Tuesday, July 15, 2014
They LIKE me! They really, really LIKE me!!
I woke this morning to find this card had been chosen as the Splitcoast Color Challenge favorite for last week's challenge. Now, the PLAN is that I casually mention that and talk about how I just threw the card together, and how I was pleasantly surprised the card was chosen.
But I'm not much for following the 'plan'.
The TRUTH is as follows: I spent six...that's right...SIX hours on this thing!!! I had to use 3 different colors: Coral, yellow and green. The other part of the challenge was to use a unique shape for a card. Well, I did it. But I can tell you that the air probably turned blue from my cursing as I tried to get this thing right!!!
As to my reaction when finding my card was chosen, suffice it to say I was pretty much on the floor, staring at the ceiling-due to shock, not wine, this time-and when I pulled myself together, I ran upstairs with laptop in hand and all but brained my husband in my attempt to show him the winner's badge (conveniently located to your left).
I felt so vindicated! He squinted at the badge, stared at the card, and said, "Wow! You got that for 4k? Imagine what you'll get after spending the NEXT 4k!"
I know, you're surprised he's still drawing a breath. But he had me dead to rights. There wasn't much I could do. He's in-between switching life insurance companies and he knows one of my biggest fears is having to raise our children without a rear flank...so he knew he was safe.
So, no casual, airily spoken words for me. I actually screamed "OMG!" and danced around the kitchen. Partly in celebration, partly to annoy the kids. Killing two birds with one stone, people. It's rare I get a chance to do it.