Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I'm Moving On...

I am LOVING these "Me" pages I've been doing.  And I am so very HONORED to be on All About Me's Design Team inspiring others to remember that scrapping about yourself is important.

YOU are the one scrapping and passion on the memories and stories to others.  The story is in YOUR words and EXPRESSION through the art we call scrapbooking.  But to tell THE WHOLE story, someone needs to understand the person behind the creations.

I created the title by using a gel pen to handwrite it.  I layered some FUN Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Stickles by Ranger to give it a clear, icy look.

I've been reminding myself to USE MY I used some swirly stamps to fancy up the title and went back in with my white gel pen to jazz the swirlies up!

I also played with my liquid pearls by Ranger.

The challenge is to use this quote as inspiration for your layout:
"Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go."

I wrote about my experiences in my early Nursing career.  It WAS ROUGH, to say the least.  Here's the story in the journaling:

"Fresh out of Nursing School, I was doing what I'd dreamed I'd do.  It was SUCH a difficult start for much so that others made me doubt myself and my purpose in life.  They put me down and became obstacles rather than supports.  And I didn't know enough then to be angry and fight for myself.  When I realized that I HATED to get up and go to work & counted down the hours till it was over, I knew I had to make a change.  In a career which eats it's young alive, I REFUSE!  I'd rather build someone up, than tear them down!"

I ended up quitting my job working on the Cardiothoracic Surgical floor and working for a different employer with a different philosophy.  I should have known when I found out the place I used to work was nicknamed "The Hellhole" by nurses around Washington State.  Ugh.

I may go back one day, because it really was an exciting place to be and something I'd like to try again now that I have MORE years and more FIGHT in me!

Oh!  And I used some embelly goodies in my creation!

Here's a SPOTLIGHT on Handmade Goodies!!!!

Have you guys seen London's Etsy shop called Such Sweet Tierney?  I think I stumbled across it when she had her DT call and BOY WAS I HAPPY I found this place!  She makes the coolest high quality handmade chipboard epoxy buttons (and some other cool stuff)!  And I LOVE that she is a Washingtonian just like me!

I got a BUNCH of em!  Like these BEAUTIFUL BABIES!


Shipping was quick and everything was packaged so beautifully and professionally!  WOW!

And her blog is TOO COOL!

So check this lady out...she's uber cool!
Oh!  And you'll catch the TALENTED Pearl there on the DT...she's so awesome!

Hope you enjoyed the fun eye candy!

Play at AAM with me!!!!!  There's a prize...but I don't know what it is...maybe it's up now...hmmmm....but the layout you create is prize enough...right????

Okay, so I'll share a couple photos from last night (My bday dinner at Mom's).

Me and my babies...and my cold sore!  Yuck!  Since LAST WEEK I've been slathering ointment and moisturizer on my "new friend" enemy!  Not looking too horrible a week out, right?  (Yes...PLEASE LIE TO ME!)

We had Pancit Palabok...hmmmm...not quite sure how to explain this Filipino Dish: noodles and chicken and egg..that's the best explaining I can do.  And chocolate cake!  Yumm!

Can you guess how old?