Monday, April 16, 2012

It's All About the Shoes !


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Welcome to The Open Window...it's great to have you here today!

There's a very special blog hop going on all week long
so you picked a GREAT day to peek in!


If you've reached my blog by way of the talented
then you are right where you need to be on the hop!

If not, I'd love for you to start from the beginning over at the
because there are some great prizes up for grabs!

There are only 6-8 blogs to visit each of the five days
so it's an easy hop to complete and will be so worth it!
 All the details are at the end of my blog post.


Each of the participating designers from The Twinery were given a collection
from Imaginisce called 'Sole Sisters' and I can tell you that we ALL
had a great time with this collection.  Each of the designer papers & embellishments
were super fun to work with.
It is so easy to use The Twinery's baker's twine as accents on shoes
and that's exactly what I did here using Honeydew & Charcoal twines.


These shoes remind me of something I might find in my mom's closet
as a little girl in the 60's.
I used everyone's favorite Caribbean twine as a border 
for a little extra interest.


Every girl knows a handbag is not complete without 
a nice big embellishment hanging from the handle!


I absolutely adore the design of these chipboard embellishments,
right down to the colors.  They have such a cool 'retro' vibe to them.
You can never go wrong with houndstooth!
The over-sized 'Best Friends' tag was a perfect addition to this bag.


I used Buttercream twine for the flower center and a created a
big huge bow
out of Mandarin & Honeydew twine.


There are going to be SIX PRIZES given away during this fabulous week!

'I Dream in Twine'
all 18 colors in The Twinery Collection
$32 retail value

'Making Waves'
from Imaginisce

All you have to do is:
Leave a comment on 
each of the blogs on the hop each day 

Of course I would love to have you follow my blog here at
The Open Window as well!

Easy Peasy!

There are additional chances to win and you'll find those
details and deadline details over at The Twinery.

It is time to send you on your way.

The next stop on the hop is the amazing

Great to have you stop by!


The Right Shoes Project Recipe:
Patterned Papers & Die Cuts: Sole Sisters by Imaginisce
Embellishments: baker's twine in Honeydew & Charcoal by The Twinery
Pearls by Martha Stewart
Stamps: The Paper Studio
Best Friends Project Recipe:
Patterned Papers & Die Cuts:  Sole Sisters by Imaginisce
Embellishments: baker's twine in Honeydew, Buttercream & Mandarin
by The Twinery
brads by American Crafts
Tools:  Dot EF by Cuttlebug, Big Shot

121 comments:

Caryn S said...

Great collection of paper patterns on both cards. Dig that houndstooth! Love the twine accents too!

ScrappyRae10 said...

I am love all the papers and the shoes and purse are too stinking cute!

Robin B. Smith said...

The Twine Accents are great!! I'm a hounds tooth girl, too!

Robin B. Smith said...

The Twine Accents are great!! I'm a hounds tooth girl, too!

Robin B. Smith said...

The Twine Accents are great!! I'm a hounds tooth girl, too!

Dawn said...

I've never used twine so I'm really enjoying this blog hop...love how you used it!

Darla said...

Gotta love your super cute girly cards!! Very fun use of twine!

Dakota Bear said...

Too cute. I really love a bow on the shoes.

Marjeen said...

So cute!!!

Marjeen said...

So cute!!!

Angi said...

Super fabulous! I love the twine on the shoe. :)

Mandy said...

awesome cards! Thanks for inspiring with the great card themes. :)

Mandy said...

awesome cards! Thanks for inspiring with the great card themes. :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I love the black and white houndstooth with yellow combination.

Liz said...

The twine is a perfect accent on the houbdtooth especially the shoe bow. Super cute on handbag to

Beatrice Lawson said...

Awesome collection, love the retro vibe, and the bow on the shoes is such a great accent!

Linh C. said...

Cute card, love the accents.

Lisa P said...

Oh my goodness. Those shoes! Awesome idea.

Julie S. said...

Lovin' the shoes! Way to work the twine. ;)

Julie S. said...

Lovin' the shoes! Way to work the twine. ;)

LadyDiane said...

What an adorable way to incorporate the twine in your project. Tooo.. cute. Thank you for sharing.

julie e said...

The way to a girl's heart - great shoes and lots of twine . . . .

Guiseppa said...

What cute projects! The shoe card...fabulous girl!

Kerys said...

