Saturday, March 1, 2014

Challenge #57 and new DT Members

Take a seat and hold on...this is going to be one LONG post.

New DT Memebers

First up, let's meet some lovely new DT members.  We are so happy to have them on our team and can't wait to see what type of creative goodness they come up with.

Check out Debi's blog to see some of her latest creations.

We'd also like to welcome Tammi to the CMS Design Team.

And lets not forget about Valerie...all the way from France.

You can check out their Bio's on our DT page.

New Challenge

We are back with a fabulous challenge this month.  It's always interesting to me to try to pick a color combo that I think would interest our audience, but some months there just aren't that many participants.  For this term (March - June), Pam and I really tried to mix it up for all of our followers.

We've also done away with the twist.  We found that our followers don't like being so restricted with so many requirements, so moving forward, we are back to just providing color inspiration.

With that being said, lets take a look at this month's first challenge...

Deadline for this challenge is 
March 15 at midnight EST

Guest Designers

We are happy to present our guest designers for the month.  They truly create some amazing pieces of art.

Design Team Inspiration

Each challenge, we will be featuring a layout by one of our Design Team members.  They will provide step by step instruction on how they made their layout.

This month, we are featuring Caroli.

Hello dear friends of Color Me Scrappy! Today I want to show you how I made my take of current color palette.
I love mosaic designs and this time I wanted to use some triangles to create a background. The first step is to choose the papers, I use papers from different collections of Echo Park, American Crafts and Imaginisce. I also used some vellum and this cute little alpha from Lily Bee.

I decided to use these pics from my little girl when she was learning to walk, i think they fit perfectly the color combo!

Once chosen the papers I cut squares of 4cm and then cut them into triangles.

And now all you have to do is combine different colors and patterns to create the background. As you can see, I also draw some lines on the bottom for my journaling.

Then, I placed some vellum and then a tan color patterned paper. I love the effect of vellum because it adds layers but it let us see the background still.

Now the most important elements of the layout: the pics!

For my tittle I used this word "wish" I cut with my Cricut machine, isn't it gorgeous? :)

For completing the tittle I used the alpha from Lily Bee. I love combining different fonts and alphas on my titles.

Finally I used some golden Thickers to finish the title, I think they fit perfectly with the vintage look of the color combo and the pics. Also, because gold is like a basic color for me, haha!

And talking about gold, why not using some gold sequins? I added few here and there, even hid some insidde the vellum, I think they look cute.

Here is the layout  all done. I added some more Thickers to indicate the year and that's all, a super quick layout made with scraps of paper, I bet you have tons of inchies waiting for being used ;)

Here you can see some closeups

Hope you liked this simple layout and try the triangles idea. Thank you much for visiting us and don't forget to play along with us at the current  challenge. Big hugs!

Debi Clark

Tammi Bennett

Valerie Andrieux

Mary Bennetts

Crystal Schneider

Pam Pritzl

Leanne Kroschel

Alexandra Boehnke

Stephanie DiSabato


March Prize

Pam and I are happy to announce that we will be rewarding a monthly prize moving forward.  Due to shipping restraints, the prize can only be shipped within the United States.

On the other hand, international participants can be chosen as our DT Favorites.  They will be invited back to be guest designers.

This month's prize is below...

Good Luck everyone and have fun!


  1. Welcome to the new design team members, looking forward to getting to know you all. Beautiful take on the challenge from the Guest Designers and team members. Looking forward to lots of fabulous layouts

  2. This is a wonderful opportunity - thank you CMS!

    Fabulous step by step Caroli, & just wonderful pages gals!

  3. PS thanks for the step by step Caroli

  4. Love these colors and amazing inspirations. Thanks for the tutorial!!

  5. Congrats to all the design team. Lovely colors to work with! Love those triangles on the featured layout

  6. Lovely featured page with the triangles. Congrats to all the DT members. Lovely colors to work with .