Monday, August 31, 2009

Design Team Call that the Shoe-makeover is under way, it is time to add a Design Team! We are looking for a few gals/guys to join us here at the Shoe. Here are the requirements:

This is a 3 month commitment. We have 1 challenge a week, which makes 4-5 challenges a month. You will be sent your assignments 1 month in advance to give you ample time to complete them. You will then email us your projects and we will post them as samples along with the challenge! At this time, we do not have a sponsor, so all we can offer YOU is a DT badge, your work displayed here every week, and your shining smiling face in the DT section of our sidebar (it isn't there yet, but it will be!)

If you would like to be a member of our design team, please submit 4 of your favorite projects to . We are looking for versatility, so try to include a variety of samples! Deadline for submissions is September 21.

We are looking forward to seeing your submissions! The number of DT members we accept will depend on the number of applications we receive! Thanks for your interest!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dot! Dot! Dot!

Are you seeing spots??? Because we sure are over here at the Shoe today!!! That can only mean one thing....a fun with POLKA DOTS challenge! Who doesn't love polka dots??? Your challenge is to use as many dots as you can in one project!! Want to see some examples??? Check out our fab design team samples:



So NOW are you seeing spots??? Show us your spots! Add your direct links to Mr. Linky so we can ooooh and aaaaaah over your spotted fabulosity! Oh, and guess what? This will be your FIRST chance to win our brand new Shoe BLINKIE! Want to be 'shoe of the week'? Then show us your spotted projects! You have until midnight Sept 9 to show us your spots and be entered to win our blinkie! I can't WAIT to give away our very first 'shoe of the week' blinkie so be sure to give us LOTS of projects to choose from! And are you ready for our makeover??? It is almost september! Our new look will be revealed shortly! Stay tuned, and come back long as all goes will be a brand new SHOE! Have a shoe-tastic scrappy day!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Share the love with our blinkie!

Love playing with us at the Shoe? Pick up our blinkie today and spread it around!

Here is the location of the blinkie, stop by and pick up your code today!

shoe of the week code

Congratulations! We LOVED your project!!! Please feel free to proudly display your 'shoe of the week' badge on your blog!!!

here is the location of the 'shoe of the week' blinkie. Stop by and pick up your code!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

TGIF! lets get our SCRAP on!

Happy Friday everyone! So who is happy that the weekend is upon us??? I know I am. Friday I think is my FAVORITE day! It is just a fun day I think.So how about a fun friday color challenge???? Today's colors are:

Check out our Design Team examples!

Vickilynn--Guest Designer


Now what will YOU do with these colors??? Get scrappy with green red and white and show us what you got!!! Add your direct links to Mr. Linky no later than Aug. 31 at midnight to WIN! Can't wait to see all your fabulous creations!!! Have a shoetastically scrappy friday everyone!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday Card Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone! Are you ready for a card challenge?? Before I get to that, let me take a minute to tell you about a few changes you will be seeing here in September. First of all, the shoe will be getting yet another make-over! If you are curious, I have a teeny sneak peak on my personal blog (Scrappin' Trackside) to give you an idea! The reason for yet another make-over? Well, we have had a few of our design team members say goodbye, and the Shoe is starting fresh so to say. Don't worry, we aren't going anywhere! The Shoe will now be run by myself, Tracey, and Tanisha alone. Good news for you our followers...we WILL be looking for a new design team! Stay tuned in September, as details will follow! In the mean time, you may have noticed our Guest Designer call has been removed. We will not be accepting anymore guest designer applications until we get a full time design team in place! We already had the next 2 months of guest designers in place, and those lucky ladies will STILL be playing along with us for those months! Another major change you will be seeing starting in September is we will have less challenges. There will be one challenge a week, posted on Fridays! So, every friday, be sure to stop in here at the Shoe to get your weekend scrappiness started! And, lastly....we will no longer have a sponsor, so, sadly, our gift cert prizes will not be offered anymore. BUT! We do have a SHOE-TASTICALLY fabulous blinkie to offer for our fav project every week! In the future, we may acquire sponsorship from time to time, but at the time being, we have nothing lined up. We hope this won't affect participation! Blinkies are fun, right?!!!
So now that THAT is out of the way...let's get on to today's challenge! Think...the great outdoors. Today we are challenging you to make a card with an outdoor theme. Think, trees, bbq, sunshine, mountains, the beach, etc...anything outdoorsy! Check out my outdoorsy card:


So let's see those cards inspired by the great outdoors! Post your direct links into Mr. Linky no later than August 31 at midnight to be entered to win our very last prize from Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo! Can't wait to see your creations! And, I sincerely hope we will still see all of your smiling faces ( or should I say, smiling comments/links!) as we start fresh in September! Have a shoe-tastic scrappy day!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Once upon a time...

.....there was a beautiful princess....

That is how most fairy tales start right? Who DOESN'T enjoy a good fairy tale?? There is ALWAYS a happy ending right?!! So today, we are challenging you to be inspired by fairy tales to create a layout! Use any fairy tale you want, or even a nursery rhyme, and create a fun, happy layout! Check out what our Design Team came up with:




Now for a small announcement.....coming in September, we are once again going to be changing our format here at the Shoe. I know, I know....we just DID that right? Well....with a new blog comes a learning curve! Eventually we will get it right....but for now...another change coming! Stay tuned, as details will follow!
Now let's see those 'happily ever after' fairy tale layouts! Enter your direct links to your projects into Mr. Linky no later than Aug. 31 at midnight to be entered to win! Looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations! Now enjoy the rest of your Monday, and have a shoe-tasically scrappy day!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday, I'm in love....with PINK!

