June 16, 2009

TAYLOR'S SKETCH CHALLENGE

Hi all!! Whew!! I made it through my first day, but boy, was it long!! It has been awhile since I have had to get up at 0430 in the morning so that was a rude awakening, lol!! I got to work at 0630, worked straight through until 7pm last night and got home at 745pm - ugggghhh.....long day!! Not that they were not long before, but I am out of the habit!! And, once I have everything under somewhat of control, I will not have to work so late every night, but I think for the first week or two, it is going to be brutal!! And, I was so tired, I could not even stamp last night, heehee!! Glad I worked ahead this weekend so I have things to share like this card I did for Taylor's sketch challenge this week!! I love this little cuppie, so stinkin' cute!! I used some of my new sparkly fluff for the frosting, and I thought it came out pretty cute! I also cut out the flowers from the dp for my embellies, and added some bling!! Great sketch, I will be using this one again!! So, off to work again for me - I am now checking blogs at night, so you will see me later than normal, but I am still checking out everyones fabulous creations - I cannot give that up*wink* I will leave you with the recipe, gotta run!! Thanks for stopping by - I love coming home and reading all the comments, it makes me smile!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Basic Gray Designer Series Paper
Stamps - TE A Year of Sweets 2
Inks - Black Stazon, Stampin' Write Markers (Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Gable Green, Ruby Red)
Accessories - Scalloped Edge Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Taffetta Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Certainly Celery brads

27 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

rule #1..... DO NOT spoil them with working long hours. They come to expect it later on. and i learned that the hard way. at one job i worked my hours were 9 to 5 and every day i was in by 8:30. one day, i got in about 8:50 and my boss was standing at my desk saying "you're late". to which I said "no i'm not". after that, i made sure i was at my desk as close to 9:00 a.m. as possible. i wasn't getting paid OT anyway.

well, that's old news. this card is stunning. glad you were able to play over the weekend to post. sure would miss you if you didn't.

have a great day and don't work so late. the work will still be there in the a.m.

hugs,

Dawn Easton said...

Glad you survived your first day Alex!!! How does it feel to be working again?
Your cuppie is adorable!!! I need to pull out that set again real soon!

Maureen said...

Yeah...what Stef said...SO GLAD you got that first day thing over with...and I think they are VERY lucky to have you...you'll have it shaped up in no time...and when I read 0430 - I actually shuddered!!! LOL I thought 0530 was bad!!! I guess you are a morning person sis....I am definitely NOT! But you do what you gotta right? Anyway - I am feeling a lil stomach woozy - cuz I have an interview this afternoon and I would love this job...but whatever will be, will be....still a lil nervous though!! KWIM? course you do!! ok - nuff said...gotta go!!
((((()))))reen

Carolyn King said...

that is so cute! Sorry that you are working so hard---hopefully after you learn the ropes/routine....the day will be a bit shorter for you! Hugs!

corinnesomerville said...

Oh sweetie !! Make sure you take care of yourself and Stef's advice was very wise !!!
Adorable card, kiddo !!!

Dani said...

The first little bit is always so hard at a new job! But you'll do great! And your cuppycard is super cute! Love that you used the sparkly fluff for frosting. :)

Lauren said...

Super cute and so colorful Alex!

Rose Ann said...

Your cupcake card is so adorable, and I love the colors & flowers!! I'm glad to hear you made it through your first day ok..and hope you don't have too many more of those long days!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Adorable card! Now get some rest!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

ah shucks you always work extra hard in the beginning LOL then you find your groove and you have time to sneak a blog or two in during the day! Love your cuppie - he looks really sweet and I love cupcakes so I thought I would eat him but then I noticed that his eyes are closed and I would hate to startle him with my big mouth coming at him so I will let it go for now but soon Mr. Cuppie you will be in my belly!!

Niki Estes said...

Such a cute card, Alex! I love the colors and patterned papers!

Risa said...

I'm glad to hear that you survived Alex...what long hours! Once you are settled in and familiar with everything, you will adjust.
Very pretty card!
hugs
Risa:)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Sounds like this will b e busy for you Alex, but a good busy too. Enjoy your new job, I'm sure it's exciting!

Cute cute cute card! Love the little cupcake scene and the fun papers. :)

Bethany Paull said...

That is a L-O-N-G day! Glad you made it through. Adorable card. I love how you cut out the flowers for the three circles.

Sharon said...

Very cute card! Hang in there with work. It's just the first day and I'm sure it will get better (especially on pay day).

Take care,
Sharon

Angie Tieman said...

Ooooh, this is absolutely adorable!! Hang in there, I hate it when I'm "too tired to stamp"! lol!

Christie said...

Alex,
I'm glad your first day went alright. Sorry you're stuck with such long hours. I hope things calm down for you soon.
I love this card...and the monkey card from yesterday! I can't believe how fast you can pump projects out. You amaze me.

Diane said...

That is brutal indeed! Don't work too hard though,it doesn't pay!!!
Love all the wonderful colors in your card,very pretty Alex!
Take care now!

Marcea said...

oooh this is super sweet - gorgeous card hun
-x-

Natalie said...

What a beautiful card Alex. x

Nikki Bond said...

Wow...you did put in some long hours! I think I would have a hard time adjusting to that too...It's been an unbelivable 12 years since I've worked...holy cow! Time flies...! Fabulous card Alex...loveing the soft springy colors. {SMILES}

Silke said...

Totally cute cupcake card - Alex!!! Perfect take on the Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

kathleenh said...

Cute cuppie card!

Your first day does sound brutal. It reminds me why I don't want to go back to work full-time. I hope it gets better soon!

Emily said...

This is beautiful Alex! Love the summery colors. That image is so cute! Wow, that's a long day! Hope you get some shorter days soon!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, look how sweet and cute this is! Precious! Love those fresh colors. You're darn right, those hours sound brutal! I hope it doesn't continue that way. I know you have a lot of energy, but a girl has limits. Congrats, though, on making it through your first day!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So glad your survived your first day at work hun!! ;) You've done a beautiful job with the sketch and I adore your cupcake!! Take care and get some rest for the first week..you'll need it! ;)

Chris said...

very cute! love all the colors!