OMGosh! I'm loving these cards! I love this collection from imaginisce! I love how you used the twine to make the bow on the shoe and added the bow on the handbag - the colors of twine match the papers perfectly! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win! :-) x

Kerys said...

Forgot to say - just became a follower! Can't believe I haven't become one sooner! :-) Have a great day.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Love the look of the honey dew with the charcoal on these paper, fabulous job!!

Kerys said...

Me again!!! Forgot to leave my email address (just in case I am lucky enough to win!!)
kerysdotsharrockatmedotcom

Danielle, Joseph and Baby Girl said...

Loving your use of the Twine:::love the colors combinations too!!

((danielleciullo@gmail.com))

Karen Diebolt said...

Great girlfriend cards

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love using the twine for accents of color. Great job.

Magda Polakow said...

Great colours, love them all

Trisha said...

Darling cards, Julie. I really love the Sole sisters collection. TFS and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Michele Duffy said...

I thought these were very original uses for twine, just that extra detail for your cards!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fun & stylish projects, Julie!

Melinda said...

Cute cards!

Heidi said...

Love this paper collection and paired so well with the twine!

Angie said...

cute, Cute, CUTE!

Sabrina said...

Hi Julie,
thanks for the nice inspiraiton!

Jennifer said...

love the shoe with the twine and pearl accent. great idea!

Sue D said...

Great cards--love the houndstooth and the twine.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome cards. I love your paper choice. TFS

Heather Leopard said...

Love both of your cards but that shoe is GREAT!

Carmen Nuland said...

I'm not really a shoe person (I know, it's un-natural), but I love the embellishment. Now, purses? There's something I have too many of!

Maggy_Tronche said...

H!! Love this cards both are so cute! Thanks for the inspiration! Big Hugs.. Maggy :)

Megn said...

Really liked these cards. Cute!

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome Projects the Colors and the papers are great. love love the shoe supper cool love the twine love the embossing. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute cards! Love the shoes and purse and the twine in the center of the flower is something I need to remember to do!

Carolyn said...

Love the shoe.

Suzy said...

Awesome cards Julie. I love that Sole Sisters line! ;) Thanks for sharing!
-Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

rush said...

love your cards. thank you for sharing.

LittleBird said...

I love your shoe card! Thanks for participating and I love all of your work!

LittleBird said...

I love all of your art work especially the shoe card, my email is coeyncass at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

Eeek! I love the twine embellie on the shoe! So perfect!

Lucy Newton said...

What a chic way to use twine, perfect with the sole sister collection!!!

jime said...

I just loved the detail in the shoe... great idea!

pruttybird said...

Beautiful cards ... Love the shoe one ;)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Carla said...

What a fun week we are going to have! Hope to win!

Carla from Utah

Donna Coughlin said...

Fabulous "diva" cards!

silly_girl_823 said...

I love learning different ways to use my twine!! Great projects.

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Kreations with Kris said...

Your cards are just too cute! Love what you did with the twine! I am getting so many great ideas on this blog hop!

Shellye said...

LOVE your cards, Julie! Excited to be sharing in the creativity with The Twinery this week :)

LisaM said...

Fun, fun cards!

Julie S. said...

I love your work . TFS.

Nicole said...

Fantastic cards! I LOVE how you finished the shoe with the twine. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tracey said...

Both cards are really cute. I like the sentiment from the shoe card. K7181994@aol.com

Monika Wright said...

Super fun projects...makes me want to dress up and be a lady!

TeacherMom said...

Your cards are just gorgeous! I love the twine as the flower center! You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing!
TeacherMom
Gaudet5 at Rogers dot com

Carol said...

Fabulous hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Bethany Becker said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

BLW1003 at gmail dot com

audrey said...

Grat cards! Great inspiration.

joanieg said...

I can see right now who those gorgeous cards would go too! I just love them!! TFS and inspiring!!!

Vesna said...

great shoes and purse - I LOVE IT :)

Dorina D said...

What wonderful cards. Love the twine accent on the shoes. Thanks for sharing

Lou said...

Your ideas R awesome, I loved this idea esp w/the dressing up of the shoes,and the purses, it makes the card POP!
Say all of u should give us a chance to leave a comment. when you limit us w/only 2 options Account or open Id, w/out giving a tutorial on the spot on how to leqve a comment w/liminted options IS NOT FAIR, esp to Newbies who do not know how-to only ise these 2 options yug!

