Something Good is Always On The Way

You’re gonna think I’m chatty today.  I actually wrote this last week but got sidelined for a few days with an issue.  I’m hands deep in a project but wanted to let you know that Something good is always on the way.   This has been a tough week at home, I’ve been feeling so tested, and have done my best not to complain and have tried to understand the “why”.   I waited it out and as always happens, something good always shows up – so much of the time it’s far better than what originally went wrong.

On Memorial Day I was going to the cemetery with new flowers and on the way down my street, I got a flat tire on my car.  I eased back down the street to put the car in the driveway and set out in the truck.  Once I got uptown, I figured out I had a screw in the tire so I called DD to drive me to cemetery and ultimately to follow me home. We stopped at every gas station on the way to put air in since auto repairs were closed for the day.   Two flats in one day – how does that happen?  The next day since I had nothing to drive, I conquered how to change a flat – yes, it took me an hour and a half, but I did it!  Driving  to Sams Club for a repair, I just knew that I’d have to buy a new tire.  The man helping me was soooo nice and they only charged me $15.00!  Something good is always on the way.

I knew I couldn’t change a tire on a big ole truck and today when the guy came to mow the lawn he said he noticed I had a flat tire and that he could fix it.  He did!  He added air and plugged the hole.  Something good is always on the way.

Yesterday, my Central Air Conditioning/Heating died in the house.  It’s quite hot in Florida right now.  I’ll have to admit that I did have a little cry over this one, a stress cry.   I know it’s not repairable because I just paid to have it repaired 15 days ago.  So after an hour or two I called a good company to get a quote and oh, he let me have the quote.  Stress cry a little bit more :-)  Smart me sat down and called the tiny company that normally does maintenance to get a comparable quote and it seems that for a relatively little amount, they can fix the motor which will buy me another six months to a year.  Something good is always on the way.

I’m.all.good!  We all have those days, it’s not just me.  It feels good to get through it and I thank God for equipping me with the patience to know that something good is always on the way…

I’ve been out of touch here and wrote this last week on June 5th and didn’t want too much time to get away from me before sharing.  Today I wanted to share one of my older cards that I came across in a link sent to me; the original post and product list is HERE.  It so made me smile so I decided to share it again for newer readers!  Thanks to all of you that participated in the giveaway – the winner has been acknowledged and lucky Lisa is also a verified email subscriber for more than 30 days.   She’ll also be getting a goodie box from me as a thank you for her loyalty as an everyday reader.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by, see you soon!!

  • tina phillipsJune 12, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    what a wonderful post to read!! sometimes when we are right in the middle of a crisis we forget that something good is always on the way :) Thank you for reminding me!!!ReplyCancel

  • RitaJune 12, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    Hi Becca, I loved your story, but I could not take my eyes of your card. Its so Stunning. I beleive things are sent to try us sometimes. My Mum used to say, A little bad always comes with the good. . Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxReplyCancel

  • AstridJune 12, 2012 - 1:08 pm

    Becca, you are always an inspiration and this bittersweet story is no exception. Your card is stunning too!

    Here comes another big hug from Scotland, so what is that all about, two Scottish hugs in a row lol!ReplyCancel

  • diane zechmanJune 12, 2012 - 1:08 pm

    Becca, it has been a stressful couple of days…thanks for sharing your story! I ? the card!!! Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonJune 12, 2012 - 1:10 pm

    Becca, I’m so sorry that you have had a rough week. Your card is fabulous. {{{{Hugs!}}}}ReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderJune 12, 2012 - 1:13 pm

    Ahhhh Becca, What a day you had. God is always smiling on us, sometimes we just have to wait a little bit for the smile and other times we have to sit back and put things into perspective to see the smile. Have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • RubyJune 12, 2012 - 1:16 pm

    As I was reading your note… I was cringing a bit because I figured you had a sad story to tell and I was right. I also realized that when these things happen to me my first reaction is to ‘cry’… I hate it because I know better, but that is my first reaction. After the waterworks I pick myself up and get to work to get whatever mishaps fixed! I hope the rest of your week will be sunny and bright.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthJune 12, 2012 - 1:20 pm

    Sounds like one of those days. the card is wonderful and makes a beautiful unusual card. Well done xReplyCancel

  • Cheryl LeaJune 12, 2012 - 1:22 pm

    I’m so sorry your day started out so bad, but thanks for sharing the happy ending. It’s so easy to get bogged down in the negative that it’s nice to be reminded that it’s usually only temporary, and patience is all that’s required to get to the other side of the crisis where we can smile again. ~Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtJune 12, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    Glad the something good’s showed up. Sometimes we need the strength of the hard times to get through….makes us stronger! You seem to have had plenty though…!!! Love your card and I hope you have a fabulous week!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn WildJune 12, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    Keep your chin up Becca and things usually work out for the best in the end! Your card is very lovely too (as they always are)!

