Submission Call for June/July 2012

Do you love to color or paint on all your projects?  Do you get comments on your manicure only to look down and see that it’s really ink and paint from your crafty adventures?  Is your passion for all things colorful so powerful that you have no idea how to make a project without a colored image?  If you said yes to any of these, then you NEED to submit to our second submission call here at Designed To Color!

With over 1500 views on our first issue alone, you are sure to get your love of coloring out in the public eye!


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 to her 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.

Before submitting, please take a look at these guidelines

  • Submit NEW projects that have  never been displayed on the internet.  That means, projects that have not been on your personal or company Facebook or in any forums/galleries or blogs.  If you have uploaded a photo of the project to the internet previously, it is not eligible.
  • If selected, you may share your project online 30 days AFTER the issue in which your project is featured.  No exceptions.
  • Please submit no more then TWO projects per call theme.  For this call that means no more then 14 total.  We are so thrilled on how excited you are!  But with all the submissions we receive and only two of us going through them, it is very time consuming.  It would be a great idea to wait a week before the call ends and gather your projects to pick our your best two per call theme.
  • All accepted projects must be mailed to the Designed To Color office (Colorado USA) no later then May 18th.
  • International submissions are welcome and encouraged!  But please be mindful of shipping time.
  • Keep a detailed supply list handy.  I’m talking about colors used for your image, name and company of image used, and papers.  This is very important if you get chosen to be featured.

Please send your submissions to:

The June/July Submission call will end April 30th 11:59PM MST.

Email subject lines must contain the theme of the call you submitting to i.e. Sketch, Man Up, Hues Who

We only need ONE photo per project.  Please take photos in a well lit area for the best quality.  You do not need a fancy, smancy camera, but taking your photos in natural light helps out tons!

Notification emails will be sent no later then May 4th.  If accepted further instructions (including shipping address and other info) will be included in this email.  So please add the above email to your contact list so it does not end up in the spam folder!!

Thank you for your interest in submitting to our magazine!  You all are amazing and keep up the inspiring work!

24 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jennifer Dove  |  January 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    what amazing news this is…my biggest grrrr was the things in magazines didn’t feature coloring. I quit submitting. looks like that could change 🙂 Do you return submissions after submitting by any chance? thanks you. now to get my to do list caught up so I can submit.


    • 2. Carisa  |  January 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Hi Jennifer,

      Your response is truly the heart and soul of this magazine! I hope you will be able to submit and yes, you do have the option of having your cards returned to you after the issue has been published. 🙂


  • 3. Jennifer Dove  |  January 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    thank you!

  • 4. Bev Code  |  January 26, 2012 at 2:52 am

    hi .. first time seeing this… does this mean everything has to have coloured digis by the listed name Saturated Canary Digi’s and Simply Sassy Stamps ?
    And what about the sketch.. anything goes in scrapping?
    Would love to apply and would like to get the details right.. many thanks Bev

    • 5. Carisa  |  January 26, 2012 at 3:25 am

      Hi Bev! Thank you for your interest in submitting to Designed To Color! You can use any image, any brand, any stamp for each category! We just have a separate category (anything goes) for our spotlight company which happens to be Saturated Canary/Simply Sassy for the April/May issue. I hope that helps and we look forward to seeing your creations!


  • 6. Bev Code  |  January 26, 2012 at 3:45 am

    please confirm what is required with the sketch if anything? I use sketches all the time.. and would love to try this one?

    • 7. ohsnaplizzie  |  January 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Hey Bev! With the sketch it can be anything, but it has to have a colored image on it! That’s what we are about!! Coloring in our crafting!! It can be a card or a scrapbook LO, but the focus here isn’t photos, it’s our colored images! So where it says image, make sure that it’s a color image and not a photo. I can’t wait to see what you do! Best of luck to you!!!

  • 8. Maggie  |  January 28, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Just seeing this, and I’m so excited. I love to color and I love sketches, so I hope that I can come up with an idea. Are we able to submit more than one entry?

    • 9. Carisa  |  January 28, 2012 at 3:22 am

      Absolutely, Maggie!!! Submit as many as you like for each category. We are eagerly anticipating all these beautiful submissions! 😀


      • 10. Maggie  |  January 28, 2012 at 8:02 pm


  • 11. sanketi  |  January 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Hi !,
    Just needed to know if this call meant the use of the sketch is compulsory..or we could use our own .

    • 12. ohsnaplizzie  |  January 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      The sketch is just part of our call. You can make any type of project using the sketch! As for the other parts of the call just follow those guidelines! Like for the rolled flowers, submit a project featuring rolled flowers along with a colored image. Hope that clears up some stuff for you!

  • 13. sanketi  |  January 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Just one more query…..the mailing address please.

    • 14. ohsnaplizzie  |  January 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      We will give out the mailing address to all accepted projects. At this time there is no need to mail in your projects. Can’t wait to see your creations!

  • 15. Amanda Adams  |  January 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Hi there,
    I am thinking about entering a submission to your call. I have never done this before so just wanted to check…do you need to have a blog/website? I don’t have a blog, as am relatively new to papercrafting and just building up skills and confidence!!
    Thanks in advance
    Amanda x

    • 16. ohsnaplizzie  |  January 29, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Amanda! No you do not ‘need’ a blog or website. But it would be a fun thing to do! I am a blogger for over 10 years and it is truly an amazing experience. I was blogging b/4 I started craft blogging so it came as second nature to me.
      But you should totally submit!! We would love to have everyone from all types of paper crafters as well as even painters submit! So please, do not let the fact that you are ‘new’ or not have a blog discourage you. Submit!!!!

  • 17. Alyce Keegan  |  January 30, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Hi! I think I read somewhere that your cards have to be never seen before…does this mean we can’t post them to our blog? Thanks so much for the chance to submit!

    • 18. ohsnaplizzie  |  January 30, 2012 at 6:03 am

      Yes that means never be seen anywhere. Please do not post any projects that are accepted on the internet for 30 days after the issue your project is featured in, has been released. So that means, no Facebook, no blogs, no message boards, no splitcoast, nowhere on the internet. Thank you!!

  • 19. Casper  |  January 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    OOOOOh This seems like FUN!

    What a great and very clever idea,I have loved looking through the first issue!

    Fabulous projects and a fantastic layout too,the information on the copic colours and the mediums used is always a great resource for any crafter/reader!

    Good Luck,Wishing you continued sucess now and in the future!

    Good Luck to all that enter to be considered for the next issue!

    Take care
    Big Hugs

    • 20. ohsnaplizzie  |  January 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Thank you so much for your support!!!

  • 21. Grandma Bonnie  |  February 1, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Carisa, i am so excited for you this is Beautiful just like everything you do. I enjoyed this magazine so much, that i wanted to touch and hold it! Thanks for all you do to share your love of crafting. Your biggest fan, Grandma Bonnie

    • 22. ohsnaplizzie  |  February 1, 2012 at 7:08 am

      I agree… Carisa is pretty amazing!!!

  • 23. Lisa  |  February 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

    What a great new magazine for all us colouring fanatics! Have loved browsing through your first issue and am even considering submitting a project…quick check, does the project have to be a card, or can it be a 3D paper project, e.g, box, etc? Thanks, Lisa x

    • 24. ohsnaplizzie  |  February 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

      As long as it has a colored image or you are coloring something in it works Lisa! Can’t wait to see!!!


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