Tuesday, June 30, 2009

1 more week!

And then we will be back with a new look! We are so looking forward to returning to our regularly scheduled posts and challenges, along with some exciting changes in our DT! We are all very excited to get the opportunity to welcome more Guest Designers, and getting to know all of you better! Just a few more days!

We here at the Shoe want to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in the online crop we hosted over the past weekend over in our Ning! The DT had a blast hosting all the challenges and getting to play in some of them too! It was a great opportunity for us to get to know some of our members better, and we can't wait to do it all again! All winners of challenges have been posted, so take a moment to check out everything our members created and to congratulate the winners!

Have no fear...we are not leaving you hanging this week...some new challenges have been posted in the Ning...including a fantastic Freedom ATC challenge! So take a chance, take a look, and get hooked like the rest of us! LOL!

We hope everyone has a fantastic and safe 4th of July weekend...and we will see you Monday!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Just a quick annoucement!

How are you all?? We here at the Shoe are enjoying our little Blog-cation...and are looking forward to being back to business soon! Until then...don't forget we have our fabulous Crop going on this weekend over in our Ning forum! The crop officially kicks off today at Noon! There will be plenty of fun challenges to get your creative juices going...and have I mentioned the FANTABULOUS prizes??? Every challenge will be offering a prize! So drop into the Summer Crop and try your hand at a challenge or two or ten...you never know what might happen!

Friday, June 19, 2009

TGIF! Friday Color Challenge

Is it really Friday already?? Seems like this week just started! AND...can you believe it is time for our blog vacation? WOW! June is just a flyin' by! Yes...this will in fact be our last challenge of the month until we relaunch in July with some new and exciting changes and additions! In the meantime...be sure to swing on over to the shoe forum for more of the challenges you all know and love so much...AND for our very first SHOE CROP! WOOHOO!!! Need details??

Now that we are all eagerly anticipating a whole weekend of scrappy goodness....lets move on to our final blog challenge of the month! Colors for this challenge are Burgandy, Cream and Gold. Need examples? We got em! Check out these design team interrpretations of this color combination:


Ready to make some fabulous Burgandy, Cream and Gold creations?? Let's see what ya got! Add your DIRECT LINKS to your projects to good ole' Mr. Linky so we can check em out! Now, if Mr. Linky is feeling grouchy and hiding, just add your links directly into a comment for us! Link your projects up no later than June 30th at midnight for a chance to win the 25$ gift card from Scrap a doodle doo! Remember, stop by the Shoe forum and get ready to get your scrap on starting on June 25th! Come crop with us at the Shoe!!! Now have a Shoe-tastic Scrappy day and see ya in July!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Woohoo Wednesday Card Challenge!

Woohoo it's Wednesday! Wow...time sure flies when you are having fun! I'll get to this weeks card challenge after a few announcements:

  • Don't forget our blog-cation starts at the end of this week! Friday will be the last post to the blog until July 6th! We will still be hosting challenges over at the Ning...so you'll still get your weekly dose of motivation, fun and excitement! Remember to come back HERE on July 6th for some fun surprises and a great kickoff to the rest of the summer!

  • THIS JUST IN...the DT here at the Shoe will be hosting an online crop the weekend of June 25th-28th! Now...to join in the crop you will need to be a member of the Ning...so what are you waiting for??? Go join! We will kick off the crop on Thursday, June 25th and it will run until Sunday, June 28th! There will be lots of fun challenges and many prizes to be had! Mark your calendars!
  • The call for a rotating/guest Design Team member is still open! Follow the instructions found in the top of the right side column! If you submitted items for consideration during the month of May...you do not need to re-apply! We are all very excited to see what our Guest Designer for the month of July has to show us!
Now...on to today's card challenge: A CELEBRATION CARD! June is a heavy month for parties, Weddings, Anniversaries, etc...so create a card featuring a celebration! Here is what the DT came up with:





Wow...only a few days left to get your challenges done this month! Please post a direct link to your Celebration card into Mr. Linky no later than June 30 at 12 a.m. (EST), to have your name included in the randomizer for the June $25 Gift Certificate to Scrap-a-doodle-doo!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sponsor Post Monday!

