Thursday, December 31, 2009

After Christmas and Ringing in the New Year Sale at Scrapdango!

Scrapdango has an awesome sale going on!  In celebration of the New Year, Scrapdango is offering a whopping 30% off your entire order on anything carried in the Scrapdango Store. Credit card orders only (no paypal) for the sale and the sale price will be adjusted before your order is processed. Minimum order is $25.00 after the sale price adjustment. Quantities in stock not guaranteed. This sale will run through January 7th!  Hop on over and take advantage of the sale!

Monday, December 28, 2009

It's Monday!

...and you know what that means! It's Member Monday! We took a little break last week with all the holiday hustle and bustle, but we're back! This week's member posted some absolutely breathtaking work in the SCRaPDANGo gallery recently. I know she put a ton of work into it, and it completely shows! This week's member is chillycharlie!

We hope your Monday is fully of scrappy goodness! Check back each Monday to see what our amazingly talented members are up to! Better yet, come join us as SCRaPDANGo!

See you soon!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

December Kit Sketch!

I'm sure by now you know that sketches are an amazing source of inspiration! Well, here at SCRaPDANGo, we decided we'd better get in the action too! This month, our amazingly talented Heather created this beautiful sketch for the design team to be inspired by...

Each of us used our designated kits with Heather's creation! We're making this a new feature here on the Dango Blog, so you'll want to check back often to see what we've been up to in the sketch world!

Check out the gorgeous creations by the Dango Design Team!






Aren't they fabulous? Hope you are as inspired as we were! We'd love you to leave a comment, and it would be even better if that comment had a link to YOUR version of Heather's sketch!

Here's to a Dango-licious day!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

December Reveal Day!

Oh my! It's the day we all love! It's reveal day at SCRaPDANGo! The ladies have been working furiously on beautiful projects with our awesome new December kits! Check these beauties out!

The Sugar Kit- Pink Paislee's Amber Road

The Spice Kit- Pink Paislee's Mistletoe & Co.

Aren't they just to die for?? Take a peek at the slide show to the right to see what we've been working on! We've also added a new feature here at the Dango blog. Each month, one member of the Design Team will create a sketch to be used by the entire team! Check back later this week to see what we've done! What's that? Don't want to wait? Well, you're in luck! Head over to the SCRaPDANGo Forum to see what's been posted so far!

Monday, December 14, 2009

This Week Around Scrapdango...

It is Monday again! Time for another round of Member Monday! This week's member had this adorably gorgeous creation in the gallery!

Our awesome member is scrappeekim! The floral bouquet is adorable and the shimmery title and stitching are FABULOUS!!!! I also loved the cute picture of the two of them. It's not often you see a man with flowers painted on his face! TFS and Congrats on LOTW!!

In other Dango news, we've just finished up the 12 Days of Christmas-with a Twist, but there's still time to join in on the fun! Just check out the posts here and upload or link your projects here! Remember to sign up in the sign up thread and keep track of your draws there! You have until midnight EST on Friday, December 18 to get all your projects done!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Welcome to Member Monday!!

We have a new feature at Scrapdango! Actually, it's something that we've always done, but we've decided to change it up a bit! Starting today, we will be showcasing one wonderfully talented Scrapdango member here on the blog! There is so much talent and we just need to share it! So let's get started!

This week's member is... Sue (#3sagirl)! Check out this GORGEOUS layout! The color combos are just stunning! I honestly LOVE everything about this LO!!! I just LOVE the yellow against the brown, great mix of embellies and great design!! Congrats Sue!!

Remember, we'll be showcasing another member's work each and every week! Come join us on the forum!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weekly Blog Challenge!

