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Scrapbook News + Review calls and news!

Are you tired of me yet today? LOL! I know this is the third post today and I promise the last (although I have one set up for tomorrow morning…) but I just wanted to share some of the happenings over at Scrapbook News + Review. First of all, if you haven’t checked this new e-zine out yet, you’re totally missing out! I am working with some amazing talent and each issue gets better and better (and if you subscribe, you get all back issues as well so you won’t miss a thing!). I’ve just taken over the Altered and Home Dec section and coming in August will be having some really cool changes to the section. I’ll be posting the calls for that issue shortly (trying to get the July issue calls closed first!). In the meantime, we’re always looking for talented paper artists – scrapbookers, stampers, altered artist, cardmakers, send them in!

July calls:

Call Guidelines

Please submit your pages with the following guidelines:

  • Pages only (unless specified) — no altered projects, mini albums or home decor
  • Of any size
  • Can be traditional, hybrid or digital (please specify)
  • No restrictions on whether it has been posted to an online gallery, blog, etc., but we respectfully request that you take them down when requested for publication.

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Deadline: June 30, 2008

Call Descriptions

By Style

In each issue of Scrapbook News & Review, we’ll feature scrapbook pages by style and skill level. As a chance to see as many styles and genres as possible, for this call only, we will not restrict the amount of submissions per scrapbooker. In fact, we would prefer to see at least 3 to 5 layouts per scrapbooker in order to give us an idea of how well defined your style is.

We’re currently looking for pages and projects of any size or subject. It must be a clearly defined style, i.e. clean and simple, modern and graphic, shabby chic, classic, freestyle, eclectic, etc. Please include the style category you feel best describes your work.

Military

We’re looking for pages and projects of any size that reflect and honor our soldiers. Whether a veteran or on active duty, we want layouts that showcase everything from uniforms and training camps to life on base and in foreign countries.

American ME

Or Canadian, or French or Dutch. Patriotism is alive and well and Scrapbook News & Review. Show us how deep your roots grow! We’re looking for pages that reflect your national heritage, culture, and traditions.

No Place Like Home

Ah, home sweet home. Tell us all about yours. We’re looking for layouts that reflect your hometown, your birthplace or even where you�d love to live someday! Show us how much you love your home!

Textiles

If you tend to reach for soft embellishments such as fabric, ribbon, felt and trim, we want to see your layouts! Show us the creative ways you use textiles on your pages.

Monochromatic Pages

Choose a color and complete a page using a monochromatic scheme with that color. It may be a simple approach but we bet the results are spectacular!

Retro Shapes & Pages

It’s retro baby! Retro chic that is. We’re dying to see your pages that showcase things from the past � tie-dyed shirts, poodle skirts, old cars, you name it, we want to see it. Add some fun retro shapes and you have magic in the waiting.

Style Departure

If you have a style and stick to it, we dare you to try something new. With Style Departure, we want two pages — one that shows your usual style in action and one that is dramatically different from your typical status quo.

Altered Art, Mini Books & Home Decor

Mini Albums

American/Canadian/French Me/Etc, Military or Designers Choice

Altered Art/Home Decor

Designers Choice

I hope everyone will submit – can’t wait to see all the fabulous projects you come up with!! I’ll catch you up with the latest calls for August in another couple of weeks, including the first calls for the revamped Altered/Home Dec section (yea, I’m a little excited about the plans I’ve made for this!)!

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Happy Mail!

Gosh I love happy mail days! Today definitely fit the bill! I got an awesome blog RAK package from Stephanie! Just LOOK at all the yummy goodies she sent me! I really need to get my son to bed on time tonight because I am totally going to do some stamping with these stamps! Soooo in love with them all! And look! 6×6 square envies – I think she’s been reading my mind (or my posts at SNR, lol) that I never do anything but standard sizes because of the envelope issue (as in I just can’t bring myself to make them, lol)! But I’m a big fan of the 6×6 size of anything so I’m excited to have a way to do cards that size too now. And speaking of cards, those packs of pre-made (my favorite) cards at the bottom of the picture? The texture is AMAZING! Not sure the brand (packaging doesn’t say), but they’re gorgeous!

She sent this gorgous card along with the package – it’s amazing! Ok, see all the stripes? Each one is placed separately and I’m just beyond impressed because everything is lined up so perfectly I had to look close to even be sure they WERE done in strips like that!

And I REALLY want one of these custom stamps now! Is that just the cutest thing!!! Her name and blog addy – LOVE this (it was stamped on the back of the card).

If you haven’t been to Stef’s blog, it’s definitely a must-see! She does incredible cards – lots of stamping and sketches! Eye candy just about every day so definitely worth getting the feed (have I mentioned i LOVE how up-to-date I’m staying on my blog feeds now that I’m on Firefox?).