Wednesday, October 31, 2007

That's a wrap!

So the midnight deadline to get your week six layouts has come and gone now and we just wanted to congratulate the 237 incredible scrappers who submitted pages for this final challenge. A big thank you goes out to each and every one of you who participated in this event, whether it was completing 1 layout or 6, or even just purchasing the kit - you helped make a difference and for that we are grateful.

You can hear the week five results show NOW on DiScTalkRadio and be sure to tune in next week for a very special finale show where Michelle Coleman & Robin Carlton will join DeAnn and Shanah in the Dishin the Digi: Coast 2 Coast studio to discuss our week six top 20 and reveal the identities of our grand prize winners.

We hope each of you feels a sense of accomplishment and pride for being a part of Stand Up & Scrap. Best of luck to each of you as our final group of judges pick their favorite pages.

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 7:29 AM 6 comments

Monday, October 29, 2007

Meet the Week Six Judges

So it's about time that we introduce our final group of judges in the Stand Up contest. We've been watching the gallery this week and more than ever these judges have their work cut out for them as the entries this week are all so incredibly meaningful, beautiful and different. Each of you has done a brilliant job and we want to thank you so much for pouring your hearts into this week's finale! Let's meet our judges...

This week's celebrity guest judge is none other than Shannon Bieger who is known by just about everyone in the digital community. Shannon has been digital scrapping since early fall 2005, and together with her husband Erick, founded in June 2006. They work together on the site with their 2 little girls, McKenna and Kyla playing underfoot and anxiously await the arrival of their third daughter, Katie who is due in January. Shannon feels very fortunate to be in a position to positively influence the digital scrap industry and does not take the responsibility lightly. Being able to work from home and own a business that is centered around a hobby she is passionate about and a community that she loves is a dream come true and she hopes it will continue for a long time. When she forces herself to take free time, she enjoys scrapping, crafting, cooking, shopping, family outings to Disneyland and she is always in the middle of at least one good book. When Shannon isn't busy running her site or raising her children, she scraps a little & see her gallery at DST.

One of the longest standing members of the Sweet Shoppe staff, Sue Setiadji has been a SugarBabe from day one. Sue lives on the bushland outskirts of Sydney, Australia with her husband of 8 years and her 2 daughters Natalie and Jaslyn. After leaving school Sue pursued a long term career in Information Technology that ended with the arrival of her first daughter. Happily giving up her career to raise her family she spends much of her time involved in her children's schooling and sporting endeavours and returned to the workforce recently as a Child Care worker at a local preschool. Sue was first introduced to paper scrapbooking through her local craft group where she both participated in classes and ran beading workshops. She has always enjoyed a wide range of crafts including sewing, beading, knitting, and crosstitching. While delving into the world of paper scrapping she utilized the digital community to help provide inspiration. She decided to create her first digital layout in July 2005 thoroughly enjoying the process of creating without mess. She now spends most of her free time either capturing her families memories on film or documenting them through this digital art form. See more of Sue's amazing layouts in her gallery at SSD.

Dagmar Newman may be short on words, but gushes when it comes to having talent! She is a stay at home mommy to a 5 1/2 year old princess. She is wife to a Computer Geek (join the club - lol!) Dagmar loves cats - she has four! Originally from Germany, she now lives in sunny California. Dagmar stared digital scrapping about a year ago and is a proud member of the Little Dreamer team. It's so hard to believe someone this great has only been doing this for one year! She did paper scrap before and holds onto her stash as she's just not quite ready to let it go. When Dagmar is not scrapping, she loves to cook, eat, read and watch movies. You can see Dagmar's incredible gallery at LDD.

Joining us from DiScTalkRadio this week is Pattie Knox. Pattie lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband Tom, where they raised two beautiful children, David and Tiffany. By day, Pattie is a Technology Specialist, assigned to two elementary schools and LOVES what she does! When asked why, Pattie simply says, "I get to work with two of my great loves, kids and computers each day, and no two days are the same." When asked about her journey to digital scrapbooking, "I dabbled in paper scrapping for a few years but found that I seemed be more adept at buying things than actually using them to create layouts! When I discovered that I could combine my love for all things Photoshop and scrapping it all came together and I�ve been obsessed with digital scrapping for 3 years now. No more glue in my hair or ink smudged finger prints in the middle of my layouts I love that undo key!" Pattie is not only a great scrapper, but is also a dynamite designer herself. You can find her products at Designer Digitals. She also serves on the Creative Board for Simple Scrapbooks Digital Scrapbooking Magazine and hosts the monthly show, Hullabaloo on DSTR.