~ Jo ~ said...

Such cute cards. I love the twine used on the shoe in the first one.. and love the papers used on the 2nd one

Jo

www.eastcoastscrappers.blogspot.com

terisplace said...

Cute, cute cards, Julie!

Teri

steph said...

These are fabulous!!!

Jenny said...

I just love the purse! The bow definitely finishes it off.

Lauren Brewer said...

Both of your projects are adorable! I especially love the little twine bow on the high heel - such a good idea! TFS! Lauren

Lauren Brewer said...

Both of your projects are adorable! I especially love the little twine bow on the high heel - such a good idea! TFS! Lauren

Debra Peloso said...

I love the how the paper and the twine colors match so well.

Maryse_BL said...

Love those cards and how you used the Twine
Love it ^^

Melissa said...

These projects are both absolutely adorable! I love the colors and that houndstooth print!

Beth Hillier - Mytimetoplay.blogspot.com said...

Just darling!!!! Love the colors!

Gisèle said...

Love that you used several colours of twine together:)

Ange said...

Cute cards!

Tasha Hart said...

Love your cards they are fabulous!

scrapdiva said...

love the cards, love how you use the twine on the shoe

Margie said...

Fun cards-Love the shoe!!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

lovely cards and sentiments.

~luanne
sisterscraftcafe at gmail dot com

Ladybug said...

OMG, that shoe is just toooo stinkin' cute! And then a handbag to match?? Verrrry sweet! TFS!

Aimee Kidd said...

Nice touches with all the twine!! The shoe.....perfect!! Love it!!

Sherri said...

love the show and bag!

SandiB said...

Love your cards and how you used twine on them.

Karen L said...

SO incredibly cute...love how you used the twine!

Amanda said...

Oh my, both of your card are super fun and sassy.. I just love them..

Scrappy hugs,
Amanda :0)

Amy C said...

Such a fabulous shoe and matching handbag......love your use of bakers twine from The Twinery on both of them.

howo34 said...

Great cards! I love your use of the twine!

maddymuscles said...

Adorable, girl! LOVE them!
-Maddy
orangemm.13@gmail.com

marg0006 said...

Wow, love your cards and the way you incorporate the twine.

marg006@verizon.net
Loving Scrapper101

Whitney said...

I LOVE the shoe card!!

Chris said...

Great stuff!

Stampin Cats said...

Love both cards!!

Kelly said...

I am loving this paper!

cush464 said...

Love the shoe card - perfect for my daughter!

remus79 said...

Your cards are delish! Thanks for sharing.

AmyJ said...

Love your cards. They are so pretty. Thanks for sharing them with us. I follow you now.
Amy Jones #8546
http://thetigershaven.blogspot.com/

Mimi said...

I am sold on polka dots and everything else is absolutely adorable!!

Kathy Mc said...

Julie, these cards are adorable. Great use of twine as a flower center, shoe adornment and purse bow. The paper collection is perfect. How fun!

Sprinkles said...

Can any girl not like something that features shoes?! Love this so much (and completely copying for my best friend)

Rosalee said...

Sweet cards Julie.
Hugs, Rosalee

James and Monica said...

I'm always looking for ideas on how to use my twine! I'm glad your blog is on this blog hop. So many cute things!!!

JHolliday said...

Super cute projects!! Love them!


June
holliday125@yahoo.com

Deborah said...

Fab cards I love all the textures and patterns! TFS :)
dastelton@gmail.com

Deborah said...

Fab cards I love all the textures and patterns! TFS :)
dastelton@gmail.com

rlovew said...

Fabulous cards!

UnikeByYes said...

Julie these are FABULOUSLY CHIC!!!! love them!
TFS and for being part of this fun hop.
Have a great day!
Liz
unikebyyes{at}yahoo{dot}com

Beth Hillier - Mytimetoplay.blogspot.com said...

Great hop, thanks for sharing your talent!

Rex and Jo said...

I love your usage of the twine. thanks for sharing!

Ava Gavloski said...

your two cards are beautiful. nice job showcasing imaginisce and embellishing with the twinery
ava
cottagerca@yahoo.ca

Jill said...

The shoe and purse twine accents are awesome. You are so good with color! Love also how you bordered your card on top and bottom with the twine. Great ideas!!

jillc at ne dot rr dot com