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July 20, 2009

The "&" Challenge

So the new job is fabulous. I have been working my butt off the past week stocking and rearranging things in the store, but it is so much fun when I get to help people with there choices and projects. I even signed up for my first ever class. I've always wanted to take one but have never done it. The class is called "Distress to Impress" and it uses the whole line of distressing inks and embossing powders from Tim Holtz. Can't wait to go so I can post my project on here!

This week the challenge over at Whimsical Scraps and Bugs was to use the "&" cut from any Cricut cartridge. 2 sayings immediately popped into my head, "Me & You" and "Hugs & Kisses." Since I have been on a black and pink kick I went with "Hugs & Kisses" and came up with this cute card. The card was cut from Wild Card and the letters are from Lyrical Letters. The flocked paper is MAMBI and the lips are an acrylic accent.
I did miss out on the Sugar Sweet Paper Treats challenge this time, which was "Splish Splash." It was kind of last minute and I didn't get a chance to do it with everything going on. But hopefully I will be back in the swing of things this week and have lots more to post for you. Happy scrapping!

July 14, 2009

My First Day!

So I finally found a new job that I think I am going to be very happy with. Today was my first day working at my local scrapbook store! Scrapper's Edge! You can check out the stores blog here http://blog.scrappersedge.net/ Even for a first day I was fairly busy. I put together a huge shadow box tribute for a local law enforcement officer, tried to familiarize myself with the store layout and inventory and helped out with a couple of printing jobs (the store also does printing and copying services). The shadow box was a little bit of a challenge since there were multiple badges, pins, patches and pictures, as well as a pen and set of handcuffs. I was pretty happy with the results and my new boss seemed to be as well. Tomorrow I will be learning more of the retail aspects which should come pretty easy since there is rarely huge differences in retail stores. I think this will be a job I can be happy with for quite a while!

July 6, 2009

Whimsical Scraps & Bugs Animal Challenge

So the challenge for the Whimsical Scraps & Bugs DT this time was to use an animal cut from any of the Cricut cartridges. This worked out great for me as my husband had been bugging me to finish up a shadow box for his dad that I had been working on. The mountains and trees were cut from Camp Out, the bear and deer were from Animal Kingdom and the name is from Stone Script. I inked the mountains and used markers on the trees and the lake to give them dimension. Then I used 3D foam dots to mount the picture mats so they stood out a little. My husband is pretty happy with it so hopefully his dad will be too!