Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Anniversary- Saleabrate!!

Well, hello there! I am so glad you popped in for a visit today!  Things have been quite uneventful this week, which is perfect for spring break!  I even managed to get a few scrapbooking pages finished using MDS!!  But today is not about my current projects. Nope, today is all about my wonderful ability to procrastinate and then realize that I goofed again...   In February, my stamp club made a card using the beautiful paper that was available for free during Saleabration...key word being WAS available...as in 'not available now that I'm getting around to posting this'... Sheesh! Have I mentioned lately how crazy things have been for me lately?!

So, today I am sharing the card we made at club that features the lovely, but no longer available, Sycamore Street DSP!  It also has a very pretty ribbon that was also a free item during  SAB... not that this helps you if you don't already have it...

I borrowed this layout from someone, but unfortunately, I do not remember who...  I decided to use the postage stamp punch to make the fish tails on my banners, and really like the interesting edge!

If you are a follower and frequently read my posts, you know that I have been alluding to a very crazy few months.  You also know that my Mom has not been feeling the best and that I also recently relocated my classroom to a new building.  It was during this time of major stress that I realized that I needed to make some drastic changes to my life because I was becoming more unhappy with each passing day.  So I made the HUGE decision to make this my last year of teaching at the preschool.  I have turned in my notice and will officially be unemployed as of May 17th.  While the initial thought of this scared me to no end, I must admit that in the past week I have found an inner peace that has not been present for me in a very long time.  No, I don't know where I will be working next, or even what I will be doing, but I also know that God has a plan for me and He is guiding my steps.  In the meantime, I will be crafting my little heart out and spending some much needed time with my family.  I'm also letting those rusty wheels in my head spin and I have some really fun ideas floating around up there.  Before I finish this post, I want to share something I found on Pinterest...

become who (s)he'd always been.

I hope you allow yourself the same! Happy crafting!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-pool party, whisper white, tangerine tango, Sycamore Street DSP, Ink-island indigo, Stamp Set-teeny tiny wishes, Accessories-Sycamore Street ribbon/button set, oval punch, scallop oval punch, postage stamp punch


  1. What a great card with the patterned paper and the textures. Congrats on your decision, I truly believe in following the path that He has presented. I am sure you will have many creative projects to show us.

  2. Margaret, a very good friend of mine once told me.....when God closes a door, he opens up a window!! I know you'll find whatever you want to do after May and know how much you'll be missed there too.

    Love this beautiful card and the design. LOVELY DP!


  3. Oh yes, great layout for that DSP. Also, good luck on your future endeavors... You know you've made the right decision when you feel better when it's made. I cannot wait to see your creations once you have more freedom! May is not far away! TFS, take care.

  4. Well that post just gave me goosebumps!!! I think it's my skin's way of smiling..LOL. I feel redundant in saying that I'm so very happy for you and am anxious to see what the cogs in the brain produce for your crafty outlet. :)
    Hugs to you my friend and I love your card!!

  5. Congratulations on making this huge decision and starting a new chapter in your life !

    I like the use of the postage stamp punch on the tails, very creative.

  6. This is great, I love the banners!!


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