    Lynn WildReplyCancel

  • MaryannJune 12, 2012 - 1:25 pm

    Oh dear what a couple of days, but as you so true said more times, there´s always something good on it´s way, and there was, so you got through it as always hun, and that´s one of the things I really admire about you, that no matter how much comes up, you always seems to be able to pull through it and get on with good things.
    Now I sure hope, that you´ll have nothing but good things comming your way for a very loooooong time hun and have a lot of fun, you sure deserve that.
    Have a wonderful day and take good care of YOU.ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaJune 12, 2012 - 1:27 pm

    Becca: My dad died when I was thirteen. My mom, a strong believer, faced obstacle after obstacle. It seemed like one thing after another either broke, or gave up the ghost, or went wrong. The town even raised the taxes on the family home….It was such an amazing thing to see her pull through each trial with her faith, not just in tact, but multiplied! She used to sing this little chorus: “Something good is going to happen to you, happen to you, this very day. Something good is going to happen to you. Jesus of Nazareth is passing your way.” His eye is on the sparrow…and he watches you, too! Hugs!!!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaJune 12, 2012 - 1:29 pm

    Great post and from the heart! HE will never put more on you, than you can bear. Although, sometimes, we ask HIM, “Is that it? I hope so, Lord, ’cause I’ve had enough!” Many blessings to you and I absolutely love the card, Becca. On my way to check out the original post. Blessings and a prayer are being sent to you, from me. ~CynthiaReplyCancel

  • D IdletJune 12, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    Hey Becca, I’m glad that everything turned out ok, see all of these things make you an even stronger women!!!! As my husband says to me sometimes when things can be hectic, that God gave women an extra rib. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card again, I do remember this one!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemJune 12, 2012 - 1:32 pm

    Oh Becca! When I read your post, it was like things that I’ve experienced in my past! Girl, you should have known, all things work for the best when God has a hand in it! Without it, there’s nothing but confusion and kaoss!
    TFS such an awful experience with us. Makes us know we are not alone!
    Hugs~ CherylReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisJune 12, 2012 - 1:34 pm

    Boy, can we all identify with your crazy “flat tire” day. When we were putting an addition on our house there were nails all over the place that my grandsons loved to use to make all sorts of missles and guns, etc. The youngest of the two took two of those nails and put them under the tires of my car who knows why. The rest is history. It wasn’t until years later did the little culprit admit to what he did. Anyway, this card is charming. I absolutely love the ribbon rose and the rouching. It is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene LJune 12, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    Thanks for the lift–I needed it today–glad you waited to post (something good is on the way)>ReplyCancel

  • CroppinmamaJune 12, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    I’ve been following you for a few weeks now, but have heard about you before that from a friend. Your posts are so much more than just about your artistic endeavors, and I so appreciate your transparency and sharing your faith in the Lord, showing us how He gets you through each day. Blessings to you, and am glad you received lots of ‘somethings’ :)ReplyCancel

  • FrancineJune 12, 2012 - 1:38 pm

    It is so true but sometime it take long…
    Pretty card!

  • Debbie HammJune 12, 2012 - 1:38 pm

    “Momma said there’d be days like this”. No truer words were ever spoken.
    Your upbeat attitude in the face of life’s many challenges is refreshing.ReplyCancel

  • MargieHJune 12, 2012 - 1:40 pm

    Becca, popping in here to give you some BIG HUGS, girl! xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • facsmomJune 12, 2012 - 1:45 pm

    The beauty of the cards we make can not only encourage other, but us. We had a real tragedy happen to 2 staff people at my school. With heavy hearts we were going to face the next day. I grabbed a few of my homemade cards (I TRY to make 2-1 to give away and 1 to keep for a sample). I needed something pretty to look at to take away the mental picture of these people being notified of the tragedy. 3 of us had a card sitting on our desks to get through the day. I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the cards was a Becca inspired piece of art. Thank you for the many ways you encourage us. You are one brave woman!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJune 12, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    Wow Becca when it Rains it pours. so sorry. seams like always something goes wrong when you cant afford it. like my car is having issue. but keep the faith.
    we all need to do that.
    thanks for sharing
    Hugs AnitaReplyCancel

  • Ann CJune 12, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    Well……everything seems to come in threes so you should be done for a while! ;-) Darling card. Going to the link to see more.ReplyCancel

  • Ann robbinsJune 12, 2012 - 1:49 pm

    You touched my heart with that one. I have a handicapped daughter and for the first year of her life my thing was always “Why me Lord, what did I do?” But after a year, I decided that I needed to change my attitude and “Why me changed to “He only asks you to take on what he thinks you can handle. And the rest is history and now “something good is always on the way.” So too when I found you, I knew that you and Spellbinders were the something good. This is just another magnificant one of your pieces of work and I just love the ribbon and flower ~ absolutely beautiful.

  • Kathy HJune 12, 2012 - 1:50 pm

    Becca, when I’ve gone through trying times in my life, I always find comfort in this quote: If He leads you to it, He will bring you through it. Saying a prayer for you! Love this beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl WJune 12, 2012 - 1:52 pm

    So glad everything turned out well. I do remember having days like that. I also remember when you first posted this card. Loved it then and love it now! :) TFSReplyCancel

  • Just MeJune 12, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    Ok I gotta ask. If you kept stopping and putting air in the tire why didn’t you just buy a can of fix-a-flat?ReplyCancel

  • Amanda HJune 12, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    I feel so awful for you! There must be some kind of car “bug” going around because our family and another close family are having car troubles. Both of our families cars blew out, in the span of 3 days. we are now scrambling to money so we can fix our remaining car and find another for me to drive when school starts. Our friend’s family had everything possible go wring with their car. The total cost to fix it was almost $2,000 :( Both of us moms’ coupon on a one income families. I feel so awful that you are having so much come at you all at once!! It only happens when we least expect it and when we are the least “ready”. God knows our sorrows and I pray He will heal yours and lift you up, this week :)

