Friday, May 21, 2010

Friends are like Shoes...

Happy Friday everyone!!! It is time for a new challenge at Frosted Designs.... and this week we have an object challenge!! And what is that object you ask?!! SHOES!! Come on girls.... we all love them and can't live without them!! So.... get creative and make a card/layout/project that features shoes and link it up over at Frosted Designs!! I am always blown away by how creative everyone is each week.... can't wait to see what you come up with!! And.... check out what our design team did this week... talk about creative!!! You won't want to miss it!!

So... a little background information may be necessary for this LO!! This is me with one of my best friends, Myra. Myra and I worked together for several years as co-chairs of our church's annual Harvest Party (kind of like a school carnival!) So.... our joke was always to go big or stay home.... we  put all of our games on "steroids"!! If we saw a game somewhere else that we liked, we would get together and make it bigger!! We had the best and most amazing games and we had so much fun doing it!! And somehow, Myra always managed to add bling to any game we considered a "guy" game!!! It was the funniest thing and I teased her about it a LOT!!! So, one week we were out running errands getting ready for the big event and my shoes were killing me. So.... what is a girl to do but stop everything and go shoe shopping!! We had so much fun!!!! Well, when my 40th birthday party rolled around last year.... what do you think Myra got me.... SHOES of course!!!!! They were so cute and I loved them!!! And then, Myra admitted that she liked them so much, she went back and got a pair for herself.... which she wore to the party!!! So, we put on our shoes and modeled them for the camera!!! Funny that our toes were already polished the same color!! LOL!!!

Well, everything on this LO is made with Myra in mind!! I put my flowers on steroids, added as much bling as I could possible get on it, and tried to let it reflect the things I think of when I think of Myra!!!! The girl loves her shoes and her bling!! Gotta love her!!! The title on this says.... Friends are like shoes, A good pair never goes out of style!!!  Thanks for being a great friend Myra!!

The papers are a little darker than I was used to working with so I struggled a little bit with the over all LO. I added in some white elements to lighten it up a little. The frame at the bottom I cut using my Cuttlebug, chalked and then added some glossy accents to give it an epoxy look. The flourishes were my favorite mistake!!! (Don't you just love it when a mistake turns out great?!!) They were some chipboard ones that had been sitting in my stash for quite some time. I decided to paint them black but when I put them on the LO they were just too plain... so then I had the brilliant idea to heat emboss them with some sparkly embossing powder... they were now glittery but too light.... so I took them and inked over them with black ink!!! I thought the final product turned out pretty cool!! They have some texture and personality and I like that!!!!

The papers are from DCWV All Dressed Up
Flowers: Prima
Carts used: Forever Young & lyrical letters

Thanks for stopping by.... I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend... and Sandy - I am sooooooooooooo jealous that you are done for the year!!!!!! Enjoy your first weekend of your summer vacation!!!!

Barb :)

18 comments:

Sasya said...

Barb, your LO is super cute, girl!!! I love shoes too~! ^^ and i love the words about shoes and friends, haha :)

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

What a great story! And the story behind teh pages makes it even prettier! I love your title and all the elements you chose to bring it together. The white is perfect. Thank Heaven for friendships!!!! Happy friday to you my sweet friend!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Super cute shoes... so sweet story... and such a fabulous layout! I love it! And imagine that... your polished matched too how wonderful is that??! :-)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Barb this is a great layout and I love the shoes! I am a sandle person! Love all the wonderful embellishments.

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

What a fun layout! Love the shoes girl! :) And love those Prima flowers.

Fern said...

Barb, what a super sweet story about you and your sweet friend, Myra!! You both are soo cute in your matching sandals and painted toes!! Super cute layout, and what an unusual but wonderful challenge.. I have the little ones this weekend and I bought GD some sandals with bling on 'em so I may have to do something creative here... As always I love your style and take on all of the challenges... Have a wonderful weekend gf.... Hugs!!!

scrappinlil said...

Barb, this is such a fantastic lo...I love the title and the story behind it...That is so neat you both painted your toes the same color...great minds think alike and great friends....TFS

Pat said...

You rocked this LO!!!! Love everything about it!

Ayana Posadas said...

Gorgeous layout!
And I just LOVE your dress in the pictures!
Very pretty! :)

LINDA said...

What a fantastic layout.. Love the photos and the sentiment..GREAT SHOES..And story..
Hugs Linda

Kim said...

Love this!!!! Your painting, flourish and flowers are gorgeous! Such a bright and cheerful page. I also love that you are scrapping you!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Jocelyn said...

Such a sweet story and I just adore the LO!!!! Shoes.....love them!!!!

Wishing you a Fabulous weekend!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Fantastic layout, Barb. Sweet story .. love those GF moments in life .. adorable shoes btw heehee ... and you've done a fantastic job capturing it all! Thanks for always leaving me such sweet comments!

Sarah said...

Myra sounds like a super fun friend! And any friend who inspires you to make "flowers on steroids" sounds like a real keeper, lol! Your page is wonderful and the bling is all just great on it. Cute shoes!!

Cheryl said...

I love this! Great lay out! Fun pics!

Rainbow said...

What a sweet story and pretty lo Barb!!! I love all the elements you have used!! and love these shoes!!!
Big hugs to you my friend!! have a happy week!!
Love
Lidia

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a great story and I loveeeeeeeeeee that lo!!! i loveeeeeeeee the photos and the colors!!!! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with FAVE THINGS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jeanet said...

Wow, i just love this!Loving your design and that quote rocks!Beautiful LO!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fave Things!

 
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