Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Video Tutorial Wednesday

Oh my! This week has been crazy for me after coming back from CHA and having to get caught up. I had been planning to post some CHA faves, but to be honest, I am kind of tired of seeing those posts everywhere. So I thought you might like something different.

This is a short tutorial video that I made a couple of months ago and never shared. In it I describe how to make gathered ribbon flowers. Incidentally, these same flowers are the subject of the challenge this week on Northridge Publishing's CREATE: Cards Magazine blog. So, if you happen to be inspired by the video, give it a shot and enter! There aren't any prizes but she features a bunch of cards each week and it's fun to see your name up there! I would love to see some Dango ladies featured!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Member Monday

The LOAD gallery is just brimming with fun and inspiration! Here are a couple that I noticed today.
First I spied this page by Peggy. I love how the colors match the subject and the rounded corners on the journaling spot and the side strips. They really tie it all together!

Then I noticed this page by karennie34. I love how she combined the purple with the bright sunny reds and yellows. And that sun and banner are amazing!
And finally, last but not least, how cute is this baby album that SimplySusan is working on for her coworker?! Love the colors and the streamlined design.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Quick and Easy Flowers

Here is an idea for some quick and easy flowers that look like the stickers in the
July Sugar Kit (the right sheet in the photo below).

I wanted some different size flowers to coordinate with the sticker flowers, so I just punched a circle from one of the pattern papers, then cut four small triangles out of the circle. Add a button to the middle and you have a flower. You could also make larger flowers by layering a couple of cut circles and then adding the button.

Here is a closeup of the finished flowers. The large flower is a sticker and the two small ones are made from pattern paper. I also added a little bit of Stickles to the petals to make them sparkle.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July Kit Reveal and August Sneaks

Hey all, I wanted to bring you some of the fabulous work that the design team did with the July kits.  Actually, right now, I just have work that 4 of the DTers did with the sugar kit to show you.  Due to high demand of the July spice kit, I was only able to send one to the DT and that one went to Canada where it took awhile to get to Laura due to slow postal issues following the Canada Post shutdown.  Laura will be revealing her projects soon, and I will post those when she does.

Here are my favorite layouts by Ellen, Vanessa, Celeste and Megan using the July Sugar kit, which features Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer and some Little Yellow Bicycle Sweet Summertime.  You can see the rest of the DT's July projects here.  There are still a few of the July sugar kits left, and you can order it in the store.

"Learn" by Ellen Sosnoski

"Going Home" by Vanessa Blythe 

"Jump n Splash!" by Megan Aaron 

"Relax" by Celeste Brodnik 

August Kit Sneak Peeks

The August kits feature brand new papers by a brand new company.  I know that these papers have been very popular in all the CHA reveals, and I am very excited to see them.  I will reveal the full kits soon and they will be up for pre-order so be on the look out.

August Spice Sneak Peek

August Sugar Sneak Peek

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fun Little Tutorial for July's Sugar Kit

Hi Everyone!
Ellen here with a quick tutorial on how to make a window card with the fun cardstock stickers
from LYB.

First up, Place the entire Lemonade stand card on the cardbase so you can line it up. Leave the inside there.

Outline it with pencil so you know where to cut and then cut out with an exacto knife. 
Erase any leftover pencil marks.

And here it is...
It's so cool b/c with the Double Dot Bo Bunny paper, the inside has the stripes and then
the outside has the dots!  :)

And the inside....

Have fun with this month's kits!!! THEY ROCK!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Happy Wednesday! LOAD Update!!!

Just popping in on this great day to remind everyone about LOAD!

For the month of July we have a fun challenge going on called LOAD. It stands for LayOut A Day.
So for every day in July, the DT has come up with some fun challenges to inspire you and help you get through these dog days of summer!

Make sure you check out the forum here and don't forget to sign in here.  

Those winners will be posted SOOOOON :):):):)

Right now there is a copy of ST Create Embellish Idea book up for grabs!!! Just get your layouts "loaded" for the last two weeks of July!!!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Member Monday!!!!!!!!

LOAD is in full swing and the gallery is hopping! We are already into week THREE! Can you believe it??
There are some awesome prizes up for grabs!!!

Here are a few that caught my eye...
Love the festive Patriotic Colors on this  layout from BarbP

And I am a total sucker for Christmas in July!!!!

Check out this fun layout from ChrisJay94!

And Rebecca in MI created this wonderful layout...
that photo is priceless!!!

Make sure you check out the LOAD section of the forum for the challenges.
TONS of inspiration to get your through this summer ;)

Monday, July 4, 2011

{New} Member Monday

LOAD is in full swing at Scrapdango. Please join me in welcoming one of our new members, LauraB., that is joining us for LOAD. Laura is an english teacher and mom of 3 from Blacksburg, Virginia. She's already jumped right in and completed 3 layouts for the LOAD challenge. Here's one of her beautiful daughter.