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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge: FASHIONISTAS!! :)


Happy Sensational Sunday, everyone!!  I'd like to say a quick "THANK YOU" to all of my followers!!  I am so grateful for your many visits and comments throughout the week...  It is so encouraging to read your wonderful words!!  Thank you!! :)

It's time for another Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky!!  This week, the challenge is all about Fashionistas!!  Ahem...  Those of you who know me personally...  This is NOT the time to remind me that I am not qualified to speak on fashion!!  LOL...  Seriously, I am wonderful at coordinating my wardrobe -- If I only pick things that are black, red, or tan, then I'll always MATCH, right???  Yes, I know that most people cannot get away with wearing socks with flip flops, but my toes do get cold at my BFF's house!! :)  And, okay, I may have frightened away the mailman with my "crafting hair-do", but how was I to know that he would come while I was using my messy bun as the holding spot for a marker (or three), my paper piercing tool, and possibly a stapler???  Besides, this challenge isn't about BEING a Fashionista, it's about creating something that's fashionable (with a touch of diva thrown in, right??)...  So whatever your fashion sense may be, I can't wait to see what YOUR interpretation for this week's challenge is -- Just create something with a "Fashionista" theme and link it up at Getting Cricky!! :)

Ready for some inspiration to get started?  My wonderful and lovely Design Team Sisters have each created something wonderful to inspire you also, so please be sure to take a hop on over to see them too!!  Here's my card:
The shoe for my card was cut at 3.25" from the Gypsy Wanderings Cricut Cartridge...  For those of you who have this cartridge (pre-loaded on your Gypsy), you will need to use the 'weld' feature and add an oval over the swirly cut out on the back of the shoe to make this a solid cut.  For those of you who do not have this cartridge, you can find a sample of ALL the shoes available on any cartridge over at MyCutSearch.com...  Shawn has done a WONDERFUL job of entering every imaginable image into her search engine (complete with handbook preview pages!) to make it easy to find ANY cut you're looking for...  If you haven't visited MyCutSearch yet, please hop on over there and check it out -- you'll be SO glad you did!!  This service is absolutely FREE (but I'd love it if you'd buy Shawn a "cup of coffee" while you're there!!)
Anywho...  I ran the shoe through my BFF's Xyron sticker maker and then glitterfied the entire shoe with iridescent sequin glitter (it's not super-fine, and it sticks to everything -- too bad The-Turtle-Cat wasn't around for this fiasco!!)...  Since she has a houseful of boys, I was HAPPY to leave some SPARKLE behind when I was finished with my card!!  hee hee...
My background paper is from the Creative Memories Delight Shopper Diva 12x12 Additions Kit (found HERE)...  I figured anything that had "Shopper" and "Diva" in the title would have to be PERFECT for this challenge!! :)   The lime green ribbon is from Stampin' Up!, and the stick pins are handmade little goodies that I learned how to do HERE way back in March (please tell her I sent ya - that would make me SO HAPPY!!).
And how about that sentiment stamp???  Isn't that AWESOME???  hee hee...  Talk about someone who went from non-fashion to FASHIONISTA!!  That girl, Cinderella...  She knew how to do it!! :)  This wonderful sentiment can be found on the "Fashionable Friends" Stamp Art set from K Andrew Designs...  Each of Kristal's Stamp Art sets benefit charity (this is NOT a limited time thing -- this is EVERY set, EVERY time, forEVER!!)...

Fashionable Friends to benefit Cancer Angels
"Cancer Angels is a non-profit organization that helps aid Level 4 cancer patients of ALL kinds. Many of these patients have such severe cancer and chemo that working or holding down a job is near impossible. Cancer angels gives them hope and monetary help while undergoing treatment in this stage. Imagine finding out you have cancer, and losing your job, home, and everything else because you can't work. Sometimes you just need an angel...and this is my way of becoming a silent angel (all of us together) to those who so desperately need some good news in the midst of such a storm." - K Andrew
If you would like to see all of Kristal's stamp sets and learn more about the charities she is supporting, please click on the blinkie below...


I hope you have enjoyed today's card...  I had so much fun making this (and I know my BFF had quite a few laughs watching me -- especially with the glitter!)...  If you happened to miss the "Pinkalicious Blog Hop" I was in yesterday, there is still time to hop through that for a chance at some AWESOME prizes!!  Here's a sneak peek at my project (also using the "Fashionable Friends" Stamp Art set AND the Shopper Diva paper!!)...  To see the post (and enter to WIN some PINK goodies, please click on the picture or HERE)...
Until next time,

26 comments:

DIANA L. said...

