Friday, July 27, 2012

Put Your Brave Girl Boots On

When we had something difficult in our lives to deal with my grandfather would always say "Pick your self up by your boot straps and deal with it"

My daughters used to get frustrated with me at times when I would quote grandpa and tell them that. I think they wanted a little more sympathy, but I always felt like grandpa was right.
You need to get back up and come out fighting, so to speak.

That was my inspiration for today's card.

Supplies used: cardstock - white, brown, pink; patterned paper - Cowgirl and Side Saddle in Filly by Moxie; pearls - BoBunny; twine - LUFP; button - my stash; stamps - Brave Girls itty bitty by Unity Stamp Co.; ink - frayed burlap Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger; corner rounder - Fiskars; Pop Dots.

Don't forget Ippity Chick - Mary's Creative Journey and 3 Girl Jam are sponsoring our LUFP Challenge No. 4
Winners for both July giveaways and Challenge No. 4 will be announced on Friday, August, 3rd.


susie said...

I love your card and think your Grandfathers saying is true - may be hard but its all we can do xx

jessica said...

this is so pretty Esther! Love the papers and love the sentiment!

Celeste said...

ohhhh such a fabulous card. I love it.

Jennifer Scull said...

your card is beautiful! and I so love that stamp set. I have taken up this saying as my mantra of sorts during my cancer journey. it sure helps me get through the rough patches.

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Esther!! The paper is so pretty and the sentiment is beautiful!! What an awesome card :)

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Renee said...

Love your card Esther & Grandpa's saying!! I have a stamp that says "Put your big girl panties on & deal with it"...I think it is Art Impressions...I love it!
Hugs, Renee

Sherrie K. said...

Esther, this is SO beautiful and your Grandfather was so right!!!! Theses papers are gorgeous and love the twine, button and super cute boots!! Love it!

Sherrie K

JustYolie said...

I have this stamp set!! Great idea!