Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's April FOOLS DAY!!!

YES!!! as Janet so early on today guessed.....this has been a hoax! I have very cruely all day been sitting here watching to see which cards you have completed and then changing them on you....HA!! Anyone else think this is funny?? I hope y'all had fun today....and just for being good sports...everyone who attempted ANY of our cards today will receive TWO entries in Aprils drawing....so...don't be shy, if you got any of them done, go ahead and link em up by midnight tonight (april 1)! Leaving the rest of the post up for anyone else who stumbles along to get a good laugh today......

Yes..it is a new month here at If the Shoe Fits.....SO...I have decided to give you a run for your money today (yes, i said TODAY!) With all the success we had in March, you need to be challenged more! So....get out your supplies and get ready to make some cards!!! Below are 5 cards that me and other members of our design team have made. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to scraplift ALL 5 of them by midnight ET tonight! If you get all 5 done, you will get 2 entries into our April drawing! When entering them into Mr. Linky, please put your name and the # of the card that you lifted. I have complete faith in y'all!!! So lets get to cardmaking! Here are your cards to lift:

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Card #4

Card #5

Remember to specify what card you have done when adding to Mr. Linky!!! And...these are due tonight, April 1 at midnight! I can't wait to see how many of you can get these done!!!! Remember to check back on Friday for Kristy's color challenge! Have a great shoe-tastic SCRAPPY cardmaking DAY!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Scrapbooking on a Budget!

Good Monday morning everyone! Hope you guys had a great weekend. This is the last post for the month of March. I hope you guys have enjoyed following our blog so far.

I know that for me, I'm always looking for ways to organize my scrapbooking supplies. Organizing your scrapbook supplies can get expensive. So, I was wondering what could I store my brads all in 1 place? Then I was at my local Wal-mart in the tool section and found this. The price was right also, only $10.00! When I got home I couldn't wait to organize my brads. Here is the pics of my find.

This is what the drawers looked liked after I sorted my brads.

This is what is looks like after the drawers are filled and put back into the holder.

You can also hang this on the wall, if you don't have the shelf space. That is what I did with mine. Hope you guys enjoy! Have an awesome Monday!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

it's FRIDAY!!! ready for a color challenge???

Happy Happy Friday!!! Woohoo! The weekend is upon us! AND...this is our official LAST challenge of March! So....in honor of Tony Stewart, our colors are going to be Black, Red, and White! (gee...wonder which DT member is writing this one....LOL!)

Deadline for this one is going to be March 31 at midnight ET....yes...it is a shortened deadline, but this has to be wrapped up by the end of the month so we can draw a winner! Remember, you are entering to win a 25$ gift certificate to Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo! So lets see those SMOKIN' hot red, white and black projects! Here is what our fabulous Design Team came up with:




Remember! These are due at midnight March 31st!!! Link yours up with our friend Mr. Linky! Have a shoe-tastic scrappy FRIDAY!!!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy Wednesday...and now a Card Challenge

Hello fabulous people! I'm very excited because it is Wednesday and that means the week is half over! We're ya'll as excited to hear the news of our new sponsor as I was??? We are very lucky to have some wonderful friends out there!!!
Now...on to today's card challenge! I was recently perusing the internet (blog hopping) and have been seeing a LOT of cards and LO's and tags and stuff that has a great deal of embossing!
Your challenge for this week is to create a card that has been embossed at least twice. The embossing can be dry, heat, liquid, etc. Using powder, plates, stencils, etc...emboss as you see fit!

Let's see how the DT played with this one!




I hope everyone has fun playing with their embossing tools! Please post a link to your card in our fancyschmancy Mr. Linky so we can all see! Each person that participates in the challenge will have their name thrown into the monthly prize drawing...in case you forgot the prize...it's a AWESOME $25 gift certificate to Scrap-a-doodle-doo!!! This challenge closes at midnight on April 1st!

