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.
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.