Howdy Dangos! This is Nik and I am hosting this week's Blog Challenge. For my challenge, I want you to tackle your stash and your fears. I know we all have a huge stash of eyelets that we are still trying to tackle so break those babies out and put some to good use. I want to see at least 10 eyelets on your creation. Bling, Bling, Bling. Who doesn't love bling? Be sure to add some bling from your stash and dazzle your project up a bit. Lastly, is doodling. This will probably be a tough one for many of you. I don't doodle much on my layouts but do on occassion so go ahead and show me some doodles. You can doodle outlines, flourishes, circles, dots or anything you like--just as long as it's doodled and not stampled. It must be hand-doodled without a templete. That's it! Simple enough, right? Here's my example layout to inspire you to get scrappin'

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The 12 Days of Christmas - Dango Style!

Are you ready for a 12 day extravaganza of amazing inspiration, tutorials and games? We've got it coming your way! The fun will all start on December first and continue all the way through the twelfth! Everyday you will find a new project with all the instructions you need to make it yourself! And every other day there will be a new game to try your luck at! Earn draws for winning games and completing projects! One winner will receive a wonderful Scrapdango treat! Can't wait to see you on the forum!

Friday, November 27, 2009

November Kit Reveals!

My oh my! It's that time again... time for gorgeous kits to be headed your way from SCrapdango! We have two more exciting kits for you this month! Can you smell the season in the air? Why, I do believe I smell...nutmeg! Yes! That is it, it's NUTMEG! Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg to be exact!

November Sugar Kit

And we couldn't complete the Sugar and Spice kits this month without adding something a lil' bit studly, could we? So, this months Spice kit is in honor of all our little Super Studs out there! Yep! Bella Blvd Super Stud, nonetheless!

November Spice Kit


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Blog Hop- Final Day!

Woohoo! If you're here, we're hoping it's because you've joined us for the last two days on our fabulous blog hopping journey! If not, be sure to check the posts below to catch up and find out all the details!

Today's ventures bring you once again to the Fall09/Spring10 Scrapdango Design Team blogs. Yet again, you'll collect a total of six ingredients to use on a new item- an altered item of your choice! You can choose any item you wish to alter (as you'll see from the DT examples) but you MUST include all six of the ingredients in the recipe! More are always welcome, depending on what you like! When you've completed your search and used the items in your own creation, link it to a post here on the Dango blog, or visit the Scrapdango forum to show us what you've done! We can't wait for you to share! Remember, everything must be completed by Monday night, November 16th at midnight, EST, so get going and good luck!

Scrapdango Blog... You are HERE!
Heather's Blog <<<----Go here next!
Lynn's Blog
Nikki's Blog
Carly's Blog
Lisa's Blog
Kerryn's Blog

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Blog Hop Day 2!

Hey There! Welcome back! If you're joining us for the first time, be sure to see the post below this one to get yourself caught up! If not, well then, let's get started!

Today's portion of the hop involves a layout recipe. Yet again, there are 6 different ingredients. In order to get all 6, you'll need to visit the blogs of each of the DT members. It's there that you'll learn a little something about each of their favorite items to incorporate on a layout and hopefully a little bit more about each of the members themselves! Remember, the details can be found here! You may even get yourself a chance to win a RAK or two along the way!

Don't forget- your layout is due by Monday, November 16th by Midnight EST to be counted as a draw toward the prize of one of Scrapdango's amazing monthly kits. You can upload your layout in the comments sections of the Scrapdango Blog or on the forums in the Progressive Blog Hop section.

Get out there and get back to hopping!

Scrapdango Blog - You Are Here
Heather <<<-------------You Go Here Next

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Meet the New Design Team Progressive Blog Hop!

So let's get this party started! It's time for the Scrapdango Progressive Blog Hop to begin. We have a wonderful new Design Team at Scrapdango, and we want to help you get to know them and to get some great challenges along the way, not to mention giving you a chance to win a wonderful prize of one of Scrapdango's awesome kits!

Now here's how this is going to work... You need to follow the order of the blogs of each DT member given below. At each blog you will find one part of a recipe that you will need to use on a project. There will be a total of 3 progressive recipe challenges. On Friday, we will be doing a DANGOS card recipe challenge, Saturday will feature a layout recipe challenge with our DT members' favorite items, and Sunday will feature an altered item recipe challenge. You will need to visit each of the blogs all 3 days to get the new list of items for the recipe for that day.

