Friday, July 23, 2010

Freaky Friday!

Well at some point during the week, I actually manage to post. This week it wasn't until Friday, but, hey, I've been busy putting kits together to get ready to ship and planning a 4 year old's birthday party.

I do have quite a bit of stuff that I wanted to share with you. First off, is LOTW. This is actually spanning over a couple of weeks since I was so late in posting this week, so I will pick 2 layouts. Besides the DT reveal of the layouts they did with this month's kits (which were fantastic), there have been some great projects posted by other Dangos in the gallery.

First up, I have this super cute layout by Krystle. Just love the series of photos of her adorable little girl enjoying ice cream.

And 2nd, here is one by Nessa. I just love the bright "sunny" colors and this is a great preview of the sugar kit to come in August. ;) I just think this whole layout is "Dog"gone cute. :)

Next up, I want to profile the July guest designer. This gal has been such an integral part of the Scrapdango boards for the past few months. She keeps us all in stitches and keeps things lively. She also shared some fabulous projects that she did with the sugar kit this month. Our July guest designer is Lisa Elliot, but she goes by Sharpie on the boards. Here is her bio:

Hi Everyone!
My name is Lisa Elliot but I'm better know on the board as Sharpie. I used to be on the Scrapdango site a few years ago but I strayed... ~hanging head in shame~ Now I'm back FULL FORCE!! That's me, that's just the way I roll! I love having fun with my peeps on the Dango board.

My scrapping style of over 8 years of scrapping is a non-style. A little of this and a lot of that. The bulk of my layouts are of my daughter, but my I'd have to say my favourite (that's how us Canadians spell it...) layouts to do are about everyday items or random things. I secretly love and horde stickers and I find putting a grouping of flowers on a layout incredibly stressful.

The non-scrappy part of my life is made interesting with my daughter, husband and 2 idiot cats. I also work part time in a retirement home and LOVE the residents and the stuff they get up to. I’ve always got a story or two. A lot of strange or funny things seem to happen to me, it's like I'm a magnet for stupid.

Here is one of my favorite layouts she did with the sugar kit using a sketch by design team member, Carly Gannon. I just love the sun she did and the stitching on it adds an extra special touch.

Now, I have the hard decision of deciding on the August guest designer. Every month, I am blown away by the submissions and have no idea how I'll ever decide. Be sure to check back to see who it will be.

Well until next week (sometime), have a happy, scrappy day. :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wacky Wednesday

Wow, this summer is just flying by. I hope that everyone has been enjoying all their summer (or winter if you're in the Southern hemisphere) activities. So many Dangos have been on lots of exciting camping trips and other excursions.

Hopefully amidst all the activity, you are all able to get in a little scrapping and share it with us in the Scrapdango gallery. With L.O.A.D. coming to an end, things have definitely slowed down in the gallery. I only had a couple of pages to look through this past week for LOTW rather than the 15 or 16 I had to look through each week during L.O.A.D. I still found a lot of fabulous creations in the gallery over the past week and the one layout I'm going to share with you today for LOTW was done for the current August GDT contest going on where the challenge is to scrap winter photos using warm colors in the paper and embellishments. You can still complete this challenge for a chance to be the August GDT member and get one of Scrapdango's fabulous kits to work with. You can find all the details here.

Here is the layout I chose this week by Heather (hokieez).
Be sure to check the boards tomorrow for the DT reveal for the July kits. I haven't even seen what they've done and am so excited to see what they've come up with. Also, on the 20th a new sketch will be posted in the forum for the monthly sketch challenge along with each DT members take on it. I will post it here as well. Even though, we're taking a break on big events during July and August, we still have lots going on in the forum, so check it out.

Hope you have a Happy Scrappy Day!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

L.O.A.D. Wrap-up & Member Monday

Well, June is long gone along with half the year, and so is our Layout a Day (LOAD) Contest. It was a fabulous success, and I am so excited that our members had 322 draws for the contest with a draw being a layout, 2 cards or an altered project, so that is a whole lotta creativity going on by the Dango gals during a pretty busy month with the end of school and start of summer.

There was a winner for each week with some fabulous prizes and then an overall winner for one of Scrapdango's fabulous past kits. The winner's were:

Week #1 - Rebecca (mamakven)
Week #2 - LisaM
Week #3 - Cheri
Week #4 - Kimmy (lostinadream)
and the BIG WINNER was
Sandy (shykiwi)

We will be taking the rest of the summer off from our big events to give our design team and members a chance to just enjoy the summer (or winter if you live on the other side of the world). We will still be doing the weekly DT challenges and monthly sketch challenges along with lots of other fun stuff on the boards, but we won't be doing any big contests. But join us in September when we will be coming back strong with our School's In contest, which was a huge event last year with lots of inspiration, fun and of course, prizes. We will still be doing guest designer contests throughout the summer. The August Guest Designer Contest is going on right now and your entry for that is due by July 20th, so hop on over to the boards and see what you have to do and you may be the next guest designer and get to work with one of Scrapdango's awesome sugar or spice kits.

So now for our Member Monday where I highlight some standout projects in the gallery over the past week. I apologize that I forgot to do this last week. I didn't so much forget as it just didn't get done. It was going to be another Terrific Tuesday and then when I missed that, I thought maybe a Wacky Wednesday but then after that I just gave up.

Anyway, it's still Monday here on the West Coast for about an hour and a half, so here are my picks this week for Member Monday. I chose 4 in honor of the 4th of July weekend.
This first one is by one of our LOAD winners, Cheri. I just love the photo, and she put so many different patterns of paper together, but they all work together so well. The title is fabulous too.

This one is by one of our past design team members, Ginni, and I just loved how she used the April Bo-Bunny Mama-razzi kit. She did a great take on the title and added a lot of her signature bling.

Here is one by Kelly (kcflorida) that I just think is so adorable. I love all the bright colors on teh white, and those flowers and little shoes are just too cute.
Here is one by Kim (karennie34) that I just think is fantastic. Love how she arranged the photo under the rolled back paper along with all those cool flower accents scattered all around.