To celebrate her 250th birthday, Beatrix Potter came to Teapottersville! For all the details, check out the MMTPT365 Teapoter challenge and play along with us! EVERYONE is welcome!
Meet Dee Dee Bootsenfritz and her kitty sidekick Hans Boot. She lives in a tiny town in southern Utah called Tropic and works on the Campbell farm where they grow carrots, clover, celery, basil and broccoli ... all the veggies that bunnies could want. She loves her life in this quaint, county town and her kitty, Hans Boot. And then ... there is her love affair with her BOOTS! Oh, yes. From garden to hiking to Chukka to work, to western to Chelsea to polo to motorcycle ... she has them all! In her closet you will find tall, short, knee-high, fashion, rain, winter, fall, booties, designer, ankle and flat. There are striped, polka dotted, flowered, lacy, pink, purple, orange, faux suede, snake, crocodile and leather. They tie, zip, snap, button, lace, and more. WHODATHUNK there were SO many kinds of boots??
Dee Dee had only one problem. Her closet was overflowing with boots and she desperately needed money to add another BIG closet to her burrow. Working on the farm was great but she needed to earn more money for that closet. But what, where, how? One afternoon on a work break, as she lay basking in the sunshine, enjoying a freshly picked, crunchy, juicy carrot, she got a brilliant idea ... .
Hope you will join us in reinventing one of your stamps and that you'll tell us a story, too!
Thanks for looking! :)
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 GMT Views: 965
Paper: PTI, Paper Studio, SU dp + scrap yoyo yellow, Basic Grey (dress, collar, boots, heart)
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Versafine black, Stazon timber brown, variety of Ranger distress inks, SU markers
Accessories: black Zig pen, Vagabond, MFT blueprints 20 die, Avery Elle wonky stitches, Prima flowers, SU enamel dots, Tim Holtz mini distress tool/scissors, $1 store sponges, Ranger non-stick pad, Xyron tape runner, Tombo mono glue
Techniques: watercoloring, paper piecing, die cutting, masking, fussy cutting, distressing, sponge distress, direct pad to paper distress
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 47058
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 10:40 PM
I burst out laughing the minute I saw this card..the laughter continued as I read your fabulous (but too, too short) story....I didn't want it to end. I love your Miss Dee Dee and her kitty (in appearance and their names) and I had no idea there were soooooo many type of boots!! Terrific card, story AND Teapotter challenge my friend.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 102699
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 12:06 AM
I'm with Susie about the story being too short ;-), I really want to know what Dee Dee's great idea is! I always love your sponged backgrounds, Gabby. Dee Dee looks great, I wouldn't have the patience for lacing up those knee-high boots myself. And Hans is
..hmm, cute isn't quite the word, but I like him. The enamel dots in the flowers look as if they would make great studs on a pair of Dee Dee's boots!
Registered: November 25, 2007 Location: Rudolph, WI Posts: 14526
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 4:39 AM
Hee Hee Gabby! This is hilarious! Love the pop of yellow behind the main adorable image! Then there is how you framed the three flowers which is very imaginative! I too, want to know what DeeDee decided to do to earn more money - I hope it is good and honest! Anyway this is a GREAT card! It is glad to see you did a marvelous story to go with your great challenge! Well done my friend! tfs
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 35523
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 3:34 PM
What a fun and oh so creative card Gabby!! The image (and fab bg) of Miss Dee Dee and Hans is so cute..her face just cracks me up!!! I have an idea for Dee Dee's dilemma of all those boots....I'm sure Shoe Girl (Lisa) would take them off her hands...what'd ya think?? Thanks for the fun challenge..I loved it!!
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22700
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 5:11 PM
Ok, Gabby, I'm hooked! What is her idea! Think we ALL want to know! LOVE, love, love that image! You do have some of the most fun stamps I've seen! What great boots she has. Terrific card and story and thanks for the smiles!
Registered: December 24, 2007 Location: Sask. Canada Posts: 12137
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 10:38 PM
Awesome cute funny card of Miss Dee Dee. her kitty...and dem boots...wow...all shapes, sizes, colours...sure hope she gets a closet for them boots of hers...or she may have to move into a bigger house with a walk in closet...and rows of shelves for BOOTS!!
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Registered: March 12, 2008 Location: stamping or writing Posts: 8779
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 @ 12:55 PM
Gabby, you are going to tell us her idea! We're hanging on the edge of our seats.
And your card-- there is so much going on here, I keep finding new things to look at. Great job, and thanks for a really fun and original challenge.