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And the countdown begins…

The countdown to CHA, that is! In exactly a week I will be arriving in Chicago (I’ll be driving so leaving VERY early next Friday morning) for a few days of pure bliss! I’ve been to a lot of these shows but this will be my first NOT going as a buyer but as a member of the press (I’ll be going with Scrapbook News + Review). I don’t know yet what to expect from this new role but I’m definitely so excited to see all the new goodies, catch up with old friends, and just be in a totally creative atmosphere for a few days!

And speaking of Scrapbook News + Review, we are looking for submissions for our August issue! You can find the main calls here. Several of the departments have separate calls now as well, including mine! Have I mentioned yet that I’ll be coordinating the newly re-vamped “Altered Art and Home Dec” section? šŸ™‚ I’m so excited about the future plans for this section! And I’d love to see your work for it! Here is what we’re looking for:

Artful Rooms – We’re looking for items you have altered for your kitchen – utensil holders, spice racks, kitchen art, altered cookie sheets and cutting boards…anything you can put in your kitchen!

Options – Time to see how you keep your household on time! We’re looking for a wide variety of altered clocks – any style – what makes YOU tick?

Seasonal – We’re looking for items altered with summer or beach themes.

Wearables – We’d love to see anything made with scrapping supplies that can be worn (totes/purses count) – jewelry, shoes (would love to see some flip flops!), etc.

ATC’s – Show us your favorite ATC’s for a new ATC gallery feature!

Call Guidelines Please submit your projects with the following guidelines: – Of any size – 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. Submit to <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy40974 = ‘jfranklin’ + ‘@’; addy40974 = addy40974 + ‘scrapbooknewsandreview’ + ‘.’ + ‘com’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy40974 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n jfranklin@scrapbooknewsandreview.com <!– document.write( ‘‘ ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> Deadline: July 31, 2008

I hope to see some of your work!!!

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with one of the projects I had in the June issue – an altered wooden gift bag I made for my dad. I’m so in love with Basic Grey’s Archaic line! I also used leather trim on this and clipped off the backs of some brads to just glue them on. The chipboard letters are 1.5″ Prim & Proper font from Zsiage hammered with the Tim Holtz texture hammer then inked and swiped with gold and covered in Glossy Accents. Click on the picture to see the mega version and the details!

Let me know if you’ll be at CHA too! I’d love to be on the lookout for you! šŸ™‚


One Response

  1. Cool bag…very masculine! Enjoy CHA!

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