Thursday, June 21, 2012

Welcome Card Cupids Followers

I have sort of been neglecting my blog for a bit, but I promise I'm coming out of the abyss of a new job.  I am, however, SUPER excited to welcome some of Card Cupids readers/participants!  I'm being forced to share a little bit about me, so here's a tiny tidbit into my insane (but fun) life.

I've been a proud Design team member for Card Cupids since September 2011 (almost reaching my first anniversary!).  I have been paper crafting (heavily) for about 13 years.  I started off making scrapbooks celebrating the momentous occasions of my incredible family and friends.  They enjoyed their gifts so much so that my friend asked me to consider launching a business so that she could employ me as part of her wedding planning services. In 2007, I officially launched my custom scrapbook company - Just Remember Scrapbooks, Inc.  I've turned a hobby I adore into something that can generate a bit of additional income. 

I keep my orders to a minimum because I spend a lot of time in my professional career with the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  I love that every everything I do supports giving families a home away from home and helps keep them together during times of health crisis.   Additionally, I'm the daughter of Mexican immigrants, and my love for cardmaking/scrapbooking has allowed me to customize items that reflect my culture and my family's language.  I often post projects that reflect the language and/or culture, and think it would be fun to try doing the same thing via the Card Cupids drives/challenges whenever possible.

Enough about me!!!  As you probably know by now, we at Card Cupids are so excited about our new Design Team Members. Not only am I super excited to work with them, I'm also super excited to be inspired by their creations.  I, of course, am constantly amazed by the creations of our readers in our various challenges.  I do hope that you all will not only participate in the creative challenges but also sned in cards.  I know it means so much to the children and families we deliver bundles of love to...I only wish I was there to hand deliver them myself!

Please stop by to welcome each of our Card Cupids team. Just by leaving a comment on a Design Team members's blog, including this one, you will be entered into a fun little give away for our two exclusive digis. How cute are these?!

By leaving a comment on each the blog's linked below you will have 14 chances to win!

You have until Monday, June 25 at 9pm EST to leave your comment. Winners will be announced on each DT members blog as well as at Card Cupids on Wednesday, June 27.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Baby Shower, a Bris, New Job and very little sleep

I was taking a mental break at work and decided to venture out onto my very neglected blog.  Like most things in my life, many things have come to a screeching halt since I started my new position with the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

In fact, I came home the other day and had found that my cable was down.  When I called to fix it, I was informed that I hadn't paid my bill since mid April (right around the time I started my job).  Oops! 

Before that, I was busy scrambling to help out together my BFF's baby shower and get some items made for a Bris.  Both I couldn't share before the event...and well, both happened around the start of my new gig.  So of course I don't have pictures on me.  Ha! 

Having started my new position, I can finally say that I haven't been happier.  The work I do is helps's rewarding.  I've had many jobs that were important in the past but none have felt this right.

I kinda feel like this:

I borrowed this photo on-line....this is NOT my puppy.  But boy oh boy is he cute!

I'm flat out exhausted but HAPPY :)

Maybe one of these days I can get back to organizing and crafting in my room.  Things are starting to settle down at work because I'm getting into a groove but my hours are going to be long for about another 3 weeks.  C'est la vie!