Tuesday, January 3

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It's time for the Scrappy Awards again! Already? Yes, already. Someone brilliant decided that it would be much better to do in January then June and I totally agree. December is like one long party and then January arrives with its cold dark days. The Scrappy Awards are a fantastic chance to feel lighthearted and happy. Lighthearted because it is the only time of the year that the forum is filled with handsome men and gorgeous dresses when the members gets dressed up and pick their dates for the big award show. 

I've always loved the Scrappies. Not just because of the handsome men but also because it is a time of the year where we look at everything we've accomplished the last year. The entry galleries are being filled with so many beauties that my head starts spinning by the thought of all the talent gathered in just a single place. We look back on our layouts and don't only appreciate them for their beauty but also remembers all the good times we spend making the memories but also while saving the memory of them on a layout. 

There are 18 different categories this year to enter and 

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Best Photography on a Layout - The photo will be the main focus of the judges, but how the layout enhances it will be important.
Best Nature/Scenic Layout - Highlight your best outdoor photos with DSP's gorgeous nature inspired kits!
Best Journaling Layout - Both the journaling content and the overall look of the layout will be considered.
Best Paper style Layout - Paper Style looks like what a traditional paper scrapbook page would look like, with layers of papers and elements.
Best Graphic style Layout - Graphic Style uses blending modes and brushes or other techniques that makes it look like the entire layout is one layer.
Best Extraction Layout - Check out this Tutorial for more information on extracting.
Best Layout with NO Photos - NONE, not blended into the background, not anywhere!
Best 1-2 photo layout
Best Multiple photo layout - 3 or more photos on one page.
Best Double page spread - Post as one layout.
Best Fantasy Layout - Check out the Fantasy section in the DSP store for inspiration!
Best Art Journaling Layout - For more information on art journaling, read Tara's excellent explanation.
Best Heritage Layout - Celebrate photos from your past and of your ancestors in a gorgeous layout with DSP products!
Best Comedic Layout - Both the journaling content and the overall look of the layout will be considered, so do your best to make us laugh!
Best Scraplifted Layout - Designer Lauren Bavin explains scraplifting this way, "Scraplifting can be anything from a complete copy just changing the photo, to taking one part of the layout and using that as the basis for your inspiration and any and everything between." For this category, you will need to credit the original layout that you are "lifting".
Best use of a DSP Quick Click - All DSP Quick Clicks can be found HERE.
Best use of a SINGLE DSP kit
Best use of DSP Word Art - Any DSP Word Art can be used, from a Word Art collection or within a DSP kit.

You have until January 15th to get your entries in.

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