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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Still Nothing from Immigration

So we are a couple of weeks past the five month mark and we are still waiting on Immigration. The attorney did contact them a couple of weeks ago and they said they were running three to four weeks behind. That puts us another week or two out I believe.

Kevin is having a hard time for the past few days. We have had trouble with the internet working well (his wireless) and the waiting is really getting to him. Not to mention that there is really nothing for him to do. Everything we do cost money and we are trying to save as much as we can. It is really hard having him like this and knowing there is nothing I can do. I try to be careful about what I talk about. I know he is stressed and down about everything. And it is really hard, really frustrating. He has no one near him, so he is alone. I miss him and I would do anything to make the time pass. He has been more than patient through all of this and I know it is hard on him, as it is hard on me too and I'm surrounded by kids, a dog and cats. I really hope we hear something soon.

I worked on a card for the past couple of days. At was using a specific hot air balloon image. I added some additional balloons to it:



I used all scrap papers that I had. I inked clouds behind the balloons on the white, but it is really hard to see because it is pretty light. I colored all the balloons with my Prismacolor pencils. I printed the 'Just Flying By To Say Hello' onto the banner.. The font was Scriptorama Hostess JF. The orange paper already had an emboss to it and I added the emboss to the green behind. I popped the balloons into different layers to give them depth. The front balloon that is brown is from Fresh Brewed and that is the challenge image. All of the other images were freebie images from Birds Cards.

Challenges:

21 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Susan this is just beautiful. Love everything about it. Hope you are having a fab Tuesday and that the situation with your hubby is sorted sooner than later.
Hugs
Desíre
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card and layout. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Use a digi challenge, good luck, cheers Sue x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Saw your link on MIM
So many gorgeous flying balloons!
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

terri foltz said...

Very pretty card! Love all those balloons.

Keeping you and Kevin in my thoughts and prayers so that he will be home soon. (((hugs)))

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. I saw it on MIM.

Sonia said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL creation. Great JOB!~
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
-Sony LC-DT
sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

Jovan said...

Super cute...thanks for joining SSD!

Joann Burton said...

Hi Susan, Keep your chin up. I am sure things will eventually work out with Kevin. Your card is very very nice. I love the balloons. joann sassy raggedy

Marissa Isabel said...

Hi Susan,
This is a beautiful card ! Love the balloons!
Thanks for sharing your project at MIM
Blessings,
marissa Isabel
Have you in my prayers!!

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,love the basket weave background and the balloons are wonderful
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey

Jackie said...

What a fabulous card! Ilove your use of layers and colors, lovely job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Dare to Be Sassy Challenge at Sassy Studio Designs!

Jackie, SSD DT

Julie said...

Love those balloons. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs
Hugs,
julie

Marie said...

Such lovely looking card. Really great design. Popped on over via MIM
Love n hugs
Marie

Kim Kelley said...

Very pretty! love the colors! Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS

Kim
SSD DT

Heather said...

This is AWESOME! Love how you added all of the different balloons together! I think of when I was younger and saw on TV all of the balloons going up together in the air and how I wished I could see it in real life. Beautiful, colorful, fun scene

Thank you for playing along in our FB events challenge to help celebrate our new stamp release!

Heather D.

Purple mad Alison said...

Great card, nice and colourful. I love hot air balloons
Thanks for joining us over on Fat Pages With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Hope you get some good news soon x x

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

Susan Martin said...

Yes.. I remember when I was a kid we had some fly over our house.. they were so low we could talk to them.. they were really great. I remember being fascinated.. but I'm still too scared to get up in them LOL A little high for me!

Susan Martin said...

Thank you!! And thanks for visiting

Susan Martin said...

Thanks for visiting Julia :) I'm headed your way

Cath said...

Hey Susan! Thanks for linking this up to the Focal Point Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)