Wednesday, September 14, 2011

One-Layer Wednesday #64

Today started out with an email saying that my electrical bill was available for payment. I was holding my breath for a little bit as I logged in. Whoa, what? My bill dropped $40 from last month?? That's freakin' awesome. That might be because the air conditioner hasn't been going on as much. I dunno. Whatever the cause, it needs to keep happening!

At the office:
Today I donated a few bucks to Miracle Jeans Day and was able to wear jeans to the office. A local children's hospital will benefit from this effort and I didn't have to take too much time to think about what I was going to wear today, so everybody wins.

When I got to the office, I experience a vaguely familiar sound. Hmm, I wonder what that could be. Oh yeah. That's the sound of silence. All the staff from the main building were instructed to return to work in their normal work spaces prior to the Flood that happened last week. While I enjoyed having people over in my normally quiet building, I'm glad that we're getting to some sense of normalcy.

On a more serious note, it's performance planning time and for the first time, I really have to do some thinking about what I need and should be working on in order to advance professionally. I've done the writing, project management, public speaking classes...but where do I go from here? This is my first real job. I'm coming up on my 3 year mark...I have never been at an organization this long! I'm hoping that my boss and I can really sit down and have a conversation about all this serious stuff in the next couple of weeks.

Wow, that's deep.

Ok, let's go play with ink and paper and stamps.

Card: This week's One-Layer Wednesday challenge (#64) focused on coloring images. I am more likely to paper-piece images to give them color, rather than use markers or colored pencils. This was a great opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and use some American Crafts stamp markers I bought weeks ago. I used the StazOn ink for the pinwheels because I didn't want the markers to bleed. I think I got a little butterfly happy, oops.

RJ: Mom had me bring a down comforter to the house. Not sure why since it's not getting cold anytime soon. I left it by the front door when I came home and of course, the furry opportunist found it to be very comfortable and nap-worthy.
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Blackbird, Warm Violet. StazOn in Jet Black.
Stamp: K.I. Memories- Garden (grass), K&Company- AB Lotus Floral Stamps (butterfly), Studio G (sentiment)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Other: American Crafts Stamp Marker in Black, Royal Blue, Violet, Navy

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”― Neale Donald Walsch. Reference by Stacy London last night on What Not to Wear. It's my new favorite quote. :)


Jen W. said...

Poor RJ is still wearing his e-collar? When does he get to ditch it?

Mynnette said...

Adorable card!!!

Donelda said...

cute card, poor kitty with his cone of shame!

Colleen said...

Great olw card. Love the kitty . . .

Susan Raihala said...

LOVE your card. It's so happy and well-designed! Poor kitty in the cone of shame. Our doggie will be back in one in October, and it really is just a sad, sad sight!

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