Retail Therapy

Happy Monday to all of you!
Was your weekend fabulous?  Are you ready for a new challenge??

This week at Digi Makeover, we are challenging you to use stripes on your projects!! 
Instead of the traditional line stripes for my card, I went a little wild :)
As in animal print :)  I've always been an animal print kind of person.  Leopard prints and zebra prints have been my favorites for so so long.  I even painted our bedroom when we lived in Washington in leopard print colors (it looked fabulous by the way :) )

So when stripes was listed as our challenge this week, the first thing that popped into my mind was zebra stripes.  I've had this patterned paper for-ever!!  Of course, it was a pack that has all the other animal prints with it as well.  But I stuck with the zebra.  I really wanted the zebra print to stand out, so I kept my card nice and simple.  Which, honestly was really REALLY hard!  All that white space around my image was killing me...but I left it, and I'm glad I did because now seeing it posted here makes me love it!

The cute sentiment is from the Retail Therapy set from Paper Makeup.  I added some image effects to it in Word so it has a slight shadow and a black border.  Then I colored in the shoe to match my paper.

The last 2 details were the black dots around the sentiment and the clear gems on the side.  I clearly need more practice with making my paint dots the same size...
Anyhow, I hope you will join us this week!  Just remember to use a digi!  And please do stop by the rest of the makeup artists this week as they have some fabulous creations.  We even have 2 new ladies joining our team!!  Send out a very warm welcome to Audrey and Jan!!  So glad you ladies are with us!

Now, I'm off...I managed to wake up this morning not feeling so great.  I've got the whole world-is-spinning dizziness factor going on which is no fun.  And since it's easier to deal with laying down, I am hitting the couch for awhile :) 
Have a lovely day!!


  1. very cute love the zebra stripes.

  2. Hi! I just love your zebra stripes, they are gorgeous :)
    Nice image and lovely layout!

  3. Your card made me grin ear to ear this week, Emily! LOVE those zebra stripes and how you designed the shoe to match. So glad you held firm and left that white space - it really makes your sentiment panel pop! Hope your dizziness was short-lived and you're feeling better soon!

    1. Thanks Michelle! I am feeling better today, just moving a little slower than normal :)
      <3 Em

  4. Love the stripes!! Great card!
    Yolie - PMS DT