So for today, we have the DANGOS card recipe challenge. Each DT member has posted one item that starts with the letters in DANGOS, and you will need to include all 6 of those items on your card (there can be additional items as well). You need to visit each DT member's blog to find out what those items are. Once you have completed the challenge, you can provide a link to your project by posting a comment here and/or posting it in the Scrapdango forum . Be sure to come back tomorrow and Sunday and visit the blogs to get the recipe items that must be included on a layout and altered item.

For each of the 3 challenges that you complete this weekend, you will earn 1 draw toward the prize of a Scrapdango kit. You can also earn extra draws by doing the following:

1. Posting comments on all 6 DT blogs.
2. Inviting a friend that actively participates in the hop (they should leave a comment saying who invited them)
3. Posting on the Scrapdango forum something you learned about each DT member from their blog.

Well, those are the details, now it's time for you to get hopping!

Scrapdango Blog - You Are Here
Heather <<<-------------You Go Here Next

Monday, November 9, 2009

Get Ready to Get Hoppin'!

Mark your calendars to join us Friday, November 13th through November 15th for a Progressive Blog Hop to meet the brand new Scrapdango design team. You will start out at the Scrapdango Blog and then move onto each DT member's blog for a series of progressive challenges where each DT member will reveal one part of the challenge recipe. There will be a new challenge posted each day, Friday-Sunday. By completing the challenges and some other tasks, you will earn draws toward a prize of one of Scrapdango's kits chock full of scrappy goodness. We will provide more details soon. Be ready to start hopping on Friday the 13th.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

It's a Blog Hop!!

Things are really hopping at Scrapdango, and we'd love to have you hop along with us! Be sure to check back here or at The Scrapdango Forum for more information! Can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The New Scrapdango Design Team!!!

It is always such an exciting time when a new design team starts, and Scrapdango is certainly exciting about our new, enthusiastic and talented designers coming aboard. But it is also a time that we typically have to say goodbye to designers that we have enjoyed and loved. A big hoot and holler goes out to Julie (aka lexea) who has been with Scrapdango for a number of years and has been the DT Leader for a number of terms. She has been a committed and gracious leader. I will miss her dearly. We also said goodbye to our beloved Ginni, but she assures me she will still hang her hat at the Dango. We will miss Alyssa and Keely also - great people and talented designers.

I am honored to announce our newest Scrapdango Design Team

Heather (hlough)
Design Team Leader
Spice Kit Designer

Lynn (iemom)
Design Team Co-Leader
Sugar/Spice Kit Designer

Kerryn (kerryn)
Newsletter Editor
Sugar/Spice Kit Designer

Nikki (NikkiLove)
Newsletter Contributor
Sugar/Spice Kit Designer

Carly (cgannon74)
Blog Coordinator
Sugar/Spice Kit Designer

Lisa W. (picture2pages)
Sugar/Spice Kit Designer

I look forward to working with these ladies and can't wait to see what they have in store for Scrapdango!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

September Sketch

I just love the beginnning of Fall...back to school supplies, the colors of Autumn, and Halloween is just around the corner. For this challenge, create a card, layout, or other scrappy project using this sketch and based on one of these themes: back to school, Fall, or Halloween. Projects are due by October 5th at midnight EST. One winner will be randomly drawn from those that participate and receive a box of COOL scrapbook goodies. I created a fun vintage back to school card.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

August Kit Reveals

The August kit reveals are out! WOW...the Sugar and Spice kit are smokin' this month. The design team has been busy designing with the Sugar kit. The Spice kit is coming shortly. The Sugar kit is jam packed with Basic Grey Lemonade goodness! Oh, can't you just taste it. Here are a few projects created with the Sugar kit. Visit the Scrapdango site to get your kit before they are all gone.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Take a Picture, It will last Longer Challenge

If you are like me, you are the family photographer. If you end up in a photo, it's either by chance or you've asked someone to take a picture of you. Why wait to sneak into a photo? Take a few pics yourself. There are a few different ways to take self-portraits. You can prop your camera on something, set the timer, run to pose, and pray that you got a good shot.....OR you can do it the easy way. First, go outside for good lighting. Position your camera in your dominant hand so that your index finger is able to push the button. (You may have to turn the camera sideways or even upside down.) Next, fully extend your arm at head level. Keep your arm steady and in the same position while snapping pictures. Turn your head and change facial expressions for different shots. Take several pictures. You may not be exactly centered, but that's the beauty of it. Most importantly, have fun! You'll love the results.

