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We like to try and do a survey every few months to check in with our readers and see what you think.  It’s a great way to get your anonymous opinions and input to help us make sure we are on the right track!  It’s that time again and we also have this fun template for you at the end of the survey as a little bonus.

It’s a short survey with only 14 mandatory questions (the fill-in-the blanks can be skipped if you want) and will take only a few short minutes for you to take.  So, if you have ever thought to yourself, “I wish they would….” or “I really don’t like….” or even “I really like…”, now is your chance to share those thoughts with us! 🙂  We really appreciate it! 🙂

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A Girl Can Never Have Enough Shoes


Last winter, I was scouring the internet for some fun hybrid projects I could make, when I came aross this CUTE paper witches shoe on the Skip To My Lou blog. My head started spinning with all of the possibilities this shoe template would hold. I really wanted a digital version though, so I could use any of my digi papers I wanted. A few weeks ago I emailed Cindy at Skip To My Lou and asked her if I could make her printable template into a digital template and share with our readers. She was so excited and shared that she had been wanting to learn more about digital scrapbooking for a while 🙂 so, she and I will be teaming up in the near future as I teach her (and her readers) about digi scrapping!

Now, lets get busy making some shoes! I converted the printable shoe template into a digital template and made myself a couple of very cute shoes:

img_5286editedHere’s how I did it:

1) Digital part – If you are new to the blog, you might not yet know how to use a digital template (we use them a lot around here 😉 ). You can learn how to use them HERE. The digital supplies I used for my shoes were: Flergs glitter styles for the outside of the shoes (I just added the layer style to the template shape itself, no need to add paper at all), the pink paper inside of the Cinderella shoe is from Zoe Pern, and the gingham paper inside the Dorothy shoe is from Stephanie2.

Once I had the digital paper “cut” to the shape of the template, I adjusted the lightness on the Cut&Fold lines layer, so it wasn’t as visible after printing ( you will still need to be able to see them so you know where to crease your paper). Here’s how:



2) Print – When I do hybrid projects and print at home, I almost always use HP Presentation Paper in a matte finish in 32lb weight (purchased at the office supply store). I have even been able to ModPodge this stuff and it has not run. The colors are always rich and it is thicker than regular paper. For this project a little bit heavier paper would have worked better to hold the treats inside.

3) Cut out the shoe by following the solid lines. Then, you will need to crease/fold by following the dotted lines. For the outside of the shoe, all folds will be done with white side facing white side, except on the tongue of the shoe where you will fold pattern to pattern. Here is what it will look like when you are done:

labels-on-paper-copy4) Assemble outside of shoe: You will want to overlap and glue the heels of the shoe first (so the heel creates a box shape). It will look like this:

img_5253editedNext, apply some adhesive to the top of one of the toe covers and then layer the other toe cover on the other side on top. It will look like this:

img_5254editedNow, you will need to apply adhesive to the flaps on the sides of the tongue and glue those to the inside of the shoe. Here is what they look like BEFORE they are glued:

img_5255edited5) Assemble inside of shoe: You will need to fold the inside of the shoe with the patterned paper facing each other. It will look similar to this:

img_5260editedApply some adhesive to the reverse side of the inside of the shoe and then line it up starting at the toe first. Once the inside is in place, you can start to embellish. For this shoe, I wanted it to look like a glass slipper, so I used some spray adhesive (purchased at the home improvement store) on the outside and then dusted it with silver glitter. Make sure to do this over a trash can to avoid glitterfying your whole house! 🙂


Here is the completed shoe with some pumpkins to remind the princess to be home by midnight:


I also made a Dorothy inspired shoe in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz:

img_5277editedWouldn’t these make fun invitations or party favors? They are super quick to work up and so much fun! We would love to see what you do too, so link us up!

You can download the free digital tempaltes here:


Have a GREAT weekend!


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Just For Fun


Do you remember Mad Libs? You know, those funny fill-in-the-blank things we did as kids? I used to love them! My friends and I would entertain ourselves with them for hours! They are hysterical. So, just for fun, I created a little one for you…it’s all about scrapping! If you aren’t familiar with them, don’t worry. Here is what you do:

Copy and paste the following list into a new document. At each prompting, type in a word that fits with the prompt. Do this for all 27 words. When we are done, we will plug those words into a story for a funny, don’t-take-life-too-seriously, great start to your day! Okay, here we go!

1. feeling/emotion
2. adjective
3. feeling/emotion
4. feeling/emotion
5. feeling/emotion
6. adjective
7. name of designer
8. adjective
9. frequency of activity (never, always, etc)
10. verb
11. verb
12. name of designer
13. verb
14. verb
15. verb
16. verb
17. amount
18. number
19. number
20. time frame
21. noun
22. -ing verb
23. personality trait
24. verb
25. time frame
26. term of resignation (oh well, too bad, etc)
27. feeling/emotion


Okay, got it? Make sure you have something for each of the prompts! Now you can plug your words into the following story.

I just _____1_______ scrapping. I think it is ______2_____. When I do it, I feel ______3_____, ______4_____, and ______5_____. Life is ______6_____ when I do it.

My favorite designer is ______7_____. Her designs are just so ______8_____. ______9_____ I see them I just have to ______10_____ them right away.

Just recently I have started to ______11_____ ______12_____. Her work just ______13_____ me. When I ______14_____ it, it makes me want to ______15_____. I ______16_____ I could be like her!

Even though those two are my favorites, I tend to buy ______17_____ of other stuff too. Right now I think I have about ______18_____ kits not even unzipped. I don’t like to admit it, but I usually spend about $______19_____ a ______20_____ on kits! I should probably be buying ______21_____ instead, but I just can’t stop ______22_____ them all!

My friends and family think I am _____23_____ for how much I scrap. I know they are right, but I ______24_____ it too much to stop. Maybe ______25_____ they will be able to understand. If not, ______26_____. I am a scrapper and ______27_____ of it.


And here is a little freebie to scrap your silly start to the day 🙂




P.S. Send me a copy of your story (doesn’t have to be scrapped) to and I will post some of them! Can’t wait to read them!

thank you


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