Friday, March 7, 2008

Yowza! Has it ever been a long time since I last posted! The Christmas season brought almost too many orders to handle = lots of sleepless nights. Thanks to all of our faithful customers for their orders and support! You're all the best!

One sad note - my husband was laid off from his job the week before Christmas. He had been with the company for nearly 7 years and they all of sudden decided that his position, along with several others, was not needed. We were blessed to receive 4 months worth of severance = 3 months after all of the taxes came out. My only question - why can't these people that make those decisions wait until after the holidays? That part I cannot fathom. At any rate, he is still searching for a wonderful new job. Please pray for us, that his new job will come along soon, as we will be out of money at the end of this month.

On a brighter note, I just ordered my very own stamping supplies to create some new jewelry.

I'm planning on a combo of stamped sterling tags and soldered photo charms for some very meaningful Mother's Day gifts. Keep checking back to see what I'm up to!

We were also featured in the February edition of Australian Beading Magazine. I wrote a tutorial on how to create soldered glass charms, and they also printed the interview I gave to the editor. I will post pictures soon of what the layout looks like. I feel so blessed to have been noticed and asked to participate in this amazing opportunity.

Thanks for reading!



THopgood said...

Wishing your family luck in the job search...your jewelry is beautiful and I can't wait to see what's in store for mother's day. Thanks for having me...I'll be back. =)

THopgood said...

Wishing your family luck in your job search. Your jewelry is beautiful and I can't wait to see what's in store for Mother's Day. Thanks for having me...I'll be back. =)

Michele said...

Wow- such beautiful jewelry.
Blessings to you,

Anonymous said...

Fun jewelry stamping stuff! I can't wait to see your new work.

I'm inviting you to party with me, too!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

Happy Partying!

The Single Mom said...

Hello Christina - glad you made it to the party! Our prayers will certainly be with you and your family! I can't wait to take a better look at your jewelry! Enjoy the party!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

Havin' a blast at this PART-AY! Love your blog!

Wanted to invite you over for my PHOTOS ONLY A MOM WOULD TAKE week!

Contest will be announced tomorrow!

STAY TUNED!! And come join the fun!!