Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stepping In for Gina K. Sketch Challenge and CR84FN Color Challenge!

I'm so excited to share this next card with all of you.  It's so amazing when you know you want to create a card and an hour later you have something you're so proud to give away.  Let me tell you why this card is so important.

I had been sick since Saturday and went to the doctor's office on Monday.  The doctor diagnosed me with Strep Throat and obviously, I couldn't go to school being contagious.  I called my new student teacher (who only had 1 week under her belt with our class) and explained that I wouldn't be in.  Now, I did this on Monday morning, just as she was walking in.  I felt horrible that I was doing this to her.  After getting the word that I was not allowed to go back until Wednesday, I called her Monday night and gave her instructions for Tuesday.  She was a trooper.  She decided to teach almost the whole day and was so excited because the kids really responded to her.  She really "Stepped In" for me when those 2 days could have been horrible with just having a substitute. 

I remembered that I had gotten Gina K.'s Retro Boutique stamp set and didn't get to use the "shoes" in the set.....only the bags.  I also remembered the "stepping in" sentiment and that's what made this set just perfect!  Not to mention that I always tell my student teacher that I'm amazed at the heels she wears daily and that her feet don't hurt.......ahhhhhhhhhhh to be 22 again!

Anyway, I "paired" this up with 2 challenges (pun definitely  Of course, using Gina K. stamps means using a Gina K. sketch!  I didn't have an oval large enough to just stamp the shelf of, I used a smaller one as sort of a mat stack. When I went to put the shoes over it, one end of the dimensional stuck and it sort of bowed and I loved, I definitely kept it that way!

And, a new to me color challenge for CR84FN!  Love these colors and they worked just perfectly!  My green is sort of an grayish green, so I hope that works for the challenge.  But, wow......these colors are just gorgeous together!

Here's the card for my student teacher!!!

Do you think a 22 year old will appreciate the heels and bling?  I sure hope so!

Look how cute this arch is!!!  I was so happy that dimensional stuck when it shouldn't  I'm not sue if you can see the tiny, tiny rhinestones on each of the shoes, but they added a bunch of bling to the overall look of this card.

Materials Used:
Gina K. - Retro Boutique
DCWV - Summer Dream Mat Stack
SU - Wintergreen design paper (retired)
PTI - Ocean Tides, Stamper's Select White & Lemon Tart card stock
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Scalloped Ovals
Recollections - Rhinestone Strass
Taylored Expressions - Crystal Tiny Twinkles
PTI - Double Ended Border die
Copic markers - V09, V15, V17, YG93, BG72, BG75, Y11, and Y13

Thanks for looking today!


Debgem said...

Hope you're feeling better!! The story is super - I'm sure she'll love the card. I really like the gems flourish and little gems on the shoes. Fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Stephanie! Love all the shoes in oh so many pretty colors! Thanks for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

Cathy Weber said...

I think this cute shoe card would be so perfect for my daughter in law! She is 4'8" and always wears the highest heels. Every day! I love the bow in the shoe shelf. It was a nice little bonus with the glue dot. Great card. Hope you are feeling better.

Heather Jensen said...

How sweet of you to make this card for her. Good thing you had a great student teacher to help out. I am sure she will love her card.

Hope you are feeling better soon. This card is darling and the shoes are perfect for this card.

Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)

Jeanne said...

How thoughtful you are to make such a thoughtful card! Hope that you are feeling better! You have done some marvelous challenge posts this week!

Sue Lelli said...

I am so GLAD you pointed out the tiny rhinestones on the shoes because it's a detail I wouldn't want to miss! LOVE the story, LOVE your card! LOVE the shoes and LL the bling! I agree, Oh to be 22 again! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Meredith said...

Meredith said...
Okay, one - I LOVE the snow falling everywhere on your blog!!

Two - this card is so FUN... I am with Sue - I am glad you drew me to the rhinestones on the shoes, because they really do add so much!

My BIL is a teacher, so I can appreciate how much easier it made your life that your student teacher is so awesome!! She'll love this! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!

PS - I gave up on heels long before I was 22... is the pain ever really worth it?

Holly said...

This is a wonderful card Stephanie! I am sure she will love it and really get a "kick" out it!

Kara said... the shoes and the tiny stones are perfect!

nancy jane said...

Who better to appreciate bling and heels than a 22yo? Knowing the story behind this card made me appreciate it even more. Love the thought you put into the creation.

Andrea M said...

What a great card!!! Loads of pretty details! Don't you just love happy accidents :) Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!! Hope you'll join us again next week!

Kim O'Connell said...

Purrrrrrrrr-fect! Love the color combo and heels and sentiment are perfect for the occassion!

Amy said...

Look at all the gorgeous details! I especially love the flourish bling.....just the right touch!

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