good luck to you as you get on with your life. Can't wait to see what you have in store for your followers. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

JJ said...

I am so happy that you have completed your treatment and you are definitely an inspiration!!! The slide show was absolutely awesome and your blog is gorgeous also!!!

Carrie K said...

Wow! That video is so neat. I am crying.I am so happy for you!!

Nancy K Inman said...

Ok total "sniff"!!! Wow that was amazing....Steph did a great job for you! and Love, Love, LOVE the new blog design.....so great to see you today - it was truly the highlight of my day :-)

Chris Wooten said...

yay monique. i am so glad you are feeling better.

chris

iluvmybugs said...

Congrats on completing your treatment!!! May your new journey be one filled with health, happiness and crafting!!!

Paula said...

I am overwhelmed by you beautiful slideshow. Tears and smiles-I am so happy for you. God bless you. Now...on to the good stuff! Love your updated blog! :) Love you.

Debbie said...

I'm so happy for you. I've known so many people fight this form of cancer and many others. It takes such courage, strength, family, friends and faith to get through. Many prayers are with you. I hope to be at your Ustream tomorrow, but for some reason I always seem to miss them at that time on Fri. Hope to catch it though. congratulations.
debbiebrazzle at ilcp dot org

Candace said...

Wow! What a great video! I am so happy for you, Monique! I have been watching you through your journey and have been sending my thoughts and prayers your way. I am so thrilled that you are doing so well and that you are done with all of your treatments! Your strength and courage throughout all of this is amazing!

My crazy crazy life said...

That video had me doing the "ugly" cry...but in a GOOD way. Just from watching it looks like you are a very neat person and have a great support system. I'm so happy that you beat this. Congrats and here's to a new lease on life. Enjoy! :)

Tracy Martin said...

Congratulations! I wish you the best year ahead! Your layouts are always so wonderful and full of detail. Looking forward to your new projects! You are an inspiration to us all in so many ways! :)
~Tracy
chillysam@att.net

Scrapper69 said...

WONDERFUL NEWS Monique! I'm soo happy for you and glad that it's come to an end... It has been a long road for you but you have been an AMAZING Role Model for all of us women out there! Your super talented and deserve the very best out of life! Your blog looks wonderful too! :o) Anyway I just wanted to say that I'm so happy for you and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful things you create in the many, many years to come! :o)

Kim. said...

Welcome back, great video beautifully put together. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve now.
Kim xXx

Tiffmc said...

Congrats on conquering the cancer, you are an amazing woman!

May God continue to bless you!

peacefulgardens said...

Congratulations Monique. I'm so happy for you and I do know how you feel now that's it's all over. The Lord is so good.

Betsy said...

Congratulations! I admire you and am happy you can put all of that behind you. Here's to a fresh start!
Betsy

Dee said...

Yeah for you! I just passed my 1 year clear anniversary and I can understand some of the excitement you are feeling. I loved 2 things about the video. First it was from a friend. What an awesome group of friends you have which must come from you being such a good friend. Second, I think in every picture you were smiling. I don't how you did it through all the chemo and twice daily radiation, but AWESOME, AWESOME job.

Here's to your cancer free future.

Christy said...

Congrats, I too am a survivor and appreciate every free day from the disease. I'll keep you in my prayers to remain cancer free

helloholley said...

Wow!!! Bless your heart....you have been through alot this past year!!! But you smiled in all your photos and you look awesome....what strength you have....No pain is wasted where Christ is concerned!!! Have courage through Him and know that he is always with you!!! You are a blessing to others when you share your testimony,how awesome!!! You have a beautiful family....God Bless you! Keep making your lovely creations and I look forward to seeing them!!!
((Hugs))
Holley

Anonymous said...

You did it!! So happy for you. Faith, a smile and a positive attitude make all the difference don't they? you should be so prould of the way you carried yourself! I wish I had found your blog sooner ( I am a 35 year old diagnosed with breast cancer in July had a double mastectomy and finished up chemo in December :)and now have a clean bill of health too!)
All my best to you! Looking forward to see how you can inspire my scrapbooking with my new E!
alewis@longlines.com

DDEliot said...

So happy that you are through with your treatments. I went through this last year so I know some of what you've been through. Take care and I will be praying for you to remain cancer free.

Mrs.PeruStarsFan said...

Blessings to you and all others who are going through the trials of such a nasty disease. My grandmother as well as my sister both had breast cancer, and both survived it. I congratulate you on your long journey and cannot think of a a better way to celebrate than having a party. Unfortunately, I will not be able to join the live event (drats) as I am already committed to other things for tonight.

As a new Cricut user ( almost a week now), I enjoy events such as this. I have spent the last few weeks looking through blogs and other information to inspire me. And I have found that here, all the information on your blog has been very helpful and informative. You are such an inspiration to the rest of us. Gods speed in the rest of your life - you have beat the odds.

Is there a breast cancer awareness cartridge? I would love to have this to create cards of encouragement for friends i know going through the same thing.

Kimberly

Susan Johnson said...

