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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:07 PM

18.)UPDATE-- New Rules will be added daily, but we are going to have a weekly limit of 25 new rules, along with consolidating similar rules like- 1 point for mixed media (paint, mist, splatters, texture paste, droplets, ink, etc) instead of one rule for each individual media.  The moderators are working to keep the rule list from becoming completely overwhelming.
 
 
Rules:
1. game runs from March 1st till midnight EST on March 31st.
2. one layout (or half of a 2 page spread), one project life page = one point
3. one mini-album page (covers count as pages), one card, one tag = 1/2 point each
4. projects = 1/2 - 2 points, depending on size/difficulty
5. art journal pages = 1/2 - 1 point depending on size/difficulty
6. decorated daily planner pages (daily, weekly, monthly, tabs, etc) = 1/2 point
7. photobook pages = 1/2 - 1 point (preslotted/self-created) *detailed notes about this on page two
8. non-paper craft projects = 1 point (project must take an hour or longer to create)
9. Creating a Scrapbook Process Video or Layout Share Video = 1 point
10. Creating a Scrapbook Tutorial = 1 point
 
Calvinball Team Building Points:
1. Leave comments on 10 Calvinball layouts and/or videos* = 1 point
2. Leave comments on 5 Calvinball blogs = 1 point
3. Early bird - for signing up in February = 1 point (one-time only) 
4. Late bird -- for starting Calvinball after March 15, 2018 = 1 point (one-time only) 
5. Start a challenge thread in the Calvinball forum. = 1 point (one-time only) 
 
*If you aren't sure how to locate these, you can find them in the gallery here, on the GIS FB forum, and in participants' social media posts.
 
NOTE: While there is no cap on points for projects and comments throughout the month of March, there is a point cap on the items below. See the notations in this color.
 
Calvinball Publicity Points: (once per week, 1 pt. per platform -- must mention Calvinball)
1. Blogging
2. Facebook
3. Instagram
4. Twitter
5. Pinterest
6. Google+
 
 
Scrappy Challenge Bonus Points (one-time use per project -- for example, for #4, even if you have all four types of handwritten elements on a page, that's still one point earned total for that project): 
 
NOTE: These will be added throughout the duration of the contest, so be sure to check back for new rules!
 
