Monday, April 27, 2009
The construction fire restoration general manager came yesterday and well let's just say we have a big task ahead of us (or should I say they do). They will be doing everything except we have to determine our complete losses and that is going to be a task, let me tell you. When the contents adjuster sent me the file to put our losses on it was a 62 page Excel spreadsheet and I was thinking, "why so big?" I think now I know why. It's gonna be all of that. It's bad enough the actual fire damage, but the smoke damage we're finding is just as bad if not worse. Then it becomes a matter if it can be put back to it's original condition.
I could go on and on (and you all know I'm good at that right? just by the title of my blog) but right now we are looking at probably a 4 month displacement. I love summer and hate that it goes so fast and don't want to wish it away, but............. I know we will get through, but knowing doesn't always make it easier. We have an awesome God and I know He will get us through. I just told my dad this morning I always thought it would be neat to go away for the summer, but really I had in mind a little farther than Bay Port. LOL For those of you that don't know Bay Port is only about 6 miles from where we live.
Have a great day everyone. I'm off to sift through the rubble and please feel free to leave your comments or questions. Oh and I promise I'll get back to some stamping inspiration soon. I'm going to need that.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
There is so much to share, but most will have to wait until later. We cannot live in our home and it will probably be at least a month until it will be semi live able. We are staying at my folks and our girls are staying with my sister along with our pets. All will be ok, I just know it. God is working so much out for us. We can see His hand in so many little things right now, it just amazes us. SU has called and has offered to replace my starter kit. (my upline had contacted them) Yeah! I can keep doing my business. My upline called and she is having me place a workshop order on her. Yeah again! You probably can all imagine how devastated I was over my stamp room having so much damage. Nothing burned in there, but major, major smoke damage and we don't know what is salvageable if anything. You should see my stamp cases. They are just black, but good news again. My 3 free sets I'd earned during SAB came yesterday so I have 3 non smokey sets to use. Yeah yet again!
I have my down moments, but then I am touched so much by the kindness of others. I'm the type that likes to be the giver and receiving has never come easy to me, but God is teaching me otherwise right now.
If you need to contact me you can email me at my regular email address..... firstname.lastname@example.org or post here. Keeping in touch through the computer is helping me to have some normalcy.
Thanks for all your prayers,
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I received a call yesterday from someone who needed a gift certificate and needed it quick. I put this together in no time. Very simple, but I think it makes a nice presentation. What do you think? Now you're all wondering who it's for right? That's why I turned the card over silly! That's all for today. I'm re-organizing my stamp room. Yes, once again. Why is it just never quite right? Oh I know, because I make it such a mess. LOL
Have a great day!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Have a wonderful day and I'll have more leftovers for you later this week.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
While doing some blog surfing on Sunday evening I came across a couple of neat ideas by Jan Tink and just had to give them a try. You will find the circle card idea HERE and then the idea for making the scallop edge around the punched greeting HERE. Jan has a great tutorial to show you how so I won't even try and duplicate it.
Circle Card Supplies Used: Sizzix Scallop Circles, 1 3/4" circle punch, large oval punch, Fusion Flowers and Corduroy Baja Breeze Buttons, Oval All Stamp set, Not Quite Navy Ink, Scallop Edge Punch
Thank You Card Supplies Used: Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Flight of the Butterfly stamp set, Oval All stamp set, Kiwi Kiss Ink, Crimper
Have a great day!