Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Color Throwdown #144

Well, the long Memorial Day weekend is over and for many of us, it's back to the daily grind :[  I marched in the National Memorial Day parade on Monday, in my Battle Dress Uniform (heavy, hot material), in 100 degree weather.  It was SO HOT and we were out there in the blazing sun for nearly five hours...but I was still proud to be one of the active duty representatives in the National Capitol Region.  We marched a little smarter and with a little more determination every time someone would clap for us, or shout, "thank you", or "God bless".  It's heart warming to know we have so many supporters - many of whom are veterans themselves...who have witnessed first-hand the trauma of war and the ultimate sacrifice their comrades made for our country.  A country I'm forever proud to defend.  I'll never regret my decision to join the Air Force.  


Oh, and I have to share an early highlight to our day.  We ate lunch before we marched (HUGE thank you to Chipotle, Subway and Chic Fil-A for providing food), and found ourselves in the presence of two stars shortly after!  I don't know if they made their way to our tent on purpose or if they were on their way to another destination, BUT, we were lucky enough to get their attention and snap a few photos with them.  Check 'em out:
This is me with Pat Sajak!!!  He was SO nice...and he looks amazing!!


...and this is me with Gary Sinise!!!  THE one and only Lt Dan ;]  He was also SUPER nice.  They were both so accommodating.  They stayed there and took photos with a ton of service members for quite a while.  Such a great way to start the afternoon.
Okay, onto the challenge (CTD193) and my card :]  Cathy selected this fun palette for us.  Isn't it fresh?!  This was a quick card for me.  I used the Mojo Monday (MOJO193) sketch for my layout:
My image is from Flourishes' April Showers set, and my sentiment is from Flourishes' Orchids set.  I used the following Copics to color my bucket of tulips:
If you follow my blog, you KNOW I'm not a Copic colorer, so please be gentle :]  I stitched my panels of MTME Fresh Cut Expressions Collection 2 and Wistful Wonder (recolored) paper together and cut my main image and my card base panels with Spellbinders Blossom dies.  I triple layered and looped my thin, white ribbon along with some orange twine that I used to tie off my button and bow.  That's really all there was to it!  Easy stuff.
Now, I so hope you all can play along this week!  Our CTD gals have a ton of inspirational projects to share also, so be sure to check them out!


Tammy
Betty Wright ~ Our June Guest Designer ♥


Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope your week is moving right along so that you can jump back into a weekend :]

19 comments:

Lynn said...

Kristin, Thank you so much for your service to our country. I truly appreciate it more than words can say. Love the pictures!

Your coloring is amazing! Gorgeous card!

LeAnne said...

Kristin, this is such an awesome post, chock full of goodness! Awesome that you were able to march in the parade, as well as rub shoulders with two celebs! And your Copic coloring is DIVINE-- don't you let anyone tell you otherwise. Your card is just beautiful (just like you--you're cute even in your hot uniform!!!).

Barbara said...

And I'm proud of you, too, for your service to our country AND your Copic coloring! Great job on both fronts. Gorgeous card, girlie!

Broni said...

Girl, your coloring is awesome!! I love your round card...it's so fresh and so springy!! And a huge thank-you from me for your service to our country!!

Pat Jandacek said...

5 hours in the sun would do me in for sure - so thankful for your continuing devotion to duty. Glad you received the reward of meeting two stars and am pleased to hear you speak so well of them...I would expect that from what I've seen and read of them, but so often first hand knowledge is disappointing. Your card is beautiful and uplifting, too. Thanks for sharing your life and talents.

dpkennedy said...

Thank you, yes! Thank you for serving our country and defending us from evil and leaping buildings with a single bound...oh wait, that's someone else. But I bet you can do that too, mwah! Love your card! Your coloring is gorgeous-you can color girl! I love that you did the circle too-beautiful!

Helena said...

You met Gary Sinise! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! I am sooooo jealous!!!!!!

Marlena M. said...

Thank you for your service, Kristin. We really appreciate it. I love your card...I have thrown that MOJO Monday around in my head and may tackle it one of these days.... ;)

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Awesome pictures! I still watch Wheel of Fortune! Your card is gorgeous! You colored the tulips beautifully! Love the shape style, too! Lovely card!

Marie said...

Thanks for your service to our country. Your card is stunning. Great coloring with those Copics.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Kristin the coloring is FAB U Lous!!!
And don't you look smart in your uniform.. such a great surprise to meet some celebs. Wow. Sorry it was so hot, but I'm sure you'll treasure the memory. Hugs.

Amy Sheffer said...

I beg to differ ... I think you ARE a Copic colorer! Amazing card AND coloring! Thanks for sharing about your Memorial Day weekend and thank you for your service!!

rehuscraftycards said...

I just love your card - such beautiful colouring. The colours are just gorgeous!

Tangii said...

Look at you and how fabulous you look! I am proud to know you :) Your card is fabulous too and I love those colors!!! Your coloring looks fabulous :)

Lisa Kind said...

This is awesome, and all of you service members deserve all that attention and admiration! Great pictures of you with those stars and your uniform! And your card is nice too! Love your coloring!

Elise said...

I am, BEYOND proud to know ya, sweet friend - FIRST and foremost! Your paper and digi craft talents, ALONE, make me swoon... Never mind your adorable personality and YEARS of service to our country - you, MY friend, make Lt. Dan look good - THAT's what I'm saying! Kind of you to pose with HIM! {!} - And whilst I'm at it, Vanna ain't got nothin' on YOU!

xoxoxo!

Tammy Hershberger said...

NOT a Copic-colored, my behind! Kristin, this is STUNNING! You rocked those tulips! I LOVE the pink and orange on them! Beautiful card, girlie!

Kathryn B said...

Oooh! La! La! Not only a fabulous card but some nice photo ops for you! How cool you got to meet these two guys( I do love Gary Sinise)! You SHOULD march with all the pride there is Kristin! You deserve all that's good my friend!

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