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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cowboy Christmas

Happy Wednesday, everyone!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! I hope all of my friends on the east coast are okay after the blizzard. I'm glad it wasn't as bad as earlier predictions...but having lived through a New England blizzard in the Adirondack Mountains, I know it's not fun. One year, we lost power for over a week and my Jeep was completely buried under so much snow, the fire department had to dig it out. Here in Indiana we had a very light dusting of snow but that's it. It's been a relatively light winter for us snow-wise. I'm not complaining :)


I have a couple of projects from Christmas that I didn't get the chance to post earlier and it's almost February...gosh I'm so behind!! Isn't this just the cutest boot??!! It's a file from SVGCuts...you can find it HERE. I made this for my Dad...a wannabe cowboy ;) The paper is from DCWV and I embossed the toe with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. For the strap on the back, I used a sheet of copper foil. The tag is a Taylored Expressions banner die. Merry Christmas is from Craftin Desert Diva's Happy Celebrations stamp set. I added some of my Dad's favorite candy before I gave it to him :)


I found this cowboy picture on a royalty-free photo site and I knew he would love it, so I purchased it and then imported it into Cricut's Design Space. I then used the auto-trace tool to cut around the image...my gosh, it was so easy...it did all the work for me. This was the test I did on heavyweight black cardstock but for my Dad's gift, I cut it in black vinyl so he could put it on the wall in his den :)


I want to make a pink boot for myself now :) I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up - 3D Projects
  2. DL.Art - January Linky
  3. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

62 comments:

Diane said...

I am sitting here with my jaw dropped to the floor.....I don't even know what to say this is so awesome!! You couldn't of picked any better paper for it... and the toe...holy cow..love that embossing...wowzers my friend you sure knocked this one out of the park..I bet he was totally awed by it, too!! And now on to the Cricut Explore...you are kidding me right...you are way ahead of me in using that thing...I NEED more time...well at least now I know who to "call on" when I need help..lol!! Stunning, stunning creations my friend!! Have a great week...oh and those flowers you asked about are called in simple terms "Bee Balm"...they are spreaders (but not overwhelming so and come in other colors including a true red, which I love!!

A Casa di Ale said...

MA CHE SPETTACOLO!!!!!!!!!!!, BELLISSIMO!!!!!! SEREBBERO PERFETTI CON LA MIA CAMICIETTA STILE COWBOY...
GRAZIE DELLE TUE VISITE E DEI TUOI BELLISSIMI COMMENTI
UN ABBRACCIO FORTE ALE

Lori Kobular said...

Lisa that boot is so awesome!! I love how you did the front part of the boot, very cool! I also love the cowboy outline and your Dad must be so happy to be able to put it up in his den!! You are amazing!!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my gosh, your dad is gonna LOVE it! This is awesome!!!!! You did a super duper amazing job Lisa! You so rock! The texture you added Wow girl! Stunning doesn't even begin to describe the details! Spectacular!

Yes, I know what it's like to live in the North Country of New York too with all that lake effect snow. I can't imagine not having power for a week and having being trapped with a buried vehicle. Bless you. My in-laws live South Shore of Boston.

Hope you have a super creative day!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh goodness this is awesome!!! I bet your father just LOVED it!!! I love 3D projects so much and SVGCuts have some awesome files. You did an outstanding job on this one Lisa!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Leslee said...

Lisa, your cowboy boot is fabulous! And I would know living out here in cowboy country! I am sure your dad was thrilled with your creations!

Davi said...

Oh my gosh Lisa your boot is AWESOME!! Love how you textured it, a super job! It would be fun to see a girly one, my daughter has ridden since she was a kid. The silhouette pic is also GREAT~~ I bet your day was so happy with his special gift :)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous boot with super texture!! The design of your work is very original!

Brenda said...

Hold on a second Lisa, while I pick up my jaw from the floor! Wow!!!! This book is amazing and I love, love how you embossed the toe and the copper sheet for the strap. I bet your dad was in love with this book and that vinyl wall piece! How amazing that looks just cut out in cardstock and I bet it really looks amazing on the wall! I sure hope I will be able to figure this all out when I start using my Explore. lol Yes, up in the New England states, Boston really got hit hard. They showed a time lapse of a car all but getting buried. I think they got 2 feet of snow. And as much as I hate to say this, I'm glad it was them and not us!! We only got about 3-4 inches thank goodness. Keep warm and wish for an early spring this year! Hugs, Brenda

jessica said...

