Monday, February 5, 2018

Celebrating Twenty!





After retiring from 34 years of teaching I looked forward to lazy mornings and unscheduled days.  Then the strangest thing happened.......I wasn't enjoying all that free time as much as I thought I would.  One night the Big Guy put the local newspaper in front of me and said, "There's a part time job available at the library - you need to apply."

So for 12 years now I have been a part time library clerk at our local library and love it.  This week we had a dinner in honor of our librarian who is completing her 20th year.  She's a great gal and I was honored to make the invites.  And yes the story about the Big Guy telling me I needed a job was brought up at dinner!






 The eclipse technique worked well on this card because it added interest and still kept the card flat for mailing.

Stamp Sets: Bookcase Builder, Celebrate Today, To Thine Own Shelf (SSS)
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Garden Green
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry


14 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

Awesome invites! Perfect for the dinner...good thing that he told you to apply! ;)

JAN ROSS said...

Great card! Don't you already have a job that you love and now will have more time to spend developing it even further.

Congrats on your retirement and next to your career change.

Patricia Gessner said...

Really like this card! What a great one for the occasion!!!

Karren said...

These are fabulous! And I love the way you've stamped over the numbers. How many did you have to make?

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful invites, Linda. It looks like you made quite a few. I LOVE your eclipse CAS design. I would have called it inlaid design. Whichever...your cards are beautiful. Hugs...

Dawn Tidd said...

So cute and a wonderful eclipse technique! You always do the cutest cards with those books!

Stef Perry said...

Love the die cut, inlaid years and the cute bookshelves, just perfect to celebrate the head librarian and her milestone achievement!

HJ said...

Beautiful cards! Love the design. Have a great day!

Brian King said...

LOVE IT! Congrats to your friend for 20 years in the library, and congrats to you for making such an awesome card! Here's the problem...there's sure to be shouts of "hooray" when people receive these - let's hope their not in the quiet library at the time. <3 LOVE!

I Card Everyone said...

What a fun part-time job that must be, Linda... and first dibs on all those new books!
That friend of yours must have been delighted with the invitations you've created - well done! and adorable!
=]

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

AWESOME!!!!
Love these invites... pretty special indeed! hugs

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow, Linda! I'm totally in love with your amazing card! It's absolutely perfect for this special birthday. Love how the 20 seems to pop out of the image. Gorgeous and so clever!

Kim S said...

Absolutely perfect invites! Love your use of the technique.

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

The Big Guy knows best....And how lucky that the library has a talented stamper on staff who can make fabbo invitations!