Our next judge is one incredible person, Amy Tanabe! When Amy was in high school she started keeping titles and pictures from magazines to paste around photos of her friends and family. Collecting memories has always been something that excites Amy and provides her with huge amounts of Joy! She continued on with her little hobby throughout college but really started getting serious when she was pregnant with her daughter in 1996. Amy was lucky enough to start digital scrapbooking 3 years ago. She loves that she doesn't have a mess to clean up later and the fact that she doesn't have to drag out a whole bunch of supplies. Am believes she's been blessed with some great opportunities in digital scrapbooking like being published in Creating Keepsakes, Legacy magazine, Simple Scrapbooks Digital 3, being a featured artist in Simple Scrapbooks Digital 4 as well as sitting on the Creative Board for Simple Scrapbooks Digital Scrapbooking Magazine. Amy simply loves the creative process and the satisfaction at the end of a project. On a more personal note, Amy lives in rural Colorado on a working farm/ranch with her husband Kevin and their children Abbie and Trenton. By day she is works in the health care business as a Director of Operations for and Assisted Living company. In Amy's own words, "I live a very busy and hectic lifestyle enjoying my family and my career. Life is Good!" To see more of Amy's incredible pages, stop by her Dream Girl gallery at LDD.

One of the incredible designers making her debut at Sweet Shoppe Designs on Saturday, November 3rd, Traci Reed is an amazing scrapbooker too! Traci and her family live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in sunny California! She's been married to her wonderful husband Patrick since 2004 and has two sons Karsten, who is 3.5 and Josiah who is nearly 2. Traci's boys love of all things with wheels; cars, trains, bicycles and motorcycles keep her busy all day! Her boys bring constant joy and laughter to her and her husband's lives and they give her so much pride. Traci has been scrapbooking ever since she was a little girl, when her mom took her to her first stamping party. She was hooked back then and she's still hooked now. She has to admit, she never felt like she was very good at paper scrapping, and thinks that she has really found her style in digiscrapping. When asked about her feelings towards digital, "I've always had a knack for design and computers, so the leap into digital scrapbook design was more of a shuffle for me." Traci has been designing products since January of 2005. Traci honestly can say that she's found her true calling and is blessed that designing allows her to stay at home with her kiddos. In her own words, "Yes, the they drive me nuts, but boy is that a blessing! LOL"

We hope you enjoyed meeting this week's judges! Don't forget that your week 5 results show airs tomorrow at DiScTalkRadio. We'll see you then!

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 1:15 PM 4 comments

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stand Up: Final Challenge

WOW - so this is it! We can hardly believe that our last challenge is already here and I think all of you are right there with us when we say it's a bit bittersweet! How exciting to have come so far and done so much, but at the same time, it's a bit sad that it's almost time to put this contest in the history books. Each of you has scrapped your hearts out for the duration of this event and this final challenge may just be the toughest one yet, but the possibilities are endless. Let's get right to it...

Challenge #6: What Will You Do Next?

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

You've spent several weeks thinking about the world around you, your dreams, loves and motivations. You've invoked powerful emotions through photography, the use of color and design. You've looked outside your typical places to find inspiration. You've done an amazing job. Now, we want you to tell us - "What are you going to do next? What are you going to do to make this world a better place?"

The design requirement this week - Scrap your heart out. Sky's the limit. It's all yours to design, so go for it! We want to see the best darn layout you can possibly scrap that will be your inspiration to make change happen. Hopefully, you'll return to this layout again and again in the future as a reminder of your promise to make this world a better place.

Your final layouts must be posted in the following galleries at Sweet Shoppe Designs no later than midnight PST on Tuesday, October 30th.

Week #6 Intermediate Gallery
Week #6 Advanced Gallery

Next Wednesday, our final group of judges will submit their votes and the scores will be tallied. The top 10 layouts from both the intermediate and advanced groups for the final week will shared and the 6 Grand Prize winners identities will be revealed in a special results show which will air on Tuesday, November 6th. Good luck to each and every one of you as you bring this "sky's the limit" finale of a challenge to life!

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 12:00 AM 2 comments

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Week 4 Results Show!

