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Welcome to THE UGLY GAMES!!

The object of this challenge is to make your mind work. To think outside the box, and to use up papers (and an embellishment) from your stash that you thought you would never (EVER!) use (or, in the interest of this challenge, you picked up solely to torture someone with…which of course I’ve NEVER done!!), and receive a RAK at the end of the month if you A) receive the most votes at the end of the poll for your LO or B) receive the most votes at the end of the month for the papers you sent, or C) IF there are 10+ players, you fully participate and vote, then you get entered into a random.org poll for voting players. In other words, you fully participate, you vote, you get put in random.org, you receive a RAK.

**PLEASE if you don't think you will finish, please do not join this month. It will take everyone doing their part.**

Quick Overview:
1. Sign up by PMing me your name & address by the last day of the current month. Addresses go out on the first!
2. Mail two UGLY 12x12 pieces of paper (ONE of the papers can be shaped as long as it is CLOSE to 12 inches. Yes, including circles. (If you have questions about the size, send me a PM with a photo of the papers together if you'd like so I can see the size comparison.) and one UGLY embellishment BY THE 5TH to the address you received from me, and please post that you have sent.
3. Check in at least once a week. *Note: I'm not super strict on this, just try not to "disappear" for the whole month!*
--but please post you've sent and share a photo of what you received!
4. When you receive your uglies please share! Please!
5. Turn those uglies into something not so ugly!
6. Post your completed LO to this thread by the end of the month (sb.com time)! (Mostly, as long as you are posted before I get up the morning of the first. If you are willing to stay up until 3am just to finish your LO then I'm going to allow it...because, 3am!!)
7. Vote on LOs AND uglies! (See details below)
8. The LO with the highest votes after the poll will receive a RAK from me!
9. The sender with the highest votes after the poll for ugliest combination will also receive a RAK from me!
10. If there were 10+ players (not including me) then the voting players will get put into random.org for a 3rd RAK.

Detailed:
1) To sign up, Please PM me your name, screenname and mailing address BY THE LAST DAY OF THE CURRENT MONTH and you will be entered. I will send out addresses on THE FIRST OF THE MONTH. If you have not signed up by the last day of the month you must WAIT until the following month. NO exceptions! (Except for the exception if you get your address/request to me before I get to the computer on the first of the month! This is because it is too hard to change everything after addresses have gone out!) Although, it’s been known to happen that two people will be “late,” then address exchange is easy, but in that case, it will be up to you and whomever else was “late” to exchange addresses with each other. (I live in the Central Time Zone now, but I'll be going by sb.com time...because I don't get confused enough as it is! )

2) You then mail two UGLY 12x12 pieces of paper and one ugly embellishment BY THE FIFTH to the address given to you by me. Also, please make a comment here to the thread when you mail your papers out, just to keep everyone informed. Sometimes the mail goes the back-road to places! For example, I've sent to Texas (from California, when I lived there) before, but the papers took a detour through Ohio first! **No, I won’t be harsh about this date, sometimes weekends/holidays inconveniently take some of the days, something happens in life, the weather refuses to cooperate, etc. and it just wasn’t possible to get things out by the fifth of the month. What is important is that they get sent as early as possible so there is time for the recipient to “deal” with them, and so it is known if there is a need to do an angel send.**

I've sent papers out as an angel send because the original sender was so late in sending I thought something had happened, even though I had been informed the papers "would be" going out on a certain date, only to have the original sender's show up. There is a difference between sending (up to) a few days late, and sending so late that the month is over half over before they are received (and this was a domestic, within the U.S., send) . I don't know who else to put this, but it's important to be reliable.

3) Make your layout then post here BY AUGUST 31ST
LO Rules/Guidelines:
- Must use all or part of the two 12x12 papers supplied to you, the embellishment is optional, it is the *twist* for this challenge. Using the embellishment gets you 2 extra votes on your LO.
- Must be able to see both pieces of paper on the layout, if they aren’t immediately obvious, please point them out, but they will still have to be able to be recognized. I emphasize this because of the influx of mixed media products in the scrapbooking world. It is too easy to “lose” the papers behind some paste, ink, and paint! Yes, sometimes the results aren’t as expected, I have had inking attempts come out far darker than I anticipated. This is just a reminder to be careful!
- Must allow public embedding.
- No digital layouts due to the papers being used.
- Layouts must be uploaded here by 8/31 at midnight (or, you know, 3am) to qualify for the votes.
- One layout per person please.
- Must take a before picture of the papers and post on the thread.

4) Then we vote! If ten entries or less everyone will go in the poll, if 10+ entries you will pm me the top 3 (don't vote for yourself, you get a vote for pming me.) You will also get 2 extra votes towards the poll if you used the embellishment sent to you (so when you pm me let me know/remind me if you used your embellie). The winner of the poll will receive a RAK from me. However, keep in mind that you need to have sent papers, received papers, AND completed/posted your LO by the end of the month (sb.com time) to be eligible. Yes, all three. Even if you are participating this month using last month’s papers and you sent papers again this month, you aren’t eligible for the RAK. Why? Because in essence, you just had twice as long to figure out what to do with your papers. You will still be placed into the poll, but you won’t be eligible for the RAK. I MAY make exceptions depending on circumstances, but that will be at my discretion.

5) There will also be voting on who received the worst combination! As with the LO voting, if ten entries or less everyone will go in the poll, if more than ten entries you will pm me the top 3 (don't vote for yourself, you get a vote for pming me). The winner of this poll, as in the person who SENT the papers, will also receive a small RAK…just for being especially creative in finding a horrific beautiful combination! However, keep in mind that you need to have sent papers, AND completed/posted your LO by the end of the month (sb.com time) to be eligible.

NEW STUFF (“Rules” sounded too harsh, and this is supposed to be fun!!!):
-Don’t forget to check in to let us know you didn’t get glued to your table! (If you are on vacation just let me know ahead of time)
-If you do not check in (or, you know, don't disappear) and/or post your layout you will NOT be allowed in the following month with new papers. You may participate again with the papers that you have and you may be required to send new papers out (unless of course you have had an emergency or let us know you will be out of town).
-Starting November 2015, when voting, send me your TOP 3, please! (For both LOs and papers)
-Please post your uglies after you receive them, that way even if you don’t get your LO done the sender will still be in the voting! Unless your sender is willing to wait to have their uglies in the following month! (This isn’t important if you received from me because I’m not in the voting anyhow!!)
-NEW! Starting February 2017: ONE of the papers can be shaped as long as it is CLOSE to 12 inches. Yes, including circles. If you have questions about the size, send me a PM with a photo of the papers together if you'd like so I can see the size comparison.
-If you are a brand new player please go ahead and sign up now.

Extra Notes:
-Easiest way to mail these is to put them between cardboard and tape the edges or you could put them in a tube and mail them that way.
-When/if you send double sided paper you can put an "X" or scribbles or writing on the side you DON'T want the recipient to use. Or, put a sticky note indicating which side to use! Just make sure you don't use something to mark with that is going to bleed through to the side you intended to be used!!


 
MrsCDJ
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Examples:
Uglies: Not So Uglies:
Uglies: Not So Uglies:
Uglies: Not So Uglies:


 
MrsCDJ
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My Examples This Month:
0. CJ (MrsCDJ)

Tributes:
1. Lisa (ArtsyLC)
2. Jenny (liljenny1)
3. Kaylann


Edited by MrsCDJ on 12-01-18 11:55 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Sign me up please!


 
MrsCDJ
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Note: I'm going to be out of town from EARLY tomorrow (11/28) to LATE Friday (11/30) so I'll get the tributes up to date & get addresses out on Saturday (12/1) as early as my brain will function!

Today, I'm trying to get ready to go...again...considering I have was gone from Wed-Sat last week. I would never make a good "world traveler," I hate packing and unpacking...and hoping I didn't forget something.


 
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I'm going to sit December out again - the rotating postal strike is still on plus December will just be too busy I think! (Still no October papers that showed up either!)


 
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I am pretty sure I need to sit out... but I can play if a last minute angel is ready... I can have papers ready to send if necessary. This may be my last chance to play for awhile... I will probably be starting my Master's degree in Library Information Sciences!


 
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I would love to play. I've been stalking for a few months now. I've played once before and I really enjoyed it!


 
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Count me in, I will post Novs. tomorrow


 
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I got addresses out to you three....although I think I just gave Jenny your name again this month Lisa, sorry about that, I've been on the receiving end of her papers before. (In my defense, I'm really, really, REALLY tired after the last couple of weeks...it's probably a miracle that I even made it to addresses today )

Kaylann - I hope you haven't moved since you last played, because I just gave out the last address I had for you!

In other news: If y'all thought I've been busy and off since I moved earlier this year...it's about to get a lot worse come January (or so I've been told).


 
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C.J. - Oh gosh! No it's not the same! I just PMed you!


 
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Packing my papers to get mailed tomorrow. Excited to get mine...and a little worried....


 
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I've got my papers packed...hoping to get them in the mail today but I'll BB to let you know if they made it...


 
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It's me again...My papers have been mailed.


 
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No worries about me getting paper from the same person 2 months in a row, I'm up for the challenge! I love how this challenge makes me think outside the box!

