Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crafting When We Can - Bingo

Good morning everyone!! It's time for another challenge at Crafting When We Can... We are on Challenge #33 and our theme this week is a BINGO card!!! I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I did!! Our sponsor this week is MilkCoffee. On the Bingo Card  I used Dots, Orange, Clean and Simple.

This is colored with both Copic and Prismacolor pencils. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The image is Madeline and Neapolitan Ice Cream from MilkCoffee. I used orange rhinestones and Candi - Icing Sugar.. which I colored orange with my Copic YR18 and YR16. Thats it... I colored the ice cream cone mint chocolate chip LOL Because it's my favorite!


I am so behind on everything. This past week was full of everything between Christmas and Immigration.

When I last posted Kevin was about to head to his interview. His interview was last Tuesday at the American Consulate in Sydney. He was only in there for a couple of hours and we had our approval. His plane didn't fly out until that evening, so he had a day to waste in Sydney. Then he hopped on a plane back to Brisbane. They had told him it would take about 5 business days to get his Visa and they had given him a tracking number. We weren't going to book a flight until we had that Visa in his hand. So, he hopped on his bike and was SUPPOSE to get a hotel/motel, but no.. the man rode all the way home IN THE DARK! Where there are tons of kangaroos and he knows better. He made it home safe and sound and now the waiting begins. Now its Tuesday evening. Wednesday and Thursday he starts to prepare what he needs to do to finish up there. We get off Skype on my Thursday morning ... his Thursday evening and I headed to work. I saw an email from Sydney and they had sent the paperwork out!! It was only suppose to take a day, but they mailed it late so it wasn't going to get there on Friday. We didn't think he would have it in his hands until Monday at this point, but we knew it was on the way. He booked the flight for this Wednesday. He went by the post office on Saturday morning and they had the package. He sold the caravan, sold the bike and he left Clifton Saturday evening. I can't believe how quick everything has gone. He flies out in 3 days!!!

On top of all that I have five adopted families that I had to get Christmas for. Three of the families were adopted by my office. I collected gifts and money for these three families. Each family had three children. I collected over $1K for these three families and then my sister came down and we went shopping. I tried really hard to get what was on their wish lists. One family was adopted by my family, my sister and my mother. The last two families were not adopted and I told the church I would help shop and get Christmas done for them. That was five families that I had to coordinate and shop for. Then I had to wrap all the gifts and deliver them yesterday!! I spent the entire day wrapping gifts and delivering. I don't regret a thing though.. It was really great to be able to do that for those families.

Also last week, Bailey had her first Orchestra concert. That was on Thursday evening. It was the 6th graders, then the 7th graders and finally the 8th graders. It was amazing to see how each class improved as they learned more and had more difficult music to play. It was a great concert.

I have also had an extremely week at work, have had to coordinate Christmas parties there and ... well!! I'm just exhausted and behind in all of my DT responsibilities!! In fact.. I have to get a card done tonight and I haven't even had time to start on it.

So to wrap all that up LOL I've been super busy and Kevin will be here on Wednesday and I'm getting married on Friday!!!  Woot!! :)  Now we are off to church at 9:30 am and then the Children's Christmas Musical at 10:30 am. All of the Christmas families are invited to church as well!! It will be a busy day LOL Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!


Karon said...

Oh my goodness - crying and so happy for you Susan. Wednesday whoop whoop and getting married on Friday WOW!! congrats and am so pleased your waiting game is over - Have a fabulous few countdown days till you and Kevin and your family can start your new lives together!!!!!! Hugs, Karon PS Andy's godson flew out to US yesterday to start his new life and they get married on New Years Eve:-)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! What an exciting (and busy) time for you! Congratulations and Best Wishes! Your card is adorable and such a cute design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

I'm soooooo happy for you Susan! How wonderful. ;) Finally! And of course got to say how your card is totally fabulous as always just love how you have done this one. We had the same image but it looks completely different!

terri foltz said...

O M G!!! Such very happy happy news Susan!! I am over the moon for you and Kevin. Congratulations!! Wednesday and Friday will be two amazing days for you and your family. WooHoo!!

Now back to the drooling over the card... love the pops of orange. Nicely done.

Post pictures of the happy reunion Wednesday!! (((hugs)))

Teresa Arsenault said...

Cool and fun card.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Avadares Challenge Blog.
Blessing hugs,

McCrafty's Cards said...

You have had a busy time Susan and Congratulations I will raise a glass to the two of you on friday, Your card is gorgeous I like the image the sentiment and the gems.
Kevin xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Blessings and congratulation to you, Susan. Hope you have all your dreams come true!
Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday, and we hope to see you again soon (after the honeymoon).
Word Art Wednesday

Mema's Crafts said...

OMGoodness! I am so happy for you! Congratulations on everything and wow you have been busy. Getting married on Friday WOW!! A new beginning as one..congrats.!! I like the image and the sentiment so thanks for sharing your card and your story with us over at Mema's Crafts.

Gemiel said...

Congratulations Susan on your upcomming wedding!! Sounds like you had a busy but exciting week!!! Thanks for taking the time out to share your card with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings to you!!!

Robin said...

This is so fabulous! I'm really excited for you. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding and what a wonderful thing you did to adopt those families in need. Oh and by the way I love your card too. Lovely coloring. Hugs, Robin

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful card Susan. And congrats on the wedding. Lots of wonderful wishes for you and your family. joann sassy raggedy

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

stunning thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx