Thursday, November 23, 2017

My Future Begins Today


As some of you may know, I worked as a registered nurse for 44 years and made the big move to retire at the end of 2017.   My Kaiser friends wanted to have a retirement party for me.  I am shy and resisted for awhile - but on  April 8, 2017 my special day happened, thanks to all my friends! 
I would love to share some of the pictures of that special celebration with You!     

My future  begins today.....   
I plan to love more, 
laugh more, 
play more 
and spend  more precious time 
with my family and friends.   

I will never forget this day! 

Far and away the best prize that life offers....
is the chance to work hard 
at work worth doing!   -  Theodore Rosevelt

Lisa Moshiri, my Manager, inspired me to grow and follow my dreams.   
She  inspired by her laughter, commitment and dedication!

The growth and development of people -
is the highest calling of 
- Harvey Firestone

We were there for each other during the joyful
and difficult times!

Example is not the main thing 
in influencing people - 
It's the only thing.
w- Albert Schweitzer

Happy Memories! 
We were united in our goal to serve our 
Kaiser Members.

 Every ending Gives Me 
A New Beginning
Bags packed
Let the journey BEGIN!

HCFB1-462, 3D Rose Shaping Mold
HCJB1-5004, 3 Ring Journal Binder - White
HCJB1-5003, Heartfelt inspiration Journal Pages
HCPC-3813, Today's Quotes Stamp Set
HCD1-7161, Sweetheart Borders Die
HCD1-756, Eyelet Oval and Basics Small Dies
HCD1-757, Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Dies
HCPC-3752, Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7110, Classic Rose Die Set
HCPC-3786, Classic Large Petunia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7140, Classic Large Petunia Die 
HCPC-3785, Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7139, Small Classic Petunia Die 
HCPC-3787, Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7141, Classic Petunia Bouquet Die
HCDP1-7110, Classic Petunia Paper Die
HCPC-3545, Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-736, Classic Leaf Die
HCPC-3650, Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-759, Butterfly Medley Die
HCFS1-465, Art Foam Paper
HCS1-458-1, Pastel Pearl- Small Stamen
HCST1-401, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit,
HCDA1-449, Stack & Store Daubers
SKU-173842, Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board,
532423-kit, Vagabond 2 w/Solo-Wafer Think Die Adapter,
PGM15016, Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder,
13mvi, Mauvie Gala Glitz
TSMP804, Memento Dye Inkpad - Desert Sand,
TSMP708, Memento Dye Inkpad - Olive Grave,
TSMP400, Memento Dye Inkpad - Rose Bud
71015, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Rouge,
71006, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Rose Coral,
71005, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Wisteria

Pink cardstock, green cardstock, mounting tape, double sided tape, hot glue gun, heat tool, Ranger Clear Crackle Paint, Coic Alcohol ik markers (YG61, YG63, HG67, RV01, RV10, RV23, RV63, W5, BV 00, BV04,  BV09,  BG10, BG13, C3, C7), X-Press It Blending Cardstock,  Versamark Ink, Black Detail Embossing Powder, white cardstock, pearls.

Cover: The 3 Ring Journal had a white color that I chose to use as my border.    The pink base layer was cut at 7 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches.   The green designer layer  was from the Classic Petunia Paper Collection and cut at 7 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches.  The pink mat was cut at 6 1/2 x 61/2 inches.   The coordinating top layer was cut at 5 x 6 inches.  The layers were adhered with wide double sided tape.

The upper right flower images were from the Classic Petunia Bouquet and Butterfly Medley  Stamp Sets.    The images were stamped with Desert Sand Memento Ink on X-Press It Blending Cardstock.   and colored with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (YG61, YG63, HG67, RV01, RV10, RV23, RV63, W5, BV 00, BV04,  BV09,  BG10, BG13, C3, C7).

The violet colored flowers were from the large and small Classic Petunia Stamp Sets.  The petunia's were stamped with a  ColorBox Fluid Chalk -Wisteria.  They were lightly misted with a mini mister and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  The stamens were Pastel Pearl - small.  They were adhered using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.

The pink roses from the Classic Rose Collection.   It was stamped white cardstock with Memento Rose Bud Ink, sponged with ColorBox Rouge and Rose Coral ink.  They were die cut with the corresponding die.   The flowers were shaped with the 3D Rose Mold.   A small amount of final shaping was applied with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   The petals were adhered with Dries Clear Adhesive.  A small amount of Ranger Crackle Paint was applied to the petals and lightly sprinkled with  frosting powder. The petals were heat set.

The  Classic Leaf Cling Stamp was stamped with Olive Grove ink on green cardstock multiple times.   They were die cut with the coordinating die.   The edges were sponged with additional coats of Olive Green Ink.   Ranger Crackle Paint was applied lightly to a few leaves and lightly sprinkled with frosting powder.  The leaves were heat set.

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive was applied on the lower left side of the journal cover and allowed to dry.  The Flowers, Petunia Bouquet and butterfly were arranged as shown on the cover and adhered with a hot glue gun.

Inside :  Base and designer layer of the inside front cover was identical to the front cover.   I then applied the Sweetheart Border Die along with photos, pearls and foam flowers were applied.  Pink cardstock and a trimmed journal page was applied to the back inside cover with double sided tape.  The pages were from the Heartfelt Inspirations Journal Pages.  The jounal was filled with sentiments from Today's Quotes,  embossed with Detail Black embossing powder and heat set. Each was mounted on pink cardstock.    Photos from my Retirement Party were cropped and matted on green cardstock.   Some photos and mats were die cut with the Large and Small Eyelet Oval and Basics Die.  Quotes of success, inspiration, teamwork, leadership and gratitude were penned in calligraphy.   I also included thoughts and memories of my time spent as a RN Case Manager with Kaiser Permanente.  The pages were embellished with pearls, flowers and butterflies from various collection from Heartfelt Creations.    The final pages state....   Every Ending Gives Me a New Beginning.    Bags packed.... Let the Journey Begin!


  1. Gosh, that is an amazing and inspiring album. You are so wise to capture the memories in such a fabulous way. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with blogland.

  2. Wow Marie I didn't know you was a nurse enjoy your retirement fantastic Album Hugs S xx

  3. Beautiful Marie!! Such a great way to keep memories and to share them with others!

  4. love your cover, beautiful flowers


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