Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine Love

OK, I might be a few days late for Valentine's day but I've been a bit busy. The stinky part is that my time in the craft room has definitely suffered a bit. The long story is that I have been delightfully unemployed since last August. I was a department manager in the mortgage company for a large bank who was acquired by another, even larger bank. I spent the beginning of the year slowly displacing my staff and eventually myself. Then I enjoyed my severance for a while and started seriously looking for a new position in the beginning of December. Good news is that i was recently offered a new position as a Sales Trainer for a large call center and I start this Friday! I think Kev's excited to get me out of the house. I do consider myself pretty fortunate though. I know that a lot of people are in the same boat as I was and haven't had much luck at all. Definitely excited though, especially since i head right to Charlotte the following week for training.

So, I do have a little V-Day card to show off. This one uses Steph from InStyle stamps. I really love their retro stamps! So cute!!!
I colored her with my copics and added some fun bling that I picked up at Archivers. My favorite part of retro images is the colors you can get away with for the clothes. I KNOW that my mom dressed me in pink shirts and maroon pants in the 70s. Ha!!

Alrighy, back to the Olympics!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Royal Kat Monday!

Hey all! Welcome to Royal Kat Monday! Hopefully you've arrived here via Penny's blog! If not, head on back to the beginning and check out all of the amazing creations!

Today's task was a color challenge using aqua, chocolate brown and red. Well, I can ALWAYS find a reason to use aqua and chocolate brown together. But, I must admit that the red threw me for a loop. I decided to use one of my favorite stamps, the Cabaret Fairy and here's what I came up with...

Oh Baja Breeze, I love and hoard you but for this fairy I broke into my stash. Grin.... You should notice that not only did I use red on her hat band and lips but I added a sparkly red heart as well. Yep, I made it!!
Alright, your time with me is done, so head on over to Wynneth and check out her wonderful creation!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine's Dragon

Gack! Is it REALLY February?? Wasn't it just Christmas? Days kinda run together when you aren't working just like they do when you are. The only difference is that Kev expects me to cook and clean more often. Huh... Waiting to here about a second interview so hopefully the recruiter isn't buried in a snow pile and can call me this week. I do need another interview shirt though... maybe the crazies will have gone to work and aren't out on the roads. It's still supposed to he hella slippery out there today.

So, did you hop through the QKD blog hop today? If not just go on over and check out the new releases! Today I played along with the Pink Elephant challenge and made a Valentine's card using the Cute Dragonette stamp. Isn't she adorable??! The task was to use pink! Super easy for me since I recently got some new paper from MME and knew it would be perfect with the dragon. I colored her with my Copics to coordinate with the paper and added a sentiment from the paper pack.

I really like how this one turned out. Really, really...
Alrighty, off for more creating and waiting for the phone to ring! Wish me luck!