Friday, September 23, 2011

Friends are Treasures......

Today's card is a "THANK YOU" to all my friends in cyber world and IRL. I don't go much in depth about my personal life but today I am. My husband has been unemployed since January. It's been a struggle, with 5 kids and 2 dogs, to say the least. There have been days where I really thought I, or my marriage, couldn't handle one more ounce of stress. My friends have been my rock...more than my own family has been. I don't know how I would have made it through this past year with out all of you out there in my cyber world. You truly have been a HUGE blessing in my life and I want to say THANK YOU to all of you. I love you all and knowing you are there for me day in and day out gives me the strength to forge on with another day.
friendship flower
To get this look start by cutting a circle out of a scrap piece of paper, I used my Big Shot and a Spellbinders die. I used a piece of paper that was the same width as my card. When you have a hole in the paper place it where I want it and then ink the Hero Arts Poppy stamp with Rusty hinge and stamp in the hole. You can use some removable adhesive to hold the paper with the hole in place if you need too. Next take the circle that had been cut out and place it over the poppies and inkmy Hero Arts Woodgrain stamp with the Hero Arts chalk ink in latte and then stamped. Use your distress ink to ink the edges of the card to get the look you want. I wanted a dark looking wood so I used Vintage Photo and Antique Linen (they are my most used Distress Colors).

Next ink your sentiment in Versamark and stamp below circle, heat emboss with white Hero Arts Embossing Powder. I choose this embossing powder over any other white because it is a true, true white. Not a yellow white. Add some ribbon and a rolled rose and some pearls and it's done. It was a very simple, fast card to make.

Now I am off to relentlessly call my husbands phone! lol He went for an interview for his (our) DREAM JOB the other day. The headhunter called this morning......this is THE CALL we have been waiting for and my husband has chosen today to not answer his cell while he is out and about. I'm dying over here.....I need to know. I have prayed so hard for this job. I am praying still that he got it. The interviews, there were 2, went so well. This would be a life changing job for our family and it's his dream career.

*******UPDATE******* He did not get the job. He had 3 yrs less experience than the other guy so they went with him. I am devastated to say the least. We needed this. It was the first interview in months. No one is hiring. I feel bad for him. It's the first time ever that he has gone for a position and not gotten it.....in his whole life. The company did say that they thought he interviewed well and that in the near future will have some openings in the Boston area and will keep him at the top of the pile. So the search continues.

I've lost my mojo. I'm hoping my she returns and I can create in the near future. I may take a short break....

Have a GREAT day and THANK YOU for your friendship, love and support. It truly means the world to me.

Michelle




7 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, Michelle! Praying all goes well with the potential job. Keep us all posted!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Michelle I am so sorry that things have been so hard. :> What a day for your hubby not to answer the phone! I pray that he gets his dream job!! :> And so love your card, the pearls add so much!

Tiffany said...

Ah, Michelle, really beautiful with that dark woodgrain pattern and the bright orange to offset it, fabulous card! I do hope the call was a good one and that you have all your answers and prayers met this year!

Barb said...

Now you've got us all hanging. . .and praying too! I really hope your hubby gets the job, Michelle! Love this beautiful card!

luvmysilhouette said...

Oh Michelle, I love your card!!!
So sorry he did'nt get that job but keep your faith when God closes one door he opens another,rest assured I know it's Really tough a lot of people struggling now... God Bless You and your Family...xo

pcm said...

OH Michelle,
I had no idea. Hang in there!

Renee VanEpps said...

I feel terrible for you and your family. I was truly hoping to pop back in this morning and see a different outcome. We're all here for you, I hope and pray for something EVEN BETTER than this to come along. Keeping my fingers crossed ;) Don't forget to take care of yourself, this is the time that most ladies forget to do that (myself included). Stress is hard enough on us.. Anyway, I'll quit blabbing.,..good luck :)