Saturday, December 10, 2011

~Throwdown Colors and A Sled~

Boy oh boy, is this boy having fun! ;)

I needed a quick card and this did it for me. ;)

The silhouette is multicolored, because I die cut him out of an instant Cider box.

Aren't these colors AWESOME???

I think they coordinate well with Color Throwdown #171
don't you?

Stoooooory tiiiiiiime....

The first time I ever went sledding, I was a young woman.

Since I was born and raised in Hawaii...I DIDN'T HAVE A CLUE how to sled.

I thought you just hopped on, held on and laughed the whole way down.

That's how they do it in the movies!!!

Apparently it takes some form of skill.

My husband (fiancee at the time) and I doubled up for a "trial run" back in '89.

Boy was that fun!

I screamed, I laughed, I had a BLAST.

There was a sharp turn at the end of a huge hill, which seemed so easy when HE did the steering-and frankly, I barely remember it.

I believe it was important.

I DO remember him being all serious when he asked, "Are you ready to do this ALONE?"

"SURE!" I enthusiastically shouted, "Why NOT!!!?".

Long story short....I didn't LEAN IN heavy enough when I went solo.

He still pokes fun at me TO THIS DAY....mimicking my quivering voice that drifted from the bottom of the hill.




Story goes he had to EXTRACT me from deep within a thorny bush...

  place me on a sled 

and drag me back to his parents' house.

I pouted the whole way home. 



Papertrey Ink In the Meadow stamps and dies,Ellison Tag Scallop With Eyelets,American Crafts AC Cardstock neutral pack,Memento ink,Whispers clear embossing powder,ColorBox Frost White pigment brush pad,MS twine


~amy~ said...

I love popping over here...seriously...between the beautiful that silhouette card...seriously fabulous and your story time!!!! Your story is hilarious...I hope you didn't hurt yourself! I grew up in Canada where there is tons of snow so my mom would kick us out to play in the snow...we did until she called us in for lunch...then went back out until she called us for You couldn't pay me enough to the cold...LOL. anywho's I popped over here to let you know that you need to check out my blog:

happy sunday:)

Wanda Cullen said...

Enjoyed your story along with this creative and unique silhouette beauty! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown and hope you play again when we resume in January!

Lori said...

Love this, Marlena! The sledding silhouette image is fabulous. And, I love your sledding story, too--glad you were okay! Thanks for joining this week's Color Throwdown.