I love the colors Karen Barber selected for today's Color Challenge. They are SU Wild Wasabi, Powder Pink, So Saffron, and Soft Sky. Her dessert is scallops. I had to substitute a few colors, but they are closely related. I had to skip dessert; my daughter was lecturing me yesterday about having dessert, so my skipping it will make her happy.
I love the yellow Volkswagen Beetle on the card as it reminds me of my first car. One glorious day, my Dad met me at lunch and took me to a Volkswagen dealership to buy my first car. It was a yellow Beetle with a stick shift! I didn't know, at that time, how to drive a stick shift!! Boy, was I sweating! However, my Dad had a lot of faith in me and it was his decision to get the stick shift. He said I wouldn't have any problems driving it!!!
I drove the car back to work and then home at the end of the work day. I had one very curvy mountain to go down on the way home, and that required a lot of down shifting. Boy, that stick shift and I had hiccups all the way home (those of you who can drive a stick shift know what I mean)! My Dad got such a kick out of watching me pull into the driveway! I was sweating bullets when I got out of the car and he was standing in the yard laughing his heart out. Eventually, I grew to love that car, and I still have the tags from it.
Sorry to ramble, but I had to share the memory!
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Date: Monday, October 16, 2017 GMT Views: 1582
Registered: September 7, 2007 Location: Miamisburg, OH Posts: 41571
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 @ 3:58 AM
Adorable!!!! I had a baby blue bug as our first "married" car! Loved that puppy - it snowed right through the heater in the winter and I still loved it - the heater was pathetic, the ride was less than smooth, but we were COOL!! I love your card for giving me that blast from the past, but also because it's super duper cute!!!
Registered: June 3, 2004 Location: Stampin' Heaven Posts: 17772
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 @ 7:15 AM
Awesome card! I love your story too! Stick shifts are tricky but it sounds like you got the hang of it! My fear was rolling back into someone on a hill when you have to stop for a light and then get going again. Thanks for sharing your awesome card and story!
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Registered: March 27, 2007 Location: Oklahoma Posts: 67890
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 @ 8:57 AM
Sweet story about your car and dad! I also remember when I first learned to drive a stick shift, what fun! Your card looks so full of life and fun! Love the design and sentiment! You made a beautiful card!
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