    ~ Amanda :)ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJune 12, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    That old devil was trying to get you but you showed him. I am glad all is working out for you. The card is beautiful. Just hang in there & God will be next to you.ReplyCancel

  • Louise HallJune 12, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    A beautiful card and a story with a happy ending … perfect!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterJune 12, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    So glad you were able to get everything figured out and settled, I know a good cry always helps me to calm down and think and get things done, just need that first.ReplyCancel

  • MeganM.June 12, 2012 - 1:58 pm

    We got a flat tire on Memorial Day too! And we were stuck about 4 hours from home in the middle of nowhere Nevada…with an infant. But fortuantely we were able find a Walmart that was open about 70 miles away and get it fixed really quick. Just wanted to let you know that I totally feel your pain! Hopefully things continue to look up! :)ReplyCancel

  • Terri SJune 12, 2012 - 1:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing; it came at a time when I needed encouragement.ReplyCancel

  • Donna RJune 12, 2012 - 2:00 pm

    Becca, what a wonderful attitude you have. I do need to take lessons from you. I will be remembering your lovely line…. something good is always on the way! Beautiful card too but I enjoyed your story sharing today! Big hugs and I hope that something good is on it’s way to you!ReplyCancel

  • RaquelJune 12, 2012 - 2:03 pm

    You have so many angels watching over you. Glad to hear you have a positive outlook on wrongs that come your way–the reason I say this is because my week has not been a good one–yet reading your blog has put a smile on my face–why? Because I can read your words and you have a smile and can feel your faith no matter how hard its going. Thanks Becca I know my week will get so much better. You are an angel of God for many of us. SOMETHING GOOD IS ALWAYS ON ITS WAY!!ReplyCancel

  • CarolJune 12, 2012 - 2:04 pm

    Oh Becca … you are so right “Something good is always on the way” … and what a lovely reminder. In the everyday business of LIFE, and the stress that it brings, this is a wonderful thought, one I need to remind myself of more frequently … thank you for that friendly nudge!

    And, as always … thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent with us … you keep me inspired!

    Here’s wishing you even better days … on the way!


  • AnaJune 12, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    Reading your story I wanted to cry because I know where you are coming from. From time to time the devil really tries to discourage you and the trials continue, but remember God is there even though sometimes one feel alone.
    God is good and faithful. So glad that some angels came to your rescue and pray that your A/C gets fixed without braking your bank and also being in Florida you need it very soon to stay cool. Despite of it all thank you so much for sharing another beautiful card. You are much appreciated.

  • TinaJune 12, 2012 - 2:11 pm

    It’s true Becca, something good does always happen. And the goodness in people comes shining through. I’m sorry you are having a time of it, but just P.U.S.H…pray until something happens. And know we all love you!ReplyCancel

  • ClaudiaJune 12, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    Keep your chin up. Home ownership has its advantagews along with its problems. In the end, however, you haven’t paid for someone elses home with empty rental receipts. As far as the tire; thank goodness you weren’t on the highway going at a good clip!! As for your card, I love it. What as wonderful greeting for the bride & groom. Love your posts & look forward to seeing the new ones down the road.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia T.June 12, 2012 - 2:14 pm

    Hi Becca, I`ve learned that tests and trials come only to make us better. God has a good plan for our lives, so rest assure that something good is on the way. You went through your tests with such grace. Thank you for sharing your story. You have encouraged me. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I was just looking at a length of ribbon that I weaved and thinking how to incorporate it on a card. Your card has inspired me. You are truly amazing in a lot of ways. Hugs! PatriciaReplyCancel

  • DeniceJune 12, 2012 - 2:15 pm

    When ever my family or myself gets “slammed” with problems, it always helps me to know that so many of the people God was able to use for good , were also tried by “fire”. (so to speak) We are supposed to count it all joy as we go through the trials, but golly that is hard to do. I am begining to believe that once we get that through our heads though, “stuff” stops happening so much. So just keep telling your self to count it all joy until your heart finally “gets” it. In the mean time, know you have lots of friends praying for you. How blessed can you get. God bless…..deniceReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 12, 2012 - 2:19 pm

    Well, Sweetie, you have had a rough patch with all these frustrating and annoying events. Sounds like some Divine Appointments were arranged for you: time with your DD, the blessing of your personality in the lives of the tire and repair people. Those people must have needed the blessing of your presence in their day somehow. Well, I hope life will soon return to its more natural flow for you. And I do hope these incidents won’t distract you from the flow of your creativity. Big hugs!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan SchultheisJune 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm

    You are so right something good is always on the way. Hopefully this will be all the troubles for a while, as they say they always come in threes and you have had your three for now. Keep up your good spirits and make some more pretty cards that is very good therapy for us crafters.ReplyCancel

  • Mary McMillanJune 12, 2012 - 2:25 pm

    Becca, I’m loving the quote from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which is: “Everything will be right in the end. If it is not yet right, it is not the end.” You proved it….and yes, a stress cry along the way never hurts!ReplyCancel

  • BernieJune 12, 2012 - 2:26 pm

    Fabulous post Becca! I think we’ve all been thru times like that. I can remember when I was little my grandmother would say ‘Oh Boy something good is going to happen soon.‘ whenever things went wrong. Sure enough it was never long before she’d say ‘See I told you something good was going to happen.’ It’s not always easy to remember it when the chips are down but yes Something good is always on the way. BlessingsReplyCancel

