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It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge  (FS545) on Splitcoaststampers, so a big congrats to Cindy, the newest Featured Stamper! After much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I kept the circle element at the top & the layout, but I used different images, different colors & left off the shaker. 

I love me some boots & no matter how many pair I have, I’m always on the look out for a snazzy pair like these.  I call these my Texas Bluebonnet boots. I used colors that remind me of bluebonnets in the spring. Do you think somebody somewhere has actually made boots like these? I hope so..& if I ever find them, they’re coming home w/ me! 

After I stamped & colored them, I die cut the circle burst above them then cut a series of circles out of the lime & lavender to fit behind the rings of dots. Half of the greeting was stamped in the center & the rest of it was stamped onto a pennant flag. I added a couple of matching mats to finish.
Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Stamps: DRS Designs –Better in Cowboy Boots ,Cowboy Garb  (inside: Saddle Up Greeting Lasso Cowgirl )
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, lime, lavender
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Kaleidacolor riviera on inside)
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, sm & lg circles dies, Memory Box sm. circle burst die, MFT fishtail flag dies

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A big congrats to Donna, the newest Featured Stamper (FS498) on Splitcoast! I didn’t have to go far to find THIS card to case (copy & share everything). I kept the shaker card & most of the colors & layout, but I used different images, a star shaped shaker instead of a round one, & used a cowboy/southwest theme on mine.
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For my star shaker, I started by stamping the cowboy/cowgirl accessories image, coloring w/ Copics, then I did a little into the window to keep from cutting off the top of the boots when I die cut the stitched star opening. I made a larger star shaped pouch out of a page protector, sealed the edges but leaving one edge open, filled it w/ sequins, stars & little punched cowboy boots, then sealed the remaining edge. After attaching the shaker pouch behind the opening, I added foam tape all behind the panel & attached it to another white back panel. A couple of narrow frames (one brown, one turquoise) were added behind it before attaching to the card. The Howdy was die cut & I used some of the same Copics to color it to match.

Here’s the inside & below it are the Copics I used. Howdy Star Shaker inside 09672
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: DRS Designs –Cowboy Garb,  (Saddle Up Greeting, Starry Bg , Interlocking Stars Bg– inside)
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, brown, turquoise
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Distress ink vintage photo & tumbled glass – inside)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Paper Shapers cowboy boot punch, ODBD Double Stitched Stars dies, Lil’Inker stitched rectangles dies, Serendipity Howdy die, page protector, sequins


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Today, we’re taking another look at the fabulous Our Daily Bread designs Mid May release! LOVE these cowboy silhouettes! Growing up I used to hear stories of the real cowboys on my dad’s side of the family…we even had 2 or 3 who were Texas Rangers back in the day. For my card today, I’m honoring the cowgirls, as well.

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The ivory image panel was first die cut, placed in my Misti,  then I masked the very edges of it & sponged the pink inks from the bottom up, leaving the ivory at the very top. The silhouette was then stamped on top (a couple of times for full coverage) w/ Versafine. I used a Micron pen to give the cowboy a more “feminine” silhouette & add a ponytail. 

The roses on the side are part of the designer paper & I used a craft knife to cut around them & lift them above the panel. I used a gold Wink of Stella pen to add the gold highlights. The ribbon was die cut using the Small Bow and glued into shape w/ an old gold button added on top. The little belt loop strips were made by die cutting a piece of ivory w/ the smallest Double Stitched Rectangle, then moving the end down in 1″ increments.

Here’s a look at the inside. I used the left over frame from the belt loops to frame the greeting & deckle scissors were used around the outside edges.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – HowdyRide ‘Em Cowboy
Paper: Neenah ivory, black, dp (Basic Grey -Spice Market)
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress ink spun sugar, worn lipstick
Accessories: ODBD  Double Stitched Rectangles , Pierced Rectangles, Small Bow dies, Misti, pink Aztec ribbon, gold button, gold Wink of Stella pen, deckle edge scissors

Please stop by and visit all of the DT blogs. I know they’ll have some fabulous inspiration for you!

Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * 

Robin * Melissa * Angie

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Memorial Day!
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