Adorable I love the card and the little purse is pretty neat too.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card love the sparkle shoe!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Awesome projects...love them. You did such an amazing job. ~Shen

Shawn Mosch said...

LOVE the card! Thanks for the shout out to MyCutSearch!

Maribel said...

Such a cute card! Great details you added!

Thank you for visiting me! I'm your newest follower:)
ilovescrapping.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

Mahhvalous daaling! The shoe card is fantastic. The glitter is perfect for this one, but THAT purse.... my word!!! As you see, I'm back home now & I'm sending you an inbox on FB when I get off of Blogger.
P.S. I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who's not a fashionista. Although I've done the markers & paintbrushes in my hair, I don't think I've ever pulled off the "stapler look".

Shawnee said...

I love shoe cards. This one is fabulous!! I love your purse as well. Beautiful projects!!

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I have got to remember not to drink anything while I read your posts, Amy! I almost spewed Diet Coke all over my screen! Ha - you so make me laugh! I'd love to see pics of your "crafting hair-do" :) This card is so GORGEOUS! I LOVE the sparkly shoe!! The paper is so pretty and I LOVE the stick pins! AWESOME card my friend! I hope you had a great weekend :D

Lisa

Brenda said...

This card is so great. I love shoes and you did a fantastic job.

Sherrie K. said...

Aweaonw card! Love the sparkly card and the stick pins arwe adorable:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Squirlygirl said...
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Squirlygirl said...

Adorable card Amy! Great job :) You are too funny, I just love reading your posts. I want a picture of the craft hair! LOL, who am I to talk, I craft in my slippers and comfy sweater (yes even in the summer, I hate AC) like you I'm usually a hot mess when I'm in my craft room. I'm going to have to clean up when I finally get around to making videos :)
~Hugs~
Becky - your GCDT sister
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

OmaGloria said...

Extremely Diva-licious!! It sounds like we may be sole-sistas because we have the personal fashion.

Precious Hugs

Pam said...

Hey Sweetie this is adorable. Perfect choice of background paper. I love the pins you made too. You are just so creative!!! For some reason I can sorta see the hair:) hehehe!! I'm watching Big Brother as I write so if I misspell something please look past it. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

Amy if you are still up, is your followers gone?? Mine are gone and have been all day, or is it my dumb compute? Not real important but thought I would ask. I do not see your followers on your blog right now, and I have none. Is it just me or is it this way for you too. Sorry to ask but you are my girl!! Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Maribel said...

Amy,

Thank you so much for telling me about the Decorate to Celebrate blog! I've been looking for a place like that to share my other types of creations:)

ilovescrapping.blogspot.com

Dr Sonia S V said...

Amy what a stylish shoe the glitter looks so good. Makes me think of partying!!
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

kathlee said...

It's a good thing your such a great friend or I would have to be very upset about you stealing my fashion statements! Thats MY look your talking about....well...I up it one for work!
Love the card and that shoe is gorgeous however it would surely put me in a cast within 10 minutes of slipping it on my clumsy self!
Have a super week!
Your wild & wonderful friend~
Kathie

girlia said...

Amy everything is amazing. Love love love the shoe, sentiment and of course the purse.

scrapperbecka said...

Amy
I think we are on the same wave length, I used a shoe and that exact sentiment on my card too! Thats funny! Great job girl
Becka
Your DT Sister

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Love the sparkle on the shoe!! Great job as usual!! Love the purse as well from the hop!!
Kristan

Just A Pac Rat said...

Great card, love the saying to go with shoes. I could see that as a ruby red glitter and the saying, no place like home, Missing you! LOL!!

Thanks for sharing!

circlebenterprises.com

Sarah said...

Amy, your card is gorgeous but that purse just steals the show! But then again, that's my favorite color combo. Great work and thanks for visiting. Hugs, Sarah

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

Amy, I love your shoe and the sentiment is absolutely awesome!!! Thanks for all of your inspiration!
Hugs and love, Lynne

Kelly S said...

Oh Amy, I love your card! The glitter on the shoe is just perfect - it makes it look like a sparkly glass slipper.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

scrapinmamaof2 said...

This card is so cute. Love the sparkle! Thanks for sharing Amy!

 
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