Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring Cleaning Use Your Stash Challenge

Well, Crowned is wrapping up today as we say goodbye to February. Today is the last day to get in your Talent show competition layout and we will soon announce who will reign as the 2011 Queen of the Dango.

I am sad to see Crowned end but not really sad for February to end. Especially after some crazy winter weather last week here in the Pacific Northwest (still nothing compared to what most of you have gone through this winter), I am ready for March and for the beginning of Spring. To celebrate Spring and to get our scrap stash cleared out to make way for all the new scrappy stuff that debuted at CHA-Winter a little over a month ago, Scrapdango is going to be doing a month long Use Your Stash Challenge called Spring Cleaning.

There will be a list of items that you will get points for on any projects you complete during the month and there will also be special challenges brought to you by the design team that you can earn more points for. To get points, all the items do need to be from your stash and at least 6 months old. The sign-in thread for Spring Cleaning will be up on the forum soon, and this will be a great opportunity for everyone to get lots of scrapping done and use up that stash and possibly win a prize at the end of a free past kit.

Member Monday

For this week, Scrapdango's going to the dogs. I always love fun pet layouts and thought these two in the gallery this week were cute.

The first is Snow Puppies by lostinadream (Kimmy).

And an 8-1/2x11 layout by Nessa about the dogs she helps at the SPCA.

Great layouts ladies.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Member Monday

It's time for another Member Monday!! There are TONS of awesome projects in the gallery right now... you guys are rocking the challenges... it was super hard to narrow it down to just a few to highlight on the blog today!! Here are just a few of the ones that caught my eye...

Card by Sharpie... I LOVE all the dimension!!

Double page by karennie34... the stitching is AWESOME!!

Card by nessa9116... super FUN bright colors... so cute!! :)

Make sure to stop by every Monday to see if one of your projects is featured!! :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Member Monday

First off, Happy Valentine's Day to everyone out there in blog land. Hope you are able to spend today with someone you love. Oh, and of course, hope you can spend it with some chocolate or other sweet treat that you love. :)

So we about halfway through our Crowned competition at Scrapdango. Today is the last day to post layouts for the "swimsuit competition." If you haven't done anything for Crowned, it isn't too late. You still have today. You can find the requirements of the swimsuit challenge here. And don't worry -- you don't have to really wear a swimsuit. ;) If you missed the first two challenges, you still have two weeks to go and can be eligible for prizes (which I need to announce what those are), so while you can't be crowned Queen, you can still be sashed a princess and have some fun and get some great layouts done.

So now onto my layout picks this week.

This first one isn't even a layout, but one contest in our competition was to make a crown. This one by Lisa (aka Sharpie) was over and beyond. There is a LOT of detail in this gorgeous crown. Hopefully she (or more likely her daughter) is able to use this for something.

Crown by Lisa (aka Sharpie)

Actually I didn't even really set out to do this, but in honor of Valentine's Day, I have chosen to highlight two layouts this week that show love. This first one is by Ginn G using the Jan. spice kit, and is such a loving tribute to another Dango, Suzann and her husband.

True, True Love by Ginni G

My final layout is also fabulous for Valentine's Day and is by Sherri (aka sherri scraps) and this gorgeous wedding layout.

Love by Sherri

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Oops...with all the Crowned stuff going on, I completely missed my Member Monday!  If you haven't had a chance to join in the Crowned isn't too late to do the weekly challenges with us!  And if you haven't had a chance to look at the Crowned really should take a peek!  All the yummy goodness in there made my job WAY hard this week!

I chose 3 of my favorites from the Evening Gown Competition to show you!



And the winner this week of the Evening Gown Competition: Vanessa!