Well, we made it through another week! It is Friday again! FINALLY right?! Can you guess what today's color challenge is??? That's right...PINK!!! We are thinking PINK here at the shoe today! Your challenge is to create something using all shades of PINK! The more shades the merrier...think PINK-A-LICIOUS! Check out our Design Teams totally PINK creations:





So, do you have PINK on your brain yet?? Get busy and show us those pretty in PINK projects! Add your direct links to Mr. Linky and show us what you got! Get your entries in by August 31st at midnight to be entered to win a fabulous prize from Scrap-a-doodle-doo! Be sure to stop by the ning as well to see what's cookin' over there! The ning has got even more challenges to get the creative juices flowin'! Have a shoe-tastic scrappy day!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday's sketch, in CARD form!

Hello folks! Can you believe we're more than HALFWAY through August already? WHERE is our summer going?!

Well for some people, summer means more time to get their craft on; while for others the end of the summer means less leisure/crafting time. We hope you'll all be able to continue to play along with us at The Shoe once Labor Day has come and gone, as we have loads of great challenges around the corner for you talented artists!

Speaking of talented artists, remember this layout sketch from Monday, designed by our very own Kristy?

Well today, we challenge you to turn it into a CARD, and share your creation with us! Here are the Design Team's creations - hopefully you'll be inspired!



See how easy it is to turn a layout sketch into a card? We had lots of fun with it, and we hope you will, too! Upload your entry to Mr. Linky by August 31 for a chance to win a fab prize from our fab sponsor, Scrap-A-Doodle-Doo, and check out Karmyn's Blog to see how you can win some candy! Thanks for playing, and happy hump day! :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Monday's LO Sketch Challenge #2

OMG! I can't believe the weekend is over, I wasn't done enjoying it yet, lol! But who is, right? Any who, this sketch I am offering today belongs to our very own Kristy (round of applause please). I hope that everyone has just as much fun with this one as I did.

When is the last time you visited our sponsor over at Scrap-A-Doodle-Doo? Well what are you waiting for?? Click on their link and check out the store, they have all your scrappy needs (and wants).

Okay, so we have your challenge, all you have to do is scrap your interpretation and show us what you created. Make sure to upload it in Mr. Linky, by the 31st of August so that you may get entered Font sizein the drawing for a $25.00 Gift certificate to Scrap-A-Doodle-Doo!

Here is Miss Kristy's fabulous sketch:

Now on to see what the DT came up with.

Our Guest Designer~ VICKI~




Now lets see what you can come up with! Add your links to Mr. Linky by Aug. 31st at midnight to get entered to WIN! Let's see those fab layouts! Have a great week!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Color Challenge Friday from The Shoe!

Well we've made it through another week, and here in New Jersey, I'm enduring a whole lot of RAIN! Oh sure, the sun is out now, but it's been teasing us! We have gotten rain for, oh, the last 5 days straight.

So how about a nice BRIGHT color challenge? I just love these two together, and the Design Team here enjoyed it, so hopefully you will too!

Our colors for today are Lime Green and Fuschia:

...and take a look at these babies!

This gorgeous LO from our Guest Designer, Vickilyn:

This one from the lovely Kristy:

This card by moi, Karmyn:

And a GORGEOUS funky fold from Lesley:

Soooooo... are you inspired yet? We hope so, and we'd love to see what you do with these colors! Link your projects to Mr. Linky below, and you'll be entered to win a nifty prize pack from our FAB sponsor, Scrap-A-Doodle-Doo!

And if you're looking for more challenge fun, do drop by our If The Shoe Fits... Scrap It! Ning Forum and join us for lots of regular challenges with great prizes, and discussions about your favorite products, techniques, tutorials, and more!

Have a great weekend, from all of us at The Shoe! :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A...Roundabout Challenge

Welcome to hump day bloggers, and welcome to another Shoetastic card challenge... This week's challenge... to create and post a circular card design! Let's see if our Design Team can offer up some inspiration!



And once you've tossed this challenge AROUND a bit, come on over to the ning site, where we have some exciting sketch, elements, and altered item challenges going on as well!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Scrap-A-Doodle Monday

Hello and greetings from New Jersey, where I am pleased to invite you to another Scrap-A-Doodle Doo Monday! Each month four members of the design team are honored with the chance to present their interpretation on a specialized kit created just for the Shoe... This month's kit is very... black and white! But definitely NOT basic! :)

Included in this month's kit: Prima paintables Transparency, Making Memories black acrylic paint, black and sheer white ribbon, Prima Say it in Crystals Small Black Swirls, DoodleBug Beetle Black Alpha Letters, Bazzil cardstock in black and white, and Daisy Bucket Little Black Dress and Out on the Town patterned papers.





To order this, or any of our previous sponsor kits, visit Scrap-A-Doodle Doo today!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Two posts for me in one week... what is the world comin to? LOL Today though I get to throw down a crazy (or so I'm told) color challenge for ya'll to partake of!!! The colors today are...

Well if that's crazy then its a good thing because the DT came up with some crazy-cool inspiration for ya!!!





See what I mean? INSPIRATION! I'm totally geeked to see how you guys will take this and roll with it! Don't forget to link it up to get into this months drawing! You wouldn't want to miss your chance to win!!! We'll see ya back bright and early on Monday!!!