Thursday, March 13, 2008

It's Official...

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 P1000536is 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.... P1000530 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. P1000533 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!!

Happy Spring!!!

PS - Obviously, this girl uses Yoga Toes - gimme a shout if you know what I mean! ROFL

11 comments:

Fae said...

I love the Hello Kitty! flippies - we don't get anything nearly so cute in the UK!

Love the card - I'm knot-challenged too! Lol!

Ann said...

Hello - I'm one of your new sisters!!! Love your flip flop card - they're my favourite footwear, unfortunately I don't get to wear them outdoors too often in Scotland- LOL!!!! I'm also knot-challenged!! xx

beate said...

What a great inspiration piece and fun card! Love it!
Hugs and smiles

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Thanks Beth for stopping by my blog! The die cut set is Quickutz Revolution "Tattoo Art" Die REV-0095

There's one ebay but you might want to shop around!
cre8tive online... http://www.cre8tiveonline.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=3556

The font is sizzix grafitti I have had for ages. Still available I think!

Great flip flops and Hello - I'm one of your new sisters!!!

Little Bird Design said...

I'm pathetically knot challenged too...you'd think there would be some kind of helpline or something...
Re the rusy pickle pirate stamps, go here...

http://legacyscrapbooking.com/catalog.php?category=134

Luv'n'Hugs
GAyle

maria's cards said...

Hi Beth, I am one of your new sistas Great Flip Flops. Think the colors are great on your card. Love the Die cuts too. Maria x

Becky Sorensen said...

Awesome card. I looked at the flip flop dies the other day. Didn't get them though. It looks like you had fun!!!
hugs,

Nicola said...

Hi Beth , great tootsies !! Still way too cold here for flip flops !!

Beth said...

ooh, funky flip flops! I can't wait to get mine out again, but blue toes are not a good look!

Thanks for visiting my blog and welcoming me into SBS 14! It's going to be fun! Your blog looks fantastic!

By the way, the Guiness image on my ATC is just off the internet and printed onto some vellum!

Thanks again!
Beth 2 xx

Little Bird Design said...

Hi Sis...

Just checking that you didn't spend too much money at that 'Rusty Pickle' link!!!!
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Rima said...

great flip flops (we call them thongs... i know i know, thongs are an item of clothing elsewhere haha) very colourful!! We have just has summer here in Australia & now that it's autumn, its getting warmer so I still have the thongs out
x
Rima