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“Truly Trendy” Scrapbooking Contest

We are excited to announce our latest contest, “Truly Trendy!” Please read below for details and wonderful prizes from our sponsors!

ScrapScene’s Scrapbook Contest:

“Truly Trendy”

Sponsored by:

Danelle Johnson, For Keepsake Scrapbook Superstore, Keep in Touch Card Shop, Rasberry, Serendipity Scrapbooks, Teresa Collins, and The Scrappy Gourmet!

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The Challenge: You’ve been seeing a lot of new trends popping up in the world of scrapbooking for 2008. We, at ScrapScene, have also been posting a lot about them recently. (You can see some links in the “Inspiration” section below.) For this contest, we are challenging you to create a scrapbooking or paper crafting project that reflects one or more of these trends. Some ideas you can select from are mentioned below, or perhaps there is another trend that we didn’t mention. You can make a scrapbook layout, a mini book, an altered item, or whatever else you decide. This contest is pretty wide open, so show us what you can do. The project does not have to be brand new, you can submit an entry that you have made earlier, no problem. Entries will be judged on overall appeal as well as creativity. One grand prize will be awarded as well as five runner up prizes. Let’s see what you can come up with!


Inspiration: Need some inspiration? Take a look at some of these ideas to give you some mojo for creating a scrapbook project using a new trend:

Woodgrain, deer, owls, birds, trees, crowns, chandeliers, silhouettes, bingo cards, cartoons, hybrid, cupcakes, environmental themed, bold/bright colours, black and white, retro kitsch, fabric, new twists on paper piecing, the grunge look, vintage/retro look, altering home decor furniture (& walls, etc.), embroidery, scrapbooking on plastic, botanicals, new patterns like argyle/harlequin or houndstooth, office inspired products, or perhaps there is another trend that you’ve been noticing that we didn’t mention!

For further reference, see our 3 part series on trends for 2008 with commentary from various well-known industry experts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Also, additional trends posts can be seen here.


How to Enter: You can enter up to 3 projects. To enter, email a photo of your project to us at [email protected] and we will post it up in our onsite contest gallery for you. ** Please do not submit anymore than 3 photos of your project and please try to keep photos under 150 kb each.** In the email subject line, please put “Truly Trendy.” As well, please include a little information about your project. i.e. what is the trend(s) that your project incorporates, what is the project (a layout, mini book, an altered ?what?), and the approximate size. Also, please include your state/province and country of residence and your blog address if you have one. (This last point has no bearing on the contest results but better able to serve us when writing up the announcement post of winners!) To view contest entries as they come in, you can go to our gallery (soon to be published). (All entries will be acknowledged via email within a few days of receipt. Please also give us a couple of days to upload your photos into the gallery).


Rules: Anyone residing in any country can enter up to 3 projects. No more than 3 photos per project please. By submitting, you agree to ScrapScene displaying your entry on our website. If you require us to take it down for a future submission elsewhere, please let us know and we will do so. There is no cash value awarded in lieu of a prize. Sponsors have the right to make substitutions for a prize of equal value, if required. Once the winners are announced, the decisions are final.


Deadline: Deadline for all entries is Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Once the deadline has been reached, we will select one winner based on creativity and overall appeal. Entries will be judged by ScrapScene with input from various scrapbook industry experts. On Monday, May 5th, 2008 one grand prize winner plus 5 runners up will be announced.


Sponsors: This contest is sponsored by generous donations from the following companies:

Danelle Johnson is the creator behind Art Warehouse and also co-creator of the new Creative Cafe for Creative Imaginations. Check out Danelle’s newly launched website here and her blog here.

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook Superstore is a 6500 square foot scrapbooking superstore out of St. Louis, Missouri, USA. They carry all major scrapbook lines and are always on the lookout for new companies to promote. Visit their blog here.

Keep in Touch Card Shop carries “unique kits and supplies for every papercrafting need.” In their online store, you can find such things as handmade items, scrapbooking, papercrafting and card making kits, plus an online store. Visit their site here.

Rasberry is a fairly new scrapbook supply manufacturer out of Australia. They recently launched their collection at CHA. Rasberry is currently putting in place distributors for the European, North American and New Zealand markets. Visit their website here.

Serendipity Scrapbooks is an online scrapbook supply store with a great monthly kit program. They also have new CHA items fresh in the store. Check out their website here, the kit club here and the online store here.

Teresa Collins recently went independent with her new scrapbook line, Teresa Collins Designs. She launched some great looking products at the recent CHA Winter. Take a look at all the offerings here. Also, you may want to check out Teresa’s blog here.

The Scrappy Gourmet is an online store and kit club all surrounding the theme of cooking. Kit titles, Designers and even instructions are given names that reflect this theme! You’ll want to check out their site here, store here, and their blog here. Lots of new CHA products are in the shop!


Grand Prize : ONE very lucky winner will win ALL of the following: (scroll down for 5 runner up prizes!)

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook Superstore, a Priority Design Kit plus much more. Here is a list of what is included: Papers from SEI’s Jolie Chocolat to include: 2 pieces of 12×12 Mousse, 2 pieces of 12×12 Noisette, 2 pieces of 12×12 Sucre, 2 pieces of 12×12 Chocolat, 2 pieces of 12×12 Cafe AuLait, 2 pieces of 12×12 Bonbonier, 5 – 12″ lengths of Miscellaneous sample ribbons to go with the above paper, 2 bling brads from Bazzill, 1 set of Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps “Flower Stems”, Cloud 9 designed Rain Drops, EK Success Dragonfly dimensional stickers, Prima Flowers, 4 EK dimensional tags, Directions to reproduce a 12×12 layout (photo included in the directions) designed with the above papers and embellishments and created by Nancy Wethington of For Keeps Sake Scrapbook. Directions include a pre-printed title “The Earth Laughs In Flowers.” Newly designed double-sided papers by Amy Teets of Dream Street Papers, 2 sheets of 12×12 Remember The Moments – Christian, 2 sheets of 12×12 Remember The Moments – Alex, 2 sheets of 12×12 Remember The Moments – Peytan, 2 sheets of 12×12 Remember The Moments – Challen, 2 sheets of 12×12 Remember The Moments – Pauline, 2 sheets of 12×12 Remember The Moments – Jacob.

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Keep in Touch Card Shop is giving away their April “Enough to Keep Me Busy” kit. This kit contains the following: 6 sheets Jenni Bowlin Tangerine Dream patterned paper, 1 sheet Jenni Bowlin die cut paper, 1 Making Memories Audrey Scallop Ledger paper, 2 sheets Foofala patterned paper, 4 sheets coordinating cardstock, 1 pkg Heidi Swapp bling frames, 1 pkg Heidi Swapp jewels, 1 pkg Making Memories rub on words, 1 pkg Jenni Bowlin Tangerine Dream journal cards, 4 each Jenni Bowlin tickets, 3 each Jenni Bowlin Tangerine Dream mini papers, 2 each 7 Gypsies ATC transparencies, 1 each Rhonna Farrer rub on sheets, 1 Teresa Collins Bling Ring, 4 strands coordinating ribbon, 1 lil’ bag of bits, buttons and baubles.

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Rasberry is also giving away a prize pack to the grand prize winner. Rasberry prizerasberryprize.jpg includes the following: papers from the Rasberry Soda, Classic, Squashed, Princess and Sweet Collections, rub ons, cut out sheets chipboard from the Princess and Classic collections, and a scalloped party box. See photo of prize at left.

Serendipity Scrapbooks is giving away a ScrapOnizer to the grand prize winner! See photo at right. In case you aren’t familiar with it, here is a description from the manufacturer, “ScrapOnizer is the storage and serendipityprize.jpgorganizing system that was developed to help us and others to be able to easily store and more importantly SEE what supplies were on hand to create beautiful scrapbook pages.” It is basically a “Scrapbooker’s toolbox!” (Note, prize does not contain contents shown inside the ScrapOnizer photo at right.)

Teresa Collins is giving the grand prize winner two sheets of every sheet from all four of her collections released at CHA Winter! That is from Damask, Journal-It, Bella Girl and Boardwalk. Photo below only shows some of the paper!


The Scrappy Gourmet is giving away a mini album kit called, “School Days,” designed by the fabulous Greta Hammond. See photos below.

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ScrapScene is also offering to do a spotlight interview on the winner featuring some of their work. This is a great opportunity for exposure! Some of our past winners, contest entrants, and other featured designers have been contacted for Design Team positions and other exciting opportunities.


Runners Up: Five runners up will each win a prize pack from Danelle Johnson!


We hope you will have fun with this and we can’t wait to see what you make!

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  1. April 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Oh my goodness! WOW WOW WOW This is very exciting!

  2. April 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Oh man the ideas are just going crazy in my head I need to write them down! I am so entering! But it says photo,question can we scan our layouts? then send the file which would still be a jpg.?

  3. April 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Sure, a scan is fine also. Thanks! Angie

  4. April 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    oh my gosh!! what a fab contest! can’t wait to get to work on this!!

    so, am i correct in saying we can make 3 different projects?

  5. April 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Yes, a maximum of three projects and a maximum of 3 photos per project.

  6. stephanie
    April 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    oh this is wonderful.

  7. Tricia S
    April 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Great contest! Thanks for a chance a such wonderful prizes!

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