Current Calls for Creating Keepsakes: It’s an Album Revolution!

Megan Hoeppner, Creative Editor

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all scrapbooking. With various sizes (spanning from mini on up to 12×12), album types (traditional, digital, photo books, pocket scrapbooking, art journaling, and more), and approaches, there’s definitely more than one way to make a book. Creating Keepsakes is excited to explore this wonderful world of albums as we prepare for an upcoming special issue with an album focus. We’d love to see your preferred album approaches for possible inclusion in this issue, and we’re looking for albums that cover all themes, topics, seasons/events, and approaches. Please find additional details below:

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll see under the “submit” tab.

Scrap Albums/Art Journals: A time-saving approach to design
These everyday albums are quick, easy, and free from rules. Whether they’re themed books or more of a life compilation, the common denominator is that they’re simple–just slap your memorabilia/photos/notes/journaling/etc. in and call it good. The time saving aspect of this album approach makes it popular. Plus, it’s just a fun way to use those creative skills. There are products on the market that support this album style, such as SMASHbooks by K&Company and Sketchbooks by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts, and more. Another common approach is to create your own album by repurposing a book of some sort, such as a journal, a calendar/planner, or a composition book. We’re looking for unique, fresh, and fun approaches to these scrap albums, covering any type of theme. Possibilities include:

  • Travel journals
  • Everyday/catch-all journals
  • Goal journals
  • Journals about hobbies/inspiration
  • Journals about life situations (wedding planning, pregnancy, a school year, etc.
  • Activity journals
  • And more!

Submissions Due

Feb. 18, 2013, at midnight MST. Submissions received after this time won’t be considered.

What to Provide
Please send an image of your album cover and up to four interior pages for consideration. Each page should be submitted as a separate JPG (up to five images total) using the criteria found below.

How to Submit
Upload your submissions using our submissions tool by clicking “Reader Submissions” from the Magazines tab at www.creatingkeepsakes.com or click here for a direct link. If you have any problems with the submission section of our web site, email Stacy Croninger at scroninger@creativecraftsgroup.com for troubleshooting.

Note: We’re currently accepting e-mail submissions as a backup way of sending your ideas. If you encounter an error with the submissions tool that can’t be resolved, please email your submission(s) to editorial@creatingkeepsakes.com with the type specific call you’re responding to in the subject line (ex. Scrap Albums/Art Journals).

***Please direct any questions you have about this call to Natalie McConnell at NMcConnell@creatingkeepsakes.com.

The Pocket Approach: Memory keeping using photo pockets

Picking pockets takes on all new meaning with the huge increase in popularity of pocket scrapbooking (using segmented page protectors). Now you can pick pockets of varying shapes and sizes and use them to tell your stories. The pocket appeal is easy to understand-it’s a time saver, yet still allows you to be creative. How do you use pockets in your albums? We’re looking for pocket-created projects and how you’ve used this approach, both in the way it’s meant to be used, as well as in less expected ways (such as scrapping on the pockets, creating your own pockets, housing memorabilia in pockets, and more!).

Submissions Due

Feb. 18, 2013, at midnight MST. Submissions received after this time won’t be considered.

What to Provide
Please send an image of your album cover and up to four interior pages for consideration. Each page should be submitted as a separate JPG (up to five images total) using the criteria found below.

How to Submit
Upload your submissions using our submissions tool by clicking “Reader Submissions” from the Magazines tab at www.creatingkeepsakes.com or click here for a direct link. If you have any problems with the submission section of our web site, email Stacy Croninger at scroninger@creativecraftsgroup.com for troubleshooting.

Note: We’re currently accepting e-mail submissions as a backup way of sending your ideas. If you encounter an error with the submissions tool that can’t be resolved, please email your submission(s) to editorial@creatingkeepsakes.com with the type specific call you’re responding to in the subject line (ex. The Pocket Approach).

***Please direct any questions you have about this call to Natalie McConnell at NMcConnell@creatingkeepsakes.com.

Click here for the complete list of current calls.

We look forward to seeing what you create!

-Megan

 

 

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One Response to Current Calls for Creating Keepsakes: It’s an Album Revolution!

  1. Candee Schamber (ScrapJAG) says:

    Hmmm, might have to do this one! I have albums (covers) that I really, really like, but they are not easy to get, and there isn’t much variety.

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