Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Wednesday! and now...

Time for the weekly card challenge!!! Woohoo! Your challenge this week is to create a Mother's Day card! Mother's Day is rapidly approaching, May 10th, and just in case you may have forgotten about your own mother, or mother-in-law, or maybe one for a's your chance to make just one more! Here is what the DT did:




Alright it's your turn...lets see some Mother's Day Cards!!!! Please post a link to Mr. Linky showing us your card, no later than 12:00 am EST on May 1st. That's only have a very short time to play with this one! The month of April is just about over. Which means we will be tapping all your names and entries into the random generator here very soon to determine the winner of the April $25 gift certificate to Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo!

Don't forget to drop by our NING for some additional challenges!

Happy scrapping! Friday we will be back with a fantastic color challenge! And stay tuned...we have some interesting developments going on over here at the Shoe...we will be announcing some pretty cool stuff very soon!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo Monday!!

Hello beautiful people! We here at the Shoe are so proud to's post brought to you by Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo!!! Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo...for all your scrapbooking needs.

4 members of the Design Team each received identical kits from Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo, and with minimal supplies from our own stash, we each created a LO featuring the items in the kit. This is just one way to show you how versatile kits are. I must also say...if you are looking to create a one or two pager with a theme...but just once...Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo also sells themed kits. A great option for those pages that have a pirate or a cat theme (for example) and you really don't want to have to buy tons of stuff just to create that one page! is at this point that we here at the Shoe have to say we messed up a little bit...we FORGOT to take a picture of the kit that we received! We were all so excited that it never occurred to us to take a BEFORE picture! But...thanks to some internet scrounging by Miss Tracey...we have some limited images to show you and a list of items. We each received two coordinating pieces of double sided patterned paper:

In addition to the patterned paper by Three Bugs, we also received Bo Bunny Chipboard Swirls and Brackets; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pineapple (a totally yummy yellow), American Crafts ribbon in green, one sheet Bazzil Bling in Envy, one sheet Bazzil Bling in Hollywood and a selection of Mulberry Street Embossed Tye Dye Daisies in Chartreuse. Here is what the DT came up with:





There you have it! Our first completed TOTALLY sponsored post! Woohoo! We would like to take a second to thank the fab folks at Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo, we all are having so much fun already playing with the next kit! And especially to have been tremendously helpful in being the behind the scenes coordinator with Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo, and for those of you that are a member of our ning, Adina is also doing so much work in there to keep the DT straight! Thank you Adina...we all appreciate you greatly!

Well dah-lings...that's all for now! Don't forget to come back on Wednesday for a fantastic card challenge and Friday for our weekly color challenge! April is almost Wednesday's card challenge is your last opportunity to get your name in the running for the monthly grand prize $25 gift where else...SCRAP-A-DOODLE-DOO!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Think Pink! (and brown!)

Happy Friday everyone! Ready for the weekend? I know I am! First I want to say, WOW! All the projects that have been submitted so far this month.....FABULOUS! The month is winding down, so be sure to get you projects done and linked up for more chances to win the 25$ gift cert. to Scrap-a-Doodle-doo! Speaking of which.....Monday is the big day! Yes! We will be showcasing our very first Scrap-a-Doodle-doo kit layouts! Remember to come back and check it out!
OK...enough about that eh? How about TODAY'S challenge! Pink and Brown! Brown and Pink!

Anyway you look at it, pink and brown together just ROCK! Check out what our fab design team did with these 2 colors:





So now lets see what YOU can do with these colors! Add your Pink and Brown projects to Mr. Linky by Thursday, April 30th at Midnight! And don't forget to come back monday for our Scrap-a-Doodle-doo post!!!
Have a very shoe-tastic scrappy friday!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Earth Day!!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far. So now for the card challenge. In honor of today being Earth Day, make a card of your choice using only scrap paper. The card can be any size! Don't forget to have fun. Also, the deadline to have your entry posted for this challenge is April 28th at midnight.

So, here is what our DT came up with:




Don't forget to stop by on Friday for Tracey's Awesome Color Challenge!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ahhhh...Monday...and now for a product review...

