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#90729 Calvinball: Stats (2015)

Posted by Celeste on 26 February 2015 - 08:31 AM



269Scrappy Points!

584 Other Points


258 layouts

20 cards = 10 pts


March 15th and here come the Other Points:


Calvinball Team Building Points:

1. leave comments on 10 Calvinball layouts = 1 point  (caught up to merry christmas)

2. leave comments on 5 Calvinball blogs = 1 point


Calvinball Publicity Points: (once per week)

1. Blogging

2. Facebook

3. Instagram

4. Twitter

5. Pinterest



Scrappy Challenge Bonus Points:

1. Using a GIS template

2. Focus on the journaling

3. Scrap why you scrapbook

4. Scraplift a Calvinball gallery page

5. 3+ photos on a page

6. Scrap yourself

7. Use Christmas product on a non-Christmas page

8. Use Thanksgiving product on a birthday page

9. Scrap food

10. March Stencil Challenge

11. Inspired by MSD or Scrapbook Coach Class

12. Inspired by a GIS blog post

13. Use new product (bought in 2015)

14. Use old unopened product (bought prior to 2015)

15. Using St. Patrick's Day product/motifs

16. Getting at least 3 pages from one kit

17. Take a photo specifically for Calvinball

18. Scrap a photo the same day you take it

19. Scrap with product the same day you buy it

20. Make a Calvin and Hobbes/Calvinball reference on a page

21. Using a FB, Blog, Instagram, or Twitter post as journaling

22. Using a map on a page

23. Using the "snuggle and separate" principle

24. Use a typewriter or typewriter font

25. Make a companion page for another LO

26. Use a black and white or sepia toned photo

27. Use a comic strip on a page

28. use right and left aligned journaling on the same page

29. make a photoless layout

30. do a then and now layout (example photos of your child as a toddler and as a high school grad)

31. tell an old story (that you do not have a photo for) with a recently taken photo

32. use handwritten journaling

33. use song lyrics, poems, or a toast on a page

34. use the same product two different ways on a page

35. use all warm colors

36. use all cool colors

37. finishing journaling on old pages (4 pages = 1 point)

38. scrap a photo you stole from your kid's social media or social media in general

39. scrap some memorabilia

40. create something for a holiday that is still six months away

41. use your scrappy tools/supplies to make something for work or a friend

42. use washi tape to make patterned paper

43. use product packaging in your creation

44. make your title with mixed up fonts (use leftover fonts to piece it together)

45. Create a layout where the embellishment is the focal point.

46. using more than one template or sketch on a single page

47. using a cutout element on your page

48. using scraps of paper in a creative way on your page

49. Finish a Class

50. use glitter!

51. use pp only (no cs)

52. use cs only (no pp)

53. product confirmed produced prior to 2010.  a rare double pointer!

54. topic a memorial page or someone who inspires you

55. topic a current event

56. try something new in your scrapping. A technique, product, tool, photo editing/treatment

57. using PL cards on a layout

58. fussy cutting

59. journaling with bad words

60. use something off your archaic product hoarders list.




1. Scanning old photos = 1 point (awarded weekly)

2. Purging supplies = 1 point (awarded weekly)

3. Printing photos or digital pages = 1 point (awarded weekly) 1

4. Scrap away from home = 1 point (awarded weekly)

5. Process videos created and posted during Calvinball = 1 point

6. Putting layouts in albums = 1 point for every 10 layouts (awarded weekly) 10

7. Go a whole week without buying something new (1 point awarded weekly)

8. downloading and using a new font (1 point awarded weekly) 1

9. participating in a non-calvinball challenge (1 point if calvinball is mentioned on the challenge site)

10. driving to an event/destination specifically to take photos to scrapbook (1 point awarded weekly)

11. doing housework during calvinball (1 point awarded weekly) 1

12. using a kit all the way up until it is gone, gone, GONE! (1 point awarded weekly) 1

13. read a book during calvinball (1 point awarded weekly) 1

14. send a scrappy creation to someone via snail mail

15. crafting with children (1 point awarded weekly)


Random one time only points:

1. Newbie = 2, Return player = 1

2. Listen the Digital HQ Calvinball Podcast

3. Listen to the Digi Scrap Geek Calvinball Podcast

4. Calvinball Blinkie in your signature

5. Admit to non prepping for Calvinball

6. First to post a layout in the 2015 Calvinball gallery

7. Binge watching an entire TV series during the month of March

8. Starting a diet and/or exercise routine during Calvinball

9. Participate in a live webinar

10. Participating in a Calvinball related podcast

11. Hosting a crop or teaching a class or hosting a challenge

12. Taking the lead in the forum

13. literally dust off your scrap supplies so you can use them.

14.Change your main Scrappy total and points total to bold red in the stats post

15. Being an international participant (i'm international to them ha!)

16. installing a font management program and getting it working

17. replenish a critical supply like adhesive, cardstock, printer ink, or cutting blades

Meeting Calvin Ball Goal

18. do some rearranging in your scrappy space

19. attend the gis march crop

20. you actually cropped curing the gis crop

21. reaching your calvinball goal!

22. share a photo of the current status of your crafty workspace

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#102205 CALVINBALL 2017 | The Leader Board

Posted by askings on 20 February 2017 - 03:13 PM

Here is our final leaderboard as of March 31, congrats to our leaders and thanks to everyone for playing.  I've loved seeing all you've created and you're all winners in my book!



