Friday, December 31, 2010

Just a quick note...

The new Fashionista Friday challenge will be up later today. Just a "start"...enjoy your last day of 2010 and I'll be back later with a fun challenge to help kick the new year off!

Friday, December 17, 2010

FF#59...get Krafty!

Hello lovelies!  Hope this winter weather hasn't hit you too hard!  Before we get to today's challenge...just want to send a big Shoe thank you to all that participated in last week's challenge!  We all had a blast perusing all of the entries!  First things first...we have a GORGEOUS pair of shiny shoes for this week's Shoe(s) of the Week!  Check out the fab creations from

Risa and her gorgeous blue image

and SuzanneK with her amazing layers

Ladies feel free to grab our Shoe of the Week badge off our sidebar for your blogs!

And NOW...the winner of the Digi's with Attitude Gift Certificate is (insert drum roll):

#15 Sammi bug!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!  Please email us at so we can get you hooked up with your prize!

Now on to the Fashionista Friday #59 challenge...use KRAFT!  that's right...hopefully you all have the chance to get krafty over the next few weeks...all we are asking to see is the use of KRAFT paper!  Here are some DT samples for you to peruse!

and using Angel Bear:

Alright you crazy Krafters!  Have fun and show us how you are using Kraft!  This challenge will run for 2 weeks, ending on December 30th at 7 pm EST.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Please remember that all entries should be NEW (as of the start date of this challenge) and please include a link back to us here at the Shoe!  Have fun...and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

FF#58 sponsored by Digi's with Attitude!

Not so much on the holiday luau eh? LOL!!! We did have one brave soul who participated in our challenge....check out this adorable card by Anne:

I think this is just adorable!!! Anne, thanks so much for taking part in our challenge and please grab out Shoe of the Week badge from the sidebar for your blog ;)

This week the Shoe is proud to be sponsored by:

Here is a little bit about Digi's with an Attitude:

Digi’s With Attitude! is a Digital Stamp Company that brings sass & attitude to your stamping projects!
Meet the newest attitude in town!
’Grumpy Gretchen’ is a sure beauty with sexy curves and very unique facial features.
Her hairstyles constantly change, as does her clothing and element she is in.
She is sassy and isn't afraid to show it! Everyone loves Grumpy Gretchen. We know you will too!
All images are 300 dpi and come in both JPEG & PNG formats.

If you've never seen 'Grumpy Gretchen' you're in for a treat! She definetly attitude ;) This week Digi's with an Attitude has a Gift Certificate to award to one randomly drawn winner who completes out challenge. This weeks challenge is to use...
Yes! simple as that, add TEXTURE to your projects! However you want to add it, as long as there is texture! Here is what we came up with for Grumpy Gretchen:

Jill used rock candy stickles, glossy accents, glitter glazed patterned paper, and more on 'shopaholic'
Girl Present

Girl Present detail

I (Tracey) embossed and used rock candy crackle paint, along with some stickles as well on 'martini'. I also used one of Digi's with an Attitude's fun sentiments from 'sentiments set 1'


Now let's see if we can get a little more participation this week for our TEXTURE challenge!! Upload your direct links below!! Thanks for visiting the Shoe this week, and have a great weekend!

Friday, December 3, 2010

FF#57, Holiday Luau!

Is it getting cold yet??? Sure is here!!! That morning walk to school is starting to tempt me to DRIVE! is Friday, so rejoice!!! Thanks to everyone who participated in last weeks challenge...beautiful entries!!!!!! The Shoe of the Week goes to..

Laurel S!

These cards just blew me away...truly STUNNING!! So simple, but just beautiful!!! Congrats Laurel!!!

Now who's ready for a warm up???? This week's challenge is titled
This means....create something nice and warm and tropical !!! You can make a tropical holiday card/project, or just do tropical/beachy! Just nothing that says BRRR! COLD! I'm counting on y'all to send me warm thoughts with your projects this week ;) Here is what we did:

Meriad of the Tub

Mermaid of the Tub detail


Let's see what you got! Add your direct links of your new projects below!!! Hope this challenge helps keep everyone warm ;) Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 26, 2010

FF#56, white with a spash of color!

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving ;) I was so stuffed, I went straight to my bed rather early last night and didn't get a head start on this post! Anyways...everyone is probably out shopping anyways right??? We at the Shoe are very thankful for all of y'all who enter our challenges ever week...thankyou so much! Last week's tinselly entries were so much fun to look at! Another tough week to decide....but the Shoe of the Week goes to....

Marilyn S!

How cute is this box??? LOVE IT!

Congratulations Marilyn! Please feel free to grab our Shoe of the Week badge for your blog!!!

We also have the business of giving away a PRIZE from Stitchy Bear and I Did it Creations!! Our randomly drawn winner is.....

#28, Nataliya!

Congrats Nataliya! Please email me at for details on how to claim your prize!!! Thanks again to Stitchy Bear and I Did it Creations for sponsoring our challenge!

