Sunday, August 12, 2012

Scrapdango update

Unfortunately July was Scrapdango's last month of kits. When I took over in January I certainly did not plan for it to come to an end so soon, but for a number of reasons I won't be able to continue the club.

All kits are still on sale (only $19.95!) while supplies last.

Thank you for your support this year!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Shannon's July Color challenge

Does anyone remember the color schemes of the 50's? I remember my aunt had all teal appliances for YEARS after!! Not sure I am ready for that trend to come back in my kitchen...but we're bringing it back for your challenge!!

Use the colors in the picture (any or all) for inspiration to create a color-inspired layout!

And here is Shannon's example

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kimberely's 50s Food Challenge

Remember those old TV dinners that were new back then?

They were convenient but they never tasted all that good because everything tasted like metal.

So for this challenge make a layout about food - anything will do, cooking it, eating it, have it on a picture, use it as a title etc. And to remember those dinners, have some metal somewhere on the page.

And look at this wonderful summery page by Celeste.

So make a page about food and join us in the forum.  

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jessica's 50's Challenge

Jessica works for a company that has been around 50+ years. I was doing some rearranging/cleaning a few weeks back and came across this Paymaster check machine.

Her  challenge for you is tools/machines. Dust off your border punches, cricut, scoring board, heat gun, etc..

And here is an example from Jan. 

I LOVE how she used paper that shows and older model camera.  Great job Jan.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Heather's Drive-in challenge

For our 50's Sock Crop Heather brought back the idea of the "drive in" with a shopping list challenge... picture it being on a board with a speaker.

Order up at least three menu items + any number of pictures and include them on your layout. Just like salt and pepper, pen and adhesive are freebies.

5 buttons
3 journaling cards
6 patterned papers
one sheet of cardstock
15 brads
sketch from a previous Scrapdango challenge
7 flowers
punched or die-cut items

Yum yum!

And Mary created this stunning page,

Mary used 5 buttons, 6 patterned papers, 1 sheet of cardstock (cut up to mat the photos), 15 brads, Thickers, and a punched circle.

So stop by the forum and show us your page using this challenge.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Fall Releases

Have you seen any of the new fall releases yet?  Come on over to the forum where our wonderful Heather has posted them up for you to get your sneek peak all in one spot.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Member Monday

Another week has come and gone and here we are back to Monday.   This weeks Member for Monday is lostinadream.  I love the yellow mixed in with the stars and buttons.

I love the kits here - they are all a wonderful combination of papers and embellishments with everything coordinated.  All I need to do is reach for something and I know that it will match.  However just like anything else, there are ones which appeal to me more than others.  This month was simply wonderful.  I was truly like a kid in a candy store.  My only problem this month was choosing between things. Since I have been working with these kits, my stash has languished.  I never touch my old things - I don't need to everything I need or want comes from the kit.
 Cards are a favorite of mine. I like to keep a stash of them so I can send them at a moment's notice.
 Double sided paper is like a double dip of ice cream - twice as good.  I really liked using the double sided prints to make the tea bag folded flowers.
 I hide a secret love for chipboard.  It doesn't seem the rage that it once was but it is still a scrapbooker's staple.  I love the little hexagons that were in the kit.  I also used the ink that was in last month's kit to give this page a more masculine feel.
The paper for this page was just so sweet.  it went so well with the pictures.  It was so easy that it almost made itself.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Shannon's Spice Kit Reveal

The July kit was SO awesome! Complete with the Escape line from My Little Yellow Bicycle, there is enough paper and embellishments to keep you busy scrapping for hours!

Here are a few things I came up with...

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to grab your July Spice Kit!! You won't be sorry!!!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Welcome Cindy Lynn!

Cindy is our guest designer for this month since she won the Crowned competition back in May.

Welcome Cindy!

Here is what she created with her spice kit this month:

Cindy Lynn also posted a challenge for the 50's Sock "Crop". Come along and play with us!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Jessica's July Spice Kit Reveal

Today is my Reveal Day here at Scrapdango.  I love the colors in the months Spice Kit they are by far my favorite color combo yet.

6x6 Folded Mini Album - Cover and Inside

Baby Shower Card and Matching 4-1/2x6 Folded Mini Album

Single Layout - Strawberry Picking
Double Layout - Water Park
Birthday Card

Monday, July 2, 2012

50's Sock Crop

We are having a swinging good time this month At the Hop.

Most of the challenges have been posted (thanks for your patience as our team recovers from last week's storms!) and games will be scattered throughout the month.

All challenges are due at the end of the month.

Come dance along!

Heather's July reveal

This month's Sugar kit screams Summer (and, oddly, three of my four layouts were from winter! LOL.).

I love hexagons, so I turned my double-layout into a hexagon party!

The sheet of Webster's Pages tags begged to be featured on a page, too:

On this next layout, I wanted to show how well the papers blended, so I punched ton of hearts and arranged them into large flowers.

And, this intertwined swirly line sheet made me think of stained-glass windows, which reminded me of the theater where I took my DD to see the Lion King. I used my exacto knife to carve out parts of it and placed different patterns behind each. Once that was set up, I spread crackle glaze over top to give it a fun stained glass look. I love how it turned out!

I also made two cards, and the end result reminded me of why I don't make too many cards... :( I am just NOT a card designer but am incredibly jealous of those that are! :)

Hop on over to the store on July 5th to pick up your kit!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It is week 4 of the sketch challenge and this is this weeks sketch.  It was a sketch from the sugar team using the sugar kit and we challenged the spice team to use the sketch.

here is what Shannon came up with:

This one is Jessica's:
Please join the fun and make your own page using the sketch. and post it in the gallery and on the forum

Monday, June 25, 2012

Member Monday

This week the member spotlight is shining brightly on Kimmy.  She used one of the sketches to make this sweet page  Isn't it great - and personally, I love the spritz of mist - just the perfect touch.  So congrats to Kimmy!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Another week of sketches!!

This week the DT has challenged each other by creating sketches for each of us to use. The Spice team made the sketches and the Sugar team created.

Here are the sketches...

Check out the MESSAGE BOARD to see what the Sugar team came up with and to post your own creations based on either sketch...or BOTH!! You never know when one of your layouts will be featured on the blog!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Reminder - SI Sketch Challenge

Don't forget to play along with us this week for a chance to win a $20 gc to scrapdang.

and for added inspiration here is what the DT did with the sketch.






Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My Sketch World Winner

The winner for the first sketch challenge is Kimmy.  Congrats Kimmy and here is her fabulous page.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Week 2 of our June Sketch Scraptacular

For week 2 we paired up with the ning site, Sketch Inspirations.  They gave us this fabulous sketch to play with,

Visit our forum and the ning site and see what we have done with it.  I hope you play along because one lucky person will win a $20 gc to scrapdango. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Member Monday

Hey everyone.  Ana here with this weeks Member Monday.    This page from Bev caught my eye, using the week 1 sketch from My Sketch World.  I love the stamped background on this page.

Congrats Bev on being this week's spotlight on Member Monday.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sugar is so sweet!

I feel like I am saying this all the time, but it is true - I just loved this kit!
 The papers are so fresh and whimsical!  The embellishments are super and just look at those adorable flowers!
 How can I not love all the coordinating papers that are in this kit?  I just have to love them all - I am sure that you feel the same.
 This is a mini album made from the kit for a graduate.  I was able to leave room for her to embellish  and still use the delicious kit

Doesn't this paper just make it look like a party on a page - that is what I think, and I love it.