Hey guys! Just wanted to give you a heads up that the Week 4 Results show is live at Disc Talk Radio. As we mentioned yesterday, the layouts are stunning so be sure to tune in and take a listen to what our judges had to say about why they love these pages.

Listen NOW

See you tonight at midnight as we reveal the final challenge of Stand Up & Scrap!

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 3:02 PM 1 comments

Monday, October 22, 2007

Meet the Week 5 Judges!

Wow! Can you guys believe we're on challenge #5?? That means there's just one to go and all of you who have hung in there through the entire event should be so proud! We have an awesome set of judges this week who will be evaluating the gorgeous layouts featuring your favorite and most impressive photographs so let's get right to the introductions...

No stranger to stunning photography, this week's celebrity guest judge is none other than the amazing Jenn Olson. Jenn, who you may know as ScrapRascal, had been a frustrated paper scrapper for sometime before discovering digital. Once taking the leap into digital, she toyed with throwing out all of her paper supplies, but eventually discovered the combining the two was the perfect balance. As a winner of the Creative Keepsakes Hall of Fame, 2006, Jenn has enjoyed seeing her work published in CK and other publications. When not scrapbooking, or taking photos, Jenn spends her time with her family of one husband, three children and three dogs. On any given day you might find her knitting, reading or figuring out ways to sneak her latest purchases past her husband! Learn more of Jenn by logging on to her blog.

One of the incredibly talented Dream Girls at Little Dreamer, Lisa Warren (aka georgiagogo) has a gorgeous gallery full of beautiful layouts and stunning photographs. Lisa has been married to her husband, Brent, for 9 years and has 2 little ones, Ella (5) and Ben (3). She is a self admitted scrapaholic for sure. She'd like to say she scraps "to preserve my family's memories", and though that IS true, Lisa admits for scraping for selfish reasons as well. When asked to explain, Lisa says, "Scrapping is my creative outlet, MY creative expression and interpretation of my life and the lives of my family and friends. I admit, I do it because I love my family and I also do it as my guilty pleasure!" Lisa has been a paper scrapper for the past 10 years and started digi-scrapping just over a year ago. Other things Lisa likes are spending LOTS of time with family and friends, going on holidays, Starbucks caramel frappaccinos, playing cards, 80's music and of course, Target. You can visit Lisa's amazing gallery at LDD.

Laura Deacetis is one of the Sweet Shoppe's sweetest designers with a gorgeous shabby style her fans adore. Laura lives in a small town in the S.W. burbs of Illinois with her sweet hubby Mark and their two sweet boys Nicky and Morgan. She is blessed to be able to have her dream job, being a SAHM, which is the only thing she has ever really wanted to do in this world. She stumbled into digi scrapbooking in October 2005 and quickly became addicted. Several months later she began designing and has been with the Sweet Shoppe since the summer of 2006. When she isnt scrapping, designing, or taking care of her little guys, her hubby and the house, she enjoys cooking, hanging out with friends and family, shopping and snuggling up with Mark to watch their fave shows. Laura is totally obsessed with themes, from her kitchen dishes pattern, to the "Snuggle Bugs" nursery, to her pink shabby chic Christmas decor and the fun parties she throws - everything has to be perfectly themed, so you'll see that alot in her kits! See more of Laura's wonderful designs at the Sweet Shoppe.

You may know Amy as her user name, Alb52, or as one of the Owners and Designer at the Lily-Pad, but no matter 'how' you know Amy, we all know she's great! Amy has been digital scrapbooking since 2004. Her work has been published in various scrapbooking magazines and was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2007 Creating Keepsakes - Hall of Fame Contest as well as a Runner Up in 2008 Memory Maker's Masters Contest. When asked about her style, Amy response, "My style is constantly changing as I am attempting to always improve while enjoying preserving family memories. I love lots of open space on layouts and the challenge of keeping layouts balanced." When not scrapbooking, Amy enjoys time with her husband & three children. She also enjoys swimming, running, and reading. See more of Amy's incredible work in her gallery at LDD and check out her designs at The Lily Pad.

