Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Last game for Crowned

I posted some pageant trivia on the forum. Hop over and give it a try before the end of the month for an easy point in the competition.

Don't forget that the person with the most posts over the month wins the Miss Congeniality prize!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Crowned Talent Competition

Jess' challenge for this week is for you to create an embellishment, emboss, ink, paint, etc... something that shows your talent!

Remember, entries for this one must be in by midnight on the 31st!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Song Lyrics challenge entries

Our girls stepped up their entries to Ana's song challenge this week. Thanks so much for playing along, ladies.

Only one more week until someone takes home the crown!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sing, Sing a Song

Ok, well, not singing. And you are lucky because, trust me you don't want to hear me sing.  The challenge by Ana for this week is to use a song lyrics as your page title.  Here is her darling sample:

Tell me a Story

So to get you ready for all your tv interviews, tell all books and all that comes with being a beauty queen we are going to start a story.

The catch is, sometimes beauty and brains don't always go together, so we will only use 3 words at a time.

Come and see the story and add your own twist:

Monday, May 21, 2012

Week 3 Swimsuit Competition

Here was the challenge that our contestants had to work within this week:

This challenge is to start with the basics and see what you can co with it. This week the only paper you may use is single color cardstock. You may do what you want to it - stamp it, ink it, spritz it, spray it, tear it, emboss it or anything else you care to - but whatever is done is what you have done to it. This goes for all paper on you layouts - no printed embellies unless you are the one that stamped it etc. 

And of course why do people not in a competition wear a swim suit? Why to swim of course. So taking some inspiration from the water in which we swim, your project needs to have some blue on it. It can be blue in the photos, embellishments, paper, journaling etc, but it needs to be obvious. 

Here are this week's entries:

check back to see who the winner is!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Week 2 Winners...

Congrats to the follow winners of Week 2 Competition...

1st: Cindy Lynn

2nd: icyspider

3rd: joybear

Great job ladies!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Want some extra points?

This week only...

Lets "put our rockstar jackets on" or cool sunglasses or whatever.

Take a picture of yourself dressed like a rockstar or just plain rocking out and get an extra point for this week.

Check it out here

Friday, May 18, 2012

Crowned Week 3

Have you checked out the Week 3 Challenge on the message board? If you haven't...check it out here.

The contest is in full swing, but there is still time to play!!!

Here is Kimberly's example:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Congrats Week 1 Winners

And the winners for Week one are as follows:

1st icyspider

2nd Jan

3rd Cindy Lynn

Well done ladies and congrats.  Can't wait to see what you have for us for next week.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mom's Kitchen

If you haven't stopped by the Crowned Folder in the Forum this week you really need to.  Heather's challenge is all about Pagent Mom's.  And DT member did this fabulous layout all about her "Mom's Kitchen."

Remember you have until Monday to get your project in.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Crowned week 2: Pageant Moms!

We would be remiss to have a pageant competition and leave out those loveable, low-key pageant moms! My challenge to you is to create something for a mom in honor of Mother's Day. It can be a layout, card, or altered art. It can be made for your mom, your mother-in-law, a grandmother, a friend or sibling that is a great mom, yourself... anyone that is a mother figure. I used the May Sugar kit to create this for my mom (I just need to get a frame!) The pictures of her grandkids will go on the largest 9 circles. The three flowers at the bottom with the initials represent my sisters and I.
I was inspired by this! Entries must be posted by midnight EST Sunday, May 13th. I hope you can play along with us this week!

Sunday, May 6, 2012


May Kits Now Available!


see here for more info -

The first week of Crowned is ending tonight.  Don't forget to post your layout in the gallery and on the forum.  Here is a mothers day card that I made using the May Sugar Kit.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Kimberly's Sugar kit Reveal

These kits are wonderful.  They are so versatile.  The colors are great and the embellishments are super. I had some old fall and Thanksgiving pictures which I used an d they came out wonderfully.  At the same time I had pictures of an Easter Egg hunt that my daughter did and I could use the same papers for those too - really there  is something for everyone and all times and seasons.
 Every year I take the kids to the park and we have a fall photo shoot.  This is about the only time that I can get them to pose for pictures so I take advantage of it.  This is my son on at last years photo shoot.  I love the fall look with the colors that matched the pictures.
 This was taking on Thanksgiving and once again you can see how well the papers and embellishments (the bingo card was from last month's kit) just fit together and made a great page
 I don't only have fall photos but I have spring as well.  See how well the papers from this kit make a brighty and sunny spring layout.  Gotta love it.
 The cards I made had the same spring feel.  I am actually eagerly awaiting a birthday or need for a thankyou card so I can use these bright and sunny cards.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Shannon's May Spice Kit Reveal

I had so much fun working with this kit. So many awesome elements...and a little sander (for the queen of distressing!!)

Here is what I have come up with so far...

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jessica's May Sugar Kit Reveal

Hello Jessica here and I'm revealing the May Sugar Kit.  For some reason this kit screamed cards to me.  I've created 5 cards total, 1 single and 1 double layout.  Plus, I have another card in the works sitting on my scrap desk as we speak. 

Now I know what you are thinking that I only posted 3 of the 5 cards I've completed.  Well, Crowned started up just a few days ago on the Scrapdango Forum.  Come on over and check it out.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Heather's May Sugar kit reveal

I had been WAITING for this kit! These releases from Studio Calico and Crate Paper go so well together, I want to order another one! Be sure to mark your calendar for May 5th, when the new kits go on sale. :) So many great boy colors were in this kit. I rarely use pink in my son's book, but I like the pop that it gives this page...
I used almost every patterned paper in this layout with a picture from my parents's wedding. I was inspired by this layout from Susan Weinroth and used 30 hearts to represent their 30 years of marriage.
I wanted to feature the fab patterns again on this double layout, but there are so many awesome embellishments, that I had to work them in, too.
Lastly, I made this mini gratitude journal for my goddaughter with a Jenni Bowlin circle album. It's adorable, just like her.
Stay tuned this week for more reveals!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ana's May Spice Kit Reveal

Ana here with my May Spice Kit reveal.  Can I just say how much I LOVE this kit.  I am a HUGE fan of distressing and core'dinations, and this kit came with a distressing tool and dot core'dinations.  So fun.  Another of my favorite things is misting and it came with these super banners that when you mist them they show texture.  So cool.  Oh, and it came with mist.  Awesome.  So here are a few of my layouts and a card.

Ok there you have it.  And remember that the May  Crowned Contest begins today, May 1st.  So if you haven't already stopped by the forum and signed up to play, get over there NOW.