July 19, 2010

Courage is the Key

Hello everyone!  I managed to get a couple of cards done this weekend and both of them are for the current Kitchen Sink Sketch Challenge.  I have even a couple more ideas for this sketch that's how inspiring I found it.

Anyhow, the card I'll share with you today kind of ties in with the courage I'm having to find in myself as I enter the work force again after 7 years!  Today I had my second day at my bookkeeping job and man I feel so overwhelmed with all the things I'm worried I'll forget.  Tomorrow I start my regular 9 to 3 job as an Accounts Receivable clerk and and I'm on pins and needles waiting to meet my new co-workers. I'm anxious to know how well I'll jive and how long it will take me to get in the swing of things again.  If there's one thing I can say I'm not afraid of learning and I'm determined enough to do it right.  

The sentiment of this card I had to make myself and the line actually came from a Barbie song on my daughter's ipod.  It's funny where we tend to find our inspiration isn't it?  It holds so true though, without courage we fail to see the possibilities in life.  I know I should have used the printer to make the sentiment instead of using a combo of stamps and freehand but I didn't want to fiddle around with the layout (plus I did the ribbon ruffles first and couldn't exactly run it through the printer.)

Well I hope you have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stopping by.  Today I'm grateful for my family's health and strength during stressful times.  What are you grateful for?


Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Black, Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Nesties Labels 1, Black Gingham ribbon, Black grossgrain ribbon
Stamps: Key to My Heart (PCD), Fanciful swirls font (Hero Arts)


  1. Beautiful! Great sentiment as usual. You do such a great job and I know that tomorrow you'll do great, good luck!

  2. Great card, Laurel!! Just love the keys and the sentiment is fabulous!! A great reminder to all of us :D

    I'm sure you'll do just fine at work. Employers love people who want to learn, work hard and have a great attitude so you're covered :) The basics of AR have not changed, maybe just the computer programs that are used to input things. Praying that you have a great staff to work with and will feel welcomed and competent in your abilities and job (((hugs)))!!

  3. Good luck with your new job, Laural-Lee. They're lucky to have you! Love the card with the hand-made sentiment! The ruffles are gorgeous!

  4. love the sentiment and how the ribbon and panel look like a key as well!! good luck at the new job...it's always a nervous time...but you'll be great :) Where are the kids?

  5. Wow! Great take on the sketch!
    Love the ruffled ribbon!!! :)

  6. LOVE this, Laural! The colors, the sentiment, the ribbons...just fabulous!

  7. I can't believe you did this freehand...awesome job - I thought it was printed!

    You're going to be just fine - I have complete faith in you and your incredible abilities!!

  8. Great way to make our own patterned paper! The teal and black is such a rich color combination, so deserving of the sentiment. I hope your day just went fabulous today!

  9. Gorgeous friend! Thanks for playing along with EBTKS!

  10. So pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)
    Hope your job is going good! :)