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Friday, July 22, 2011

A Cowgirl Double Challenge Card

I'm so used to making CAS cards that this card took for a very loooong time. But I wanted to use the sketch for this week's Mix it Up Monday challenge on StampTV.

And this is also for today's SCS Free 4 All Challenge: Two by Two - Do things in twos ... two of the same image, two bows, two buttons, two brads ... as long as there are two of the same thing somewhere on your creation.

So, I have two boots, each popped up at different heights. The main image is mounted on two different Nestabilities' styles. I have 2 rhinestones, one on each boot. I used to photo corner punches. And finally, I used two different patterns of designer paper.

The Gina K. tan leather BG mat is textured. I'm really disappointed it doesn't show on either of the photos. The "floor" that the boots are on is in SU's retired creamy caramel and is embossed with Cuttlebug's distressed stripes EF.

Stamps: Out West (Gina K. Designs/Theresa Momber - Illustrator)
Paper: GP white, SU chocolate chip, creamy caramel, pretty in pink and pretty in pink dsp, GKD tan leather, unknown plaid dp
Ink: Palette burnt umber, SU chocolate chip and early espresso markers, Copic markers (E23, E25, E33, E59)
Tools: Cuttlebug distressed stripes EF, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 10 die cut, Spellbinders Nestabilities lacey ovals, CM custom cutting system (for the plain oval), SU photo corner punch
Accessories: chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone stickers, pop-up dots
Size: 5x5

Update: Where have I been?


Wow! I guess it's been awhile since I posted anything. Life has been super crazy here since my son's surgery in May. He has cerebral palsy and had 10 procedures/12 incisions done on his legs, knees, ankles and feet. He's just now becoming strong enough to help with transfers, but he isn't standing. If that wasn't enough, he had complications after surgery. He needed blood transfusions and a specialist is keeping track of his blood pressure and right kidney. He spent a month in casts. They were so heavy. Wow! We are glad they are gone! :) To get him to Children's Hospital in Detroit (for the blood pressure & kidneys), we had to rent a wheelchair minivan. Those things are not cheap. So yeah, the casts are a piece of the past I won't miss... or forget.

I have lots of cards to post, especially after the July 4th holiday CAS challenges. I'm still busy making cards, I'm just not getting here to post them. My writing hobby has been even more neglected, but things will progressively get better as the summer continues.

I've posted some pics for you so you can get an idea of what my son went through. He spent his 16th birthday in bed. Poor kid. He also missed SCAMP... a special summer camp for special kids. Brian is one of the kids pictured on their web site. It was taken a few years ago. You can see it HERE. He is the one getting a piggy back ride from one of the teenage volunteers.