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and a craft from the heart

ohhhh. I would so rather be silly. but every once in awhile I will show some true emotion!  I was cleaning out my desk and found this
It’s a rejection letter. Love those. don’t know why I kept it.
 So maybe I knew who to toilet paper.
 It was  a rejection letter to my husband.
Back story:  My husband was living 4 hours away….(it was soooo nice…okay just kidding…but I did get aLOT of crafting done!) He worked two weeks straight and then would commute home and stay a week.
we did it for over a year.
it was taxing
economy blah
hard.
tears. (mostly my husband….what can I say? it’s hard to leave me!)
anyways. This job opening came up.
and we applied.
and out of a whole STACK of applications he was picked to take the test.
and out of the STACK of people who took the test
he was picked to interview.
and
we thought we had it in the bag
we were planning for him to come home…thinking how great it was going to be
insert:
rejection letter.
Now…to make a long story even longer……
he ended up coming home to do drywall (not his favorite thing) (about 4 months after said rejection) and this same company was hiring more people.
so we did the whole process again.
we did the pee test, the written test and the interview
BAM
another rejection letter
for reals you thought I was going to say we were hired right?
BUT…..
about a week after we got said rejection letter….the company called….
and hired him.
So, (yes, I’m wrapping it up)
It was a roller coaster.
He is home.
He is happy (i’m his wife…so OF COURSE he is happy!)
and he is working.
Now commuting sucked.
BAD.
but (serious part) we grew so much as a couple and a family.
we appreciated each other more
He appreciated my cooking (2 weeks of cup of noodles will do that to a person)
We grew in the gospel (yes, we are SUPER RELIGIOUS–click HERE if you want to know more)
and we are happy to have gone through it (and definitely that it is over.) and I wanted a way to remember kinda all the drama we went through so when we complain….we can remember that we are together…and that is all that matters. whew…serious time is OVER
Okay, craft time.
took rejection letter
and a dollar store frame
and then take red vinyl
you can buy a 12 x12 piece at sierras for $2….and I know that sierras isn’t everywhere and I’m sorry about that!
take said vinyl and put into cricut.
use this cartridge

cut out some meaningful words:
peel and stick.
I even wrapped it all pretty…which was really dumb of me cause he could care less….
but I just couldn’t resist cause all these leaves were on my lawn and looking so colorful…
I just hot glued them to the paper…
without flash
and with flash
He said he LOVED it….but I also vacuumed out his truck that same day….he was thrilled about that…so…
edited to add:
i made some printables

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.