Monday, October 18, 2010

From Hopeless to Hopeful

Bountful Harvest_Oct 2010

My cryptic title has nothing to do with my card. I will attempt to explain later.

The card is my take on Mojo Monday 160 – last week’s sketch. The paper-pieced pumpkins are from Verve’s new Bountiful Harvest set, which was part of its latest release … that is sitting on my desk waiting for me to get back in a stamping mode. Cute pumpkins, huh? They will be even cuter after I add some yellow Stickles to those stars.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Sunset cardstock; Olivia and Veranda paper packets; Black, Bamboo, and Cocoa ink pads; Sunny Yellow and Brown Bag markers; Clear acrylic disks from Michael’s; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Hole punch; Fiskars Apron Lace border punch; Liquid Glass (used as adhesive) Sponge dauber; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Labels 8 set.

A Slice of Life: I have been kind of hopeless lately but am hopeful I will pull it together one of these days. I took the little boys to visit Great-grandma on Friday evening and spent a good part of the day with Mom on Saturday – first having lunch and then bumming around downtown. The beet harvest was wrapped up on Saturday, too, with husband arriving home early in the evening. Yesterday, I just kind of aimlessly lolled around. My attempt at stamping was a bit of a disaster. My white pigment ink pad and I were not friends yesterday, although I didn’t manage to ruin my rather nice card until after I’d finished it. Frustration yesterday. Sort of funny today.

Today was an OK workday. Someone interviewed for my position this morning, and I am hopeful she will be the right candidate. I am very anxious to move on and in the interim am feeling like I am just going through the motions. A new job with a new routine (albeit a bit strange) will give me the new outlook I need. Crazy as those new hours will be, I won’t be working once I come to life on Saturdays or on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, or during the day on Wednesdays. Woo hoo!

Tonight, I am going to visit my blogging buddies and then try to figure out my three-year-old, too-high-tech-for-this-granny label maker. It doesn’t help that the print in the instruction manual is microscopic. Am I headed for an evening of frustration? Maybe. If nothing else, I can print small and don’t really care how my stamps are labeled – just that they are. LOL.

I hope life is treating you well and that today was the start of what will be a good week. Take care, friends, and thanks for stopping by.


Laurel said...

Cute card, I love the pumpkins!

Deborah Young said...

Sounds like you will be going through some big changes, friend. I hope the replacement works out (although surely you are irreplaceable!). Waiting to get my mojo back....

Sylvia said...

Cute card, I like how the ribbon matches the polka dot paper.

Sharli said...

Love this card Kathi - those pumpkins are calling to me. If only I didn't own about a thousand pumpkin stamps already (!) - they're a lot like flowers, if you know what I mean?

I hope you get to start your new position soon - in the meanwhile, try a deep breath, let go of what you cannot control, and relax. You'll get through it.


Alanna said...

What a wonderful card Kathi. I love those pumpkins.

Hopefully, you will be able to start your new job soon and move on.

Have a great day today!

Carolyn Christie said...

Beautiful card!! I too can't wait to hear more about your new job!! Hang in there.

He Makes ALL Things Beautiful in His Time! :)
Hugs my friend!!

Sparkle said...

What a darling card! I love the polka dots!