1.   mawscrap8 - 3162
2.   LisaDV - 1852
3.   Maribeth - 1761
4.   Jumpgate - 1606.5
5.   Gramma Dee - 1036
6.   Linda_aka_mum - 766.5
7.   mroberts3 - 689
8.   Linda S - 669.5
9.   ladyofthelake318 - 638
10. ShonaF - 600
11. carolynhasacat - 550
12. MsLiz - 536
13. ctpea - 534
14. snapsandsnippets - 510
15. nicmackin - 494
16. gonewiththewind - 478
17. JustJac - 455
18. mshanhun - 204
19. CABoyle - 124

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#102363 Calvinball 2017 ~ Let's Get this Party Started!!

Posted by ctpea on 27 February 2017 - 06:49 PM

It's my first time....so I'm a newbie around here.  

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#102351 Calvinball 2017 ~ Let's Get this Party Started!!

Posted by MelPea on 27 February 2017 - 11:30 AM

This will be the first time I have ever participated.  I just heard about it over on the 2peasrefugees board.   (Thanks, Gramma Dee! :)


I'm looking forward to it.  I am a very slow scrapper, so the points won't be something that I will be racking up, but I think it will be good for inspiring me to keep finding time to scrap or make cards.  :)

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#89377 I gave up 'Project Life' and it feels SO good!

Posted by nirecreations on 02 February 2015 - 03:05 PM

For 2012-2014 I tried desperately to do 'Project Life'. In 2012 and 2013, I tried in digital and last year i attempted paper, with (gorgeous) Studio Calico PL kits coming each month. It stressed me out and even when I was doing 'well' and had about 5 months in a row done in both 2012 and 2013, I felt like a failure. Because I didn't have it all done.


Well a few weeks ago I realized that I was trying to fix something that wasn't broken by taking on PL. Before PL, I was a prolific digi scrapper and I told the stories I wanted to when I wanted to—in a way that worked for my brain, creativity and style. I was extremely satisfied with what I captured and loved scrapping. I was never stressed (about scrapping). Every layout I completed was a 'win' and I look back and read all of the stories now—so happy that I captured them. So why did I stress myself out with the pressure PL put on me? I have no idea! It sounded like a good idea at the time and I honestly tried SO HARD to make it work. But it just isn't for me, even though lots of people love it. And I love what it captures! 


So goodbye PL and hello scrapping what I want! So happy to be here and actually scrapping again!



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#102640 Man, I Love Calvinball!

Posted by jumpgate on 05 March 2017 - 12:53 PM

I am having a LOT of fun! And getting tons of pages done! And using up stuff... and Just loving it all!

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#102591 Talking Smack here

Posted by Terry on 03 March 2017 - 11:50 PM

Ok.......I thought maybe I should get extra  points for having a tooth pulled today but then I thought that might be cheating and of course I wouldn't dream of cheating.


So--I looked at the rules tonight and WOWZA--I am sure I am going to be able to get 40 points per layout!!  Watch out ladies--I'll be scrapping this weekend and racking up those points!



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#102508 The first day is done!

Posted by Maribeth on 02 March 2017 - 05:43 AM

10 Courthouse layouts complete, and 5 cards.  I will have to wait until I get some natural light to photograph for the gallery.  Since I work pretty much dark to dark, it will be the weekend before I can post some layouts.

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#102311 Calvinball 2017 ~ Let's Get this Party Started!!

Posted by toribissell on 24 February 2017 - 10:00 PM

This is my second year too! I had SOOOOO much fun last year!

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#102278 Calvinball 2017 ~ Let's Get this Party Started!!

Posted by Katiecb on 23 February 2017 - 10:42 AM

This will be my third year, and I'm pretty sure I haven't made a single layout for any of them! My scrapbooking took a huge dive a few years ago, when the kids became more active, and I haven't been able to get back on track, no matter how hard I try. Anyway, this is one of the most fun and flexible challenges I've seen, and I figure if anything is going to get me scrapping again, it will be this one! 


I got a new computer for Christmas and I haven't installed anything on it yet (except some cloud applications and MS Office.) I need to find my PSE disc and copy over my photos and kits this week!

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#102270 Calvinball 2017 ~ Let's Get this Party Started!!

Posted by Maribeth on 23 February 2017 - 06:28 AM

This is my second year.  I did pretty well last year I came in 10th.  My page count was 112 and I want to exceed that this year.  I don't remember exactly how I found out about it.  I was a lurker on the forum and I think I just saw the CalvinBall thread and it sounded like fun.  I am all about the page count.  I have so many scrapbooking projects and it super important for me to get as much done as possible, so I am really into events that promote productivity.  I have my own craft room, but it is small, so my husband lets me take over the entire house so that I can set up stations for everything imaginable, a die cutting station, a sewing stations, an eyelet station, a punch station, a trimmer station, a drying station - well you get the picture.  That helps my productivity as I don't have to stop to get a tool out or rearrange things in order to use one tool over another.  


Come on March 1!

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#103022 Talking Smack here

Posted by ladyofthelake318 on 22 March 2017 - 11:07 PM

I was about out of "current" photos, but we've been going through a bunch of stuff in the garage and I brought in some old photos.  I am LOVING scrapping my babies (and even from before) -- they'll be 21 and 27 in July this year, so it's been fun reminiscing.  This jumpstarted my mojo, along with a birthday weekend that I could claim as my own selfishly without any guilt whatsoever :-)  I was shocked to be on the leader board (even if it was #9).  Two years ago, when I first found Calvinball, I had a heart attack on Mar 2 and got nothing really done.  Last year, I don't remember what was going on, but I was busy and had abandoned it by this time.  This is my year, though!  And I'm having a blast.

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