Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year from Scrapping The Music!!!

Happy New Year everyone! A great big welcome to 2012!!!!! Yeayyyyy!!!!! It's a whole new year, and a new adventure for us at Scrapping The Music!

This is just a reminder that our first challenge of the year will go live on Monday night at 9:00 p.m. central time. (See the clock in the sidebar for reference)

With the start of the new year we are going back to having weekly challenges, and we've got lots of inspiration lined up for you! We can't wait to get started!

See you in a couple of days!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Saying Goodbye to Yvonne...

The time has come to say goodbye to a super talented design team member. Yvonne Yyam has been a part of the Scrapping The Music Team since August of 2009, and in that time has created a ton of beautiful artwork to share with you. We are sad to see her go, but so grateful for the time she has spent sharing her talent and inspiration with us!

Her is a slideshow of just some of her beautiful Scrapping The Music layouts...

You can still visit Yvonne at her blog: Do More With Less

Yvonne - Thank you for being a part of Scrapping The Music! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors! We will miss you!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A New Blog for a New Year!

Hi everyone! We've redesigned our blog for the new year and we're so excited about it! Here's an overview of the changes:

1. A New Blog Badge!
We hope you will want to post our new blog badge to your blog! To do so, just copy and paste the code in the right sidebar into an "html javascript" gadget on your blog.

2. A New Tab Bar!
Now you can easily find things by clicking on the tab at the top of the blog. Give it a try!

3. Design Team Photos
Our Design Team is now featured in the left sidebar. If you click on their photo, it will take you to their blog, so you can find out more about them!

We hope you will like the changes!

If you haven't subscribed to our blog yet, now might be a good time to do that, so you can keep up with our updates for the new year! Check out your options in the right sidebar, just under the followers gadget.

From all of us at Scrapping The Music, thanks for visiting, and we will see you again soon!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Holidays from the STM Team!!!

Hi everyone! It's hard to believe December is here already, isn't it? It's amazing how fast the time flies!

We won't be having a challenge during this busy month; but we want to let you know that starting in January....

We will be going back to the way it was in the very beginning of STM history -


We are very excited about this, as it gives us - AND YOU - more opportunities to share the experience of using music as inspiration for creating!

We know that alot of you have said that you like having the whole weekend to create your layouts, so the deadline for submissions will be Sunday nights at midnight STM time (see the clock in the sidebar). A new song and challenge will go up every Monday evening. You can look for it around 9:00 pm.

We hope you are as excited about this as we are!

On another note - you can now subscribe by email to this blog, so you will know whenever we update - see the box at the top of the right sidebar.

In the meantime we want to wish you the happiest of holidays -
from all of us at Scrapping The Music!


and Jennifer, Yvonne and Bina too!

See you soon!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I'm So Excited to be Back with all of you...

Hi everyone! Michelle Rydell here, and I am soooooooo EXCITED to share with you - that I'm coming back to lead the Scrapping The Music challenge blog again!

I am absolutely GIDDY about it!!! Back in June, I stepped down from the Scrapping the Music team, and I had such mixed emotions about it. You can see my post about it here on my personal blog, and here on the STM blog. I hated to do it, but felt I had to with what was going on in my life at the time.

Well, I sure have missed it. I have missed the inspiration of working with the wonderful women artists on the design team; I've missed the music, and I've missed being inspired by the beautiful artwork we get from all of you!!! STM is a part of my heart, and I'm so glad to be back!

New challenges will start again in January, but in the meantime, look for update posts from us. The design team and I have been brainstorming some changes that we think you will like, and we will keep you updated on our progress. We can't wait to get the new year going!

STM is going to be more fun than ever!!! Yeayyyyyyyy!!!! We hope you will want to join in on the party!!!

Our next update will be this Monday - December 5th. See you then!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winners of "Must Have Been Love" Challenge...

We want to thank both Herma and Wendy for submitting such beautiful layouts for our "Must Have Been Love" challenge! The design team has talked it over and we love them both equally - we can't choose! So both of your layouts are going in the Hall of Fame this week!

Congratulations to Herma, who created this beautiful layout...

and also to Wendy, who created this beautiful layout!

Your layouts will both hang in our Scrapping The Music Hall of Fame!

Thanks so much for playing along with us!!! And Stay Tuned - we've got tons of fun things brewing and we will be back within the next few days to share them with you!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Winner and new challenge - #183

After much deliberation, the design team has voted and we have a winner for Challenges #181 and #182.  Congratulations goes out to HER !  Your layout will hang in the STM Hall of Fame! 
And thank you all for playing along - your layouts always inspire us!

