April 12, 2012


Welcome to another week of Create with Connie & Mary! I just love working with all of these girls on our design team. What a creative bunch. This week we have a color challenge and just take a peek at the wonderful colors we worked with:
These cheery, bright colors reminded me of summer. I am a big time "sandals" girl. As soon as it starts to warm up, I usually dig out my sandals and wear them until November! Well, I received some bad news a few months ago that devastated me. I've been having pains in my feet for quite some time. The minute I get out of bed and my feet hit the floor, I walk and gasp "ow, ow, ow". I finally had to see a podiatrist and it was determined that I've "lost" my arches...........no more sandals for awhile (sorry LL Bean!). I had to be fitted for orthopedic inserts for my shoes and special exercises each morning. If I can't wear them, I guess I'll design with them:

I free-handed the sandals and added slits for my ribbon. I double-stacked all the flowers created with the flower punch from the "Punch Pack" and glued them with "Stampin' Dimensionals". If you look closely at the "Pearl Jewels" in the center of each flower, the pearls are blue! I colored them with a permanent marker to match my card.

I hope you have enjoyed my "sandals" card for today and I do hope that you visit the other design team members at Create with Connie & Mary. You might even want to join us this week. Thanks for dropping in!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Concord Crush, Marina Mist
  • Inks: Concord Crush
  • DSP: Paisley Petals
  • Tools: Punch Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamps: My Friend
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels
  • Misc: Permanent Marker
UPDATE: Several of you asked for the pattern I used for the sandals on my card. This is a pattern I created myself. If you should use it and publish your card, please be kind and mention where the pattern came from. Not for resale. 

Here is the link in Google Docs:

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  1. LOVE this, Debbie!! I am sorry to hear about your feet. It's no fun to be in pain. I would love to find some flip flops just like this - lol! Such a fun card!

  2. Hope you "find" your arches again. I wear Mephistos and find they fit my arches better. Your card is soooo cute. For those of us sandal wearers whose drawing is impaired, would you share your "free hand" pattern? Thanks

  3. This is beyond adorable! Love the flip flops! Hope your feet fell better soon - I feel your pain!

  4. Oh Debbie, this is an adorable card (thank you for sharing the template!!!)...I love this color combo - so fresh and cool....TFS!!!

  5. Thank you for the sandals pattern, Debbie. Will give credit for sure!


  6. Absolutely adorable card Debbie! Love the layered bitty flowers and the way you've sprinkled them on the rest of the card front. So sorry about the feet--hope the inserts will bring those arches back!

  7. Debbie, so creative and adorable. I'm sorry to hear about your foot troubles. I've always said, when your feet hurt, all of you hurts. Be well.

  8. LOVE those flip flops! This is such a wonderful card for summer! So sorry about the feet...but glad you found a creative outlet for your lack of sandal wearing!

  9. Just darling sandals, Debbie! Love them! I know how it feels to have your feet hurt...not good! Hope you are doing better! Great job with the color challenge this week!

  10. DARLING flip flops! Ok, now I need to have that pattern! Will you share? Great working with you on Create!

  11. I also had a problem with my feet and discovered Birkenstock sandals! They work great for your problem also, you may want to try a pair. The secert is getting the right size. If they are to big or to small you will know right away.


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