Sunday, July 21, 2013

Rootin' Tootin' Pink Boot for Paper Players #155

Hello there! I hope you are off to a great start to your day! This week at the Paper Players, the fabulous Jaydee has a Clean and Simple (CAS) sketch challenge to take for a spin. Although my card ended up a little less on the CAS side then I had originally intended, I still had fun putting it together. :)
I live in Texas, so it pretty much goes without saying that the Bootiful Occasions stamp set gets a LOT of ink in my stamp studio. Especially that little cowboy boot...or cowgirl boot if you jazz it up with some sparkles and some pink-a-licious fun! I embossed the boot for added shine and popped it up for dimension. Oh, that added layer to the card? Well...I underestimated the size of the sentiment and it didn't fit on the banner as I had originally planned it on my card. So, I added a little layer with the embossed sentiment and some ribbon banners...and a jeweled button...and bling...and silver cord. I guess that is where my card didn't exactly fall into the CAS category anymore. Ugh! Please forgive me Jaydee! You know I try. 
Here is a quick shot of the inside of the card, with another sentiment from the stamp set. Sorry, it got a little smudged. I was trying to get this finished before the fajitas came off the grill. Blame my husband for rushing me! Haha!
Please join us over at the Paper Players The challenge is open through Friday, July 26th, 2013 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week.   

One more quick photo before I go. If you are a follower of my blog, you may have already heard about our little foster kitty, Tony Triple Paws. This little guy is about 8 months old and although missing a front leg, is completely FULL of love and energy! Here is a photo I took the other night of him on "Neighborhood Watch" in the front window. He's so cute! :) 
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Stamps: Bootiful Occasions
Paper: Gingham Garden DSP, Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink and VersaMark ink
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Embossing Buddy, Vintage Faceted buttons, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Retired Melon Mambo ribbons, Retired Silver Elastic Cord, Basic Rhinestones, Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU Accessories: circle and scallop circle die cuts 


  1. Loving the vibrant pinks of your card and its a beautiful design. Tony is the cutest ever.
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  2. Love your card! How perfect is that cowboy (girl) boot!!

  3. Cauute Anne Marie. Love the fun image in the bright pink!

  4. Wowsy what a super sweet card. Love the pink and all the details. Love all the lines and circles, great challenge. Now I want to play too. Your card is really beautiful, so well done. Have a happy Subday!

  5. Well, I love this card regardless of how CAS it is or isn't! I always forget to check for the CAS requirement anyhow!! It's ADORABLE! Love it with the pink gingham DP....yeehaw, I think I might have to make one of these myself!

  6. Cute, cute, cute! I love how you layered your ribbon...awesome look! Fabulous card and such a sweet kitty picture! Have a great day!

  7. Yippy Ki-yay, I love your layered ribbons AM! I can just image the Moxie Maven who would wear Melon Mambo boots like these. The gingham is the perfect pattern for this card. CAS or not not, it all ROCKS!

  8. Yeeeeeeeeeeeee Haw! I just love those cowgirl boots! They look mighty fine in Melon Mambo too! I just love them paired with the ghinham DSP and the ribbon banners are FAB! hugs.

  9. Stunning card, I love everything you create with this set. Loving the pink cowboy boots!

  10. Oh, brings back my dancing days - 2 pairs of boots, frilly shirts, long skirts, and a fringed vest! Would've loved pink boots. Love your fun card!!

  11. Absolutely awesome, Anne Marie! I love the ribbons and the bling.

  12. What a fun card and I love that pink boot! Wonderful card!

    Tony looks like such a sweet kitty!

  13. AM - Tony is obviously doing so well with you! He really is amazing. It never ceases to amaze me how agile a cat with three legs can be!

    Now...your card... is SO AM and so Texan! I love the red gingham. I love the bling. I love the embossed layer. I love the triple layer of ribbon. How can you get so much onto a card and yet still keep it CAS? Awesome!


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Anne Marie