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Monday, January 11, 2010

My First {ippity} Hop and a New Job

So, for a long time I have visited and enjoyed all of the blogs that participate in the Unity Blog Hop. Although I have TONS of Unity Stamps, I've never participated myself. I decided to join in to the {ippity} hop since I am now officially an {ippity} chick! (I just love that name :)
The challenge this week was to use buttons on your card. I made a very simple card since I'm a little crazy this week. I am starting back to work in the Health Benefits field after a 7 month break. During the "break" my sister and I bought the Scrapbook Cafe, our local scrapbook store that was about to close, so I have been really busy with that. But since I was offered a job with a pension and benefits in the same career field I was previously in, I couldn't turn it down. My sister is going to pick up the slack at the shop and I will be there as much as I can.
I am trying to stay positive about this new chapter in my life, but I have to say I am not overly excited about it. Considering, the economy I have to realize I am so lucky to have this opportunity so I am keeping my chin up!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the {ippity} hop and thanks for stopping by!



Supplies used: Ippity Straight From the Heart stamp set, Memory Box papers, Memento ink, Prima and Making Memories flowers, MME button.

xx, Nora Anne

22 comments:

Allison said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a fun challenge. Beautiful card. :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

This is just perfect!! Love the soft colors and how you split the sentiment!

Kelly Landers said...

NoraAnne, this is wonderful! I just love what you did using the sentiment. I wish you luck as you had back to your career. I know it is going to be a challnege, but you seem to have a great attitude! That is really cool that you bought a LSS. How neat!

Eva said...

COngrats on the new job. Sometimes we have to things we don't like, but I hope you find some joy in it and the benefits will be great! I LOVE your card, it's gorgeous...so glad you joined us today for the hop!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This card is great! Love this card!! Congrats on your new job/store! I wish I lived near you--I would love to come see it:) TFS!

Stephanie said...

Congrats on your new job! Your card is absolutely stunning!

Jen said...

Love the soft flowers on your card...fabulous creation! Congrats on your job...it's hard to pass up those benefits, but I'm sure you'll still have fun at your shop with your sister!

Angie Blom said...

this is stunning. love this card.

Elisabeth said...

What a beautiful card, love the softness!

Maria Gurnsey said...

this is so soft and pretty. I love the layout :)

Rona said...

beautiful card!! I hope you are very successful with the store and if you don't love your job you can count on that for income instead of the real job!! LOL I had a store for 81/2 years now I have the real job - but I do love it so it's all good.

Just Me said...

Your card is very pretty.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

I know a new job is always stressful, and you're right - it will leave you tired and wishing you didn't have to. However, you have a greater chance to share your talent and your passion! Kudos to you!!
~ky

Gwen said...

This is more than a card, it is a work of art! Beautiful!!

jmahugger said...

Gorgeous Card~~I wish you success in your LSS your opening!! Health care job is a good field with the economy like it is!!

Hope you have peace & joy in your new jobs!!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Beautiful card! Good luck for the future! Sounds very promising... new job and craft store! Cool!

Lisa H. said...

wow! this is gorgeous! your work is lovely, hope you'll continue to join us!

Eryn Hagen said...

oh my GOODNESS! I absolutely LOVE this card...BEAUTIFUL! So happy you were able to join us!

Andrea said...

so soft and pretty!

Robynccgirl said...

Beautiful card and congrats on your new job!

Jen Martakis said...

NoraAnne, I had no idea you bought a LSS! That is so awesome! How fun!

I'm sorry that you're not exactly thrilled about your new job. It sounds pretty bittersweet. ;)

LOVE your card. :)

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Beautiful card! I love the softness. And Congratulation on the DT.