Wednesday, February 24, 2010

All Stars

Yea!  It's Pink Ninjas Wednesday!!!!!

The new challenge, compliments of this month's Ninja Star the fabulous Gilly (get to know her here):  prompt - favorite, technique - retro/vintage (pre-90's style), pink twist - fabric.

Yup, just got some All-Stars for my all stars!!!    OK, so the paper is a little more reminiscent of Vans than Chucks but either way the whole thing takes me back to the 80s.  I had my share of both brands. (Sheesh, I can't even tell you how many different colors of checkerboard Vans I had!  Wish I had me another pair right now.  Hmmmmm...I feel a shopping trip coming on.  But I digress...)

I can't tell you how many times I had these blue and white letter stickers in my hands at Target and put them back and then I ended up finally getting them about a week ago and would you look at that!  They just went perfectly!  Karma I tell ya!!

OK, ignore the fact that my kids look like they're either going to die of boredom or beat the s**t out of you in this pic but I wanted to show a close up of the "picniking" I did on it.  It's got a 60s color tint with an HDR-ish camera treatment on it.  Doesn't it look like something straight out of a 60s magazine (or your old magnetic albums)?  Seriously, if you haven't checked out yet, get your booty over there now!  I use it now for all my photo editing, ignoring my Photoshop program that I paid for! 

I soooo love my pink love, elsie fabric and am going to be so sad when it's all gone.  See the plastic hanger tags peeking out from the Chucks tag??  I have had one of those tagger machines for I want to say years and this is the first time I finally used it.  Sad, eh?  And notice the two eyelets?  Ever notice there are always a couple of little eyelet air holes in the sides of All-Stars? 

Loving these little clear acrylic stars and the flocked letterman alpha that come in the Ninja Addicts' "Mommy's Little Monster" kit!!!   (As did the checkerboard paper.)

I cannot gush enough at the gorgeousness and value of the Ninja Addicts kits!  Seriously, they RAWK!!  And have you seen the sneak peek of March's kit Carousel yet???  ~swoon~

My little girl, incidentally, starts ballet class today!!!!!!!  Again, Karma. 

Hop on over to the Pink Ninjas blog to check out what the rest of the DT made for your inspiration.  You're going to be blown away. 

Have an all star Wednesday!



Tessa Buys said...

What size are you? I have a brand new pair of black and white checkerboard Vans that were the wrong size for one of my dancers. I procrastinated returning them and missed the deadline for a refund. They're just sitting in my closet in their box because they won't fit me :(. Great layout, btw!

Tessa Buys said...

And yay for ballet class!

A Sarasota said...

love the checkerboard pp!

Leah the Orange said...

just so's you know, the very FIRST thing i noticed about this layout was the eyelets. i LOVE that you tied that in! omg, i worship thee, miss heidi. xoxox (and i need me some red hi-tops, STAT!)

Diana Fisher said...

I have that same Converse star from the clothing waiting for me to do something with it!! Love this!! I absolutely adore the pictures of the kids! Saw this on the Ninjas blog earlier and was blown away by this page. So, so cool!!! I can't tell you have cool it is! Love it all!!!! And yes, Picnik is the bomb-diggity!!

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i flippin' loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!!!!!! Love love love love those photos and that stitching is YUM-O! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)