Create a layout with your fun and funky photos and share a link here by midnight 8/31. I'll randomly select one winner on 9/1 to receive a very COOL prize pack.
I can't wait to see your photos!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Recycle your Home Decor

Do you create projects to display in your home or do you tend to put them away in drawers or cabinets? Recycle some items around the house to create a project you're proud to display. This is a Welcome sign I created this weekend to hang in my entryway. I used a piece of cardboard packing for the base, added a clothing tag, and created a flower from old book pages. Let us see what you create.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Christmas in July???

Why should you only pull out that Christmas card list in December? Today's challenge is to send out Christmas cards in July....well, not Christmas cards, but send a card to friends and family. Send a thinking of you card or a Happy Birthday card or a Hope you are having a great Summer card. Imagine how happy they will be to open a handmade card from you. Link us up to those great cards for a chance at this month's super scrappy prize drawing.

Have a great week!

Monday, July 6, 2009

This Land is Your Land Layout Contest!

Welcome to July! We are SO excited about this month's layout contest...This Land Is Your Land. To participate in this contest, create a layout about why you love the place you live. This can be your town, city, country. We want to see and read why the place you live is so dear to your heart. Your layout can be a one or two-page layout, 8"x8" or larger. Layouts must be linked to this post by July 31, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. Please include your name and email address in your post. Winners will be announced on August 4, 2009 by 2pm. US and International scrappers are welcome!

And, now for the good stuff. First, second, and third place winners will be chosen to receive amazing prize packages with goodies from Scenic Route, American Crafts, Rusty Pickle, Prima, and many others. Prize packages are valued at $50 first place, $25 second place, $10 third place. Winners will be chosen by the Scrapdango blog panel of judges. The judges decisions are final.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Congratulations to our June blog winner.....Vanessa!

Thanks for participating in our June challenges. We have lots of awesome goodies to send to you.

Stay tuned for an incredible new contest beginning this weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Show us your Dads!

June is the month to celebrate Dads. Create a layout or project featuring Dad before the end of the month for a chance at this month prize pack.

Here are some great Dad quotes:

“Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” -Anne Geddes
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” -Jim Valvano
“He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”-Clarence Budington Kelland
"A father carries pictures where his money used to be." ~Author Unknown
"Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown." ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

You Can Quote Me...

I just love quotes to capture the mood and convey the message on layouts and cards. Here are a few good ones...

“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.”
Bo Bennett

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”

“Remember today, for it is the beginning of always. Today marks the start of a brave new future filled with all your dreams can hold. Think truly to the future and make those dreams come true.”

Use any of your favorite quotes on a scrappy project this month. Link it up here for a chance at this month's drawing.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A New Challenge...and our May Winner!

I hope the weather is warming up where you are located. Today, it was 92 degrees here in Kentucky. I can't resist spending time out in the sunshine (with sunscreen, of course)at the pool, watching my boys play baseball, or grilling out dinner. What outdoor activities do you and your family enjoy? Go out and take some photos, then scrap a layout about one of your favorite Summertime activities. Link it here for a chance at this month's scrappy prize drawing.

And...for the big announcement. Our winner of the May prize pack is...

Kim R. !!!

Congrats, Kim R! Please email your mailing addy to and I will get your prize pack sent out to you.

Have a fantastic week!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fast and Fabulous Gatefold Cards

I love creating cards, but sometimes I want a different look instead of the traditional side open card. Gatefold cards are the answer and they are quick and oh so easy.

