Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Blessings and more playing

Hi All, This is a card I made early last month...before I had the blog. My friend Deby, an SU Demo, shared some of her new in-colors with us right after they came out. So I took my piece of riding hood red home to play with. I used my dotted swiss CB embossin folder and SU Bothway Blossoms set. I used the large oval punch to cut out the sentiment. I then masked it with a small oval punch cut from a post it note. Heavily sponged the outer rim in summer sun ink. Colored the daisies in with summer sun as well. Other paper used in this is textured white and old olive. Tos on some brads and ribbon and there you go.

I got some good news today at work. I've been approved to do a compressed pay period at work. I will still work the same number of hours in the pay period, but I'll only have to work 9 days instead if 10. My husband and I carpool to work. But because my hours are less than his, I drive 8 miles past my office to drop him off and then drive the 8 miles back to my office. And then do it again in the evening after work. I figured it out and it means we will be driving 260 miles LESS each pay period! Can you say PRAISE GOD!!!!!! How does this work you ask? Well, becaus I'll be working longer hours, he will drop me off on his way to work and then pick me up in the afternoons. That's 16 miles a day and 100 miles the 1 day I don't work. Hubby will be working from home that day.

Another way that this is a blessing is that I can schedule all dr. appoinments on my "pass" day so I won't have to sick leave to go to the dr. AND we will get to sleep in an extra half hour in the morning! Woohoo!!!!

This new schedule starts tomorrow. I am so happy that God has provided some relief for our car and our wallets. :-)



Sue from Oregon said...

Good morning Roxy...had to stop in before work to see what you've posted...lovely card...I think I may try to case it at my next stamping time...wonderful use of color and textures!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Your card is beautiful! And your news about work is WONDERFUL, our God is a GREAT GOD!

Lindsey said...

That is so lovely Roxy..great job!


Kristin said...

Just stopped by to say hello - I saw this card on here last week, but was in so much of a rush, I didn't comment :) It's so pretty!
Congratulations on the changes at work. It's amazing how many miles (and I'm sure money) you will save with the new schedule! And you can't beat an extra half hour of sleep! God is good! Have a great week! Kristin

Joey said...

lovely card roxy, i love the colours and the layout of it, many congrats with your work changes i bet it will make life just that little bit

Dawn said...

Great card Roxy!
that certainly will make a difference to your day - Well Done!