Here is HER's beautiful layout:

Now on to our next challenge - Challenge #183.  This song is from the movie "Pretty Woman" and is entitled "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette.

Hear are the entries from our design team:


Sharon (Fritchey)



We can't wait to see what you all come up with for this amazing song!  Your entries are due on November 29.  Please link them or post them in the comment section of our blog. 
And thanks so much for playing along with Scrapping the Music!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Winner and next 2 challenges #181 and #182

Congratulations, Laru
It was a very difficult decision and loved everyone's layouts!!!
Laru, your layout is hanging in our hall of fame!

I apolygize for the delay in posting this past challenge!  Since we are so far into the next challenge, I thought that I would post this challenge as well as the next one and you can play along with both at the same time.  You have until November 13th to play with either challenge!  Please link your blog below in the Mr. Linky.

Here is what the design team has created:
Challenge #181
Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles In Bejing

Sharon (Fritchey)

Challenge #182
Savage Garden - Two Beds And A Coffee Machine
Sharon (Fritchey)


Hope you have a great time playing along with us over the next few weeks!
Both challenges are due on Nov 13th!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Winner and Challenge #180 Enjoy the Silence

Congratulations Karen W, your layout has been chosen as the winner of our anniversary challenge!!!!  Thank you to everyone playing along, it was a very difficult decision!

Here is our next challenge:
Enjoy the Silence


We are looking forward to seeing what inspires you from this song!  Link it up to Mr. Linky by October 13th at midnight!  Good luck and enjoy Scrapping to the Music!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

4th Anniversary Blog Hop

Scrapping the Music is celebrating its' 4th anniversary so we decided to celebrate with a Blog Hop as well as the contest!  Our song for the next 2 weeks is our very 1st song!  Like a Star

Here is how the hop works!
Please visit each blog and post a comment as well as become a follower and then come back to the main blog (here) and post what your favorite song is and that you completed the blog hop!  Make sure to comment on each designer's blog to win some Blog Candy! 

Don't forget to play along with us as well!  Post your creation using our 1st song, Like a Star!

The line up for the blog hop is...
Scrapping the Music (you are here)
Scrapping the Music (post that you completed and what your favorite song is)
Don't forget to become a follower if you already are not one!

The challenge will last until Sept 30th, please upload photos by Sept 28th.

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Night Like this Winner

Stephanie B
The Design team voted and your layout is hanging in our Wall of Fame!
Thank you to everyone who played along, it was a very difficult vote!
Scrapping the Music is taking a 2 week hiatus... we will be back September 15th with a new challenge!
We will be having a Scrapping the Music Birthday Blog Hop with the Design Team as well!
Hope you check back in and play along!

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Night Like This Slideshow

Check out all of the beautiful layouts for the challenge song "A Night Like This."  Love all of the different takes on it. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Winner and Challenge #178 A Night Like This

Winner for Challenge #177 New Soul
Thanks for playing along everyone!
Irit your layout is hanging in our hall of fame!

Our Next Challenge is...
A Night Like This by Caro Emerald
You can find the lyrics by clicking on the link on the right side of the blog!
Here is the design team's take on the song...
Sharon (Fritchey)
We hope you play along with us! 
Your entry is due either posted in the comment section or linked to Mr. Linky by midnight on August 28th (MST).

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Soul Slideshow

Thank you so much for taking on the challenge to scrap to New Soul. I love how this song can inspire so many different layouts! Please enjoy, while the design team is trying to pick just one.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Winner and Challenge #177 New Soul

And the Winner of Three Little Birds is...
Christy S

Your layout is hanging in our Hall of Fame!!!
Thanks to everyone who played along with us this past challenge!

We would like to officially welcome Amy Lassiter to our design team!!
She guest designed with us last challenge, but we have asked her to join us!
We are thrilled to have her and let's see what she created for this next challenge...
Onto our next challenge...
#177 New Soul
Amy L.
Sharon (Fritchy)
I hope you find inspiration in our song and join us in our challenge.
You have until August 13th at Midnight (MST) to link your entry below either on the Mr. Linky or in the comment section!
You can also email your layout to Jenn at, please put STM entry in subject line.
We can't wait to see your creations!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Three Little Birds Slideshow

So happy to see all of these wonderful layouts and creations for this fun challenge. Beautiful work. It will be hard to try to pick just one. But we will be back on the 1st with a new challenge and the winner for the Three Little Birds challenge. Thanks so much for playing with us!