Pink cardstock
White cardstock
Patterned paper
Stamps: butterfly, "Happy Day", "Happy Birthday", flowers
Brown ink
Markers: pink, yellow
Pewter mini-brad
Pewter photo turn
Punches: 1/16 inch hole
Paper adhesive
Instructions (courtesy of CardMaker Newsletter)
1. Vertically score an 8 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch piece of pink cardstock 2 1/8 inches from both sides; fold ends toward center to form a 4 1/4-inch-square gatefolded card.
2. Center and adhere a 1 7/8 x 4-inch piece of patterned paper to each front panel.
3. Stamp "Happy Day" onto bottom right corner of a 3-inch square of white cardstock. Center square on front of card 5/8 inch from top edge; adhere to left panel only.
4. Stamp butterfly onto yellow cardstock; cut out and adhere to white square.
5. Punch a 1/16-inch hole in right panel of card 1 1/4 inches from top and 3/8 inch from fold; attach photo turn with mini brad; use photo turn to hold card closed.
6. Inside card: Center and adhere a 4-inch square of patterned paper to card. Ink flower stamp; stamp image onto bottom of white cardstock. Ink "Happy Birthday" stamp; stamp image onto top of white cardstock. Add color with markers, if desired.

Sources: Cardstock (Bazzill), Patterned paper (Die Cuts with a View), Ink (Tsukineko), Stamps (Butterfly-Autumn Leaves, "Happy Day"/Flowers-Studio G, "Happy Birthday"-Stampabilities), Photo turn/brad (Making Memories).

Friday, May 22, 2009


Check out this incredible butterfly tutorial I found on the Maya Road blog. Isn't is just amazing? What can you create with a butterfly? Any project with a butterfly linked here by midnight on May 31 is entered for a chance at our monthly scrappy drawing.

Monday, May 18, 2009

May Monthly Sketch

Create a layout with this May Sketch to be entered in the monthly drawing. Upload a link to your layout here. I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Upgrade at Scrapdango Forum

If you have been looking for the Scrapdango Forum, it is in upgrade mode right now. Sorry for the inconvenience...we miss you! Please check back on Saturday as we hope the upgrade will be done then and we will pick up with the reveals and challenges right where we left off! Thanks for your patience.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May Celebrations Challenge

May is a month full of wonderful and wacky holidays and observances. Just look at all of the wonderful reasons to celebrate May. Create a new project using one of the days as inspiration for your chance at the monthly scrap goody giveaway. Post a link to your layout, card, or other scrap project in this post. You will earn one ticket for each project in this month's drawing. Your project will also be displayed in the monthly blog slideshow. Go ahead, celebrate, and create!

MAY Month Long Observances
American Bike Month
Asparagus Month
Flower Month
National Bar-B-Que Month
National Hamberger Month
National Salad Month
National Photo Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Strawberry Month
Transportation Month

1st Week—National Postcard week, Teacher Appreciation Week
2nd Week—National Pet Week, National Police Week
Last Week—National Backyard Games Week

Daily Observances
May 1st: Hawaiian Lei Day, Mother Goose Day, Space Day
May 2nd: Kentucky Derby Day
May 5th: Cinco De Mayo, National Teacher Day
May 8th: No Socks Day
May 10th: Clean Your Room Day, Mother’s Day
May 12th: International Nurses Day, Kite Day, Limerick Day
May 13th: Tulip Day
May 14th: National Dance Like a Chicken Day
May 15th: National Chocolate Chip Day
May 16th: Armed Forces Day
May 18th: International Museum Day, Visit Your Relatives Day
May 19th: Circus Day
May 22nd: Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day
May 23rd: Penny Day
May 25th: National Tap Dance Day
May 26th: Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 30th: Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Scrapdango Scrappy Deal of the Week

This week, May 4 - May 10, the deal is...Anything Alpha is 40% off (except the featured Widget Club Product for May)! You will find alpha's in the Kit Add-on section and under Embellishments
Kit Add-On
If you are a member, your products can be shipped with your kit. Just send me an email or pm with what you want or you can place an order in the store.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

We have a WINNER...

