Sunday, September 23, 2012

I'm Back (and Happy Fall)!!

Hello, friends!  It's been a long time (15 months, YIKES!) since I've posted here, but I promise I have a good excuse.  See, I've spent the last 16 months in nursing school working on my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.  Only 16 months to get a nursing degree?  Yup, I was in an accelerated program for students who already have a Bachelor's degree in another field (I also have a BA in Elementary Ed.).  Nursing school is hard enough, but doing it in an accelerated program was really tough, and unfortunately, it meant I had to give up scrappin' and my blog to make time for studying and homework...Boo!  BUT, I'm happy to announce that I graduated September 14th with my BSN degree...Yay!!  Now I'm waiting on the state to process my application for licensure so I that I can take boards and officially become Heather Martin, RN, BSN!

And, I CAN GET BACK TO SCRAPPIN'!!!  I'm so excited!

When I sat down at my craft table, I felt a little overwhelmed.  It's been so long, I didn't know where to start.  I decided to start slow and ease myself back into crafting, so I pulled out a layout I worked on a while ago (but never finished) and put the finishing touches on it.  I also thought it was appropriate since yesterday was the first day of Fall.  It's so nice to be back!  :o)

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Supplies Used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Chocolate, Colonial White CS; Dreamin' B&T (retired)
Ink: Chocolate, Barn Red, Honey, Goldrush
Stamps: Art Philosophy Exclusive Stamp Set (leaf image)
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686)