Congratulations....major HUGS and HAPPY NEW YEAR AND NEW YOU....so glad to hear your good news..it gives me goose bumps. Way to go.

di said...

Congrats! You are an inspiration.

Kim Matthews said...

Congratulations Monique on finishing your journey. I know that it has been a long one, but you have shown us all what grace and beauty looks like. The video is absolutely amazing, what I could see of it through my tears. I love the new blog and look forward to seeing what the new year has to offer. Continued prayers to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

You are a TRULY amazing and inspiring woman! Love your new blog!!

Congratulations Monique!!:)

Brenda

bjmartino1@verizon.net

CA Scrapper said...

Monique, that is such great news! Congrats on completing your treatment. I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you.

God bless you,

Leslie


cascrapper at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Congratulations on finishing your treatments... I wishing you a long healthy happy life... keep the info coming you are tremendous... I am faily new to the scrapbooking thing and cricut. I am so enthralled by everyones work ... I found you through Robyn this afternoon and I am now following your blog. Best of luck and life to you hun.
Linda Drozd xo

debbie susee said...

So happy for you. That really is something to celebrate.

luv2scr@p said...

The Lord has strengthened you indeed! Congratulations for your recovery!

Mary Jean said...

congrats!!! I've been following you on journey! You are one of a couple amazing women who I have had the honor of knowing. My friend Becky has been on her own journey with Hodgkin's lymphoma for 4 years now. The spirit and strength that you both possess is such a wonder. God Bless!

Linda said...

I forgot to leave you my email addy
lol
drozd.linda@yahoo.com

sally said...

Congratulations Monique. It is so joyful to get some good news! I am thrilled to find your blog and to find out you are in Northern California. I am in Stockton and don't have any Cardmaking/Scrapbooking friends. I have gotten many ideas and inspiration online, but it's great to know someone is nearby! Thanks for your creative efforts. My heartfelt best to you...hoping you soon feel FABULOUS! Namaste, Sally E.

Lucy said...

So glad you have finished your treatment. Wishing you luck and much health in this New Year. Lucy iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

I am so super excited for you. I am a Cricut fairy and remember the sending cards. And I remeber when Robyn told us. It is wonderful to hear you are recovering! Bless you and your family!
Jess

TropicalWon said...

Hello Monique,
Congrats!! I'm glad your done with your treatment! You are truly inspiring to all these people that are following you!! You showed us that you are a determined strong woman and that nothing will stop you!! May God continue to bless you!!!

Amanda

Milly D said...

It's such wonderful news.It's time to celebrate and live on. Going to try and attend the ustream.

lvscrafts said...

What a wonderful friend you have to make the slide show! I know you must be REALLY glad to have that all behind you!!! I'm going to try to stay awake to join you tonight, and best wishes to you!

scrappingjoy said...

Monique, you are such an inspiration. The slideshow was awesome and it brought tears to my eyes. Love you girl!! you are just such a sweet online sister!!

Pam In Colorado said...

Congratulations on completing your treatments and I wish all the best to you in the years ahead. Thank You for the chance to win a prize!!

Kristin said...

Thank you for sharing your tremendous story! Glad to hear you are doing well. You are truly an inspiration!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Monique! Glad the treatment is over and that you are back into life healthy and happy!

Diane

kittyminou at hotmail dot com

Ann said...

Monique, I just watched the slideshow and got all teary - what a priceless gift from your friend, and what an amazing journey you have had. I am completely in awe of your courage, bravery and happy spirit throughout your ordeal, and I join everyone in praising God for your healing!!
<3 Ann
ann scott h at aol dot com

East Shore Lane Designs said...

am i on time?
debbie
eastshorelanedesigns at gmail dot com

Karen S. said...

Love the slideshow! So happy for you!

Julie said...

Fabulous slide show. Congrats

Kathryn said...

You're great! Love you Monique!

Cathy said...

Our prayers are still with you

Kelly said...

Yay!!! Steph did a great job!!! And I'm so happy for you!!!!

The Cricut Lady said...

I am so happy you have finished your journey.

JustMeJustina said...

Nice slide show!!!

Amy said...

mememem thanks girls

Jen said...

It's been so great hanging out with you on Ustream! You're fab!
and cancer free! WOOHOO!!!

aremus said...

Congrats on completing your treatment.

amanda

Wendy Raffin said...

Omg! This is so awesome. I cried the first time and couldnt leave a comment, so I will now! AWESOME!

craftgirl said...

Very moving. I am so happy for you. Such a beautiful lady.

jcinokc said...

Congrats. Thanks for sharing

Shari said...

Congrats! Will watch later

Kathryn said...

It's me Kitty. Love you Monique.

Dreama said...

Congrats, Monique.

Ruby said...

Congrats! Monique ;)

Ruby A.
raleman_2000 at yahoo dot com

Ohhh Snap said...

Congratulations on completing your pink journey!! Thank you for sharing your travels.

Colleen said...

Will watch after the Ustream!

Lynn B. said...

The video/slide show was great. I happy for you, it was a long road. The UStream has been fun!

scrapaholicjen said...

