Sunday, July 13, 2008

For All you Die-Hard Scrapbookers!

CHA is this week! Check out some of my favorite sneaks:

If you are reading this and you don't know what CHA is, well, all I gotta say is where have you been? just kidding... CHA is the semi annual convention of the Craft and Hobby Association. This is where all the scrapbook companies come to debut their new products. :) Now you've learned something new!

One more thing for today. This is a list of the challenges form the July 4th contest at I found this list to be inspiring, with many great ideas to get me started. The contest is over, of course, but I thought some of you might still find the suggestions inspiring. You can also check out all the challenge entries (each one used one of these ideas) at the Scrap N' Art website.

1. Scrap a layout using at least 5 photos.
2. Scrap in three's! Use 3 buttons, 3 chipboard pieces, and 3 of one other embellishment.
3. Divide your cardstock into quarters and scrap 4 mini layouts on it.
4. Scrap a layout using at least 3 different stamps.
5. Scrap a non July 4th layout using Red, White and Blue.
6 If you're a 12x12 scrapper, try a 8 1/2 x 11 layout, and vice versa!
7 Imitate water on your layout
8 Use duct tape as an embellishment
9 Create a 15 min layout
10 Make a round layout
11 Use your computer to print your journaling
12 Create a LO using only blue and orange (not including photo)
13 Design your own flower embellies and use them on a LO
14 Use two items on a LO that you'd find in an office store
15 Use 3 different types of ribbons or lace on a LO
16 Make a LO using only cardstock, no patterned papers allowed.
17 Create a layout using doodles and hand drawn embellishments
18 Create a layout using a page from a telephone book or dictionary
19 Create a layout using only black and white (photo could be color for more of an impact)
20 Create a layout using a masking or stenciling technique
21 Create a monochomatic (one color) layout (you can chose the color)
22 Create a layout using at least 4 textures on it.
23 Use repetition of an element on your page.
24 Create a page using lots of BLING! Let it SHINE!
25 Print a photo on something other than photo paper and use it on your page. Transparencies, cardstock, sandpaper???
26 Create a page about why you are PROUD to be an American
27 Use wallet size photos.
28 Use coloring pencils on your page somewhere.
29 Create a lo using the number 4 in some way, but NOT a July 4th lo.
30 Journal on a photo.
31 Use painted chipboard on a layout
32 Switch your style...if you're a paper scrapper, make a digi page and vice versa
33 Make a page using hues of red, white and blue (i.e. pink, light blue and creme or burgundy, navy and creme
34 Make a layout with only circular elements on it
35 Make 3 cards to send to deployed troops in 30 minutes
36 Make a layout honoring a military person you know
37 Make a layout using a transparency as the base
38 Scrap a layout using an overlay or transparency as your background must be able to "see through" your layout.
39 Scrap a layout using paper scraps, a minimum of 10 scraps that is! Any size, any color, just use up those scraps!
40 Scrap a layout with no picture, just a memory, a thought, a quote, etc.
41 Scrap something/someone you don't normally hubby, no kids, no parents, no one you normally scrap.
42 Create a scrapbooking Sketch
43 Make a layout with only journaling
44 Decorate the front of a notebook to make a "sketchbook" for ideas
45 use plain cardboard on a layout

Thanks for stopping by!

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