Now for today's BLACK FRIDAY challenge...we are gonna feature the color WHITE! We want to see WHITE WITH A SPLASH OF COLOR! Here is what we came up with:


Youre a Hoot Card

Ready to play along?? Add your direct links below by next thursday night!!!! Can't wait to see your creations! Hope everyone is having fun shopping, I for one am staying home this year ;) Have a great long weekend!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

FF#55 Sponsored by Stitchy Bear and I Did It Creations!

Well let me just say that TGIF is an understatement for me this week! Phew! What a week! Anyone else share my feelings on that one? LOL! One thing that was super fun this week was looking through all the entries from last week's challenge...WOW! Each one I clicked, I was like....oooooohhhhh fabulous! And then the next one would be even better....they were all just amazing! SOOO hard to decide on a Shoe of the Week!!!!! But alas....the Shoe goes to...

Silke Ledlow!

for this fabulous card:

Congratulations Silke! We hope you will grab out Shoe of the Week badge for your blog!

With all the fabulous creations, I have to give a special Shoe Shoutout to:

Connie M.
Susan Killam Creative

Y'all did amazing, it was a pleasure hopping from blog to blog this week ;)

Now for today's challenge, we have a special sponsor!

Stitchy Bear and I Did It Creations is your one stop shop for everything digi!!! They're selection is AMAZING! They are offering one randomly drawn winner from this week's challenge 5 digi's of their choice! FABULOUS eh?! What is the challenge you might ask??? This week's challenge is called...
Tickle me with Tinsel!
(this is just a fancy way of saying...make it SHINE! the more sparkle and glitter the better ;)

Here is what we came up with:

Jill (using the Stitchy Bear digi Candy!)

Tinsel Card

Tracey (also using Candy! with all those choices...we both were drawn to Candy...such a fun sassy digi! I have also used a digi paper from the Panda Bear Designs Fall Harvest Pack)

I think we have another sample a rough week this week for alot of us!

Ready to play along? Add your direct links below to NEW WORK only ;) Remember, this week you're playing for Shoe of the Week, AND a fab prize from Stitchy Bear and I Did It Creations! Can't WAIT to see all your tinselly projects! Have a great weekend everyone ;)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

FF#54 DIY!

Today's post will be short and sweet ;) I had surgery on my arm the other day and so easy to type! So with no further ado, last weeks Shoe of the week goes to...


I just LoVE all the different elements of this card, all the textures, and the penguins are just too cute!!!

Congratulations Hege-Annie! We hope you will grab our Shoe of the Week badge for your blog ;)

This weeks challenge features a 'do it yourself'. We want to see a handmade embellishment! here is what we came up with:

Tracey ( all my embellies are stamps that i have cut out and prettied up with distress ink/ distress stickles!)

Jill (jill made her flower from fabric...gorgesou!)
Bucket List book

what will you come up with? We can't wait to see! add your direct links below by the deadline!!
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by the Shoe ;)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

FF#53 Feeling BLUE??

Did everyone have a happy halloween?? We missed y'all last week, but are important right??? Miss Lesley and I were off camping at Talladega last weekend ;) I have to admit it is good to be home though, sure was cold after the sun went down out there!!! Anyways....lets not let me get sidetracked! Thankyou for all your fabulous chipboard entries this last challenge, isn't chipboard fun??! Our Shoe of the Week for last week goes to....

for this gorgeous layout:

congratulations Einat! We hope you will grab our Shoe of the Week badge for your blog!

And now for this weeks challenge, we want to see BLUE! Since we are all orange'd out from Halloween, and I'm guessing y'all are probably starting to pull out the red and green for the upcoming lets take a break and play with BLUE! Here is what we came up with:

Farm Fun

wanna dance

Oct 29 Blue


Now let's see how you do BLUE! Add your direct links to your new creations below! Can't wait to see em! Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy that extra hour of sleep we get saturday night, i know i will! Thanks for visiting us here at the Shoe!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Shoe of the Week for FF#51!

And we've FINALLY made it through all of your amazing entries! This was a tough process...there are so many great projects....hard to narrow it down!!!!! The Shoe of the Week is.....

Amanda B!

with this adorable Halloween advent calendar! I just LOVE THIS!

congrats Amanda! We hope you will grab out Shoe of the Week badge from the sidebar for your blog ;)

With all those entries and how difficult it was to narrow it down....I have a few Shoe shoutouts as well! Shoe Shoutout to:

Cabio #11
Denise C #17
Marilyn S #27
Jennifer #49
Leanne #61
Dawn M. #58
Carla #87

lots of shoutouts ;) i couldn't narow it down, they were all amazing! ALL the entries were amazing!! thanks again for all your support!!! Remember to check out the newest challenge featuring CHIPBOARD that runs for 2 weeks!!! See ya in November!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fashionista Friday #52

Well once again, y'all have shown us some love ;) So many fabulous entries last week....I haven't even made it through them all! I want to be sure I get to see each and every entry, so the Shoe of the Week will be announced in a later post!