1. Your first layout for 2018 in the Calvinball gallery = 1 point.
2. Using Mixed Media (paint, mist, droplets, ink, gellatos, texture paste, glimmers, color shine, embossing powder, etc.) = 1 point
3. Something Shiny (e.g. foil, glitter, sequins, metal items ( includes staples), enameled shapes {including Nuvo drops, Liquid Pearls or Gloss Accents}, flairs = 1 point
4. Handwritten title, journaling or date or a handwriting font used on the page = 1 point
5.Journaling strips, tiny word stickers or tile letter stickers on your page = 1 point
6. Layout inspired by one of the Get It Scrapped blog posts in 2018 = 1 point.
7. Use ephemera, memorabilia, or a "found" (traditionally non-art-related) object on a project = 1 point 
8. 5+ patterned papers and/or a variety of different paper types (vellum, acetate, etc.) on a single project = 1 point 
9. 10+ accents/embellishments on a single project = 1 point 
10. "Throwback" challenge -- work in product that is five years old (or older) = 1 point 
11. Multi-photo layout  = 1 point for 3-9 photos, 2 points for 10+ 
12. Using a die-cut, punched, or fussy-cut item on a project = 1 point 
13. Use a template or sketch= 1 point
14. Use ribbon, string, ric-rac, lace, pompom trim or fabric (in other words, textiles) on a layout= 1 point
15. Use stitching or tangled thread on a page= 1 point
16. Kill a kit/ collection pack- for digital this would be using more than 15 items from one kit= 1 point
17. Be inspired by another layout- either printed or online (try to cite the inspired item in your supplies please)= 1 point
18. Use washi tape= 1 point
19. Add dimension- pop-dots or foam.  For digi- adjust your shadows to make something stand out as further off the page or use inner shadowing for a cut-out look= 1 point
20. Use new product- something that you bought very recently.  For paper scrappers- I will give a bit more leeway- something you bought since January ended, for digi scrappers- this would be something you bought since February 14th. (since Digi stores release new supplies each week) So, new product= 1 point
21. Typewriter font or use a typewriter on a page= 1 point
22. Use wood veneer OR wood-grain product on your page or card = 1 point
23. Use stamping on your page/card= 1 point
24. Learn something- watch a scrappy video( like on Youtube or Facebook Get it Scrapped Live videos), take a scrappy class (Get It Scrapped, Big Picture, Scrapaneers, etc).  Each hour you do so = 1 point
25. Tools- learn how to use a new-to-you tool (a die-cut platform or new punch, For digital try a new photoshop technique like text on a path for example) Each page/card you use the new tool on = 1 point
26. Spell "CALVINBALL" on your page through product choices (C-Crate Paper, A-Amy Tangerine, L-lemons, V-vinyl, I = ink, etc.) = 1 point
27. Include a cluster using 5+ items = 1 point
28. Create a holiday-themed project OR, since St. Patrick's Day is this month, a project that uses green as its dominant color = 1 point 
29. Injury to self or irreparable damage to furniture or clothing sustained during the creation of a Calvinball project; must be unexpected and unintentional (no premeditated "accidents" or deliberate harm permitted) = .5 point (1/2 point)
30. Create a project about yourself -- you must be the focus of the page (including its images and journaling) = 1 point
31. Use an older or vintage photo (from your childhood or earlier)= 1 point
32. Use at least 4 PL or journaling cards on a single project = 1 point 
33. Create a layout for any of the challenges posted in the forum (see also #5 in the team-building points above) = 1 point 
34. Deplete a package of product by using it on a single project (package must be at least 80% complete/unused beforehand, and may contain stickers. die-cut shapes, rub-ons, or other crafty product) = 1 point 
35. Use multiple frames on a project = 1 point 
36. Create a project that would typically use patterned paper without using any patterned paper. = 1 point 
37. Go beyond the basic photo mat and embellish the focal point of your layout (for instance, surround it with accents and stitching, a photo mat made of woven strips, or fancy edges, using deco scissors, border punches, tearing, curling, etc.) = 1 point 
38. Scrap a photo on the same day that it is taken.
39. In Pinterest, open one of your pinboards that is NOT dedicated to scrapbooking layouts, place your cursor over one of the columns of pins,  and scroll with your eyes closed. Use the pin that is closest to your cursor when you stop and open your eyes as inspiration for your next project. = 1 point 
40. Scrapbook a list. = 1 point
41. Use or create a diagram (kind of like this or this or this or this). = 1 point 
42. Use something taken from social media (an image, a tweet, a status update, etc.) on a project. = 1 point 
43. Using one or more scanned photos on a project. = 1 point 
44. Repeat an element that reinforces the theme of your page (like a word, a shape, or an image). = 1 point 
45. Focus on travel or a vacation (or staycation). = 1 point
46. Use at least five different manufacturers' products on a single project. = 1 point 
47. Use three or more different fonts on project. = 1 point
48. Create a project that features one or more photos without people. = 1 point 
49. Scrapbook your favorite ______ (film, book, child, etc.). = 1 point 
50. Do something related to your crafting and/or creative endeavors that you have been avoiding (for instance, cleaning your desk, organizing that stack of layouts in albums, making that one layout that you have been putting off, etc.) = 1 point 
51. Put a bird on it. = 1 point 
52. Put a doily (or other lace-like element) on it. = 1 point 
53. Use paper from a paper pad (any form). = 1 point 
54. Incorporate a shaker element on your project. = 1 point 
55. Use one of the oldest items in your stash along with one of the newest items in your stash on the same project. = 1 point 
56. Use rub-ons, packing tape transfers, or another form of transfer technique. = 1 point 
57. Change a digital element (recolor, bend, mask, etc.) = 1 point 
58. Make a different size layout from the size you usually use. = 1 point
59. Make a layout with photos from different dates (different days, months, years) on one page. 
60. Use no white cardstock. = 1 point 
61. Work with a monochromatic color scheme. = 1 point 
62. Incorporate a "punny" title. = 1 point 
63. Use cork (even if it feels that you are doing so against your will). = 1 point 
​64. Include one or more black and white photos on your project. = 1 point 
65. Scraplift a previous layout design from one of your favorite GIS design team members = 1 point
66. Create a layout using an acrylic word or phrase = 1 point
67. The Pantone color of the year is ultra-violet (blue based purple). Use this as a focal color on your layout = 1 point
68. Create a layout incorporating a timeline into the design = 1 point
69. Create a circular title = 1 point
70. Use any type of letter stickers on your layout = 1 point.  Use two different colors of letter stickers = 2 points
71. Create a layout using "then and now" photos = 1 point  Journal a story about the then and now photos = 2 points
72. Finish a layout that you have had "unfinished" for more than a year = 1 point
73. Create a layout about why you love to scrapbook = 1 point
74. Attach photos to page in a unique way - like a flap, waterfall, pull-out, flip-flap, mini page protector, etc.= 1 point 
75. Spring is upon us (although it did snow here in WA state today), use a butterfly or flower on your project = 1 point

76. DIY an embellishment (stacked embellies, homemade enamel dots, stitched banners, etc.) = 1 point

77. Include someone else's artwork on your project (or a photo of it) Example: a photo of a doily your mother made or artwork created by a child. = 1 point 

