Friday, August 29, 2008

Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 - Week #3

Round 2 is finished and these are the ladies who are still in the game...

Let's get them ready for the next round!

Congratulations ladies!

Here is the Week # 3 challenge...

"A Day in the Life"

Design Concept: Direction & Movement

This principle of design refers to dynamic movement through a given composition. It is like providing a sequence for the eye to follow, giving the layout or the elements more appeal as its story unfolds to the viewer.

Here are some examples:

In each layout, you can almost see an imaginary line directing your eyes from point to point. In "Pool" you can see a circular pattern leading your eye to the photos and reinforced by the arrows. In "I Blinked" there is an imaginary "z movement" leading your eye from left to right, top to bottom on the layout. And, in "Sunshine" the placement of each elements seem to move in a downward position. This started off with the bird, then the subject seemingly looking down at the title.

In this challenge, we want you to document and capture through your photos and journaling a day in your or somebody else's life, and apply the Principles of Direction and Movement in your LO.

  • How do you capture your or somebody else’s life in a day
  • Create a 12x12 layout highlighting a day in your, or somebody else’s life
  • A mixture of Colored & Black & White photos are required
  • Journaling must be visible
  • Include a write-up of how you applied Direction and Movement in your design

Criteria for Judging: Originality & Creativity – 25%, Overall Design & Craftsmanship – 25%, Choice of Photo – 20%, Journal – 20%, Challenge Requirement – 10%


  • All entries must be submitted by September 4 (Thursday) on or before 10:00am
  • Email your entries to:
  • File size of each of your photos should be no larger than 300KB
  • Submit a maximum of 3 shots of your LO -- one full shot (required) and 2 detail shots (optional)
  • Include your Full Name and Title when submitting your layouts
  • Include Journaling, Materials List and any additional notes in the body of your email to facilitate uploading

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Week #2 Gallery

Check out the entries for Week # 2.

See how these ladies interpreted the Colors of the week!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 - Week #2

It is now time for Week #2 of our Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 Challenges.
And these creative ladies makes it to the next round!

The Challenge for Week #2 is...

"A Color is a Color is a Color"

Design Concept: Color Theory & Harmony

  • Create a 12 x 12 layout using ONLY the colors in this given color combination: RED, ORANGE, VIOLET and GREEN
  • Use of shades for the given colors will be allowed.
  • Use of Black & White will only be allowed for your title, journaling and as accent pieces
  • Use five (5) photos of different sizes in your layouts. No two photos should be of the same size.
  • Each color must be used in your layout
  • Photos for this challenge must not have been used in any previous layouts (both International or Local)

Your layouts will be judged based on these criteria:

Color Balance 25%, Originality and Creativity 25%, Photo Quality 15%, Journaling 15%, Overall Impact 20%


  • All entries must be submitted by August 28 (Thursday) on or before 10:00am
  • Email your entries to:
  • File size of each of your photos should be no larger than 300KB
  • Submit a maximum of 3 shots of your LO -- one full shot (required) and 2 detail shots (optional)
  • Include your Full Name and Title when submitting your layouts
  • Include Journaling, Materials List and any additional notes in the body of your email to facilitate uploading

Week #1 - Pick of The Week

This week, everyone wowed us with their wonderful creations! Our guest judge, Iris Uy, had a hard time choosing the best for her. But as they say, there can only be one.

The Week #1 - Pick of the Week is...


This is what Iris had to say about Yoyin's creation:

"There were a lot of outstanding entries that I felt so proud knowing that the art I was looking at was made by our own group of scrappers. I have seen a lot of work from accomplished international scrappers and I think half of them may not even be able to come up with something as creative and unique as what the Scrappin' Moms finalists have created for this round. It was very hard to pick just one set of projects. I went over and over my favorites and this scrappers work really tops it all for me. Rollyn Malig’s Party Set impressed me so much. The place holder is so charming with the air balloon and the bird, the cake topper looks so fun and really screams PARTY! The animal theme does not limit its charm to children only. The well crafted projects merit even the adult’s admiration. The final touch which is the d├ęcor balloons are stunning. Rollyn made these herself by inflating a balloon, using the shape of the balloon for the jute twine, deflating the balloon, and then placing a candle inside the shaped jute twine."

