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Why Am I So Afraid of Shoes?
I was browsing at a department store the other week and came upon the shoe section with their wide array of summer designs. I stopped dead in my tracks and just gazed at all the beautiful colors and styles. I could imagine myself as a fashion model strutting around in these beautiful creations. Cork-wedge heels with straps in bright orange for my first trip down the runway, and maybe a spike-heeled, hot pink, open- toed version the next. Then I came back to reality.
All the shoes I own at the moment are black or brown. None of them have very high heels, and if they do have a heel, it's certainly not spiked! Why is that? I got to thinking about it and some of the reasons are leftover from childhood, but they still have a hold over me.
Like the fact that I have big feet. Even as a child, people said that my feet were "gunboats." I didn't know what a gunboat was, but I knew it wasn't good! My feet finally stopped growing when they reached a size 11. In the 1970s, it was hard to find stylish women's shoes in that size. So why would I buy a bright-colored shoe that was probably out of style and draw attention to my large feet?
Then there was the clumsiness issue. With big feet, you usually wind up tripping over them and falling flat on your face. Being a shy, sensitive child, this must not happen. Stiletto heels were certainly out!
Lastly, there was a question of making a fashion statement or the fact that I didn't have the confidence to pull off wearing a stylish, fashionable shoe (refer back to issues #1 and #2). The only statement I wanted to make was that I was invisible – and I think I probably succeeded at it.
But now I'm grown up and the rest of my body is in proportion to the size of my feet. I've learned how to walk decorously (for the most part), and shoe companies now cater to even size 11 feet with the latest colors and styles. Maybe one pair of totally frivolous, bold-colored, high-heeled shoes would be okay. Anyone want to go shoe shopping?
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I'm really loving the Sticky Bits Embellishment Biggie right now. It's so versatile and adds the perfect pops of color to my layouts. I love layering them and altering their colors - they work just about anywhere!
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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, August 7th - 9:00 PM EDT
Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and join April (April Showers) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 9pm ET. This month, we'll focus on how to use ScrapSimple Layout Templates to create unique greeting cards.
High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 8th - 12 Noon EDT
Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon EDT for the High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes, simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week.
On August 8th, we'll do a Color Challenge. Use vibrant colors like turquoise, orange and yellow on your page. Any vibrant colors you choose are fine. Have fun with it!
Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you! Hope to see you in the chat room!
Monday, August 13th - 8:00 PM EDT
Do you struggle to get your words on your layouts? This is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) in the chat room at 8pm ET for a Journaling Crop that is sure to help you get journaling! This month, we'll use Syndee Nuckles' Brush Set: Journal Spots. For an added challenge, think about the Who, What, Where, When and How of your photos! Hope to see you there!
August's Forum Game: BINGO
Join us for an exciting game of August BINGO on the Scrap Girls Forum!! Pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your Scrap Girls Forum username" by Wednesday August 1st (Midnight EDT) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Thursday, August 2nd. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts.
Each day (Monday through Saturday), a member of the Welcoming Committee will call five random words from the BINGO list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call "BINGO!" in the game thread to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards will be cleared and a new round will begin the following day.
Each winner will receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!
For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
August Monthly Layout Contest: Summer vacation time! We'd love to see your layouts featuring your summer vacations! Have you gone on the trip of a lifetime? Or an annual trip with family or friends? Have you had a fun staycation right in your own town? We'd love to get a glimpse into how you spend your vacation and why you chose spend your time that way! Post your layouts in the August Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight EDT on August 31st and you could one of the two people who will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Please be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties.
Club Concepts Layout Contest: Post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls Club or the ScrapSimple Club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery or the ScrapSimple Club Members' Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!
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