Long time no post

I finally stamped!! Sorry for the long delay between posts. Life has really just been smacking me hard lately. I was laid off from work on November 14th after being with the company I worked with for 10 1/2 years. I'm making the best of it and have been enjoying spending time with my two boys. I figure that I'll start looking for new employment opportunities at the beginning of next year (after all, when will I EVER have time to take the whole month of December off again?). I also have a case of Bronchitis that just seems to not want to go away. I guess I really have no excuse NOT to stamp every day if I wanted to. I swear, I almost feel busier now that I'm not working. LOL! My house has never been so spotless!

I made this for Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch #14 on her blog Poetic Artistry. Julee has some awesome weekly sketch challenges that are just perfect for kick starting your Mojo (or lack of in my case). She also is a super talented stamper and the creative genius behind a new line of stamps (Verve Visual). Please check out her blog if you have never seen it. I promise you won't be disappointed.

My Mojo was seriously lacking last night. If you only knew how many pieces of my precious Shimmery White cardstock made it into the circular file, you would know how lacking my Mojo was. It could also be that I was very distracted by a playful Lab puppy who kept retrieving things for me (i.e. stuffed animals from the beds of my children, glass ornaments from the Christmas tree, etc.). If my cat Rocky would let him, I swear that he would bring Rocky to me. Anyway, what do you think of my first card in what feels like months?

A Winter Song (Elzybells), Snowflake Serenade (Papertrey), Punch Pals (SU)
Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Kraft, Shimmery White
Soft Sky, White Craft, Staz On Timber Brown
Nestabilities, Hero Arts rhinestones, WWC, Icicle Stickles, Snowflake embossing folder


Karrie Baker said...

Ohhhh I love it! Those Elzybells are making me weak. How many to do you have? Wanna do an image swap???? :)

I didn't realize you were sick, poor thing, I hope you feel better soon!

So glad to see you posting and you know what? I think everything happens for a reason Linda... maybe it WAS your time to spend the month with your boys and that a better job is waiting around the corner for you! :)

Sending big {{HUGS}} your way!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Your card turned out fabulous, regardless of how many precious pieces of shimmer ended up in the circular file. Love these Just love it.

So sorry to hear about your job, but a month off with your family sounds like a great way to spened the Holidays!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Oh, and I hope you start feeling better soon. Bronchitis is such a miserable thing. Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

This is wonderful, Linda! I love the soft pink and gray for this very sweet image. I'm so sorry for your troubles. Gosh, Life hits hard sometimes, doesn't it? I know you'll come out on top, though, and probably be all the better for it. Enjoy your time at home.

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