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Week #1 Gallery

The Gallery for Week #1 is now officially open.
Check out the intricate and wonderful creations of our Idol participants and be wowed by their creativity!

Week #1 Celebrity Judge - Ms. Iris Uy

Our Celebrity Judge for this week is our very own, Ms. Iris Uy!

A very talented scrapper, Iris has been making raves in the scrapbook industry abroad with her wonderful creations. She thinks of her style as "free, full of heart, romance, and imagination. I rarely plan my pages – I let a photo or a patterned paper inspire me and I take it from there." She had once confessed that "I’d secretly feed junk food to my daughter if it’s gonna help me get a better picture from her (Oooops... I know!)."

A 2007 Memory Makers Master, Iris is also a part of the Design Team of notable scrapbook manufacturers namely, Prima, Webster's and October Afternoon.

With her eye for detail, Iris is sure to be the best judge for this round.

Who Will Make It To Round 2?

Find out tomorrow...

We are very happy to welcome back some familiar faces from last year's Idol Challenge: Cookie Aguilar, Donna Espiritu, Lee Imao, Alby laran, Issa Lucido, Diane Miraballes, and Helga Vergara. They are proof that this challenge is worth going through.

Good luck everyone!

For those who have not sent in their solo pics, please send them asap so we can update your image.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 - Participants

To all the Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 participants,
Email a 2x3 solo pix (300 ppi) to
on or before Thursday, August 21, 10am

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Scrappin' Moms Idol Update - Upload of Layout

We heard your request and we are granting it...

Uploading of layouts will be done by the Scrappin' Moms


  • File size of your photos must be no larger than 300KB.
  • Anything larger than this size will NOT BE UPLOADED.
  • It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure that you submit the proper size and requirements for each of the Challenges.
  • We will NOT REMIND you of any changes you have to make on your file size. However, if you do realize that you have submitted the wrong file size, you still have a chance to re-submit before the deadline

  • All entries must be submitted by August 21 on or before 10:00am
  • Submit one (1) group shot of your party set AND inidividual shots

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Saling-Kit Contest for Non-SM Idol 2 Participants!

Now you can join the fun even if you're not an official SM Idol 2 other words, samahan nyo sila sa hirap at ginhawa!

Join the weekly challenges, following the same rules, and upload your entries to the Scrappin' Moms Ning Community Photos section, with an appropriate link in this forum thread.

One winner will be chosen each week from the Saling-Kit Category to win a RAK sponsored by Scrappin' Moms.

Sige, sali na lahat and give the participants a reason to thank God you didn't join!

Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 - Week #1

Congratulations everyone for making it to Week #1 of the Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 Challenges.

All 27 participants makes it to the next round of competition.

So let's get this challenge going! The Challenge for the week is...

Week #1 – It’s Party Time! Let’s Celebrate!

Design Concept: Repetition of Elements

  • Try your hand at being a party coordinator. Create a 4-pc. Party set that includes a pop-up invitation.
  • The 3 other coordinating items may be any party-related item of your choice.
  • To guide you, here are some party elements: party hat, lootbags, placemats, banners, invitations, party decors, etc.

Let your imagination work for this challenge!

Remember, there are rules:

  • Submit one (1) group shot of your party set AND individual shots.
  • Include your full name with the title when uploading your layouts/designs (e.g The Title by Liza Bermudez)
  • Upload your entries to the Scrappin’ Moms Idol 2 Gallery under Week 1.
  • All entries must be submitted by August 21 on or before 10:00am

Check out the Scrappin' Moms Network for your questions, comments and discussion regarding this week's challenge.

Pick of The Week (Elimination Round)

Our Celebrity Judge for the week is no other than Ms. Em Magpoc, our resident sketch designer for the Scrapbytes E-zine.

And her choice for this week is...
The Bench by Ytet Solivet

This is what Em had to say:

"I wasn't sure how many to pick, but my most favorite is, "The Bench". I love her style and the playfulness of the photos. I esp love the cluster of embellishments at the top left. Embellishments are my favorite and I was drawn to this. Thank you so much everyone for taking the challenge!"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 competition.

