This is the NEW home, starting 2010, of the The Original Scrap Happenzz Critique Group, established in Nov. '06! I'm Sharon, Coordinator. We provide each other with INSPIRATION & SUPPORT, scrap-related or otherwise! Our group is constantly evolving & rejuvenating. Here's mo':
- a tightly-knit bunch of dynamic, artistic souls who like to chat, create and help each other become the best scrappers/crafters we can be. We are scrafters of varying abilities & styles, & are appreciative & respectful of each others’ creative differences!
- a group of no more than 15 very non-traditional peeps. Sometimes our brand of twisted humor & progressive viewpoints have been known to rub the easily offended &/or very conservative population the wrong way.
- a friendly, nice and supportive group nonetheless!
- NOT just a mutual admiration society! We give honest, constructive feedback - compliments AND suggestions, where we think applicable!
*Submit 2 contributions per month to the Scrap Happenzz Layouts Critique Thread for critique. Contributions may be in the form of los, sketches, photos, cards, and various "scrafty" projects. Note: 2-page LOs are usually counted as 1 submission unless otherwise indicated.
*Honestly and thoughtfully critique all contributions within 10 days from the post date, and precede critiques with "SHCG" (e.g., "SHCG- This page rocks, but it would be more hardcore with stilettos for embellishments.").
*Check-in and chat with this main thread at least once a week. The better we know each other & the closer we feel w/ one another, the more comfortable & appreciative we are to receive/give critiques.
The SHCG Flexible Plan:
We are very understanding of life's priorities, but membership does take a little time commitment!
*If a member knows she will not be able to meet the contribution minimum, she can indicate this in the main thread, and will be excused of her obligations for the month.
*Our group purpose is provide thoughtful critiques to each other’s work; compliments addressing specific details also count as critiques. Ideally, we aim to post feedback within 10 days (though we understand that real life takes precedence & sometimes may affect 100% fulfillment of this guideline).
*Individuals have the option to notify members they haven't received critiques from them after 10 days should they wish to seek more feedback.
*We have our own BLOG where we keep track of everything!
*We host Challenges, rotated among members. We post them on the BLOG & as of 12/08, in the space below . They are very fun, inspirational & OPTIONAL.
*We tRAK group participation towards our 3 guidelines (monthly submissions, weekly check-ins, timely critiques) & award a RAK to the most participatory member every 4 months.
*We give and get birthday gifties from our Wish Lists (optional swap).
*We learn more about each other through our optional QueZZtion of the Moments, posted in our blog/thread (memberZZ answer as blog comments, pledgeZZ answer in the thread).
*We may hold contests when we feel like it.
*We do all sorts of other fun stuff that members may suggest - swaps, gift exchanges, etc!
*We collaborate on how to keep this group running efficiently.
Current Active Members:
1. blushpea = Sharon (Group Coordinator 10/07-12/11 / Biweekly Challenge Coordinator/TRAKker/Bloga holic)
2. twinscrapbee = Brenda (Birthday Badazz, Spelling B & Swift Arse Kicker)
3. Gelidy Gelato = Lisa
4. *jesse* = Jesse
5. .MaRLeNe. = Marlene (TRAKker)
6. Chell Rae = Michelle
7. Scrappinmomto2girls = Margaret
8. CMLeach = Chris (Group Coordinator starting 1/2012)
9. Amms_c = Ammara
Pledges will be moved to CAM status after three months of proven commitment as outlined above.
-no pledgezz at this time--
If you have been removed from the Current Active Members or Pledgezz List, it is due to lack of participation. Please PM me if you wish to re-join.
Past Members in Good Standing:
These ladiezz were major contributors who still come by to say hello. We look forward to their visits.
denitza = Denitza (Charter Member)
WendyGirl = Wendy
Scrapping Diva = Tay
lifeinthefastlane = Amanda
janet28rn = Janet
Cajaya = Mel
whenscraphappenzz = Tiffany
cmeinstlouis = Christy
Scrappin Kitty = Amanda
X3jessicalouise = Jess (Charter Member)
miss becky = Becky
Wacky Watson = Sarah
Kaleidoscope = Kayla, aka K, Group Leader 6/07- 10/07
Scrapbooks by Moi = Moi (Charter Member)
Ironscrapper = Katie
nannieannie = Annie
Jenfitz = Jen
Sosumi San = Angela
princessrk = Robyn, Group Leader 11/07-6/07
(Note: exclusion of past members doesn't necessarily mean they're in "bad standing;" it just means they no longer stop by. Or, maybe they are in bad standing! Heh.).
She gave us life!
princessrk = Robyn, Group Leader 11/06 - 6/07
Current Monthly Challenge:
MC #1 for 2012 - New Year, New Technique (posted by Michelle)
Scrap a LO using a NEW technique (one that you have never done or one that you have been dying to try out), or a NEW style (for you, scraplifting is a great option here), this can include using some NEW "tool" to create a LO.
I hope this expands our horizons on what NEW LO's we can create with our wonderful minds.
Upcoming Monthly Challenge Schedule:
01/01/12 - Michelle