Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I made a little thing...

Okay, actually I embellished a little thing! This is a business card case that I received as a gift many years ago. It's very scratched up, but it's the only one I have. I want to be little more proactive with Tender Arts Studio so I needed something to keep my cards nice. A few little bits and bobs and presto-chango! A new case! I really like it- I think it looks sentimental and sweet. The business cards are printed on a laserjet printer onto Mylar. I get scraps of the stuff at work that are big enough to cut into 8.5"x11" sheets. I found the template at Business Card Land - a very cool FREE resource!


That blue paper doily is from the same package I used when I made my Queen of the Nest crown:
For the first time, I'm beginning to feel a hint of Autumn in the air! There may be an Autumnal Crown inside of me waiting for creation! All I need is more time! And money! I'll tell you, Friends, this single mom thing is much harder than I thought it would be. I'm squeezing the pennies really hard these days. I'm getting more hours at OSH now so that will help a little and the shop is full, so that should help too.
I'm just wondering if going back to school is an option for me? I have about two years of college completed- I'm just not sure if anyone is going to want to hire such an old college graduate! If by some miracle I could get financing to be a full-time student, I would be 48 when I finished! How much older would I be if I have to attend part-time? I think it would be pretty neat to work in geriatrics. I like seniors- they've always been my favorite customers when I've worked in retail. Maybe I could find something like administrator in an assisted living center or something? Or art therapy! Now that would be cool!
Anywhoooo....got off on a little tangent there! Happy Wednesday, dear Friends!

3 comments:

Hooked on Houses said...

You know the saying--"How old will I be by the time I do that?" "The same age I'd be if I didn't." So I say go for it! :-)

Geriatrics is THE field to be in now, so you'd probably have your pick of the jobs.

I love your business cards. They manage to look professional and pretty at the same time. -Julia

Melanie said...

Go for it Bettsi- dip your toes in the educational water and find a course that appeals. If you are applying for any jobs, showing that you are still studying is good with employers. It means that you can adapt and aren't too proud to learn new stuff.

"Be brave" like Annie from Blissful Bohemia on my side bar is trying.

Love the new business cards- so you!

Josephine said...

Thanks for the link, my friend!

Your business cards are lovely.

I think you'd do very well in those careers.