Updated March 17, 2011One of the fun things about scrapbooking is sharing your finished pages with others. The layout galleries on About Scrapbooking give you the chance to share your scrapbook pages with other scrapbookers all over the world! Create a scrapbook page, or find a favorite layout in your albums, that fits the current page calls and follow the directions below to send it in and share it online.
Current Page Calls:
Be sure to send in a list of supplies used with your layout submissions.
On-going Pick a Sketch Challenge - Select your favorite sketch here on About.com Scrapbooking and create a layout using that sketch. Send in a photo of your layout along with the link to the sketch. Try it this month and share your layout with the world. Links to sketch challenges are provided in the link boxes below this article. Layouts are due by the 30th of each month.
Share Your Favorite Pages - Have you tried a scrapbook pattern or sketch here on About.com Scrapbooking and loved how your page turned out? Use a technique, free scrapbook page sketch, or free paper piecing pattern found here and send in your scrapbook page for a chance to be featured on the home page. Be sure to include a link to the page where the technique or pattern is found on this site and also a list a materials used on your scrapbook page. We can't wait to see what you have been working on!
Scrapbook Redesign - Do you have a layout that just isn't quite coming together for you? Is one of your scrapbook pages missing something? Read all about the new ongoing monthly column called Scrapbook Redesign to find out how to send in your page.
How to Submit:
Submit a layout for an About Scrapbooking Online Gallery by sending an email to Rebecca with the specific category of the layout (i.e "Camping Pages" or "Birthday Pages") in the subject line of the email. Attach your layout as a .jpg file.
Large file sizes are fine; Rebecca will edit them for size when she inserts them in the gallery and larger files tend to show details better when cropped than small file sizes do.
You may submit either a scan or a digital photo (see more on digital photos below.)
Be sure that layouts are submitted by the date deadline in the page call. Send in only one layout per page call per scrapbooker.
What to know before you send in your scrapbook pages:
- Read Tips for Taking Digital Photos of Your Pages. Rebecca can not post a scrapbook page in the layout galleries unless the photo is clear and well lit. This article is everything you need to know to get perfect photos of your pages for submission.
- Single Pages vs. Double Page Spreads - Single scrapbook pages look better both online and in magazines because you can see the details more clearly than you can on a double page spread. If one page of your two-page layout can stand on its own then submit it on its own. If you need both pages to tell the story and show-off the design, then feel free to submit the whole two-page spread and Rebecca will do her best to make it look awesome in the gallery.
- Check out the current galleries. You can view the current galleries to see the difference between how a single page and a double page scrapbook page looks online. You will also get some fabulous ideas for your next layout.
Legalese - By submitting layouts for display in an About Scrapbooking layout gallery, you are giving permission to About.com to display your layout on the internet. The scrapbook page will stay online until such a time that Rebecca or About.com decides to remove the gallery. If for any reason, you need to have a layout that you have submitted removed from a gallery online, please send a request to Rebecca via email giving her the specific location online of that layout and she can take care of removing it from the gallery for you.