Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Do You Piggy Tales??
Do you Piggy Tales? I do – I love their products! I was fortunate enough to win the June Piggy Tales contest at Scrap4Life with my “Lovely” layout above. I didn’t even know it because the winner was posted just prior to leaving for CHA. Days before leaving I was deep into an interview process for a job I really wanted. I found out Tuesday I did not get it –after an extensive profile evaluation and 5 interviews. Tuesday all I could do was ask God why, and cry. I would have loved that job! waahhhhh!
By Wednesday morning I just wanted to KNOW why. So I called and asked for a meeting. The position was with a very large church, and it was doing the same type of assistant work I do now, but in an area of ministry I am passionate about. I am glad I went and talked to the two key hiring people – as it turns out they were really trying to make it work for me to be hired, but what it comes down to is my profile. I am a right brain/left brain person – a leader and a creative thinker. This job was to work under three leaders…and to bring a 4th into the mix may have only caused tension down the line. I talked too much in my last two interviews… I shared ideas. I always have ideas. Ideas = creativity. Apparently they did not feel the job offered enough creativity for me either. I assured them that that was ok – it is why I scrapbook! But alas…what I really learned from the process is that perhaps I am not even doing what God has made me to do. I scored 100% as a people person in my profile. I love to plan events and have pulled off some pretty big ones in my day. I love to teach and I love to come up with ideas. After a number of profile tests and personality evaluations I now feel a bit confused as to what I am supposed to do with my life. Ideas anyone? (LOL) Surely there is an on line test I can take that will give me career ideas. I am simply doing a lot of soul searching and keeping my eyes open. I must say that I felt better after my Wednesday meeting – to know that I am simply not a perfect match is better than wondering what you said wrong in the last interview, seeing as it was going so well. I went to CHA with a lighter heart than I expected. Meeting so many people made CHA worth the trip, and I was able to meet Brandon from Piggy Tales in person. She is so sweet!
Today was a SUPER happy mail day. First, my friend Dawne Carlisle had sent a “pick me up” package – she knew I was bummed about that job. A wonderful assortment of Heidi Grace, Cloud 9 and other wonderful cardstock stickers, and some great leaf ribbon I had commented about in one of her stunning layouts. Thank you my friend!
There was another large package…thought it might be my Fiskars package so I could begin my work on a project for them. I was confused, at first, to find it was Piggy Tales product. Then I looked and saw it came from Jodie Taylor of Scrap4Life, and thought she must have mixed me up with someone’s order. And then it clicked…maybe I won the contest. So I went to the web site and sure enough – Jodie announced it the day I rec’d the bad news and shut myself off from the world for a bit to pity myself. Had I discarded my woes and went to visit Scrap4Life I would have had an instant pick me up that day! Thanks to Jodie and Piggy Tales for my wonderful prize package. I look forward to using the sliding door album.
Speaking of albums – my number one must have item from CHA is the drawbridge album. Were you there – did you see it? I had to see it in person and the concept is better than I even dreamed. I informed my LSS owner that she HAS to get them in – they are totally AWESOME!! Pretty please!
Another tidbit about the Piggy Tales kind of day that I am having… my complimentary copy of Somerset Home, an annual home décor idea book arrived in my mail as well today! I immediately started looking for my project, but had to stop to read the article on canvases, I love canvases! If you are looking for the book at the stores – here is what it looks like on the cover:
And here is my vanity tray – using the Piggy Tales Snow White collection. Now, they did something rather weird with my fun wire and beads by stretching it all up and creating a pinnacle in the middle to be like a “handle”. I had the wire curly Q'd and dancing along both sides with beads dangling –adding a fun, whimsical touch. I hope when it is returned I can re-establish the look I had with the wire – but none the less – the book looks great and so does the vanity tray.
So do you Piggy Tales? If you don’t you have just got to try one of their mini albums and I love their paper. Did you know Piggy Tales is a family run business? I learned in the live chat at Scrap4Life last month that Brandon’s brother, Ryann, has fond memories of his sister’s piggy tails while growing up (an no doubt yanking on them too!) – thus the name of the company; and I love how they have incorporated titles of childhood tales as the names for their paper and product collections.
I would love to hear what your very favorite Piggy Tales product is - whether it is a paper collection, album, or embellishment. Share it in this thread and be sure to include your email. On July 31st I will draw a name and send out product from the Chicken Little and Little Miss Muffet collections.