Major Sponsor:

Minor Sponsors:

Monday, August 11, 2008

Scrapin' Moms Idol 2 Challenge - Reminders


The much-awaited event of the year is back!

Check out the announcement and full details here:




Everyone is invited to join!

Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 Calendar



Announcement of Finalists and release of challenge theme for the next round


August 4-13

August 15


August 15-21

August 22


August 22-28

August 29


August 29-September 4

September 5


September 5-11

September 12


September 12-18

September 19


Sept ember 19-25

September 26

Grand finale

October 4, 2007

Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 Update

Eligibility and Limitations

The challenge is open to all Filipinos, in or out of Manila, with the expectation that they will be present at the Scrapfest on October 4, 2008, in the event that they make it to the Grand Finals. If you don't think that you can make it to the Scrapfest, please give the opportunity to those who can be there. Participants and winner(s) must be at least 18 years with a valid email address. Scrappin’ Moms, our Guest Judge(s), the Challenge’s participating sponsors are not eligible to join the challenge.

All submissions must be original designs intended for this challenge. Layouts submitted to the challenge remains exclusive to the Scrappin’ Moms gallery for the duration of the contest. Neither can they be posted, submitted or entered for a website or for publication until the end of the contest period. Each contestant guarantees that their submission is not duplicated from any other publication, individual or copyrighted work.


By participating in the Challenge, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Scrappin’ Moms. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Challenge, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Un-sportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited.

Scrappin’ Moms will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims concerning the rules or the Challenge and Scrappin’ Mom’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Challenge is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control Scrappin’ Moms, Scrappin’ Moms reserves the right to terminate this Challenge, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as Scrappin’ Moms deems appropriate. All decisions made by Scrappin’ Moms are final.

Scrappin’ Moms has the right to change or adjust any of the contest rules where it deems appropriate. Should there be less than 30 entrants at the start of this challenge, again, Scrappin’ Moms have the final say on its adjustments

Grounds for Disqualification

  1. Violating any one of the challenge rules indicated in each round.
    - Please read the instructions indicated in each round. When in doubt, ask! There's no harm in asking. You may post your questions in the comments section of the blog entry of each challenge.
  2. Incomplete information when emailing entries.
    - Always make sure that you email the complete information needed when sending your entries.
  3. Digital layouts
    - Digital layouts are not allowed unless otherwise indicated. Photo enhancement is allowed.
  4. Delayed submission
    - If we do not receive your layouts by the indicated deadline, you are automatically disqualified from the contest. So email early!
  5. Direct scraplifting
    - Direct scraplifting is not allowed. You may use some portions as inspirations but copying verbatim is not allowed. Following a sketch is also not allowed unless the sketch is your own. This is the time to unleash your creativity!
  6. Submitting a layout previously created or submitted to other contests.
    - The layouts you submit must be created specifically for this contest.
  7. Posting your layouts in online galleries, websites and blogs or submitting it to other contests.
    -Your entry must not have been submitted for any other sites, contests or challenges. It must be made for this specific contest and not posted on any other sites including your blogs. You may, however post your layouts in other websites or your blogs after October 4, 2008.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Scrappin' Moms Idol 2 Challenge

The much-awaited challenge of the year is back.

It is time again to unleash your creative juices.

Be inspired and push your artistry to the limit!

Create layouts that will keep everyone talking about for days.

Join the Scrappin’ Moms Idol 2 Challenge!

Go ahead and grab your patterned papers, cardstock and embellishments and start scrapping!

Elimination Round will be from AUGUST 4 – 13, 2008

Deadline of submission for the Elimination Round is on August 13, 2008 at 1:00pm

And to get your creative juices flowing, here is the requirement for the Elimination Round:

Create a layout using the sketch by our Scrapbytes Resident Sketch Designer, Em Magpoc

And here is Em’s interpretation for inspiration:

Upload your entries to the Elimination Round Gallery no later than 1:00pm on August 13, 2008

Further details to be revealed soon. Do stay tuned!