Friday, November 20, 2009

Polka Dot Futures ~

I love combining challenges - I know I say it every time!  But really, I feel so much more accomplished!  Here is my take on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge {Lotsa Circles} and the SFYTT sketch:

I fell in love with the Moonlight Whispers line of stamps as soon as they were released!  I've had this stamped out but have been too intimidated to color it.  I finally bit the bullet with this challenge b/c I have the perfect sentiment for it.  It is from a cute little company called Bugawumps that I have seen at the Scrapbook expo in Loveland for the past couple of years.  Here it is on the inside of my card:
It reads, Wishing you a checkered past and a Polka Dot future.  I guess I think it's perfect because it correlates with the polka dots on her dress. 

STAMPS: KKS Charlotte; Bugawumps sentiment; SU! Riveting (retired); PTI Polka Dot Basics 1
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; PTI Pure Poppy; SU! Chocolate Chip
PAPER: PTI Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Pure Poppy & SS White
OTHER: Copics {pictured above}; Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder; PTI Vintage button Pure Poppy; white gel pen; brown embroidery floss; EK Success Swiss Cheese border punch
Read on only if you are bored!

Thanks to Ms Anna Banana (we'll see if she likes that name since she doesn't like the other one I have her!) for giving me a blog award! It comes with a quiz that you are supposed to answer with one word answers - don't know how well I'll do with that!  Here goes...

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? long, straight, fine, not its natural color
3. Your mother? compassionate
4. Your father? smart
5. Your fave food? depends on my mood - I love fresh salads in the summer from my garden, spicy mexican, spaghetti, pot roast, fresh bread...
6. Your dream last night? I threw dinner away before my husband was able to eat and was scrambling to find something to feed him!
7. Your fave drink? Chai tea made with soy milk
8. Your dream/goal? To find a job that I enjoy and am challenged by.
9. What room are you in? work office
10. Your hobby? Papercrafts, reading, used to be cooking but I've gotten lazy and a bit too chubby.  {I second Annie's answer!!}
11. Your fear? Autism - scares the sh*t out of me! 
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy and thinner - I really want to get in shape, but I really don't like exercise!! LOL  Wonder how else I can get in shape...
13. Where you were last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? religious
15. Muffins? very rarely - holy cow those little bundles can pack on some calories!!
16. Wish List Item? I think I want a Cricut - especially after seeing Lauren Meader's post this morning
17. Where did you grow up? Durango, CO
18. Last thing you did? Found out from my boss that I will be taking a pay cut or at least that's how I'm interpreting what she said...blech!
19. What are you wearing? Black slacks and pink sweater
20. Your TV? silly big plasma b/c my husband always wants the biggest and the best
21. Your Pets? Rikki the Rottie, Houdini the Snake & Doug the Husband
22. Friends? Happy with those I have though they live too far away!! 
23. Your Life? Crazy - I don't know how people do it with more than 1 kid and still have hobbies!
24. Your Mood? aggravated b/c of # 18
25. Missing Someone?  nope
26. Vehicle? Mazda 3 - small but economical.
27. Something you are not wearing? Underwear.
28. Your fave store? Target followed by Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn (I just don't buy from either of those - I'm too cheap!!  lol)
29. Your fave color? depends on my mood - mainly it's red and pink, I think!
30. Last time you laughed? This morning at my little goofball yelling 'Bye Daddy' over and over and waving frantically as Doug drove off to work
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday, work is very frustrating right about now
32. Your best friend? Husband. He listens even when he's sick of hearing me gripe about the same stuff.
33. One place that I go to over and over? Work - it's a necessary evil.
34. One person who emails regularly? Anna Banana
35. Fave place to eat? I love Panera Bread and Q-Doba
36. Facebook? Yes but really just to surf around and feed my addiction to computer games.  It's a super sad addiction to Bejeweled - I spend countless hours playing a dumb game and then get mad at myself.  If only I could get in shape by playing games!  Oh, that would be amazing!! 
I am passing this award on to a few super ladies because I want to see their answers to the quiz. I'm an absolute nerd and love these things, so I really hope they play along!
Jacquie  ~  Donna  ~  Chris  ~  Randee
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Thank you also for all the wonderful comments you leave - it's so nice to get encouragement for something I love so much!  :o) alyssa


Jacqueline said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this hun! Your coloring of Charlotte rocks the house!! Great work on the sketch!! Thanks for the awesome award!!! I will post my answers soon!
ummm #27-TMI!! LOLOLOLOL!!! ;D and yes you spend way too much time on Bejeweled...let a friend catch up one of these times eh? :D Xx

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I really like that little girl and I'm seeing quite a bit of her these days. The sentiment inside is awesome! Yes, I have a bit of a checkered past. hee hee hee
All around gorgeous (and expertly colored) card!

I love your quiz answers and did you know you can get in shape just by thinking about it? Ya know, think yourself thin?? What you do is imagine yourself in shape. Form the 'in shape' picture of yourself in your mind. It really works! The only thing is you can't look in the mirror or let anyone take your picture. Overall, not a bad trade off. I tell people not to take my picture because it steals my soul and they usually look at me funny and slowly back away...but they didn't take my picture so it all works out. Sorry, I'm half dead from hopping on the New Moon blog bunny trail and baking close to 50 cupcakes today and dealing with Girl Scout stuff and Natalie's birthday party is tomorrow. I'll e-mail you soon so you can tell me all about the sh*t that's going on with you.

Oh, and I love my new nickname! It sounds fun and not so much like I'm an old lady. LOL!

Sara said...

Adorable card!! Love that image, very fitting!

Jen Shults said...

Bwahahah... 27. Naughty. ;)

I love this card! I need to get one of these stamps. And I hear you about the too intimidating to color thing. I bought some Mo's Digital Pencil stamps and oh my goodness... I printed them out and I've been staring at them for a few days trying to work up the just to actually start coloring. But you ROCKED this!!! :D

domino said...

Wow! You have done a fantastic job colouring this image. Great card!
Domino, XX said...

Amazing coloring once again - you constantly blow me away!!!!! Maybe you could start teaching copic classes??