Tuesday, April 16, 2013

You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey!

Good morning! It's Kim again! Lots going on this week! I am on day #2 of guest designing at Miss Joy's blog,  Obsessed With Scrapbooking, and day #2 of My Creative Time Sneak Peeks! What a FUN week I am having! Thank You Joy for having me this week and Miss Emma for coming out with such an AMAZING release! Now don't forget to head on over and check out all the details over at Emma's blog ~ trust me you don't want to miss out! But I will give you a little hint about her giveaway at the end of my post! I am really trying my hardest to keep my posts very brief all week!
Today Emma and the design team will be showcasing the "I'm Here for you Rain or Shine" stamp set with 3 different dies! The "Stitched Umbrella Die",  "Stitched Boots" and the "Stitched Daisy Die" . Now don't go looking for these at My Creative Time's shop just yet ~ they will be there this Friday for you all to purchase! I LOVE this release more than words right now! There are so many awesome sentiments, little images, and, of course, the dies!
But for today's card I decided to not use any of the new dies! I decided I would use my Cricut again! So I found these boots on the Nate's ABCs cartridge. Since I like tons of dimension, I cut each layer out twice. I wanted them to look like the real rubber boots - all shiny! I achieved this look by pressing my cuts onto a Versa Mark ink pad. Then I scooped some UTEE over them and used my heat gun. I let the first layer dry and then repeated again. I did this at least 2 times. Once the cuts dried, I just adhered them all together. The boots from this cartridge did not have handles on them, but that was no problem. I just took thick wire and made them myself. I just taped down the wire on the back of the boots!  Easy, right? Then for my background, I just took a  sponge dauber and some blue ink. The clouds were my final touch! I just LOVE how Emma's dies have her signature stitching on them! The little water marks under my boots are from this set as well! My cute little sentiment is from this stamp set, and I thought it fit perfectly with my card. I have to say I LOVE how these boots turned out! I rarely ever say that about my creations but these in person are so ADORABLE!!
I told you Emma has left nothing out of this release!

Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridge ~ Nate's ABC's ~ boots
My Creative Time ~ "I'm Here for you Rain or Shine" ~ sentiment and watermark
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Dies" ~ clouds
My Creative Time ~ "Vintage Stitched Label Dies" ~ die with sentiment
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink
Ink ~ Archival and Memento
Versa Mark
Ribbon from M's
Wire from J's

Thank You for stopping by but don't forget ~

Okay in celebration of Joy allowing me to take over her blog for a week and Emma’s April Release, I have decided to have a giveaway! Fun, right? To qualify for my giveaway all you have to do is head on over to my blog, Scrapin Mom Of One Inspiring Little Boy, become a follower and leave a comment! Simple, right?
1st prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to My Creative Time
 2nd is a $25.00 gift certificate to Liz’s Paper Loft Boutique
I will announce the 2 lucky winners on my blog on Monday, April 22. You have until Sunday, April 21 @ 12AM EST to comment. PLEASE leave a way to contact you! Random.org will pick the winners.
Go visit Emma's blog, My Creative Time,  to see her exciting giveaways this week as well & to see some AMAZING sneak peeks!




  1. Your card is so adorable! Love how your boots turned out! You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day! lindagk23ataolcom

  2. GORGEOUS job Kim!Your card is soooo pretty,I LOVE your rain boots!!!Have a GREAT day my sweet friend!!!:)

  3. What a fun card--love the shiny boots!
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  4. This card is so cute! Love the big shiny boots.
    New follower.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

  5. Oh my GOSH Kim! Those boots are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! Red, black and white and gingham! You are killing me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! Thanks for thinking of me and my family. It is so sad what has happened in Boston. Hugs, Janice

  6. These are the most awesome boots! I live how you used that UTEE and make things so shiny! Just adorable!

  7. OMG Kim!!! These boots are AWESOME!!!! I love that you made them actually shiny like boots....EEKKK so super adorable and of course that sentiment is perfect!!
    another AMAZING card my friend!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing and have a GREAT day!!!

