Thursday, February 28, 2013

Challenge #32

With this challenge, it is time to say good-bye to Term 2.  With that, we are saying good-bye to some fabulous team members.  I'd like to thank each and every member for their time and dedication.  I was proud to reveal each members page for the challenges.  I've seen all of them grow while they were members of Color Me Scrappy.  Sometimes, our color combos are a little unconventional.  I guess that is why we call them challenges, but they stepped up to every challenge.

Way to go team!

Let's move on to the challenge...

Wow, take a look at those colors!  Beautiful!


The twist? Use a WHITE background.
This challenge runs from
2/28/13 through 3/14/13


Stephanie Stanton


Oh, and let's not forget about this month's fabulous prize!

The Beary Scrap has generously given a $20 GC to their store.  We will randomly draw a name from the February participants.  And remember, the more you play, the more chances you have to win.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Challenge #31

Oh ... I'm sooooo ready for winter to be over.  Here in Michigan we've been freezing lately ... although we've had some sunny days (which is really rare!) and that has helped my mood and motivation immensely!   Do you remember when I told you about how Lisa and I were doing a '100 pages before buying' challenge?  Well I'm pleased to say that I'm up to 71 pages and Lisa is right on my heels at 68!  Our goal is to be finished by the time the Mega Meet happens (Mother's Day Weekend) and I think we'll have no problems meeting that deadline!  

This will be the last reveal for a few of our Design Team members ... we have loved having each and every one of them.  They all have a unique style and have brought so much diversity to Color Me Scrappy .. I hope you'll take the time to stop by their blogs and wish them well ... 

Time to talk prizes again! 

Let's not forget that our Februrary sponsor is The Beary Scrap!  Be sure to check out or sponsor's page to help show our support.  They have the latest and greatest supplies on the market, not to mention some fabulous sales going on right now!
Hint hint:  Check out their Washi Tape section!!

The Beary Scrap has generously given a $20 GC to their store!!!

The Twist:  Use LOTS of layers on your page!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

March 1 Changes

We're so excited to be starting a new term at Color Me Scrappy.  We love revealing new talent on our blog with every challenge.  It's exciting to see the growth of our blog as well as the growth of each DT member.  I know, personally, my style has evolved since starting CMS.  Each challenge drives me to think outside the box, and I love it!

Color Me Scrappy is still new.  We have only been revealing challenges for 10 months.  Our 1 year anniversary is right around the corner.  We are excited for what the future holds for us.

With the start of the 3rd term at Color Me Scrappy, we will be making some minor changes.  We've listened to some feedback and made some adjustments.  We found the weekly challenges that overlapped a bit confusing, but only giving a week to complete each challenge will be too overwhelming.

We love having the color combo + the "extra".  All the feedback we've received has shown that YOU love the changes too.  So, how do we resolve this?

Here are the changes:
  • We've decided to go back to challenges being revealed on the 1st and the 15th of each month.
  • There will be one team.
  • The reveal on the 1st will be color combo + sketch.
  • The reveal on the 15th will be color combo + technique.
We hope that you are as excited as we are with the changes.  This keeps the blog simple and easy to follow along.  Thank you for being faithful followers.  We are looking forward to your layouts to come!

Lisa and Pam

Monday, February 18, 2013

DT Favorites - January

The January challenges were fabulous, weren't they?  We loved how different each challenge was, but we loved your creations even more!  Fabulous work followers!

We'd love to invite our DT Favorites to be guest designers for our March challenges.

They are:

If you are interested in being a guest designers for CMS, send an email to We will reply with the March challenges so you can get started.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


I'd like to take this time to thank everyone who applied for our latest DT Call.  We were pleased with the number of applicants.  That number increases each time we have a DT Call and that makes our job of choosing that much more difficult.  We really appreciate our faithful followers.

If you did not make the team, don't let that discourage you.  We only had a handful of openings.

Without further ado, our new DT Members are:


My name is Mary Bennetts and I have been scrapping for about 9 years. I have always loved pretty papers, stationary and photo's, so scrapbooking is the perfect craft for me, I must say it is more a passion than a craft. I do something scrap related nearly every day.
I am married with 3 grown children, 2 adorable Grandchildren and one very spoilt old dog named Scruffy. I live at Orange NSW, we grow nearly everything , but no Oranges! I love to travel, enjoy reading and meeting friends for coffee.
When I am scrapping the photo and story tend to dictate what style the layout takes, and I like to try new techniques and I am totally addicted to all things scrappy.

