Tuesday, April 16, 2013

You Make Me Happy When Skies are Grey!

Good morning! It's Kim again! 

Lots going on this week! I am on day #2 of guest designing at Miss Joy's blog,  Obsessed With Scrapbooking, and day #2 of My Creative Time Sneak Peeks! What a FUN week I am having! Thank You Joy for having me this week and Miss Emma for coming out with such an AMAZING release! 

Now don't forget to head on over and check out all the details over at Emma's blog ~ trust me you don't want to miss out! But I will give you a little hint about her giveaway at the end of my post! I am really trying my hardest to keep my posts very brief all week!

Today Emma and the design team will be showcasing the "I'm Here for you Rain or Shine" stamp set with 3 different dies! The "Stitched Umbrella Die",  "Stitched Boots" and the "Stitched Daisy Die" . Now don't go looking for these at My Creative Time's shop just yet ~ they will be there this Friday for you all to purchase! I LOVE this release more than words right now! There are so many awesome sentiments, little images, and, of course, the dies!

But for today's card I decided to not use any of the new dies! I decided I would use my Cricut again! So I found these boots on the Nate's ABCs cartridge. 

Since I like tons of dimension, I cut each layer out twice. I wanted them to look like the real rubber boots - all shiny! I achieved this look by pressing my cuts onto a Versa Mark ink pad. Then I scooped some UTEE over them and used my heat gun. I let the first layer dry and then repeated again. I did this at least 2 times. 

Once the cuts dried, I just adhered them all together. The boots from this cartridge did not have handles on them, but that was no problem. I just took thick wire and made them myself. I just taped down the wire on the back of the boots!  Easy, right? Then for my background, I just took a  sponge dauber and some blue ink. 

The clouds were my final touch! I just LOVE how Emma's dies have her signature stitching on them! The little water marks under my boots are from this set as well! My cute little sentiment is from this stamp set, and I thought it fit perfectly with my card. I have to say I LOVE how these boots turned out! I rarely ever say that about my creations but these in person are so ADORABLE!!
I told you Emma has left nothing out of this release!

Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridge ~ Nate's ABC's ~ boots
My Creative Time ~ "I'm Here for you Rain or Shine" ~ sentiment and watermark
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Dies" ~ clouds
My Creative Time ~ "Vintage Stitched Label Dies" ~ die with sentiment
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink
Ink ~ Archival and Memento
Versa Mark
Ribbon from M's
Wire from J's

Thank You for stopping by but don't forget ~

Okay in celebration of Joy allowing me to take over her blog for a week and Emma’s April Release, I have decided to have a giveaway! Fun, right? To qualify for my giveaway all you have to do is head on over to my blog, Scrapin Mom Of One Inspiring Little Boy, become a follower and leave a comment! Simple, right?

1st prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to My Creative Time

2nd is a $25.00 gift certificate to Liz’s Paper Loft Boutique

I will announce the 2 lucky winners on my blog on Monday, April 22. You have until Sunday, April 21 @ 12AM EST to comment. PLEASE leave a way to contact you! Random.org will pick the winners.

Go visit Emma's blog, My Creative Time,  to see her exciting giveaways this week as well & to see some AMAZING sneak peeks!


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  1. I just love this card, Kim! Your glossy boots are so realistic! I want to wear them! I love how you put the clouds behind them too, and that gingham ribbon is perfect!

  2. Just DARLING again Kim!!! LOVE the combo and layout on this one - the gingham ribbon is PERFECT!!!


  3. Wow Kim!!!! This is so cute! Love how shiny it is! I need to get out my UTEE again. Very nice job!

  4. Super adorable! Great tip about the UTEE!

  5. AWESOME job on those boots!!! They are ADORABLE and look SO real!!! I love, love, LOVE this card (you know my address right?!! hee hee) Hugs, Leanne

  6. Your card is awesome gosh you have blown me away with how you made your boots look like real rubber gosh how you even knew how to do this is WOW!! Your creative brain functions at 100% plus.....wow you really....really are good no doubt about it!!

  7. Adorable...those boots are fabulous!!! Lee-Ann :)

  8. Kim this is so adorable, I want those boots in real life - size 4 in kids'. Thank you! ;) LOVE your work!!!

  9. Lovin' this cute card and those shiny boots are just so adorable! The glossy finish makes them even more so.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. Your card is too stinkin cute! Love the UTEE, gonna have to get me some! Thanks for a chance to win!


  11. Those boots are so very cute and I love your brilliant idea to make them so dimensional. I have never used Utee but I am so tempted by your project!


  12. Your card is adorable, Kim. And so sweet. I love this release. How great that it works with cricut does too. Love the boots. You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing.

  13. A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! I just love the shiny polka dot boots and the black and white gingham check ribbon! Great job!

  14. Love your card! The boots are awesome!

  15. WOW! This is ONE of your best and that says a lot. So many cute things going on in this card.


  16. Kim you keep amazing me with your cards Love It!
    upnurse at aol dot com

  17. Great dimension and shine on your boots. Wonderful job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  18. I love this card Kim! Love every single detail from the water marks to the wire!!! You did a wonderful job!- as always!
    thank you for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

  19. Wow, Kim, this is wonderful!


  20. Fantastic card! I love all the details for making the boots look real.

  21. THis is FANTASTIC! WOW...I LOVE the boots and the fun ribbon:) GREAT card!
    Sherrie K

  22. I love how these boots came out, too! Thanks for telling us how you made them. Very cute card. TFS!

  23. Wow, this is fabulous. I love those boots.

  24. I love the boots!!! Fantastic!!! ~Sophia

  25. Wow...those boots are fantastic. Great card.

  26. Girl loving the boots and what a great idea on using the UTEE that way. Thanks for shariing God Bless.

  27. I did not know you could do that with die cuts. Thank you for this post! Just contact me at my blog (last time I left my email on one of these comments I got tons of spam).


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