June 25, 2010


Have you ever thrown a fist full of glitter in the air?

Have you ever looked fear in the face and said 'I just don't care'?

While I was trying to be inspired to create something the other night, I was listening to Glitter in the Air by P!nk.  Now there's a lady who can really write a song and sing it!  Anyhow the top lines are what inspired me.  I decided I wanted to play with glitter.  I had hoped to enter it in the last Play Date Cafe challenge but I just didn't have enough time to post it.  

The black glitter is a strong contrast to the turquoise and encouraging sentiments.  But that kind of represents all the mixed feelings I'm having with all the recent major changes in my life.  Without struggles I can't become stronger.  And I am so thankful to have a very loving and  supportive family surrounding me.  I also have the most amazing friends.  The ones like you who read my babble and remind me to keep my chin up.  The friends who call me to encourage me and listen to me.  My husband and I are just amazed by the amount of support we have found in our friends.

I was going to create something tonight but I think I'm just going to go to bed and get lost in a book.  What's on your reading list this summer?

June 23, 2010

Need a Lift?

I know lately I sure have and my friends have been there for me.  I am just so blessed by the amount of support that we've received in the last month.  It has been more than a week since I last posted and let me tell you it has been a busy one.  I've been sending out resumes and had my first interview in seven years and it went really well.  I was really thinking I would be on my work tomorrow but, unfortunately for me, the company had a better candidate.  The supervisor was kind enough to keep my resume on file just in case something came up and she is even willing to send my name on to any other employer she knows who needs an administrative assistant or bookkeeper.  How cool is that?

Despite all the outpouring of support from friends and family, my husband and I are becoming quite discouraged with the sale of our house.  So on top of not being able to get this job and not selling the house our fears are mounting.  It just goes to prove that you can make as many plans as you like but God is going to come along and make plans of his own.  In the meantime I'll keep applying for jobs and keeping the house clean for showings.

The cards I have for you today were ones that I sent for the last Embellish Magazine publication call but that too wasn't meant to be.  The good news is that now I have something to share with you, dear blog friends.  The black thread in the first card was meant to be the bicycle tire spokes.  I've seen the PTI Everyday Button Bits Bike done in Tandem before I just don't recall where.  Nothing new there but I liked the wheels and the colour balance in this card. In the bottom card I created my favourite balloon scene and use a black button and thread for the basket.

Anyhow, thanks so much for following my blog even though I haven't been giving much inspiration or encouraging comments for you. I will have another card to share with you Thursday or Friday.  Please check back. I trust that this post finds you all healthy and happy.  Happy Crafting!

EDIT June 26 ~ I decided to take Karen's advice and enter the bike card for the I WANT TO RIDE MY BIKE CHALLENGE IN THE MOXIE FAB WORLD.