Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Psalm 23

Psalm 23:5
"my cup brims with blessing"

I know two posts in one day, what is going on?!?!!? I just felt like I needed to write this down because I feel God's presence and His blessing all around me right now. I want to remember this feeling when I feel like I'm all alone. I know this is an odd scripture -- they usually read it at funerals. But I don't feel like I'm dead..... Quite the contrary, I feel so blessed and ALIVE right now, it's awesome!!! You know, I used to get frustrated as to why I picked AT, especially after some of the challenges I faced. It wasn't easy. Actually, it was a struggle ALL THE WAY THROUGH. But, I heard a few days ago from Joel Osteen that the enemy fights you the most right before the best things happen.

I just want to encourage you right now. Whatever you're struggling through, whatever you're stressed about -- God is CLOSE; closer than you think. And your cup brimming with blessing isn't that far away.

Have a great rest of today!
Love Lea

The stamping frenzy continues


After another successful and busy day at the track in my clinic, the stamping continues.

I think I'm trying to justify the purchase of a Big Shot, which is a Stampin' Up cutter/embosser. I've seen some really neat things done with it and I'm itching to have one. I was actually supposed to purchase one in February, but when I had my accidents (count em three), I couldn't justify spending the money when I knew my license was going to cost so much and that there would be a repair bill on my car.

However, with the addition of many hours of work, and some extra funds to go along with it, I'm reconsidering it.

Can I really afford to purchase a $225 cutter when I really am considering moving out? Should I, instead, be putting that money to better use paying off my student loan or credit card? What are your thoughts? I know what Gail Vaz-Oxlade from 'Til Debt Do Us Part would say -- Credit card balances cost money! Pay them off! I gotta stop watching that show!!!! I got this job so I could afford the fun things in life!

Enough, deep thoughts! This card is for the teacher of the student volunteers I had this year at work. I think she's amazing and wish there were more teachers out there like her! There probably are -- i just haven't met them yet! :)

Have a great rest of the weekend!
Love Lea

Saturday, May 23, 2009

On a Stamping Mission!

Hi! Working two jobs is good for me and my stamping! I made three more cards today. I've been walking by my stamp room all week long, longing to call in "sick" and spend the day in the stamp room. Today, I could do it without any guilt. Did some stamping before I had to go to the clinic at the track and tonight after races, I made a couple more.

Let me know what you think! My stamping demonstrator is going to be soooooo proud of me. The first one is for her -- for being a stampin' good demonstrator. The second one is for my coworker Lani, who has been AMAZING my first month at the track. And the third one is for my sister -- it's for her late bday card (i'm still waiting from one from her) and has a little slot as you see for me to add a starbucks gift card to it!

The inside of the birthday card for my sister -- see the little slot for the gift card? cute hey?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's 9:00 and I got my MOJO back!

Chelsey asked me to make her some birthday cards for her friends, because I gave her the yellow one from the previous post. It was a heck of a long day, but somehow, things just started flowing when I sat down in my stamping room tonight :).

After the first masterpiece, I thought I was done and picked out a card I made a few months ago for a second one for Chelsey. And then, the creativity continued and out came the butterfly card! I love that stamp set! I haven't used it in a loooooong time. And I hadn't made any glitter windows for awhile either. I think they both look fabulous! Chelsey is gonnna love em'!

It was another hectic morning at the track and I am impressed with all the things I accomplished today. Yay God! We worked hard today and I feel totally blessed to be doing all the things I'm doing right now! :)
Have a fabulous friday everybody! Don't think it'll be an admiration day for me -- this week was toooooooooo short!
Love Lea

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Got my stamping bug back!

A funky new watercolor technique I learned from reading peoples' blogs.
Doesn't it look cool?
I'm very impressed with my talent! :)
Life has been pretty busy lately. Today, I worked day 24 in a row. I'm planning a BBQ at work right now. It's a lot bigger and a lot more work than I initially thought, so there was some swearing at work today when I looked at the file folder. Eeeeek!

Things at the track are lots of fun! I'm really enjoying and it's non stressful so that's good news. Life is pretty good right now :)
Have a great day
Love Lea

Friday, May 15, 2009

Admiration Day

What, you may ask, is admiration day? It is an absolutely WONDERFUL thing the management team here has invented. It's where you sit back and admire everything you've done over the last week. So here it is. You get to sit back and admire with me.
The aforementionned gift I told you about a few weeks ago, one of the centerpieces and Chelsey's famous balloon cluster and streamer display.

The whole event went really well. Thanks to everyone who helped out. It was fun, but I am still tired! :) At this point, there is live racing this weekend, but I don't know. Maybe they'll cancel it due to the weather... SIGH. Crazy. My coworker lives in Winnipeg Beach and had to brush all the snow off her car this AM. hehehe.
Have a great admiration day
Love Lea

Friday, May 08, 2009

It's Friday!

This week has flown by! Oh my goodness! I've been crazy tired all week long, but cramming all kinds of stuff into a few days would probably be the cause of that. This week has been better after my last rant. My friends are fabulous! Kudos to Tanya and Sarah! I don't know what we'll do without you, Sarah, when you go......... :(

Started my new job at the track -- my first patient was a no show. Live racing starts Sunday, so things will probably pick up over the next little while. Yes, it will get busier! And to think a few weeks ago, i was bored bored bored. LOL

Well, that's the short of the long! :)

Love ya