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Friday, July 27, 2007

First off.
I really appreciated seeing your words of support regarding my hard decision. It really helped me this week in those moments of feeling lost. It has been hard not setting my alarm each morning and having a regimented schedule each day. That’s really been the hard part. The good part is I’ve had tons and tons of time to create and many projects that I can pay a lot of attention to and my house is organized and as clean as ever..lol!
I was in my LSS, “Scrapbooking Outside Of The Box” this week browsing the isles of gorgeous patterned papers, buttons and embellishments when I was talking the sweet owner, Suzy about my recent decision to leave my bad situation. In joking I mentioned, “Hey, since I am not working I have tons of time and if you ever need someone, I’m your girl.” Well, she was interested and admitted to needing someone to cover at times. So, it looks like I’ll be working there off and on. I am not sure about the specifics, but I am excited to have the opportunity of spending a day or two once in a while surrounded by scrappy goodness. It will be refreshing to not worry about the norm of the job I’ve held most of my working life….making sure that the patient’s insurance will cover their appointment, making sure I’ve billed their insurance correctly, making sure the schedule is correct and filled and the hard part….. Collecting payment. That was always the hardest part of the job for me. When people didn’t pay their bill. Since I was the only one in the office, I was the one who also had to call and ask them to pay their bill. It was funny because I was also the one who had to greet them as they arrived to see the therapist. So. Long story short. I’m looking forward to not having those stresses. As little as they may seem in the realms of the real working world. I know my stresses are small compared.
Back to scrapping, I’ve had a lot of fun having the time to experiment with ideas that I’ve wanted to try . I’ve gotten on a handmade funky frame kick lately and have made a few more layout using them in different styles and ways. I have also played with another idea I’ve wanted to try out using a clear transparency within my design. So, below I’ve shared a few of my “playing” around layouts.

I conclusion, I would again like to thank you for your words of encouragement. It means a lot. I hope you all have a very wonderful weekend and get to spend lots of time with your loved ones in this beautiful Summer season.

Enjoy your weekend
XXOO--Tessa Ann

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domestic goddess said...

sounds like you made the right
decision tessa, things will start to look brighter, love the layouts !!
hugs and have a great weekend!

Heather (Preci28) said...

I'm glad the scrapbook avenue opened for you. I love working at a scrapbooking store. So sorry the other job didn't work out as planned, it's got to be hard especially when it is new.. I see your creativity is only growing stronger though, your framed layouts are AWESOME GIRL!!!

scrappy77 said...

I always say that everything happens for a reason! You did the right thing! I used to work in a dental office and I HATED collecting money!!! Good luck with the scrapbooking store, that sounds like it will be fun!! What is the name of the frame kit? I love these los that you did using them! Have a great weekend! ~Monica

scrappy77 said...

Oops, just re-read, it's a kick not kit! I should have known it was your creativeness!! Will have to play with my frames more! Monica

Ann said...

Just caught up on your blog and am so sorry to hear things didn't work out for you. But you know what, things happen for a reason and you have to believe that something else will come up for you. The scrapbook store sounds like a good thing for you, and you never know what will come out of it. My friend and I dream of having a career in the arts and hope one day we will accomplish that.

BTW Love your layouts!

Anonymous said...

I told Stan I had a 'princess-fit' girl for the store...so I could get away once in awhile....he was happy, because this means we can get away once in awhile together! I'll talk to you more this week, call me tomorrow!
You KNOW I love those new frames you've been doing!!!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

I"m not really annonymous...forgot to leave my name....sorry..

Estee said...

Hey Tessa! I just wanted to say hi! Good for you for following your heart, that is so tough sometimes. I hope that you find your perfect path. (((hugs)))


I come to your blog from time to time, love your work, and I'm very inspired by you courage to make this decision. Good luck for you, and I hope you can find a job "scrapbook related", because you have what it takes for sure! Maybe a time will come when I'm able to change my life like that! Love the LO with the transparency, btw!

Prolix from la Normandie said...

always be there for you. you're so nice. have a good week.

{ThE fReNcH tOuCh}

Eminepala said...

hi girl

Glad you are feeling more confident about your decision.

Awesome layouts again ;)


Raquel Daroda said...

Tessa! I realy love to look at your scrap!! They are perfect!
Dear Tessa, I found a perfect mug for you!! Vibrant colors as you like! I go to decorate it and soon I will be sending you this gift! I am making with much affection!! Hugs ;)

Celia said...

Congrats girlie! I used to work at my LSS part time and loved it! And of course just LOVE your funky frames!!! :)

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