Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to the SHOE!


Wow! I can't believe it has been a YEAR! Happy Birthday to the Shoe! We are throwing a celebration today!!!!! First....some CANDY!!! Check out this yummy candy you can win here on the Shoe:

Candy includes: Close to my Heart Everyday Celebration Cardmaking kit, which consists of 4 patterned papers, 2 sheets of cardstock, 16 cards with envelopes (shaped cards!), 1 stampset, 1 mini medley accents set, 5' of chocolate grosgrain ribbon, 1 Chocolate distressing ink, 1 dutch blue distressing ink, 50 3D foam squares, 1 sponge, and 1 instructional brochure. AND! a full pack of Autumn Harest Textured Cardstock!

Does this look yummy to you?? There are several ways to win:
you will get one entry by leaving a comment on this post
you will get one entry by completing the special birthday challenge listed further down
you will get one entry for being a follower that has left a comment on this post! ( this just means, automatic entry is NOT given just for being a follower, you have to have left a comment on this post as a follower of our blog to get the extra entry!)

Do all 3 and that is 3 entries! Winner will be announced on Friday, March 12!

So here is your special birthday challenge for is a sort of 'scavenger hunt!' You will have 10 items you need to put onto your project. You can't combine any of the items...each one must be it's own item (make sense?) Here is your list:
1. Something Blue
2. a Bird
3. Brad(s)
4. something stamped
5. ribbon
6. Chipboard
7. Flower(s)
8. Button(s)
9. Bling
10. Wildcard item (anything else you want to add! can't be used for ur paper!)

Here are our examples for this challenge....yes, you can get all these things on a card or layout!

fly close up





Sound like fun??? I actually had alot of fun collecting all the items to put on my layout! Oh....and one more thing....a few of our DT also have candy on their blogs! ( at this moment, i'm not SURE who all has candy up, so I will add to this list as it goes up!)
Lesley has candy
Tracey has candy(it's up!) what a post! Add your direct links to your projects to Mr. Linky no later than Thursday March 11 at midnight ET to get your entry to win our blog candy!! Remember to leave a comment to and if you aren't already a follower...this would be a good time to become one! Spread the word! It's the Shoe's Birthday! Happy Birthday Shoe!!!

Coming Soon.....

Our Shoe Birthday party will be underway later on the meantime, you MAY see a bit of disarray as preparations are made! The Shoe is getting a makeover for her birthday today, and well....y'all know...these things take time! Be sure to come back later today for our birthday celebration and please excuse any 'mess' you may see in the meantime, the makeover is about to begin!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

FF #24 sponsored by Digi Kitty!

OMG! YES! I abbreviated! Fashionista Friday is now reduced to 'FF'! I was so excited to announce our sponsor this week, I just didn't want the title to be too long! Any-hooo....yes! We have a sponsor this week! This week's challenge will have 2 winners....of course our Shoe of the Week...AND a winner drawn at random will win a stamp bundle of their choice from Digi Kitty!

Here is a little info about Digi-Kitty:
All Digi Kitty stamps are hand-drawn and copyrighted by Kristal Andrew, owner of Digi Kitty, whose imagination is fueled by her two young boys. She homeschools by day and draws at night. Visit Digi Kitty today and check out her adorable stamps! Kristal is offering our winner this week one of her brand new BUNDLES! Each bundle contains 8-12 Digi Stamps! Winner will get to choose one of the following Digi Kitty bundles:

If THAT wasn't enough....I'm happy to announce that Sunday, Feb 28 is the Shoe's BIRTHDAY! Yes, one who year of Shoe-tastic Scrappiness! To celebrate....we will be having a special birthday challenge complete with some yummy CANDY!!! Hope you will come back Sunday for the party!