  8. Oh - this is just DARLING!!! LOVE the way the boots look so REAL!!! And the color combo doesn't hurt any either!!!


  9. SO CUTE, KIM! Look at all those clouds! Love the shiny boots :) You always have the nices color combos going on!

  10. Love the Rain Boots so cute.

  11. Love these Red Polka Dot Boots!!!! Great card. TFS --C

  12. love those boots - CUTE!
    I now follow you via google reader.
    Sandra ltb

  13. OMG your card is amazing I am so all over those rain boots your creation idea is genius I can't wait to be able to create dem dare boots (LOL) you sure are exceptionally talented and thanks for taking the time to share gosh three blogs whew girl you really do rock the craft scene.

  14. You are doing an amazing Guest spot...I always love your projects...this is no different. LOVE those shiny boots...too cute!!! Lee-Ann :)

  15. such cute card, and the boots just pop! Great job and I'm a faithful follower! Thanks for a chance to win!


  16. So enjoying you being on Joy's blog!! Loven' Emma's releases too! And so love your cute rainboots card! So adorable and boots just shine!

  17. Adorable card ... can't wait for Friday to place my order so I can start playing :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  18. LOVE the shiny boots. My granddaughter has the same boots and I can't wait to scrap those in her book. Can't wait for Friday;)

  19. Cute rainboots. It has been raining all day here so it is perfect as the theme for today.

  20. Those boots are beyond adorable! I haven't used my UTEE in a loooong time, but I think I see a reason to pull it out again. Thanks for the inspiration!


  21. Thanks for another chance at your giveaway. Love your sweet card. The glossy accents make the boots look so real.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  22. Wow! This card is soooo cute! Love the boots and the shiny effect! Awesome! Thanks for inspiring!

  23. very cute card. love the way you did the boots. tfs. i'm now a follower.

  24. OMG, love how this looks, you did a gr8t job on those boots!!!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

  25. Great dimension and shine on your boots. Wonderful job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  26. Kim you keep amazing me with your cards Love It!
    upnurse at aol dot com

  27. Ohhhhh my goodness!!! I just fell in love! This card is SO adorable!!

  28. Fabulous second day as a GD over at OWS! Love everything about your card!
    thank you for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

  29. Super cute. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  30. Your card is so cute! Yay you got use your cricut! I really love how shiny your boots are, they look so real:)
    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

  31. Amazing card! Love the shiny boots and fun bow:)
    Sherrie K

  32. Ok...I just don't even have the words to tell you how fabulous those boot are!! Oh my gosh - I LOVE this! Love the sentiment and your big, beautiful bow - awesome card my sweet friend!

  33. OMG...those boots are WAY cute! Then when you added those little wire handles...gaw!!!!

  34. Kim I am loving your fabulous projects. This card is gorgeous and your rain boots are amazing! Looking forward to seeing more.
    Jayne xx

  35. I can't even say enough about this card. It is just BEYOND AWESOME!!! Absolutely Love how you did the shiny boots, I even want boots like this now. Beautiful Work on this my friend definitely knocked it out of the park.

  36. What an adorable card! Love those boots. I need to dust off my embossing powder and use it more :)

  37. OMG I LOVE those BOOTS TOO! Sooooooo shiny and beautiful. I wish I could put them on! They would certainly make a rainy day fabulous! Love you my friend! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  38. I love your card! Those boots are ADORABLE!!
    I am loving your inspiration this week. Keep up the good work. What is UTEE?

  39. Love the card - just as cute as can be. Loving the fun new release Emma is having. Those boots look real - love the colors and the fun sentiment. Great job.

  40. OMG! I LOVEEEEE this card Kim and those boots are too adorable. You always add just the right detail:)

  41. Oh gosh, these are the cutest boots I've seen! They look so real and waterproof, lol!

  42. This card is fabulous!! I just love the shiny texture you acheived on the boots :)

  43. Such a fun card! Love the boots and the ribbon behind them. TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

  44. These boots are sooo cute! And great idea about using the embossing powder to make the boots look like real galoshes!

  45. Brilliant!!!! They look exactly like real rain boots!!!! Love it!!!!!!
    I never would have thought of using embossing powder, probably would have just put on glossy accents. Thanks for this fab idea!!!!!!