Saturday, 30 April 2016

* DT call * July - December 2016

We are accepting applications for our next term.
If you love to be inspired by songs and want to inspire others with your works, we are looking for you!

What are we looking for? 
Creative people from all over the world that make pretty paper projects inspired by songs: we love scrapbookers, art journalers, tag-ers, ATC-ers, card makers, altered artists. You make them all? Good! You make only one kind of paper craft? Good as well! As long as you love to play with paper, glue and all the other pretty stuff and like to tell people about it, you’re good! 
Previous DT experience is not required!
We have a Facebook group for the DT, so you need to have a Facebook account to stay in communication with us. 
You need to know English at a quite good level: we are an Italian based blog with international DT and readers, so you need to write post and comment in English. 

SIWAS Design Team Requirements:
Commit to a 6 month term: July 1st – December 31, 2016.
Complete a project a month (challenges are posted on our private group 2-3 months in advance with due dates).
Make an additional project during your term: it can be a step by step tutorial, a video, whatever you like.
Visit challenge participants blogs and leave comments.
Maintain an active and updated blog.
Post our challenges, events, and your projects on your blog on reveal day and link back to the SIWAS Blog.
Promote SIWAS challenges and events on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Display the SIWAS “Design Team badge” on your blog.  
Actively participate in one blog hop or event during the term.  
Have a Facebook account: our Design Team Group is on FB and that is how we communicate with the team.
You must be able to take quality pictures and write up a short post about your projects.

During your term you will decide one challenge: we will assign you a month and it will be your duty to choose both pop and rock song for the challenge and send a little prize to the winner.

A link to your blog and your photo will be displayed on the SIWAS blog.
You will be a part of a group of fun loving drama free designers!
No compensation is given but occasionally you could work with sponsor products and you will receive a little DT welcome package from Giorgia - SIWAS owner.

Dates To Remember:
Submissions will be taken until:  May 26, 2016
Submissions selected will be notified via email: May 31st, 2016
New Design Team will be announced:  June 26, 2016
New Design Reveals: July 1st ~ July 15, 2016

    If you would love to be part of our group, please send the following information by May 26th at: scrapitwithasong  at  - Please put "SIWAS DT call" on email object:
    • First and Last Name, Email Address and Location
    • Blog or website URL
    • Any other sites/gallery where you show off your work
    • FB link
    • Are you currently on other creative teams? If yes, where?
    • What type of project do you like to create the most? 
    • Please write 1 -2 short paragraphs letting us know a little about you 
    • Do you make videos? Please share your Youtube channel
    • Please include any links or pictures of specific projects you don’t want us to miss! 

    We can’t wait to hear from YOU!

    Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Mini album ideas

    Hello dear followers, sorry for the delay of this post!
    Giorgia here today to inspire you with a mini album. I almost never make minis (here and here you can find my only two previous attempt), but I find them funny and perfect to scrap travels or other events, so this is the first of my minis dedicated to our Spain road trip.
    I love to make quick projects, because I have so many pictures to scrap, so my favorite structure for a mini is with rings:

    In my projects I love to use themed products (so here we have a flamenco dancer, suitcases, and art themed stickers to scrap my pictures in Cannes, where we found colorful statues, and a badge with a carousel...)

    Minis are also a great way to use your scraps of papers: you can mix up colors, patterns... the result will always be funny!

    Lately I love to add thread as embellishment: here you can see how I used it with a sticker

    One of my favorite way to add spots of colors are The Robin's Nest dew drops: I always use them! They also come in teardrop shape:

    Mini album are also a great way to use older embellishments, or the one that don't fit a layout:

    I hope to have inspired you to make your own mini! See you soon with our DT call!

    Monday, 18 April 2016

    New video tutorial

    Hello everybody, Aya here with a new video tutorial for you.

    I am on the rock team, and our April song is "Hello, I love you" by The Doors.
    I created this mixed media canvas: I called it "the queen of the angels", taken from the song lyrics.
    Inspiration also come from these lyrics: "she holds her head so high, like a statue in the sky 
    Her arms are wicked, and her legs are long"

    Check out my video tutorial on how to make this gorgeous mixed media canvas:

    Please join us for the current challenge. 
    We have a great couple of songs and you still have time to link up with us before the end of the month.  We have some great prizes to be won too. Read the mid month reveal post here, discover both the songs and join us! 

    Friday, 15 April 2016

    April 15th Reveal

    The months just seem to be flying by.  We have some great songs for you this month.  Use one or both and join us. Make a project either paper or digital and upload it too the linky tool on the right. The only rule is to tell us how the song inspired you.  You can link up a rock project and also link up a pop project.  It gives you two chances to win a prize.  Hope you will join in the fun with us.

    April Rock Song

    April Pop Song

    Let's see what the second half of our design team did: 

     Rock Team

    please come back on April 18th to discover my project and my video tutorial, thanks!

    I particularly love this old picture ... the song inspired me to create a romantic layout. The cardstocks used are a little out of my usual but I think it's nice to experience new things

    Pop Team

    I was inspired by circles in the title.  I know really original huh?  LOL!!!


    For the Circle of Life, I was inspired by the fact that as parents, we have children, who, in turn, bless us with grandchildren. We recently visited our newest grandson in the center pic and the other pics were taken while there (big brothers, top left & cousin bottom right). I used Tim Holtz Alterations Chevron die cut to mimic the white chevron print on the black paper. Other aspects include washi tape and Thickers letters. The photos themselves are taken on my phone and printed with the Instax printer. I love the ability to get instant pictures this way!! Additionally, I just HAD to include the fussy cut hashtag - #GRANDSONLOVE title because that's how I tag these cuties on my Instagram and FB posts! This is a loose interpretation of a Laura Whitaker sketch. Hope you like it. Get crafty!

    Let's talk about prizes:

    • If we have at least 5 entries in the challenge there will be a random prize:  a voucher of €7 kindly donated by our permanent sponsor: Avec les mains

    • One random winner will win this prize RAK kindly donated by our DT member  Astrid.

    • The design team will pick their favorite project and ask the designer to be our guest on the blog in an upcoming month and will win a RAK kindly donated by our Dt member Aya 

    Link up your project(s) in the linky tool on top right of the blog to be on the run to win!