Saturday, November 20, 2010

The House Where I Grew Up

Good morning and happy Saturday to everyone!  I want to apologize for being MIA lately.  I got laid off from my job last Wednesday and have kinda been in a slump.  It's been a rough road for me since my marriage ended.  I went from being a SAHM for 19 years, to re-entering the work force.  Kinda hard with such a hugh gap in between employment.  This most recent job will be the third job I have lost in the past four years due to our fragile economy.  I've filed for unemployment and actually have a few jobs leads to apply for.  Let's hope that something promising comes my way!
I wanted to share with you another layout I created  using the gorgeous November kit from Artful Delight. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the background sheet is actually paper with  a transparency overlay on.
I came across this picture of the house where I grew up.  Oh how I loved that big bay window in our kitchen.  It brings back so many fond memories of how my mom would decorate it for Christmas.  Everything on this layout is from the November kit at Artful Delight.
I just love the little Tim Holtz ticket!  It has a special meaning to me, since my maiden name was Bliss.
And aren't those Prima flowers gorgeous?
Now that I have all of this free time on my hands, I guess there is no excuse for not getting anything done!  I have a few DT layouts in the works for this month and am anxiously waiting for the arrival of my December kit from Artful Delight!  I do have more project for Artful Delight that I can't share until Monday, but here is a little sneak peek!
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

23 comments:

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear about your losing your job! I hope something comes of your leads!! Scrapping is a great thing to keep your mind occupied for sure!! Your work is beautiful! I love this page!!! I love all of the dimension and texture!

Diana said...

These pps are GORGEOUS!!! The LO is beautiful love the flowers.

Audrey Frelx said...

Your pages are absolutely gorgeous!!!

I am so very sorry to hear about you being laid off your job, and I hope crafting helps to pull you out of that slump -- it always seems to help me because I love it so much!

Take care and I pray all goes well!!!

Denise said...

Sorry you are having such a rough time. So many changes so quickly. Love your spirit though! Your layout is beautiful. The flowers are beautiful, as is your childhood home.

li-bee-ti said...

I'm so sorry to see that you lost your job and that you're going through ruogh times. My fingers are all crossed for you for good luck to knock on your door! I hope you'll find a new job real quickly and that everything will turn out great for you.
Your lo is stunning! So full of beatiful details, an eye candy. The kit looks really great (I guess if it wasn't the shippment fees, I'd go for it...).
Take care of yourself and try to look on the bright side.
Hugs

Elisabeth said...

Dear Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear about your awful situation. Don't let yourself get down. Your are a talented lady and I am sure that you will find a new job very soon. I am thinking of you.
Your LO is fantastic. Just love how you used it.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So sorry to hear Debbie. You are so talented. Your LSS needs to scoop you up and hire you. You'd be a wonderful craft teacher. Your layouts are all so beautiful. :)

aussiescrapper said...

Oh Deb that is just awful, I pray something comes in soon for you but in the mean time you should scrap til your hearts content. You are so talented and I would bet a super great efficent worker so it is only time and something great will come to you, I love this layout, just gorgeous, your style is amazing, thinking of you. Melxx

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Your layouts are fantastic,love the design and colours!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Sorry to hear about your job situation. This economy just makes it so hard. Hopefully you will find something right away.
Your layout is gorgeous as always. TFS

Dawn said...

Oh sweetie sorry to hear that. Sending you lots of positive thoughts, hopefully something will come along when you least expect it.
Your creations are always such an inspiration to so many of us, hope you think of that and use that to perk up.
A big hug sweetie

April said...

Oh Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear about your job hon. I'll be thinking of you and hoping something amazing comes your way...

Your layout is just stunning by the way!
- April

STAMPMOM9 said...

Well HELLO Miss Debbie,
I know girl right it has been a lonnngg time. I had a few issues over the summer I went from being a SAHM (other than cottage cleaning) to a worker with three jobs. Crazy crazy. It has gotten so much better now I started posting again in Sept. NEVER stopped making ART!!!! It is in me everyday whether in the garden, the kitchen, the studio I am all over it!! LOL!! So GLAD you stopped by it is so hard for me to keep up..you know that. I so hope you find a job QUICK!! I know excatly what you mean. Sending big hopes and job seeking MAGIC*.*.*.*
LOVE LOVE the LO...I was just reading in a book by Liz Lamoreux inner EXCAVATION. Amazing book a self help to explore self in mixed media, photography and poetry. Awesome it has so helped me...and she says to do this in one of the assignments to make art about the house you grew up in. AWESOME!!! gf you rocked it!! Inspiration!! As always giant hugs, Dawn Gallop :o)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Well, Debbie, this sure is a good news/bad news post! I am sooooo sorry to hear about your job situation. I complain about my job at times but am grateful to have it. Like another poster said .. with your attention to detail, you must be a fabulous employee .. so that will help.

As to the layout, it is divine. Such gorgeous colors. The whole thing is soft and soothing. I just want to reach out and touch that ribbon and those flowers. I really need to do a house layout soon. Thanks for the inpsiration!

Cindy Gay said...

Love the layout and especially the ribbon.

Jennifer said...

Debbie this is just beautiful! Such wonderful colours and so much detail.

Kelly Massman said...

Beautiful layout! But, so sorry to hear of your job loss. Life can be so rough sometimes! I wish all the best for you!

ruth said...

Sorry about your job...I hope something wonderful comes your way quickly.

I love your memories of your home and how you scrapped it. How cool that Bliss ticket is your maiden name!!! Great job on the layout...it's gorgeous!

flowerdisco said...

debbie dear...we are in pins and needles too about my dh's job. i am so very sorry but we are here to support you emotionally when needed. big ears here to hear the venting out.
big hugs sweet friend.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

I am so sorry about your job. Trust God every breath you take and He will guide you through this one too. He never ever leaves you nor forsake you. Love your page... filled with love and wonderful memories.

Fern said...

Hi Debbie, I hope that one of your job leads come through for you... Keeping my fingers crossed for you...
Your layout is beautiful!! Love the papers, flowers and that ribbon!!! Hugs!!

Nanne said...

Aaaaw, like so many lovely laides have posted before me, "I'm so sorry about your job situation!" I can only imagine how hard it must be for you, but I do wish you the best of luck finding a new one soon..
Stunning layout though, and I love looking at old photos and thinking of the way things were..*They are the best..
Hugs
Nanné

Tammy E. said...

I pray that good things are coming your way! God has gotten you through thus far, and I know He won't let you down now.

This layout really touched me. I was reminded of that song by Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me" (I think that's the name.) Maybe I'm just being nostalgic, but I sure love this! Beautiful.

Hang in there!