December 12, 2012

Papercraft Star Challenge #124


My goodness time is flying by!  Here we are at another Wednesday, and it doesn't even feel like it's been more than a day since I posted my last PCS card. lol  I hope you've had a good week, and are looking forward to the weekend, like I am.  Only two more days and I get to sleep in again. lol

This post is going to be a bit short, as I've got lots to do this week.  The theme this week at Papercraft Star is:

A Christmas Tree!

Here is the card I created for this weeks challenge.

Are you shocked that I created another traditional red and green Christmas card? lol  This seldom happens, but I was looking through some older papers I found, and decided I wanted to use them.  I love how it turned out!  I now have another Christmas card to take to work.  I'm also happy to have found the following challenges to include in my card today.

Christmas Card Challenges Week #2 - To Die For (use die cuts)
Kaboodle Doodles #129 - Use The Color Red
The Pink Elephant #178 - Photo Inspiration
ColorQ #167 - Real Red, Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, Lucky Limeade, White (hope I got close enough)
Use It Tuesday #45 - All About Christmas/Hannukah (the papers have been in my stash for over a year, and i've had the stamp set for about six months)
Die Cuttin Divas #94 - Holiday Spirit (must include a die cut)

I do hope you'll head over to the PCS blog to see the other gorgeous projects that are posted for you today.  So inspiring!!

I'll see you guys next year!

December 9, 2012

A New Chapter Begins...

Hello hello!

As you know from visiting my blog lately, I've been traveling back and forth a lot to my mom's in Iowa, due to a personal issue going on with my daughter.  When everything first happened back in August, I started looking for a job in that area, with no luck.  I was patient, and kept my eyes open, even though there wasn't much in that area.  Recently an opportunity presented itself.  I applied, had two phone interviews, and then a face to face interview the last time I was in the area for court.  On Thursday of last week, I got the call, offering me the position and I accepted it.  It's a much needed blessing, and I'm so thankful to Him for helping me find something.  Not only is it a senior level management position, but it's also more money, and only a 10 minute drive from my mom's house.  I couldn't have asked for better.  I truly believe that by leaving it in His hands, he provided for me and my family in a way I couldn't have imagined.  God is so good!

On Friday I gave my two weeks notice to the company I have been with for almost 10 years.  To say they were shocked, is an understatement, but everyone understood and is 100% supportive of my decision.  They have been so wonderful to me, and my family,  not only during these past couple months of turmoil but always when there has been something I've needed to attend to, and it has been my absolute pleasure to have been a part of their "family" for so long.  It's bittersweet, to say the least.  I've established many wonderful friendships and business relationships, and everyone will be greatly missed.  My last day with them is the 21st of December.  I start my new job on December 31st.

For this reason, my blog will be dormant until after the new year.  I have one post scheduled for the 12th, but then I won't have anything else until the first week of January.  I hate the packing and moving process, but this time I'm almost happy to do everything I need to do, because of the circumstances.  I look forward to being able to provide the support my daughter and mother need, full time, and I'm also excited to continue my career with a new company. 

I would appreciate any prayers or well wishes you can send my family's way, as it will definitely be a crazy few weeks, and an adjustment period for all of us.  I just hope I can do everyone proud and continue to do my thing, without issue. 

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New Year, spent with loved ones and friends!  May 2013 be filled with many wonderful blessings for you and your families.


December 5, 2012

Papercraft Star Challenge #123

Hola y'all!

I'm having a very difficult time trying to figure out how we've arrived at December already.  I honestly feel like I finally got over writing 2011 on everything last week, and now we're almost to 2013! lol  Goodness!  Anyway, I'll get onto why you're visiting.  :)

The theme this week at Papercraft Star is:

A Golden Christmas Card!
You can interpret this any way you like (i clarified with the higher ups).  As long as you've got gold on it, you're good to go.  Here is what I created for this weeks challenge.
Does it look familiar??  A year or two ago I created something similar to this, but they were red, and they were Christmas ornaments.  I figured I'd see how my idea would turn out as a card.  I have to admit, I LOVE this!  I dipped the tips of my roses into gold embossing powder and heat set them.  They are even more lovely in person.  The layers are separated by foam adhesive for more dimension, and I love how the dry embossing goes perfectly with the shape.  I know exactly who will be receiving this Christmas card.
I've included the following challenges on my card:
Dynamic Duos #31 - Light Green & Red
Corrosive Challenge #163 - Anything Goes
Made Especially For You - Christmas Card With a Die Cut (my whole card was made with dies)
My Craft Spot #78 - Merry Christmas
Paper Playtime Challenge #90 - Chistmas Colors
Tammy's Scrapin Corner #39 - Anything Christmas
Cupcake Craft Room December Challenge - Anything Goes for Christmas
The Stamp Spot December Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
As always, the projects posted over at the PCS blog are nothing short of gorgeous this week.  Hopefully, you'll get the chance to check them out, and maybe even play along.  You won't be disappointed!
Have a great day!