Wow! That's alot to take in eh?? Now I'm sure you are wondering.....who is the Shoe of the Week from last week???? is......Susan from Susan's Crafty Chaos! Susan actually took the time to make her own plaid! How creative! congrats Susan! Please pick up out Shoe of the week blinkie for your blog! You are officially the LAST person to recieve THIS Shoe of the Week! Next week....all new shoes up for grabs!

FINALLY....on to today's challenge! It is a color challenge!!

Kristal was kind enough to give our DT one of her stamps....Get Hoppy! to play with for this challenge....check it out!






What fun colors! Let's see what you can do with them!! Add your direct links to Mr. Linky by next Thursday, March 4 to be entered to win a Digi Kitty Bundle or our brand new Shoe of the Week! And don't forget to come back Sunday for our birthday party! Have a Shoetastically GREAT weekend!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fashionista Friday #23

Good morning everyone! Short and sweet post today as I had a small 'procedure' done on my arm yesterday and well...I can't use my left hand well! So...thanks to all for participating last week...our lucky Shoe of the Week goes to.....How cute is that skunk? LOVE HIM! Congrats Kim! You may pick up our Shoe of the Week blinkie and display it on your blog!

Today's challenge is.....

Yes.....pull out that plaid paper and put it to use! Or plaid ribbon, or a stamped image with plaid, or make your own plaid! Be creative!! Check out our DT samples:

Jill (so sorry I forgot to post this earlier!!)




Getting Grabby

Karen (second layout!)
Feb 19 FF - Plaid Project

Now let's see what you can do! Add your direct links to Mr. Linky by next Thursday Feb 25 and you could be our next Shoe of the Week! Thanks again for all your support! Have a Shoe-tastically Scrappy day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fashionista Friday #22

It's that time of the week again.....time for the weekend to start!!! Everyone ready for Valentine's Day??? With all the fabulous cards we have seen, looks like most of you have your cards ready at least! If you haven't....our new challenge today will give you one more chance to get that card done on time!!! But first....our Shoe of the Week! This week the entries were all so stunning...difficult decision as usual! The Shoe goes to...
Vikki did the whole package! First, the image is just too cute...who doesnt' love Raggedy Ann and Andy?? And the matching envie? WOW! Feel free to take our Shoe of the Week blinkie for your blog Vikki!

So for today's challenge, we have a recipe for you...and don't worry, it is a simple one! Make a project including the following ingredients:

hearts (as many as u want!)
3 eyelets

And to further inspire you.....our DT projects!





I Love You Card - Feb 12 Recipe

Let's see what you can do with this one!!! Add your direct links to Mr. Linky by next Thursday, Feb 18 to be considered for next weeks Shoe of the Week! Can't wait to see what u make! Have a Shoe-tastically Scrappy and LOVEY Weekend!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fashionista Friday #21

Hey everyone! Hope y'all had a great week, and are ready for another challenge here at the Shoe! Thanks once again for blowing us away last week! Our Vintage challenge went well! I loved looking at all the vintage projects, so inspiring! This one in particular, just...WOW! Our Shoe of the Week goes to
I love this project to death! it is just stunning! Wow is all I can say!! Congrats Cindy, and I know you already have out Shoe of the Week blinkie, but now you can say you have a PAIR of SHOES!

Now for today's challenge....we have a color challenge for you! Something tells me this one will be a popular one as well.....

Here is what our fab DT did with the colors:

Lesley (sorry! i missed adding Les's fab card before!)





Feb 5th LO

Are you inspired enough to make something red, pink and white?? Add your direct links to Mr. Linky by next Thursday, Feb 11 to be considered for our next Shoe of the Week! I'm sure you must have something you can make with these colors right? (heehee!) Have a Shoetastically Scrappy Day!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Snag our Blinkie!

Thanks for adding our blinkie to your page! As I STILL haven't figured out how to properly add the code easily, I'm directing you to photobucket where the code is stored for the blinkie. Please click HERE and you will be taken to the blinkie in photobucket. Simply click on the HTML code box and paste into the HTML gadget on your blog! Thanks again for using our blinkie!