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Marks Paper Company Contest & Chat @ ScrapbookDreamer.com March 31, 2009

Filed under: ScrapbookDreamer.com — Kathi @ 7:45 am

Just wanted to get the word out about ScrapbookDreamer.com‘s awesome April contest featuring Marks Paper Company.

Here are the details:

Spring has sprung at Scrapbook Dreamer!!!! This month we would love to see your creation about Spring/Signs of Spring, Flowers, Friends, Birthdays or faith using MARKS PAPER COMPANY’S Old Fashioned courtship line. The winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the ScrapBookDreamer store, the Guest Design Team spot for June and 1 of each paper of the August line. The entries will be judged and the winner will be chosen by Marks Paper Company!!!!!!!!!!!

The rules:

All items need to have been made between April 1st, 2009 and April 30th, 2009 to be eligible.

***You must have a minimum of 10 posts in the forum by the end of month to be eligible***


Enter as many times as you’d like.

The contest will end April 30th 2009 at midnight (CST). The winner will be announced in our forum shortly after.

Please post your creations to the correct area in the gallery under Contests. If they aren’t there, we can’t judge them!

If you’ve won a contest in the last 3 months or are a member of the DT, you are not eligible for this contest. If you live outside the US you will receive the shipping credit of 4.60 but will be responsible for any charges above that. If you aren’t eligible to win, we would still love to see what you’re up to so share your layouts with us!

Good luck!
Laura & the SBD team!

 What a great contest!  Also, mark your calendar and come join us on April 16 at 8pm CST for a chat with Stacy from Marks Paper Company.


Urban-Anthology.com April 2009 Kit March 30, 2009

Filed under: Urban-Anthology.com — Kathi @ 12:11 pm

Oh, my, “C’mon Get Happy” will soon be arriving at my house!

Pre-order your kit by visiting the Urban-Anthology.com store today!


Are you Urban-Anthology.com’s Next Design Star? March 27, 2009

Filed under: Urban-Anthology.com — Kathi @ 8:12 am

Urban-Anthology.com is have a Design Star Contest starting today.  You can play in the contest and also play for a chance to be on the UA design team.  What a fantastic opportunity – the UA monthly kits are just amazing.

Here are the specifics from the UA blog:

Welcome to Urban Anthology’s 4-week challenge competition, in search of our next Design Stars!

There are two ways to play:

1) You want to be Urban Anthology’s next Design stars…and be a part of our Design team? Join us in our 1st challenge, to be posted shortly. Complete the challenge and submit it according to the directions. The current Urban Anthology design team will then choose the winners to move on to the next round of the competition. Did I mention you will be entered to win prizes too?! For more information about our design team duties check out our Design Team Call Page.

2) You want to play along for fun? Each week join us for our challenges, submit your work according the rules and be entered to win a weekly prize. Complete ALL the challenges, and you will be entered to win a grand prize basket of goodies!

Rules and Specifics of Entry:

Rules for both Challenges:
a. Entries must be newly created and exclusive to this contest. One entry per challenge please.
b. Entry must be uploaded to the correct gallery as well as linked in the blog comments pertaining to that challenge.
c. Only U.S. entrants 18 and older will be considered for a DT position at this time. All others are welcome to join in the challenges for prizes.
d. Each round, one prize will be given in a random drawing of qualified entries. A grand prize will be drawn from the pool of people who have submitted to ALL rounds at the end of the competition. (International players will be responsible for shipping over $5, or can take a gift card in lieu of a physical prize)

Rules for the Design Star (Design Team Challenge) only:
a. Only U.S. entrants 18 and older will be considered for a DT position at this time.
b. Design star entrants will earn points with each challenge.

i. Points will be assigned on a 10 point scale for each category by each of the current design team members, the design team leader, and the owner of the site.

A. Meets the Requirements of the challenge
B. Innovation & Originality
C. Overall Design Principals
D. Utilized a technique(s) beyond the basics
E. Varies by Challenge, and will be posted with each challenge.

ii. Each challenge is worth up to 300 Points each, bonus challenges will only be rated on parts A & B, and will be worth up to 120 points each
iii. Participation in each challenge and bonus challenge is required.

c. An elimination will occur after the 3rd Challenge Round. The bottom half of the entrants will be eliminated from the Design Star Challenge.

i. Eliminated entrants are welcome and encouraged to continue with the challenges for great chances at fabulous prizes!

d. The top 2 point earners will be selected for the design team, and 1 wild card will be chosen from all entrants.

e. Winners will be notified by April 30th, 2009. The term will be 6 months and will start May 1, 2009, through October 31, 2009.

 Be sure to check it out and join us for all the fun!


Scrapbook Album Organization: This is Me… March 26, 2009

Filed under: SB Organization — Kathi @ 7:07 am

The final category of LOs I addressed were all my AAM/BOM LOs.  One of my finds at Tuesday Morning was an American Crafts D-Ring Cloth Album in pink (shown here in blue).  I only found one at Tuesday Morning though and needed at least one more.  So I went to Hobby Lobby this week since their albums were 50% off and found the identical album in pink – yay!

Of course, I decorated the windows of these albums with 7Gypsies stickers and also added tags to the spines.

These two Book of Me albums join two American Crafts Modern Albums that I already had about me – an 8.5×11 pink album from Cathy Zielske’s Encyclopedia of An Ordinary Life album track at CKU in Atlanta in 2006 and a 12×12 black album from Ali Edwards’ A Week in the Life album track at CKU in Nashville in 2007.  Apparently most of the albums on my shelves now are all about me!


Scrapbook Album Organization: Pets and Us

Filed under: SB Organization — Kathi @ 6:52 am

Me, my siblings, our friends, cats and dogs = 6 more albums.  Wow!

First, I had two K&Company Basic Grey post-bound albums that I thought would make great albums for the Cats and Dogs.

And I decorated the windows in these albums with 7Gypsies stickers since I had a set for both cats and dogs.  And added tags on the spine for easy identification.

Still a little room for growth in the cat album, but the dog album is ready maxed out.  So I also used a red spine American Crafts D-Ring Modern Album and have Pets Volume 2 ready and waiting.  Once I max out the initial cat album, I’ll combine cats and dogs in the volume 2 album.

I then moved on to more modern day photos of me and my siblings and our friends.  I decided that this would be my Us category of LOs and I’d use the three black spine American Crafts D-Ring Modern Albums that I already had.  The third album is not pictured, but it’s on the shelf ready and waiting since these two albums are already maxed out.


Scrapbook Album Organization: 6 More…Heritage and Family

Filed under: SB Organization — Kathi @ 6:27 am

Somewhat of a mixed bag of albums in these two categories, but that was OK with me.

First, I already had on hand three We Are Memory Keepers 12×12 linen post-bound albums.  When I purchased these albums, I thought they would be favorites.

They have a hard two inch spine like a D-ring album, but unlike my D-ring albums do not really hold more than 20 LOs and I also found the page protectors to not be true 12×12.  I know I can replace the page protectors, but it’s still frustrating.

Anyway, I had three of these albums in Navy, Pink, and Avacado.  I decided to use the Navy and Pink for my parents’ Heritage LOs, which I’m calling anything pre-marriage really.

And since I’ve scrapped a lot of my mom’s pre-marriage photos, she’s now  on volume 2 and I used an Anna Griffin post-bound album that I had as volume 1.  And my dad’s pre-marriage photos – well, I only had 5 LOs – yeah, I need to work on that.  I also have a little room for growth in mom’s volume 2 album, so I should be good in this category for a while.

Next I moved on to LOs of my parents after marriage and of us growing up.  I decided that this would be my Family category of albums spanning my parents’ marriage to my adulthood.

For this cateogory of LOs, I used one of the same WRMK linen post-bound albums mentioned above and two Marcella by K post-bound albums I had on hand.  Of all the post-bound albums I used, the Marcella by K are by far my favorite.  Very nice albums and I really liked the expanding spine cover.  I still have a little room for growth in the third album.

Once I max out the existing albums in these categories, I will purchase American Crafts D-Ring 12×12 Modern Albums.  No more post-bound albums for me.


Scrapbook Album Organization: 3 More…Nature and Disney World March 25, 2009

Filed under: SB Organization — Kathi @ 3:54 pm

Moving on to my next categories of sorted LOs, I knew I had mixed sizes.  Substantially 12×12 but I also had a couple 6×12 and 8.5×11 LOs that I needed to accommodate as well.  I knew I would use my favorite American Crafts D-Ring 12×12 Modern Albums for these categories.

These albums come in various spine colors with plain chipboard fronts and backs.  You can decorate the plain chipboard or even cover it with pattern paper.  I plan to leave my albums plain and may add some rub-ons in the lower right corner at a later time.

These albums come with 10 top-loading page protectors and I already had on hand American Crafts page protectors in 6×12, 8.5×11, 11×8.5, and 8×8.  I love that you can mix all sizes of LOs in these albums.

So, my third complete album is Nature and contains LOs including landscapes, wildlife, seasons, flowers, etc.  Again, I’ve added a chipboard tag with ribbon to the spine of all my albums.

And here’s how this album looks filled with various LO sizes – you’re looking at a 6×12 followed by an 8.5×11 and then a 12×12:

I love this look and really love that I’m free to scrap in whatever size I want to and know that the LO will fit in my existing 12×12 albums.

I then moved on to my next category of LOs which are of my trip to Disney World in October 2008.  I didn’t realize I had scrapped this many Disney photos, but already had enough LOs to fill one album so I went ahead and started a volume 2 for Disney.  Again, these two albums are American Crafts D-Ring 12×12 Modern Albums.