Be sure to check back on Friday for a new fun color challenge!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Same Supplies Challenge...AND...some big news!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!! Hope everyone has been enjoying all of our challenges here so far, I know I have LOVED seeing all the fabulous projects you have all been submitting, brings on the warm-fuzzies to see all the participation!!!
Today, I am sharing a challenge we as the design team had for ourselves!!! I went shopping at one of my fav LSS's and picked out matching kits and challenged the rest of the team. We all had the same kits, and were allowed to add a minimal amount of our own stash. The results? Well...I think it speaks for itself...4 totally different layouts!!!
This specific kit consisted of 2 sheets of patterned paper from sassafrass lass, 2 sheets of bazill cardstock, 18 inches of basic basic ribbon, 3 bazill basics large red paper flowers, and a random assortment of buttons!

the kit:

our design team interpretations:




NOW!!! For some BIG news!!! You may have noticed on the side of our blog, there is a icon for 'scrap-a-doodle-do'. Well...thanks to a very good friend of ours, Scrap-a-doodle-do has decided to sponsor us!!!! They are a FABULOUS store located in New Jersey, BUT they have a great online store as well!!! If you click their box in our sponsor section, you can go SHOPPING!! I had the opportunity to meet with the store owner, Stephanie today, and she is a wonderful lady who knows what she is doing as far as keeping the latest and greatest in the store. I came home with well...more than I should have...LOL!!! Probably the most important thing I came home with though....is your PRIZE for our montly challenges! YES ladies (and gentleman.....if you are out there!) I have for our winner this month, a 25$ gift certificate for YOU to go shopping at Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo! How cool is THAT?!! You can go on your own little shopping spree if your name is drawn at the end of the month!!!!! WOO-HOO!!!!!
So....keep coming back and checking out our challenges, and stay tuned next month for our first Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo sponsored same supplies challenge.
Have a happy shoe-tastic scrappin' day!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Fab Friday Color Challenge!

WOOOHOOO! IT's FRIDAY!!! I am so excited! It's Friday, Spring is in the air...and it's been a LONG week! LOL! Enough chatter...let's get to it...the color challenge for today is:

Black, White and Khaki!! Very neutral...I can't wait to see what you do with it! All entries for the color challenge are due NLT Midnight (EST) March 27, 2009. All entries will receive their name in the drawing for the fab March prize!

Here is what the DT did with these particular colors:




Have a fantastic weekend and hurry back on Monday for a fab new post from Tracey! Please enter the LINK to your COLOR CHALLENGE in Mr. Linky so that we can all take a look!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Card Challenge Wednesday- Easter Themed

Happy Hump Day!!! So glad the work week is half over now.

Ok, with Easter coming up right around the corner, I thought we could all have a little bit of fun with this challenge. The challenge for today is to make an Easter themed card, it can be any size you want. So, get out all those bright and cheerful colors and hope it might get us into the feel of spring. Get those creativity juices flowing!! Don't forget to check back with us Friday for Lesley's Color Challenge.
Also the winner will get their name in the drawing for the monthly prize. Don't forget all cards must be submitted by March 24th at midnight. Feel free to leave a comment or two!

With that being said let's see what our design team came up with for this challenge:






Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday Challenge ~ St. Patty's Day ATC's

Well happy Monday to all! I know, I know, we all hate Monday's right? Well hopefully I can brighten your Monday just a bit, no not with a pot o' gold, but with an ATC challenge!!

ATC stands for Artistic Trading Card. ( If you google it, you will find so many examples as well). The only rules that usually apply to them is that it be 3.5 by 2.5, the size of a playing card. Too easy right?

Well the challenge for today is to make an ATC using the St. Patty's Day theme. Worried that this won't fit into your scrapbooking? It most definitely will. You can use these as an embellishment for any crafting, card or altering project and most definitely your Layouts.
Green is going to be the color of choice, of course! Make sure to use your friendly Mr. Linky and leave a comment or two or three, lol! We always love to hear from you all.

