I am known as the
OAK ISLAND STAMPQUEEN
and, unbeknownst to many,
I am also
FLOWER FAIRY ROSE OF SHARON
(who made her dew-but (get it-flower fairy...dew....?!)
at my goddaughters 8th birthday party
and that persona blooms out every once in awhile
I hope she will aways hold on to that little bit of
"is this for real?!" she has about it!)
and, as of yesterday,
I have a new title and position as a
Roberta put out a call for a new design team member
using one of images
and yesterday she announced that I had been picked!
As my title indicates,
I will be bibbidie-bobbidie-booing up
and posting them on Roberta's blog
as well as my own.
In fact, I have an idea kicking around in my head
for the very first one...
and I *think* it will involve
combined with another project I recently made
to show a variation of a card we'll be making
in our groupie class next week...
I am going to call it---
OH HAPPY DAY!
That's what Roberta made yesterday for me!
And yesterday was a wee bit stressful.
My husband is a town employee--
and the Town Council was meeting for major budget cuts...
we've been praying for sometime over this situation...
As it turned out, when all was said and done,
3 people from his department and 3 from another department
had their positions terminated.
While we "dodged the bullet" so to speak
others weren't so blessed and our hearts hurt for them.
and we know that God has our best interests at heart
(if you haven't watched the movie COURAGEOUS-do so)
but even so sometimes it's hard to put that faith into action
and not worry, fret, stress...
My prayers are with those waking up unemployed this morning--
that they will be able to hold fast to the saying that
"when God closes a door, he opens a window..."
and that their next steps will be led by Him.
I've seen that-many times.
When, in answer to my prayer some years back
when I was faced with difficult circumstances in what I had once
thought of as "my dream job"...I ask Him
"to either change things (in my job) in a big way---
or open and close doors in a VERY OBVIOUS WAY..."
it resulted in my resignation.
I had helped build a practice from the ground up
and got stabbed in the back once success, followed by greed, took over...
At the time, I was crushed.
Fast forward 6 months
(I was blessed my husband was able and willing
to let me take some time off to regroup...)
and the very day
got up and decided that I was ready to look for a new job
I made exactly one phone call---for a totally different reason
and found my job now!
I am a part time church secretary-
less than 10 minutes from home.
I make the bulletin and newsletter look pretty
(can we say digital scrapbooking, people?!)
I design fliers, posters, brochures-
and do whatever else they need me to.
I often find myself needing my scrapbooking tools-at work!
Did I mention ny hours are flexible-
I get PAID VACATION
and am blessed with a second church family to boot?
I walk out the door---and can forget about work
(unlike my previous full-time and then some position!)
Hubby reminded me that this past Monday
marked the 5 year anniversary
of the interview that led to that job...
Praise be-God is GOOD!
I am glad it's the week-end.
Got to finish my class kits, do some flyladying
and of course my
OH HAPPY DAY TUTORIAL!
Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping!