Thursday, June 21, 2012

Yes, I'm a REAL Nurse Now!

This morning I was able to pull up my results for the NCLEX.  I'm proud to say that I PASSED!!!  When I told Cole that I passed my test, he said, "So, you're not a fake nurse anymore?"  lol  "No Cole, I'm the real deal now." 

I'm still job hunting for a RN job, but I'm sure that something will come along  that will work for me and my family.  I had a great prospect last week...I was in the final 2 for a job at our county health department.  I was definitely disappointed that I didn't get the job, but everything happens for a reason and I was honored to have made it to the final 2 out of 8.  For a new grad, I thought that was pretty good!

Now that I have some extra time, I'm thinking that I'll have to get to work on my scrap room so that it's easier for me to access all my scrappy goodies.

Until next time...happy scrappin'!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


The nerves hit pretty bad yesterday.  I left my family yesterday afternoon and drove down to Greenville to spend the night in a hotel so that I could get some quiet time for studying, relax a little and not have to get up so early today to drive down for my test.  I found my hotel, got settled in, studied a bit and then took a nap.  When I got up, I went out and got some CFA for dinner and came back.  I studied on and off all evening, with crazy thoughts running wild through my head.  I went to bed and slept about 2 hours, only to get up with those crazy thoughts worrying me.  I searched the net for some relaxation tips, posted to the 3SB blog  and got a little more sleep.

I woke up feeling a bit more calm than last night and then I happened upon this: 
Isaiah 41:10  fear not, for I am with you;  be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
This excellent reminder could not have come at a more perfect time!  I'm feeling much better about today and am ready to have this test behind me so that I can add "RN" to my signature!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Making the Most of Core'dinations...NSD Tutorial for 3SB

All week at 3 Scrappy Boys  the DT is posting challenges, tutorials and step-by-steps to celebrate National Scrapbook Day.  We'll also be bidding farewell to DT members from this past term and welcoming the new ones.  I hope you'll stop by and check out all the fun!

Take a look at my quick tutorial and challenge:

The kits at 3 Scrappy Boys often have Core'dinations cardstock in...
do you know how to make the most of it? 
While it's great to use as plain old cardstock,
I'm going to show you how to do more with your Core!

Since some of the details from the video can't be seen well, here are the close ups of the projects:
Close up of card front (embossed and sanded)
Layout using Kraft Core'dinations (embossed/sanded)
Close up of Kraft Core (embossed/sanded)
Putting it all together
Close up of 'putting it all together' (letters and journaling block, embossed/sanded; background, border done using bone folder and trimmer and then sanded)
I found this in my stash. 
Letters and journaling block, embossed/sanded; the border was embossed with a die and then sanded.
So, now that you know how to change up your Core'dinations cardstock, I want you to create a layout doing so.  Make sure to post it in our Gallery and label it with Christy's Core Challenge.
Also, don't forget to check out my Sketch Challenge from last week and take part in it.
I hope that you enjoy all of our challenges this week!  Remember, there are lots of prizes up for grabs!
Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quick Card Tutorial

I made this cute little card for a class at Sandy's Scrapbook Corner a few weeks ago and I wanted to share just how easy it is!  Using extra scrappy paper, a border punch and a stamp I created this card in just a few minutes.  OH...Nursing school has caused me to craft quick and not worry about the please forgive my super, scrappy mess!!  :) 

Happy Scrappin'!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Envelope Tutorial

I love using little envelopes on my page to hold journaling or some little something...or even just as an embellie. I always use up the envelopes that I get in kits, so I wanted to be able to use one whether I had one in my kit or I went to figuring and realized that it's quite easy to make your own! The instructions that will follow will help you to make an envelope that is approximately 3.5" wide and 4.5" tall when closed.

First, cut your paper 8" wide and 7" tall. Go in 2 1/4" on each side of the 8" wide piece and score all the way down. (I use my paper trimmer and a bone folder to do this...great if you don't have a board just for scoring.) Then, score 1" in on one un-scored side and 1 1/2" in on the other un-scored side (all the way across your paper).

 Next, you'll want to cut out the scored corners (see photos).

Using a corner rounder, round the four corners as shown.

Fold in one side and adhere the other side to the top.

Fold the bottom flap up and adhere.

Now you have your finished product! Another fun thing to do would be to use a border punch on the top flap so that you have a decorative touch.

Happy Scrappin'!!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Check Out My Sketch...and WIN Some Scrappy Goodies!!

I decided to play around a create a sketch...I only had Paint available when I attempted my first sketch, so it's quite simple...super simple as a matter of fact, but it's a VERY usable sketch! 

You have until the 30th of this month to create a layout based on my sketch and upload it to the 3 Scrappy Boys Gallery with "Christy's Sketch" in the title of your post...on the 31st you can check the 3SB Blog to see if you won my scrappy stash of goodies!!  Easy enough!  So, get to scrappin' and make sure you share my post on the 3SB Blog w/your other scrappy friends...the more the merrier, ya know!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year..And a flock of Angry Birds!!

2012 is here and I've got a lot going on these days!  Cole and Austin both have birthdays in the next boys will be 6 and 17...yikes!!  Cole is going to have his birthday party at the local rock climbing gym and I made these cute little invites today for his party:

I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut these Angry Bird invitations...LOVE that machine!!  And I think these are so cute...I just want to cut more little Angry Birds...all colors, all shapes!  And some pigs, too!  lol

Over at 3 Scrappy Boys, Heather is having an awesome inventory reduction's a must-shop sale!!! 

My last semester of school starts on Thursday and I'm so excited to get going and get finished...wish me luck!!

Until next time.............