So....our challenge for this week is a product challenge...we want to see CHIPBOARD on your project! (this can also include grungeboard!) This challenge is actually going to run for 2 WEEKS this time, so you got a while to have fun with CHIPBOARD! Here are our CHIPBOARD - containing creations :


7.19.97 detail



To play along, upload your new projects using chipboard below by Thurday, November 4th! Remember, you have 2 weeks to complete this challenge! Thanks again for all of your support, we love you guys ;) Be sure to come back later this weekend for our Shoe of the Week!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

FF#51: a holiday for the holidays!

Happy Friday;) Yes, I'm a little late getting the post up this week, but i've been fighting a nasty case of the sickies all week :( Luckily, I think I'm approaching the end of it and feeling better for the weekend! Any-hoo...thanks for all the fabulous distressing entries this past week! Lots and lots of inspiration there in our entry list!!!! It's getting harder and harder to pick a Shoe of the Week every week! This week our Shoe of the Week is...

Rebekah !

with this fabulous entry:

love, love LOVE the bear with the stars! This matching set is just adorable! congrats Rebekah, we hope you will grab out Shoe of the Week badge for your blog!
and once again, I have a few Shoe Shoutouts:

Peggy R

And now onto today's challenge, which is a HOLIDAY challenge! Pick a holiday, any holiday and make something! Here is what we came up with:

Jill with this fabulous Halloween banner that I KNOW she has been DYING to share ;)
Fall Banner Full

Fall Banner L Close up

Karen with this fun Christmas layout that showcases oh so many pictures:
Oct 15 Holiday

Lesley with this gorgeous Christmas tag:
holiday tag

and me (Tracey) with a Christmas card using new stamps i just got and HAD to use:

What holiday will you choose??? Can't wait to see!! Add your direct links below and please be sure to link to our challenge in your blog post! Thanks for stopping by the Shoe and have a great weekend ;)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

FF#50, don't stress...DISTRESS!

Can you tell what the theme of this week's challenge is??? Yes...we are distressing this week at the shoe! But first, I want to thank you all for entering our Orange challenge last week! It was so much fun looking at all the entries ;) Y'all are blowing us away with your talent! The Shoe of the Week goes to...

Kristina! (happycrafter)

for this fabulous card:

this is just beautiful! congrats Kristina! We hope you will grab out Shoe of the Week blinkie for your blog ;)

and since once again we had so so many great entries, we'd like to give a Shoe Shoutout to a few other people as well :
Lisa C.
SusanKillam Creative
Kim Mc

thanks again everyone for wow-ing us with all ur fab creations ;)

Oh...I believe we have another prize to give away this week....the winner of the 25$ Michaels Gift Card is.....

Georgia E!

Georgia, email us at with your shipping info so we can get your gift card in the mail to ya!

And now for our current challenge, which as I said earlier is DISTRESSING! Ink, rip, tear, sand, paint....whatever you need to do to DISTRESS! Check out our fab DT samples:

baby steps

Oct 8  Distressing

Wedding Clipboard Full

Wedding Clipboard detail


A quick note before you go get your DISTRESS on...we would like to ask that when you enter a challenge that you please link to our challenge in your post. Thanks! Now go get messy with your distressing!!! Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for visiting the Shoe ;)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy WCMD! and FF#49

Happy World Card Making Day everyone!  Don't forget about our Fashionista Friday #49 challenge!  Every one who participates will be entered into the random drawing for the $25 Michaels Gift Card!  Have a fabulous card making day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fashionista Friday #49...Orange!

Happy Friday all!  Sorry the new challenge is going up so late today...we had an amazing number of entries for our flower challenge...we just had to make sure we got the opportunity to look at them all!  The Shoe of the Week goes to:
Check out her fabulous creation:

Lena, please feel free to grab our Shoe of the Week badge for your personal blog!  But wait...there were so many fabulous entries that we wanted to give a Shoe Shoutout to some of our Honorable Mentions:

You gals ROCKED the flowers!  Thank you to EVERYONE who played along with us last week!  Now...for this week's challenge, well...we've got some surprises in store for you! you know what tomorrow happens to be???

World Card Making Day!  WOOOHOOO!

In honor of World Card Making Day, we here are the Shoe will be giving away a fabulous prize to one lucky participant of Fashionista Friday!  Everyone who participates in Fashionista Friday #49 will be entered into a random drawing (via and one luck person will receive a:

Are you EXCITED????  Now...on to the challenge!  This week's challenge is to use the color ORANGE!  With fall arriving...cooler weather...pumpkins and goblins and ghosts starting to peek around corners...we just had to use ORANGE!  Take a look at what the DT came up with:




Now it's your turn!  Show us what you got!  Add your direct links below ( links to your FF#49 post!) by the deadline posted.  Please no backlinking to old posts!  Hope you all enjoy World Card Making Day!  And be sure to return next week for not only the next Fashionista Friday challenge, but to find out the lucky winner of the Michaels Gift Card!