Sunday, March 22, 2009

Challenge 1 Winner!

Congratulations Kathleen! We loved all the layers, texture, and paint! Let us know where to send your RAK!

***Due to publication, the picture of this layout has been removed! Sorry Kathleen, I should have remembered you said it was being published! Thanks for playing along with us and again congratulations on publication!***

We look forward to seeing all the great layouts for "Challenge 2- I am a corporate tool and how" and the "Unlucky" St. Patrick's Day challenge! You have until the 31st midnight central time US to get one or both of those in!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Happy St. Patrick's Day from all of us at Punk Rock Scrappers! To celebrate, we're having an extra little challenge, based on, of course, luck! But, to make this a little different, we're asking everyone to focus on some of their unluckier moments! That's right, scrap about your BAD luck! Funny, tragic, unbelievable... nothing is off limits! Can't wait to see everyone's layouts!

For this special challenge, the winner will be chosen by random drawing, so get those layouts in by the March 31st midnight (central time US) for a chance to win a RAK!"

Now laugh and cry at the DT's bad luck!

I totally had a 90 year old woman kick my 30 year old ass. That is what you call unlucky.

Bitch No One Cares!
I deserved Better!
This Baby deserved someone who cared!
This baby deserved love!!
This baby BEGGED for help and NO ONE CARED!

you know, since my freaking luck blows in vegas!!! i had to!!!

"July 23, 2006 I didn't even want to be there, and the idiot underaged designated drivers not only drank but got themselves pulled over and arrested. Since I was 100% sober, the officer forced me to drive, in spite of the fact that I told him that I only had an expired permit. And then I hit a tree at 50 mph, punctured my lung, broke more ribs than the surgeons could count, fractured my pelvis, and went through phsyical therapy to walk again. I got eight stitches near my eye and a permanent scar on my face, in addition to scars from having a fucking tube in my lung. I was on so much morphine. And got shots in my STOMACH twice a day (ouch, even on morphine). I was so bloodied they helicoptered me to the ER. The kicker? The underaged driver who was arrested later sued me, that little bastard. Not to mention I got two traffic tickets also and later found out I hit the only tree around for literally miles. Unlucky is an understatement. 23 years old and forever scarred."



Saturday, March 14, 2009

Challenge 2- I Am A Corporate Tool And How

From dopey uniforms to tiny cubicles to putting-God-knows-what into the mystery sauce, we've all had laughabley bad (or just regular bad) work experiences and jobs that simply could not possibly pay us enough to deal with the amount of bullshit required. You know, the type of crap our parents told us would build character, as opposed to bitterness and premature wrinkles.

This challenge is all about how much work sucks! It can be from your teenage fastfood McJob days, your present job frustrations, or anything in between.

Here is what our designers came up with!

I still cannot believe what a total Bitch you are, telling ME because I am a SAHM I don't really work.
Well, I have 3 kids who get 3 hot home cooked meals a day and I run a full time sewing biz from home.
Plus I do charity work and take care of a hubby 2.
While you have NO KIDS work 1 job, an unemployed hubby and BITCH!

Under Picture Journaling
So you think you have the right to tell me I don't REALLY Work. Fuck U!!

a tribute to my old boss. when i used to work at a corporate office my boss used to encourage us to spend a ton of cash,, go into debt so that we would be trapped in his little cubicles. ha ~ jokes on him, i got my little rag top and peaced out of that joint!!! so, you know *thanks a lot boss for the spending money advice* i loved that little ride!!!


Journaling from left to right:"St. Louis, MO, Summer +Fall 2003...Of all the jobs I had I hated this one the most (front desk @ hotel). $7.50 an hour to put myself through college."

The pieces of paper are funny faxes from my friend Greg who worked at the downtown hotel and we'd send stupid messages to each other to quell the boredom. The one the left is a food-themed crossword puzzle, and he wrote on it "I found a food they didn't have on their list!" and circled the word "goat". The other paper is from when Greg would occasionally cover someone's shift at my hotel, and so he sent out a fax to the front desks of all the other nearby hotels saying "Why come your hotel is so stinky? The [hotel I worked at] RULES! Your hotel is a major loserama. Love, Tracy". Ha ha ha, he tried to frame me.

The hidden journaling inside the file folder says: "On slow days my boyfriend and I would violate the suites of the hotel I worked at while I was... on the clock" (the title finishes the sentence).




You have until March 31st to submit your layout/project to be in with a chance at a RAK, either by leaving a link to it in the comments section, or emailing it to punkrockscrappers (at) live (dot) com.

So go stick it to the man!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Challenge 1- Introduce Your Bad Ass Self!

For this challenge, scrap about YOU! What makes you different, unique, or unexpected? What are your personality quirks?

This may seem a little generic and tame for this site, and compared with the future challenges I have prepared for you all, it is!, but I think this is a great first challenge for us to get to know some of the other bad ass scrappers and our design team, since we're all new here to the "dark side".

What is it exactly that makes us just that little bit dark and that little bit edgy, that little piece of us that we edit out of our layouts... Let us get to know your bad ass selves!

Introducing our designers....

Andrea Davenport

Richelle Perkins

Amy Cutler

Ally Serrato

Cristal Hobbs aka "Pinky"

Tracy Yim Lee:


Our challenges are posted on the 1st and 15th, and in order to be in with a chance of winning a RAK, you must either link or email your submission before the next challenge is posted.

Can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Introducing Our Smexy New Design Team

In no particular order, I am please to announce our fabulous new designers!

Andrea Davenport


Amy Cutler

Cristal Hobbs aka "Pinky"

Tracy Yim Lee

Richelle Perkins

Ally Serrato

Pics and bios to come shortly! We can't wait to launch our first challenge, which will be later today! Let's keep the excitement going and I hope everyone participates as there are a lot of great prizes up for grabs! Thank you to everyone!!!!

Thank You To ALL Applicants!

I just wanted to thank every single one of you who took time out of your busy schedules to apply for our design team! Honestly, the positive response I have received has been overwhelming and truly flattering! I did not expect such widespread interest! THANK YOU! There are so many talented scrappers and artists out there, and having to pick and choose among you was almost painful! It was so hard for me to choose that I had to enlist the help of friends, family, and roommates so that I didn't end up with 30 people on my DT! Obviously, I can't choose everyone, and I hope that all applicants will choose to participate in our twice-monthly challenges.

The Design Team members are being notified now and will be announced on the blog later today!

Pre-Challenge Winner

I used a random number generator to select the winner, assigning everyone's layouts a number (1-12) in order of submission. Thank you all for participating, your layouts were kick ass and hilarious, and honestly I don't think there would be anyway I could possibley have chosen a winner!

Congratulations to entry #7-Alexa!
Send your addy to punkrockscrappers (at) live (com) to get your goodies!

Just a reminder to our winners, present and future, you have seven days to contact us with your shipping address and claim your RAK. If more than seven days passes, we reserve the right to revoke it and hand it off to somebody else. It may sound a little strict, but it's to everyone's benefit that prizes not go to waste!