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April 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm Leave a comment

Designed To Color Call Extension

Hi Everyone!! Due to the delay of our April/May issue, I’m rearranging some things and pushing back the end date of our next call to April 30!!! This gives you TWO MORE WEEKS to color and submit via email. You can find all the details by clicking on the call tabs above or just click right HERE.  I’m so excited to be reviewing all your submissions with Lizzie once again, we had so much fun and were so amazed at the amount of support we were getting! I want to thank all of you who have already submitted and we will be making our decision for the June/July issue on May 4. Have fun coloring!!! 

Be on the lookout here and on our Facebook page for the release of the April/May issue which will be Monday!!!

Thank you all for your understanding and support. Once the issue is live I will be mailing all cards back to the designers over the next week. 



April 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm 3 comments

FANtastic Friday

It’s that time again guys… I’ve been hunting down some inspiring coloring projects on the interwebz ALL week and I have one awesome assortment for you!!





And here are a few creations from our Color Crew!!

Lou Mac



I hope you all have an amazing weekend!  And please tuned as our April/May issue will be up very, very, VERY soon!  I will post as soon as it’s available!!!  You can count on that!!!!

April 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm 5 comments

FANtastic Friday

Here at Designed To Color, we love our fans.  We love the way you take inspiration from us and just run wild!  We love your huge love to color.  WE LOVE YOU!  So with that said, I would like to introduce to you FANtastic Friday!  On Friday’s we will post a fun collect of creations that you all have posted on our Facebook Page, linked up to us on the blog, or that we have seen around on the interwebz!

And while we are getting ready for the new issue of Designed To Color to pop up, let’s take a gander what you guys have been up to!

By Lisa McKinney

By Carol Van Der Westhuizen

By Arabella

By Kellie

By Lori

By Carisa

By Eulanda

By Lou Mac

By Leah The Orange

I hope that each card here inspires you to go out and make something beautiful today!

April 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm 1 comment

Oh Noes! Technical Difficulties

I was hopping to not have to post this, but we are less then 18 hours of the new issue of DTC to go live.

Unfortunately the April/May issue will not be viewable until April 6th.  We are so sorry that we have to push back the date, but some technical issues came up that we just got resolved.  So please, just hold on a bit longer!  We know you are excited to see the new issue, but because of this set back, if we were to publish the magazine now, it will not be our best work.  And we want to present you with the best magazine, every single time we come out with a new issue.

Thank you so much for your understanding!  Don’t forget, APRIL 6th!!  That’s Friday!  

When you look at a calendar it doesn’t seem too far away!

March 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm 3 comments

Submission Call for June/July is up!

Are you itching to get a good look at our next issue (which will be out April 1st!)?  Here is a little something to take your mind off the anticipation.  The June/July submission call for Designed To Color!!


In every issue, we provide a sketch for you to have fun and play around with!  Remember, just b/c you see squares and other elements does not mean you have to copy them completely.  Have fun and come up with your own design based on this sketch!

Trending Mark

Have you seen all the amazing tapes out in the crafting world right now?  From washi to decorative, they are all fantastic!!  We want to see your colorific projects using washi/decorative tapes!

Hues Who

The wonderful and talented Lori Boyd will be featured in the June/July issue of Designed to Color.  If you are familiar with by LORI designs then you know just  how CUTE these digi’s are!!  Head over toher blog and snag some up for a very adorable coloring adventure!

Happy Father’s Day

June is the month when the Dad’s get put on display for everyone to thank.  Let’s see your lovely coloring skills put to use with creating some awesome manly dad cards!

A Time for Celebration!

June is a great time to bring out those congratulation creations!  If you have a student who is graduating or just a simple grats on a job well done, we want to see what you can do!

Fun in the Sun

For the northern half of the hemisphere, June is the beginning of sunny and warm months ahead.  We want to see your sun inspired projects!  Bring on your beachy, your pool party, and your bikini stamps!

Man Up

Let’s see your most manly colored projects!  From a brotherly birthday card to handsome thank you creations, show us how you can man up in crafting.


For all of the information on this call, head over to calls page to check it out!

The call will end April 15th and notification emails will be sent out no later then April 20th.

Please keep a look out, the new issue of Designed To Color is coming your way in less then a week!  And with this issue, we will have a few changes!  More blog updates, challenges, and a few other surprises!

