Thursday, August 14, 2008

I'm back with BLOG CANDY!

Do you remember over 6 months ago when I posted my move would take a month? Well, I was definitely wrong. It's been a busy 6 months, but I am back to Blogland. What have I been doing? I moved into my new home and downsized 1/3 of my living space. Returning to my career as a Registered Nurse was the hardest transition, after being out of the field for 8 years. But, I am loving my job at a local hospital, working the 3-11 shift. After my move, I was treated to a Bahama cruise by my best friend, Cheryl, and her husband, Chris. I've started dating again, which has been an interesting experience. And, in the midst of it, I still found time to stamp and scrapbook.

I want to offer BLOG CANDY as a 'thank you" to those that have patiently waited for my return and sent e-mails with good wishes. To be entered into the drawing, which will take place on August 28th, please leave a comment telling me what project you are currently working on. If you add a comment on your blog about my return, I'll enter your name 5 extra times in the drawing. I'll be posting a picture of the candy at a later date.

Thanks and have an awesome day!
Leslie

46 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hi Leslie, Congrats on returning to the work force. I have been out of nursing for 11 years and there is no way I would be able to go back. I would be much too frightened. I am very, very proud of you. And then to enter the dating game again--well, you certainly are one brave lady!!! As for a project--right now, my project is ME--I am recuperating from back surgery and anticipating another one on the other side. So, no crafting for me. Darn. Good luck and glad you are back.
Cheryl Sims

Terria said...

Oh Leslie,
I know how stressful it can be moving. I am recently return from my family vacation and I have encountered all kinds of things stopping me from getting back in the groove. Currently I am working on my baby shower invitation and some cards for scrap addict blog. Anywhoo I have posted a link for you on my blog welcome back

Tammy B said...

welcome back! how brave to return to nursing after 8 years. i'm a bit envious you knew what you wanted to do. next year i will be returning to the work force after 9 years and i have no idea what i want to do! unlike you, you smart cookie, i don't have an actual career path i can return to. i'm thinking something along the artesinal cheese making line ;) right now, however, i'm working on a mini book of our summer vacation. it's not as easy as it may sound, i'm having such issues with getting the pictures printed! can't wait to see your creations soon :)

Cindy Vernon said...

Congrats on returning to the work force. It's hard but it doesn't take long to get back into the routine. Soon it will feel like you never left!

Barb S. (FL) said...

Glad you're back... You were missed by all.. I've also returned to work after 5 yrs of retirement & I have to say it is hard. The hardest part is adjusting to working, keeping house and all the pets - all in the same day.

My project - waiting 'patiently' for my 1st great grandson to be born any day now. My poor GD looks as if she's going to pop..
Happy to have you back,
Barb S
(FL)

Debbi said...

Welcome back! It sounds like you have lots of exciting things going on in your life, congrats. I am currently working on mini books made from coasters and bound with the BIA.

Debi Calandrelle said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you have had a very interesting time of things over the past 6 months! Best wishes to you on everything you do.
I have been working on some home decor type items - still trying to perfect them... Stampin up has some great new items to help me along.

Gina Wrona said...

Wow, Leslie, your new picture looks fabulous! Congrats on going back to nursing. And, welcome back to blogland.

My project is monthly birthday cards and altered green tea bottles w/a message inside for my religious formation director.

ttfn,
gina
((hugs))

P.S. I don't have a blog yet, so I can't post your return, but I can forward your email feed to all my friends.

Rhonda said...

Hi Leslie and welcome back! So you are now in Georgia territory! My mother in law lives there as well! I actually live in Douglasville, GA. I am not quite the DAWG fan, more of a Tennessee fan, which by the way they will be playing there in Athens this year, but tickets are so EXPENSIVE! WOW, I couldn't believe it when I looked them up. Anyway, I am currently working on some team ornaments for GA and GA Tech for the big game coming up at the end of November. I am going to be down that way trying to sell them! Glad to see you are back, you were missed. And I will definately get a post out on my blog about your return. Again welcome back and good luck with the dating seen, that is so exciting!