Loving your ustream - congrats!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Kristin said...

LOVE LOVE the slide show!!! What a tear jerker!!!

Country Twinkle said...

Watching right now on ustream.

Melissa said...

LOVED this video Monique! I was in tears the other morning when I watched it! SOOOOO happy for you!

HUGS

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Caroline said...

Congrats Monique!!! I've followed your journey. Beautiful slide show!!!!

Caroline (aka Doxieluv01)

Rachel said...

So glad your doing well, Love your blog.

Cindy said...

I love that!!! How beutiful is that slideshow. Congratulations Monique!

supermom said...

So So happy to see you doing so wonderfully well! :)

Anonymous said...

So Awesome! Congrats on winning your battle! Love your work!

alishiairvin@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

sniff sniff love you lots

Angela

Jeanette T. said...

I am so happy for you. Glad to see your ok.

gin4Jesus98 said...

wow! very touching! rejoicing with you as you continue your journey!

ottersln said...

Oh so happy for you!

Brenda H. in Sunny California said...

I'm so happy that you are done with treatment. Love you so much!!!!
Brenda H.

Vickie said...

Amazing journey. TFS

Gina Thornton said...

Hi Monisue! Joining in on your Ustream!
My daughter was all excited when she heard you say Goodnight Cheyenne She is headed to bed and her name is Cheyenne! Thanks for all you do!!

Lisa said...

Have to watch the video later. Have been following you from day one. So happy for you. God Bless.

Shansters said...

I think I have found a new fav. :)

Rachelle said...

I am continuing to pray for you.

**Treefrog** said...

Love you Monique, hope you get this!
((Hugs)) Theresa (mccadesmom)

SweetSassyDiva said...

Love ya!! missed you at cha in july! hope you come this july.

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

i can't get into the commments on the ustream. i got kicked out and can't get it in but, i hear you!

sweetsassydiva

carrolyn said...

Love the slide show! Stephanie rocks!

Penny said...

Congrats. Enjoying your Ustream.

Anonymous said...

I love the picture when youare laying in the bed. It says a lot.

Monty said...

Very cool, great job

Kwilt said...

Luv ya Monique!!!
Hugs...Kwilt

shanna said...

Congrats Monique!!

Kristin said...

LOVE LOVE the slide show!!! What a tear jerker!!!

Crafty Sue said...

Congrats, Monique, for the long journey. You are a great role model! You gave me strength to live day to day.

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

love this book - thanks for sharing - I' watching your ustream right now.

Lisa said...

WOW what an awesome video, Stephanie did an amazing job. Monique I have followed your journey on your blog and I must say God Bless you for being so strong through all of this. You are so blessed to have your family members and friends to go through this with you. I pray that God Blesses you with Health and Happiness. Good Luck and Enjoy your life ;)

Angela said...

The slide show is so touching. I think it should go "viral" or whatever it's called---for more people to see it. I'm so amazed that you did all you did while going through the treatments, pain and suffering and add in the hand issue! It's as if you never said "I Can't". You have blessed so many by sharing your journey.

Sparksgal said...

Great slideshow! Congrats on finishing your treatment! Best Wishes for the year ahead!

lynny_tin said...

Beautiful slide show!! Your daughter has your wonderful smile! Love your blog! Lynn

Diana Joy said...

Big congratulations on being at the end of treatment. What a relief for you.

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

What a wonderful video montage. It brought tears to my eyes. I am an ovarian cancer survivor. When I was diagnosed in 2000, the best long term scenario was 3 years. Then they (whoever that is) increased it to 5 years. It is now 2011 and I'm still here! God wasn't ready for me yet. Thank you for sharing your story.

Deanna said...

Wow! I just watched the video, and being a new follower had no idea about the person behind the "pretty, cool stuff" I was admiring. I was sobbing, to be sure. (I lost my mother and MIL both to cancer.) Great job kicking cancer to the curb! Great slideshow. Thanks so much for sharing.

gr8mom52 said...

Hi Monique! In watching this video I realized that cancer never stopped you. You know that I have followed this journey with you. I thought in reading the many daily pages of your journal I had gotte the essence of you. I did not! In this video I saw a woman having fun, making friends,and very much on the go. Others with cancer stay home and allow themselves to be sick. You did not! If I didn't know better I would say cancer saw the blood of the lamb on your door and passed you by. You are incredible! Love ya!
Maritza
gr8 mom 52 @ Aol.com

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The Monique Griffith Design Team consists of 4 Cricut Designers: Monique, Wendy Lawrence, Susan Rees and Becca Rees. We specialize in making Cricut Project Kits that you can make on your own with your Cricut, learning more about your bug in the process. You just need your Cricut Expression, the required cartridge(s), and a few basic tools. The directions come with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine, with all of the settings for each cut. There are also well-organized written instructions and color photographs. We pride ourselves on our detailed designs, and on teaching others how to most effectively design with the Cricut. Currently, we have have downloadable directions on sale for only $5, and there are over 50 projects to choose from.

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