March 25, 2012 at 11:07 am 1 comment

A Thank You Gift

We are so excited about how well everyone is enjoying the first issue of Designed To Color!  In case you haven’t subscribed to Design To Color yet on Issuu, here is your chance!  For all of those who have an account with Issuu (it’s free to sign up) and have subscribed to us, you will receive this very awesome digi stamp from The Greeting Farm!  Just so you know, you can only get this image here.  Chibi Bike is not available for purchase and exclusive to us at Designed To Color!!  I bet you want him even more now huh??

While you are subbing to our very amazing ezine, please look over the interview we did with Jessica from The Greeting Farm.  She is so fun ,spunky, and every so creative!  Oh, and you might want to have a tissue handy for all the drool worthy TGF projects featured!

And now, I would like you to meet Chibi Bike.

How cute is this image?   This card was made by Miss Lizzie using water colors and the new Tim Holtz Water Brush.

Want to know what you can do to get him?  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!  Make sure that you are subscribed to us on Issuu.  If you don’t have an account, then it’s easy and free to make one!  After you have subscribed just send an email to Carisa (Carisa@DesignedToColor.com) and let her know that you have subbed to us on Issuu and what your user name is.  We will then check to make sure everything is in order and BAM!  Just like that you have yourself one adorable TGF digi stamp!  Which I would love to point out, would be amazing for this time of year with spring creeping up on us!!

Again, THANK YOU!!!  Thank you for all of your support and all of the lovely words you are all saying about us!

March 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm 5 comments

It’s Colorful Monday

Hey there my color peeps!  It’s Lizzie.  I just wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU to all that have submitted for our April/May issue!  It’s gonna be amazing, and I can not wait for you to see it!!  

I wish I had more to share with you, but then you wouldn’t be very surprised and in awe when the issue comes out!  We are busy lil colorful bees around here.  So don’t think we forgot about you!  If you want complete up to date info, check out our Facebook page and ‘Like’ us!  

Hope you are having a fab Monday!

And if you wanted to do a lil something fun today, check out the SMASH hop that me and Carisa are apart of this week.  Krista from Saturated canary is the leader in the hop so right off the bat you know it’s gonna be AMAZING!

Check it out here!

March 5, 2012 at 8:20 am 3 comments

Premiere Issue ***SOLD OUT***

Carisa here with a BIG HEARTFELT thank you for everyone that was so excited to purchase one of the limited premiere issues that were in print. I am THRILLED for each and every one of you that got one. I hope you enjoy it – quirks and all. First issue and all, it did come with its minor imperfections but that’s what makes it a ONE OF A KIND. I went ahead and signed each one that went out for an added thank you. If you didn’t get your hands on the premiere issue print copy – the online issue will always be available with just a click above.

Now…..Just a reminder our FIRST open call ends TOMORROW at 11:59 pm MST. It seems like a lot of you relate to me in getting those last minute entries in, my inbox has been flooded over the weekend and I’m so EXCITED! I haven’t been opening them until the call is closed so don’t despair if you haven’t heard from me. I won’t be sending out emails until Feb 24. For details on the call, as you still have ALL DAY tomorrow to make something can be found by clicking on the CALLS tab above or you can click HERE.

Thanks again everyone! I’m thrilled with the response we’ve had with our premiere issue and am excitedly working on making our 2nd issue BIGGER and BETTER!

Happy Coloring!


February 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm 1 comment

Designed To Color Premier Issue In Print!

Some of you have wanted to get your crafty lil hands on the premier issue in print… well I have an announcement!  Your wish is granted!  Up for sale is the FIRST issue of Designed to Color in print!  How awesome is that!!?  For $6.99 you can get the premier issue with all it’s amazing coloring goodness and have it right at your finger tips whenever you need it!


That’s right… $6.99 and the issue is yours!  And this includes shipping if you live with in the United States!  If you want to purchase the issue and you live outside of the states, just pop an email to Carisa (Carisa@DesignedtoColor.com) and she will give you a quote on shipping to wherever you are.  The print issue is a lil bit different from the online issue and that makes it SUPER special!

BUT HURRY!  There are only a limited supply of the premier issue and you don’t wanna miss out!  And once they are gone, they are gone.  There will be no 2nd prints.

And look out for all our issues to be available in print!  Same prices and details on future issues.  Once they are gone, that’s it.  They are gone.

So… what are you waiting for?  Send Miss Carisa an email to reserve your copy now! All transactions will be made through PayPal. (Carisa@DesignedtoColor.com)

And if you want, Miss Carisa can sign the issue for you!  How awesome possum is that?So hurry up!  Only a limited amount of issues remain, so snag up yours!!!

February 14, 2012 at 8:36 am 10 comments

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