  • Sharon WilliamsonJune 12, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    My mother always said, “It’s always darkest before the dawn,” and this is a pretty good illustration, huh? So glad things worked out for you, especially since you’re always sharing with us; it’s good to know there’s a bit of balance in the atmosphere!ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenJune 12, 2012 - 2:29 pm

    God is good!! May He continue to bless you in all your endeavors, Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry KushibabJune 12, 2012 - 2:30 pm

    Enjoy seeing what you post (don’t always comment) – without a doubt I will remember today and the saying ‘something good is always on the way’. Struggling with a physical issue right now and it will help to remember this. Good for you changing that tire. While its easier to let someone else do it, it is nice to know that we can do these things and helps us meet the next challenge head on. Blessings to you as you cool down…my auto air went out here in Hotlanta last week – cha ching!!!! It took me a week to get the car in for service and after it was repaired I was laughing with my daughter about how as a kid we made long trips as a family without any air, nor did we have any in the house….my, my how we have come to rely on it. Good luck sister and Hugs to you.ReplyCancel

  • Frances RodzJune 12, 2012 - 2:32 pm

    What a wonderful lesson to learn! Your story made me cry and made me think about those little things that we let pass by in our lives. Thank you for sharing it, you have given me something wonderful today!! Thanks again, and please keep giving us so many wonderful creations, just love them all, new or old, they are all beautiful. hugs,Frances.ReplyCancel

  • Maryellen WebberJune 12, 2012 - 2:49 pm

    I love the card you made for today. It’s just beautiful. Thanks for sharing
    your life with us, I would have had a major meltdown after going through
    all you did on Memorial Day. Thanks for your uplifting spirit you may not
    know it but it made a difference to me today.
    Thanks Becca!

  • Dawn BJune 12, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing your happy endings with us! You’re right – something good always comes along – and sometimes we need a little cry to clear our eyes!!

    My something good today is that your beautiful card gave me inspiration to create a 40th wedding anniversary card for my dear friends – I was stuck & couldn’t come up with an idea, but you fixed that for me!

    Thanks, girlfriend,

  • LisaJune 12, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing Becca! Love reading your blog and always enjoy seeing your creations! Thanks for reposting this one, I am fairly new and had not seen this one, perfect timing as a coworker just got married and I haven’t made a card yet! So scrap lifting this! It’s perfect!!


  • Kim CalviJune 12, 2012 - 3:12 pm

    Bless your heart! Thank you for sharing these moments with us. We all have them and it is such an encouragement to be reminded of God’s faithfulness and how intimiately He meets us. Thank you, I needed this to remind me to look for His hand today. Grace to you!

    LOVE the shoes, do you know if they are still available anywhere?ReplyCancel

  • LizJune 12, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    Took me a couple seconds to figure out this card but once I did, I decided it was so cute. Love it! Thanks for sharing and yes, something good is always on the way. You just have to believe. It’s really simple. God is love and he does not make bad things happen.ReplyCancel

  • Connie C.June 12, 2012 - 3:38 pm

    Thanks, Becca, for the wonderful story. It’s a good reminder to always keep looking up. I think I’ll post myself a little note with this saying – it’s a good one. And it’s OK to cry over stuff – God sees our troubles and knows our heart. He is our provider, and he provides good stuff! You have a marvelous week – and keep those beautiful cards coming.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJune 12, 2012 - 3:38 pm

    some days it is really hard to find the good. I am so happy that you were able to find good in all of your bad. God does love his children.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NoelJune 12, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    Becca, Thank you for sharing your story with us. It is very difficult sometimes isn’t it. We have just gone thru a time like this ourselves. We ran out of oil and had no hot water for 3 weeks because we could not afford to get even 1/2 a tank at the time because it is so expensive. Our Hydro company threatened to cut off our Hydro and the bank sent us a letter to say that our Mortgage was in danger because we had let our insurance on our house laps. We had to let the insurance go because they wanted us to replace the oil tank immediate (even though there is nothing wrong with it) because their new policy states that oil tanks need to be changed every 10 yrs. Our youngest son 3yrs old lost his glasses and the Dr. said we “have to replace them” (He has a very serious eye disease) The glasses are almost $400.00 and we have no medical coverage. I returned my vehicle because our lease was up and for the first time in our lives we have gone down to a one car family. (this may seem silly but we live in the country and have to be able to go to work etc. often in the opposite direction at the same time of day) All of this happened in a matter of a few weeks time.
    Well here we are a few weeks later and things are looking up. I spoke with the Hydro company and have arranged a payment plan. We made enough money that we could buy 1/2 a tank of oil. The oil has been delivered and we all loved our nice warm shower. (no more water in the tub from the kettle) We have been able to order a new oil tank thru my brother in law that was able to get us a discounted price due to his job. Praise the Lord we found our sons glasses so we do not have to buy new ones. We are both busy with work again and the phone is still ringing with future work.
    Both my husband and I are self employed and unfortunately we both had a very slow winter. By the time Spring came around the money was gone. But do you know what God has never left us and we will never loose faith in him. Our two little boys are learning just as my husband and I are. God can not be appreciated without the tough times in our lives. He never promised us that becoming a Christian would be easy. He does promise that it will be worth it. We may have been inconvenienced but really that is all that it was. Were we scared? You bet we were but the reality is we have a roof over our head and beds to sleep in. We have food to eat and we live in a safe country. That is better than most people in this world can say.
    God has taken care of us no matter what trials come our way and he will always answer our prayers if we are willing to just be patient and receive them in His time. While I may not want my family to go thru this ever again, I did learn from it and we are stronger for it. When and if God’s will puts us there again I will be thankful that he knows he has made us strong enough to get thru it.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 12, 2012 - 3:45 pm

