Friday, August 19, 2011

FF#89...Welcome to the JUNGLE!

Happy Friday (evening) ya'll!  Hope that all is great in your world.  Very happy to say that silly season in my neck of the woods has drawn to a close...and thankfully all we have left is a bit of cleanup!  Now...WOWZA!  77 entries in our FF#88 challenge!  We'll be back later to post the Top 3 and Shoe of the Week...there are so many AMAZING entries to choose from...we have to take our time and peruse all of your art!

Before we get to FF#89, just want to say thank you to Layers of Color for allowing us to host them during our last challenge!  We loved playing with their images and seeing the lovely creations from their DT! get your weekend kicked off...let me introduce...FF#89: Welcome to the JUNGLE!  For this challenge, we want to see your JUNGLE themed entries!  (As I type this...I have to giggle and think of all the poor teachers kicking off the new school year...not sure if we are welcoming THEM to the JUNGLE...or they are welcoming the kids!).  Here are a few images to get the inspiration flowing:

(heehee...gotta love!)

And if those aren't enough to get you in the about some lovely samples from our DT!

And now...drum roll's your turn!  Let us see how the JUNGLE theme inspires you!  Please use a direct link to your entry and include one on your blog back to us here at the Shoe!  All entries must be new as of Aug. 19, 2011.  If you are posting to an online gallery, please use the tag FF#89.  Looking forward to seeing your art!

Coming Soon...FF#89

Hey folks! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that the latest and greatest Fashionista Friday challenge will be up later tonight! (A few delays and slightly longer than expected work day have forced a minor delay in today's post!) See you soon!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

FF#88 Show Us Your Green!

Welcome to the latest and greatest Fashionista Friday! Before we get to the new challenge, let's talk about the AMAZING entries we had in our FF#87 Summer challenge! We really enjoyed visiting all of your blogs; there are so many amzingly talented crafters out there!

The FF#87 Top 3 are:

Fantabulous (lol) entries from all 3! Please feel free to grab our Top 3 badge from the sidebar!

And the FF#87 Shoe of the Week goes to:
Beautiful work! Please feel free to grab our Shoe of the Week badge from the sidebar!

One last item before we get to this week's challenge. It is that time of year here at the Shoe to say farewell to some of our Shoes. We have thoroughly enjoyed having Mandy and Amber join us the past 6 months. They are both incredibly talented and their art has definitely kicked my mojo into gear a time or two! Thank you ladies for all of your hard work and contributions to the Shoe! You will be missed!

This week we are happy to welcome a new sponsor to our blog: Layers of Color!!!
Layers of Color – An online boutique where stampers can find unique stamp products and be inspired by fresh out-of-the-box ideas.

About our Sponsor:
When Laura Campbell can’t find the perfect rubber art stamp for a project, she makes it herself. Blessed with incredible artistic gifts and an endless flow of ideas, Laura can’t seem to draw fast enough to get all of her creative designs onto paper. So, when she created the top-selling Fleur Heart art stamp, friends encouraged her to start Layers of Color Art Stamps: a family-based and God-centered business.
Laura and her eldest daughter Jessica Matthews are very close and always dreamed of the many creative things they would accomplish in business together. Jessica has worked in the art world for years selling fine art for Thomas Kinkade, and she brings to Layers of Color a focus on customer service and an eye for art.
Blessed with their own talents, the rest of the family has also contributed to the success of this rapidly growing company. Laura’s husband Mark Campbell manages products and oversees the Web site and IT systems, and Mark’s father Dave Campbell, Ph.D manages the finances. The business is also supported by a gifted design team with members all over the U.S. and Australia. They are a source of constant inspiration, and their Layers of Color artwork fills the Web site and blog.
Now on to the challenge...As Peridot is the August birthstone...we decided to go with a color inspiration. For us your GREEN!

Layers of Color provided the DT with some great images to play with, and a few inspiring members of the Layers of Color DT played along with us! Check out the beautiful art:

And's your turn! Show us your green!   Please use a direct link to your project and include one on your blog to us here at the Shoe.  All entries must be new as of Aug 6, 2011.  If you are posting to an online gallery, please use the tag FF#88.  Can't wait to see how green inspires you!