Sunday, June 14, 2009

Venting but trusting

I seem to be in a holding place right now. I am still at my current job and cannot start working as a nurse until I get my RN license. I cannot get my RN license until I take and pass the NCLEX. I cannot take the NCLEX until I get my Authorization To Test (ATT) from my state's Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing can't send me my ATT until they get a letter from the college's Director of Nursing that I have fulfilled all of the requirements of the nursing program. The DON can't send the letter until she gets to okay from the Registrar's office. And why can't the Registrar's office give the okay? I have no clue. It is not just me who is in this holding place but my all of my fellow Graduate Nurses too. It is a very frustrating place to be in. But that is the way life is sometimes.

All I can do right now is just trust in the Lord as Proverbs 3:5 says. It all out of my hands as there is nothing I can do to make the process go any faster. I guess the good thing about this delay is that I am getting more time to study and prepare for the NCLEX.

More about this card. This is a combination of 2 challenges: The sketch is from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 5 that I found on Chris Olsen's blog (I just LOVE her cards!), and the second is the Treehouse Stamps Color Challenge that I found out about on Crystal's blog (she does such wonderful work!). I don't have any stamps by Treehouse, but I liked the color combo.


Stamps: Proverbs 3:5 - Verve
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Chocolate chip & Soft Sky DSPs
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Nestabilities, Sizzix Die, Piercing Tool, Brads


Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

What a beautiful card! I love the color combination and the texture. Thank you for playing with us at Midnight Madness. Please come play again. :)

Denise @ kc242 said...

Cute Card! Love the sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along!
Good Luck with taking your RN test!

Carolyn said...

I love your card, and there is no one better to trust in than the Lord. When all else fails, he succeeds. Faith is an amazing thing. If you have enough of it, you find yourself not worrying anymore. My prayers are with you.

Please keep playing with us any chance you get.

Great blog candy giveaway throughout June

Priscilla said...

Your card is fantastic..thank you so much for playing. I love your leafs on your card and the saying too. I enjoyed your blog too. We are so happy that you played with us this week. reminder..I would die if your name was pulled and you forgot the link to the "Midnight Madness" blog in your comments :):)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Thanks so much for the compliment Elizabeth!! I love your card!! Your colors are gorgeous and I love your take on the sketch!! What a great inspirational card!!! Beautiful work! Thanks for playing along with this week's challenge!!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

What a gorgeous card...color combo is just lovely! Great texture and verse. Love those big leaves!
Thanks for playing with the Midnight Madness team!
MMDT member

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Nice color combos and papers and verse. Thank you for joining us at Midnight madness and we hope to see you again. Best of luck on your nursing career, it will happen.

Jane MMDT member

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Wonderful card, Elizabeth, I think the color turned out so nicely. Sorry to hear that, it has been such a crazy journey, but trust that that the Lord will make a way for you.
Thanks for playing this week! Hope you'll continue for the Grand Prize, Best ~Jeni , MMDT Member

LaToya said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Welcome to the Kreative Ladyblogs. I've added you to my blog and can't wait to visit yours regularly. Great card by the way.

Martha said...

ahh sorry to hear you are going thru all that trouble! so sad!!
beautiful card, i love it.

JazzyH said...

Great card. Sorry to hear about all of your troubles!

Tedfam said...

Very nice job on the card; I love the way you repeated the themes through the background, the diecut and the dsp. I love the verse; that is one of my favorites!
Praying for you! I know that God knows what he is doing and why there seems to be a "hang up" for the moment.

Becky said...

Great card and great verse. All will work out.

stampin abi said...

beautiful card!

Stamp and Smile said...

Hi Elizabeth!! I'm so glad I finally can view your blog... I had to switch to Firefox ver's Explorer. Such lovely eye candy and I hope all is going well with you getting RN License!! SMILES... :)

Diane said...

This is a beautiful card, Elizabeth, and you have a lovely blog. I love all your scripture cards! Thanks so much for your post on Women to Women: Sharing Jesus.

I'd love to confer the Exalting Christ blog award to you. You can read about the award and pick it up here:

Hope you will accept it with our thanks for participating in WTW and joining us in exalting Christ on our blogs!

Diane, WTW Director