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Monday, June 27, 2011

Changing of the Guard and our Challenge

We have a new challenge for you this week that is always a favorite - it's a color challenge! But before we get to that, a few announcements.

This is the last week that we will be enjoying artwork and posts from some of our Design Team members. Leaving us after this week will be Lorrinda, Debbie, Karen, Melinda and Jessica. I am sad to see these ladies go as they have been, not only creatively inspirational but I have also gotten to consider each of them as a special friend in my life. I wish them all the best and hope they will be playing with us in future challenges.

Starting July 4th, there will be 4 new team members joining Haley and Jody, who will be staying on the team until the end of the year. There will also be 2 new sponsors coming in July, a new Guest DT and a new team member for our H2H Scrapbook page! YAY!! Watch for all of their introductions throuh out the week this week and be sure to give them a warm howdy-do!

So on to our challenge. This is the last week to enter June challenges in order to be in the drawing for the prizes from this month's sponsors, Romaine and Michelle.

Our color challenge this week features the following colors:
A little patriotic but definitely can be used in a variety of ways. Let's see what the Design Team created with this color combo - first up, our Guest DT who is wrapping up her month with us, Jena:

Great layout Jena! Thanks for playing along with us this month!!

So what can you create with these colors? We can't wait to see! Be sure to have your link in place by Saturday at 10:00 pm EST (for this any any of the challenges from June) in order to be eligible to win one of the prizes from the month!

And be sure to check back through the week to meet the new team members!


Melanie said...

I took advantage of a sick day at home to catch up on some challenges.

Sarah "Walms" said...

Yay for a work break and some time to be creative again! Thanks for the challenge!

Frances said...

Thanks for another fabulous challenge! hugs, Frances

Jan said...

Thanks for the colour challenge this week. I needed to make some masculine cards and this really fit the bill.

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

To the out going design team members, thank you for always giving us encouragement and an "atta girl!"
You've been a great team.
All the best to you and may you enjoy much more FUNN with your art!

Sheila H said...

Outgoing team - you all have created some beautiful artwork! And I have appreciated your comments regarding my creations - you are so positive in your remarks. Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity!

Queen Bee said...

Thanks to the awesome DT! My submission is posted.

FLEUR de Lo said...

Keep 'em coming! I'm loving playing along! Beautiful examples, ladies.

Donna McGlasson said...

Love the patriotic color theme!

Tamytha said...

I don't know why I can never get the linky correct, but here's the link to my blog post rather than just the picture.

I love color challenges and this one was perfect for CTMH's July SOTM, too.

Patty said...

I love color challenges! Thanks Design Team!

Doreen said...

This IS the perfect color combo for our CTMH July SOTM! I've posted my Linky as #21, as part of the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

~doreen at http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

Paige Dolecki said...

At the wire but I just linked up to one I made tonight!


Nicole said...

Perfect color challenge for this time of year - thanks!

Romaine said...

That barn red is a toughy for me, but glad to actually use it!

Marg said...

I haven't done a color challenge for the longest time ... forgot how fun they are! Thanks!!

Dawn said...

Absolutely LOVE this color combo! Would never have though of this one on my own though!! Barn Red is one of my faves, it's such a great, rich, earthy color. But, I forget to use it! The DT samples are amazing as usual...I'm sad to see so many talented ladies go, but, am looking forward to the seeing what the new members have to bring!! Thanks for another inspirational challenge!!

Cheryl Even said...

Thanks for the color challenge. It really made me take my scrapbook layout in a totally different direction than originally planned, and I love the results!