Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy Hump Day.. Half Way There

This Saturday we will be up at the crack of dawn and helping our church set up and run a school supply giveaway. They will be giving backpacks and school supplies, haircuts, eyes, ears, and teeth exams for kids in the community that need the assistance. I'm very excited to help out and more importantly get the kids involved in some giving back to the community. Bailey and Michael will both be going with me. Just say a little prayer that Michael will really help out and not be his lazy self. He is the laziest person I know LOL and he is my kid! Ughh frustrating!!

It's been an interesting time at work. I've been doing two jobs.. working quite a bit of overtime each week for quite a few months now. The lady that was out on sick leave has come back, but it was such a mess when she left that they are having me gradually give her work back to her. I'm really hesitant giving it back to her too. Part of it is selfish though.. that is just that I've learned so much and cleaned it up and changed the process so that it works better that I just hate to give it up! I also support four Executive Directors.. well I did.. I am now the only one so I will be supporting all of the Executive Directors... eight of them.. and soon to be three VP's. I'm thinking that is just not going to happen LOL AND! on top of that they wanted me to go help out another VP who had her Admin quit. I'm thinking I'm only one.. and that is really stretching me a bit thin. Hopefully we can find someone good to come in and help out. This will be the fourth Admin we will have been through. That's life! I have an awesome boss, so I'm not complaining.. although I'm still waiting on that raise she promised me!

We are now in August and I'm patiently.. Okay.. maybe a bit impatiently... waiting on immigration to let us know something. I know it is getting really hard on Kevin. We just want this waiting to be over. It will be five months on the 12th of August. I'm going to get a box ready to send over to him with the album that I worked on and some other things that need to go. I pray every day that the time will be over and that we can be together again and get this family back to normal. Hopefully soon...

School starts in a couple of weeks. They start back on the 13th of August. I can't wait!! LOL  Summer vacation in the US is just WAY too long!!! Not to mention that they forget everything they have learned. I have managed to get some supplies for Bailey. We still need to go shopping for some pants and Michael needs his supplies. Sneak a Peek is next Thursday. We will go in and meet the teachers.. see where the classes are. Bailey is very excited since she will be starting middle school. I can't believe she will be in the 6th grade! And Michael will be starting the 8th grade! Boy do they grow up so fast!

Me.. I've been enjoying the Olympics.. I have it on my laptop at work, on the tv at home.. I even put the snooze on the TV so I am falling asleep to it LOL I LOVE the Olympics.. and I am really enjoying them online as well.  It's really been great! I hope you all are enjoying it as well! I watched a young girl from Iraq today competing in Archery. It made me get all teary eyed watching her.. With a big smile on her face. It was wonderful to see.

Today I finished up a card I've been working on since yesterday. Its my hot chocolate Warmest Wishes :)

I used scrap papers, fussy cut free images of snowflakes, The Art Glittering System - Brown and Crystal, Stitching on the sewing machine, the wonderful image is from MelJens Designs and it was colored using Copics. I also used my Zig Millenium to add some detailing like the steam lines and popped the penguin. I used dies for the circle and scalloped circle. I used a punch for the smaller snowflakes.



Patty Sue 2 said...

Well, sometimes our children suprise us and come through in a pinch! LOL! Your card is adorable and the snowflakes are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter. I hope we will see more of your lovely work in our next challenge!

ahlers5 said...

So adorable. Just love it! Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Sisters this week.

cotnob said...

Great Christmas card, I just love your cute image.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Karon said...

I love this card so much, the colours are wonderful. TFS.

Unknown said...

So cute! Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time! Good luck in the Challenge.

DT Member
Celestial Things

PS I have a giveaway starting on my blog tomorrow if you would like to drop by.

Unknown said...

Me again! Thank you for joining us at The Poodles Parlour this time! Good luck in the Challenge.

DT Member
Celestial Things

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our latest challenge 'birds' over on the CraftyMess challenge blog.
Ok two things -
1) what an absolutely amazing this you are doing on Saturday!! So many children go to school worrying that they haven't got stuff because they can't afford it! I wish places around here did stuff like that.
2) now onto your card.... I love it! Not totally typical Christmas colours and I think it looks amazing. The image is fun and very adorable and I absolutely love the matting and layering to make an amazing background! Such attention to detail.
Hope to see you entering more of our challenges over on our blog.
Love Lisa xxxxxxx
(sorry about the essay) lol

Desire Fourie said...

Loving this beautiful creation. So well designed, everything works together perfectly.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Flowergirl said...

Such a cute Xmas card, perfect for our challenge,
Thanks for joining in with The Cutie Pies,
Wendy x

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Animals or Insects' Challenge #49, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Anonymous said...

love this card! very cute! Thanks for playing with us at 2 Sister this week.

Pattie G said...

This is so cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Great card!!! Super cute:) I am now following your blog

Anne Temple said...

What a cutie. Great color combo too. So glad you joined us for the Animals/Insects challenge at Pattie's Creations this week.

Unknown said...

I love that penguin!! So cute. I hope you all have a wonderful time helping out at the church.

NanaConnie said...

This is so adorable, Susan! I just love Meljen's digis, don't you? She has that signature swirl stuff on every one of her designs. Great color combo, my friend! Loving the neutrals.
OK, now let me put on my DT hat and say thanks for joining in the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw!
NanaConnie DT

Karen Hasheck said...

What a sweet animal card for a child! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids! Hope to see you back again soon!

Sandra Wright. said...

Such a sweet card,the penguin is just delightful.Your colour palette is great too,love it.

Sandie @ Craftymess :)

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie christmas in july, good luxk cheers Sue N x

happyglitzygirl said...

Very cute, love the details and great colouring. Thanks for playing along with us at SAS4Kids, blessings Hilde

Sassy Raggedy said...

Sweet and adorable card Susan..Love it. joann sassy raggedy

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

I love your neutral background with your brightly colored image, too cute! Thank you for joining us @ SAS 4 Kids in our "Animal Cards for Kids" challenge :)

mandy said...

Gorgeous card Hun, love the image it's gorgeous and all those lovely snowflakes :)

Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge

Hugs Mandy xxx

Unknown said...

such a gorjuss crimbo card, scarey that its not that far away lol, thank you for playin with us at craftymess challenge blog

judie xx

Bettina L. said...

This is beautiful. So gorgeously coloured penguin and the snowflakes makes it perfect. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Daisychain said...

A great card, love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy for our ‘Lots Of Layers’ challenge. Hugs Christine x

Anonymous said...

Love this, so cute. Great image and papers.
Thank you for joining us at craftymess.

Louise F NZ said...

Great card, thanks so much for playing along with our Monochrome challenge at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet image, beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week
Hugs Julie P

Anonymous said...

hey, i found you via the crfatymess challenge blog and have now ordered that penguin diga as i an a #1 fan!

great work!


Unknown said...

Thanks so much!! Isn't that penguin just awesome!! I love him!!

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a lovely card. I love how your penguin is colored and the design is fabulous. Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter. Good Luck! xxx Ann Marie