Our event today is the BiScrapathon. Anyone wanting to play should possess a desire to craft, cut, and paste. Photos are helpful, but not required. An ability to work well with others is encouraged, and a friend (near or far) is essential (if you think you haven't one, just head on over to the Flickr group, introduce yourself, and call yourself part of the family!).
Equipment for this event is standard: paper, scissors, glue, photos (if desired), and a trimmer. Embellishments are not mandatory. Also required for this event, an email account or a friend nearby.
1. Select a friend.
2. Contact the friend and see if that friend would be interested in swapping photos with you.
3. Work out the details:
a. Does your friend have size or orientation requirements? (It usually works best to scrapbook in their size and orientation.)
b. Select the number of photos you would like to receive from your friend, and likewise, them from you.
c. Pick a time frame for switching. (Sometimes it is helpful to play this game with a group, so there can be a mediator so your friend doesn't become your ex-friend!)
4. Get your photos ready, attach them to an email (or do an in person handoff), count to three and switch!
Once the switch has taken place, the race begins.
Scoring for the BiScrapathon is based upon time and perfection.
1. 5 points for finishing first
2. 5 points for finishing last
3. 5 points for color selection
4. 5 points for font selection/handwriting selection
5. 5 points for the perfect embellishments
6. 5 points for good design, photo placement, and consistent performance
for a total of 50 points possible.
Meet our teams:
Known for their clean graphic style, this team is sure to be a contender. Not only is their photo placement divine, but each of them scores consistently high marks in the color division. Also, don't underestimate their ability to wield a powerful pen. A good duo, MadDog is a sweet balance to the sharp wit of Sarcasm.
Floods and Mapluvr bring a strong design sense, and a wicked word sense. Floods rocks the titles, while Mapluvr is excellent with the wellcrafted journaling. With each of them raising their own triad of estrogen, they are sure to have patience for everything, which will add overall strength to their already strong arsenal of skills.
This is a team to watch. Aided by the ringer, Envious* Jeppson, so named for the color denoted by her lucky first name, this team is sheer magic. With a fearless use of techniques and an unparalleled ability to mix and match products, Team Electric Eclectic is more than just a mouthful!
*Envious is not named for her envy of others, but rather for the fact that kelly = green = envy. clear?
This amazing duo rocks both the sun and the stars! Their talent is not contained within their glass frames, as many have believed, but instead, they carry it around in a minialbum hidden on their persons at all times. (Insider fact: when Sunshine claims her mojo is missing, really she means her minialbum containing all her talent is temporarily misplaced.) Aptly named for their love affair with Thickers, this team just might swoop in and steal the gold. Not win it, but steal it. They are stealthy (Sunshine's role) and talented (the role of Starshine). Watch out!
Interested in the BiScrapathon? If you are bored with your photos or worried about making another layout that looks an awful lot like the last three you have done, they you need to learn the BiScrapathon. It can be played anytime, anywhere. And if you would like to play this week, you can leave your layouts in the Flickr group. There may be a prize at the end of the week for one random person who plays along! Enjoy your day and thank you to Kelly for joining in the fun today!