Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Cat is out of the Bag!

Well, I finally told my mom my "secret," so I guess I can share with you all now too! I'm taking a leave of absence from my teaching job next year so that I can continue staying home with the baby! I am pretty excited that I won't be missing all his milestones in the next 14 months, at least! It is going to be a financial stre-e-e-e-e-e-tch for us, and I have to find some way to make a little bit of moolah, but I have faith that things will work out! Meanwhile, I won't be paying someone else to watch him while I am at a job! I wouldn't have been focused, and it wouldn't have been fair to the students or adults I'd be working with if I wasn't focused. I'm so excited! Yay!!!!

On to stamping stuff... I stamped a couple of cards this morning for my dh. Well the first one he rejected, because he wanted something brighter and more "friendshippy." That should be a word, don't you think? :-) So here's the reject:


And here's the one he loved. It is for a friend and co-worker who is leaving to take another job. He's going to miss her. She's pretty cool!

Strangely, I used all Bold Brights again, which makes me so uncomfortable for some reason, but I had to with this stamp!!! I love the matching "stamp" stamp on the envy!

We had torrential downpours here starting last night at about 7, and going pretty much all night and through the day today. At one point in the middle of the night there was thunder and lightning so close to us it shook the house! I miss the sunshine!

Happy Stamping, Peeps!


CARD RECIPE #1
Stamps: Filigree Fantasy (Verve)
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Wasabi ribbon, dimensionals

CARD RECIPE #
Stamps: Spring in the Mail (Unity) and Sentiments O'Simple (Unity)
Cardstock: Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Only Orange
Ink: Real Red, Various markers
Accessories: punch, bling, dimensionals

4 comments:

Jim C. Hines said...

::Grin:: I'm glad you're going to be able to take more time with him!

Jessica said...

That's awesome, that you get to stay home with the baby for another year. How great! I love the cards that you made, very pretty!

cheryl said...

I love bright colors, but I really love the card your DH didn't like. It's so classy.

Lisa H. said...

both are beautiful cards! I'd hardly call the first one a reject, it is just lovely. I do love the bright cheery colors of the second card. great job. and Congrats on your decision. I'm sure it was hard,but you'll love the rewards of staying home with your little guy.