I am excited to announce that my son and I are moving to Cedar Park, which is North Austin. I have always lived in the North and East Texas parts of the state, but I am looking forward to this new adventure. The past year to year and a half, have been the most challenging of my life. I had to give up a job, that I loved, in the Education department of the Texas State Historical Association. I didn't think I was going to find another job, as the summer was going by so fast. Finally, two weeks before school started I was offered a job teaching US History and to be the varsity assistant cheer coach at Allen High School. Then, right after school started, I separated and eventually divorced by husband of almost 10 years. So, to say that I have had a lot of stress in my life would be an understatement.
Then came the opportunity of a lifetime. I have worked seasonally for a Showtime International. It is a dance/drill team company that hosts dance competitions and summer officer and line leadership camps. My boss, made me an offer to move to the Austin area and work for her full time. I can not think of a better job for me. I have already worked for Showtime for 13 years, and am looking forward to and am grateful for this chance.
My son and I drove down to Cedar Park, last weekend and found the perfect house. I have been waiting patiently all weekend, and finally received the lease today. So, after a year of stress, heartache, change that I didn't necessarily want, and worry, I feel that things are looking up and are heading in the right direction. We are planning to move toward the end of June, and are looking forward to the adventure!
I LOVE this card so much. I wish I could take complete credit for this card, but I can't. I got the idea from someone else, a year ago (sorry, I can't remember which blog I found it on), but just now had the chance to blog about it. I used 3 different stamp sets from Lawn Fawn, some foam tape, a transparency sheet, Distress Inks, Spectrum Noir Markers, and cardstock to make this fantastic box card.
To make the card, I used the same method that you would use to make a traditional box card. The difference is that I cut out the front of the box, replacing it with a transparency sheet, then used brown cardstock, to make the "middle insert" piece. Then it was as easy as stamping my little fish friends, coloring them, an setting the scene. To put the "box card" in an envelope, you just press it down, and it folds over, just like a traditional box card. I will admit, I tried to make an A2 size card at first, but all the pieces just didn't fit very well, so I increased the size. When flattened, this card fits in to a 5X7 envelope perfectly, though it does have a little bulk to it. You can see the thickness of the project, in the images below.
I hope you enjoy and that this inspires you to create something fantastic!
Blog Update: May 22, 2016
My "Best Fishes" box/aquarium card was chosen as a Party Pick on the PDE Linky Party Blog.
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog