Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summer Design Team Reveal

Hello everyone and welcome to our 2017 Summer Design Team Reveal!  I so appreciate each and every one of you who took the time to apply and please know that just because you were not selected this time is not a knock against your talent.  There were just so many application to choose from.  It was a very difficult decision to select just a few!

In as much as we are welcoming new members, we are also saying good-bye to several members of our team.   I do appreciate all the time, talent and effort they have brought to the Colorful Creations team and I do hope that you will play along with us from time to time!

Now without further ado, let's meet the newest members of the Colorful Creations Design Team!


Please help me welcome each of these ladies to the team by stopping by their blogs and saying hello!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 15 Sketch and Moodboard Challenge

Hey everyone!  Welcome to another challenge round here at Colorful Creations!  This week we are bringing you a great sketch and moodboard to play along with.
Make sure you link up to the right for your chance to win this month's prize!

Design Team Inspiration

Here is my take on this fab sketch and mood board! I have replaced the paper strips with the palm leaf. I love these colours and they defiantly say summer and fun!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

May Winner Announced!

Congrats Barbara Greenberg, you are our May prize winner!  Please email us at to claim your prize.  You have seven (7) days to claim your prize or else it will be forfeited.  Thanks and again, congrats!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Design Team Call!

Colorful Creations is hosting a Design Team Call!

Our terms will run for 3 months with the initial term beginning July 1st through October 1, 2017 and could very well be extended after that time. The design team would be asked to complete 2 projects per month.  You must be a flexible crafter as our projects will have a wide range.  You will also be asked to comment entries each week.  I am only looking for dedicated members.

Why apply for our team? 
  • To be inspired and to inspire others 
  • To be on the ground floor of an up and coming blog 
  • You will be a part of an amazing group of women and develop lifelong friendships with women from all over the world. 
  • Your work will be featured on Facebook and Pinterest. 
What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • You MUST be a follower of our blog
  • Complete 2 projects a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment on participants entries (THIS IS A MUST!).  Any team member not adhering to this rule will be promptly removed from the team so please make sure you can do this before applying. 
  • Commit to a 3 month term (Beginning  July 1, 2017 thru October, 2017)
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the Colorful Creations blog.
How to apply:
  • FIRST become a new follower of this blog
  • Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply 
  • Add our link and DT call to your blog
  • Create a project based on the color combo below
  • Email your project to: with DT call in the subject line
  • Provide links to your blog and any online galleries. 
  • Place our DT call on your blog to help get the word out.
  • You MUST have a Facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook
No previous DT experience needed to apply.  Call will be open until June 20th. The first challenge will go live July 1st!  This is an open call, when means that the call can be closed at any time we feel all slots have been filled.

 International members ARE welcome to apply!

Friday, June 2, 2017

I Love Summer Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Colorful Creations's I Love Summer blog hop!  The ladies here at CC are excited about the change in the season and thus we are celebrating with a "Hello Summer" blog hop and giving away great prizes at the end of the hop.

To be eligible win any of our hop prizes you will need to visit each designer’s blog, leave some love on each of our design team’s blog’s and follow their blogs. Each member of the DT will be sharing a Summer themed project for your inspiration.  You will also find a special challenge word in BOLD on each member's blog.  You are to collect those words, form the quote and tell us below what you believe the quote to be!

How about a chance at an extra prize?  All you have to do is show us what you love about summer by sharing your NEWLY created summer project with us!  These projects must be new as of June 2, 2017. Link up BELOW

Thanks so much for joining us, see on the trail!

Here is the blog line up in case you get lost along the way or someone's link isnt working.

Blog Hop Prizes
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UPDATE: I realize not all the member's blogs have the bolded words on them so therefore I will be giving full credit for the phrase to all entries in the blog challenge :-)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Something Old, Something New!

Hello everyone. Can you believe we are mid way through the year already!  For the month of June we are asking you to dig through your stash and mix your oldies with your newbies to create something fabulous!
Let's see what our team members created for your inspiration!
exploding box - old dies : cupcake, cats, house and papers, new - Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and doily die
Something old is the clock, stencils and rub ons. Something new is the patterned paper and flowers.
I used a new collection (for me) from Amy Tangerine and threw in an older picture of my grandchildren from last summer.  
(Revamped an old money envelope and used new flower dies for the flowers)
ATCS: Old stamps and sticker with some new paints.
ATC: Made a collage using old images from a fashion magazine and emphera that I had for a while. New items used; new spray paints, inks and oil pastels. My first ATC, so it's new to me too.
I used an old frame with new watercolor and flowers 
I used old foam stamps and embossing powder with new paper and ephemeras!

Well I broke out my stash (which is ever growing!!) so this is all about new product and old product from my stash!

I have used the new Cocoa Vanilla Collection "Wild at Heart" and my flowers and the background stamp I have had for a long time!
new is Cocoavanilla collection Wild at heart
Old is Prima´s flowers, DCWV papers and stamps
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I used an old Webster Pages collection and new unbranded dies.

Ok, now its your turn, lets see what you can create!

This month's sponsor is DCWV:

DCWV (Die Cuts with a View) was founded over 20 years ago by Nancy Hill.  As a crafter, she began to manufacture beautiful sets of die cut shapes in the themes, colors, and varieties that were missing in the marketplace.  With the years of hard work, determination, and a passion for success that would follow, DCWV has evolved from its humble beginnings of a basement room and a staff of stay-at-home moms into an industry leader in the paper crafting, home d├ęcor, bead and jewelry markets.

At DCWV, we deliver great designs to inspire creativity at a great value. With today’s instant access to our customers’ projects through social media, we strive to create product that falls inline with their needs.
Inspire. Create. Connect. These values drive us to create products that allow the consumer to connect with family, friends, and others in meaningful ways.
The winner of this month's prize will receive this great paper pad from DCWV:


Dont forget our Summer Blog hop taking place tomorrow!