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!

22 comments:

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Wow, that store sounds divine! I love your little card, so cute with the green boots! My set came in the mail yesterday, but didn't have time to stamp last night! I'm hoping to find some time today! Every garden girl must have a pair of fasionable boots! LOL!

Julie said...

Beautiful card Michelle! Love the green boots - this set is divine isn't it!! it's all over the bloggin world today! :)

Heather said...

Cute card. I'm blessed with big feet also but sometimes when shoes go on clearance my size is one of the few available!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Cute card and unique layout!

Laura H said...

Lovely card! As usual, your designs always inspire! Now, where did you find the kraft envelope to match or did you make it yourself?

Melissa said...

I got my set too! I absolutely love the combination of those green boots with that paper. Love it love it!

Beate said...

Michelle, your card is gorgeous!

Bethany Paull said...

I'm looking at this card thinking: "Yeah, it's gorgeous, but it won't fit into an envelope with that extra piece on top. So what good is it?" Well, imagine my glee when I continue to read and learn that, yes, it DOES fit an envelope, which you also decorated beautifully. So all this rambling leads me to: I LOVE your well thought out, beautiful design.

Tisha said...

Beautiful card, Michelle - love the unique layout!! Isn't Nell Hills the best - they are building a new "big" store in North KC - a bit closer to me!! Love your blog - a fellow midwesterner!! Tisha

Valerie said...

LOVE your green polka dotted boots and that uber cool card layout!!

PJBstamper said...

I couldn't find green polka dot boots but how about black and white... http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5513731 They have up to size ten. I'll gmail you if I find any green ones!

PJBstamper said...

um, I was having so much fun searching for boots, that forgot to comment on the adorable card! oh, dopey me!

janice said...

love the card, sometimes its not heels but boots that are the right shoes! i am sure you see yourself as big butt and ugly boots, but in your husband eyes it is HIS warm fuzzy and you look adorable and he's falling in love with you all over again!

Karrie Baker said...

Love your card Michelle! I can't wait to get my hands on this set! Ü

Anonymous said...

Oh Michelle I love this card! The colours are beautiful. I am so glad I found your blog :o)
Ruth A.

Anonymous said...

TANDRA said.....
I LOVE that boot card!! I just got my Papertrey set, still getting used to acrylics!!!
Im SO jealous you get to go to Nell HIll!! Ive read about it in several magazines.
Tandra

Nichole Heady said...

I love the way you tied the patterned paper in with the colors used in the boot! So cute! And green is my favorite color (I have to force myself not to use it in every project!)

Shabbychick Junk said...

YOU GIRLS AND YOUR SPRINGY BOOTS! HOW KEY--------UTE!

Juanita said...

Fantastic card! The entire card is just fantastic, TFS.

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