Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Hope your week is going well. Mine has started off a bit rough. The water on my washer didnt shut off and ran for over a hour. Two room flooded one being my craft area. I store some things in cardboard storage boxes so some stuff ruined and a huge mess to clean up!! Well enough of that... Today the sponsor for our Use Die Cuts Challenge is Bugaboo Stamps. They have a ton of wonderful images to choose from. I chose this cute cowboy because it brought back a flood of memories. My husband team roped and my oldest daughter rodeoed from a young age. She can ride like the wind and although the image is a boy it still reminded me of all the rodeos, gymkhanas, ropings, drill team practices and parades we attended as she was growing up so just had to use it!!

I used two dps for the base stitched on. Then I water colored the image, cut out a second hat and pieced for a little added dimension. The image was cut out with a Spellbinder Scalloped rectangle and attached with star brads. The stars were cut with Spellbinder stars out of cardboard and some gesso slopped on them. They were foam dotted on top of one another. I had the perfect star button that I attached with some twine.Used a punch for the little tag. Cowboys always need a rope so there is one hanging there ready to throw :)
Entering Challenges:
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodle: Lots of Layers
PollyCraft Monday: Boyz to Men
Stamps R Us: For the Men in our Lives
Scrappy Frogs: Anything Goes
Creative Cowgirls:Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything goes
Divas by Design: Anything goes
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Papertake Weekly: Fancy a Punch..punches & dies


Kimberly S said...

Awww...this is so cute Davi! Love your coloring. Wow, I am so sorry to hear about the washer running on and causing such damage in the house. :( How terrible to lose your supplies as well. Please let me know if there is anything I can share and help you rebuild your stash. Big hugs...Kimberly

Lisa said...

What a cute card Davi! I'm loving the rope, such a perfect detail. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

mudmaven said...

This is just adorable Davi! Sorry to hear of your water woes though. Hope all is dry and well very soon. Thanks for joining us for our Lots of Layers challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

Martha said...


How horrible to have a flood inside the house! I hope not too much was ruined. Tell me about it.

This is such a cute cowboy card with so much detail. Your mojo sure didn't get shrunk by the flood! I really like the cardboard stars...very altered art looking. Lots going on here but perfectly done for a busy little boy!

Love and blessings, Martha

**Farrah** said...

I love your card!! Fantastic, creative details!
Sorry about the mess!!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Unknown said...

Oh my stars Davi.. This is so cute.. I just love it.. Right down to that cute little Laso. So sorry to hear about your washer. I do hope it didn't ruin to much..

Hugs, Linda

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome creation, love the texture and great details!
Sorry to hear about the mess yikes... take care.

Unknown said...

Hi Davi, a brilliant boys card. So much detail on your card. Love it! Thanks for joining us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Shannon White said...

Hi Davi, Wow, your card is so Adorable! I love all the embellies you used they go so perfectly with your theme and what a darling image too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

P.S. So sorry to hear about your washer, hope there wasn't too much damage.

Linda Breedlove said...

Oh wow... how awful. So sorry to hear about your flood. Years ago, we had one of our businesses in a lower level of a mall and someone left water running above us the entire weekend. It wiped out everything. Will be praying for you as I remember the hurt.
Love your darling little cowboy... that's just the cutest card.

Benzi said...

Davi, (not Davis)ha...your card is just so adorable and it must have been so much fun to make as the memories flooded your mind. How awesome!
Now, to your flood...I am so sorry. What a mess that must be, and in your craft area..that is really too much. Hope you get all that taken care of very soon if there was permanent damage.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a sweet card Davi! Love the Western theme! Sorry to hear about the flood :(

Monique said...

This is such an adorable card Davi..I love the little twine rope:)..So sorry to hear about the flood in your craft space :)...

Tammy said...

This is ADORABLE Davi!! I LOVE your embellishments..and that twine is so cute!
Sorry to hear about your flood, I hope things are better today! :)
Hugs, Tammy

Tammy said...

I forgot to add...Thank you for joining us over at Catch the Bug and Stamps are Us!

Vicky said...

Fabulous Davi...just so cute!

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Dan said...

Great card, I love the western theme! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Jodie Mackrell said...

great card! love the embellishments and coloring! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Melissa S. said...

Oh my gosh, # 1 great coloring on the image and 2nd I just love the stars and distressing. Great Job,Thanks for playing along with us at Bugaboo this week.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Davi this is brilliant what fantastic detail you have created for this super card I love it.
Lorraine x

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

What an adorable card & great job with the cowboy! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Anonymous said...

Love this little cowboy and the stars too! Thanks for sharing!