Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Peace out Dude...

Today was my final day at work. I thought I was going to be fine, and I was for an hour or so. I guess it just suddenly hit me. About the same time, one of my favorite students/residents stopped by to give me my daily hug. She saw a few tears and that was all it took for her to break down. I decided at that moment that it was time to go. So, here I am, and I decided to utilitze some of my day to tackle a couple of challenges!

Today's card is for Mojo Monday's challenge, which is the sketch you see below, and also for The Greeting Farm's challenge, which is Polka Dots.




The little girl stamp is from The Greeting Farm. Isn't she adorable? This is the first of their stamps I have ever owned, and I must say that I am hooked. What beautiful detail, and images they have! The sentiment is Hero Arts, and the DP is from Gina K's freebie section on Stamp TV. I used my Kooh-I-Noor pencils, and low odor mineral spirits to color. CS is DCWV.

I hope that you enjoy her - she sure gave me a smile! (Pat, there are a few of her stamped for you in your package I will be sending in a few days!)
Have a good evening, and I will see you all tomorrow!

Patti J.
~Don't ask God for what you think is good; ask Him for what He thinks is good for you. (Matthew 6:9,10)

16 comments:

Caryl P said...

What a beautiful little girl, and card. Hope your first full day of retirement tomorrow is restful, and not tearful!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Patti! I wish you a very happy retirement. As much as I love my job I so look forward to the day when I can retire and spend my days stamping.

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Patti she is adorable!! I'm so excited for you, that you were able to retire! Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on my projects. Now that you are retired we should be seeing lots of stamped projects from you girly!! I love doing challenges as well. Helps keep me on track and keeps me productive.

Crystal said...

Patti this is sooo darling, love that image, your colors and love how you did the ribbon and button!!! Adorable creation!! hugs!

Steph said...

Patti this is beautiful! Love your take on the sketch. Your coloring of the image is fabulous also! Great card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Patti!!! Love your coloring and your use of the layout!! Cute image!!! I hope you have a great first day of retirement tomorrow!!Can't wait to see your many creations!!

Gram E. Bear said...

What a little sweetheat! Love the colors you chose for this card.

chatdumpgirl said...

whew! You made it! Time to exhale all that negative energy....and take me out to supper bwah-ha-haaaa!!! ...evil laugh

Pat said...

Oh Patti this is gorgeous and the colours are fab!
And i am a bit red in the face because i forgot to put some stamps in my box for you and it's gone now! Never mind, i'll send another pack :))
Thank you for sending me this image it's lovely and i am gonna be so happy to play with it.
Great job!
Hugs xx
Pat

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very cute!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment!! Glad you could join us in The greeting Farms first blog hop!!! Goodluck to you and have fun!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Barb said...

She is so cute, Patti!!! Happy Retirement!!

Peace, man!

Jake said...

Great Bible verse.

Scrappinangler said...

This is so cute! Great sketch. I was gone, so I have not had time to play with this one yet! :)

Kay said...

I love this card- the colors are great, and it's got a nice, happy feel to it. The Greeting Farm stamps are some of my favorites, and this little cutie is no exception (I've got to get that one). Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh, Patti, I knew your last day would be hard, and I feel terrible that I let it blow right by me without an email. What a thoughtless friend I am. It will surely take some time to come to grips with leaving and to embrace retired life, but you will get there... one day at a time. I love the Bible quote you have on today's post. God does have something better in mind for you now.

Your card is as cute as can be. As you know, I am a HUGE TGF fan. They are simply the most fun images to color. By the way, did you know you won a prize on the recent blog hop? I think it's the soccer Ian digi stamp. Congrats!!!

Lots of love and prayers, dear friend.

Lisa

Juls said...

so cute! Love the chocolate brown and pink together!