Well, not much has gone on this weekend, which I guess could be a good thing.  I've had a lot of time to create cards, but with my nerve problems in my legs, I can't be up on my feet too much, but it hurts to sit, too though.  I feel like a screwed up mess! 

And of course workman's comp isn't making things any easier on me as they still have not paid benefits for the last month now and they are not revealing to my attorneys the reason why. 

I'm trying really hard not to get frustrated as I already feel like I'm being punished enough by being in pain all the time and not able to work, or do things in my day to day life that I used to enjoy doing and a lot of the things I didn't enjoy doing, but at least I could do them.

Anyway, back to something that brings joy & contentment to me.  Stamping!

A Card for our Letter Carrier

Here is a card I made for our mail carrier as someone sent us a letter & there was a remaining balance due on the postage.  The letter carrier left a note/envelope in our mailbox saying they paid 78cents that was due.  The next day I put 78cents in the envelope, sealed it, and put a note on it thanking them for covering the rest of the postage and what package it was for.  Well, after we checked our mail, there was the same envelope in the mailbox still with the 78cents in it with another note that said which package it was from & to not worry about the 78cents, that they went ahead and covered it and there was no need to pay them back.  Well, this day & age, what a nice gesture!?  I thought so anyway.

So, I did what I always do when I want to tell someone how much I appreciate a deed they have done:  I made a card.  Here is the card I made.  I am not going to put it in the mailbox until Monday because I want to be sure our mail carrier is working so they will get the card.

Stamp Set Used:  You Make me Happy & Tiny Talk
Paper Used:  Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, & Not Quite Navy
Ink used:  Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel,
Embellishments:  Tiny Flower Brad, Eyelet Ribbon, and Staples
Tools used:  Paper Piercing tool.

This card was cased from a card I happened across several months ago, wish I remembered the makers name or website so they could get the credit for this, but I thought it was so beautiful that I had to make my own version!

Blessings & happy Stampin'!


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    May 2010



    My name is Shawnie Bartron I live in Coos Bay on the beautiful Oregon Coast.  I enjoy spending my time with family and friends. I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and I especially enjoy situations which encourages creativity and learning, usually scrapping with friends and family does the trick. When I am by myself, I prefer to hear my 2 toddler grand babies squealing and playing in the background but I also enjoy listening to the tv in the background or Danny Gokey music.

    Before I got hurt at work 2 years ago I used to have a quite active lifestyle, things have dramatically slowed down since then and I have had a hard time coping. With the help of prayer, positive thinking, loving family, and caring friends, I will pull through this. 


    May 2010


    Aqua Painter.
    Big Shot
    Bigz Lattice Die
    Bigz Top Note Die
    Coluzzle Cutter
    Crimping Tool
    Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
    Elegant Eggplant
    Elegant Inspirations
    Elements Of Style
    Embossing Powder
    Embosslits Beautiful Wings
    Extra Large 2 Step Bird Punch
    Eyelet Ribbon
    Faux Button Brads
    Flower Brad
    Garden Whimsey
    Greeting Card
    Halfback Pearls
    Herb Expressions
    Nesties Labels 8
    Old Olive
    Paper Piercing Tool
    Scallop Trim Border Punch
    Scissor Charms
    Sizzlits Lots Of Tags Label 1
    Slider Card
    Small Flower Punch
    Special Blessings
    Stampin Up
    Stampin Up Designer Paper
    Tiny Talk
    Velvet Su Ribbon
    Warm Words
    Well Scripted
    Wonderful Watercolors
    You Make Me Happy

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