Friday, August 28, 2009

Design Team Call!

Are you a scrap technique junkie? Do you love to try new things with your scrapbooking? Method Playground, a scrap technique challenge blog, is looking to add some new designers…. perhaps you will be one of them!

A bit about us: Method Playground posts technique-based scrap challenges every other week on a rotating basis. We also love to utilize guest hosts (like Ali Edwards, Layle Koncar, Teresa Collins - to name a few!). We strive to be a fun, low-stress challenge blog. We do this because we enjoy playing and sharing.

(1) Post a challenge to the MP blog on a rotating basis (approximately every 3 months). Provide a RAK to a person(s) of your choice.
(2) Participate in the other bi-weekly challenges given by your co-designers (2 layouts/month - easy peasy!) We hope you will participate as much as possible, but we understand that sometimes life gets in the way of scrapping.
(3) Give feedback to those who participate in our challenges.

Application: If interested, please submit the following:
(1) 3 layouts. Please tell us a little about any techniques you used (please keep the attachments under 100K).
(2) Links to any other blogs or online galleries that you want us to see.
(3) Link to a resume (if you have one).
(4) A short paragraph telling us why you would like to be a part of our team.
(5) A list of 3 sample challenges that you might use if chosen (you are not required to use these if you are chosen - we just want to see your ideas!)

Previous design team work is not necessary. This is also not an exclusive gig - you are free to do whatever other scrapping you like!

Please apply via email:

DEADLINE is Sept 20, 2009. New designers will be notified by October 1, 2009.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Challenge 52 - Doodling

Doodling - it was really big a couple of years ago, thanks in large part to Elsie Flannigan.

Well, let's give it another shot. Your challenge is to doodle - and you can interpret that how you like. Just post your creations by Sunday, Sept 6th!

Here's what we did:
Jennifer used a simple black marker to add doodled circles inside the patterned paper circles and to add "stitches" along some paper edges.

Deborah used glimmer mist and a mask made from a scrap of cardstock and her Slice machine to make several starfish shapes around her photo. She then doodled over the masked area.

Paloma really thought outside the box and used string to doodle on her layout - around her journaling block and photo.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Challenge 48 Winner

sorry this took so long - Staci and I kept missing each other on this - but the winner is Megan A. with her 1st party layout! Thanks for playing along everyone! Just email me ( - i have your prize pack from Lily Bee waiting for your addy.........

Challenge 50 - Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated and stepped out the box! You guys are a small but talented group :)

The winner of this challenge is Jingle!! I loved how she used the cookie cutters to mask part of her layout. So ... please send me your addy so I can get your Studio Calico gift cerificate out to you. is giving me bad code right now... but here's a link to view the slide show for this challenge.

Monday, August 10, 2009

This fortnight’s topic : the masking tape !

Hi everybody ! Time for a new challenge technique!
Ever thought about using some… masking tape ? That’s right, that’s our challenge : to use this paper-like tape everywhere or anywhere on your layout. You could cut it into pieces that you then put on the background, or use strips of it with some gesso on it or you can tape your photos with it on the cardstock… Use your imagination ! Want some more ideas ? How about using the masking tape to write on it or paint it ? It’s all up to you !

By the way, here is what I did with it ! Have fun… till 23th august at 00.00!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Challenge 49 Winner

I'm writing to you from vacation, so no time for a slideshow this time (but please go take a look at the entries - great stuff!). Without further ado, the winner of my challenge is:


Mel, I loved that you really embraced the challenge and did not even use the patterned paper. You showed us all how much you can do with so little. Please send us an email and I'll make sure your Piggy Tales RAK gets to you. :)

Thanks for all who participated.