Monday, December 28, 2009

Design Team Call!

So did Santa bring you everything you wanted for Christmas??? Over here at the Shoe, we got everything we needed.....except....some new shoes! We are on the hunt for a few more pairs of shiny new shoes for the new year! Would you like to be a Shoe??? Here is what we are looking for:
1. you must be able to complete at least 3 challenges a month
2. projects need to be submitted in a timely manner (we post on fridays, projects are due no later than noon the thursday before!)
3. it is encouraged that you comment on entries to our challenges, and advertise for the Shoe on your personal blog (not required, but encouraged!)

simple right? If you would like to be a new Shoe, please email us at . Please include 3 samples of your work! We welcome all forms of work here (layouts, cards, altered items, etc....)

Design Team Call will end on Jan 15th. We will announce our new Shoes on Jan 22, and new Shoes will begin showing off their fabulous work in February!
(we had announced a DT call earlier, and fault for not giving it it's own post and bringing more notice to it! if you already applied, we still have your application, and you are in the running!)

Be sure to come back on Friday to see the first challenge of a new decade!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fashionista Friday #15, sponsored by Pixie Cottage!

Wow! you guys certainly rocked the Snow challenge! How inspiring to me to look through all those entries from last week! They were all amazing! And y'all suceeded in making me COLD!!! BRRRRR!!!! Thanks for all the fantastic entries and for visiting our guys are great! It was definetly tough picking one to be Shoe of the week, I could have picked all of you this week! The one project that stood out just a teeny bit more was this one by...
This is truly beautiful! So elegant, and I just love the vintage angels....stunning! Congrats Cindy and we hope you will pick up our Shoe of the Week Blinkie for your blog!

Now moving on to this weeks challenge.....if you notice in our title, we have a sponsor this week!

YES! Michelle from Pixie Cottage is offering 10$ towards a purchase at the Pixie Cottage! Our DT recently got to play with an image from Michelle's Store, titled Winter Door...check out this beautiful stamp!

Since we had this beautiful image to play with this week, we HAD to have a coloring challenge thisweek! So.....our challenge is titled 'color your world'! That means...use your fav coloring medium (markers, paint, ink, twinkling h20s, colored pencils, etc...) and COLOR! I want to be inspired this week by your fabulously colored creations! In case anyone needs inspiration, here is our DT samples of the Winter Door by Pixie Cottage:

Tracey (me!)




Now i KNOW y'all want to do our little coloring challenge right??? Especially for a 10$ credit to the Pixie Cottage!!! And given that Christmas is right around the corner, we are even going to give you an extra week! Yes, this challenge will go for TWO WEEKS! Submit your coloring projects by Dec 31 to be entered to WIN!!! Pixie cottage prize will be determined by, BUT..we will still be picking a Shoe of the Week! So let's see those beautifully colored projects!!! Have a great Christmas everyone and see you next year! (on the first, lol, that will be our next challenge!!!!)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fashionista Friday #14

Happy Friday yet again! Everyone ready for Christmas?? either! Well, looks like our challenge last week was a bit, well...challenging! Not many participants.....but that's ok! I have a feeling this week will be a little different! All of the entries we DID have last week, well, y'all rocked the black/red/yellow! I myself couldnt' even do my own challenge! Our Shoe of the Week has to go to.....
Check out santa pulling the sleigh in black/red/yellow! TOO CUTE! And the bling! Simply fabulous! Congrats Dalis! Here is our Shoe of the Week blinkie for your blog!!!

Ready for today's challenge? I think you are going to like this one! It is a theme....a very popular theme for this time of year....
Yes....I want to see SNOW on your projects this week! EASY PEASY! I'm looking forward to seeing snow in every way/shape/ and form this week on y'all's blogs! Show me the SNOW!!! Check out OUR SNOW!!!

Tracey (owner)

Lesley (owner)




Feelin' cold?? All that snow well....brrrr!!! But I still want more! So...let's see your interpretation of SNOW! Card, layout, other project.....the sky is the long as it involves SNOW! Link em up to Mr. Linky by next thursday evening to be considered as our Shoe of the Week! Oh...and don't forget about our Design Team Call! Check out our last post for more deets! ( I really need to make a separate post for that.....note to self made!) Have a spectacular weekend and a Shoe-tastically SNOWY day!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Fashionista Friday #13, and DT CALL!

Well, once again it is Friday, and I've got alot of news today on the Shoe, so I'm diving right into it!!! First......Everyone please extend a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO TANISHA!!!!! Tanisha has been promoted to First Class in the Navy!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is awesome news for her!!!!! You can visit her blog here and give her some LOVE on her outstanding accomplishment! We are extremely proud of her here at the Shoe!!!!!!!!!

Next...we are holding another Design Team Call!!! Want to be a member of the Shoe??? Here is what we are looking for:
We hold a challenge every friday, we ask that you participate in at least 3 challenges a month, and submissions are due by NOON the Thursday before. That is the only REQUIREMENT....but we would also LIKE for you to help promote the Shoe on your personal blog as much as you can, and comment on entries that we receive for our challenges...everybody likes to be recognized, and comments are the BEST! This DT call is for the months of Jan-March. If you are interested, please email us at . Please include 3 samples of your work. Remember, anything goes here at the Shoe, so, show us you versatility!! DT call will end on Dec 24th! A decision will be made shortly thereafter so you will be able to play along with us in January!!

Moving on.....we had a winner for last weeks prize who still hasn't come forward! Sheila from Luvaqtpie??? Are you out there??? If we dont' hear from Sheila by Monday, a new name will have to be drawn!!!

And now for our Shoe of the Week for last week! This layout made by...
is truly amazing! I just love everythign about it!!! Congrats Julie! Feel free to pick up the 'Shoe of the Week' blinkie and display it on your blog!!!

