Friday, September 11, 2009

Fun New Opportunity!

Happy Friday! This week was short, but a lot of things happened to me; good things and my most embarrassing moment of the year.

Good News #1. When we returned from our long weekend in LA, I had an email from Robin Carlton, the owner of Sweet Shoppe Designs. She asked if I would like to be a Hybrid Babe. Of course I said yes! Sweet Shoppe Designs is a cool online store with the most delicious digi designs (paper packs, images, and brushes).
I'm relatively new to the digi world, but I've been wanting to get into it more. You won't see me all of sudden doing digi-scrapping layouts, but you will see me printing their papers and images and using them on my paper crafting designs. Jen Tapler is a Hybrid Babe for Sweet Shoppe Designs. I always love the designs she does. Because of Jen's suggestion, I'm on this team. Mahalo, Jen!

I got the biggest shock this morning when I was registering on the Sweet Shoppe site, Robin announced that both myself and Heather (yes...THE Heather as in "pine is here.") were newest members of the team. I gasped when I saw Heather's name. I love all her work!

Good News #2. I had to be at school super early this morning. Our local newspaper is doing a story about the Parent Volunteer Room we (the PTA) opened this year at my son's elementary school. We were meeting a reporter to talk about the new room. Parents can sign up to help on various projects to help out individual teachers (making copies, transparencies, binding booklets, etc.) or help in the library. In our room, we have a laminating machine, copier, and computer. We have a kid's corner with toys and a TV to keep our kid's occupied while we get some work done. We also have a refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, and microwaves to make the room more welcoming. We have an area where we can sell school t-shirts, pencils, notebooks, and folders, as well as SCRIP (gift cards that earn money for the school). I'm very proud of the work we are doing.

Embarrassing Moment of the Year. On Wednesday, I triggered the fire alarm at school! I was trying to get to the PTA closet, which is next to the stage in our multi-purpose room. The room was pitch dark, so I went in feeling for the light switch. I did think to myself "this is a weird feeling switch, but it is a very huge room so maybe it has a very large switch". Duh! I pressed it and BAM lights were flashing and the noise was very loud. I tried to turn off the "switch", but it was the fire alarm. I rushed to the office, but I could already see teachers leading their students outside. I met up with the principal and confessed my that it was my fault. He and the staff were very nice about it. I emptied a school of almost 700 people in about a minute flat! I was sweating and red for at least an hour after that. I can laugh now, but I was mortified when it happened. It qualified as their September fire drill, so they don't need to have one for the rest of the month.

The Little Guy is sick today. I was up before 1 AM with him since he had a bad sore throat and a weird cough. This morning when I got back from school, I noticed he had a fever. He's currently resting and watching a show.

Have a great weekend!


Jaime Burns said...

Congratulations! They are very lucky to have you on their team!!! How fun & exciting. Best of luck to you :) Too funny about the fire alarm ;)

Take care,

Jen Tapler said...

YAY!! I can't tell you how excited I am that you accepted Robin's invite and I get to work with you on this SUPER fun team!! Lots of fun stuff in store in the coming months and I can't wait to start seeing your signature style shine through on some hybrid projects!! You're gonna ROCK it girl!!

Lisa Brown said...

Congratulations, Anthonette!

Angie Tieman said...

Congrats on your new design team gig! They are lucky to get you, you seriously rock! YOur PTA room sounds so cool and what a help that will be to your teachers and school! I am so jealous! I hope your little guy is feeling better too...

Amy Sheffer said...

Congrats to you, Anthonette! I found you a month or two ago via Jen Tapler and have been blown away by your style! Sorry I haven't commented before! Good luck with your new hybrid gig!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your good news! How fun!!!!!!

I love the fire alarm story - I'm happy you can laugh about it! We've all been there!