Scrapbook News and Reviews - Deadline Aug 1st
ByStyle* (see below)
My First Job
School days/ Teacher gifts
Silly grins/crazy faces
Adding selective color to photos
Converting photos to black and white
ByStyle - In each issue of Scrapbook News and Review, we 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 do not restrict the amount of submissions per scrapbooker. In fact, we'd prefer to see at least three to five layouts per person in order to give us an idea of how well your defined style is. We're currently looking for pages of size or subject. It must be a clearly defined style, for example: clean and simple, modern and graphic, shabby chic, freestyle, eclectic, etc. Please include the style category you feel best describers your work.
Creating Keepsakes - Deadline Monday July 27!!!!
We'd like to see group photos that people might use for holiday cards, or photos they might take at a holiday gathering, that are more than just a lineup in front of the tree. It is crucial that these are NOT highly technical, but something accessible for our core reader who isn't a pro shutterbug. Think in terms of interesting poses, settings, props, angles, lighting, etc.
It’s time to think outside the square, or in this case – off the page. Take your scrapping to the next dimension and show us what you’ve got! We are constantly on the look out for your original and innovative beyond the page projects!
Do you want to be on the COVER?
The Scrapbooking Memories team is always on the lookout for outstanding layouts to feature on our cover. The following are a few guidelines we look for in a cover layout:
* A well-composed 5inx7in photo (babies to adults) that is engaging and has eye contact, high resolution and without pixilation.
*A clean and aesthetically pleasing layout.
* Attention to detail and excellent craftsmanship.
* Preferably no large-letter titles at the top of the pageCALLING ALL YOUNG SCRAPPERS!
Just a reminder that Scrapbooking Memories supports the next generation of scrappers and we’re on always on the lookout for talented youngsters! We know scrapbooking isn’t just for adults, which is why we have our very own Young Scrappers gallery each month. We want to publish the up and coming stars of our craft!
Scrapbook Trends -
- Quick & Easy Layouts with Sketches
- Quick & Easy Cards
- Quick & Easy Home Decor/Gifts
- Mini Albums in an Evening
- Simple Things
- 4 x 6" Photos
- 2 Page Layouts
- 5 Products or Less
- Quick & Easy Embellishments
- Getting Fit
- New Years
- Simple Things
- Thank You Cards & Tags
- Showcase: Layouts you love that don't fit any other category. Be prepared to share the story behind the layout, why you created it and why you love it.
- Real Life: This year I will... - Do you have big plans for 2010? New job, new home, new you? Share your goals and plans in a special layout for the New Year.
- Challenge: Scraplift - Scraplift a page using a layout from a previous issue of Scrapbook Trends as your inspiration. Make sure to reference the layout used.
- Stories To Tell: Die Cuts - Use die cuts to help tell your story, whether it's a fun die cut title, die cut letters added to your journaling, or a unique die cut shape for your recorded memories.
Have you created an amazing piece of memory art for your best friend? Or maybe a sweet keepsake for your new niece or a special heritage Christmas ornament for Uncle Max? We’re looking for new ideas and artistic offerings that translate into beautiful memories as handcrafted gifts for friends and family. Please send us your mixed-media special gifts from the heart for publication consideration. For information on submitting your artwork, please see the Submission Guidelines, and be sure to note clearly “Somerset Memories Gifts from the Heart” in your submission. Deadline for artwork to be received: November 15th for April issue.
Journaling has always been a fabulous way to chronicle your feelings, your everyday musings, and your hopes and dreams. Here at Somerset Memories we think that journaling in an artful way can become a fabulous kind of memory art to cherish for years to come. Perhaps you’ve made pages in your journal that focus on the birth of your daughter, the graduation of your son, your feelings on being chosen for teaching a workshop, or a difficult time you went through. We’re looking for artistically created art journals that are destined to become keepsakes. For information on submitting your artwork, please see the Submission Guidelines, and be sure to note clearly “Somerset Memories Artful Journals” in your submission. Deadline for artwork to be received: November 15th for April issue.
Memories in Moments
Share a heritage/memory art project that can be completed in 20 minutes or less! In the increasing rush and complexity of everyday life, not everyone has time to spend hours upon hours creating beautiful art (though we’d all love to in a perfect world). However, we know that beautiful heritage/memory art can be created in a few precious moments, and we’d love to gather your innovative ideas and inspire readers to preserve their precious memories in those little pockets of time (20 minutes or less) as they arise. For information on submitting your artwork, please see the Submission Guidelines, and be sure to note clearly “Memories in Moments” in your submission. Deadline for artwork to be received: On-going.
If you have created computer-generated scrapbook pages, simply e-mail low resolution scans (72 dpi) of your pages to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If we choose your page, we'll contact you via e-mail for the high-resolution image. Deadline for artwork to be received: On-going.
Show Your True Self – Tattoos and All
Scrapbook pages often depict seemingly perfect people – adorable infants, angelic children who never throw a tantrum, and dreamy, air-brushed self-portraits. Then there’s the heartwarming journaling recounting baby’s first tooth, a first day of school, a wedding. While it’s important to preserve such happy moments, it’s also the dark and difficult days, the somber thoughts and serious reflection that can make for compelling pages. We invite you to create your own scrapbook pages that look at life honestly, that are unafraid to share the negative feelings as well as the positive ones, and that offer a self-portrait that’s true to oneself and one’s view of reality rather than an idealized picture. There’s no formula, no single style, no one way to create these pages. We’ll publish as many of your pages as we can in upcoming issues. Deadline for artwork to be received: On-going.