Hello everyone!
I hope you had a great weekend, I know I did. Well, seeing that it is 1:58 in the a.m., I am going to jump right into this post. Now, most of of you all know we have a really fabulous sponsor, Scrap-a-doodle-doo. Well, once again we have received another fab kit from them this month to play with!
  • Paper- The Paper Loft/ Grandmas House- Rocker/Feather Bed & Keys/Attic
  • Chipboard Keys
  • Bazzil Cardstock
  • Basicgrey - Half Pearls/demipearls
  • Embossed grungeboard

For this kit and more great scrappy products, please visit http://scrap-a-doodledoo.com/store/! Don't forget to tell them "The Shoe" sent ya!!!

Now here is what our fab DT came up with~





Make sure you stop by on Wednesday to see Miss Lesley's Fabulous Card Challenge!!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

TGIF! Color challenge!

WOW! It's Friday already!!! I'm soooo happy! Time for the weekend and a chance to take a break! Now...onto today's color challenge! This week the colors are:




Here is what our fab DT came up with:





(using a sketch by CTMH - Wishes book: Collage)


Well dolls...can't wait to see what you do with these three colors! Just post the direct link to your creation into Mr. Linky (if for some reason Mr. Linky has run away again...just post a link in the comments and we'll get it all squared away!) no later than June 19th! Don't forget all entries for the month of June will be randomized and a winner's name spit out (ummm...not sure if that is the best word choice! LOL!) to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to Scrap-a-Doodle-doo!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Woohoo Wednesday Card Challenge!

WOW! It's Wednesday ALREADY??? This week is flying! This week's card challenge is to create an ANNIVERSARY CARD! (BTW...Ms. Tracey and her Hubby celebrate their's THIS FRIDAY!). Let's see what the DT came up with:





Now let's see what you can do with this challenge! Please post a link to your creation with Mr. Linky no later than June 19th to be entered into the randomizer for the $25 gift certificate to Scrap-a-doodle-doo! Don't forget that our Blog Vacay starts on June 20th! And...don't forget to check out the Ning for all kinds of fun challenges and stuffs!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Just another Manic Monday....

And time for more challenges and fun here at the SHOE! Party! HEEHEE! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend...I'll get to today's challenge here shortly...first a couple of quick announcements:
We are going on vacation! That's right...the ladies behind the scenes here at the Shoe will be taking a much needed blogging vacation! Our vacation dates will be June 20th-July 6th...we will return on the 6th with lots of fun stuff! Never fear...our little elves will still be working diligently away...to help bring the Shoe a new look!

Our Design Team is growing! New members have been added and on July 6th you will officially meet them! Most of you will recognize them from around our Ning...for some it might be your first meeting! We will also be adding the Guest Designer starting July 6th! Can't wait to see what Nicole has in store for us!

What does all this mean??? Well...during our vacation, several of our regularly scheduled challenges will be featured in the forums of our Ning...so never fear...you will still have the opportunity to get your mojo going!

Now...on to TODAY'S challenge! A Masculine-themed ATC! June is really a "manly" month...my hubby is so going to roll his eyes when he sees this later I'm sure...and we want to see some "manly" ATC's! Here is what the DT came up with:




Karmyn (sneak peek of her work!)


Aren't they so much fun! And isn't is great how everyone interpreted masculine differently??? Now let's see what you fab ladies can do with this challenge! You have until June 19th to add your link to Mr. Linky so we can all see and ooooh and ahhhh over your work! Don't forget all entries for the month of June (even if it's a shortened month) will go into the oh so random randomizer for a chance at a $25 gift certificate for Scrap-a-doodle-doo!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

TGIF!! and another color challenge!

