Friday, June 26, 2009

Week # 1 - Scrappin' Moms Idol 3

And now the official challenges begin!

Here are the details for the Week # 1 Challenge...

We want a Piece of You!

Have you tried paper piecing?

Paper piecing is a technique that scrapbookers have been using for quite some time. You can create unique page embellishments with this technique. It is created by using patterns to cut out parts of an image from different pieces of paper. When they are reassembled and glued back together, you can now have an original accent for your layout.

Aside from having original and unique embellishments for your pages, it is also an inexpensive alternative for scrappers on a budget. It's a great way to use up your scraps and create something new.


  • Creativity is the key and sky is the limit. There are no restrictions on what you can create.
  • The only limitation is to use at least 3 photos on your layout.
  • Include a write-up on your design process and how you created the paper pieces
  • You may submit any size format but no lesser than 8.5 x 11
  • Photos for this challenge must not have been used in any previous layouts (both Local or International)

Criteria for Judging: Originality & Creativity - 35%; Overall Design & Craftsmanship - 35%; Choice of Photo - 15%; Journal - 15%


Please make sure you follow these reminders strictly. Some are not following the format we've indicated and it slows down the uploading process.
  • All entries must be submitted by July 2 (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 in the filename of your images when submitting your layouts:
Sample Format: Liza Bermudez - Pieces of You.jpg
  • Include Journaling, Materials List and any additional notes in the body of your email to facilitate uploading

The participants all rocked the Inspiration Series of the Elimination Round. These talented ladies gave us a taste of what they can do for the Idol Challenges!

And who makes it to first round?

Here are the Week #1 Participants!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

SMI3 Elimination Round Gallery

The SCRAPPIN' MOMS GALLERY for the Elimination Round is now officially open.

Check out how the participants interpreted the ad we provided.

This is a good start to the Scrappin' Moms Idol Season 3 Challenges.

Watch out for the announcement tomorrow on who makes it to Round 1 and the Week 1 Challenge.

Scrappin' Moms Idol 3 Challenge Rules and Mechanics

· Each participant is allowed only one (1) entry per week.
· All entries must be NEW and specifically made for the Scrappin' Moms Idol Challenge.
· Digital layouts/entries are not allowed.
· Failure to submit layouts on time will mean an automatic elimination from the challenge
· All entries will be displayed publicly in the Scrappin’ Moms Gallery at the end of the submission period.
· Layouts may be posted on personal blogs, social networking sites as long as the layout/post is linked back to the Scrappin' Moms website ( or Scrappin' Moms Gallery ( only after it is publicly displayed in the Scrappin' Moms Gallery.
· Layouts may not be used as entries to other contests during the duration of the challenge.

· 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. The forum is always open for any questions you might have. It is also a good idea to always check the forum for any questions the other participants might have.
· Incomplete information when emailing entries: Always make sure that you email the complete information needed when sending your entries.
· Digital layouts: Digital layouts are not allowed unless otherwise indicated. Photo enhancement is allowed.
· Delayed submission: If we do not receive your layouts by the indicated deadline, you are automatically disqualified from the contest. So email early!
· 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! · Submitting a layout previously created or submitted to other contests: The layouts you submit must be created specifically for this contest.

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.

Scrappin' Moms Idol 3 Calendar

June 25 - Deadline of elimination round
June 26 - Announcement of Round 1 participants and details
July 02 - Deadline of Round 1
July 03 - Announcement of Round 2 participants and details
July 09 - Deadline of Round 2
July 10 - Announcement of Round 3 participants and details
July 16 - Deadline of Round 3
July 17 - Announcement of Round 4 participants and details
July 23 - Deadline of Round 4
July 24 - Announcement of Round 5 participants and details
July 30 - Deadline of Round 5
July 31 - Announcement of Round 6 participants and details
August 06 - Deadline of Round 6
August 07 - Announcement of Top 10 Finalists
August 14-19 - Announcement of Showdown requirements
August 29 - Scrappin' Moms Idol 3 Finale and Bazaar

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Scrappin’ Moms Idol Challenge – Season 3

The much-anticipated event of the year is back on its 3rd season!

It’s bigger, it’s better and it’s much easier!

This year’s theme is about going back to basics, back to the true meaning of a scrapbooker –
preserving your family’s memories in pages that transcends time and trends.

And so, let’s unleash those creative juices and start creating!

Be inspired and push your artistry to the limit!

Creativity abounds and we believe you’ve got what it takes to be the next Scrappin’ Moms Idol!

Create layouts that will keep everyone talking about for days.

Join the Scrappin’ Moms Challenge

Season 3

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

Elimination Round starts from
June 16 – June 25, 2009

Deadline for submission of entries is on June 25, 2009 at 3:00pm

And to jumpstart your creativity, here are the details for the Elimination Round:

Create a layout using this AD MATERIAL as inspiration for your layout.
Anything goes in this round and it is all up to your OWN INTERPRETATION.

THE ONLY REQUIREMENT: Use at least 4 photos in your layouts

You may submit any size format but no lesser than 8.5 x 11

When submitting your layout, submit a short write-up on how the ad inspired you and how you interpreted it in your layout.

Submit all your entries to:

  • File size of your photos must be no larger than 300KB.
  • Anythinglarger 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