April 5, 2007
My green garden boots!
So yesterday I go shopping with my neighbor to this awesome shop called Nell Hill. Oh, it is heaven ladies! There are actually two shops, one is a home and garden shop and the other is a furniture/linen store. In the bottom of the furniture store is this tiny little shoe/purse/jewelry shop...great marketing idea. Anyway, I see these polka dot flipflops and I immediately neeeeeeed them. I wanted the brown and white pair but of course they did not have my mammoth foot size available. So I purchase the black and white polka dots and continue with my home decor shopping.
Then today, my new Papertrey Green Thumb set arrives and I am giddy! I had this card idea and wanted to use the polka dot boot first thing. What colors do I use though? So I think a bit and then it comes to me. I would love to have some polka dot boots to match my flip flops I bought yesterday. But I think I would love a pair in this green color. Seriously! In the summertime, I wear my husband's black, ugly rubber boots in the garden. Sometimes it's just wet and sticky and you need boots on. He laughs at me because if it's over 60 degrees, I'm most likely in shorts....shorts and his ugly black boots and my big butt. I just know if I had a pair of these pretty green boots that I could look much more fashionable in my garden. Like the sentiment on the card says, *I can deal with anything if I have the right shoes*. LOL!
So for the card? I used some leftover paper from my scrapbooking weekend from Wild Asparagus. I adore their paper, it's heavenly! I thought the design would be fun for place cards and to display on a desk...more like a little piece of artwork. The overall card still measures 5.5" so it will fit into a standard envelope. The base card is 4.25" square and then you just add on the main image piece. I used very soft colors and Versamagic Chalk Inks..from Eclectic Paperie listed at the right.
Tip of the day: Always try to allow time to stamp your envelopes. It is such a treat to get a card with stamped images on the envy!
Posted by Michelle Wooderson at 4/05/2007 02:40:00 PM