Monday, October 15, 2012

Challenge #14

This challenge reveal is bittersweet...

The bitter is saying good-bye to some our first DT members.  It has been a pure joy working with these talented women.  Each creation throughout every challenge has been full of inspiration.

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

Let's all wish them well!!

Paloma Carvalho
Gabriella Dehod
Sarah Elliot

The sweet is all of the wonderful new changes  that are coming your way.  There are new DT members, more challenges with twists and turns, and Top 3 for each month.  We're looking forward to these changes and we hope that you are too!

Here is the next color challenge!!

beaded bright

Viji Siddharth

Friday, October 5, 2012


It seems as if we announced our latest DT call forever ago.  I'm happy to say that we've made our decisions, invites have been sent and acceptance from those have been received.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, changes to Color Me Scrappy are on the way.  All these changes will take place on:
November 1, 2012
Our first change is to go to weekly challenges with a twist.  They will be revealed each and every Thursday and will look like this:
  • color challenge + sketch
  • color challenge + "word"
  • color challenge + technique
  • color challenge + white, black or kraft BG
  • color challenge (for those months with 5 Thursdays)
Each challenge will be open for 2 weeks, which gives you plenty of time to get your LO in.
Our prizes will still be awarded monthly, but the more LOs you complete, the more times your name gets dropped in the hat, which obviously improves your chances to win!!  We are still prohibitive to having only US and Canadian winners due to the cost of shipping, but there is something coming for our international players as well...
We will have a "Top 3" each and every month.  This is voted on by our DT and the winners of this have the opportunity to come back as Guest Designers the following month.
Without further ado...  let's get to know our new DT members!
 I live on Long Island in NY, about an hour east of Manhattan. I have been scrapbooking since 1998 and I have been obsessed ever since. I love anything to do with paper and glue and all the little fun embellishments that go on a page. I also dabble in cardmaking, mixed media and art journaling and am always looking for ways to stretch my creative muscles.
I'm a musician, originally from Barcelona, Spain, and live with my boyfriend in Berlin, Germany. I've been bilingual almost all my life. I've started scrapping last year and I must admit it's become an addiction. Also, it's important for me to be creative in a visual way. I've found myself to be mostly scrapping by challenge. This is how I get most creative and how things happen and I really enjoy the creative process this way. I normally scrap layouts in 8,5x11 and the occasional minibook.
Hi fellow scrapbookers! My name is Sharon. I am a cardiology nurse by day and an enthusiastic scrapbooker by night! I started scrapbooking 9 years ago when my husband and I adopted our second daughter from China. I got interested in scrapbooking when I learned about "Lifebooks" and adoption, and haven't stopped since. I have enjoyed being on the Scrapping the Music design team for the past couple of years and have gotten a lot of inspiration from them! My oldest, "bio" daughter is 18, soon to be going to college. Time flies . . . My husband and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary this year.
Now that we all know each other, let's introduce the new Color Me Scrappy teams!
Team A
Marianne Barone
Maria Blanco
Christina Collins
Pam Pritzl
Jakki Weddle
Team B
Sharon Frithman
Sandra Ghidara
Viji Gumparthi
Lisa Haiss
Stephanie Stanton
Congratulations to all the new DT members!
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Amazing Applications

Wow, ladies ... you knocked it out of the park with the design team applications!  I've just started going through them this evening and I can tell you, Lisa and I will have a VERY tough time narrowing it down!  I want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to apply ...  we're honored that you all want to be a part of our CMS family.

We're working hard to make our picks and hope to announce the new team members in the next day or 2 ... good luck to everyone who applied!



Challenge #13

Holy smokes!
It's October?  Halloween is right around the corner and I really need to start working on my kids costumes.  This may seem like a crazy question, but do other countries celebrate Halloween?  Or is it just in the U.S.?
The leaves are beginning to change colors here and that is the official start of Fall, at least in my eyes.  When I lived further south, the colors of the leaves were not so magnificent as they are in Michigan.  I can look out my back deck and see the colors change right in my back yard.  It is fabulous!  Fall truely is my favorite season.  What about you?  Do you have a favorite season?

This color combination really stuck me as Fall colors even though they don't have the oranges and reds that the traditional colors would.  Maybe it's the charred corn in the inspiration picture?

charred hues
Be sure to check out the fabulous creations of our Design Team!  They probably have some detailed pictures of their work along with some interesting tips on how to recreate some great features.  This is our last month of our 1st term.  A lot of our DT members are returning, but a few we are saying good-bye to, so be sure to give them all some love!

Stephanie Stanton

The prize this month is another mystery bag!  We had lots of excitement over the last mystery bag, so we thought we would put together another exciting bag of goodies.  Don't you just love getting things in the mail?  I know that I do!

What's in the bag, you ask?  A little of this and a little of that and a lot of inspiration!

The deadline for Challenge #13 is
October 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.