    That’s an AWFUL LOT to go wrong in one week, BUT an awful lot to go RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think the Lord is watching over you!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I remember when I was going through alot of stuff like that ….I cried ALOT!!!!!!!!!!!! And the Lord saw me through it all too!!!!!!!!! God is GOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVE this “old” card!!!!!!!!!!!! :) You’re THE BEST!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessJune 12, 2012 - 3:46 pm

    Sorry for all the troubles you’ve been having. Sounds like at least 3 so they all should stop now. Very pretty card. Love the shoes! How did you make them? Would like to see a tutorial. Thanks. EdnaReplyCancel

  • RobbieJune 12, 2012 - 3:55 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! This is absolutely the most elegant unique card! Love, love, love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)June 12, 2012 - 3:58 pm

    So sorry to learn of your trials & tribulations last week. But I loved reading the sunny spin you put on it, with the “good somthings on the way”. My mum always said that we need life’s lows to appreciate the highs. But then again, I don’t need to tell you this. You could write the manual to teach the rest of us how to get through the rough patches in life.

    Your card is sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen - CardMonkeyJune 12, 2012 - 3:59 pm

    Arrrgh, what challenges you’ve been thrown! You are good spirited to write about it. Sometimes I have found that I can handle the entire camel’s load of challenges, and then it’s the “last straw” that will break the back. I found that recently, when my carpet “steam” cleaner instead decided to dump a load of water on my carpets and then QUIT. Arrgh. Well, jolly! I have a 3-year agreement to replace a breakage, I’ll just run on down to Sears and get myself a new one, as promised in the contract, and get that dirty water up off my wool rugs (that now stink from being WET). And son-of-a-gun, the agreement was due to expire in 2 weeks! YAHOO! Not so fast! The new terms were they have an opportunity to fix … ugh … and it must be sent out. Whine, whine ….

    I spent fully 5 hours on the phone trying to get it back quicker, and a lot of empty promises, arguing, non-customer “service” … and finally, someone who heard my utter frustration sent me a $50 Sears gift card to get myself a rental while awaiting the repair. YAY. It only took 10 days, fans, blotting, etc. to get the gift card to get the rental….

    ….then I went to get the rental, and hubster said, oh, just buy a new one — it’s “only” $300 and not worth the price of replacing the now-moldy rugs. And besides, just the day before we bought a new mattress and boxspring and at CHECK-OUT learned the old one was still on warranty and saved $1000 (!!!) and now the rugs needed to be cleaned under the bed so the new one could be set up on delivery ….

    …so off to Sears I went, gift card in hand. Bought a new cleaner, it works great. Mattress to be delivered but the truck broke down … ugh ….. no place to sleep now that the carpets are drying and old bed is taken down … whine, whine, whine … they agree to get a different truck and deliver 7 hours late, but still on the same day … Bed comfy, sleep well…

    And the next day, Sears called to say your carpet cleaner’s been fixed, come get it.

    And that it life. Somedays, good is always on the way, it just takes a while to get there — and we become bald pulling out our hair getting there.

    Smile . Tomorrow . Is . Another . Day.

    Much love,
    Ellen ? CardMonkeyReplyCancel

  • Sandy MJune 12, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    Sorry about all the troubles you had. A flat is one thing but more than one is horrible. Thankfully God is watching out for you and everything turned out OK in the end.
    Love the shoe card. But then who wouldn’t.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy S.June 12, 2012 - 4:10 pm

    What a great story and personal testimony! You never know too, what may have been facing you had you made your trips where you had the flats. You may have avoided something terrible that you don’t even know about!ReplyCancel

  • Beth PJune 12, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    Becca, you always keep me going whether it be through your beautiful creations or your insightful and heartfelt stories. I empathize with what you went through and to be honest I have been going through a smidge of “stuff” and you have reminded me that “Something good is always on the way” Thank You my friend…

  • Mary HJune 12, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    Becca, You had one of THOSE days! You got through it much better than I would have. I so admire your faith & patience (your artistic talent also!).
    So. Fla can be VERY hot…very humid, and would be hard to live w/out the a/c. Did it long ago – when I was young, didn’t know any better. Once we got used to it, wow…had to have it! Be blessed and know that God always has a plan for you. In His time, in His way…we don’t always understand, but it is there. Thanks for sharing your story. HugsReplyCancel

  • carolenJune 12, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    Becca, despite roadside assistance and the fact that it is often safer to stay in one’s vehicle, I firmly believe that every woman who is able bodied, should know how to change a tire. Congratulations!

    When things go wrong, I ‘try’ to remember that it could be a blessing in disguise. Perhaps, those lost minutes saved you from a collision or worse. Though, why two… There are, undoubtedly, reasons.

    Screws and nail holes can always be repaired inexpensively (even really big ones) and mechanics have assured me, that the tire is every bit as good as new. It generally only costs five or ten dollars.

    Thanks for your wonderful and personal post Becca! And thanks for
    sharing the gorgeous card. I too adore shoes (at least for cards) and, this is an idea that I can really run with! Thank you and God bless!ReplyCancel

  • Joan SchoppeJune 12, 2012 - 4:54 pm

    Dear Becca,
    I will cry with you as I just replaced my whole AC/furnace system. But as you said, “good things are always on the way.”
    I can’t believe I didn’t discover you and your beautiful creations until I moved to Atlanta from Orlando. .One by one I grieved as the stamp stores closed in my area and there’s nothing here except Michael’s so now I order on line
    Thanks for all you share and do for all of us out here.

  • MarisaJune 12, 2012 - 5:04 pm

    Oh my, Becca….what a rash incidents…SO thankful for those in this world who help make things better :) We are having our fair share of issues ourselves and am ever thankful for a sovereign, loving and faithful God. Big cyber ((hug)) for you! LOVED this card the first time I saw it and loving it all over again today :)ReplyCancel

  • AnneJune 12, 2012 - 5:09 pm

    Oh Becca! What a time you’ve had! But what a testimony too! I shall remember your words in dark times – ‘Something good is always on the way’. I hope that tyres and air con last and last and last!
    I loved that card first time round and I love it second time round. I had a pair of the same shoes which I salvaged from a new card a few years back and made into a new card for a dancing couple who were getting married. They seemed so apt.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • LorraineJune 12, 2012 - 5:19 pm

    So sorry to hear of your impossible day, but glad it all worked out. Sometimes if you just wait long enough things get better. How wonderful for the fellows to help you out so much. There are good people in the world and you deserve to find them. Hugs. LorraineReplyCancel

  • Kathy SJune 12, 2012 - 5:29 pm

    what a day you must have had and everything is said to come in threes so you’ve had your three. glad to hear you kept going and thinking positive- love this card then and now thanks for sharing about the heat -from a cold ozzie (it’s winter here)ReplyCancel

  • Linda MilroyJune 12, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    I am so glad you shared all of that. I am going to make a sign and put it up somewhere. “Something good in always on the way” I love it.
    My husband has cancer, he has made it though another year and we are so blessed. He still goes through Chemo every two weeks and not matter how hard I try I still worry. We will be married 45 yrs in July. I wont go into all the other thing but I so need you encouraging post. I love your card as always and you are always so inspiring with your creations. I have one of your cards from being one of the first 200 to purchase one of your bow makers. I just love the card and it sits over my work space to remind me to pray for you. Thanks so much. Blessing, LindaReplyCancel

  • MarianneJune 12, 2012 - 6:08 pm

    Wow, what a day! I love how you did not let it get you down & proved that the glass is really half full. What a beautiful card & a very enjoyable read!ReplyCancel

  • Pattie JnsJune 12, 2012 - 6:16 pm

    What an unusual card, and so impressive. I really like it. (over the top) meaning good… so sorry about all the misadventures, sometimes they seem to come in two’s and three’s. Thank God for caring and sharing people, at these times. …..thanks for sharing…lots of hugs

    example: my husband was in Korea, and it was Christmas Day, the children and I were coming home from Church. Had two flat tires, the sink pluged up in the kitchen, the ice maker broke, and the door to the garage from the kitchen came off its hinges. All I could do was sit and watch football and did some crewel needle work with a few tears. My neighbor later that day came over and took care of the door, and sink. next day the car. Something Good is on way………..many hugs and blessings..God is so good He provides.ReplyCancel

  • LindaMar1June 12, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    Becca! Thank you for sharing your story. I went directly to Quietfire to look for “Something Good is Always On The Way”, but I didn’t see any. So. My suggestion is to get Quietfire Designs to make one! I do believe that we appreciate the good in our live much more when we have seen the bad. I believe that if we wait we will see the good….Something Good is Always On The Way…ReplyCancel

  • Chris DominoJune 12, 2012 - 6:47 pm

    Wow what a day you had but special blessings from above were certainly taking care of you. Keeping you in my prayers always.I’m always inspired by your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJune 12, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    How lovely your card is today Becca. You can never have too many shoes, that’s what I always say. Love how you have embellished just so fancy. Beautiful work. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • LynneZJune 12, 2012 - 7:24 pm

    Becca – Love your card – it is one I had not seen before – so very clever and creative. Love the positive spin you put on everything. With God by our side we can never be defeated.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJune 12, 2012 - 8:36 pm

    So very sorry for all you went through this week but so very glad things are finally looking up! I think we’ve all had days, weeks or months like that from time to time. Something good DOES come along! Patience is difficult to embrace. Blessings to you, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda McGheeJune 12, 2012 - 8:37 pm

    Hey Becca…
    I love todays post. “Something good is always on the way”. I receive that message. What a day indeed. Be encouraged my friend and keep looking up!!! The best is yet to come!!! Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • JANIS LITYNSKYJune 12, 2012 - 8:44 pm

    God has His plan for us. Your Faith is so amazing. Love the wedding card.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJune 12, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    Thanks for reminding us we all have those days and survive. Your card is beautiful. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Pam HJune 12, 2012 - 9:43 pm

    Never gives us more than we can take. I always have to remember. It can be hard. You are amazing and I hope that this week has gone better.ReplyCancel

  • VioletJune 12, 2012 - 9:52 pm

    If it wasn’t for the rain, we would never see the rainbows!

    You had a rainy week, but God provided a few rainbows for you.ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramJune 12, 2012 - 10:00 pm

    I am glad the Lord provided for you. It is hard to be patient when you feel pushed against a wall into a corner. It is hard to remember in those times to trust and believe that you are more valuable than the birds of the air, or the flowers in the field. God cares for you. :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda TJune 12, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    I have so had days like that!!!! Thank God His grace gets us through!!! I hope the reast of you week goes better!!

