August 3, 2009

I FOUND MY MOJO!

Happy Monday all!!! WOW!! This last month has been crazy, but I think I have finally settled into some sort of routine with regards to my new job! I know I have not been around much, but I needed to give myself some time to adjust or else I would have pulled out all my hair!!!! I did get to stamp this weekend, and really enjoyed myself - I remember why I love this hobby soooo much, it really does allow me to relax and have fun!! I decided to play with some of my new in-colors since I am still getting used to them, but I have to say, the more I use them, the more I like them. I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch from last Monday (hey, it was Sunday when I did it *wink*) and love this sketch so I will be putting it in my to use again file, lol! I used my A Little Birdie stamp set and I have to confess, I must have missed this when I went through the retired list because when I went through my stamp closet last night and cleaned it out, I noticed it on there - I am sooooo sad, this is one of my fave sets! So, I am glad I used it one more time before it goes on the sale pile, heehee!! I made this card for a coworker who is turning 60 tomorrow....we are having a party for her in the office so I thought I would make her a card. I also decorated the inside of this one since it was for a special occasion - here is what the inside looks like. I really enjoy decorating the inside of my cards and always wonder why I don't do it more often....it really seems to finish the card for me. I played with some of my new designer paper too, and I am lovin' it!! I am not a huge purple fan, but this paper is absolutely yummy! It's called Cottage Wall and I love the rich, deep colors it has!!! So, I am working today BUT I do have some fun things to show you for the rest of the week AND I have built into my schedule time to do some blog hopping so I will be able to see what you have all been up to as well!! I have really missed you all and I appreciate that you are still stopping by to check on me. Some of you asked me about my DT work - unfortunately, I had to resign from my DT teams because it was not fair to the other gals that I could not meet my obligations each week. So, they have found wonderful replacements and I can now take place in the challenges when I have time! I am trying out for some new teams now - I figure I can work in a few here and there now that I have my life back into some semblance of order, LOL! And, I am hiring a housekeeper - I don't want to clean the house each and every weekend when I am off so that will be one less thing for me to do! Now, off to work - I hope all of you have a WONDERFUL day and I appreciate you all taking the time to stop by - your comments really do MAKE MY DAY!!!
Card Recipe: (all items SU!)
Paper - Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White, Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
Inks - Rich Razzleberry, Black Stazon
Stamps - A Little Birdie, Crazy for Cupcakes
Accessories - Eyelet Border Punch, Bigz Circle Die Cut (Big Shot), Large Scallop Circle Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Jumbo Eyelets, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon

16 comments:

Lisa F said...

Great card! I wish I had a housekeeper! Enjoy your new found stamping time!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oooo a housekeeper! that's the best news yet - LOL. not really. glad to see you've gotten yourself into a routine now and can come back to what you enjoy most - and we're glad you're here too.

fabulous card! those papers are wonderful.

hugs,

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Yeah GF!!! I'm so glad you're here!! I love your fun card with the paper pieced birdie!! :) WOW!! Would that be nice to have a housekeeper...I'm afraid it's just me for now!! :) Big hugs!!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Yay another Alex original!! I miss you! i wanna housekeeper - or should I say I wanna zoo keeper!! It would take one to keep this house in line! LOL

a portland granny said...

I'm thinking I love the new colors, also. Haven't made up an order yet, but hope to have some soon to play with!

Your card is so cute. Its funny, as I was reading your post, I thought to myself, "I'm going to tell her to treat herself to a cleaning lady" and absolutely thrilled for you when you wrote that you have one! You will never regret it--it makes such a huge difference on the week-ends!

Take care...

LindaB said...

I am soooooo happy that you have been able to find "me" time for yourself and the cute projects you do . . . I know that it takes a little time to find that balance between work, family, and housework but it does happen (YEA!) . . . having someone come in to clean house is a blessing (I am so jealous). . . can't wait to see your next card . . . love the colors of this one (what a very lucky co-worker) . . .

Emily said...

This is so cute Alex! I love the colors! The jumbo eyelets with the ribbon look great too! I'm glad you got a chance to stamp! :)

Natalie said...

This is lovely Alex. x

Cindy Haffner said...

Sweet card, so good to see you!

Julie Koerber said...

Hey Alex! I was wondering where you have been. Now this explains it! If you are already making birthday cards for co-workers-- I guess you like your job! Hope all is well! :-)

Cheryl KVD said...

yeah for mojo!!! I knew it wouldn't take long for you to get it back! Love the monochromatic card! Take care!

Christie said...

glad to see that you're crafting! And that you're getting used to your job.

Ila said...

Gorgeous card Alex!!...I love the colors and how you used this Cute stamp set!!...I'm glad things are coming together....and a housekeeper sounds like an excellent idea..allowing you a little time of your own!!...Hugs, Ila

kathleenh said...

This sure is pretty! I'm sure your co-worker will love it!

I'm glad to hear you are starting to find some balance. A housekeeper sounds like a great idea!

Dani said...

A housekeeper! Ack! So jealous! :)
Fabulous card, love the paper and colors!

Andrew said...

I was playing games online however found reading this post more interesting thanks for the share please do keep it going great job....Loving this..

Cheers,


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