Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Red Velvet Art and Some News!

This print by Elsie Flanagan says it all!!!!!
So much so that I HAD to order it in celebration of my "new life"! Some of you know I took a layoff from my insurance job last month after almost 10 years due to the office relocating. I wasn't upset about it, it seemed like the right time in my life for a change. I didn't know how many changes would be going on until a week ago when I walked into my local scrapbook store, the Scrapbook Cafe, to say goodbye to the owner who is moving to England.
We got to talking and when I told her I wasn't working the wheels started turning for both of us! I left there 2 hours later and went straight to my sister's to discuss my "dream" with her. We were in the car within an hour and back there to talk to Angela. That was last Monday. Today I was there organizing the store and moving things around and if things go as planned, I will be a partner in this store very soon.
I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING!!!!! Never in a million years did I think I would be doing something that I love so much and have a true passion for as "work", as my JOB! I should know for sure in the next few weeks, but was too excited not to share!
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my news...I couldn't be happier right now :) Keep your fingers crossed!
xx, Nora Anne
***Edited to say, I hope Elsie doesn't mind me sharing her print here. I was too excited to think of that when I wrote this!***


Natália said...

I like red velvet art.

Jen D. said...

How exciting Nora Ann!!! I got my email this morning and couldn't believe it. I was just at the store on Friday picking up all my projects (minus the 2 that have gone missing :() Can't wait to hear what you have planned for the store. Let me know if you need anything.

Allie said...

Thanks for stopping by! :) You SHOULD come back to MS. We miss you. Sounds like exciting stuff for you! How fun! Good luck. I just figured out Elsie lives where I grew up. Crazy stuff. Love her.

juniejo said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH this is just the BEST EVER news for you my friend !!!! I am so sorry I didnt comment earlier but I have been having problems getting into your blog and leaving comments !!! I am just so HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY to hear your news !!! I am also a bit jealous I wish I could work in a craft shop !!!! I wish you nothing but success !!! YOU GO GIRL

Heather "Hev" said...

Congratulations and all the best for the future :)

Have a lovely day :)

Emma said...

Woo hoo fantastic news, I sure hope all goes well. They say everything happens for a reason and maybe this is why you lost your job. I was made reduandant last november and now have my own shop too...not a craft one but a sandwich one. Makes a huge difference when you are doing all the work for yourself.
Wishing you all the luck.
Emma x

The Queen of Clearance said...

wow! I am just stopping by and when i read this entry I got to happy for you! Congrats, that is so exciting and I hope it all works out!

~wenhether~ said...

Hey Nora! Really enjoyed meeting you at the store last week! It's about time! :)

Soo excited that the store isnt going anywhere. Cant wait to scrap again with you all.

PS...I am a HUGE Red Velvet fan!!! I really miss their kits!!

Debbie said...

What exciting news Nora Ann!! I am soo happy for you and I wish you every success in your ne business venture! Debbie x

Mika said...

That is exciting news for you a fresh start! Mika (