One of the Sweet Shoppe's fabulous SugarBabes, Jennifer Jorgenson is an exceptional screapper who has been preserving her memories for years. Jennifer is a native of Utah growing up by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This is where she met her husband of 11 years. Together they have 3 children (Cade - age 8, Brinley - age 4, and Ava - age 2) who are the main subjects and sources of inspiration for her layouts. Jennifer and her family now reside in Arizona and have called it home since 2000. Before moving to Arizona, Jennifer worked as a Technical Writer for a software company where she wrote online help programs and support manuals. She is now busy being a SAHM and loving every minute of it (well, almost every minute). Jennifer paper scrapped for 8 years before discovering digital scrapbooking in 2005. She spent several months learning how to use Photoshop and has never looked back. She is convinced she will never touch paper again. Jennifer loves the home she has found in the digital scrapbooking community and is inspired by the amazing talent of designers and scrappers. Visit Jennifer's, aka jorgies5, fabulous gallery at SSD.

Meet our last judge, the amazingly talented Angie Wagner, known in the scrapping world as Wags. Angie lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband of 19 years, and their two beautiful children, a 16 year old daughter, and a 4 month old son. Angie was a paper scrapper for 9 years before discovering digital 3 years ago. And as we hear so often, she hasn't paper scrapped since! When asked about how she feels about digital scrapbooking, Angie replies with a smile, " I'm so thrilled to preserve our family memories digitally, and I've made lifelong friendships with people all over the world thanks to my involvement in our digital community." Not only is Angie juggling life with a teenager and a baby, she is busy creating incredible layouts for Designer Digitals, and Gina Miller, but she is the Producer of DiScTalkRadio's weekly show, Dishin' the Digi - Coast 2 Coast. See more of Angie's talents in her gallery.

As always, you've made these ladies jobs a tough one! Dont forget to tune in to the Dishin' The Digi - Coast 2 Coast show at DiSc Talk Radio tomorrow for the results of week 4. The top 10's are stunning from the monochromatic challenge, so don't miss em!

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 12:48 PM 1 comments

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Stand Up: Challenge #5

Week 4 is in the history books and what a gorgeous week it was for all of you. We have loved this week's entries and many of them truly expressed emotion through color and we are sure our fabulous judges are going to be impressed and overwhelmed with the job in front of them. To each of you who are hangin in there, Congratulations! You should all be so proud of yourselves for sticking with the competition and completing 4 unique and meaningful layouts for these challenges.

This week's challenge will take you in another direction all together and we can't wait to see the results, so let's get right to it...

Challenge #5: A picture says 1000 words

Inspirational Focus:

"A true photograph need not to be explained, nor can it be contained in words." - Ansel Adams

Many times a photograph says everything without a single word. It can capture a moment in time perfectly, express an emotion that will bring a tear to your eye, or bring a distant memory back to life as vividly as if it had happened yesterday. Oftentimes, photos express what our words cannot and this week we want you to prove it!

Design Focus:

Clean & Graphic Pages - This week, we challenge you to capture a photograph that simply speaks for itself and then create a clean and graphic page which lets your photograph do all the talking. A small date or caption is acceptable but otherwise your page should have NO major journaling and NO substantial titlework. Additionally, NO stock photography may be used this week - your photo must be one you took personally.

So, what are we looking for this week specifically? Use of negative space, clean lines, very few embellishments. Think minimalistic. We want the focus to be on your amazing photos! Remember less is more.

Challenge #5 Layouts must be posted in the following galleries at Little Dreamer Designs no later than midnight PST on Tuesday, October 23rd.

Week #5 Intermediate Gallery
Week #5 Advanced Gallery

The final challenge of the Stand Up Contest will be posted Wednesday, October 24th. We can't wait to see your best photography start filling the gallery. Good Luck!

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 12:01 AM 3 comments

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Week 3 Results Show

Hey guys!!

Just wanted to let you know that the Week 3 results show is up at Disc Talk Radio!

Listen NOW

The early buzz on the show and this week's Top 10s has been great! It looks like a lot of fan favorites made the cut. Congratulations to everyone for 4 weeks of incredible galleries.

See you tonight at midnight with a brand new challenge. Good Luck!!

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 8:26 AM 6 comments

Monday, October 15, 2007

Meet the Week 4 Judges!

Hey Hey all you Stand Up scrappers! It's time to meet the fantastic set of judges who will be evaluating this week's color challenge. As usual you guys are crankin out the amazing layouts for this week's challenge and these ladies are going to have their work cut out for them when they go to pick their favorites. We have an awesome line-up for you this week, so let's get to know them a bit better...

