Holy smokes! I think this was officially the longest period of time that I have experienced with no stamping since I first started. I felt soooo wonderful to sit down this evening and get crafty again. :) I missed my paper and stamps and ribbon! February was absolutely crazy. I was either traveling over the weekends (Portland, Washington, Mammoth...), or playing hostess. School had a million and a half events going on which kept me at work very late more often than not and I was exhausted upon arriving at home. It was all good, but hectic as all get! If I can just get through this Friday, things (and life) will slow back down again.
I needed to make yet another baby card for a baby shower this Friday. One of my co-workers is expecting a baby boy in April and we're throwing her a shower before she goes out on maternity leave. I had this vision of two blues together, and Mercy's sketch worked really well for some fun Button Bits balloons!
I inked the edges of the white with my tea dye inks to dull the white down a bit. I also popped up the oval. Believe it or not, there is a little sentiment hiding in the bottom left corner. It says, "Sweet Baby." I tried to stamp it in Vintage Cream, but it was practically invisible. So a little black on top (which added a really neat 3-D effect with the cream barely peaking out!), and this card was complete.
On a more sad note, I was notified today that I will be receiving a pink slip yet again this year. I kind of figured it was coming... As terrible as California's economic woes were this time last year, they are ten times as bad this year. Especially for education. I am figuring at this point I have about a 30% chance of having a job next year. Being new to this district, I'm the bottom of the totum pole. Even if they only lay off middle and high school staff, if any of them possess multiple subject teaching credentials, they can bump me. It's just hard out there for all of us teachers right now. I've begun renewing all of my applications just in case, so that I can cover myself, but am also prepared for the worst. Any recommendations for a new state to come live in? lol In the meantime I'm going to enjoy my job and my kiddos, cherishing every moment, both good and difficult. I'm also going to start vigorously praying that God leads me to wherever I am supposed to be, and that he does so with neon, flashing lights so there's no doubt of which direction to head. :)
I think I might squeeze in one more card this evening before Lost starts. I missed last week, but was just told that they are going to re-air last week's episode at 8 tonight! I can't miss it again! :) Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps- PTI: Everyday Button Bits, Mega Mixed Messages
Paper- Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Whisper White, Bitty Dots dp, In Bloom dp
Ink- Basic Black, Vintage Cream
Accessories- buttons, ribbon, nestabilities, tea dye inks