Hey everyone! Hope everyone has had a good week. I'm just glad that Friday is finally here. Let me say congrats to our Guest Designer Nicole and the winner of the Scrap-a-doodle doo gift certificate Tamara. Please don't forget to check out our ning. It has lots of discussions and challenges going on. It's a great place to get better acquainted with all the members. Ok, with all that said it's onto the color challenge. The colors for this week are Pink and Green. All the DT had fun playing with this color combo. Now here is what they were able to come up with:





Don't forget to have all entries for this month's $25 gift certificate to Scrap-a-doodle-doo posted by midnight on June 12th. Just link on up to Mr. Linky for your chance to win!!! Be sure to swing on back on Monday when the lovely Miss Lesley's throws down yet another challenge for ya! Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dads are the bomb, Wednesday card challenge!!

So who doesn't love their Dad? I know I did, and it has been a little over a year since he has passed. So, I celebrate Father's day even more with my husband as if I were celebrating two fathers and he gets twice the gifts. I really go all out for him, except for this one year.... Oh but that's a whole other talk show.

This challenge is about the celebration of fathers and what they mean to us. Whether they be your husband, brother or uncle, if they are some one's father and you think they do a great job at it, celebrate them. Even if they are no longer with us, celebrate their spirit and remember them and all they meant to you.

Father's Day is June 21st, so let get some cards done to show them our appreciation. Once you have made your card(s) make sure to upload them in Mr. Linky so that you may be put in for out June monthly Drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate to one of our favorite scrap stores and soon to be yours Scrap-a-doodle-doo! They have ALL your scrapbooking needs and they sponsor us! Cool huh? I am actually going to give you until the 17th of June to have these posted and linked to us to get your name in the drawing.

Make sure you come back and see Friday's Fabulous color challenge hosted by Miss Dawn!

Now here is what of few of "The Shoe" Dt have come up with! Enjoy!
Also make sure you visit our forum for more great challenges!! http://www.iftheshoefitsscrapit.ning.com/

Congrats also to our new RDT Nicole!!!!

~ Dawn~



Have a fabulous hump, and remember it's almost Friday!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

And the winners ARE.....

YES! We got everything squared away, and it is time to announce our winners!!!! Thanks so much for understanding our technical difficulties!
The winner for May's blog challenges, and recipient of a 25$ gift certificate to Scrap-a-Doodle-doo is.......


Congratulations Tamara!!! We have loved seeing all your work and hope to see even more of it! Enjoy your little shopping spree!!!!!

Now for our announcement of our very first If The Shoe Fits Guest Designer!!! The honor goes to..........

DRUMROLL AGAIN..............

NICOLE!!! (aka lintonswife!)

Check out the fabulous projects Nicole submitted:

Thankyou so much to everyone who applied for the guest designer positon! Keep in mind, this is a monthly position! If you applied this month, you do not need to reapply next month! Hope to see even more applications for our second GD!!!
Tamara and Nicole, please email us at iftheshoefits5@gmail.com to recieve further instruction! Congratulations again to both of you!!! And remember to check back tomorrow for a new and exciting card challenge from the talented miss Tanisha!!!

Due to technical difficulties...

.....we are still working on retrieving our links to declare a winner for the month of May! Please accept our apologies and know that as soon as we can get to them, we will immediatly declare our winner and our first guest designer! Stay tuned!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Is it June already???

I cannot believe it is June already! WOW! Summer is right around the corner! Are you ready for it? With the kids out of school, we all need some time to PLAY right? Have you checked out our shoe forum lately? Adina has a fabulous new challenge for all you Tim Holtz lovers our there. Be sure to swing by and check it out! And....our deadline has passed for our first guest designer. The winner will be announced on Tuesday! Be sure to come back and see who our very first shoe guest designer will be!
Now....onto our fabulous sketch challenge, designed by the creative Miss Kristy of course. Here is your sketch:

And for further inspiration, here is how our DT interpreted the sketch:






So, ready to get your sketch on?? Show us what you got! Upload your LO's to the hopefully cooperating Mr. Linky no later than Sunday June 7 at midnight for a chance to win June's prize. And remember to come back Tuesday for the unveiling of our very first Guest Designer AND the winner of May's 25$ Scrap-a-Doodle Doo Gift Certificate! Have a happy shoetastic scrappy day!