Sunday, August 19, 2012

First Day of School

Hi all! Things have been really crazy busy, but crazy in a GOOD way.  You may have noticed that I've only been posting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays lately for my challenge groups....well, that's because I just started a new job working OUTSIDE the home.  For the last ten years, I've been a transcriptionist working from home as well as raising my youngest daughter.  Times are changing though and the company I transcribe for is going to "electronic charting," which means that they don't need my services as much as they used to and my hours have been cut WAYYYYY back. I've been feeling bored at home for a while now anyway, so I made the decision to start looking for a job in addition to transcribing reports. I was lucky enough to find one right away working in a family medical office as a receptionist/registrar...you know, the girl at the desk who takes your insurance card and your co-pay or the girl who sets up your next follow-up appointment and gives you a receipt before you leave?....yep, that's my new job.  I just started this past Monday and so far I REALLY like it.  The people are nice, I like the medical office setting, I get to interact with patients....and....I get to wear scrubs!!....yes, that part makes me especially happy!  :)  :)  So anyway, if my posts seem sporadic again, that is why. I'm sure I'll pick up on posting more....I just need to give myself a few weeks to get used to going TO a job again.  :)

So anyway.....you didn't come here to listen to a bunch of rambling. You came to see a card, right?  Okay, here's one I made for Kara's new teacher using an a la modes girl that I bought from MFT (my very first a la modes girl)....this one is called An Apple for Teacher.


Papers are by My Mind's Eye (Sweetest Thing--Honey) and the layout is this week's Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch.  the tab, scalloped border, flower, and leaves are all MFT Die-namics.  Oh, and I also added some Stickles to the image (the apple leaf, her belt, shirt cuff, earrings, and hair band.

Copics used: 0, R20, R22, R24, R27, C1, C3, RV21, RV23, E00, E11, E13, Y21, Y32, YR24, E33, YG11, YG13, YG17

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back on Tuesday with the new Friends of Flourishes challenge.

21 comments:

Becky said...

Well congratulations on your new job :).. And your card is so sweet. Love the design paper.

Carol L said...

WTG on your new job, and I hope you'll be happy there for as long as you need to work!
Your card is super cute, and I love those pretty papers!
Have a great week working girl :)

Betty Wright said...

Denise, congrats on the OUTSIDE OF THE HOME JOB! WooHoo! You will be a car rider....as they say in school! I, too, am bored and with Erica starting college I need a full time job. Looking for teaching. Hard right now with all the cut backs! Anyway, happy for you! Sounds like it should be somewhat less stress than the last job.

Your card is adorable! Love the patterns and the shining red apple!

Bonnie said...

Oh she is a sweetie!!! Congratulations on your new job!! I can't even imagine going out to work now.....although hubby threatens me with being a WalMart greeter lol!!

Marlena M. said...

Congrats on your new job~I love your sweet card!

Ann Schach said...

I LOVE your card,Denise! The mix of patterns is perfect. And I LOVE your rambling! Congrats on your new job!

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats on your new job, Denise...They are lucky to have such a wonderful person taking care of their front desk!!! I don't know about being excited about wearing scrubs, though...after wearing them for 29 years, I would love to wear pretty clother to work....ai yi yi...I am never satisfied...LOL!!!! Your card is sooo cute and perfect for a teacher...she is going to love this!!!! Your coloring on that sweet girl image is fabulous!!!!

JD said...

Adorable card! Congratulations on your new job!

Shannon White said...

Darling Card Miss Denise! Love the Sweet image and Pretty combo of dp's too! Wowie! I know your Daughters teacher will Love this for sure! 8-) And a big congrats on your New Job! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card Denise and good luck in your new job.
luv
Debby

Amy Johnson said...

Very pretty card. I like the papers. I'm glad you like your new job, though I'm surprised your happy about wearing scrubs. Although I'm sure they are very comfortable, I always thought they were so ugly to wear and was glad myself I didn't have a job where I had to wear them. But then, I have to wear an ugly hunter green shirt and khaki pants at my job! Ugh! I need a job where I can dress more fashionably. Perhaps a high end clothing store?

Heather Jensen said...

This is so sweet. I am sure her teacher will love this.

Congrats on your new job. I work about 35 hours a week and try to post as often as I can. I am sure you will find some crafty time too. :)

Hugs~

Elizabeth Allan said...

Congratulations on your new job Denise! Your warm smile and personality are going to uplift all the patients who come in the door!

Your card is an A+

Carolyn King said...

Congrats on your new job. I bet you love wearing the scubs---so comfy and nice to know what you have to wear each day! Love that adorable card!!!

marilynwillauer said...

WOW haven't been on your site in a few weeks, shame on me!! Love the new look and Congrats on the new job, I love the front desk gals at my clinic because they are always the nicest!!!
Adorable card, I should make those for my co-workers!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Denise. sweet image and pretty papers. The paper flower is lovely. Good luck with the job... glad to hear you like it and it's working out so far!

Susan (rainy) said...

How wonderful! I absolutely adore all the different patterned papers.. even the leaves! And such a darling image. LOVE!

maryr917 said...

this is such a cute card Denise-love how you colored your ala mode girl-congrats on your new job-and I like the new look on the blog

Dawn Easton said...

I know how much you are enjoying your job....that's great!!! Love this card! I've only used this ALM a couple of times. The apple scares me....colouring it that is....hehe! You rocked it!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Whohoo... Congrats on the new job. The scrubs line made me giggle. My sister could of gotten you a few if you wanted them. ha!
Darling card, I am sure the teacher loved it.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I love to read your ramblings, Denise! Hope you continue to find your new job is wonderful! Good on you for facing the challenge of job hunting! The card is FAB! Love the sweet image & the great colours! Hugs xxx