Sunday, January 31, 2010

CROWNED is Almost Here!

Scrapdango is celebrating 4 years, and we are doing it in style with our very own “Crowned Pageant” contest!

Come join us for 4 weeks of Crowned Competition ScrapDango style! There will be weekly pageant competition challenges that will challenge your creativity. Each week the DT will award points for each contestant’s creation. The contestant with the most points at the end of each week will be sashed! If you are lucky enough to be SASHED, you will receive a fun prize pack! At the end of the month, the contestant with the most points will be crowned Queen of Scrapdango and win a guest design spot, including a full Scrapdango kit! There will be other challenges along the way as well, such as scavenger hunts, posting challenges, games, etc. These are voluntary, but they do help you to accumulate more points. The weekly pageant challenges are mandatory. The only way you will be de-sashed and leave the Pageant is if you fail to do the weekly challenges. To play you must visit the forums, say hello and register in the “Crowned” Thread. So come join us and stretch your creativity as we challenge you to Evening Gown, Swimsuit, Interview, and Talent Competitions! The first challenge will be issued February 1st. Sign up in the special thread “Crowned” here at Scrapdango!!!!!

International contestants are welcome to play and will receive a $6 shipping credit toward any prize they win. The balance of shipping will be that contestant's responsibility.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Member Monday For 1/25/10

Hello! So glad to have you back here at the SCRaPDaNGo blog! Things are crazy busy over in the forum! We are getting ready for the CROWNED competition! Head here to get more information on how to win a fabulous guest spot on the Dango Team!

Here is our choice for this week's Member Monday! It's a gorgeous layout from LisaM!

This was another amazing piece of work from our Tango with Scrapdango crop. The Let's Salsa challenge asked scrappers to make a layout using warm colors. Lisa certainly did a great job with it. And who could resist that beautiful stitching?! Way to go Lisa!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January Sketch Challenge

Hello Dango lovers!! Our reveal this month is being delayed by manufacturers... So sad! With CHA preparations and all-around difficulties surrounding the economy, things are just sort of tricky to make them happen right when you need them to... The kits themselves, however, are looking to be shipped out on time! So there is a silver lining!

We do want to stick with our new sketch challenge though! Each month, someone from the Dango design team will create a lovely sketch for you to work with. This month the sketch was created by Carly. Here's what she has for you!

Starting this month, you will have a chance to win an awesome SCRaPDaNGo prize by simply showing us your version of the sketch. Leave a link to your layout in the comments section so you'll receive a draw for this month's Blog Challenges prize! You have until midnight on January 31st to complete your work and link up here! Can't wait to see what you create!

The Design Team projects will be up here on the blog soon, so be sure to check back if you're needing a little more inspiration!

~Have a Dango-licious day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


It never fails... When a holiday hits the calendar, someone is bound to get a little lost in the schedule of things! Maybe we can just blame it on being so very busy with the SCRaPDaNGo crop this past weekend! The girls are still rockin' the challenges over there! You still have time! You have until Friday, January 22nd at midnight EST to complete the challenges. Make sure you sign in so you can link it up in your sign-in thread. You will get 1 draw for every challenge completed toward the prize of your choice of one of Scrapdango's awesome past kits. More details can be found here!
Well the past weekend we have seen some amazing work hitting the gallery. It is great to see so many girls playing along for our 'Tango at SCRaPDANGo' crop.
Someone who has been on fire already for the crop and completed 4 amazing pages so far is teajays aka Tammi!! My favorite page is her take on Lynn's 'Let's Salsa' challenge using warm colors.

Cody and Courtney

has fabulous layering of colors and she has still managed to create plenty of white space. I love how the title curves around the shaped paper, it frames the photo perfectly.

WTG Tammi, you are doing a fabulous job, great to have you here over the weekend.

Come and check out the rest of the gallery and see the amazing talent hard at work!

Monday, January 11, 2010

This Week's Member Monday

Hello again! It's that time of the week when we check out who's been getting their scrap on! It was exciting to look through the gallery and see all the great work show up after the holidays. Awesome inspiration is always great to find! This week, we found one member who had been hiding out for a bit. Ok, maybe she just  had a few getaways planned instead. Whatever the case, it was great to find her back in the gallery again, getting her scrap on! We also loved how she used some great inspiration from some other sources. I think there's an awesome Lucy Chesna sketch here, and something about an embroidery loop!  This week's member is Ginni!! Great work Ginni! It's good to have you back!

Be sure to check back and see all the other great things happening around SCRaPDaNGo! It's a hopping place and we hope to find you around!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January Use Your Stash Challenge

I know you've all got them...huge stashes of let's use them! The new Scrapdango Use Your Stash Challenges will be posted on the 10th of each month. You will have until the last day of that month to link us to your layout...just leave a comment with your link in it! You may enter up to 3 times each month. All entries from this and the sketch challenge (find it here on the Dango blog on the 20th of each month) will be entered into a drawing for a special "blog" prize pack-unique to the Dango Blog challenges. (International winners will be given a $6 shipping credit and will be responsible for the balance.)


I'm going to make this pretty easy for you but since we are trying to use up stash...let's say your layouts have to have at least 10 buttons and 3 stickers on them to be entered in to the drawing!

Button tips and ideas:

*Use buttons to frame a picture like I did in my layout.

*Use a line of buttons as a border.

*Instead of threading your button with thread or floss, try ribbon for a different look.

*Doodle on your buttons to change it up a bit.

Sticker tips and ideas:

*Use a lot of stickers to make a background or accent paper. I did this with the definition stickers on my layout.

*Use diamond glaze on letter stickers to make them "puffy" like I did on the word Erin.

*Use them as a border or frame.

*Use leftover letter stickers from a lot of different packages to make your title.

Now get out there and start digging through your stash! Once you've got your layouts finished, head over to the Dango Gallery to load them up or leave us a link to your gallery or blog here. Don't forget about that prize--beautiful SCRaPDaNGo goodies!
Have a Dango-licious day!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Come Tango with SCRaPDaNGo!

Well, hopefully with the new year, you now have everything picked up and put away and are ready to start the year off with loads of scrapping. Here at SCRaPDaNGo, we hope to help you make that happen! Mark your calendars because a crop is coming Jan. 15th-17th. Don't worry if that weekend isn't good --you'll have all week to complete the challenges! We have lots of great inspiration coming your way to start the new year off right. Get out your dancing shoes and your scrappy supplies, and be ready to get your grove on!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Who's Shining in the Gallery?

Happy New Year to all our wonderful followers! We hope your holiday season has been blessed and that your new year is full of scrappy goodness. If you've set any scrappy resolutions, we sure hope they include SCRaPDANGo.

It's Member Monday alright! It's been really exciting to have so many people hanging out with us over the holiday season, keeping us all inspired! With many people on vacation for the holiday season and many just working on scrappy gifts, the gallery is overflowing with beautiful creativity. The talent in the SCRaPDANGo forum is truly amazing! Each week it gets more and more difficult to narrow it down to just one member. This week was no different. Without further ado.... Here's Celeste!

This layout is just gorgeous (I'm sure you already agree!). The use of color is just perfect for this page about taking a flight to see polar bears. Can you even imagine this experience?! The circles are another piece that really add to the great design of her page. And who can resist those great snowflakes? Way to go Celeste! Gorgeous page! Congrat on being this week's SCRaPDANGo member pic!