  • MrsCDJ Said:
I got addresses out to you three....although I think I just gave Jenny your name again this month Lisa, sorry about that, I've been on the receiving end of her papers before. (In my defense, I'm really, really, REALLY tired after the last couple of weeks...it's probably a miracle that I even made it to addresses today )

Kaylann - I hope you haven't moved since you last played, because I just gave out the last address I had for you!

In other news: If y'all thought I've been busy and off since I moved earlier this year...it's about to get a lot worse come January (or so I've been told).




 
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Well I was going to go to the Post Office tomorrow between jobs...but looks like the Post Offices are closed tomorrow I will get to the post office Thrs. So my papers will get out a day late.

Amanda did you ever get your papers from October? Even the 2nd set I sent out?


 
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  • liljenny1 Said:
Well I was going to go to the Post Office tomorrow between jobs...but looks like the Post Offices are closed tomorrow I will get to the post office Thrs. So my papers will get out a day late.

Amanda did you ever get your papers from October? Even the 2nd set I sent out?



Nope nothing Jenny!


 
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Jenny - Hope yours arrive safely!


 
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Did CJ get around to PMing my new address to the person who supposed to send me uglies? I'm just a little worried because the address is my sisters address and she has also moved...


 
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yep- it will go in the mail tomorrow or Friday.


 
Kaylann
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Jenny - You're uglies are supposed to arrive today.


 
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Finally got my "uglies" in the mail. Sorry I am behind- having a hard time getting out of work in time to make it to the post office.


 
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Received my uglies today! Anxious to get started.


 
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Glad yours arrived- anxiously awaiting mine.


 
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Curious as to whether my person has mailed papers to me....nothing has arrived yet.


 
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My Dec. uglies!

Dec. Uglies By Kaylann


 
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  • Kaylann Said:
Jenny - Hope yours arrive safely!



My boyfriend grabbed the mail and never told me that I got them, and they where on my craft table when I want in over the weekend. I am excited to open them up to see what you sent me.


 
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  • Scrapanda Said:
  • liljenny1 Said:
Well I was going to go to the Post Office tomorrow between jobs...but looks like the Post Offices are closed tomorrow I will get to the post office Thrs. So my papers will get out a day late.

Amanda did you ever get your papers from October? Even the 2nd set I sent out?



Nope nothing Jenny!



This is just so much...wow just wow...is the post office out to get me. LOL


 
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  • ArtsyLC Said:
Curious as to whether my person has mailed papers to me....nothing has arrived yet.



Hey, I did mail yours out on the 6th. I looked at tracking and it showed they did get them delivered. This makes me really angry hearing you have not gotten them. I can mail out out another set....

Makes me wonder if Amanda ever got either of her sets I sent her...the one set she sent me last year never showed up either...


 
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Let me check with my family and see if they arrived and nobody told me. I have been super busy lately and not home until late at night.


 
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No one in my family found a package in our mailbox. You can remail if you want, but if you don't want to that's okay too. Just let me know one way or another.

  • liljenny1 Said:
  • ArtsyLC Said:
Curious as to whether my person has mailed papers to me....nothing has arrived yet.



Hey, I did mail yours out on the 6th. I looked at tracking and it showed they did get them delivered. This makes me really angry hearing you have not gotten them. I can mail out out another set....

Makes me wonder if Amanda ever got either of her sets I sent her...the one set she sent me last year never showed up either...




 
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Jenny - I'm eager to see what you come up with! I'm beginning to thing I was a bit to "cruel" with sending those papers! And also I got a few embellishments. I wasn't quite sure what to send with embellishments! I'll know more next month. Also sorry to hear about your mail getting lost.

How is everyone doing? How are Christmas preparations coming along? Are you finished with last minute shopping?


 
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Nothing at all arrived Jenny


 
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Hi everyone-

I haven't been on SB.com since the end of Nov... Too much going on. DH deploys to Maryland on Jan 4th...

Hope all is well- Merry Christmas


 
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Oh- meant to also say- I will be playing in January.... I'll get a package ready to go so I can mail them right away...


 
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Heellllllloooooooo??? Anyone here????? here here here here


 
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Hi Char!! I'm here. It has been so eerily deserted all month!


 
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Working to get my uglies scrapped.


 
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I will send out a new package to you-the holidays came by so quickly….

Wow Amanda I think our papers don't like going to each others houses.


 
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Got mine scrapped. Will get a picture taken and uploaded tomorrow.


 
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Here is my layout for December. I used the uglies to die cut the triangle pattern. And also the circles that are peeking out from behind the photos were made from the uglies. Sorry no embellishment!


December uglies transformed... By Kaylann


 
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January Ugly Games

The link for January. Because I'm running so far behind I'll let sign ups go past the first...a couple days or so.


 
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