Sunday, September 9, 2012

OSAAT Challenge #130: Under 18's

Happy Sunday everyone. Today is the start of Challenge #130 at One Stitch At A Time!! The theme this week is Under 18's. I used the "In The Meadow We Can Build A Snowman" image for this challenge.

I used Darice Snowflake Embossing folder. The image was colored with Copic, although I forgot to maake a list! It's such a cute image. I thought she should be in bright pink ;) Since I have such a hard time doing Clean and Simple I tried with this one. LOL Best I could do. I don't know what it is.. I don't know why I have such a block with Clean and Simple! Oh well!!

I finally spoke to my mother yesterday after a couple of weeks. I did this at the urging of Kevin :)  I know he was right too.. the longer I put it off, the harder it was to call. I called and I asked her if she wanted to go to church with us tomorrow. She said yes.. we said see you in the morning and that was it LOL. I figure the whole issue will come up tomorrow and we will talk. Better to do it in person anyway. So that is that.

Still no word from Immigration. This is the most long, drawn out process and the worst part is just not hearing anything and not knowing. The attorney said that if he doesn't hear anything by Friday that he will call again. So.. I will keep praying and hoping that we hear something soon. I really want him home by Christmas.

This week.. even though it was a short week (4 days) it was so extra long!! I really thought it would never end! We will see how next week shapes up. The best thing would be to have good news from Immigration right at the beginning of the week.

I have a bunch of images I'm trying to get colored. I have figured out that is what takes me the longest. That and cutting them. And that is only because I love to piece them LOL I have one image colored and pieced and I'm working on two others.. and I have about 5 more waiting. Once I have them colored it doesn't take as long for me to put the card together.. okay, mostly doesn't take me as long. Okay Okay!! I'm slow! I'm slow and everything takes me way too long to finish LOL

September 6th:
  1. I am thankful for having an Archiver's right across the street. They have the best selection of papers around.. and well.. I'm just a paper junkie! It is my very favorite thing!
  2. I am thankful for the inhaler that was prescribed for Bailey today. I'm hoping it will help her with some issues we have had with constant coughing, tightness, etc. Time will tell.
  3. I am thankful for having a good job and a promotion. I am so lucky to be able to go to work each day and get a paycheck.
  4. I am thankful for having Skype and Kevin. He was able to show Bailey how to use the inhaler.
  5. I am thankful for my bipap which helps me to get a decent sleep each night. Now I just need to get in for a checkup and a new machine. I am definitely due. And I'm not really sure how I ever slept without it.. Oh wait!! I don't think I did LOL
 September 7th:
  1. I am thankful for being able to work from home on Friday. This allowed me to actually get some work done and to finish the phone bill which had to be done by 5 pm.
  2. I am thankful for Michael who came and filled my water glass while I worked away.
  3. I am thankful for the Walmart across the street, which is where I buy most of our groceries. They have almost everything for much cheaper than anywhere else.
  4. I am thankful for having medical insurance and dental insurance which helps me afford to take care of everyone and get the medications that are needed.
  5. I am thankful for the medical spending account at work which I pay a little on through the year. The card has the entire amount on it at the beginning fo the year. This makes it so much easier to pay for medical and dental exams, medications, glasses, contacts, any procedures that need to be done. It has helped so much.
September 8th:
  1. I am thankful when the kids listen to me. It is so nice when they actually do what I say before I have to ask them a dozen times and get angry.
  2. I am thankful for Kevin having a good place to live. I am so glad that Vaughn and Karen are good to him.
  3. I am thankful that Kevin quit smoking last year. He was so very sick, but he wasn't able to smoke and when he got well he never picked them up again.
  4. I am thankful for being able to open the windows for the first time since early spring. It just got too hot too early this year. I love being able to open the windows.
  5. I am thankful for Netflix. Where I can watch shows and movies which is exactly what I do each night when I go to bed.
Off to church soon.. I hope you all have a wonderful day/evening. Happy crafting!


Desire Fourie said...

Susan this is so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work so well together. Lots of eye candy. Totally agree we take so many things for granted. Wishing you a fab weekend.
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Karon said...

Hi Susan - beautiful card - fabulous image and awesome colouring. Love the embossing too. Hope you have a great Sunday and that all goes well with your Mom:-) TFS

Quilltique Paradise said...

The card is soo beautiful..I really like it..its so christmasy..ahh i soo want it to be christmas.I.m preparing for it also.U.ll see soon.
I lovee the embellishments.I.d love to put my hands on some but in my town there arent any shops that sell those and I have to buy them online and its soo much expensive for Still the card turned out great.

Also crossing my fingers for u to be with all ur family on Christmas~I srsly hope u will.


Made by Mandy said...

Ooh this is gorgeous!! Your colouring is fab and that snowflake embossing folder is so pretty.

Love Mandy xxx

Josephine said...

Love the card - and how you've left so much of the embossed background on display - it's gorgeous!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh what a lovely card! I am pleased you went for Christmas too for this theme. Judy x

G8country life said...

Hi Susan, I'm so with you on clean and simple, can't do them either : ) but you did an awesome job on this one. Love the embossing , and your coloring.
I hope and pray Kevin can be home ASAP I know when my husband travels over seas it's no less than two weeks, and I go nuts waiting.
I'm glad to read your thankful list : ) Remember " It's not happy people who are thankful, it's thankful people who are happy" I love this quote so much when I read it the first time, now is my mantra lol. Keep up the good job- hugs Elisa

Unknown said...

Love this card!! You did great with it. Continued prayers for Immigration. Kevin needs to be home for Christmas!! (((hugs)))

Love crafts forever said...

Very pretty card. I do have one Snowflakes embossing folder, but i never saw this one. Awesome.
Hugs Nat

CraftyGirl said...

Susan great card I just love the embossing and your coloring.


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NanaConnie said...

Really love this, Susan! Great embossed background. Fab coloring.

CG said...

Gorgeous card! And thank YOU for your "thankful" list. Sending you & your family many good wishes and hope all this gets resolved soon. Best, CG

Mynn xx said...

This is too cute! LOVE all that white space--and a darling image! :)

Angie Tieman said...

What a sweet holiday card! Love that snowflake texture!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

p.s. And an Archivers right across the street?! I would be in SO much trouble! :)

Lisa said...

This is so sweet Susan! Great embossing.
Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Anne Temple said...

Lovely card and great colors. I really like that embossing folder you used. SO glad you joined us for the embossing challenge at Pattie's Creations.

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 ♥
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Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images Blog.
Hugs Miranda

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love that embossing. Cute Cute Cute...joann sassy raggedy

Virginia L. said...

Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Beautiful details!

Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous! Totally love the embossing folder that you have used! No kidding it takes you long, your cards are stunning.

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a fabulous project love the embossing - perfect for our anything goes challenge over at MMCS - thanks for playing along & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Darlene said...

This is just PRECIOUS! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Sandra DeFalco said...
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Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Embossing' Challenge #52!
Sandi ♥
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Unknown said...

This is so beautiful. So cute design. I have worked for the Plastic card printing and designing company and this card inspire me so much. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous!!
Your colouring is fabulous.
Thank you for joining us at Shelly's Images.
Hugs, Marianne