Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Scrapdango Spring DT Blog Hop

Welcome to the Dango Girls' Blog Hop. I'm so glad you hopped on over to my pad. We've got a lot of fun coming your way for the weekend and through the week. If you just happened to hop on over here and didn't know about this blog hop, then hop on over to the Scrapdango Blog where you should start this hopping good time. Okay, enough with all the hopping. Let's get down to scrappiness.

We have a brand new DT over at Scrapdango, and this blog hop is a way to introduce them. You will learn a little about each of them, and they will each post a challenge. You have until next Friday the 20th at midnight EST to post comments on each blog and to complete the DT challenges. There will also be other ways to earn draws, and one lucky person is going to win a fantastic prize of one of Scrapdango's fabulous kits chock full of scrappy goodness. Here is the breakdown of how you can earn draws.

--1 draw by posting comments on each DT member's blog (must comment on all blogs to get the draw)
--1 draw for each challenge that you complete. Please provide a link to y
our challenge in a comment.
--1 draw for becoming or already being a Scrapdango Blog follower
--1 draw for becoming or already being a fan of Scrapdango on Facebook
--2 draws for correctly answering quiz questions on the DT members. The quiz can be found on the Scrapdango forum at http://www.scrapdango.com/forums/sho...705#post154705


About Me:
My name is Megan aka megamay and I am thrilled to be on the Scrapdango design team this term! I work as a software engineer and live outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with my husband, 5 year old daughter, and our 8 year old Beagle. I have been scrapping for about 6 years, since my husband and I came back from a 3 month backpacking trip to Europe. I started scrapbooking with a goal of preserving memories, but now I do it because I love EVERYTHING about it. I love the feel and smell of the papers. I love the online community. I love preserving my memories and expressing my creativity. I love having alone time and being able to relax through artistic creation. Yep, I love it all!
I describe my style as layered and detailed with lots of color and plenty of clean lines and whitespace. How's that for a mouthful? And totally clear as mud right? You will see what I mean though as you get to know my work. My favorite manufacturers right now are Webster's Pages, Sassafras Lass and My Mind's Eye - probably in that order although that changes sometimes. I love using texture, in fact I can't make a flat page EVER! There has to be some dimension and some softness - whether it comes from ribbons, or distressing. Oh and speaking of distressing: I ink EVERYTHING! It is a rare occurrence that the edge of a paper escapes my ink pads.



Here is my challenge: Use this piece of art as inspiration - take the colors, the theme, use it as a sketch, whatever
Here is my example. I used the colors for inspiration:

And now you want to head on to Ellen's blog.

18 comments:

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous page example Megan! I love your style! Thanks fro a great challenge.

Allison Cope said...

Megan... do you have a link to the next person's blog?

Nicole said...

FUN Challenge! Great example!!

Miss Jaster said...

very pretty LO!

KellyG said...

Awesome layout!

{E} said...

Great LO! Love the colors too.

Cheryl said...

great layout Megan. I love your scrapbooking style.

Laura said...

fab ad and layout!

Ange said...

Love the grid design on your lo.

audrey said...

Great challenge...love those colours together.

Patricia said...

Love this page! Great inspiration!

GinniG said...

LOVE your page Megan!!!! Great challenge too!

ashjoy said...

Fun challenge!
And fun page, love the doodeling!

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

I love the pop of red in your layout!

Sharpie said...

Hard challenge, brown and orange aren't my colours. Maybe it's time to scrap about my morning coffee!

Lynn said...

Fun inspiration piece, Megan! Love the layouts you did from it too!

Kim said...

Beautiful LO! I love how you did the circles behind the pic!

HisahoSB said...

Your layout is fantastic. Sorry I ran out of time to do this challenge, but I have lots of coffee stuff to scrap.