78. Include a fall or winter embellishment on your layout (snowflake, leaf, pumpkin) = 1 point

79. Use the formula of Gallon, Quart and Cup for 3 different colors on your project = 1 point

80. Use something metal, sanded, or thick on your project = 1 point

81. Use something translucent, transparent, soft or puffy on your project = 1 point

82. Use a heat gun, hot iron, or a laminator like a Minc machine to create something on your project = 2 point

83. Use a 5x7 or larger photo on your layout = 1 point

84. Create a layout using no photos only journaling= 1 point 

85. Create a layout documenting your Easter or Spring traditions = 1 point

86. Use only 4x6 photos on your layout = 1 point

87. Create a layout documenting a relationship between 2 people = 2 points

88. Make the focus of your layout an inanimate object (book, car, house, etc.) = 1 point

89. Create hidden journaling on your page = 1 point

90. Use two or more stripes on your project = 1 point

91. Use project life/pocket card on your layout = 1 point

92. Create a layout from the last photo on your phone or camera = 1 point

93. Create a project that you have pinned on Pinterest = 1 point

94. Put 20 layouts in an album = 1 point

95. Put labels on 5 albums = 1 point

96. Tidy up your scrap studio (it's probably a mess by now) = 1 point

97. Create a title page or divider page for your album = 1 point

98. Use a calendar on your page (embellishment, paper, photo) = 1 point

99. Use the word love on your project = 1 point

100. Share your completed pages with family or friends = 1 point


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:59 PM

Using Memorabilia on a page = 1 point


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:24 AM

Use elements from 5+ collections/lines

 

Use a template or sketch

 

Use a specialty paper such as acetate, vellum, mulberry, tissue, corrugated, etc.

 

Use mixed media such as paint, ink, gellatos, mists, watercolors, etc.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:51 AM

White backgrounds
Rounded corners
Stamping


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 11:12 AM

How about points for:

 

Something metal

Using black

Foil

Glitter

Nuvo drops

Hand written title


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 11:58 AM

Oh and die cuts I need points for die cuts to motivate me to actually plug my silhouette back in!!

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:18 PM

handwritten journaling
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:35 PM

Use stars on a page = 1 point

Use hearts on a page = 1 point

Use ribbon = 1 point

Use staples = 1 point

Use tiny word stickers = 1 point


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:48 PM

How about points for:

 

Something metal

Using black

Foil

Glitter

Nuvo drops

Hand written title

This needs to include Liquid Pearls (Nuvo drops) since we don't all have the Nuvo brand.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:23 PM

How about a shopping rule...going in a scrapbooking/craft store and spending less than $50.
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:03 PM

You could combine the die cutting with fussy cutting or other hand cut elements.

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#12 Marie

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:07 PM

Wasn't there like 115 rules the other day? Where did they all go?

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:10 PM

Sounds like you were looking at last year's rules.... they change each year and we make them up as we go...

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:19 PM

How about a shopping rule...going in a scrapbooking/craft store and spending less than $50.

 

Katrina's shopping rule, maybe add purchasing online too?


 

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 11:18 PM

Quick question:

in #9 original rules,

 

9. Scrapbook Process Video or Layout Share Video = 1 point

 

Does this mean watching a video (so I can learn all this new language...lol)  or actually videotaping one to share online such as on YouTube?

 

I am such a newbie!


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:38 AM

Quick question:

in #9 original rules,

 

9. Scrapbook Process Video or Layout Share Video = 1 point

 

Does this mean watching a video (so I can learn all this new language...lol)  or actually videotaping one to share online such as on YouTube?

 

I am such a newbie!

 

That means making a video where you share your scrapbooking process or making a video where you share layouts that you've created.

 

And ask away! We're all here figuring this out together!


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:11 AM

Use 10+ stars on a page = 1 point

Use 10+ hearts on a page = 1 point

Use ribbons = 1 point

Use stitching or tangled thread = 1 point

Use a typewriter font for journaling = 1 point

Use 5+ flowers on a page = 1 point


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:20 AM

Sounds like you were looking at last year's rules.... they change each year and we make them up as we go...

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:09 AM

Quick question:  If the rule lists several shiny things, for example, is it a point for each different one you use on a page or 1 point if you use something shiny, no matter how many different shiny things used....?


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:17 AM

Quick question:  If the rule lists several shiny things, for example, is it a point for each different one you use on a page or 1 point if you use something shiny, no matter how many different shiny things used....?

I would do one point for each kind of shiny thing on a page-- like if you have 4 staples, 2 metal charms and 3 places with glitter, I would do 3 points- one for staples, one for metal charms and one for glitter- not one point for each and every spot of glitter (that could be really time-consuming to count!)


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