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

Welcome back! I'm working on my sons 1st year scrap book! hes now 2! lol so I need to get it done!

Linda SS said...

Welcome back, Leslie! Sounds like you have endured many new changes in your life & deserve a big CONGRATS:) It's wonderful to have you back - I look forward to viewing your lovely creations again. My sisters & I celebrated our mom's 80th b-day this week & have lots of photos to make her a scrapbook, so that will be keeping me busy for the next few months.

Shirley said...

Welcome back to blog land -one of my favorite places...I know what you mean about moving...I upsized to a bigger house and could not believe what I owned...I am not packing this stuff (craft supplies excluded) for anything....we are creatures of hording...welcome back to stamping and best wishes on the dating scene and be careful. I am planning to begin a scrapbook for my nephew since his mother does not stamp or scrap and he has "hinted" that he would really like to have "one of those books".

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your moving forward with a lot of positive changes. Welcome back to Blog land.
I'm just stocking up on birthday cards. I'm the hallmark of the school I work for and I'll be going back soon.

Bunny B said...

Congrats on your return! I'm currently making Thank You cards.. and other just because cards :)

sandie carter said...

Congrats on getting your life in order and welcome back to blogland.

My project of the moment is making my Christmas cards -I aim to get them done early this year(keeping my fingers crossed!! LOL)

scrappinmaniac said...

Glad you're back. Right now I'm working on accordian folder (style) card boxes for my club ladies. Good Luck to you in whatever lies ahead.
Sandy in Utah

Rhonda said...

Hi Leslie~I posted earlier and said I would link to you on my blog. I have added the post and will add you to my links as well. Again welcome back and I look forward to seeing your new creations! Here is a link:
http://creatingwithsandbetweenmytoes.blogspot.com/2008/08/sharing-link-check-out-this-blog.html

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog. But I am glad things are going well for you again. I hope being back in nursing will be very fulfilling for you.

Swedie

Bunny B said...

I've blogged too! Thanks for the chances :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

TinaJewel said...

Looks like you have been busy in your absence! Looking forward to the new things you come up with! Blessings! I subscribed to you with my Google RSS feed reader and linked to you on my Giveaway Blog, too.
http://www.xanga.com/Romans8_28Life

Carolyn King said...

Don't enter me into the blog candy drawing...just wanted to say welcome back..i just got through a move too and it is a lot of work!

*Sally* said...

I have just looked thru you blog and you have made some truly wonderful cards, I will definitely be back for another visit!

My husband is in Afghanistan atthe moment with the Royal Air Force on an operational tour, so our (my 4 daughters and I) 'project' has been to make lots of cards for him to go in his care packages we send, letting him know we love him and think of him always.

I would like to add a link on my blog roll called 'Fav Blog stops' if thats ok as well as the candy link?
'Welcome back to Blogland'!!

Take care and really look forward to visiting again soon!

Annelies said...

Welcome back, Leslie!
Thanks for a chance to win! I've put a post on my blog. Link
Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Stampin Cats said...

You have been busy. But it looks like things are getting back on track. Transitions are not easy, but can be a good thing in the end. Glad your back and looking forward to future posts. I'll be posting about your return.

stampinc said...

Welcome back to blogland Leslie! Wow you have been really busy with all the reality in your life and to get a awesome trip. A project I'm doing right now is start my Christmas Cards. I know it seems early, but the time flies so fas anymore. Thanks for a chance at this celebration mystery candy.

Linda said...

Congratulations on going back to work. It sure sounds like everything is going to be great for you. Glad to hear it.
Linda Peterson

Diane said...

Glad to see you back,wishing you the best in your work and dating!

Kim said...

Welcome back - you go girl!! My current project is building up my Stampin' Up business and gearing up to teach stamping to the afterschool kids.

Jennifer Holmes said...

Hello! This is my first visit, but I'm glad that you have returned to blogging! It's such a fun, great way to "meet" new people. And good for you for going back to nursing! I work in healthcare, too, and can tell you we need more nurses! Welcome back!

