Saturday, September 15, 2012

Challenge #12

In case you missed out on the first challenge of September, we have another exciting and fun challenge that runs until the end of September.

Deadline is 11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2012.  That gives you 2 weeks and 2 days, which is plenty of time to play with these fun colors.

The weather is getting cooler (at least here in Michigan), but we were not quite ready to switch over to those fall colors, so we have a bright and cheery color combo for you.

color start
Working with this color palette was a lot of fun.  It's time for you to have some fun with it!  I can't wait to see you creations.  This is the best part of the challenge.  I enjoy seeing all the different takes on the color inspiration.
For the month of September, Peace, Love & Scrapbooking is providing a Gift Certificate worth $15 towards the purchase of one of their amazing kits!





Be sure to check out all the blogs of our fabulous designers for detailed photos of their creations.  Leave them some love, they appreciate it as much as you do!

Friday, September 7, 2012

DT Call

Well, it is that time!  I think our first term was a huge success.  We have over 125 followers so far, which I am totally geeked about.  Summer was a bit slow for participation, but I think that will increase with school being back in session.  I know that my productivity will increase dramatically.

Our first term is coming to an end and we will be on the hunt for new DT members.

I'm pleased to announce that some of our DT members will be staying on for another term, but we will be adding new members and dividing everyone into 2 teams.  Why, you ask?  Pam and I have decided to make some changes that will make us stand above the rest.

I'm happy to announce that we are going to weekly challenges!  Each challenge will be open for 2 weeks, so that they will overlap and give everyone plenty of time to participate.  They will be revealed each Thursday and will look something like this:

  • Color Challenge + Sketch
  • Color Challenge + "Word"
  • Color Challenge + Technique
  • Color Challenge + Black, White or Kraft BG (This will change each time)
  • On those odd months were there are 5 Thursday's in a month, the last challenge will be a plain old Color Challenge.

As for the design team, you will be divided into 2 teams and will be responsible for a minimum of 2 challenges per month.  We will alternate when it comes to that 5th challenge.  As a DT member, you are also responsible for commenting on participant's LOs and voting for DT Favorite(s).  More details on that later...

Each challenge is sent to the DT at least a month in advance, so there is plenty of time to complete your layout and if you want, you can complete the challenge even if you are not assigned to it.

We've also decided to shorten the length of this term.  This term will run from November - February.

If you are interested in being on the Color Me Scrappy Design Team, send an email to and include the following:

  • Name
  • blog address
  • short bio that will be used on our website if chosen
  • any other online gallery that shows your work
  • Why you think you would be an asset to the team?
  • attach a LO using the following color combo and sketch

color dawn

Application deadline is Sunday, September 30, 2012.

The new team members will be contacted no later than October, 4, 2012.

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

August Winner and DT Fav

I know that I keep mentioning that I can't believe it is already September, but seriously, where did the summer go?  I know that I've had a whirlwind of a summer with the move, remodeling of the new house, vacations, and catching up with all the family and friends we haven't seen.  It just seemed like it went by extremely fast.

Random August Winner

With that, the random winner for August is...
Vicki Wilson
She won with the LO (#8) she designed for Challenge #9.  Please send us an email to and we will mail out your prize.

Congratulations Vicki!

Challenge #10 DT Fav

I love this part of each challenge.  I find it amazing how each member of the DT has a favorite and their way of picking it.  I really look for a LO that stands out above the rest.  Usually, my favorite is one that contains some unique technique that I just have to try out.

For this challenge, our DT Favorite is...


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Technical Difficulties

Hi Ladies ... it appears we're having some technical difficulties this morning with the side bar appearing (and disappearing) ... rest assured, we ARE working on resolving them ... in the meantime, if you're ready to link your page for Challenge #11 ... please click on the title "Challenge 11" below, the side bar will pop right up ... you can also click on any of the page titles above, that will also bring the sidebar into view ...

hopefully we'll have this resolved soon!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Challenge #11

I can't believe that summer has just FLOWN by and is nearing the end.  Kiddos are back to school, evenings are getting cooler, football has started .... although, all of those things mean more scrappy time for me (and that is NEVER a bad thing!)  I've got a very busy fall/winter scrappy season planned.  I need to finish 5 complete books by next summer,  so I've definitely got my work cut out for me!  What about you?  What are your scrappy goals for this upcoming chilly season?

We're thrilled to have Peace, Love & Scrapbooking back as our September sponsor!  They will be providing one lucky lady with a gift certificate worth $15 - which is good towards one kit of the winner's choice!  To have a chance at this fantastic prize, make sure you link your entry for either challenge this month!  If you play along in both challenges, then we'll throw your hat in the ring TWICE!

Here's the color palette for Challenge #11 ... isn't is fabulous?  I'm totally into gray right now, so this was a breeze for me!

Our Design Team's Fabulous Creations:

We can't wait to see what you come up with ... remember, you've got until September 14th at Midnight EST to link your pages for a chance to win a gift certificate from: