Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Design Team Call and a New Challenge

Scrapbook Message Board is undergoing some major changes!

It will still offer occasional swaps - time frame may increase, but will also start offering monthly challenges and even technique tutorials (say that three times fast).

The first sketch challenge is posted for members to view and a drawing will be held at the end of the month to select a winner.  Details can be found on the January 2016 Layout Challenge post.  This contest is open to both USA and overseas participators.

Next:  Design Team Call
Scrapbook Message Board is looking for a few talented individuals to start it's first design team.

Details:  Right now, the design team is only open to those with United States mailing addresses.  This may change in the future.
1) Membership and participation on the Scrapbook Message Board forum
2) Team position to last February 1 - April 30, 2016  It may be renewed, but as this is our first venture into design teams, I am keeping to a quarterly time frame.
3) You will be required to post a project, at a minimum, of every two weeks.
4) You will receive a paper pack and a few embellishments during the first two weeks of your design team quarter to use in a minimum of three projects.  One must be a layout, one must be a card, the third is your choice (layout, card, altered item, tag, project, etc..)
5) Each design team member is to offer either a challenge (with prize of their choosing) or RAK each month of their tenure.  Minimum size of prize is $2 value. 
6) Each design team member will be asked to provide one technique tutorial each quarter.  This may be a video link or it can be photos/text format.
7) Applicants should submit, using the pm system on Scrapbook Message Board, a notice of interest to Scraprageous.  You will be required to submit photographs (jpeg) of one layout, one card and a short tutorial of some type.  (ex: take photos while creating your card, using a software program or your blog to show steps/give instructions).  Submissions due January 25, 2016.
8) Thank you for your interest.  Feel free to send further questions to Scraprageous via the Scrapbook Message Board

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Creations

Wow has this year flown by!  I have had fun designing the Christmas cards that we sent this year (all were different using the 6x6 paper pad instructions - loved creating them and even more fun to send!).

Below is a fun little Christmas gift box/ornament that I created using my stash of Club Scrap papers.  I love how they feel and how they work in my projects!  I learned how to create this little toilet paper tube box by watching a video that Xannaro1 created over on youtube! 

This one isn't large, but it will hold a cute little gift.  I used my sizzix to cut out some trees to create a dimensional tree for the little package.  Leftover glitter sticker paper worked well for the interior.
 Some beads and glossy accents help the outside to sparkle as well as some Stickles and Liquid pearls for the tree.  A Prima flower and button round out the decorations.  The glittery silver paper is from an older Club Scrap kit - just stamped with a winter greeting I had on hand.
 These other boxes still need to be decorated.  The glittery purple has an astronomy type pattern from the same older Club Scrap kit as the silver paper.  I inked the edges of a Christmas wrapping paper roll for the larger box.  The smaller box is from another Christmas wrapping paper tube - it is smaller than the toilet paper tube used for the green ornament/gift box, but still works great for earrings.  I painted it with a metallic bronze and the red is from the 50's Kitchen Club Scrap Kit.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sketches for 6x6 cards

6x6 Sketches 1-6 are the ones for the online 'class'/tutorial over at Scrapbook Message Boards

Follow along for free, or sign up for free on the site to be able to ask questions.  Class Starts 12/6/15 at 4 pm CST

Friday, December 4, 2015

Online Crop To Start with a Bang!

An Explosion Box!  Scrapbook Message Board's Final Crop of 2015 will start off with a bang - a tutorial of how to create the explosion box shown below.  Members can request a pdf of the tutorial.  Membership is free, so join in the fun now!  Fun Challenge prizes all week!

Top - Mine is an advent calendar based on the Names of Jesus.  I added some extra pieces to the standard explosion box to accommodate my needs of 25 spaces.

 Remove the lid.  Since this box is nearly 10 years old, it no longer just falls open since I store it in a closed position.  In another week, it will fall open easier.
 Outer layer "explosion"

 View after removing inner layer box lid - four more flaps open

 Third interior box lid removed - lid inside is a day - just like the others and there are four more flaps.  The small box inside came loose, but will is easy to restick.  I used some inexpensive adhesive but most has held.  I will use glue to fix anything that is loose this year.
 final 'explosion'
Class will begin December 4, 2015 at 8 pm EST.  Head on over and join in the fun!  We will be using the chat box at the lower level of the main screen.  To participate in the chat, you must be a site member.

Supply list - for the box only, not embellishments:  8 sheets of 12 x 12 cardstock, adhesive, method of scoring, scissors.  :)  See you tonight!