Phew! that was alot of news eh??? Are we finally ready for today's challenge??? Today we are having a color challenge! I know, everyone has been making mad amounts of Christmas cards right? Well, either take a break from Christmas cards or incorporate
into your cards! It can be done I'm sure! Anyways...those are your colors, do with them as you please! Here is what our DT did with them:





If you would like to play along and be considered for Shoe of the Week, please link your direct links to your projects (cards, layouts, etc!) no later than Thursday, Dec 10th! And remember to send in your application to join our DT by Dec 24! email us at!! We're gettin' new shoes for the new year!!! Enjoy the rest of your Friday and have a Shoe-tastically Scrappy weekend!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fashionista Friday #12 (finally!)

Finally! I have a minute to sit down and post! Once again....apologies for being so late! So, let's get to it! First things first...our Shoe of the Week! Congrats to...
We loved your take on the sketch, the birds and the vine...beautiful!!! We hope you will pick up our Shoe of the Week blinkie and display it on your blog!!!

Next order of business.....our PRIZE! Yes...last week Erica offered a fabulous prize from the Angel Company!! We had 5 entries, put them into (forgive me, I have no idea how to get the little box from to actually display here!) ....the winner was #5, Sheila!!! Congratulations Sheila! Please email us at with your address so we can get your prize mailed out!!! Thanks to everyone who played along, and thankyou all once again for your patience!
Now....are we ready for another challenge??? This weeks challenge will now run until NEXT THURSDAY, Dec. you have plenty of time! Your challenge is a theme....and the theme is THANKFUL. What are you thankful for? Who are you thankful for?? Create a project using this as your theme. It can be anything! Maybe you are thankful for your computer for allowing you to participate in all these challenges! Use your imagination!! Now let's see those fabulous DT samples....

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So let's see what YOU are thankful for! Add your direct links to Mr. Linky no later than Thursday, Dec 3 to be considered for Shoe of the Week! And promised by Lesley, here we are, the 3 amigos, getting crafty at our copics classes! We didn't know they took this picture, so...none of us are looking, we are too busy coloring!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all have a great yummy feast! And remember to sit back and get scrappy! Have a Shoe-tastically Scrappy Day!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

my apologies!

I apologize for not having updated the blog on Sunday! This weekend took alot out of me and well.....I just haven't had time to sit down and do it! I would rather take the time to do it right than to rush! Anyways....I promise it will happen soon...either tonight or tomorrow sometime, just sit tight and thanks so much for your patience, understanding and support!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Hey fabulous people!  Lesley speaking at ya today...Just a quick annoucement about last week's challenge and the new challenge for this week!  Tracey and Tanisha are currently on a road trip headed to my house!  We are seriously excited!  We will all be attending some scrappy-licious classes this weekend together!  WooHoo!  Anyways...the purpose of this post...Fashionista Friday #11 has been extended through Sunday at Noon!  You still have time to get in the game!  The NEW challenge will be up on Sunday afternoon/evening!  Have fun lovelies!  We will be!  (oh...and I promise to post pics of the Three Musketeers in action this weekend!)  Chat with you later!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fashionista Friday #11

Happy Friday yet again! And we have a suprise up our sleeves for you again today....another sponsored challenge! YAY! Before we get to that, check out of fabulous Shoe of the Week for last week's color challenge. The award goes to....
This project is totally gorgeous! The colors look AMAZING! Thanks Susie for playing with us last week, and feel free to take our Shoe of the Week Blinkie and add it to your blog!

So....want to hear about our 'angelic' sponsor this week??? This challenge will be sponsored by Erica, an Independant Demonstator for The Angel Company. Erica has generously offered up this fabulous prize package featuring paper, diecuts, embellishments and even a stamp set from The Angel Company! Be sure to check out Erica's blog Paper Craftin' with Erica, and visit her online store to shop for your very own Angel Company products! Erica is my Angel, make her yours too!
Prize for this weeks challenge! Thanks Erica!

Now...are we ready for this weeks challenge??? Tanisha has provided us with another fabulous sketch this week! Check it out! Your challenge is to simply use the sketch to your hearts desire! Cards, Layouts, or other projects welcome! Now since we have a prize this week, a few rules. Please only submit NEW work for this challenge. You may combine with other challenges, but your work has to be NEW! Also, we will be selecting a winner at random for the prize, so, equal chance for everyone!!!

So, check out our DT samples for Tanisha's fab sketch:

Tracey, owner


Lesley, owner


Want to win this week??? Add your DIRECT links to your projects to Mr Linky no later than next Thursday at 7pm ET to be entered into a drawing to win a fabulous prize from Erica with the Angel Company! We can't wait to see what you create!!! Have a Shoe-tastically Scrappy weekend everyone!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fashionista Friday #10

Happy Friday again everyone! Is it really November already??? Where did this year go? LOL! Last week we had some adorable Halloween projects was a tough decision as usual, but the Shoe of the Week goes to.....

Holli's layout was so unique! I just love the pirate theme, and the pictures are great!!! Congratulations Holli and be sure to pick up the Shoe of the Week blinkie for your blog!

Ready for a new challenge??? Today we have another fun color challenge for ya. This weeks colors are:
I LOVE these colors together and can't wait to play with them myself! I was out of town for a bit, camping in the MUD at Talladega...and didn't have time to make a project myself! Oh, I brought a little something back for Tanisha....her Mark Martin at the end of the race!

(sorry....HAD to do it!) And now lets get on to something prettier.....our Design Team samples of orange, kreme and kraft!

Tanisha (owner)





Ready to get scrappy this weekend? Add you direct links to your orange, kreme and kraft projects to Mr. Linky no later than next Thursday and you could be our next Shoe of the Week! Have a Shoe-tastically scrappy day everyone!