Friday, September 20, 2013

DT Call - Fall 2013

Guess what time it is?
We are looking to expand out Design Team.  We are excited that most of our DT members will be staying on for another term, but there will be additional openings up for grabs!

If you think you would make a great addition to our team, we want to hear from you!  Each of our challenges has shown us that there is a tremendous amount of talent out there.  Never been on a design team, no worries.  We welcome new faces and new talent.  In fact, we encourage it!

DT Member requirements:
  • Term commitments from November 1 - February 28.
  • Facebook account - this is how we communicate with our DT.  It is a private group were all of the challenges will be posted.
  • Followers of blog AND Facebook page.
  • Keep an active personal blog that is updated frequently.  Your blog must be updated with the new challenge on reveal day with a link back to Color Me Scrappy.
  • Commit to completing 2 layouts per month.
  • Comment on participants entries (THIS IS A MUST!).  Any team member not adhering to this rule will be promptly removed from the team so please make sure you can do this before applying.

To apply, send an email to with:
  • 3 examples of your work.
  • A short bio which will be used on our website if you are chosen.
  • A list of any online galleries
  • A link to your blog
  • A list of any past or present DT position.


We are accepting applications through October 6.

Again, No previous DT experience needed. With this in mind, we are looking for dedicated scrappers that just love to inspire others through their work.
Everyone is welcome to apply!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Challenge #46

I'm not sure about everyone else's weather out there, but here in Michigan, we've had a 30 degree change in less than 3 days.  We literally had a high of 95 on Wednesday and a high of 63 on Friday.  Welcome to Fall for those that live in the Northeast of the US.

I can't believe we are already half way through September.  With that being said, the 15th brings another great color challenge.

The twist is to:
Use Texture
We also have a great sponsor for September.  They are generous and offered up a $20 gift certificate to their store.  Be sure to check them out to show our support!

Nani ke Ola Scrapbooking

We have another guest designer from Nani ke Ola Scrapbooking.

Thandar Aye

And we also have great designs by our Design Team.



Jenni Calma

Lisa Haiss

Pam Pritzl

Have a great day!

Oh, and be on the lookout for our next DT call.  It's right around the corner...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Blog Design

Hello all you faithful followers out there. It's late here in Michigan, but I've had a great day of scrapbooking. My husband is hanging with his buddies for the weekend and the boys and I kind of had a lazy day, which means I managed to get 6 pages done in one afternoon. Not bad for a Saturday.

As you can tell, we've changed things up a little here... The new blog template has been loaded. We will be working on our new blinkie and get that out to you as soon as it is ready.

What does everyone think?

We went with a simpler design to help keep the focus on our pages. There are a couple of key points that I'd like to mention:

  • The upper right corner has a link to our Facebook page as well as our NEW Pinterest and Twitter links.  We will be updating those starting very soon.
  • There is also a Contact Us button to make it easier to get in touch with us.  We love hearing from you!
Well, it is time for these sleepy eyes to rest.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Challenge #45

So, it's back to school time from what I hear!  I'm sure that all of you Mom's out there are ready for a quiet house again and hopefully can increase your scrappy time!  Personally, as a child-less golfer, I'm sad to see summer coming to a close ... but the lure of football, tailgating, bonfires and comfort food aren't sounding so bad either.  Either way, we have no control over the calendar and what Mother Nature has in store for us ... so we should just make the best of it, right?!

Some big changes are in store for us here at CMS ... We're getting a MAKEOVER!  As you may have noticed in the last few months, our blog has been pretty blah.  The template we'd been using was removed and that left us naked and confused.  Lisa has been on the hunt, searching for the perfect look for us, and she's found it!  Stay tuned, it should be up very soon!

Challenge #45 

The Twist:  Sketch

Now, let's talk PRIZES!

We're thrilled to introduce a NEW sponsor to the CMS Family:

Nani ke Ola Scrapbooking

 They're generously offering our September winner a $20 gift certificate to their store.  Please stop by their store and check out all of the scrappy goodness!

Guest Designer from Nani ke Ola Scrapbooking

Allie Stewart

Design Team


Jenni Calma