another family birthday!

Hello!! Life has been INSANE! I have no idea how to keep up, but I sure am trying. I leave on Friday for Vegas for my brother’s film festival so that is putting pressure on me to get all of these things done. My Mom’s birthday is actually the day after we all leave Vegas, so we will celebrate there! My Mom absolutely loves shoes. She even puts them all in labeled tupperware bins. She has the most amazing shoes too! I am glad we are the same size (even though I trump her 7 inches in height!) so we can wear the same shoes! 🙂
Here is her card!

I have decided that raspberry fizz, black, ripe avocado and white is my new favorite color combo. I am seriously loving it! I created the background by putting all these different shoe stamps on one block as if it were a background stamp and stamped it in versamark. I used American Crafts Zing! embossing powder for the first time, and, wow! Zing! Kablam! Pow! This stuff is awesome! I punched the bottom with one of those border punches that I just love and covered the seem with ribbon.
I stamped my favorite shoe of the bunch on a nestie square and copic colored it and added some spica glitter pen on the flower. I used my new favorite birthday sentiment from bird watching and lined the edges of the square with a copic, trying to emulate the sketch style of the shoes.

I think my Mom is going to love this card. She has been begging me to get some shoe stamps for a while. When I found this awesome set by Hero Arts, I knew I had to get it for her! Alright, time to unwind with some rock band at a friend’s house, because, seriously, I need some unwinding!

Paper: Papertrey Ink (raspberry fizz, ripe avocado)
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Adirondack (pitch black), Papertrey Ink (raspberry fizz)
Stamps: Hero Arts (clear design high heels), Papertrey Ink (bird watching)
Etc: American Crafts Zing! embossing powder (black opaque), Spellbinders Nestabilities (square), Cuttlebug, Wizard, Copic (100, C1, YG95, RV17), EK Success slim line border punch (carolyn gavin), random black ribbon, spica glitter pen
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,
kelly marie
PS. It is so hard to photograph pinks and reds. Anyone have any tips out there? This card is definitely more vibrant in real life!

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