WOWZERS girl! This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that boot! Awesome details you added as always!
AMAZING my friend!

Darlene said...

OMG Lisa these are AMAZING! Love the design on your boot ... just perfect! And, I've seen those cowboy silhouettes around the internet and always thought they were so cool ... bet he loved them both! Awesome job ... thanks for all your wonderful inspiration! Have a great day!

Gwen said...

That boot is awesome! The copper was a great add on. I really like the cowboy image also I bet it looks great on the wall. I am sure your dad loved both of them! My daughter lives in Indiana, so I get out there once in awhile.

jimlynn said...

WOW! Lisa, this is sensational! Love that boot - looks like lizard skin or crocodile boots! The embossing folder you used for perfect! Also a fantastic picture of the cowboys! Your dad is going to love this for sure!
Lynn

scraphappenswithrhonda said...

I love your boot I love this boot from svg cuts they have the cutest things I love the paper you used you did a beautiful job on it. hugs

Unknown said...

OMG this boot is awesome. Great papers. I bet your dad loved it.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Greetings from snowy and frosty Germany
Diana

Sukie said...

Such an amazing project! The papers are gorgeous, I love how you embossed the toe and used copper on the back! The design is fabulous! I am sure your dad loved it!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

So cool! The embossing on the boot looks fabulous! I bet your cowboy...oops..I mean your dad..loved it! :)

Scrapper69 said...

The Boot looks so COOL! So does the picture... I bet he just LOVED it! The details in the boot make it look real! Love that about it! Have a great day! :)

VanessaB said...

ohmygosh that is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome!! love that!

Creations by Shirl said...

Oooh you need to make another one so you have a pair Lisa~ That boot is so cool love the papers and the embossing...

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well your father must have loved this! It's AWESOME! You chose perfect papers and I love the embossing and the copper foil! What an amazing project! Can't wait to see your pink one!

Chriss America Real said...

Wow this is very cool. The embossing makes it look like a real boot!

MaryH said...

This is just Awesome! The texture & dimension you have on the toe of that boot is just phenomenal. Love the patterns on the upper piece too, and brilliant to add the copper foil ?buckle? at the back. I'm impressed with the way you've got the image migrated to your Cricut, and then to cut it out of vinyl! WOW! He will love it. It's just fabulous. Glad you didn't get any of the really bad stuff. TFS & Hugs

Gerda said...

OMG This is just AWESOME!!!! Have a great day.
Gerda

Kathy Salido said...

Fabulous project and I just love the embossing. I bet that vinyl artwork will look great on the wall!!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow wow wow those boots look real - love the embossing and choice of paper - great job as always thanks for sharing!!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a truly fantastic project Lisa! That boot looks just like the real thing . . . I bet your dad will love it! Hazel xx

Donna Ellis said...

Love your cowboy Christmas motif, Lisa! The textures are fabulous, as are the colors! Great project. hugs, de

Brenda in IN said...

This is the coolest thing ever for your dad! You are so clever. That boot is so authentic looking and is a real boot. I love the embossing you did on the top of it. Printing the picture so he could use it was so thoughtful. Thanks for sharing this.

Nana said...

You dad is going to love these. I love the boots.. the papers and embossing what a fabulous project. The cowboys picture is beautiful. What a wonderful daughter you are.

Have a creative day.
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Mayras Designs said...

What a wonderful gift you made for your father !!! I am sure he fell in love !!! Great texture on the boot my friend , everything is perfect !!! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed day !!
Hugs,
Mayra

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so cute. I loved western projects and this one is fabulous.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Lisa I love this fabulous cowboy bot, I love all the texture
Kevin xx

lisa808 said...

OMGosh Lisa, this is amazing! Looks so real. Love the patterns and texture. What an awesome gift.

Happy crafting!
Lisa

Sherrie K. said...

Cutest boot E V E R!!! I bet your Dad was floored and simply loved it! The papers are amazing and love the texture! Wow girl, way to dive into that new machine....isn't it fun to be able to do svg cuts now? Can cut about anything and don't have to did through cartridges! You are gonna be a pro before no time! Great job on the tracing to! Fabulous project my friend!
We didn't get a lot of snow either :( I am bummed but glad the storm wasn't as bad as the predicted. My son said in NY where he is they only got about 8 inches. I am still holding out that we get some before we leave up north in a few wks. Would be nice to have fresh powder to ride in!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K

Pam said...

