Our goal here at ScrapMojo is to provide well…MOJO! We want this challenge blog to be a place where you can come and find inspiration to get those funky ideas stirred up in those magnificent brains and then to get them down on paper! We hope that you will always be inspired to create because after all - “It’s easier to think outside the box if you don’t draw one around yourself.”
Posted on the 1st of every month. The challenge will be due on the 25th of every month. Winners will be announced the last day of every month.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. We have all been through some tough times or seen someone close to us struggle. We challenge you to make a page about how the economy has affected you. Tell us your views or maybe how you have survived these tough times. The second part of your challenge is to use something square or something recycled. Find it around your house don't go buy it! Here is what you are playing for.
Our sponsor is a wonderful etsy shop called Cocories. She has the most adorable handmade stamps you really must check them out! You will win a 15.00 gift certificate for her shop.
Come check out what our Mojo girls did with this challenge.
2. What is your Day job? I’m a student at Ball State University. I’m majoring in Spanish with minors in Digital Publishing and Graphic Design. [photography, GD, and photoshopping basically] I also run my etsy shop: http://www.craftcakedesigns.etsy.com/ I consider that a kind of job. It’s a lot of work but I love it!
3. Do you have a spouse children..pets? No spouse…yet! I’m waiting on a proposal. Hahaha My best friend and long term boyfriend Ian is too good to me. :] No pets either (I’m in the dorms) but I want a pug puppy as SOON AS POSSIBLE!
5. How long have you been scrapbooking? I have been scrapping for 10 years! I got started in Jr. High after my mom had done it for a few years. I am now officially addicted and waste deep in paper….and I like it. :]
6. Where do you find your inspiration for layouts? My inspo comes from anywhere and everywhere! SIS, blogs, magazine advertisements, pretty patterns, trends. Some of my favorite inspiration comes from: mermaids, stars, nerds, Elsie Flannigan, photography,
7. What is your "must-have" item on a layout (other than the necessities)? RIBBON! I also use a LOT of nontraditional items like “trash.” It’s mostly cardboard, packaging, envelopes, paint swatches, and things like that. It gives my pages dimension and flair!
8. What would you say your scrapping style is? What is your favorite technique? My scrapping style could be defined as…busy and messy. I like a lot of elements and I like it haphazardly placed. I like a lot of mess when I scrap. My 12x12 pages aren’t AS messy. They’re more what you would consider the traditional style, but my 8.5x11 pages are CRAZY!
9. Can you describe your scrapping process? When I scrap, I start with something that inspires me. A sketch, an existing page, a photo, etc. Then I just start. 9 times out of 10, the page looks NOTHING like the inspiration layout I began with. I love trying new techniques, but my distinct style is clear: I almost always crop photos to be squares, use 1 photo on a layout, and journal like its my job.