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Scrapbook News and Review Online Magazine - October Calls



October 2010 Call Descriptions


Deadline: October 1, 2010

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Scrapbooking
By Style: In each issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, we spotlight scrapbook pages by style and genre. We're currently looking for pages in traditional paper scrapbooking that feature a clearly defined style such as Clean and Simple, Dark and Industrial, Eclectic and Freestyle, Romance and Pretty Chic, Whimsical or Fantasy, and others just ripe for the picking. Please submit at least three to five layouts that you feel best represents your work and explain in a few brief sentences what style you feel best describes your work.

Accepted styles are Boyish Charms, Clean & Simple, Distressed, Eclectic & Freestyle, Fun & Playful, Modern & Graphic and Pretty Chic/Vintage Romance.

Please Note: This is for paper scrapbookers only. There is a separate call now for digital scrapbookers.

Animal Prints: The beauty of animal prints is that they go with just about any theme and for this call, anything goes.

Banners: They’re all the rage and we want to see how you use them on your pages – the more creative the better.

Dark Industrial: Whether this is your natural style or you’ll be stepping out of your comfort zone, we challenge you to submit pages featuring dark colors and a modern and graphic feeling. You can also go with a dark or meaningful subject to match your dark, moody and graphic layout.

Fall and/or Thanksgiving: For many, this is the best time of the year. Although cold outside, the world just seems to take on a warm glow as the holidays approach and we share our gratitude and take the time to savor our blessings.

Multiple Photos: How many pics can you get on one page? We want to know and the more the merrier. Even better, include some tips on how you incorporate multiple photos on your pages. Please include your tips with your supply lists.

Using Masks and/or Stencils on Your Pages: Masks and stencils are so much fun and they make quick work out of creating our own backgrounds and jazzing up our embellishments. For this call, we want to see pages that masks and stencils in a variety of ways, and the more creative the better!

Cards
Faith Full: We’re looking for cards of faith. They can be of any topic, but must include things such as scripture verse and/or religious imagery.

Paragraphs, Pages and/or Book Quotes: Time to show off your mad literary knowledge as you make cards with quotes, entire paragraphs and even pages. Why stick to boring stamped sentiments when a quote might be the perfect accent?

Setting the Scene – The Thanksgiving Table: Use your paper supplies to dress up your Thanksgiving table, including placemats, napkin rings, centerpieces, wine glass charms, place cards, etc.

Thanksgiving: Ready to wish someone a happy Thanksgiving? We’d love to see your Thanksgiving cards. Whether you’re celebrating in the U.S. or Canada, we would also love to see your secular or religious Thanksgiving cards, but of course, turkeys, pilgrims, leaves are more than welcome.

Using Black as a Background: It’s time to show us your cards with a black base. You can add any color you like, but you must start with black and it can be cardstock, paint, fabric or whatever you like as the bottom layer of your card.

Stamping
Please Note: Stamping projects can include anything you stamp on, such as cards, ATCs, inchies, arches, collage, mixed media or whatever fires your imagination.

Bleach Stamping: There’s a world of possibilities when you pair bleach with your favorite stamps. From simple to over-the-top, we’re looking for cards that get messy and funky with bleach. Tips on how you achieved your “look” gets bonus points!

Fall Inspired: We’re looking for projects made with your favorite fall stamps featuring leaves, harvest and cornucopias, for example.

Stamping on Transparencies: Show us your projects featuring stamped transparencies.

Stitching: While we would prefer cards that focus on hand-stitching, we would also love to see cards featuring machine stitching, especially if they’re not just in a straight line.

Digital
Extractions: Nature Items: We know you love extractions and so do we! A technique that sets the digital world apart, mastering the skill of digital extractions can add big impact to your projects. For this call, we’re looking for digital and hybrid layouts that contain extractions of natural items such as leaves, pumpkins, flowers, etc.

Fall and/or Harvest Festivals: The apple cider is brewing, the pumpkins are ready for picking and a hay ride is calling your name. Submit your digital or hybrid layouts that capture the sights, smells and fun of fall and/or harvest festivals.

Hybrid Treat Containers: Put your hybrid skills to work by creating fun hybrid treat containers for the season’s parties, gatherings and trick-or-treaters. Whether it’s for a school party, friends at work or a family gathering, make the recipients feel extra special by putting their yummy treats in a handmade treat container. For this call, we’re looking for any size or style of hybrid treat container to showcase.

Organizing: Are you uber organized or an organized mess? Does your heart skip a beat thinking about labels and color coded containers or is your junk drawer spilling over? No matter what your style or level of organization is, we want to see your digital or hybrid pages documenting how you organize (or don’t). Show us your neatly lined-up containers or that not-so-neat stack of bills. Whether it’s your crafting area or your kitchen, we want to see it.

Parties: Party on, dude! We all have lots of photos of parties such as costume and birthday parties, backyard celebrations and family shindigs. Show us your digital and hybrid layouts featuring the parties of your life.

Pet Costumes: Our fur babies like to join in the festivities, too! Grab the camera and snap some photos of your pets all decked out in their best costume. We want to see your fabulous digital and hybrid layouts showcasing your beloved dressed-up pets.

Digital By Style: In each issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, we spotlight scrapbook pages by style and genre. We're currently looking for pages in digital scrapbooking that feature a clearly defined style such as Clean and Simple, Dark and Industrial, Eclectic and Freestyle, Romance and Pretty Chic, Whimsical or Fantasy, and others just ripe for the picking. Please submit at least three to five layouts that you feel best represents your work and explain in a few brief sentences what style you feel best describes your work.
Please Note: This call is for digital scrapbookers only.

Mixed Media

Altered Art
Bottle Cap Art: How do you alter bottle caps? If you’ve never done it, then we challenge you to get crafty with bottle caps. They come in a variety of sizes and colors and they’re a lot of fun to dress up, fill up and change up.
Artist Trading Cards
Religious, All Saints Day and Dia de Los Muertos: The theme may be serious but ATC submissions can be as fun and lighthearted as you like. For this call, ATC’s must have some religious imagery or quotes or regarding Dia de Los Muertos, must include something celebrating the festivities of the day.

Strut Your Stuff -- Let your mind wander and create ATC's with your own theme and muse in mind. This free-for-all category allows you to submit your lovingly made ATC's with any topic or technique in mind.

Inchies
Textures & Patterns: This is an either/or or both call. We’re looking for inchies featuring lots of texture and depth and dimension. No flat inchies will be accepted. Or you can swing the other way and create inchies featuring patterns, the more random or repeating the better.

Special Project
UTEE: Show us how some of your favorite ways to use UTEE. All techniques and themes welcome. Feel free to craft your UTEE creations on any surface such as ATC’s, cards, inchies, layouts or tags.
Tags
Text: Words, phrases, quotes, lyrics and so on. For this call, we’re looking for tags that not only feature text, but the theme of the tag must reflect your chosen words, phrases, quotes, lyrics, etc.
Please Note: All mixed media calls are for paper artists of all styles and categories including traditional paper, hybrid or digital.

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