Friday, July 1, 2011


have a new Design Team for 2011....AND I AM ON THE TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooo excited and over the moon to be part of this amazing international colour challenge site!!!!


The team members are:
Janet Perafan-Babar - USA

Continuing from our 2010 Team:
Bente Fagerberg - Sweden
Debbi Tehrani - USA
Kaori Watanabe - Japan
Kim Moreno - USA
LG Belarmino - Philippines
Maiko Kosugi - Japan
Nadia Cannizzo - Australia
Ria Mojica - Philippines
Sarah Klemish - USA
Susan Dupre - USA
Susan Stringfellow - USA
Wendy Kwok - Singapore

And Introducing….
Cynthia Lloréns - Brazil
Eva Pizarro - Chile
Fi Kenward - Australia
Helen Tilbury - South Africa
Jasmine Shea - Australia
Kaori Fujimoto - Japan
Karen Watson - Australia
Kelly Holbrook - USA
Lilith Eeckels - Belgium
Marilyn Rivera - Puerto Rico
Melinda Thompson - Australia - thats me!!!!
Milagros C. Rivera - Puerto Rico
Nancy Burke - USA
Nomura Tomomi - Japan
Tanya Tahir - Australia
Tina Walker - USA

Congratulations to them all!!!
I also spy a few of my Aussie scrappy friends on the list...very exciting!!!

Anyway on to the this weeks challenge.....

This week's Designer Challenge: Focus on Style - Retro, Shabby or Heritage. What is your style? Bring it on!!! Use a vintage design in your projects (layouts or cards) this week.

 Colour Palette is this fun one......

You Colour my World..... well where did I get my inspiration from??? Seeing as tho I wasn't around in this era I didn't have any suitable photos to scrap to me when I see pictures like these I always imagine how fun, loud and colourful life must have been, pretty much what these little boys have brought into my life.  Vintage...well not really great at creating vintage layouts but I had a go....

Using some yummy prima flowers and prima vine with some Tim Holtz film....

Some Tim Holtz vintage stickers and metal clock face...

And lastly my paint brush and nib.  I can't take credit for this idea as I had seen it somewhere..not sure where now...sorry...but I stored it away for future reference.  A few days before I started this layout I received a Tim Holtz nib thingy in the mail with one of my kits....the light bulb went off and I knew exactly how I was going to use it....just attached it to an old paint brush.

The sponsor for this month is Miss Art's Papercrafting School. The prize is 2 Extra Credit 30-day Subscriptions, which will grant the winner access to all of our classes, live chats, contests, and more during a 30-day period. Each subscription is a $15 value. Submit your newly created projects - layout or card (we want to see more cards!) with this week’s combo before the deadline, midnight Wednesday, USA Eastern time, each challenge week for a chance to win the prize giveaway! Our current time is displayed on the right sidebar on the main page, plus there is a countdown timer as well.

Would LOVE to see some of my followers have a go....its not scary just remember that you can use little bits of white, black or kraft with this colour combo.

Sorry for such a long post...will be back later to put up the Stuck Sketches July 1st sketch and the Purple Pumpkin sketch challenge.

Thanks for visiting and for your wonderful comments :)))


  1. CONGRATS Min!!!!!!!! You are AMAZING!!!! Of course you made the team. Your layout is incredible...STUNNING...gorgeous. B-)

  2. sigh sigh sigh.. MIN you ROCK!!! that page is just AMAZING.. STUNNINg.. um.. I dont know if there is a word to discribe it :))
    No wonder your on the team, you ROCK :))
    enjoy your weekend.x

  3. Wow, wow, wow...this is simply gobsmacking!!! Love it! Congrats on your news, very exciting! :)

  4. aww, congrats Min - you totally deserve this DT spot - all your work is just super and I love your take on the current challenge - looking forward to seeing what you do for CCG!! xx

  5. mega congrats !!! so well deserved and so good to see your name up in lights .. so thrilled for you ..
    Now your LO ... OMG !!!! WOWZER with a capital W.. I absolutely love it, I'm going back to see more ... big hugz x

  6. Holey dooooley!! Thats one heck of a layout!! Huge congrats you totally deserve it!! That page is stunning!!!

  7. GO MIN, GO MIN. I was sure your name would be in lights and this LO shows exactly why. Your work is awesome. You know I love it.

  8. Woohoo!!!!! Huge CONGRATS Min, They'd be mad not to have you on the team, your scrapping really is amazing.
    This LO is just breathtaking, WOW! Cheers, Leonie.xx

  9. Hello again...considering I find your creations totally inspiring, I was touched by your comment on my blog...I had to pop back & say a huge thank you!!! x

  10. Awesome news Min! Huge congrats to you!! Love that layout - just gorgeous!! xx

  11. Oh wow, how wonderful you are on the team, you so deserve it and this is one of the very reasons why: wow. this layout is so stunning, I love love love the layers, oh wow, I haven't felt this inspired for over a month, might just scrap tonight. Love to you. MElx

  12. Congratulations, your layout was amazing, love your style!

  13. Congrats Min!!! That layout is just STUNNING!!!

  14. Congrats Min!! I am sooo happy to be working with you on the team! Your layout is amazing!!!

  15. WOO HOO huge congrats Min.. so excited for you!! Your creations are always absolutely stunning, so I'm not surprised you were chosen as part of the DT :))) hugs

  16. OMG that layout is AWESOME and a BIG CONGRATS Melinda, well deserved!!

  17. HUGE CONGRATS! SOOOOOO happy for you :o)

  18. Woohoo! Congrats Min!! Thats awesome and this layout shows exactly why you're on the team!! Stunning work! :)

  19. HUGE CONGRATULATION my dear and sweet friend!!!!!!
    I´m so glad to be in the same time of are such a wonderful always be so nice with me....I´m very honored to work in the same time as you!!!
    I wish a wonderful weekend !!
    Kisses and huges from Brazil

  20. Min this layout is supburb just stunning!!!!!!!!!congrats you deserve to be on the team have fun.Take care Kerry xx

  21. Well, well, well, my friend...a BIG CONGRATS to you! Soooooooooooooo deserved, your lo's are always so awesome! LOVE what you created for the challenge...just gorgeous!

    Hugs, Sandi :)

  22. Huge congrats, Melinda! Your work is amazing, and I'm so happy you're on the team!

  23. Woweee Min.... gosh, i go away for a couple of days and look what happens!! lol! congrats matey - what a fabulous gig.. and that lo! WOW - i just adore every little bit of it!! you are just doing some amazing stuff lately and i love it all!! hugs xx

  24. Woohoo!!! Congrats Min. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout.

  25. HUGE congrats Min!!!! Sorry, I only just saw this post! I am not surprised about your spot though, your work is always STUNNING, to say the least! XXX

  26. wooohooooooooo sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited for you Melinda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Congratulations!!!!!!!! I am very happy for you Melinda and a big fun of your work!!! Stunning layout as always..I love all the bits and pieces you use!!!

  28. CONGRATS!!!!!! Such a wonderful opportunity for you! You are SO talented with colour combos - so this is perfect :-)
    AND ...
    that page - wow, just amazing, what else can I say! I think you should frame it ;-)

  29. Who could not pick you with a layout like that?! Wowzer girl you are going from strength to strength - hyper, hyper talented with a truly unique style. Huge congrats & so well-deserved!!