This will be Due the 25th of March, and your name will be put in a drawing for some goodies at the end of the month!
Make sure to check back on Wednesday for Dawn's Card Challenge, I am so sure you will have fun with it, I did!
Now here are our takes on this challenge ~
Me (Tanisha) ~


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Color Challenge Time!

Well one and all, its FRIDAY!!!! I can't say as its been a horrible week (except all the sickness going around) but heck, any reason to celebrate and Friday is always a great one! Just a heads up, you have until Tuesday at midnight to enter this weeks Card Challenge and until the end of the month to submit to our Sketch Challenge. This Color Challenge will go until Thursday, March 19th at midnight!

The winner of last weeks Color Challenge is..... JANET!!! We all thought her card was just too cute to pass up! Congrats! Remember the winner of each challenge gets an extra entry into the drawing for our March prize pack. (March prize pack sponsored by the lovely Miss Tracey! Yeah, we love her too!)

This week's colors are fun and maybe a little funky.

Let's see what our design team did with it...

Kristy ~

Tracey ~

Lesley ~

Its amazing to see how you can take such a thing as three colors and interpret them so differently! I can't wait to see everyone's creations! Happy Scrappin' this weekend! Join us again on Monday for another great Challenge! Don't forget to leave the links to your entries on our Mr. Linky! Good ol' fashioned comments are always loved too :)


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Card Challenge Wenesday! All About Friendship!


Okay, ladies.... so how about that ever so fabulous sketch challenge by Kristy, yeah, she is the bomb! Hmmm.. showing my age now, does anyone even say "bomb" anymore, lol?

Well hopefully this challenge will be just as fab for ya!
This card challenge is going to be "All About Friendship".
So whatever friendship means to you, interpret it in your card. Be creative, and show us your stuff!
There is a couple of catches, your card must have the word friend or friendship and have the color yellow somewhere on it. That's it! Easy, right? Good Luck ladies!

Quick Shout to the winner's of our opening week challenges, Congrats!!!

Kristy say's~ "You have until the end of the month to submit yours. ***EDIT*** THIS IS DUE WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2009. SORRY FOR ERROR. Remember, with each challenge you enter, your name will be put in a drawing (one per challenge) for a RAK at the end of the month". Thanks Girl~ had to quote you!
Be sure to check back here for Kristy's color challenge!!! Oh, and tell your friends about us!

Okay, here are our design team's interpretations ~




Monday, March 9, 2009

And the winner is...

So after a marathon meeting amongst us Design Team members....the verdict is in!!! Trust me when I say, this was NOT an easy decision!!

Envelope please.....



Our Favorite Shoe Layout: the award goes to....ADINA!!!

Our favorite 'stamp it 3 ways': the award goes to....WENDY!!!

Our favorite file folder mini album: the award goes to....CHRISTY!!!

Our favorite altered notebook: the award goes to....SARA S!!!

Our favorite sketch: the award goes to.....TAMMY!!

Congratulations to all our winners! And thankyou again to everyone who participated!!!
Winners...please email your addresses to: iftheshoefits5@gmail.com so we can get your fabulous prizes in the mail!
We hope you will continue to come back, we have only just begun!!!
Have a shoe-tastic scrappy day!
-Design Team

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Monday's Sketch Challenge!

We've made it through the opening week. There was some great challenges and the participation and entries were all amazing! We here at If the Shoe Fits would love to give a big THANK YOU to everyone for giving us a warm reception from the get go!!! We will be announcing the winners of our Launch Week Challenges tomorrow so make sure and stay tuned!

Starting today we are getting into our regular rotation of challenges. Today's Challenge is a Sketch Challenge. You have until the end of the month to submit yours. Remember, with each challenge you enter, your name will be put in a drawing (one per challenge) for a RAK at the end of the month. I can't wait to see what wonderful creations you talented ladies can come up with!

Here is the Sketch:

Design Team:






Have fun! Check back on Wednesday for a great Card Challenge from the Fab Tanisha and another Color Challenge on Friday! Please check out our new (and hopefully) easier way to post your entry links. Don't forget to post a good ol' fashioned comment as well!