Rhinestone Cowgirls

Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo.
   ~ Glen Campbell, 1975


Remember this card?

Texana Designs feb10 boots



My job sent me all over tarnation last week, and I finally got off the saddle this weekend and back into the Crop Crib long enough to make this freakishly fun boot to go with the card.


Isn't that fun?! The template is from fellow Texan Ellen Hutson. You can find her tutorial and link to purchase the template at her blog: Cowboy Boot Paper Template.

I shrunk Ellen's template 77% to make it fit onto a 6" by 6" paper. I cut a couple of 1/4" long strips and sewed them down the middle to make my boots match the boots on the card I. I also distressed the edges with Holtz Distress Inks and did some paper piercing on the top of the boot with a retired Stampin' Up! embossing template. It's really fun to put some personal touches on these boots. So, you know, I had to add some swirly pearls.



Here are all the toys I played with to make the boot. The ingredients for the card (using one of my favorite Texana Designs stamps) and a free download for the word art are here: Saddle Up.


Tomorrow and Tuesday I'm back in the saddle visiting some of the small towns in Central Texas and checking on the nursing homes there. But!!! Wednesday, my adorable sister will be here! We'll be kicking up our boots for sure then.


Cowboy Paper Boot



Sweet Comments

  1. Striking job, love the card and the boot is wonderful.

  2. What fabulous creations! You did both of these artists proud with your awesome card and boot! I can’t wait to use this saying on some of my Operation Write Home cards as well as for the next time my daughter needs a bit of a pick-me-up. Thanks for sharing these with us!

    Btw, thanks for taking care of those in nursing homes. Due to a long list of Alzheimer’s patients in my family, I’ve already told my kids to put me in one if it comes down to this choice if either Alzheimers shows up or my Crohn’s Disease gets much worse. I took care of my grandmother at the age of 6, and I would never burden my kids or grandkids with this. THANKS!!!

    • Ah, Lee, thank you for the sweet comments. Yep, I feel exactly the same way. I’ve seen a lot of mostly wonderful things in the nursing homes, and there are just some things I wouldn’t want my family to have to do for me. I’ve got my room picked out. 😉