TSG33: Layers, Layers, Layers!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Good Morning!

I'm so sorry I've been MIA this week. I got some news last Friday that really threw me for a loop. The architects I work for told everyone that last Friday was our last day of work. Since February we had all been working three days a week to keep the business going, but I guess they decided that they could no longer continue this way. So it wasn't a complete shock, but they way they were acting, we all thought they were just going to continue this way until things turned around. Anyway, so now I find myself unemployed for the first time in 15 years. It's a weird feeling to say the least. Finding a replacement job in our little town is highly unlikely too, so I'm not sure what the future holds for us, but I told myself I'm not going to think about it too much now and tackle this head on in the New Year. I'm just going to enjoy this festive season and focus on what's important to me right now - my family.

Ok, onto today's card! This week's There She Goes challenge (TSG33) was given to us by the uber talented Wendy Bond, and it's all about layers! The more, the merrier! There's a minimum of three layers, but you get brownie points if you use more. :)

Well, I think you all know by now that I love my layers, so this challenge was a little bit easy peesy for me. I pulled the Craftier Taglines set and used this week's Sketch For You To Try for my layout since it had A LOT of layers! :) Sketch challenges really are a godsend to me because I still feel like a newbie to this hobby and layouts never come easily to me.

I sponged the circle panel with a bunch of distress inks and machine stitched it to a chocolate cardstock layer. The other layers of patterned paper were sponged and machine stitched to the chocolate cardstock. In all I managed to pull together 9 layers on this card. No bad hey?? :)

Now it's your turn. Create a card with a minimum of 3 layers and leave a link to your creation on this TSG post in the Mr Linky provided. You have a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to the TSG store! If you really want a challenge, this week There She Goes is sponsoring the Color Throwdown Challenge #73 and you can double your chances to win some TSG stamps!

Stamps: There She Goes 'Craftier Taglines'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Very Vanilla, Bazzil Basics, PP - My Mind's Eye
Access: Prima Marketing Flowers, Raffia, PTI Rustic Button Twine, PTI Rustic Buttons - Cream, Spellbinders Large Circle Nestibilities, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


Juls said...

such a great card!!!! Love the sentiment! how perfect for so many of us!!

Jen Shults said...

Oooh! I love this!! Your sponging on the circle is gorgeous!! I have that dp, isn't it fantastic, I love it everytime I use it. And how fun is that sentiment... I need to get that one. :D Beautiful card. :D

kadie said...

Life definitely throws us some curveballs at times but no matter what there are peeps in your dugout and fans in the bleachers that are there just for YOU, my dear. Love you lots.

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS! The paper, the shading, the flowers...WOW. And I adore that sentiment...happens to be a personal philosophy of mine!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Sandra, your card is LOVELY! I love the colors and that paper is gorgeous. Great sentiment, too.

Sorry to hear of your work situation. My thoughts are with you!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

So sorry about your job Sandra, and so close to Christmas! I hope you're able to find something soon!!

Your card is gorgeous!! LOVE your layers, colors and textures!! And your sponging and sewing are perfection!! What a beauty!!

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness...you are definitely the queen of layers AND coloring so this card is pure perfection!

Oh Sandra, I'm sorry to hear about your job...it's too bad that they broke it to you the way that they did...suddenly...You have a great take on it...enjoy the holidays with your family and deal with it in January....

take care!!

Gabriela said...

Sandra - What stinky news. Go to www.monster.com and check it every single day for new job postings. Apply for anything and everything you remotely qualify for. You never know, maybe you'lll even find yourself a virtual position and will be able to work from home. If I can do anything to help, just say the word.

karen said...

Sandra, the card is beautiful!
Sorry to hear of the crappy news. Its happening all over. i'm sure you'll figure it all out in the new year and quickly too!

Margaret said...

I do agree with that! Thanks for sharing. Love your work.

Mary Giles said...

Sandra you know you are well loved and adored. You know I'm here for you. I think you are doing a great think by focusing on family at the moment...that way you can bring in the New Year with a fresh perspective on getting what you want out of life and how to get it. It will all work out. {{{hugs}}}

Your card is so fabulous! The way you put together your layers with your sponging is just gorgeous.

Amy said...

So sorry to hear about your work situation Sandra... here's to a window opening in the new year where this door has been closed. Hugs!

I agree that you are totally the Queen of Layers! This is beyond gorgeous and I'm in total agreement with that sentiment, so true!

MiamiKel said...

Aw, Sandra - I spied with my little eye your darling card but was sad to see your note on your work - I'm so sorry. I always hold fast to the old adage that when God closes a window, He is opening a new door and there is something else waiting out there for you :) I hope the new year brings you happiness and all the things important to you!

FWIW, your cards are still just as gorgeous as ever :)

Big hugs!

Jenn said...

Lovely card Sandra!! I love the dark chocolate layers... really makes everything else POP! Best of luck in the New Year and have a great holiday!

Unknown said...

Wow Sandra...I don't think you know how to create anything ugly, lol. I want to put the card in frame and display on my desk! Absolutely beautiful!!

Danni said...

I'm thinking of you. I can't even imagine what you must be feeling. Hugs!!
Gorgeous creation..so pretty!

Lynda Nielsen said...

ohhhhhhhh wow, I love your layers girl!!! This card is gorgeous!
Big Hugs

Anonymous said...

I guess I should of read this post first! I am so sorry about work. My husband was at the same company 20 years this past September and they told him this past month that they are claiming bankruptcy and won't have a job at the end of the year...20 yrs!!! So I feel for you girl! But on the upside, your CARD ROCKS!! LOVE THE LAYERS!!

The Spotted Chick said...

Beautiful card Sandra! So sorry to hear about your job. Chin up though, I truly believe when one door closes - another opens.

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