Monday, November 5, 2007

Yay! Someone likes it and other random stuff

Hi guys! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend, I did, lot's of good family time. First off, I'd like to thank everyone who voted in my little poll to pick my new business card design. This is the winner! I tweaked the background and darkened the font and thanks to your help, it turned out very nice.
I received a check for some items that sold in my friend Teresa's shop. Assemblage Studio is the name, and you will find lots of goodies there! http://www.theassemblagestudio.com/about.html I received this note in the envelope...translation, "Thanks Christine!! They are flying out the door!" Teresa.... This really made my heart feel good! I don't really get much of a response on the web and in blogland... 'cept for a few of you fabulous gals. I soo thank you for that! But here in the 'actual' world, folks seem to enjoy and actually want to pay me money for what I've been able to make. I'm thinking maybe I've gone about getting started in business backward, maybe I should have opened a brick and mortar store first AND THEN went to the web... leave it to me to start out with the difficult and make things harder than what they should be.
Two pieces of God's word have been continually in my heart this last week... James 4:6 'But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
I could get angry and resentful because I'm not 'on top of the world' with tons of orders, articles in magazines... I could get doubt full and quit because my stuff isn't flying out the cyber door of my shop... throwing my hands up and quiting isn't an option. The Good Lord reminded me that this week! People really do like the things I create, He has shown me. If I am faith full and thank full in the small victories..I know He will enable me to move on to bigger things!

This is a banner that has been sitting in my Etsy shop. Saturday, a lovely lady thought enough of it to buy it! She is just starting out on Etsy...http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5371070
She makes beautiful glass pendants, I hope you'll stop by and visit her new shop....
The second verse is this Mark 8:36 ' What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?' I know there will be some of you who will say 'Okay, what ever...' but I just wanted to share that through frustration and disappointment if you stick close to Our Lord.. it really is a peace full place. I'd rather have these small affirmations of what I am doing is good from God's hand than be on my own and lose myself!
Have a great Monday!
Hugs.

6 comments:

Sweet Remembrance said...

Oh that looks like such a cool store! Good for you.
I love your cards too...
Priscilla

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Well you are thinking clearly and God is blessing you with wisdom to share...and you are doing it!
I'm going to check out your friend's link...

Nunnie's Attic said...

Oh Christine I needed that today! I know the struggle you're facing because we are facing it too. Part of you just wants to quit and part of you wants to stay the course. Honey I pray that your business takes off and you find renewed joy in creating your masterpieces.

Love,
Julie

KARA said...

congrats on the sales sweetie, I love all your stuff and one day will be an owner of something when my sales come in.
kara
xxx

Monica Yvette said...

Wonderful Bible passages, and now I can truly see how they can apply to my own life. With your good and peaceful attitude, things are bound to go your way soon. Hugs. Btw, beautiful new banner. So festive for the upcoming season:)
Monica

Counting Your Blessings said...

Absativly and posilutly!! You're so right..."And He gives more grace" - just when you think there couldn't be more!! There are indeed the ups and downs. We aren't exempt, are we?! I'm so happy for you that you've sold some stuff. I know how gratifiying that is. I've been considering closing up my section of the store because I just don't have the time. Maybe as Julie said, I need to just stay the course. Have a wonderful Tuesday! Blessings... Polly