Sunday, July 6, 2008

A new overlay



I am a shocking and bad blogger ! I have been MIA due to a run of things that have conspired to keep me from anything scrap related other than my daily Digitreat’s fix ! Thanks for all the wonderful supportive comments, you will be pleased to know my gorgeous boy has bounced back and had already figured out who his real friends are. It is funny though how it is a universal thing with us mums that if you hurt our babies that even the normally most mild mannered of us can fire up big time. We had a wonderful weekend with family visiting for the school fete. The fete was exhausting as always (I burnt my hand whilst working on the curry stall).

So the work thing is still evolving. I am in negotiations with a consulting firm who approache me to come on board and also with a large multi-national about a position with them. Both are senior roles and will be big time in the office, a bit different after working from home for years. Hubby will be working from home so the kids won’t have to do after school care or anything, but I think it will be a bit strange for me. By the end of this week we should have a better idea of what is happening. There are still some other options we are considering, and we have been looking at some others that we have now dismissed to go overseas. I don’t know if anyone has lived/worked in Dubai, but there were a couple of good options there, Geneva and New York. After spending a lot of online time investigating those (rather than scrapping) we look like we will be staying closer to home for now. The other thing that has been keeping me away is that it is the mid of winter down here in Australia and at night the temps have been dropping below 15C which for us thin blooded Queenslanders is too much to bare. So we have rented a few videos and snuggled up with the electric blanket on. There is this fantastic Australian series called Underbelly which is based on real events in Melbourne during 1995 – 2005 with the drug wars. The series was really well made, and totally addictive. It showed on TV whilst I was on my last project and I was working up to 20 hour days so I had missed it – so we rented the DVDs and watched it over a few nights. And of course – Wimbledon, say no more. It is also school holidays here, and I have no routine, which is not good. What little time I did spend online or scrapping, was spent stalking Pam as always, checking out all Vicki’s stuff at AWP, and finally finding out what happened to Kristin Aargard, who had disappeared from the Orchard’s contest. I couldn’t find her blog for weeks but finally found it and she has been picked up by a store and she has some amazing bubbles that I am heading over to get when I get some time this week.

So I couldn’t come back without a freebie. I have another linen overlay, and of course I took it for a test drive in my favourite vehicle. The overlay is here, the test drive in Digitreat’s Run is here and in Jump is here. There is actually a fourth Jump colour included in the download, I just forgot to put it on the preview.
Best wishes,
Erika

12 comments:

Shel said...

I missed you (and your fabulous stuff)! And good luck with the job!

Sue said...

Thank you for these treats. Good luck with the job. Change can always be scary, especially a big change like not working from home anymore.

Cauleen said...

Nice to have you back! We've missed ya!

Elizabeth said...

Glad to hear from you! Sounds like big stuff with the job, considering a move like that had to be mind boggling. Thanks for the overlay and papers, but mostly just glad you are only in transition and a-ok.

Alyson P. said...

Good to hear from you again! Thanks for the papers and overlay.

LVMommy22 said...

erika, i'm soooo glad you posted! i was worried about you! i'm a total mother hen like that (blushing). glad to hear things are just crazy/busy and not anything bad. i'm really glad NWB has good friends and realizes who they are. having *good* friends is so much more important than having loads of friends.

have you looked at any of the websites for virtual jobs? a friend just told me about PeoplePerHour.com and i found some other sites in a google search including guru.com. i don't know if they have anything at your level, but it might be worth a look.

thanks for the gorgeous overlay! i think this is my favorite one yet! i finally took my laptop in to the shop and the tech said my best bet is to reformat the hard drive and reinstall everything. ack! and still no guarantee that pse will run. arrgh! i almost had my nerve worked up to dump everything last night, but then i chickened out. i'm terrified something won't have backed up right and i'll lose something. sigh.

Vicki said...

Erika - I am so glad to have you back! I really did miss you! I love reading your blog every day! You were totally right about the rain and my hair - it really wasn't a nice sight!! Another great overlay by the way - the queen of the scanner is back in business!! LOL! Big hugs, TTFN.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 07 Jul [LA 02:18am, NY 04:18am, UK 09:18am, OZ 07:18pm]).

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Glad to see you back and I totally get being overwhelmed with life stuff.

HarleyGirl said...

thanks so much for the overlay. About your son, my heart is breaking for him. It is unbelievable how some people can be so mean and malicious it makes you wonder how they survive. But good for you, the next time she complains or she needs something it will just be like Oh gee, sorry I don't have time to help you out. I too believe what goes around comes around.

sheila said...

Thanks so much for the goodies!!!!

Sharon Kay said...

TYVM for these new papers!