Hello gorgeous people! We here at the Shoe are so happy to see you...and to welcome our new followers! Thank you for joining us! We hope you have some fun!
Now...onto serious business...on this fantastic Monday we have a product review for you...
A few weeks DT member sent out some "surprise" packages for the get them to try out a "new" product...and to let you all know what they thought of it...the product was what is typically called "Micro-beads." The items were purchased from Michaels for $1.99 a set (two tubes per set)...and then the fun began...each DT received their "special" package UNAWARE of what it contained...Here are some pics of what the DT received...each member received a different color and either a tube of clear...or a metallic:

here are what the beads look like up close:

here are their thoughts on the product and pics of what they created:


Tanisha's thoughts:

Okay, IMO, I hate these thing little devils! They are so freaking cute, sitting in their little containers, and you looking at them, saying"Oh I can't wait to this this or that with them"! You get all kinds of ideas and pictures of what the outcome is going to look like. Then the day comes for you to do your project, and it does not look like what you envisioned at all! These may work on some projects and a very select few, but I definitely would not reccomend these for scrapbooking or card making. They are very messy as well.

ok...maybe a little rough in the is another take:


Tracey's thoughts:

I really like them! i tried them on plain paper and chipboard and would recommend using them on chipboard..they didn't stick well to paper. I used a zig pen to adhere them to my chipboard, and then used spray adhesive to fill in any holes that were left. i think for the price, this is a GREAT embellishment....i have many many bead left after this project. I really like the dimension and texture they added to my project

Ok..we are split at this on to Miss D!

Dawn's thoughts:

I liked the effect they gave, but they were kind of a pain in the butt to use...the bounced when trying to dump them onto the chipboard!!

ok...not to far the beads are liked...but maybe difficult to work is another take:


Lesley's thoughts:

Ok...took me awhile to feel comfortable playing with these...but overall I like them...I just don't imagine myself using them that to play with...but too much work involved with them to use the beads that often

So far so good...the overall idea of the beads is well received...but the actual working with them is under we go!


I must interject and say that Kristy's project WOWED us all...great job...fabulous design! and now the pics...

Kristy's thoughts were VERY similar to the rest of the cute, or as much as we liked them...they were a MESS to play with...
So there you have it dolls...some uninfluenced opinions of a scrapping product...if any of you have any further information on Micro-Beads you would like to share...please post to the comments!
Have a scraptacular week...and come back Wednesday for a fantastic Earth Day Card Challenge from the fantabulous Miss D!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Colorific Friday!

Hello fab people! Yay! IT'S FRIDAY! I hope everyone has had a great week! I can't wait to get scrappy this weekend...for those of you out there looking to get some scrapping done...well kick off your weekend with our oh so fabulous Friday color challenge! The colors for this week's challenge are pale blue and cream:

I have to say that our fantastic Design Team really outdid themselves with what they chose to create using these two colors! Take a look:





What is always interesting for all of us on the when we decide the challenges...we never really know what anyone might do with them...least of all the other members of the DT. It was great fun to see that we all chose to do LOs for this particular challenge...We can't wait to see what ya'll choose to do!

Please post your link in the fabulous Mr. Linky no later than midnight April 23rd to get your name in the "hat" for the April prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Scrap-a-doodledoo!

Hope you all have a fantastic scraptastic weekend!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Tax Day!

Or not so happy tax day, which ever the case may be LOL! Today's card challenge would be a great pick-me-up for anyone who had to pay out today. You could even stick a gift card inside if you'd like! This is a Small Square Pocket Card. The tutorial is by a talented lady named Dawn Mercedes, check out her blog for more great tuts!

Let's see what our DT made!




I hope you have fun with this great little card challenge! Don't forget to put your entries into Mr. Linky for a chance to win our monthly drawing for a $25 Gift Card to our great sponsor Scrap-a-doodle-do!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

oh JOY(fold!)....its Monday!

Well...I hope everyone had a great Easter, and the Easter Bunny brought you lots of goodies!!! Now back to some fun....scrappy style eh?! One of my favorite cards is the Joy Fold card. It is just fun to make! And allows you to REALLY get creative!!! So what better way to bring JOY to a Monday than for us all to make Joy-fold cards! Check out our Design Team cards and then show us yours!!!! Add your card to our good friend Mr. Linky by next Sunday night, April 19th at midnight to be entered for a chance to win our monthly prize!!! Here is a link to SplitCoast Stampers...for the tutorial for making the joyfold me! So now get busy and have a fun joyous Monday!!!

DT Joyfold Cards





Remember to link your cards to Mr. Linky for a chance to win our monthly prize! A fabulous 25$ gift certificate to Scrap-a-doodle-doo!!! Be sure to check back on Wednesday when the wonderful miss kristy posts yet another card challenge for you!!!

Have a shoe-tastic scrappy day!