Jumpstart January is back!
We challenge you to start your year with fun and focus on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little speedbumps of life. When the month is over, you'll have completed several layouts and been challenged and treated to some fun along the way.
A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge/task every day, Monday - Saturday from January 1-30 in the Games folder on the Message Board. Check out the game thread titled "January Jumpstart 2011" for complete details and rules.
Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59pm MT on January 31st will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a separate drawing to win one of three $5 gift certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in both drawings!) Winners will be announced in the newsletter on Saturday, February 5th.
Two ways to participate -
*Complete all tasks/challenges/layouts and submit task log to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the tasks, I will update the list each day.
Sat 1st -Task 1
Check out the ScrapGirls University or Newsletters for a tutorial you have been meaning to workthrough. Requirement: Start a thread in the forum for your software with a linkto the tutorial or newsletter and what you learned.
Mon 3rd -Task 2
Review your scrapsupplies and unzip/organize anything you have not done yet.
Tues 4th -Task3
Make a list ofproducts you love and just had to have but have not used for an upcoming task.Requirement: Post links to three products in the game thread.
Wed 5th -Task 4 -Layout Requirement
Take a photo of aspecial keepsake and create a layout around it using products from task 3.Requirement: Post a link to the layout in the Scrap Girls Gallery in the gamethread.
Thurs 6th -Task 5
Go through yoursoftware and find a tool you have yet to use. Use the help section of theprogram to learn what it does and play with it. Requirement: Post what tool youchose and what you learned. Do you think you will use it?
Fri 7th -Task 6
Download photos fromyour camera and organize them. Share with friends and family through an onlinegallery, Facebook, email or other online method. Requirement: post in thethread how you shared the photos.
Sat 8th -Task 7 -Layout Requirement
Choose a photo youshared and using what you learned in task one and five as well as products fromyour "unused stash" list from task 4 to create a layout. Requirement:upload layout to gallery and post link in game thread.
Mon 10th -Task 8
What's outside yourwindow? Take a photo of what you see outside your window. You can use a house,car or any other window. Requirement: Link a 72dpi 300 px in the game thread with metadata.
Tues 11th -Task 9
Journal about thephoto in task 8 for an upcoming layout.
Wed 12th -Task 10
Browse the boutiquefor a journaling product and add your journaling from task 9. Requirement: postlink to journaling product in the game thread.
Thurs 13th -Task 11- Layout Requirement
Create a layoutusing photo from task 8 and journaling from task 10 and products you have notused but just had to have. Requirement: upload to the Jumpstart January Galleryand link back to the game thread.
Fri 14th -Task 12
"Leavelove" (post comments) on 10 layouts in the gallery that have 2 or fewercomments. Requirement: Link your favorite of the 10 in the game thread.
Sat 15th -Task 13
Haveyou always wanted to know how to do something digiscrapping but have not asked or researched yet? It could be aproduct in the boutique, tool in your software or something related to theScrap Girls Forums. Requirement: Start a thread with the question or techniquein the Digital Techniques forum and link it to the game thread.
Mon 17th -Task 14
How well do you knowyour camera? Take at least 4 photos using different settings on your camera anddownload them to your computer.
Tues 18th -Task 15
Browse the galleryfor a layout you would love to scraplift. Requirement: Leave love on at least 5 layouts andlink your favorite to the game thread.
Wed 19th -Task 16 -Layout requirement
Using the layoutfrom task 15, one or more of the photos from task 14 and the technique fromtask 13, create a layout Requirement: upload it to the gallery and link to itin the game thread.
Thur 20th -Task 17
Search the designers gallery for something to share about your favorite designer. Requirement: share something you love about your favorite designer that you found in one of their layouts and link the layout to the game thread.
Fri 21st -Task 18
Do you have a template, technique or embellishment that you use with creating EVERY layout? Requirement: Share with us what the product or technique is and how or why you use it so often. How do you make it uniquely yours?
Sat 22nd -Task 19
Leave a welcoming comment on 6 new members profiles and don't forget to check out their galleries while you are there. Not sure how to find new members? Check out the Meet and Greet forum or click the Members tab and then sort by Join date. New members are found on the LAST pages.
Mon 24th -Task 20
Do you have old photos that you have or have had scanned? Are you planning on scanning photos or slides and not started yet? We will be using older photos on an upcoming layout so it's time to get started! Search the boutique for word art that complements your photo. Requirement: Link the word art product to the game thread. We understand that not everyone is has or is able to purchase products from the boutique so feel free to find one that would work and post it even if you are unable to use it on the upcoming layout.
Tue 25th -Task 21 - Layout Requirement
Create a layout using a photo that was taken at least 10 years ago and the word art from task 10 and make sure to point out to us your product/technique from task 18. Requirement: Upload layout to the Jumpstart January gallery and link It back to the game thread.
Wed 26th -Task 22
Are you participating in the Photo Club? You can check it out here:
Scrap Girls Photo Club. Requirement: Choose one of the challenges and take photos for an upcoming layout.
Thurs 27th -Task 23
Use the theme search in the Boutique to find products that work with your photo from task 22. Requirement: Link at least 3 products you find to the game thread along with the Theme words you used to search.
Fri 28th -Task 24 - Gallery posting challenge! Post your current Gallery count in the game thread and then spend the weekend leaving love. Requirement: Post your new count in the game thread on Monday the 31st. Not sure how to find your total comments? Go to your gallery and click on your name, you will find your Stats in your user information.
Sat 29th -Task 25 - Layout Requirement
Use your best photofrom task 22 and products from task 23 to create a layout. Use at least 3filters, styles, actions or plug in's when creating your layout.
Requirement:Upload layout to the Jumpstart January gallery and link It back to the gamethread.
Mon 31st - Task 26
Catch up on the tasks you have not finished yet.
*Bonus Layout requirement
If you have time; find a layout that you created as a paper scrapper or one you have been meaning to redo digitally and redo the layout. Requirement: Take a photo of your paper page and upload layouts (original & redone) to the Jumpstart January gallery and link It back to the game thread.