What an awseome rootin tootin creation,your Dad will love them! You did a fabulous job! Love the embossing on the boot!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

snappy scrappy said...

FAB gifts...love that boot and wonderful wall vinyl!!

DIANA L. said...

Great Projects Lisa, I bet you dad loved it. I love how you did the toe of the boot. I love yur cowboys in vinyl Did the wannabe love it to???
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Indy's Designs said...

I know several people who would LOVE this! What an amazing project!
Hugs,
Debbie

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Oh my gosh - I am LOVING all this cowboy stuff! My oldest granddaughter is horse-crazed and loves all things horsey and western. She would go nuts over your amazing boot! And, I must say, I would agree with her - that boot is just out of this world. Between the embossing, the brads and that perfect patterned paper, this boot could pass for the real deal. I bet your Dad loved this and the cowboys cut from vinyl. Fabulous work my friend, I love what you've done!

Tina H said...

Oh this is just awesome! I bet your Dad loved it! I haven't tried cutting vinyl yet. What a great western themed design to hang in the den. These are both fantastic Lisa! I especially love all the details on that boot!!! Have a wonderful evening :)

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, these are fantastic and I'm sure your dad admires them every single day! :o) The foot is incredible! Not only did you select the perfect papers, but the embossing is spectacular and the copper is gorgeous! What a lovely detail. :o) The image is perfect for him! I love that you made it in vinyl for him to enjoy in the den. Such a brilliant and beautifully designed project(s), my dear Lisa! Have a twinkly night. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Donna K said...

Boot scoot and boogie! This is just the cutest "guy" project I've seen in a while. I know your dad had to just flip over this cool boot. That metallic boot strap is so awesome too. I love the cowboy image and boy, you sure make it sound easy, Lisa. I've been tempted to buy a cutting machine again....eeks!

Becca Cruger said...

How amazingly cool!! I bet your dad was just over the moon to get such a personalized piece of art from you!

aussie aNNie said...

This is such a super fabulous male . You have made the sweetest card for your dad and love the goodies added.xxx
..xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

yyam said...

Oh my! That is one cool boot! I would love to see a pink version! *winks*

Stay warm and safe my friend!

Paula said...

What an awesome boot! I can just see Marlboro man pulling that one on. Lucky dad!

Georgiana said...

That is a great boot. Love the embossing on the tip.

Dr Sonia S V said...

ooh what a beauty Lisa...a masterpiece creation!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Lisa! What an amazing project! I love that cowboy boot! My daughter shows horses and she would treasure one of these! So fun and creative! Hope you have a great weekend!

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Lisa I just love the silhouette images of the riders and that amazing boot is so realistic, one just want to reach out and touch it.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this looks amazing! It makes me wish I had an electronic cutter, just so I could make something like this. Love the boots and the cowboys.

Cely said...

omigosh, this is the cutest thing ever!!!

Shelly said...

Oh it's so AWESOME! My oldest son would LOVE this...He's a wannabe cowboy (HeeHee) The embossing is fabulous! Such a great idea!
Have a SUPER weekend!
Shelly

Migdalia said...

I am sure your dad loved it!! Super cute, COOL and TOTALLY fun!!
I think it might just fit me..LOL!
Have a wonderful day my fabulous friend,
M'
*Crafting With Creative M*

Mulberry Mindy said...

From a Texas girl, take my word for it! Your boot and die cuts are awesome! I love your papers and embossing you used, and the copper accent is perfect. Seem like you are having a great time with your Explore. Your projects are out of this world. Keep up the good work, friend!
Mindy

alexandra s.m. said...

OMG! This is INCREDIBLE Lisa! Cool is an understatement!
You rock Girl!!

Karon said...

Fabulous fabulous, looks amazing. Bet your Dad was pleased with his wall art - love it! TFS

Karen said...

How fun is this?! So super cute, Lisa!! That paper and embossing is perfect for a cowboy boot! I'm sure your dad loved it! Hope you have a great day! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Wow, this is amazing!

Tracy said...

Wow, those are great projects!!!
I love the cowboy boot, Awesome!!

Tracey said...

Wow.....these boots were made for walking! Awesome creation, amazing detail....fabulous work Lisa!

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