Monday, November 9, 2009

Decisions and Sympathy

Good morning!

I've been in a slump lately, feeling under the weather for more than a week.  Not sure what brought it on, but both myself and Seth have been feeling worse, then better, then worse, and so on.  Anyway, so I haven't been stamping much.  I'm feeling a bit better today, plus I got some new goodies this morning from Stampin' Up!

I didn't want this to be a personal blog, but I was so excited that I had to share... so many of you who know me, know that I've been having trouble figuring out what graduate program I want to go for.  Well, after researching what's here at the University of Tennessee, where Seth is studying for his Chemistry Ph.D., I've finally decided to go into Plant Sciences.  They have a great agricultural research center here, and even their own organic farm.  I found out that they are even looking for interns for the spring for this organic farm, so I applied and sent in my résumé.  The coordinator was impressed with my lab experience, and apparently they have positions open for research projects on the farm.. I even have an interview for this coming Friday!  :)

So, back to our regularly scheduled program!  Here is a card I made over the weekend for a friend.  I hope she likes it!  I'm not sure if she reads my blog, so I'll keep those details to a minimum as I want her to be surprised when she sees it.  :)

I just LOVE the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  I held off on it for so long, thinking that I wouldn't want it to retire right after getting it.  Then I figured, so what if it retired??  It's such a gorgeous and versatile set that I would still definitely use it afterwards, and I've been depriving myself of such a beautiful set for too long.  I think it's by far the best set to use for the brayered sky technique.  My inspiration for the colors came from the beauty of nature.  Out here we get different "stages" of colors of the sunset.  One of them includes breathtaking yellows, pinks, and purples.  I just love how it turned out!

Thinking of You sympathy card:  Lovely as a Tree and Thoughts & Prayers stamp sets; VersaMark; Jet Black StazOn; Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Pale Plum, and Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pads; Bravo Burgundy and Kraft cardstock; Chocolate Chip textured cardstock; white embossing powder; Playground Designer Buttons; Button Latte Designer Buttons; Linen Thread, Scallop Edge punch; Mini Glue Dots

1 comment:

  1. The card is beautiful Melissa... but I'd sure like a lesson on the braying. I am so lost with it.
    Good luck on the interview. Sure hope it works out for you.


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