Thursday, February 9, 2012

Do You Love Shoes?

Hello sweet friends!  I'm so glad you're here : D  It's been a very rough week...  One thing I've learned though is that no matter what we go through, there is ALWAYS something we can smile about.  Maybe I'm not happy at the moment, but if I look hard enough, I will begin to see that I am truly blessed.

How 'bout you?  Are you making a conscious choice to treat yourself as you would treat others?  I know that sounds backwards, but aren't we usually harder and more critical on ourselves than we are on others?  How many times have we gone out of our way to help a friend?  Let's begin to be more kind to OURSELVES : D

I declare today to be...  'Be Nice to Yourself Day' ... and the next one.... and the next one... and the next... hee hee!

Do you love shoes?  Does the thought of going shopping for shoes bring excitement?  Be nice to yourself today!  Is shoe shopping not in the budget?  Window 'shoe' shopping is free... and then maybe lunch with a friend is in the budget : D  As for me... I pretty much wear the same shoes everyday.  I begin the day going to the gym, so more times than not, you'll find me in a pair of sneakers!  But I do love getting together with a dear friend every day for coffee/tea/friendship ♥

Today's image is 'If the Shoe Fits' by Victoria Case for SCACD from The Fairylicious Collection.  You can find her, as well as her fairy friends *Here.*

She is overjoyed that her new shoes fit... and who doesn't love a comfortable pair of shoes???  She's stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with the following copics: RV34 RV32 RV11 RV10 RV00; G24 G21 G40 BG000 BG0000; W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W1 E50; E11 E00 E000; E49 E59 E25 E53.

To achieve the transparent, but sparkly appearance to her wings, I used Transparent Gloss Gel with Glamour Dust sprinkled on top.  Both sets of eyes, shoes and bottom of the shell also received a nice coat of gloss gel.  One thing I like about the gloss gel vs Diamond Glaze is the control-ability.  Both have great applicators, but the gloss gel is thicker and gives a more dimensional quality.  I suppose you could use multiple coats of Diamond glaze, but for smaller areas, I still prefer Transparent Gloss Gel - I really do!

Gorgeous dp is from the Kaisercraft Bonjour paper pad.  The top two layers have been distressed with Spun Sugar Distress Ink as well as the doily peeking out under the tulle I used as ribbon.  I LOVE tulle : D

Guess what I haven't used in a while?  My PINK (Rose) Paper Pen!  I discovered that I have two of these for some reason...  Do you love PINK???  Anybody want to WIN my 'other' Rose Viva Decor Paper Pen?

The first person letting me know by leaving a comment 
on this post only, WINS!  
Warning:  You may have to wrestle it out of my hands first lol!  

Here's a better view of the shiny parts from the gloss gel : )

See that cute lil tag?  I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts) with Black Onyx VersaFine Ink Pad, distressed with Spun Sugar, a couple of paper pen pearls and tied on using Sew Easy Floss in 'Princess' Pink.  Can you believe that I actually used my Cricut (woot woot!!!) to cut out the tag?   My dusty old Cricut is seeing more use lately!  Have you entered my Cricut Cartridge Giveaway?  You can find the post *Here.*

Susana has a nice variety of Memory Box dies.  There is a Classic Tags set (currently out of stock *sad face*) one tag is similar to the size and style I used on this card.  You can find it *Here.*  Check out the other cool designs *Here.*

Because the base layer of dp is textured and slick, I've used Scor-Tape to adhere the middle layer to the bottom layer - AND because the tulle makes the bottom layer bulkier, as I've wrapped the ends behind the paper, I've also used Scor-Tape to adhere the layers to the card base. 

New Product Alert!
Crafters' Workshop Stencils (Some designed by Victoria Case!!!)
NEW 2012 Copic Markers - 12 piece set

Thanks for stopping by : D

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~



Cheryl said...

What an opportunity...I absolutely love the color pink and would welcome a chance to receive the marker.


Sandra said...

Hi Lori, Oh just missed by a whisper!! looks like Cheryl got in before me and what a fabulous opportunity to be given this great coloured Pink Pen enjoy Cheryl! your cards a stunning Lori, beautiful image and the colours are gorgeous love the layout and the embellis truly another of your stunning creations:) Sandra H

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your card is beautiful and you need to be kind to yourself. It will change your perspective on every situation. (God didn't make junk!) Blessings to you!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Lori! I love the sweet image and your coloring and sparkle-ing are fantastic! Wonderful design!

Teresa said...

That picture is very nice! We reflected well with the love of shoes! Very nice work!
Have a beautiful day!

Lelishna said...

Very beautiful card

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is just stunning,your detail is just amazing,hugs Cherylxxx

Crystal said...

AWWW Lori girl this is total sweetness!!!!!! EEEK what a beauty! Gorgeous card hun!

Bernie said...

This is so very sweet! Love everything about it but the tulle is just fabulous, so soft and lovely!
Yes we do need to think of ourselves first from time to time don't we.
Blessings Bernie

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