After a random draw, we have an April Blog Winner...

Lois B.
Congratulations! Thank you for participating in the April challenges. Email me your address at and I will get your scrap goodies sent to you. Stay tuned for our May Challenges and more chances at some great scrappy prizes. Don't forget to visit Scrapdango for all of the National Scrapbook Day challenges and games.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kentucky Derby Challenge

Play the Kentucky Derby Challenge at Scrapdango to win a WONDERFUL RAK!

Scrapdango National Scrapbook Day Crop

Come join us for National Scrapbook Day at Scrapdango on May 1st and 2nd. There will be early bird challenges starting on Friday and games throughout the day on Saturday. One winner will be getting a fabulous monthly kit from Scrapdango. There will be some smaller raks along the way as well.Participants will have until midnight the following Saturday, May 9th to load their creations into the gallery and link them to the individual challenges. Yes, that is right you have ALL WEEK to get them done. (more time for us to have some fun on the boards as well) All creations must be newly created for the crop. So come join us for lots of fun at: are looking forward to getting to know you! Come celebrate our passion of scrapping with us!!!!! International Winners will be responsible for paying the difference in shipping after a $6.00 shipping credit.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Eco-Friendly Projects

Here is a great link to some fantastic Eco-Friendly Scrap Projects from Scrapscene, including

  • license plate mini-book covers
  • envelopes from magazine pages

  • using feathers and old costume jewelry

  • altered playing cards

  • tea and coffee staining

  • incorporating food labels into your layouts

  • creating your own stamps from potatoes

    • Let me know what you think. I'd love to see your projects!

      Friday, April 24, 2009

      Today's Quote

      Take Time Each Day
      Take time to think - thoughts are the source of power.
      Take time to play - play is the secret to perpetual youth.
      Take time to read - reading is the fountain of wisdom.
      Take time to pray - prayer can be a rock of strenght in time of need.
      Take time to love - loving is what makes living worthwhile.
      Take time to be friendly - friendships give life a delicious flavor.
      Take time to laugh - laughter is the music of the soul.
      Take time to give - sharing brings joy to your heart.
      Take time to work - work is the price of success.
      Take time to dream - dreams show you what is possible.
      Take time to do your work well - pride in your work nourishes the mind and the spirit.
      Take time to show appreciation - it's the frosting on the cake of life.
      **Use a line or phrase from this poem for your next layout. Post a link here for everyone to see and chance to win this month's scrap suprise. Have a great day!

      Monday, April 20, 2009

      Earth Day

      Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day. I like to save cardboard packing and make my own mini-albums. I also save clothing tags, popcycle sticks, and bottle caps to use on my layouts. I try to use my paper scraps from layouts for cards and tags. This not only reduces waste, but also saves money. What are you doing to reduce, reuse, and recycle? Leave a comment and let us know for a chance to win this month's scrap goodies.

      Sunday, April 19, 2009

      Have you tried Wordle???

      Wordle is a fabulous site where you can enter random words and create a multitude of different word scrambles. It is SO fun and SO addicting. These would be great on layouts, cards, albums... This is a scramble I created. Post a link to your project that includes a word scramble and you'll be entered in this month's drawing for scrap goodies. Enjoy!


      Saturday, April 11, 2009

      Create Your Own Spring Flowers...

      One of my favorite things about Spring is the blooming of beautiful Spring flowers. The bright colors of the tulips and daffodils make me so happy. This tutorial will show you how to add a bit of Spring to your projects.

      1. Cut eight 2" circles using any 2-sided Spring patterned paper.

      2. Fold each side of the circle toward the center, as shown.

      3. Arrange circles into flower pattern and glue edges of folds to each other.

      4. Cut one 1/2" circle from different patterned paper and adhere to center.

      5. Cut decorative leaf free-hand or from stencil.

      6. Enjoy!

      Monday, April 6, 2009


      Super Springy April Sketch Challenge

      Spring is in the air...daffodils, Easter eggs, and fluffy chicks. Join me in creating a Super Springy layout with this month's sketch for a chance to win some incredible scrap goodies.

