Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My First Project to be Posted!!!

Well, here it goes... I am uploading my very first project which is going to be entered in K Andrew Designs "Simply Sunday Challenge: Banners and Pennants Awesome Giveaways!!!".  This is a week for firsts for me - creating a blog and entering a paper crafting challenge.  I have always been a "lurker" and have decided to step out and participate more.  Check out K's blog here.  She is awesome.  She is such an awesome Woman of God.  She has made a few posts in the past few weeks that really hit home for me and what I was (and still am) dealing with.  So, with that being said, here is my entry for the Banner/Pennant Challenge.
My Title Page with Banners for my next Scrapbook
Up Close view of the Banner
  • I used the new Cricut Imagine Baby Boutique for the Banners and the center frame. The frame is cut in all one piece, I did not break it into layers, but the Monogram is separate.  I just Luhve this cart.
  • The letters were cut with Lyrical Letters
  • My paper is Bazzill cardstock.
I'm still contemplating playing with my blog template some more when I get some extra time.  I'm just not 100% satisfied with it and think I can create something that goes with what I'm wanting.  Right now, I am hot and heavy on a job search.  I was told the company I am working for is going to end my contract at the end of July instead of the end of the year.  I saw it coming, and have been looking for a while, but now I really need to find something before my contract ends, so I don't have to file for unemployment.  The Austin job market still isn't all that great and there are still more people unemployed than employed.  I'm putting all of my trust and faith in God for this one.  He knows where I need to be and will provide for me and my family.  The uncertainty of not knowing "will I or won't I find a job before July" is somewhat stressful.  I have lived through 2 layoffs in the past 4 years, so I can get through this as well.

Thanks for looking. :-)


Amy said...

Hello, Kim!! Welcome to the blogging community!! I am tickled to get to say that I'm your first follower!! :) I was also ecstatic to read that you are from Austin TX (MY HOME TOWN)!! I've been displaced to PA, but once a Texan, always a Texan!! :) Anywho...

This is an amazing intro page -- I LOVE the design of that banner!! It is so regal and the font is perfect for it!! I so look forward to seeing what you create next... Hugs and prayers to you as you continue in your job search!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew this week!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
Getting Cricky DTM

JulieK said...

What a wonderful first project to post! Welcome to the Blogging World! Thanks for playing along with Getting Cricky- can't wait to see what you do next!

JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

Crafting Misfit said...

Welcome to the blogging world. It is another of my addictions now :) I have only been blogging since about January and I can't get enough. There are so many fun things to do.

I love your banner. What a great way to start out a title page then with that banner! Nice work. Thanks for sharing!

Getting Cricky DTM
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"

K Andrew said...

Hi Kim,
First of all I will be praying; and God never allows something to close without an opening. I'm excited for you because usually a big change like this means something wonderful is going to happen.
I am praying for you and if you need an ear, I'm here!
You are a VERY lucky girl to have this cartridge--I have been wanting this one SO bad!
Thanks for playing along with us in my Simply Sunday Challenge!

Big Cricky Hugs,
K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

Kathy said...

First of all great first project, you did a wonderful job. Good Luck!
Second - my husband went thru a lay off the day before Thanksgiving and we found out on the news. But things worked out. Hang in there.
Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

felkatz said...

wowo a first of first!! you did an awesome job!! So glad you played along with us at Getting Cricky... Kristal is AMAZING!!! SHe really does have write some post that just happens to hit home.

Kathy--Getting Cricky DTM

Brenda said...

This is a wonderful project. I love the letters in your banner. Very nicely done.
Welcome to the blogging world, be careful, you will be hooked soon.
I am now following you also.
Thanks for joining us on Simply Sundays at Getting Cricky.
Brenda DTM-coordinator

Charlotte said...

Kim, I am so glad you chose to join the challenge here at Getting Cricky. We are so glad to have you be a part of this challenge. Well you have a wonderful project here with a great banner. I just love the vibrant blue you used on it. Super!!!
Getting Cricky Guest Designer

scrapperbecka said...

Hi Kim
Love your banner, I don't have the BAby bounqet cart yet but it looks awesome. You did a great job! I am your newest follower and I love your blog design. Can't wait to see more
Rebecca M- Getting Cricky DTM

Squirlygirl said...

Hi Kim, Welcome to the blogging community and choosing Getting Cricky as your first adventure! Your blog looks great and your project is wonderful! Keep up the good work and I hope that your job pursuit goes well! I can't wait to see what you make next :)
Becky www.gettingcricky.blogspot.com
Getting Cricky DTM

Scrappymama Elaine said...

I'm so glad you decided to make this challenge your first to enter. I love your project, it is so classy!
Thanks for playing along with the Getting Cricky challenge.

Elaine- Getting Cricky DT