Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Scrapbooker Online's DT Search is ON!

Scrapbooker Online, your one stop on the internet for scrapbooking supplies and ideas will be hiring a new Design Team for July –December 2008. Come join one of the most creative teams on the net.

Search Timeline:
• June 8th: Application due.
• June12th: Notification of new team.
• July 1st: New team starts.

You will be asked to submit three pieces of your work. You will also be asked to submit a written essay, no more than a paragraph explaining why you want to be a part of the SBO team and what interesting ideas/challenges.activities you would bring to our site.

Project Submission:
Your three projects needing to be submitted should cover the following themes or ideas

1. Show us your most favorite layout or project. Show us something you are super proud of and will allow us to see your style and work at its best.
2. Create a layout depicting a challenge or contest you would bring to SBO. Create the ideal layout that would win a particular contest. Or create a layout that would fit for a weekly challenge you would hold at SBO.
3. Show us a non layout project (altered item, mini book, card set or other non layout type of project)

Design Team Member Responsibilities:
• 6 month term appointment.
• Responsible for at least 4 layouts or projects a month, using supplies provided by Scrapbooker Online or manufacturer sponsor.
• All work uploaded must be of the best quality. Images or scans of work must be clean, crisp and of the best quality. You will be responsible for cropping and editing work before it is uploaded.
• Must maintain a consistent presence in our discussion forums and in our gallery.
• Each of the Design Team members will be responsible for at least 2 articles to be published on our site and in our newsletter during their 6 month term. This article will be coordinated through the DT Coordinators.
• Collaboration with other DT members on monthly layout contests or challenges, games, cybercrops, online chats or team meetings when needed.
• Responsible for QOTD (question of the day) once a week. Schedule to be agreed upon by team.

Team Expectations further explanation:

Comments in the gallery and on our Message Boards-
These comments need to be meaningful, thoughtful and appreciated by our members.

It is our goal at SBO to have members begin forum posts and to have members keep the boards alive. But, it takes the DT's presence and creativity to move things along. Your presene is seen by either posting new threads and/or commenting to posts already made

Newsletter Reveals (Twice a month)-
It is your responsibility as a team member to keep up on monthly assignments and to upload work to the gallery when scheduled. Your work will be used in each of the bi-weekly newsletters.. These assignments will be posted in the DT forum.

NL Articles-
You will be responsible for some type of monthly NL participation. This may be in the form of gallery work being featured or some type of paper craft how-to or DT member spotlight.

Challenges, Contests, Cybercrop work
Your assignments and schedule will be mutually agreed upon by all team members.

You will be responsible for one question each week. Schedule to be determined and agreed upon by the team.

• Other site DT positions are acceptable along with Manufacturers DT positions.

While our selection process is underway we do expect to get to know you. Please come and introduce yourself to our members. Join in our challenges and hang out in our message boards. We want you to get to know our members and team. By getting to know you will allow us to make the best selection and fit for our team and the members of Scrapbooker Online.

Good luck ladies! Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you and seeing your wonderful work.

PLEASE SEND YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO Maryfrances Fabbri, SBO owner, at
dtsearch@scrapbookeronline.com NO later then June 8th

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Clear Scraps strikes again!

It's that time again! I'm back with a few Clear Scraps projects!

This first one is a layout that I scrapped on a Clear Scraps 12x12 Blank Acrylic Sheet. I love how it changes what would have been an ordinary cardstock layout into something completely fresh and new!

There's also a Clear Scraps Scalloped Circle Frame shape that I covered in Magic Mesh. I love Clear Scrap's shape assortment! And talk about versatility!

Acrylic: Clear Scraps 12x12 blank acrylic sheet
Patterned paper: Basic Grey Sultry
Stickers: Basic Grey Elements
Clear shape: Clear Scraps Scalloped Circle Frame
Magic Mesh (Forest Green)
Adhesive: Zip Dry, Glue Dots & AdTech tape runner
DMC floss (brown)
Alphabet stickers: American Crafts
Machine stitching
Misc brad (small)

This is a quick card I made by running a piece of the Clear Scraps 12x12 Blank Acrylic Sheet through my Sizzix using a tree die. To add color to the acrylic, I inked the trunk and leaves with StazOn ink. Drys quick and gives the acrylic a pop of color!

Acrylic: Clear Scraps Blank Acrylic Sheet
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Pheobe
Ribbon: May Arts Satin Reversible Ribbon
Ink: StazOn (Timber Brown, Cactus Green)
Alphabet letters: Basic Grey
Adhesive: Tombo Mono Liquid Glue, Adtech tape runner
Sizzix: Tree die

Last but certainly not least - a Clear Scraps Dog Bone Album. How cute is the shape of this? And again, the sizes of the different Clears Scraps albums are so generous! This album is 5" x10"! Plenty of room for full sized photos, patterned paper and all the funsies!

This album is centered around my husband and I's 8 year old Pug, Beijing. She's such a fun part of our very tiny family! :)

Beijing Ling Patrizio...you are so much a part of our little family! You are a true and loyal friend and you love to be around us! Whether you're out barking on the porch, smelling or eating my potted herbs, you love the outdoors! Taking a walk (and even the mention of the work "walk") makes you so happy! Even when we're playing games you want to be a part of our fun. I mean really...who knew a pug could play Rummy?

You and your sweater do not get along very well. From the minute I brought it home you fought that thing with all that you had. Of course I thought it was the cutest little dog sweater ever! It's taken a few years but now I can get it on you without much fuss! And thanks to you, I always have a willing subject to practice my photography skills on! You are the queen of this house!

Thank you for...
Never judging me
Protecting me
Always being happy to see me
Laying under my chair
Always comforting me when I'm sad
Following me wherever I go
Listening to me w/an open heart
Making me feel so loved!

Album: Clear Scraps Dog Bone Album
Patterned Paper: KI Memories (Love, Elsie), Basic Grey Recess, Basic Grey Blitzen, My Mind's Eye, Scenic Route Background Papers, Teresa Collins
Cardstock: Die Cuts With a View
Chipboard: Maya Road, Scenic Route, Heidi Swapp, Cosmo Cricket
Buttons: American Crafts
Dies/Die-cutting machine: Sizzix
Felt: Queen & Co. Brown Dogs
Ribbon: Offray, misc
Flowers: Petaloo, Sizzix
Bling: Glitz Design Frosting
Epoxie: EK Success
Pen: American Crafts
Ink: StazOn (Green Cactus, Jet Black)
Adhesive: Zip Dry Glue, Glue Dots , Tombo Mono Liquid Glue
Stickers: Scenic Route, EK Success, Heidi Swapp for Advantus tape
Foam embellies: American Crafts
Other: Magic Mesh (Black, Copper), DMC floss

Tools: Basic Grey Precision File Set

If you've recently tried a Clear Scrap product, I'd love to hear from you and how your experience was!

Hope the spring season is upon you, wherever you may be! Our boulevard is lined with gorgeous trees popping with huge bouquets of white and pink blossoms! The grass is sooo green and we've already mowed three times. I am ready to get out with my camera and capture the beauty of the season!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!