Tuesday, April 6, 2010

365 Cards - Day 38 - Acrostic Poem


So on to another wonderful CHALLENGE Wednesday at 365 Cards (maybe we should call them all "Wacky Wednesdays!"...hehe...lately we've all been joking about Pam and her "special coffee" that she drinks when coming up with some of these challenges and for the longest time I didn't get it, but whoa boy, I'm feeling the afterburn of that coffee lately!)

This week Pam asked for an acrostic poem...gotta admit...did not know what this was but after a little research I remembered doing them in school and had no idea that's what they were called (or at least I didn't remember that's what they were!). So after some thought about what I could write about and considering another Mother's Day card to make my mom cry, I decided to create one based on my puppy. (I think this will be my mom's "grandmother's day" card, afterall this is her "grandpuppy" And yes, I'm one of THOSE kind of dog people!). It was totally easy for me to write, although I did have to put some thought into the "I" word. Of course, moments after I finished this the other night, my wonderful puppy peed on my bed!!! AAARG!!! I wasn't experiencing "much happiness" towards her then and I almost trashed the card then, but we "talked" it out and all was forgiven so here it is.

Here's the other challenges for this one:
1. BasicGrey Challenges - sketch + sugar rush paper
2. Cooking it up with Katie - Use something New (those chipboard letters are new), Use something Old (I've had that "princess" charm for years), Use something Sweet (I think this picture of Malie is so sweet it makes my teeth ache!)
3. Incy Wincy Designs - Fancy Folds: easel card
4. No Time to Stamp - Chipboard: the glitter letters are chipboard
5. pile it on - Easel card
6. Pollycraft Monday Challenge - anything goes
7. Scrap Creations - Sew cute: I think this whole thing is pretty cute, but especially the puppy pic! + sugar rush paper
8. SophistiCat Challenge Blog - Raining cats and dogs
9. The Townscrapper - charms
10. Totally Stampalicious - easel card

So whatcha gonna do for this one? It doesn't have to be complicated and here's one that I found that even explains what it is!
Acrostics

are playful
contrivances of prose or verse
rendered so that each line
opens or closes with words in
sequence to read from
top to bottom, their
initial or final letters
constituting a word or phrase.
(Ned Halley, Dictionary of Modern English Grammar. Wordsworth, 2005)

I wish you all good luck in meeting this challenge and can't wait ot see what you come up with!

Aloha,

28 comments:

Jessie said...

Hi Kim, I just noticed on your clock that it's 10pm your time, it's 9am here! Wow what a difference! Your card is adorable! I love the mix of paper, the cute photo and the cute little bone embellishments, it's so sweet! Hope your bed is ok now :)

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

STAMPING SAM said...

Awe Kim, you brought a tear to my eye again! My gran-puppy is just so darn cute! Actually, she gets the puppy dog eyes from you - oh yes she does - saw those everytime you wanted something. That look melted all of your grandparents hearts, but I caught on pretty quick. Oh wait, you still use it on me!??!? Give Malie a treat and she'll kiss you!

Have a great day girls!

Love, SAM aka MOM

Patti said...

Awww so sweet... you are amazing! This is adorable, love the picture of Malie.

Heather "Hev" said...

Very cool - love it :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge this week!! Good Luck !! and dont forget our DT call aswell


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Katie said...
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Leah the Orange said...

aww, Kim, how CUTE is this?! i love the use of the charm on the brad as your anchor for the easel card - fabulous! what a cute little gift, and i totally laughed out loud at the "innocent" to peeing on the bed story! :D thanks so much for joining our charm challenge this week at The TownScrapper - good luck in Friday's draw! :D

Joycelyn Turner said...

Oh wow!!! This totally ROCKS!!! I never thought to put a photo on one of these...thanks for the inspiration...and thanks for playing along with Totally Stampalicious!!

Rose said...

Girl you just keep on rocking Pams challenging challenges!!! :) this card is too precious, how could you stay mad with those eyes looking at you?? love all the details and the bone charms. ** i won't laugh at you as I am one of those cat persons** babies with fur never ask to borrow the car! lol

fabricbutterfly said...

Great job with the challenge, and thanks for the inspiration, I needed it!!!!!!!!

Lori said...

Oh how cute! That is why God makes babies, of any species, so adorable, so when they are naughty, we don't kill them!

iReneM said...

Oh, this is so lovely.
Great layout and colours and your puppy just adorable.

x

Andrea M said...

What an absolutely gorgeous layout and picture of your sweet baby! Great job! Thanks so much for piling it on with us!

Kristen said...

This sure is CUTE!!! Love your layout and the sugar rush. Fabulous page and love the puppy! Thanls for playing in this weeks Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

Michele said...

Awwwwwww such an adorable layout. Love the design and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft. Hugs Michele x

Peggy said...

I agree that this dog pic is so cute! I love Sugar Rush paper. Great page. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey at Scrap Creations.

~amy~ said...

You definitely rocked that 365 Cards Challenge...good grief, I think Pam needs to share with her DT what she actually puts in her coffee so that we can join her...LOL.

Crafteezee said...

This is one Gorgeous layout with a Capital G. Thanks for Cooking It Up With Kate this week. Hugs Tracy x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so creative a fun way to make a scrapbook page if you wanted. Wonderful job.

Trish Hughes said...

how cute, love it!!! thanks so much for playing along with PIO.
Trish

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love the sparkly letters! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations!

Lynnor Goodwin said...

How cute!!! Just love it!!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my goodness this is just darling! I LOVE that cute pooch and those sparkly chipboard letters are the icing on the cake! Thanks much for playing the Stamp Simply Challenge!

Tam said...

Hi Kim,

Gorgeous creation.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge.

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Tami

Rica said...

Fabulous card, love your layout and colour combo. Just look at those eyes - so adorable.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Basic Grey.
hugs Heather xx

gina g said...

How sweet is this:) love the layout and gorgeous photo and embellishments. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats this week. luv gina xx

antheam said...

This is fantastic! I love how you have used the photo with the sketch, and the papers are great. Thanks for joining us at BG Challenges,

Anthea.

Nina said...

just way TOO TOO CUTE!