This week's celebrity guest judge is none other than the incredibly talented CD Muckosky! Who doesn't LOVE this girl?! We sure do!!! She is every bit as sweet as she is talented. Proving this by becoming Creating Keepsakes' Scrapbooker of the Year, 2006. CD describes herself as a simple girl who is completely satisfied with a cozy night in. Especially if that includes ice cream, a goofy game and a cup of hot chocolate with friends! She married her high school sweetheart and very best friend, Cam, who is amazing on so many levels. They have been blessed with three incredible little girls who make them laugh and teach them new things everyday! She tells us that those four are all of her biggest dreams come true and remembers being a little girl and when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up she always said "I want to be an artist, and a mommy and a good wife". CD feels that what she has right here is all that she could ever need and everything else from here is just icing on the cake. She also feels truly blessed and totally grateful! Keep in touch w/all that CD is doing by reading her blog and look for her to stop by DiScTalkRadio in December to catch up our listeners on the year that she's had.

A former SugarBabe turned designer and Dream Girl, Amy Hutchinson is overflowing with talent! Amy is a Southern girl who longs for the sun and sand of her Florida birthplace. She currently lives in Memphis, TN (the music capital of the world!) with her husband of 10 years, 3 beautiful girls (ages 7, 9, and 13), and a rambunctious 2-year old son. Although she graduated college with a 4.0 in Biology, Amy has given up goals of graduate school in lieu of motherhood. She couldn't be happier with her choice, and continues to be awed by the challenges it presents on a daily basis. She discovered digital scrapbooking on accident when searching for a way to share family photos online. Although she had done a small amount of paper scrapping before, she never really got into it. Digital provided the perfect outlet for her creativity, without the mess! Amy is completely hooked now and views each of her pages as a work of art. Not only something beautiful to look at, scrapping allows her to share her photos, memories, and legacy with the world. Recently, Amy took the plunge in the world of design - and boy did she make a big splash! You can see Amy's wonderful products at her own site, Amy Hutchinson Designs and her amazing layouts at Little Dreamer.

Another judge representing the South this week! Angela Spangler was born in Memphis, TN, and has lived in the deep South most of her life. In August 1998, she was transplanted to Michigan to marry her military sweetheart, Andrew. She was in the National Guard, and he in the Reserves. They've known each other for over eleven years, and have been married for seven. They have two daughters, Cora, who's six, and Sarah, who just turned 5. Her girls are her main scrappin' subjects. Angela is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, along with running a photography business. She loves both passionately! Speaking of passion, Angela started paper scrapbooking in Sept 2000. After a few years of picking photo splits off the floor, she decided to try digital in December 2005. It's all about the pixels for her now! She loves the creativity and endless possibilities. She's also been published several times and was given an honorable mention in Creating Keepsakes 2007 Hall of Fame. When she's not scrappin', you'll find her reading or hanging out at the Archery Club shooting her Olympic Style Recurve Bow. Need more Angela? Check out her gallery at Sweet Shoppe Designs and her blog.

When asking Tracie about her favorite things, on the top of her list is her love of photography (and family, of course!) She has loved photography at some level her entire life. In 2003, she finally decided to start taking her love seriously, and it was through that love of photography that she discovered digital scrapbooking. Tracie had always loved the thought of paper scrapping, but for some reason, had never taken the plunge. Digital scrapbooking was an instant obsession. When she's not scrapping, she's homeschooling her two children at her home in Chicago, which they recently returned to after nearly 5 years in Texas. Homeschooling opens the door to all kinds of fun photo opportunities which then show up in her scrapbook pages. Tracie and her husband love to travel so they try and go on lots of family trips (which also gives her more to scrap about - lol!). Tracie was also honored this year as one of CK's 2007 Hall of Fame Honorable Mentions & a 2008 Memory Makers Master. She recently became the new host of DiScTalkRadio's Inside the Scrapper's Playhouse. Stay up to date with all of Tracie's on-goings by following her blog.

Let's meet Alissa Jones! Alissa, also known as tsajones in the galleries, lives just outside Portland, Oregon with her husband and two daughters. Along with her family, she enjoys spending time together in their backyard playing on the swing set, hunting ladybugs in the fairy garden or enjoying a warm fire on the patio while dinner cooks on the grill. (sounds nice, doesn't it!) Alissa began paper scrapbooking in 2002 but never really accomplished too much and her pages were, as she says, "very average." (Which is hard to believe, isn't it!?!) She didn't really discover what scrapbooking could be until she was introduced to digital scrapbooking March of 2006. Alissa says, "I feel that digital scrapbooking really brings the creative side out of me because I have the freedom (without the additional cost) to make a mistake and then try again. And of course, some of the best results actually happen when you do make a mistake! For me, digital scrapbooking is more than a hobby; it is truly something I am passionate about." If you're looking to be inspired, check out her Alissa's gallery at Little Dreamer.

Ah, another judges with Southern roots - but this time, Southern California! Julie Billingsley is a Southern California girl that left the sunshine to move to the greener (and wetter) Pacific Northwest. After living in Washington for her teen years, she moved to Oregon where she ended up finding the love of her life in the single's group of her church. Now Julie and her fabulous husband Tom are happily raising their family in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. She is a mom to two boys, Jacob and Logan (ages 15 and 4) that absolutely fill her life with joy, laughter, and craziness. She worked many years in medical billing administration, but currently Julie is primarily a stay at home mom with aspirations of going back to college. Julie started digital scrapbooking in the spring of 2006 and immediately fell in love with the creative process. She says she loves scrapping because it freezes a moment in time for her boys but secretly the real reason she loves to scrap is that it allows her to play with flowers and bows and lace, which she normally wouldn't get to do since she only has boys. Visit Julie's gallery at SSD, it's chocked full of inspiration and fun!

With that, we'll wish this week's judges the best of luck in choosing their favorites from this week's entries and dont forget, your pages will be due in the Sweet Shoppe Gallery no later than midnight tomorrow nite! See you then with a brand new challenge for week 5!

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 4:38 PM 0 comments

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Stand Up: Challenge #4

So midnight is here and that means the deadline to get your entries for week 3 posted at Little Dreamer Designs is officially history! This past week's challenge has been one of our favorites to look through at this point as we love all of the creative uses for fonts and alphas we've seen in the gallery. Congratulations to all of you, we can't imagine what a difficult job the judges will have evaluating this week's entries - so kudos to you!

The results for week 3 will be posted at Disc Talk Radio next Tuesday, October 16th so while we wait for them, let's get you started on a brand new challenge...

Challenge #4: Color = Power

Inspirational Focus:

" I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldnt say any other way - things I had no words for." - Georgia O'Keeffe

What color do you see when you think of your best friend? How about a new baby? What color would you use to describe your favorite food? How about your most romantic, or even horrible, moment? Color has the ability to portray emotion and the feelings you express through color can be just as powerful as your photos or journaling. This week we challenge you to use COLOR to create a layout which expresses emotion and captures a memory you want us to FEEL.

Design Focus:

Monochromatic Color Schemes - this week, bring your emotions to life using a monochromatic color scheme which accurately expresses the feelings behind the memory you are trying to share. A SINGLE color family (ie pinks, greens, etc) in addition to the allowable use of black, white and neutrals (kraft paper, etc) are what the judges will be looking for in this week's design focus. You are free to use photos and journaling to back up your memory but your use of color to convey emotion should be especially clear in your finished product.

Challenge #4 Layouts must be posted in the following galleries at Sweet Shoppe Designs no later than midnight PST on Tuesday, October 16th.

Week #4 Intermediate Gallery
Week #4 Advanced Gallery

Challenge #5 will be posted Wednesday, October 17th. We can't wait to see these colorful layouts start filling the gallery. Good Luck!

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 12:01 AM 1 comments

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Week 2 Results & Meet the Week 3 Judges!

Hey guys!!

We are super excited to announce that week two's results show is up at Disc Talk Radio so take a listen! Congrats to the top 10's in both levels and the 30 other intermediate and 28 advanced scrappers who received points last week! The contestant gallery was gorgeous and each of you should be proud. Remember tonight at midnight is the deadline to have your week 3 layouts uploaded to the gallery at Little Dreamer Designs. The layouts we've seen this week are incredible, so keep em coming and good luck!!

Now it's time to introduce you to the ladies who have the incredibly difficult task of judging your layouts for week 3!

This week's celebrity guest judge is none other than the fabulous Andrea Mooney, founding editor of Digital Artist Magazine. Andrea resides in Illinois with her two beautiful children, supportive husband and hairy dog. She discovered digital scrapbooking in February of 2006 and like many of us, was completely hooked. She remembers scrapping until 3am those first couple of months! All of her other hobbies quickly took back seat. Soon after, Digital Artist Magazine was born and she hasn't looked back since! Digital Artist Magazine is a magazine dedicated to the art of digital scrapbooking. Each month they release an issue filled with amazing layouts from their contributing artists and articles to help you take your digital scrapbooking to the next level. Digital Artist Magazine strives to represent a wide variety of styles to suit every scrapbooker. Listen to Andrea talk all about Digital Artist Magazine on DiScTalkRadio.

