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!!