Pat S. said...

Hi Leslie!
I'm glad you're back!

I don't have a blog, but you have always been on my subscription list, so I was delighted to see a new post from you :)

A project I am working on is a recipe page, for my SU monthly swap. My stamp club has compiled a recipe book of our favorites. This month, we are swapping recipes for a fall vegetable.

Thanks!

Claudia said...

Welcome back! I'm working on more cards for the www.cardsforheroes.org
We send cards to the troops to pick out and send home to their loved ones.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Tlyons said...

Hi Leslie!

I am so glad you are back to blog land! It is so amazing that when I read your blod it is like having a phone conversation with you.

BTW, your picture looks great! You must share your secert!!!

I am currently working on Marie's wedding album. All the pages are complete but the journaling. I am having trouble with that becuase I keep getting emotional!!! I have put it aside a time or two to work on cards but I really need to complete it.

Can't wait to hear about your adventures in dating!
Love, Toni

Doris said...

wow great blog candy! congrats on your blog, it's fantastic! I'm currently working on some wedding cards and Christmas cards too


here is my blog entry about your candy
http://doris86place.blogspot.com/2008/08/leslie-has-great-blog-candy.html

cpullum said...

I am working on invitaions back to school get together for my kids. Small get together with friends. The invitations I am making myself and along with that outside redoing the front entrance!
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hilmarose said...

I think I commented on the wrong post... so here it is again! lol

Thanks for the opportunity!!! I am busy working on creating things for my blog candy give away... lol

Katie said...

Congrats on returning to work and blog world...I'm currently working on some some paper craft gifts...

Tracy said...

Hi! I am an RN too but at the start of my career (grad. in 2004) That is so brave of you to return!! It is great for us new ones to have such great mentors around! Hope the transition to work is great! Thanks for the blog candy offering. I am currently working on my son's scrapbook. It is a challenge because I got more into card making and left the scrapbooking in the last few years. But it is rewarding! and it will hopefully be a great keepsake for my son!

annqaa said...

Hello,
You have a great blog:)
my blog:
annqaa.blogspot.com

ribenaruby said...

Am I too far to enter...First time to your blog. It looks like you've been very busy but welcome back. A link is on my blog.

nicktoĊ›ka said...

Hi Leslie

Best regards from Poland!
to be honest I'm here for the first time :)

here is my blog with link to your blog candy

www.nicktoska.blox.pl

Karen said...

Wow, you have been busy ! Good luck with all your new ventures.
I have happily listed you on the candy roll on my blog
Current project: I supply cards to shops so I'm trying to find time to restock my cards for sale: Lots of varied styles and types. Should stop blogging and get on with them! :)

mochamama said...

Leslie, my hats off to you girl. I think I would break out in hives if I had to go back to work. Not that I am afraid of it, its just that I have not had to work outside the home for five years and I rather like my me time. Good luck to you!!!

Tracy said...

Hi Leslie
Thank you so much for the blog candy!! I sent you an email with my address. I hope you got it! If not email me at
tlharford@gmail.com
I tried to leave this comment under the winning post but I can't get to it. I subscribe to your blog through google reader not too sure why I can't get to the actual post.n

Thanks again!
Tracytlharf

Valems said...

I hope it;s not too late! This is a great candy! Thanks for an opportunity to win!

I put the link on my blog!

Heather said...

Congratulations on your move, your return to nursing and your return to blog land!!!! My current projects are completing the challenges for The Scrapping Nook Summer of 69 crop. We are given a variety of challenges every week that are really fun to do. I have mentioned your blog candy on my blog. Hope you will drop by for a visit :) I know I will be returning to visit you often :)

Cheers,
Heather
http://simplyme-home.blogspot.com/

pammy jo said...

Hi Leslie - welcome back and congrats on stepping out into the world of nursing again! I am working to catch up on the last year of my family scrapbooks. There are a few holes here and there that I am trying to patch up as quickly as possible. I've also been bitten by the card challenge bug...it's tons of fun!!

Great candy, too. Thanks for offering it :)