Sunday, August 2, 2009

It's a shoe thing

I have a shoe thing! I love them and there was a time in my life when I would not even leave the house unless my shoes complimented my outfit! Sick I know! All that changed last summer when I got plantar fasciitis and a heel spur in my left foot! A year of pain, and ORTHOTICS...ACK!!! really put a damper on my little obsession. Now when you see me I will likely be wearing sensible shoes, I still try to keep them fashionable but more importantly, sensible. I recall when I started stamping 6 or 7 years ago the hubs asked where I was getting the money to buy all these stamps...I said "haven't you noticed that I haven't bought any new shoes lately"...LOL! Now when I am not spending my disposable income on stamps, I buy purses!

So now, since I can't buy hot looking shoes for my feet, I buy them in rubber! These daisy hightops just called my name! And if it's a girl thing I always reach for pink, yellow and hands down fav girly color combo. I stamped the image with memento ink on bellah paper, colored them in copics and finished off the shading and grass with pencils. The edges were sponged with a dauber (that I see Emily now is stocking!!! YAY!!!) and Versamagic Thatched Straw ink.

Get ready...copics used in this image:

Y0000, 00, 11, 15, 17
YR0000, 000, 04, 14, 18
R24, 81, 83, RV0000, 00, 10
YG03, 25, 67, W00, 0, 1, 2
C0, 1, 2, 3, E42, 43

On a final note, yesterday I made the trip to the Heirloom Rubber Stamp Festival in Novi, Michigan with my Chatham stamping buds Lynn and Pauline and even hooked up with some of my American stampin sistahs, Paula, Dana, Shannan and Mary. While I'm chatting with Mary she points out Kimmie Ried standing a few feet away. I don't know her but I sheepishly walk over and say Hi Kimmie Ried, I'm Lindabella!!!! LOL!!!! We jumped, squealed and hugged like we had known each other FOREVER! Too fun!

ETA: Kimmie, I've been thinking and 'cause I'm central to you and Paula the next girly girl get together we have at my place I love for you and Andrea to join us in Chatham....think about and we'll keep in touch! It's all about stamping...and maybe pizza!

I've got a nice quiet day planned which hopefully will include some coloring!


Anonymous said...

Linda this little shoes are absolutely beautiful. They look so real and cute. Love the coloring and the colors you used on this image. Thanks for sharing the copic colors been used.


leenda said...

Cute artwork!! Sorry you have to buy sensible shoes now!

Jane Wetzel said...

WOW Linda, I was working at the ODBD booth in Novi..I thought I saw u..(I am sure u dont know me) but I am a true STALKER of your blog and I think you are so talented! :)when I saw u I thought it couldnt be u cuz you live too far..darn. Your work is TOTALLY WONDERFUL!

andrea said...

this card is FABuLOUS!!! it was awesome meeting you yesterday and count me in for some chatham stamping and pizza anytime! And I hear ya on the shoe thing. I can't wear my gorgeous heels anymore and have to wear crocs or good support shoes least we can stamp cool shoes tee hee

Terri said...

Love this little image, so stinkin' cute and of course you have colored it beautifully! Sounds like you had a great time with the "girls"!

Mary Frances said...

Holy Crap Linda!! I love these shoes. But you DO have cool shoes. I still can't wait to see those Dave shoes in person. Talk to you soon!


Shannan Teubner said...

This is adorable, sistah! And I'm so jealous that you got to meet Kimmie! I'm prepping my hubby that I am going to make a trip to Toronto...just gotta figure out when! :)

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Stamping and pizza??? What could be better?? Well, maybe if we threw some daiquiris or margaritas in there too!! haha!!

What a HOOT, meeting you all on Saturday! I can't believe I had to go all the way to Novi to meet someone from Chatham (my old hometown)!

I'm totally in with a stamping day with you talented gals! I'll just bring my bib and drool while you and Paula create!!!


Crafty Cath said...

Hello Linda - Saw your post about the Novi show. Darn, I went on Sunday (I live in Port Huron) and would have loved the opportunity to meet you. I have been a fan of your cards for some time and am especially drawn to your coloring. I'm new to the area (origially from NY) so I'm always looking for new outlets. All the local shops have closed up here. I had a blast at the show and hope that some day I can give a squeal of delight to meet you face to face.

Karen Hanim said...

I love your site and your creations. I found you via Kraftin Kimmies Korner today. I'll be back often!

Anonymous said...

These shoes are sooooo more cuter than those dave matthews ones you have. You need to invest in a pair of your own design... I would have never thought I would love these shoes as much as i do and now I need them so i can be like you!!! Simply Stunning Shoes Sister!!!


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