Sunday, November 02, 2008

With Sympathy

I am on a roll with the scraps! I got about 5 cards made yesterday and it was fabulous! And I not only used up my scraps, but I made a point of trying to use up all the chipboard I've had laying around for a million years. You know, the chipboard that comes in coordination with certain papers? It's already decorated? I don't use that stuff alot, so it sits around collecting dust. Yesterday I made a point of using some of it on each of the cards I made! Yea me!!! It felt soooo good.

Do you know what else happened yesterday while I was making cards? I wasn't trying to design the most beautiful thing this side of the Mississippi. I wasn't worrying about what layout I would use. I just sort of laid down what I wanted to where I wanted to, without thinking about it very much. I just created. It really felt great, and the cards turned out really fun. I haven't designed like that, so loosely, in such a long time. I hope today turns out the same way. I am playing hooky from church this morning. It was such a crazy stressful week I really needed a day that I didn't have to get up, shower and go. The Hubster is taking the boys in to church so I can stay home and relax. Woo-hoo!

Speaking of the Hubster, here is a picture of he and I on Friday night at our little tailgating soiree before the big game. It's a good thing we had a smile on our face in this shot, because by the end of the game, those smiles were long gone.

That's because we lost...to our arch rivals....and we were so sad when we left. The game was a nail biter to the bitter end, that's the only solace we could take in losing. The boys never gave up. The fans (students) were, for the most part, very well behaved. Except for the football player from our school that jumped on an opposing football player as he was leaving the stadium. Or, for the students from their school that drove through the parking lot screaming words at our marching band that I can't repeat here on my family friendly blog. That was truely disgusting. Why do some students have to behave like this and ruin what for the most part is an extremely friendly rivalry? It just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

Well, I start my big new job this coming week. I will be training this week on Tu and Thurs, and then the next week my normal schedule will be M 7a-1p, Th 1p-7p, Fr 1p-5p, and Sat mornings 8-1p. This schedule leaves me time to do my other job, although it will be tough because this time of year is really, really busy for my freelance work. I hope I can make both work! I am a little nervous about starting something new...it's scary entering the real work world again.

Well ladies, I hope you have a great day. Enjoy!

15 comments:

  1. Amy, this card is absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it and to know that you just sat down and started creating, that makes it even better!! I'm excited about your job, you so deserve it. Have a great day :)

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  2. Good luck in the work force.

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  3. marciad11:15 AM

    Wonderful card. Best wishes on starting the new job.

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  4. I know you will juggle things just fine - and best of luck in the new job.

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  5. Hi Amy, it's me again :) I just loved your card so much today that I used your sketch to make one of my own (although mine is not near about as eye-catching as yours :) Here's a link if you'd like to take a look http://jcfincher.blogspot.com/2008/11/using-scraps-and-turkeys.html.
    Thanks for all the inspiration you give me.

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  6. Tineke3:10 PM

    Nice card! and don't worry about your new job, I'm sure you can do it.

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  7. Hi Amy... I've been trying to post on your blog and couldn't. Not sure if Blogger has a problem on their end. I checked another blog and I had the same problem, but I'm here now! :) Love your card with using your scraps. I so need to work on that. I'll be thinking of you this week with starting your new job... you'll be awesome! Smiles... Michelle :)

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  8. Beautiful card!! Congrats on your new job and best wishes for a great first week. BTW, Go PHILLIES!!!! Love your hubs hat. :)

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  9. You will do great!!!! The Lord goes before you!!!! :)

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  10. The sympathy card is really stunning!

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  11. Absolutely lovely card. I wish I can sit down and just create. I always have to have a plan. My brain doesn't work any other way.
    Sorry to hear about the game. I know how that is. My HS got it's first "real" cross-town rivalry my senior year. We never did beat them either.
    GL with the job. I am sure you will do fine.

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  12. Amy your card turned out beautiful!!! I have been recouping from surgery so since I couldn't do anything I took all my cardstock and cut them into card bases, took all my DP and cut them into card tops, my white paper I cut into card inserts then I just stamped out all kinds of images and colored em up. Now, I just grab and assemble, sooooo quick

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  13. Amy...I'm so glad that you are still making cards while starting your brand new job!!! I really hope you are able to keep the blog up after your job, kids and freelance...I'll miss you if you leave!!!!!!

    You and the hubby look SO CUTE in the picture and, as always, I love your card!!!!!

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  14. The card is great, I like to plan it out too. I'm going to try your scrap idea today.
    God will be with you every step of the way in your new job.

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  15. This is awesome! I love it!

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