Friday, August 16, 2013

Polka Dot Tag Challenge.....

In case you haven't noticed, my favorite new blog is Catherine and Cathy Create and their August tag challenge is to use polka dots!!! Who doesn't love polka dots??? They are so cute and perfect and come in a variety of sizes- I love 'em!!! Having said that, when I went to look for some polka dotty paper, I hardly had any!! And when I decide I want to do something, I can't wait, I wanna do it NOW. So, I did have enough for a tag- phew!! Here it is...oh, and please excuse the Tim Horton's coffee cup, I am always attached to one, even when I scrap. I am sure that one of these days I will spill it all over my desk and stop bringing it in there, but for now, it's all good!!  I just figured I'd crop the cup out, forgetting about the flower being all pouffy and stuff, and well, I was way too lazy to do it over :)

The papers are MME Sky's the Limit collection. I can't tell you how much I adore those papers. I have to tell you how I got it. I am a member of A Cherry on Top message board, which is also an online (and real) store in Michigan. I have been a member there for 4 years and it's an awesome place and I consider it my scrappy "home". SO, every month, they have an "envie" it's called- I'm not really sure why they call it that, maybe it's obvious but it escapes me. If you join up, the person in charge matches you with another girl and you go to her wishlist and buy her stuff from it and send it to her. You have to spend a minimum of $10 + tax. I would say 99.9% of the members are from the US, so shipping to Canada is pricey, but they have such awesome stuff, and A LOT. Anyways, don't get me wrong, I have gotten beautiful stuff but not as much as if I would if I lived in the US, understandably so. And I am just grateful that they let us Canadian girls participate. They give the option to buy us a GC but the sweet ladies there think that's impersonal and send me things from my wishlist, which I much prefer. I am easy to please too, you could just go to the dollar store and buy me something and I would love and appreciate it, seriously. Ok, I am being long-winded, sorry!! The lady that got my name one month sent me- get this- the MME Sky's the Limit variety pack, the 6x6 paper pack, the 3-dimensional stickers, the decorative button pack, and the 12x12 chipboard stickers- holy hand of god, I almost fainted with shock and excitement. This woman must be rich or awfully nice or both, wow!! I could not thank her enough!!
Ok, so the papers are MME, the stamp is Stampin'Up , as is the honeycomb embossing folder, the ink is ColorBox, pearls and the flower center are Kaisercraft and the tulle ribbon is Bo Bunny and I fashioned it into the flower (obviously!!) The embossing folder was a bit of a waste as you hardly see it, but its ok. 

It's getting late, its after midnight as usual. I have to go to bed as I have to get up early for a checkup in Gander tomorrow morning. For those of you that don't know, I had a double knee replacement 2 years ago. Fun stuff it was ;)


  1. Great Tag Darlene! thanks for playing along with our Polka dot challenge!

  2. Wonderful tag! - Rexene

  3. Wow!! That sounds exciting actually!! What a nice friend!!!! Love this as always!!