Howdy Cowgirls and all you other ladies (and gents, hee hee)! Hope your week is going swell for ya so far. Thank you, thank you for all the birthday wishes I received here on my blog, on Facebook and by email---I was quite overwhelmed by it all. I don't think I have ever had so many birthday wishes, LOL and I so appreciate them all. You are all so sweet to take the time to let me know---love y'all! I spent the day sitting on the patio (after I got my work done) in the warm sun reading my NEW Karen White book "The Beach Trees". Which I finished early this morning (don't ask what time I stayed up till hee hee)--it was really, really good and I recommend it for sure! Then hubby brought me a dozen MD blue crabs (yummers) that we ate on the patio---they were huge and fab. If you've never had one, you are missing out---come to my house and I'll show you how to pick 'em. I've been doing it since I was a toddler and I can get thru half a dozen crabs lickety split, LOL. Drives the kids crazy that I can pick them so fast and hubby won't pick them as he's lazy--he likes his food prepared for him, LMBO. But if you grew up in MD or around the Chesapeake Bay you know its more of a social event--you pick, you eat, you drink, you eat, you talk and jabber the whole time :) See a pic of these babies below!
"Cowgirl Gilli" and I think she has such a cute outfit and spirit about her! I used papers from BoBunny that I felt looked a bit rustic and country. I distressed all the layers with my Zutter Distress Tool and then inked them. The oval was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder and then rubbed the same brown ink over it with my Inkssentials Blending Tool. The flowers are by Prima, buttons by PTI and the scrolls are Marianne Designs (thought they resembled ranch brands a bit 'eh?). The stitching was done by using my Sew Easy tool and then I handstitched rustic twine---to darken the cream twine I just inked it with my SU inkpad :)
She's colored with Copics of course-- E25,E35,E31,E50/E11,E00,R20/E09,E08,E13/YR24,E35,E25,E31. Then I added some cowgirl bling to her boots, skirt and belt with stickles. Isn't she a cutie?
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a fabulous day!!