Wendy Crowe

I have been a happy scrapper for 15 years now. It helps that I have 3 willing subjects, my kids! I have 2 girls (Brittany - 22 and Jessica -10) and my little guy (Jason -5). With this age range, I can pretty much scrap just about every subject out there. Which makes me a happy shopper…i mean, scrapper. :) My style is pretty simple and clean, but I'm willing to try any technique at least once. Nothing wrong with trying new things!
I am from a small town in Northern Ontario Canada where we've been having crazy winter weather lately. I have a secret passion for scrapbooking and cardmaking. I have always had a creative side; sketching, drawing, painting, mixed media... I have tried them all and I love it! I am married to the sweetest man who loves to travel. We have 2 beautiful children together and 2 spoiled Siamese cats. I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years now. I love how it has evolved and grown. Keeps me ready to create :)

Manda Moore

My name is Manda and I am a graphic designer living in Melbourne, Australia. I love all things paper and being creative. My first adventure into the world of paper crafting was back in 2005 when I started making cards to give to family and friends, I soon became so addicted to card making and the next logical step was to move onto scrapbook pages and since then I have never looked back. I am a bit of a sketch and challenge addict because I find them as a great starting point. I am owner of Mandalika Designs, an online store selling both printable and physical journal cards and elements for scrapbooking that I have designed myself. I have recently been lucky enough to be involved in starting Life. Paper. Scrapbook which is a quarterly online magazine and blog celebrating scrapbooking in Australia (and the rest of the world). The first issue is set to be released on March 27.

Crystal Schneider

I live in Iowa with my husband and 2 beautiful daughters. I'm very lucky to be a stay at home mom to my girls. Both my girls are in school full time now they are in 1st and 3rd grade. Now that they are in school I spend my free time at the gym, volunteering at school, taking an online photography class to improve my photography skills and scrapbooking. I started scrapbooking over ten years ago (wow that makes me feel old). My first scrapbook was my wedding book looking back at it I can see how my style has evolved. My style has changed over the years just like the different trends in scrapbooking have come and gone. We moved last summer for my husbands job so I was lucky enough to get a room to use for my scrapbooking so I am able to leave projects out as I go. My dream would be to some day have a project published in a scrapbook magazine I just love to show people my work and hope that I inspire them some way. 

Let's give our new DT members a warm welcome.  They will be working on the first reveal in March, so stay tuned.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Challenge #30

Happy Valentine's Day!  The day to spend with your loved ones.  I used to think about this holiday as a Hallmark (made up) holiday, but what better way to remind you to tell the one's you love how much they mean to you.  Do we need a special day to do this?  No, but it does stand as a nice reminder.

I had a friend of mine go into the hospital this week and it just reminds you how quickly something could happen.  Tell those you love, that you LOVE them.  Tell them everyday!

Let's not forget that our Februrary sponsor is The Beary Scrap!  Be sure to check out or sponsor's page to help show our support.  They have the latest and greatest supplies on the market, not to mention some fabulous sales going on right now!
Hint hint:  Check out their Washi Tape section!!

The Beary Scrap has generously given a $20 GC to their store!!!

Take a look at this challenge...

The Twist:  Use the word FRESH in your title or journaling

This challenge runs from

Februrary 14


Februrary 28.

Check out what the design team came up with!

Sharon Fritchman

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Challenge #29

Did you know that we're having a Design Team Call right now?  Do we have your application?  No?  Well ... you still have time, what are you waiting for?!   Some of our veteran Designers are leaving us this term so we've got space for talented women to join our awesome team!

Check out the detail HERE!

Time to talk about prizes for February!  Yeah!  The Beary Scrap is sponsoring us this month!

The Beary Scrap has generously given a $20 GC to their store!!!  Be sure to check out their site for the latest and the greatest supplies on the market!

Here's your palette for Challenge #29 ... the twist is to use the sketch by our own fantastically talented Christina Collins!