It's that time again: we're once again turning to our readers for the best, freshest examples of digital scrapbooking available today. These calls are for the August/September 2008 issue, so we're especially interested in projects with a late summer/early fall focus--though of course we welcome stellar work on any theme.
We give preference to work that has not been posted or shared elsewhere, though work that has been previously posted in online galleries is OK to submit as well. (Thanks to commenter teddyprayer for asking!)
Submissions for all calls are due February 29 and should be submitted through our Web site (www.digitalscrapbooking.com/submit_your_work).
Thanks for sharing your work with us! We can't wait to see what you have to show us.
T3: Tips, Techniques and Tutorials
Our hands-on how-to column, "T3," features both cutting-edge techniques from our team and tips and tutorials from our talented readers. Here's what we're looking for:
Tips. Have you found a great way to use layer blending modes? A quick fix for less-than-perfect photos? Send us your tips of 50 words or fewer on any digital scrapbooking subject, along with a layout or project that illustrates the tip in action.
Techniques. Busy scrapbookers are always looking for ways to make scrapbooking quicker and easier. Send us your time- and stress-saving tricks, along with a layout or project that shows how you've used them to create.
Tutorials. Send us your projects featuring intermediate- to advanced-level techniques, along with complete instructions for achieving the look. (Check out the step-by-step tutorials in our February/March "Kick It Up" column for an idea of what we're looking for.)
Are You Cover Material?
We're looking for simply amazing reader layouts to feature on our cover. For consideration, layout should have the following:
- a single large, well-composed and crisply focused photo of one (or, at the most, two) subjects, preferably making eye contact with the camera
- "only with digital" techniques combined with a clean overall design
- legible title and minimal journaling
- seasonal focus: For this issue, we'll be looking for late-summer and family reunion themes. A child enjoying the last days of summer or spending time with a parent or grandparent would be great.
The Art of Words
Word art is one of the most popular embellishments for digital scrapbook pages today. We're looking for layouts that feature word art—either from digital kits or your own design—used in fresh, eye-catching ways. Show us how you've used artful type compositions to enliven your projects and pages. If you're using a piece of word art from a commercial kit, be sure to include information on the kit source and designer name. Submissions are due no later than February 29, 2008 and should be sent to www.digitalscrapbooking.com/submit.