As many of you know, I have been laid off for almost 15 months now but that has ended, at least temporarily, as of today. I started working contract and today was my first day. Working as a contractor, the position pays less than half what I was making prior to being laid off... that and having less time to craft are the down side! The upside is that I have my foot in the door and the company I am working for is eventually going to hire two people to do what another contract employee and I are doing now so if I perform up to their expectations and keep my nose clean, I have a chance of getting hired into this position permanently and that would mean about another $5.00 an hour. Still not close to what I was making but it's far better than unemployment and there are benefits! Yay! And to make it even more attractive, it's not that far from where I live and the dress code is "comfortable"!! How awesome is THAT??? LOL And get this! The other person working with me has a masters degree and she has been unable to find a decent job too! So it's not just me as I was beginning to think.
Okay, now on to today's project. This little scrapbook page is a rather loose interpretation of the sketch provided by Quick Quotes Blog for their challenge. As I said, I had lots of pretty cool ideas for this sketch but I decided to make a layout featuring two of my nephews; brothers who are the sons of my younger sister who passed away in May of 2010 from breast cancer. I have had these adorable pictures since they were little boys. The older boy is now an electrical engineer and was married last May and the younger one is about 3 years out of high school, is engaged and is working full time. It just astounds me that all my siblings' children are grown now. It sure makes me feel old! Anyway, I'll show you the sketch first and then my layout.
Here's the sketch. Pretty cool, right?
Okay, now here's my layout. Like I said, it's a loose interpretation but I hope it works well enough.
Actually, other than the location of the journaling, it's pretty accurate.
Weren't they adorable little guys? They're still pretty cute and they're definitely sweet but nothing close to what they were then. Anyway, that's it. I hope you enjoyed seeing it as much as I enjoyed making it. I'll be posting several new cards starting tomorrow night. One will be for my guest design team feature on Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge and 4 plus a gift bag for CDAC's Progressive Freebie Challenge.
I am entering this layout in the following challenges:
Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #7 - sketch
Before I go, I'd like to mention that Joy's Life's new design team posted their first projects on Wednesday so stop by the brand new Joy's Life Design Team Blog to see their beautiful creations and enter to win some awesome prizes. As I mentioned before, we are divided into 2 groups and next week will be my team's turn to post. I got a quick look at their projects today and let me tell you that Team 1 did an awesome job! Check 'em out and visit their personal blogs if you have a few minutes.
Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck on this job thing. I sure could use a break! Until next time...