One of the amazing and talented designers at Little Dreamer, Leora Sanford is an inspiring force in the community. As far back as she can remember, she has been putting to use her interest in creating. When she was a senior in high school, she was chosen to design a brochure for a job program that was being implemented into her school. Using nothing but clipart and Corel, Leora managed to create the likes of one that was good enough to pass out at a local job fair. That one job sparked an interest in designing and when she entered college, she found herself at a fork in the road - she could pursue this newly developed interest or stick the plan of becoming an elementary school teacher. Leora chose to be a teacher - at the time it was more practical, though she never did give up on using her creative abilities. When she took up scrapbooking in 2001, Leora saw it as a creative outlet while being able to document the memories of her family. When the digital era really began to emerge, it was a natural transition for her to go with. Leora taught herself how to use Photoshop and it wasn't long before she wanted to try her hand at designing. In Leora's own words, "I still have so much more to learn but I'm enjoying the process every day." And with all that talent, we're sure glad she shares with all of us. To see more of Leora's work, click here.

One of the fabulous SugarBabes at Sweet Shoppe Designs, Libby Weifenbach (that's WIFE-n-bock) knows a thing or two about typography as her layouts always stand out for her creative use of fonts and alphabets. Libby lives live in Arkansas with her husband Marti and their 2 children Taylor and Kendra. She was a paper scrapper for 8 years before turning to digital in July 2006. As a paper scrapper, she created layouts for manufacturers such as QuicKutz and Arctic Frog. Libby has been published many times in various magazines. One of her prized positions was her spot on the 2006 PaperKuts Power Team. Libby found digital scrapping after returning to work as an orthodontic assistant. She needed to find a creative release that would fit with her new lifestyle and not take too much time away from her family. Her goal with digital scrapping is to make her layouts look as much like paper as possible. Libby was very comfortable with the bold graphic look of her paper style, and she feels that she's been able to translate that easily into digital. Still, she loves the freedom that comes with digital that she never had with paper. Libby has been a Sweet Shoppe Sugarbabe for just 3 months now, and she couldn't be happier! In addition, she is also a creative team member for Robin Carlton, Dani Mogstad, and ChereKaye. You can take a look at Libby's fantastic gallery here.

In true Terra fashion, when asked for her bio, this is how it begins..."I enjoy long walks on the beach and love lamps...oh wait - wrong profile!" Seriously, Terra has been an addicted digi-scrapper since October of 2005 when she FINALLY got a digital camera and began looking for a way to use all those digital photos! She was instantly hooked from her very first Shabby Princess download and the rest is history! (oh, how many of us can relate!) Terra has been an avid paper scrapper since 1999, and still does like to combine her love of both digital and paper into creating hybrid projects and even a few hybrid albums for her three precious girls, ages 5, 3, and 3 months. When Terra is not scrapping you can find her gathering SENSATIONAL sites for her DiScTalkRadio show with Kristin Tilley - "Site Sensational", or working on the final edit of the DST Insider Newsletter. And when she gets REALLY bored, she occasionally tries out some housework or cooking for her family. Terra's life goal is to be an award winning actress and to bring about world peace. But most days she would just settle for a few hours to scrap, kids that aren't fighting, and a nice cold Coke in her hand. Terra is honored to be able to be a SUAS judge and part of this awesome community of inspiring scrappers! Hear more from Terra, turn in on the 14th of each month to DiScTalkRadio's Site Sensational show - it's a real treat!

One of our incredible judges from Little Dreamer, Crissy, started paper scrapping in 1998 and never really felt like her pages measured up to what she wanted them to be. In September 2005 she accidently discovered digital scrapbooking when looking for something and it was the best thing that ever happened in her scrapbooking hobby!! Crissy really feels that she can now give the feeling in her pages that she has always wanted. She loves the endless possibilities to help get her creativity going. Crissy has enjoyed it from day one and has made so many good friendships over the past two years. She also enjoys using her DSLR every chance she gets so she has an excuse to scrap. Digital scrapping has also given Crissy a chance to spend more time with her kids and documenting the important as well as the fun times in their lives. When asked how she feels about digital scrapbooking, "I am completely hooked!!" And we're hooked on Crissy. See her amazing gallery here.

