Monday, September 26, 2011

Member Monday

I love fall...the colors, the temperatures, the falling leaves....and of course Halloween! I really love the photos and design of Lisa's Pick the perfect pumpkin layout!!!!!!

With Schools in going on right now, there are so many awesome projects in the gallery right now so stop by the gallery to get some inspiration!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sugar Kit Tips

Good Morning!

Today we have some kit tips from Celeste.

Tip 1.) Unscrew the cap of the walnut ink and flick the end to make paint-like drops on your project. Be sure to store the open container somewhere where it can not easily be tipped over while you are doing this (learned from experience ).

Tip 2.)  If the words on the tags don't work for your layout, cover them with word stickers from the sticker sheet.

Tip 3.)  Don't throw away the strips that you cut off the bottom of your papers. They have a fun border that can be fussy cut and used on your projects. I used some on this card.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bustin' out Old kits

So I looooved my July Spice kit so much 
that I used it AGAIN!

I cut all the little journaling cards from the Simple Stories papers and saved them so I used them on this layout for the background.

I also used the ribbons for banners, too. 

 I challenge you to bust out an old kit and get at it!!!

Have a great day! 


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Teacher's Pet


Such a cool layout ... love the visual triangles and the red...


Make sure you check in the School's In Thread for all the awesome

Monday, September 19, 2011

Member Monday!!!!!!!!

Happy Monday!!!

We love Mondays around here...we get to highlight YOU!

Make sure you check out the gallery here for some awesome inspiration.

Did you know that School  is in???  Members are working like mad to get their homework done for Scrapdango's 2011 School's In month long celebration.

I don't know about you but I love love love to read and this Bookmark challenge is the best!
So today, for Member Monday, we are going to highlight some bookmarks from Pop Quiz #3.

First up is one by kshanley:
LOVING these buttons!

AND look at these super cute details on SimplySusan's bookmark. The arrows and book...TOO cute!

I love love all the inking stamping on this bookmark by ChillyCharlie:

And who isn't a sucker for flowers??? Loving this bookmark from Kristin:

And stripes are so hot right now! Super cute bookmark from lostinadream:

Have a great week!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Member Monday

Happy Monday Everyone (well almost end of Monday).  Hope that you all had a great start to the week.  We are half way through Week #2 of School's In at Scrapdango and everyone is doing fabulous on all the challenges.  The design team did have the tough task of picking the Teacher's Pet for Week #1.  That person was:

Audrey (audreykit) with this layout:

There are also many other stand-out layouts in the gallery.  Here are a few that really caught my eye.

Crazy Summery Days by Kimmy (lostinadream)

Love that Smile by Sue (using the August Spice Kit)

& Pizza by Lisa (pictures2pages)

Looking forward to many more fantastic layouts during School's In.  You still have a couple days (until Wed. at midnight EST) to get in your Week #2 Core Class Challenge for a draw, but you have all month to complete the elective class challenges and pop quizzes. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Submit with Scrapdango Kits

I rarely think of submitting to magazines before I make a layout. Sometimes after the fact I look through and see what calls might fit my page. For those of you that receive Scrapdango Kits, I thought it might be useful to compile a list of current call that would work with the August kits. That way you can jump right in with a plan in mind, and maybe get published! There is also a sketch challenge happening over at the Authentique blog. Get crackin' cause it's due Sept 14!

Most of the magazines right now are looking for Spring layouts. I think the yellows and blues of the Authentique would go perfect with Spring photos. The blue also works well for some of the Winter calls.

Here the links and a few of the specific calls:

Creating Keepsakes - Due Sept 14

Call for Baby Layouts
Have you created a layout using baby photos of your niece, nephew, godchild, grandchild, or friend’s child? If so, we’d love to see how you scrapbooked photos of a baby that wasn’t your own. Send a scan or photo of your layout to along with a complete list of supplies and any techniques you used on your layout by September 14, 2011.
Priority will be given to 2-page, multi photo layouts.

Calling All Sketch Artists
Creating Keepsakes wants to see your fresh, never-before-published pages about babies and family following this CK Sketch. Send us a scan or digital photo of your layout, along with a supply list and short description of any cool techniques you used to create it by Wednesday, September 14, 2011 to with “CK Sketches” in the subject line. Please include your contact information, a complete list of supplies and details about the techniques you used on your layout in the body of the e-mail. Your page could be published in an upcoming issue!
Priority will be given to 2-page, multi photo layouts.
CK Sketch 300x148 Submit

Scrapbooks Etc - Due Sept 22

It may be back-to-school time, but we’re already thinking about spring! We’re searching for your best spring-y layouts and projects, from scrapbook pages about Easter, flowers, and playing outdoors to paper craft projects such as Easter baskets and DIY flowers.
To submit your pages, e-mail a scan or photograph of your layout to by Thursday, September 22. Please type “Spring” in the subject line. Limit submissions to three per person, and keep attached files less than 500k.

Scrapbook and Cards Today - Due Oct 3

"wonderful winter call"
Scrapbook & Cards Today is pleased to announce its “Wonderful Winter” call. Scrapbook & Cards Today is a beautiful, seasonally inspired free publication that can be found in both Canadian and US independent scrapbook stores. It can also be downloaded internationally, in its entirety and for free, by visiting
Scrapbook & Cards Today would love to see your artwork—including layouts, cards, and altered projects with the following themes:
  • holiday celebrations
  • winter fun-both outdoors and in
  • the "perfect" winter day
  • Valentine's Day!
Scrapbook Trends/Cards/Create ... Due dates vary


Happy Scrapbooking....and good luck to those of you that submit :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Member Monday

School's In is in full swing over at the Scrapdango forums.

Here are some of my favorite layouts from the past few days of School's in:

I really like the blocks of patterned paper and journaling cards in this one from chillycharlie


This one from #3sagirl has some great vintage elements

 Kristin's 2 pager is awesome with the fussy cutting and the banner title

Keep those layouts coming! And look for more "classes" coming up on Thursday :)