  • RobinJune 12, 2012 - 10:38 pm

    You definitely were tested, but I can tell you know how to make a negative out of a positive!!ReplyCancel

  • RobinJune 12, 2012 - 10:39 pm

    I forgot to add that I just love this card on many levels. It’s a great wedding card, a great anniversary card, in red could be a Valentine’s Day card, and YOU made it!!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa H.June 12, 2012 - 10:45 pm

    I have learned too that God is in control and if we sit back and take it easy and wait patiently he will make it all good for us. I love your projects and admire your faith and pray that everything in the weeks ahead will go smooth for you :) PS… i love your scrap room, it’s beautiful !ReplyCancel

  • Edna SiuJune 12, 2012 - 10:59 pm

    Becca, it is always nice to get over some bad times, and we all know that day in day out, what matters most? Here I have something to share with you, which I received just yesterday, some soothing quotes that you may like to read;
    1.All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don’t worry, they can’t last long either.
    2.Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!
    3.When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
    4. When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
    5.WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES, It takes away today’s PEACE.
    Love you, on your happy days and your bad days.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJune 12, 2012 - 11:00 pm

    You poor thing! I would have been crying with the second flat. :)
    Your card is stunning Becca, I just love the shoes.ReplyCancel

  • BettyJune 13, 2012 - 12:03 am

    Your card is beautiful, Becca! So glad everything worked out! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • MaryJune 13, 2012 - 12:04 am

    How very clever of you to actually change the tyre. Very much doubt I could even undo the wheel nuts let alone work out where to put the jack :) ! Good for you it is always a good feeling when the darkness turns to light.ReplyCancel

  • SusanJune 13, 2012 - 12:51 am

    Dear Becca,
    What a lovely post. It is like saying that there is always a silver lining. Sometimes you have to look, but you are so right — something good IS always near. May God bless you always.

    The wedding card is fabulous — so original and I love that ribbon treatment!ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJune 13, 2012 - 1:38 am

    Adorable card Becca!!!! Happy you have an good outlook…it encourages us too!
    Paper Hugs,

  • yogiJune 13, 2012 - 3:59 am

    interesting. Glad things are working out better. Love the card.
    Have a great dayReplyCancel

  • Anna.KJune 13, 2012 - 4:51 am

    Thank you for sharing your bad days with us, we all have them but some are worse then other and I think you had a realy bad one!
    Keep up the good work, I love your cards and your blog, I look forwards to visit every day, God bless you
    Cheers, Anna.KReplyCancel

  • DianaJune 13, 2012 - 7:40 am

    Sorry to hear about your past week, it just seems like it rains it pours but like you said “something good is on the way” and I am glad you are finally get your share of “good”. I love the wedding card and thanks for sharing with us “newbies”.ReplyCancel

  • CarolJune 13, 2012 - 7:48 am

    Wow, I’ve been following your site for years and missed this one. So glad you shared it again – it is lovely.

    I also love your spirit filled approach to lifes downs and ups

  • DorothyJune 13, 2012 - 8:23 am

    Hi Becca! After reading your challenges for the week it caused me to think of how God stretches us some times just to prove to us we are able to do above anything we could even imagine doing when we put our trust in Him. We are more than conquerors dear sister – there are so many of us girls praying for you. When we all get to heaven the chatter from the crafters will be abuzzin!! LOL Blessings from Canada.ReplyCancel

  • Jean CJune 13, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story from last week. I have been there with multiple problems but God is always there and His timing is perfect There is someone good on the way! I love your card. It is so cute and such a pretty card. What new bride and groom wouldn’t love to get that card!ReplyCancel

  • Jean CJune 13, 2012 - 5:14 pm

    Oophs! That is there is something good on the way but maybe there is someone good on the way!ReplyCancel

  • Roula FazioJune 13, 2012 - 5:27 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You do such beautiful work.
    Every card is beautiful that you make.
    I love your shoes card.
    Is that a template?
    Love Roula…ReplyCancel

  • NancyJune 13, 2012 - 8:36 pm

    Becca, thanks for reminding me that something good is always on the way!!! I love the way you acknowledged every positive moment, no matter how small. What a great lesson for me today of all days when I just finished blogging about Psalm 37 verse 4 – Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

    Here’s a bit about what I shared with my readers about the meaning of this verse: “If you’ve fully resigned yourself into God’s hands, then you’re able to endure any and all hardships. Your Father’s desire is for you to be able to go about your daily business without fear or anxiety, totally trusting in His care. And your resignation to Him has a very practical effect in your life. The more resigned you are to God’s care and keeping, the more indifferent you’ll be to the conditions around you.”

    And HOPEFULLY, to cheer you up even more, I want you to know that I used your Peg Bow maker for the card on my blog today. You are a such blessing to your readers so it makes me sad when you don’t have a good day. God bless and stay positive.ReplyCancel

  • patricia p.June 14, 2012 - 1:20 am

    I always love reading your blog. Your such a good artist and are willing to share your tips and tricks with all of us and you’ve been through a lot.
    I’m happy for your successes and I’m happy that you feel that something good is on it’s way. How can we get through life without some hope or faith that it will all end OK. One way or another.
    Glad you got your tires fixed and your AC working for at least another 6 months.. The old saying..when it rains it pours…well sometimes it is that way but oh how wonderful when it stops and the sun comes out.

    take care and GB
    pat p.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa RansoneJune 14, 2012 - 9:53 am

    Becca…it is so true that something good is on the way. I always feel that everything always looks better in the morning so when I am weary with stress, I give it up to God and go to bed! He always plants a solution or thought in my sleeping brain to fix the problem or helps me to accept it. Thanks for your ministry along with your art.

