Monday, April 14, 2008

Good News All Around!

This past week was a pretty good week for me! First of all, I found out at my district's school board meeting that I will, indeed, be teaching history next year! Yeah for me! For those of you who might not know, I was hired by the district in 2006 to teach their Alternative Education program. It has been quite an interesting ride. Most of my colleagues shutter at the thought of being in a room full of kids with behavioral issues. The job, itself, is usually a stepping stone as teacher burn-out is high in Alt. Ed. I happen to really enjoy my job, but I guess I really don't know how I would feel if I stayed in the position for several years. I have lots of thoughts on the subject, so more of that later. The bottom line, for now, is I am thrilled to be able to finally teach history as I have always wanted to do. Yippee!

And, on a scrappy note, I am very excited to finally be able to share that I have been chosen as one of Creating Keepsakes 2008 Hall of Famers.

You can check out all of the talented ladies who also won here. You can click on each of the names to hear their call stories, read their answers to some questions, and see a layout from their entry. I am very excited to have been chosen and to be included with such a talented group of girls! Congrats to all of them! Very Exciting!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my good news with me!!


  1. that is awesome girl!!!!

    I knew you'd get there! How could you not?

    so so proud of you.

    congrats on getting the teaching position you wanted. i'm so happy for you.

  2. As we say out west, "Yeeeeeehaw Cowgirl!" Dang, it's been a banner week for ya Little D! I'm so absolutely thrilled for you, both on the teaching gig and the CK HOF. You worked hard for both and they are so well deserved! :)

    *MUAH* and all that mushy stuff!


  3. congrats mf -- and I really get to say I knew you "when." Miss chatting you up!

  4. It was only a matter of time Denine since you are totally amazing! HUGE congrats to you and big hugs that I wish I could give you in person!!!

  5. Congrats again Denine!!!
    I am so excited for you!
    And congrats on the teaching front as well.
    Such deserved great news for you!

  6. Congrats!!!! I am a huge fan of your work. As I have been sitting back checking out your layouts in the Page Maps, I was thinking about the little details on your layouts that make them awesome...then I come here and read your blog and read the post about your style! Exactly! Can't wait to see you more and more in CK.

  7. Congratulations Denine! It was just a matter of time...I have been a fan of your work since Stayce had her site, I love your style! And your little one is adorable! Looking forward to more wonderful layouts :0)

  8. you get on with your kick-ass self sistah! i am so not surprised by this, yet so totally thrilled for you! i absolutely love how true you have stayed to your style throughout each and every stepping stone. i love to see good peeps get what they deserve...**MUAH**

    congrats on the teaching job too - i know this is very special to you and i'm thrilled that you get to do something you love.

    squeeze your little superstar for me too...LURVE YOU HUGELY sweet D!


  9. Congrats Denine, I have been a huge fan of yours at 2peas, your stuff is fabulous!!! Can't wait to see your stuff more in CK too! :)
    Pam Callaghan

  10. woooohooo congrats D!!!! that is sooo awesome!!!!! i so love your work!!! yeahhhhh - congrats again!!!!!

  11. Congrats on the HOF!
    Nice to see another Denean out there! :)