Okay, so now you may be wondering what's with the 'little blue' part of my title since this card doesn't contain a single speck. After 12 years at the company, I was laid off this week from my day job as a graphic designer. It's a small business and the volume of work coming in has been really sporadic for the past year and a half, so I can't say it came as a total surprise, but it is a bit demoralizing and definitely odd. I worked my first job at the age of 16 and have never been unemployed in the 32 years since.
My posts may be a little less frequent in the weeks ahead since I'm not sure if I'll feel like crafting. But who knows I might just find it more therapeutic than usual. I'll need to spend some time regrouping, updating my resume, creating a portfolio and figuring out what's next. With unemployment still painfully high and an economy that is sputtering without much relief in sight I expect it to be a rocky road. Hopefully I'll be able to find more freelance design work soon while I figure out a way to turn lemons into lemonade.
STAMPS: Stipple Hydrangea (Stampin up), Sentiment form Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
PAPER: Print Poetry (Stampin up), Recollections Solids (Michael's)
COLORING MEDIUM: Spectrum Noir Markers PP1, PP2, PP4, PP5, PP6, LG4, LG5, CG4
OTHER: Large Ovals Dies (Spellbinders), Pink Stain Ribbon (Michael's)
BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.