Spring is here!!! I got my first pedi of the, well, of March. But it felt like an introduction to spring. So, I decided that since Beate is offering up cool things to be inspired by, I would rifle through my home and find something to be inspired by. I found... these. My ultra cool Hello Kitty flip flops! Is lime green and hot pink not the greatest color combo- EVER?! These girlz make it feel like spring - even back home, where there is tons 'o snow! (Hey, doesn't EVERYone pose their flippies for pictures?) Yes, they are too big, and yes, they do indeed give me blisters, but hey... you know how I feel about my kicks.
SO... I whipped out my Cuttlebug and flip-flop dies (I knew I'd find a groovy way to use them eventually given my adoration - ok, obsession with flippies, and shoes in general!)... and decided that I knew a perfect person to make this for... I'll call her Princessa, 'cuz that's what she is. Then I thought, hey, Princessa's mom, StampVamp could use a lift, too... this is gonna be soooo fun! I pull out a Sizzix embossing plate - whoever said they were interchangeable is full o' crap. I ended up using 8 strips of cardstock to get the right thickness, ergo pressure to impress the design and, I believe, our cardstock is too good for it. The embossing isn't as visible as I would like it to be. I'll just have to remember to use lighter cardstock for those. Yeah, right - like I'm going to go buy junky papers! I'll work it out and let you know.... I used Gable Green for the base, Green Galore (rocks!) for layer 2 and the flippies, Blush Blossom for the feet (in need of a tan, badly!) and Pretty in Pink for the embossed top layer. I found some ribbon from Mike's - you know what I love about the $1 bin? It's $1 ribbon - know what I hate about the $1 bin? $1 ribbon usually is only printed on one side. Oh, the atrocity of it all. I mucked with it until the blank side didn't show - those of you who know how bow/knot challenged I am know this was no easy feet... ba-dum-BAH! Sorry - couldn't resist that one - it was too perfect. Next, Vamp got me hooked on these rhinestone stickies... I am turning into such a girlie girl. Eeek! Noooo!
I used the set from last catty (hostess exclusive, uh-huh, uh-huh) I'm thinking it's called So Many Sayings. I'll come back to correct myself if it's not. You know the one - the 3 blocks with 342 one-lined sayings on each one. lol I used the Green Galore and Pink Passion markers directly on the stamps to get the Hugs and Kisses in the Word Window (from the same named punch). Guess that's that. Oh, and here's my coordinating pedi... and bad top-coat job! Wow, that's a downer. How'd I miss that?! Oh yeah, they were showing my soapie while I was in that awesome massaging chair... Oh, MAN, I love a good pedi!!
PS - Obviously, this girl uses Yoga Toes - gimme a shout if you know what I mean! ROFL