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#1 Celeste

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:30 AM

Check back daily as the rules will change often!

 

Rules:

1. game runs from March 1st till midnight 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)

 

Calvinball Publicity Points: (once per week)

1. Blogging

2. Facebook

3. Instagram

4. Twitter

5. Pinterest

 

Calvinball Team Building Points:

1. leave comments on 10 Calvinball layouts = 1 point

2. leave comments on 5 Calvinball blogs = 1 point

 

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.

61.stamping.

 

Other:

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

14. send a scrappy creation to someone via snail mail

15. crafting with children (1 point awarded weekly)

16. one point per month of photos organized

 

 

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

16. installing a font management program and getting it working

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

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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Posted 26 February 2015 - 11:39 PM

Which midnight? Eastern? Hawaii?

 

(Not being flippant, I'll save that for Calvinball :glassesbig: )


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 12:07 AM

Midnight somewhere? Sort of like 5 o'clock somewhere.
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Posted 27 February 2015 - 06:04 AM

Remember I am 8 hours ahead, so I can start from when I wake up my time? and end at mid night your time... :coffee2:

Question: These layout points are they for layouts finished or started from scratch?

I have something that I have seen on pinterest that I want to do in the new month - that I will make, then photograph and then scrapbook and it's perfect for St Patrick's Day. :froggy:


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:31 AM

In Calvinball, you pick whichever time zone works to your advantage. :P


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#6 Celeste

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 10:10 AM

midnight in your time zone!


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:36 PM

I think you should get a point for being a newbie to Calvinball and 1/2 a point for being a returning player. 


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 07:50 AM

Gosh....

 

so tempting to join in as i need a creative kick in the butt.  

*pondering.......*


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 10:10 AM

is it going to have a place in the gallery for it?



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 10:17 AM

I think you should get a point for being a newbie to Calvinball and 1/2 a point for being a returning player. 

 

I second that!


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 10:35 AM

is it going to have a place in the gallery for it?

 

You can find the Calvinball Gallery HERE. You can see it on the GIS Forum homepage, too. :) 


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 11:03 AM

I know it's probably been covered elsewhere, but how does one add a rule? Can anyone do that? I already have two suggestions:

 

1 point if you listened to the Calvinball podcast with Melissa, Celeste and Doris. (probably should provide a link)

1 point if you have the Calvinball blinkie in your signature


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 02:02 PM

I second you Sue.

An extra point if you've blogged it and/or mentioned it in social media?


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 06:51 PM

Do making photo books count for any points?

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 08:46 PM

I think you should get a point (or five) if you did NO prep work for Calvinball and are just showing up and winging it. :D


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 08:54 PM

anyone can suggest points.  just type them here and we'll get them added asap.

 

photo books, yes!  i think the points would depend on how much work was involved.  if it's just slotting photos and text into a prefab page then maybe a half point a page.  if it's more detailed . . .


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 09:02 PM

also needing to add a point for art journal pages this year.  that stuff takes some time!


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 09:06 PM

Ok, I am trying to do a little last minute planning. How about purging supplies? And scanning photos from film days?
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Posted 28 February 2015 - 09:19 PM

I've done diddly to prepare... and I'm planning on moving all my supplies from their current location in my house to a new location this month so we'll see if I get anything done at all!  But I WANT to play!


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 11:03 PM

rules are being added 3/1 regardless of when they are suggested correct? I'm getting my rules list ready!


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