Another one of the Sweet Shoppe's incredible SugarBabes, Darla Vasquez is a full-time working mother with two daughters, Amy and Hayley, who are the inspiration for many of her layouts. In between the long commutes to work (a fact of life in California) and running to school activities, girl scouts and games, Darla manages to scrap as many pages as she can while also doing special projects for the designers she works for. She is affectionately known as "Super Darla" to many of her friends and designers because of her ability to juggle everything with a smile! Darla started paper scrapping seven years ago after picking up a copy of Creating Keepsakes and falling in love with the designs she saw. Already a computer lover Darla often created her journaling and titles in Microsoft Word and then printed them for her layouts. One day while looking for a way to create something special for some Girl Scout scrapbooks she was making with a friend, she found an all digital magazine that had inspiring layout ideas along with website addresses! Slowly she started browsing these sites, downloading kits and asking lots of questions about this new art. On a lark, her family encouraged her to try out for a new digital scrappers contest and after winning it - she was hooked on digital scrapbooking! It has been a little over a year now and Darla has accomplished more than she ever thought she would and yet is quite humbled by it all - understanding that her main focus in life is to create both the memories and the pages that reflect the daily lives of the Vasquez family! Want some amazing inspiration, stop by Darla's gallery.

Thanks for getting to know this week's judges a little better, we'll be back tonight with your challenge for week #4. Good Luck!

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 11:20 AM 2 comments

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Stand Up: Challenge #3

Two down, Four to go! As of this posting, there 360 GORGEOUS layouts ready and waiting to be judged in the week two gallery at Sweet Shoppe Designs. We've absolultely loved this challenge and can't wait to see what our judges decide this week. There have been so many interesting and unique ways to use patterned papers in this week's challenge and anyone browsing the gallery is sure to find tons of inspiration. We hope all of you are enjoying the first results show on Disc Talk Radio and we can't wait to put together the results show for challenge two.

While all of you are on pins and needles waiting for it, let's get you started with a brand new challenge for Week #3. Remember, you need to combine both the inspirational focus and the design focus of the challenge into one outstanding and memorable page using products from Sweet Shoppe Designs, Little Dreamer Designs or any of our contest sponsors exclusively. Here is your challenge for week #3...

Challenge #3: Let the Music Move You

Inspirational Focus:

"Where words fail, music speaks" - Hans Christian Andersen

Music - ah, the sweet notes, the poignant lyrics, the melodies. There are times when a song or lyric captures exactly what we have on our minds. It can be the soundtrack that plays consistently through our lives. It can give us comfort when we are lonely, respite when we are tired. Music can convey so many feeling and thoughts. Music and lyrics can transport you back in time and invoke memories. Lyrics can also be a magical inspiration for creating amazingly powerful layouts. Our challenge to you is to let music be your muse - Use a lyric of a song to create a layout that is meaningful to you and the people you love.

Design Focus:

Typography - The font work a scrapbooker uses can take a layout from good to amazing in a variety of ways. It can be superb eyecatching titlework that draws a viewer in or fantastic, graphic journaling or captions that take a layout over the top. It can be clean and easy to read, grungy and reminiscent of the mood of a page, handwritten as if the artist herself took the time to journal directly on the page and so much more. This week, use typography to add interest and mood to the lyrical focus of your page.

Challenge #3 Layouts must be posted in the following galleries at Little Dreamer Designs no later than midnight PST on Tuesday, October 9th.

Week #3 Intermediate Gallery
Week #3 Advanced Gallery

Challenge #4 will be posted Wednesday, October 10th. We can't wait to see what you do with this week's challenge! Good Luck!

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 12:01 AM 0 comments

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Week One Results Show...

...has been posted at Disc Talk Radio.

Listen Now

Remember, you will have be to registered to listen to the show, but it's free and easy, so take a minute to sign up so you can hear all of the results, judges comments and lots more.

For your information, a final week by week point total for every user will be posted after the finale show airs on November 6th so that each of you know how you ultimately scored throughout the contest. For now though, we want you to focus on creating your best layouts ever in an effort to enjoy, learn and grow as digital scrappers.

Finally, as a reminder, there are just about 24 hours left to post your week two layouts in the intermediate and advanced galleries at Sweet Shoppe Designs. Good Luck and Congratulations to this week's top 10 layouts in both categories.

Posted by Stand Up and Scrap Team at 11:21 PM 4 comments