Friday, January 4, 2013

Finally! I just did it!

I saw this week's challenge at CASology and knew right away what I was going to make!



Just Do it

So the obvious question is why did I make a "Just Do It" school card for the CASology word "new"?

Because as of this coming Monday, I am a full-time college student!!


I haven't been in college for ?? years!  I did graduate in 19?? and I did do the career thing for a long time.  Then one day, my husband was supposed to be flying to California to meet with investors in his company and I had 200 people who had traveled to Colorado to attend a training session that I was running - and the baby got sick.  We didn't have a back up plan.  It took a few more years, but eventually we realized we could make it on one income and that we wanted a second child - and I've been home ever since!

BTW - Today the baby in my story turns 17 years old!!!

But as I look at the rest of my life, I realize that I have a lot of years to fill.  So I am going back for an accounting degree.  (I was an actuary - do you know what an actuary is? - an accountant without a personality!! - so I guess I am moving up in the world!)  I believe accounting will offer me more flexibility.  I can do the career thing by promoting my years of experience as an actuary in health insurance OR I can pick up a small clients here and there and work part time.

In fairness, I am going for an online degree - so I can do it in my jammies.  But it is a full-time program with an accredited B.S. in Accounting.

I have no intention whatsoever of giving up card-making.  In fact, I think I will need that creativity even more!  I doubt I will be blogging EVERY day; but I will definitely be reading YOUR blogs every day!!

That's why the CASology word "new" worked so well for me right now!

I also was thrilled to see the colors at CAS-Colours and Sketches - check them out against the school logo!


And I based my card (somewhat loosely) on the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.


Wish me luck!!

  • Stamps: Paper Smooches (pencil), Papertrey Ink Star Prints (sentiment)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit
  • Ink: Memento black and Copics
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink die and impression plate, Stampin' Up twine, misc gems




32 comments:

Beckie said...

Great card. Congrats on college!!!

Be blessed, Beckie

snappy scrappy said...

Good for you!! Great card too...I love how you use white space...I'm always trying to fill my cards up...if that makes sense. Lee-Ann :)

Lisa said...

You go girl!!! Many congrats Kim sounds like a wonderful plan and getting it done in your jammies...even better! Perfect card for this new chapter in your life.

Bonnie said...

Wow! How exciting, Kim! I'm not going to be creating and blogging as much either for a while. I really miss doing all the challenges, but something has to give and I guess that's what. Hopefully things will slow down and I'll be back at it. I love your pencil on this card. If it were me, it would have to have a giant eraser! I love that folded corner!

Jen W. said...

Big congrats to you, Kim! Have fun with your new adventure and I'll be ready to hire you when you're done! :)
And you'll be just regular college students if you take your classes in your jammies - I seem to remember seeing that a lot when I was at school! LOL!

Linda Wood said...

All the good luck in the world to you in your accounting studies. I am tired just thinking how busy you'll be! But, you can do it; you have brains in your head and wheels on your feet. Please keep making cards--your blog is my new daily habit.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Kim I wish you only good luck and best wishes on your new venture. I think it is wonderful and of course you need to keep making cards as your de-stress from your studies. You card is adorable. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Linda Callahan said...

If you as good with numbers as you are with designing cards you will get straight A's for sure! Good luck heading back to school - love the card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Yay!!! I am so so proud of you!!! Super cute card too!!

Karren said...

This is a great card. Congrats on your decision to study accounting. I work as a regional accountant here in NZ and I love it.

Ardyth said...

Why did the actuary become an accountant? She couldn't stand all the excitement! lol! That's an oldy but goodie - I am an accountant that used to work for a Life co (in Internal Audit and later in Communications). Congratulations! Just remember that debits always have to equal credits. I look forward to hearing how flexible your career is as well! lol! ANYWAY - love the clean crisp card and I do wish you all the best as you go down this new road. It'll be a snap after all the mortality and morbidity tables... (and thanks for playing along with CASology!)

Louise van Vuren said...

It must be fate that our colour combo this week matches the college colours. Good luck with the studies and please do keep crafting - you are obviously a master! Love your card! Thanks for joining in with CAS Colours and Sketches this week

Louise xx

Louise van Vuren said...

It must be fate that our colour combo this week matches the college colours. Good luck with the studies and please do keep crafting - you are obviously a master! Love your card! Thanks for joining in with CAS Colours and Sketches this week

Louise xx

Jen said...

Well, a big congratulations to you! Being a banker I can appreciate your fondness for number crunching!! And I love the bold colors and meaningful sentiment of your card. Words to live by, to be sure!

Lea L. said...

This is super cute! And congrats on going back to school! That is awesome!

Kim Heggins said...

Congrats on going back to school...how exciting! I wish you all the luck. Your card is just too darn cute...

Mynnette said...

HOORAY, HOORAY!!! I'm so excited for you, Kim! This card is just amazing and I LOVE your attention to detail--that turned down corner for one! Congrats and best wishes, friend! :)

Allisa said...

Love your card....Huge Congrats on going back to school! I think I have that somewhere on my to do list! :)

sandie said...

fantastic news and I so admire you for this decision. I adore this card, the little curled edge is a cool idea and the twine a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at CAS- Colour and Sketches.

Kylie said...

Congratulations on your return to college, Kim. I love this card and it is such an amazing use of our colours this week. Btw - my baby turns 18 in 12 days - arghhhhhh. Thanks so much for playing along at CAS - Colours and Sketches xx

Cathymac said...

Your cards is as charming as ever, Kim, and CAS to boot! Best wishes for you as you return to school and may opportunities abound to you as you pursue a new direction in life. Hugs!

shirley-bee said...

Good for you, go for it! Love the card.

Jen Timko said...

Congratulations and how wonderful for you!! So excited for all that awaits you! Perfect card. So glad you shared with us this week at FMS!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Kim! You GO, girl! Congratulations on going back to college...what a new, exciting step! My brother is an actuary (and funny thing, he has a crazy fun personality!)...so I actually did know what that is! Your card is perfect for your new venture. I wish you the best and thanks for playing at CASology this week!

Rosemary said...

okay... your card is absolutely perfect in every single way, kim! love all the little details... thanks for playing along with CASology this week!! and congrats on returning to college!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

First of all, a winning card, my goodness!! Second, you go, girl! I think it's wonderful that you are going back to school (in your jammies, no less!) and I know with your smarts, you'll sail right through it and still have time to craft and time for your family and time to run two homes, and ... sorry, I need a lie down. Seriously, you are inspiring!!

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous card Kim... and all good wishes for your upcoming course!
Chrissie

Maureen Merritt said...

Fabulous card and news! Good luck with your studies and thanks for playing along this week at CASology!

carefree creations said...

First off - congrats on the enrollment. I definitely want to go back one day (I never finished my degree) - I'll have to look into the Global Campus!

Your card is fabulous! I love the little bent corner!

Rita said...

Fabulous card Kim! Congrats on going back to school. That's in my future plans as well...accounting too! :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! I am impressed. People keep telling me it isn't too late to do nursing (my goal since I was 3) but I am not brave enough. I don't know what I do with my time ... But I don't know how I would fit it in, either. Congrats ... And I do hope you achieve this NEW goal. Hugs xxx

Jacqueline said...

Good luck at college - hope you have fun. Love your card and how you have used the colours from this week's Cas Colours and Sketches blog - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx