Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wahoo! Our Scrapbooking Challenge Begins!

It's here, it's here Time to begin with our ALL NEW scrapbooking challenges and Design Team search - Woo Hoo!!

It seems that sketches are easy for a lot of people to work with, and since we definitely want to encourage anyone to play, we wanted to start with something fun! So, we're using a sketch along with the stipulation that the page be Halloween themed!

I was coasting through Splitcoast Stampers a few weeks ago and found a link to a really cool blog with some awesome scrapbooking sketches... so I contacted Julie Bonner of 52 Weeks.... 52 Sketches and she gave us permission to use one of her sketches for our very first challenge! You should definitely check out her challenge blog, particularly if you are interested in sketch mojo!! And, Mothers and Daughters store will be sponsoring a prize there soon, so keep checking back! Here is the awesome sketch we used:

Now, of course, a sketch is just a starting point - feel free to get creative with it! The rules to play are simple - use this sketch to make a layout and then post a comment here so we can go see your creation! If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers, use keyword "MDCSB1".
Here's what our design team came up with:

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

Maria Used:
Purple Fog/Black Harlequin
Glitter Stickers
Best Creations:
Halloween Bats and Dots

April Dycus

Skull Ledger
Foil Bat Stripe
Orange Dot/Jack-O-Lantern
Spider Web
Halloween Words
Purple/Black Harlequin
Glitter Stickers

Laurie Rodick - Lovin My Life

Laurie used:
Skull Ledger
Purple Fog/Black Harlequin
Flocked Spider Web
Flocked Favorite Pieces

Tamara McKlveen - MDC, Tamara's Page

Tamara Used:
Lollipop and Lizzy
Black Swirl
Purple Bat/Diecut Edge
Pumpkin Motif
Skull Ledger
Stickers: Flocked Borders
Stickers: Fav. Pieces

Of course, we couldn't let our first scrapbooking week go by without a prize! Players this week will have a chance to win all the scrapbooking papers in the My Little Yellow Bicycle Line, along with a coordinating pack of stickers!!

Now, we've made it no secret that we're on a search for a few more Design Team members! If you're interested in our design team tryouts, here's what you need to do:
1. Start playing the weekly challenges
2. Submit three other layouts and one altered project to us at . These do not have to be made special for this call - we just want to see what you think your best work is. Please make sure to reduce your picture size to below 600x600 pixels!
3. In your email, include your name, contact information, your blog or gallery link, and answers to the following questions:
-How long have you been scrapbooking?
-Do you design for any other webstores or sites; if so, please provide links.
-Why are you trying out for the MDC Design Team?
-How did you hear about the MDC DT search?
4. All entries are due by October 31st. Winners will be announced November 3rd!

The following tips might be helpful:
1. Photography counts! We'd like the work you upload to be easy to see and professional looking.
2. We're looking for someone who can upload the weekly challenge, along with additional random layouts on a fairly regular basis.
3. We're looking for designers who are fairly flexible with their creations; of course, we'll probably be picking you based on your unique 'style', but if a challenge calls for a break away from that, a good designer should be capable of adapting. In addition, you should be comfortable working on altered items and/or home decor items.
4. If you do design for another store, the product lines they carry should be different from what MDC carries.
5. DT term will be for six months. During that time, you will be offered discounts and special promotions not available to other customers. In addition, we'll link your blog and promote your work as much as possible!

OK, I guess that about covers it! Please feel free to contact Tamara at the email dress above if you have ANY questions! Thanks SO much for playing along with our new scrapbooking challenge - can't wait to see what you create!


Maria Levine said...

Awesome job!!! I love everyone's pages!!!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Sounds fun! When is the deadline?

Mothers and Daughters Creations said...

Deadline for all submissions will be October 31st and the winners will be announced Nov 3rd...

Lynn Anne said...

Thanks for the challenge! I blogged my sketch layout here:

4guysandagirl said...

I love this sketch! I put mine on my blog:

Thanks for the opportunity!

Robin said...

This is a great sketch! I will definately be giving it a try!

Robin said...

This was such a great sketch to work with! Here is my Halloween layout (on my blog)...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Frugal Scrapper said...

Great sketch! LOVED doing it:)

My entry can be found here:


Lori McCausland, Frugal Scrapper

Alyssa said...

Love this sketch! Here is my take!

I'm so excited about your DT call! You will be seeing my application soon!

Dawn Marie said...

Loved the sketch! You can see my page on my blog!
Thanks for looking!
And thanks for the chance!

melita said...

Just got this done...will try and get a better photo tomorrow once the sun comes back up!

Kathryn said...


This is my first challenge -
I hope I'm not too late --

Here it is:

Frugal Scrapper said...

My layout can be found here.

Thanks for the opportunity to participate:)

Frugal Scrapper said...

Since I'm new to this site, I want to make sure you can view my entry:)

Below is the link to it on my blog. Thank you for the opportunity to join in on this challenge. It was lots of fun!


susie said...

I just found your blog and your Design Team call - I hope it is not too late to enter. I'll do my best to catch up on the challenges! I really had fun using this page sketch - thanks for the challenge!
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