Sunday, January 15, 2012

Challenge #61: Something Old - Something New

Welcome to 2012 - here's to another year of challenges and fun!

We enjoyed looking at your entries for the last challenge and have been inspired by different ways on how to make use of those buttons!

For Challenge No #61 we would like to see you use something OLD and something NEW.

We tend to buy the latest and greatest stuff that is available to adorn our projects but what about the older stash we still have sitting gathering dust?

This month we challenge you to create a project which uses 50% of the oldest stash you have in your possession and 50% of the newest stuff you bought.

Be sure and comment with a link to your *newly created* project so we can see and comment on them. 
If you link us to an online gallery, make sure that you only use one for which we do not need to register in order to view/comment
Please also consider to switch of word verification on your blogs if you would like our DT to leave comment. If you are worried about Spam you may want to have commen moderation enabled instead

And here are our DT examples to give you an idea on how to combine the old with the new

Something old: Basic Grey papers, Magic Mesh, Fibers
Something new: 7 Dots Studio paper

Something oldpapers (MME Lost & Found Christmas); felt gingerbread man (Favorite Findings); poinsettia (The Girls Paperie); Christmas brad (BoBunny); glitter cut border (Fancy Pants)
Something newgold bling (Forever in Time); alphas (Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts, Forever in Time) oldest (2005!): Christmas postage stamp stickers (Pebbles Inc.); Christmas ornament sticker (for the letter "o") (Jolee's)

Designer Notes: "I found Pink Pailee's NEW Snow Day Collection ephemera a while back in my LSS, but they never purchased the paper to go along with the collection, so I was able to find older papers in my stash to mimic the collection and match the ephemera."

Something Old: Studio Calico tags, fabric strip, cloud rub on, mists.
Something VERY old: Heidi Swapp alphabet masks, #sticker, SEI epoxy bubbles, "Cute kid" fabric tag and the photos too - 2005!
Something New: Pink Paislee Nantucket die cuts, background paper.

Something Old:: Crate Paper (Emma's Shoppe)
Something New: Crate Paper (Random)

Something Old: Create My Keepsake Kit -Jan or Feb 2008 kit: Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design Inc. (Polka-Dot), Fancy Pants (Penguin); Embellishments: Heart Pin and Felt Heart Paperclip.
Something New: Scrapbook Circle Kit- Jan 2012: Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants (heart cu out; Embellishments: My Mind's Eye (felt border and ticket), Doily, Heart Shaped Paperclip; Stickers: Glitz

"I used a combination of new Authentique papers and embellishments with older Making Memories and K&Company embellishments, Crate Paper (Portrait Collection) and older American Crafts and Sassafras alphabet stickers." 

Something Old: DCWV Alphabet Stack,
Something New: Echo Park Victoria Garden,Webster's Pages Western Romance Line Dance. La Blanche Stamp Item 1225, The Girls Paperie Vintage Whimsy, template by Crafter's Workshop.

Something Old: Bo Bunny
Something New: Bo Bunny

Renee created a card and a layout this month to share with us

Sunday, January 1, 2012

DT Call 2012 - March - June

Another DT Call - Is it that time already????

Our current DT are still rocking the crap until the end of February but as you all know, we like to keep things cool and stress free. So we give you loads of time to get your application in if you fancy becoming part of our fabulous Design Team.

Are you a hoarder? Do you surround yourself with pretty papers, chipboard, embellishments and continue to add to your stash rather than use it?

Well then you are the prefect crafter to become part of our DT.
Scrap You Crap is looking for four to six team members and ideally we would love to have a good mixture of cardmakers and scrapbookers.

**What do we ask of our Designers?
Just one project per month – due on the 7th as our challenges will go live on the 15th.
Register for our DT forum, where we will be throwing ideas around for future challenges and communicate with each other. We do not ask for gazillions of posts, just a bi-monthly check in
Promote SYC wherever possible, for example on your personal blog, online communities.
Commit to a four month term with the possibility of extending this for another term.
Leave comments on all challenge entries <- this is super important and will be monitored

**What do our Designers get in return?
The gratification of having used up all that stash which gathered dust. As the concept of the blog is to make use of the stash you already own, it would be kind of defeating the object to compensate with product, right? And also, this gives you the perfect excuse to go and buy more stash...seeing that you used the old one up for our challenges :)
Designers will have a permanent link to their blog (or homepage) on our site.

If you want to become part of this well-established challenge blog, send an email to: and don’t forget to put SYC DT Call in the subject line.

We would like you to submit three projects (layouts or cards) which you feel represent your style the best but they don’t have to be newly created. You can email us images of stuff you have already done before no need to recreate and keep it a secret. Please DO NOT embed images within your email we require them as attachments only. Please make sure that our pictures are not blurry and of a maximum size of 700 x 700 pixels.

Don’t forget to include a link to your personal blog (if you have one) as we are nosy like that and fancy checking you out...

Internationals are more than welcome and the deadline for this call is February 10th 2012. If accepted, your term runs from March 2012 through to June 2012. No prior DT experience is required.

We will contact the successful applicants no later than February 15th 2012.

If you have any questions, please shoot us an email to: and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hear from you all!

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