Saturday, September 3, 2011

Share What You Know

I think my favorite part of working for Scrapbook News and Review is all the tutorials I get to create.  I love the step-by-step, the closer examination of a technique I love to do, the sharing of aha! and oops! moments alike. 

Well, guess what?  SNR would love to end the year with a bang and have YOU contribute to our magazine, to Share What You Know.


We want to end the year with a BANG and the best way we know how to do that is to make it all about YOU! This means that a part of the October/November 2011 Double Issue (our largest issue of the year) will be from our readers.

So, if you love to create and you want to share and teach something that is near and dear to your heart, then we want to hear from you!

Are you known for a certain style or can people spot your projects out in a line-up? Do you have a favorite go-to technique or a “quirk” that you just have to do on everything you create? What’s the one thing that people ask you the most, “How did you do that?”
 For this very special call, we’re looking for paper crafters of all kinds – paper and digital scrapbookers, card makers, stampers, altered art and mixed media artists and even those who enjoy making home décor, handmade jewelry and gifts!

Here are the details:

Choose a Style or Technique

1) Style – Share and teach something that is important to what makes your style unique, for example, distressing for Shabby Chic or working on a grid pattern for Modern and Graphic.

2) Technique – Share and teach a technique that you knock out of the park and may even be your “signature” technique.

Submit a Tutorial via Our Automatic Submissions Form

1) Tutorial must have at least four steps to be considered.

2) The tutorial must have step-by-step instructions.

3) The tutorial must include photos for each step in the instructions.

Other Info

1) The deadline is October 1, 2011.

2) The tutorial must be original and cannot be currently posted or found anywhere on the internet. For example, it cannot be content taken from a previous post on your blog or a design team or challenge blog you may be a part of.

3) The tutorial can be about any subject, topic or theme you desire. It can be based on any existing trend or technique available so long as it is your own work, created by you, and you give proper credit to anyone you may have learned it from or been inspired from. We do not discourage “scraplifting” as it is a great way for all paper crafters to learn new things and hone their skills, but we strongly encourage everyone to give credit where credit is due. It’s the honorable thing to do.

More details will be available on the automatic submission form.

The automatic submission form will be available as of September 6, 2011, so put your thinking caps on and get creating. We can’t wait to see your amazing artwork and showcase it in the October/November issue!

If you have any questions before the form is posted, please feel free to e-mail us at anytime. 

P.S. Nervous about writing a tutorial for a magazine? It’s completely understandable but don’t worry about it. That’s what editors are for. Just do your very best and if your project is chosen for publication, we’ll walk you through it and make you look fabulous!

C' know you wanna!!!!

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