Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"There's nothin' wrong with lovin' who you are" She said, "Cause He made you perfect, babe. So hold your head up, girl and you you'll go far...listen to me when I say..."

Hi, y'all! Happy Thursday! Thanks for all the love you left me on Monday's post. I have missed you guys! February was a super busy month for us, and 2011 is already living up to the word I chose...ADVENTURE! I hinted at having some news, and it's something I'm really excited about. Are you ready?

For the last 10 years I have worked in education sales...such a fun job! We sold everything from Xyron laminators (yep! even big giant ones!) to ID Badge Systems...even vinyl cutters and a 12"x18" electronic die cut system. You didn't know I had all that cool stuff, huh? *wink* I loved every minute of it...had some wonderful opportunities and met some amazing people. But before I found myself in sales, I was actually a hairdresser. For the last several years I have found myself longing to re-enter the beauty industry, and so I decided to seize the scissors and go for it!

The last time I was behind the chair was right after Cole was born, and he's 8 now. Like a goober, I let my license expire, so I will have to re-take my state board exam before I can go to work, but I'm well on my way to getting that done. Since it has been so long, I'm also going to take as many classes as I can to brush up (hee) on my skills and the latest trends. I may even travel to a show or two...I hear there's even one in Las Vegas this summer!

Some of you are friends on Facebook, and have noticed that I have progressively changed my hair over the last six months...and last week I went for a little more dramatic look. The goal was simple: to look more like a hair stylist and less like a soccer mom! So here's a peek at my new 'do:
My cut is pretty much the same, but I went super blonde with some lowlights. I can't wait to add different colors to the mix...and I will warn you now...there's no telling what I'll try! My hair was fuchsia (yes, think Melon Mambo) for a while when I was pregnant with Cole. I loved it! Anyway, I'll share my progress and keep you updated on my journey. And if you have questions or need advice, ask away!

Ok, so enough of my blabbing...I really did stamp something! I couldn't resist the colors in Play Date Cafe's challenge #70. Totally fabulous!


There are a ton of birthdays coming up in our family, so I chose this little birdie in the Birthday Buddies set from Paper Smooches. I'm a huge fan of Kim Hughes, and I'm so excited that she has started designing stamps again! YAY for adventures! *wink*



Mr. Birdie was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copic Markers. I added some glitter to his hat and sponged ground and sky for him after cutting and embossing the panel with Labels One Nestabilities. The coordinating sentiment from the same set was stamped repeatedly on the Tangerine strip before I sponged the edges of the panel. A few details, a bow, and some dry embossing and my card was all done! Here's a closer look:


Isn't he adorable? And so much fun to color!

Anyway, thanks for listening, and for coming by to see me today. I'll be back soon, but until then, have a fabulous day!

22 comments:

Joan B said...

congrats on following your dreams!! you will rock the beauty industry!! and a great card too.

Sandie said...

Love the 'do'! Glad you doing what makes you happy :)

Dina K. said...

Yay! So proud of you! ♥

colleen said...

Good for you!!!! What a neat announcement! I'm thrilled for you and I LOVE your new do... can't wait to see the fun things you do with it!

Basement Stamper said...

Congrats on going back to school for something you love. You new do looks fabulous, it's always fun to change things up.

Gorgeous card, don't you just love that little bird???

Claire Brennan said...

Good woman!!! way to go, and you look absolutely fabulous in your new 'do'!!! Big hugs!!!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

First, I'm CASEing your card. It's awesome. Second, since your husband passed, there's been such a transformation in you and a good one. You have turned ashes into beauty Shannan. You go for your dreams and you succeed. Many hugs and blessings to you.

Peggy said...

Great to see your adventure unfolding! You go girl!
Your card is darling!

DeeDee said...

Love the card! Those colors are so cute. You'll be a fantastic hairdresser! Can't wait to see the adventures your hair will go through. :D

Carisa said...

i <3 your hair!!! i just put purple / fushia in my hair and LOVE it. i've always wanted to be a hairdresser so i am VERY excited for ya!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Congrats! I love your hair! I wish I was close enough for you to do my hair!

Your card is super cute, as always!

melissac said...

I'm so excited for you!!! I can't wait to see all your new do's!! I had purple hair in college and loved it too!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oooo la la!! Way to go for it, gir! Love the current do and your card is cuter than cute! Gotta get me some of those Paper Smooches stamps! So cute!

Anonymous said...

Love your new do! Congrats on being brave enough to step away from what you've known and change it up to try something new!! Love your card too. I'm cheering for you!
Beth Greco

pat said...

Love, Love, Love your hair!! congrats on your new adventure! and your card is AWESOME!

Patty from FL said...

Hi, Shannon, your card is really nice - the colors, the coloring, the circles! I love your new style and your new pic - you look like a hip chick who's in the know of what's stylin'!

Pam said...

Way to go girl! Adventure truly was the right word for you this year! Perfect. Love.

Katie Cotton said...

Good for you!!!!! And such a fun thing! Go Beauty Industry! Now if only we lived closer so we could collaborate on some stuff!!!!

dj said...

You are so right he is adorable!! And you colored him with perfection!! Awesome job!!

Hats of to you on your new adventure....so happy for you!! By the way...I love your new look...very hair dresser-ish!! :-)

Julie Ranae said...

Really love this card! Everything about it and we sure do thank you for thinking of us over at The Play Date Cafe...come back and play again soon!

Bonnie said...

Way to go Shannan! congratulations on your "new" adventure - what ever makes you happy girl! I love this little birdie - so happy Ijoined the Paper smooches club!

Michele said...

Congrats on getting back into hairdressing!!! I hope it brings you lots and lots of happiness!

I LOVE this little birdie card!! So bright and so cheerful!!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
LuvkittysFandF at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

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