    Blessings…Tee RansoneReplyCancel

  • ClarissaJune 14, 2012 - 10:37 am

    I recently had a situation that stressed me to the max. In times like that I’m appreciative of the Grace of God who assists in all these matters. The Lord’s grace is sufficient for you. Keep creating those beautiful projects!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SackettJune 15, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Wow, how frustrating that must’ve been. I like your phrase “something good is always on the way” reminds me of that song…”I just feel like something good is about to happen, and ‘sister’ it could happen any day”. That’s my prayer for you…that it happens sooner…like today. =)ReplyCancel

  • Jan GarberJune 15, 2012 - 1:25 pm

    I know where you get your strength, but what I want to know is how do you CONTINUE to be so darn positive? You are the most uplifting person I “know”. I constantly read your posts and admire you for what you have overcome. I know, I’m guessing you’re embarassed by anyone admiring you for what you find to be Just “you”. But, girl, you are a bright light many days when I would rather crawl back into bed! Congrats on fixing that tire! I don’t think I could have managed.ReplyCancel

  • Anne HartschlagJune 16, 2012 - 10:09 am

    I, too, am a widow. My husband could do anything and I became so used to his ability to fix things that I took it for granted. Now that he is gone it seems everything in the house has broken down at least once. I have to live in the present because that is all I have for sure. God gives me the strength to face each obstacle as it comes along, as He does you. I have never changed a tire and I doubt that at my age I would have the strength to lift the tire (I am 77 years old). But I know without a doubt that if a situation presented itself that God would give me the strength and determination to do that too. I admire you for your outlook and your faith in the good Lord.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickJune 16, 2012 - 12:31 pm

    God is Awesome and Always There……Could you please make templates of these shoes and show us how to make them. Or did you give them away with the card you made. I would love to know how to make them and a template would really help to know the deminsions.
    You have the cutest cards….ReplyCancel

  • LenoriaJune 17, 2012 - 3:02 pm

    Becca, I have been reading your blog for years now, sometimes I comment and sometimes I don’t but I always enjoy it! Thank you for all the beautiful items you create and share with us and also for your comments. I firmly believe that there is a reason for everything that happens, sometimes we don’t know what the reason is but God has a purpose for everything and we or someone gets a blessing thru what we are experiencing. I am glad God is blessing you with finding “nice” people out there thru the not so pleasant things going on in your life. He has blessed us with you thru blogdom. Thank you again.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneJune 17, 2012 - 11:31 pm

    Very true indeed, Becca. Something good is always on the way. When we feel the odds are stacked against us and are running out of our strength and resources, there’s always a bright light awaiting us at the end of the tunnel—and it is the light of the Lord constantly reminding us that He will never leave us nor forsake us, that THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING GOOD THAT COMES OUT OF EVERY SITUATION IN OUR LIVES BECAUSE HIS LOVE FOR US NEVER FAILS—and it is new every morning. Great is His faithfulness.ReplyCancel

  • Trish DominguezJune 18, 2012 - 1:41 pm

    Where is my sweet Becca? Haven’t heard or seen from you in days. I look everyday for new card ideas and you are my hero cause you make the most beautiful cards in the world.ReplyCancel

  • Debbi GallowayJune 19, 2012 - 4:52 am

    Becoming concerned Becca! I am praying for you hon!

  • DianaJune 21, 2012 - 12:31 am

    I love the lemon yellow colors in this one. Your work is so beautiful and it was worth the wait to see what you have been working on Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Su KnoblockJune 21, 2012 - 6:18 am

    These are absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to try this myselfReplyCancel

  • YvonneJune 21, 2012 - 7:12 am
  • ColleenJune 21, 2012 - 7:21 am

    I love love love this beautiful card you made for todays blog contest. I am in love with the new set of dies, I will have to get me them!! Can not wait to see what you have in store tomorrow.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenJune 21, 2012 - 7:22 am

    I love love love the card you made for todays contest. I am in love with these new dies, I will have to get me some of them. Can’t wait to see tomorrows blog.ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterJune 21, 2012 - 9:08 am

    These are just fabulous Becca. Love the dies.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy RiosJune 21, 2012 - 10:14 am

    Hello Becca, this is the second time I have been to your website. Beautiful cards!!!! Would it be possible to give me directions on how to make the wedding shoes? They are the most beautiful things I have seen in a long time!!!!! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Janice KruegerJune 21, 2012 - 10:21 am

    I would love to make the card and folder that you demonstrated on the video. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Janice.ReplyCancel

  • delilahJune 21, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    I would love to have the recipe for the wedding card, well, all the cards!!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie HawkinsJune 21, 2012 - 7:05 pm

    Everything is absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • brenda alsupJune 22, 2012 - 8:59 pm

    Simply Beautiful!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda CJune 23, 2012 - 7:15 am

    You are an amazing artist!ReplyCancel

  • CarolJune 23, 2012 - 9:49 am

    Oh Becca, keep being you. Your creations are so elegant. Thank you for teaching us the finer art of cardmaking.ReplyCancel