Monday, February 1, 2010

Smitten, Vintage Flourish

Hey everyone! I know it's been a little quiet here on the blog front, but things are about to really get rolling! First of all I got a job!! WEEEoooo! For those of you that don't know, I've been unemployed since last summer when the company I was working for shut it's doors and left me with no job to return to. I was on maternity leave until September, and so I had a little time. I applied for a few jobs but it wasn't looking too optimistic, so I decided that I would stay home with my kids instead, and start a dayhome. This way I could have a little bit of income while being able to spend time with my kids. However, I ended up with only one child coming, and the agency couldn't place any more with me due to age limits, and my son was not happy at all that he didn't have a child his own age to play with, and he made it hellish for me every single day. SO I started applying for jobs again in December, and I got a wicked awesome job offer this month (after more interviews than I even care to count!!) and I took it. The kicker is that I will be making more money than I was at my last job, and even after I pay the day home for my child care, I'll still bring home more than I was making doing the dayhome myself. This week is house clean up week, the girl I was watching has found a new dayhome, and I start my new job on monday. I feel invigorated and energetic, and so happy that things are starting to look up. This will be a positive change for my whole family. Second thing, I am guest CT for Ptitesouris this month and next month, and am so excited!! Her designs are different from what I get to play with normally, so I hope I don't disappoint!! I don't have layouts ready yet, but as soon as there is a kit to post, I'll show you all! And if you're not familiar with her designs, definitely check out her blog, as she is fantastic!!

Scrap That Idea is also re-vamping their store, and will be having a grand re-opening in a few days, so stay tuned for that!! It's going to be fantastic and the girls have some new kits that will knock your socks off!
Also, Kathy Winters has changed stores and is now selling her kits in two (that's right count 'em - two stores!!) She is now calling Enchanted Studio Scraps and Scrappity Doo Dah her homes, and you can check out all her designs at either store. Her new kit Smitten is out today, here is the full preview (I think it may be one of her best kits yet!!):
My layouts, both of these were done using templates by Crystal Livesay:
And last, but definitely not least, Dream Big has a new kit out this week as well, called Vintage Flourish, and it is so beautiful!! I just love the alpha, and the little splash of green in there is to die for. So great, you can find this kit here.

This layout I did using a template by Janet Phillips.Cheri at Dream Big is also having a CT call, she's starting her CT fresh, so if you're interested, make sure to visit her blog for all the details. She's great to work with and as you can see is very talented! So that's it for today, thanks for hanging around for this ginormous post! Have a great day, then go scrap it!!


Vicki said...

Congrats on the new job Rose! And great layouts!

Maurine Stettler said...

I am so happy to hear about your job! I've been thinking about you recently and hoping something good would come your way -- glad to know it has. Best of luck and happy days ahead!

Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!