      To enter, create a layout based on this 12x12 sketch. Your entry can be any size you like and in any format (paper or digital). The challenge starts today and ends at midnight (EST) on April 30th. Post a comment here with a link to where you've uploaded your page (blog, online gallery, etc.) The winner will be announced May 1st.

      The theme for this contest is "Spring is in the Air." You don't have to use the theme in your title, but your page should reflect something about Spring. Have fun with the sketch. I can't wait to see what you create!

      Hi, everyone! My name is Keely Yowler and I am your new Blog Coordinator. I'm SUPER excited to bring you new contests, challenges, tutorials, and great scrappy finds in the industry. I would love to hear your comments and suggestions.

      Friday, April 3, 2009

      Blog Winner Announcement!!

      I love this part of running the blog. Picking the winner is always so much fun. I enlisted Paige yesterday to help me.

      We cut out all the ballots and put them in a hat.

      Paige loves the part where she picks the winner and displays it for the camera. Look at that grin!

      Can you make out the name?

      CONGRATS LISA!! (pictures2page)

      You have won some Ranger Wildflower Alcohol Inks!! Send me your address and I'll get your prize sent to you.

      Another challenge will be based on my two page Sugar Kit layout. Check it out tomorrow!

      Tuesday, March 31, 2009

      Challenge #7 ~ Easter Card

      Here is a card I made for Easter using the Sugar Kit and the Sugar Kit Digital Add on. I used the Ranger Pearl Accents to highlight my For You Title. I apologize for the way the Pearl Flower center and the highlighted title seems distorted from the scan.

      Challenge #7:
      Make an Easter card and send it to me at to earn a ballot for the monthly draw. Please put "Scrapdango Blog" in the subject line.

      Due Date: March 31st

      Draw Date: April 1st


      Sunday, March 29, 2009

      Challenge #6 ~ Multi Photos

      I am guilty. I am guilty of using one photo on the majority of my layouts. I find I love to showcase that one special picture on my layouts.

      I realized last week that I need to use more photos. Using more than one photo really helps to tell a story. Sometimes you take so may photos that it is hard to pick just one to use.

      Here is a layout I did using my Sugar Kit for the month. It is a series of photos I took at a Children's Festival here in St Marys last year. Paige had never had a Sno Cone before and wanted to try one. Well... she really loved it. Who wouldn't?? They are so refreshing and a great way to cool down on a hot day!

      Challenge #6: I would like to see you use 3 or more photos on your layout. Please email your creation to me at to earn a ballot for the monthly blog draw. Put" Scrapdango Blog" in the subject line.
      Due Date: March 31st
      Draw Date: April 1st

      Wednesday, March 25, 2009

      Challenge #5 ~ Chipboard Tutorial

      It's finally starting to feel a little like spring right now. I love to see the smiles on my children's faces as they run around and play outside. They have dragged their bikes out of the shed and brought their inline skates up from the basement. The energy they exude right now is just contagious.

      The new Sugar Kit has that same kind of energy. It just screams... Spring!! I used my chipboard that was included with the kit and altered it for my page. I watned to share how I did it with you:
      Gather up some supplies and play along:
      Glimmer Mist in two colors (I used Lime Green and Bubblegum Pink)
      Chipboard shape of your choice
      Heat Gun
      Craft Mat or waxy surface

      1. Lightly spray your two colors on your craft mat or waxed surface. It is best to have some bubbles. If you get a blog, like I did with the green, just spread it out a little bit with the tip of your scissors or a toothpick.

      2. Lightly press your chipboard in one color and dry with your heat gun.

      3. Lightly press into the other color and dry with your heat gun.

      4. Continue layering until you achieve a look that you are happy with. Make sure to dry between layers.

      Now it is ready to adhere to you layout.

      Challenge #5:
      I would like to see you alter some chipboard. It doesn't have to be the same way as I did. Then, adhere it to your layout and email it to me at to earn a ballot for this month's blog draw. Please put Scrapdango Blog in the subject line.