Calvinball 2020 Review

Alice Boll
Alice Boll

2020 was the second year ScrapHappy hosted the Calvinball scrapbooking and crafting event. Here is a recap of how things went! Calvinball will return for 2021!

Have you heard of Calvinball? It’s a month-long scrapbooking adventure inspired by the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip by Bill Watterson.

Calvinball Chat

2020 Calvinball Leaderboard

 
This is the FINAL Leaderboard for Calvinball 2020.
Congratulations to everyone on an amazing month of scrapbooking!!!!
 

LEADERBOARD as of end of Day 31

  1. Kathy McElfresh -5044 points
  2. Dawn Orahood – 5011 points
  3. Judy Dahlgren – 3756.5 points
  4. Debra Gardner – 3709 points
  5. Kayleen Voelker – 3702 points
  6. Kim Gray – 3447 points
  7. Tammy McAnally – 3279 points
  8. Cynthia Williams – 2929.5 points
  9. WM Dunphy – 2868 points
  10. Kelly Oblak – 2637.5 points
 
 

Special Fun Days!

2020 Rules for Counting Points

(Rules are different every year and change daily throughout the challenge, with new rules being added and some temporary rules being taken away.)

 

This is what the rules were on Day 31 of the 2020 Calvinball challenge.

 

Rules:

 
1. Game runs from midnight (Eastern) March 1st until midnight Eastern on April 1st. (31 full days)
2. One layout or one project life page = one point
3. A double page layout is two pages = 2 points
4. One mini-album page (covers count as pages), one card, one tag = 1/2 point each
5. Art journal pages = 1/2 – 1 point depending on size/difficulty
6. Decorated daily planner pages (daily, weekly, monthly, tabs, etc) = 1/2 point
7. Photobook pages = 1/2 – 1 point (preslotted/self-created)
8. Non-paper craft projects = 1 point (project must take an hour or longer to create)
9. Create a Scrapbook Process Video or Layout Share Video = 1 point
10. Create a Scrapbook Tutorial = 1 point
11. Write a blog post about a project you created = 1 point
When sharing online please point people to https://scraphappy.org/calvinball for more info!
Calvinball Publicity Points:
1/2 point per project shared on social media using the hashtag #calvinball2020 and #scraphappy
1. Facebook (1/2 point for sharing in Calvinball group, bonus 1/2 point for sharing on your profile)
2. Instagram
3. Twitter
4. Pinterest
5. Other social media platform. (Be sure to follow the rules of the platform! This counts for other Facebook groups you share in too!)
Calvinball Team Building Points:
1. Leave comments on 10 Calvinball layouts = 1 point
2. Leave comments on 5 Calvinball blog posts or YouTube videos = 1 point
3. Early Bird – for signing up/joining the Facebook group in February = 1 point
4. Attend a Calvinball crop = 1 point
5. Join the Calvinball email list at https://scraphappy.org/calvinball = 1 point
6. Show us your layout/project on the live video crop. = 1 point
7. Complete a layout (or two cards) while participating in, or watching the video replay of the crop. = 1 point
STACKABLE POINTS! Points are stackable! If you can get a point by using a star, and you can get a point by using a certain colour, like green, you can get two points for using a green star! You do not get 4 points for using 2 green stars. Each category applies only once to a layout/project.
WARNING: Watch out for stackable exemption days, where you MAY NOT stack your points… also known as… ‘no double-dipping days!
NO DOUBLE DIPPING DAY – MARCH 10
NO DOUBLE DIPPING DAY – MARCH 19
On No Double Dipping day you can not stack your points… each item counts separately!
G.R.O.S.S. Day – MARCH 21
On G.R.O.S.S. Day (Get Rid Of Silly ruleS) All of the rules that were previously removed are back for the day!
TWISTED G.R.O.S.S. Day – MARCH 27
On TWISTED G.R.O.S.S. Day (Get Rid Of Silly ruleS) All of the rules that were previously removed are back for the day, but there’s a TWIST: All layouts worth LESS THAN 3 POINTS are automatically worth 30 points!
TWISTED G.R.O.S.S. Day PLUS – MARCH 28 and MARCH 31
On TWISTED G.R.O.S.S. Day PLUS (Get Rid Of Silly ruleS) All of the rules that were previously removed are back for the day, but there’s a TWIST: All layouts worth LESS THAN 4 POINTS are automatically worth 40 points!
LIFE POINTS – Give birth during the month of March 2020: Take a 500 Point Bonus.
Bonus Points: (1 point each)
NOTE: These will be added throughout the duration of the contest, so be sure to check back for new rules! Rules apply to the day you create… no going back to reevaluate your points. 📷 You can only claim a bonus point once on each project. (You can’t use 10 frames for 10 points.)
  1. Your first layout posted in the Calvinball gallery. (on Facebook) – March 1
  2. White lettering/gel pen/title. -March 1
  3. Frame. -March 1
  4. Stencil, or digital stencil effect. -March 2
  5. Arrow. -March 2
  6. Complete an unfinished layout/project.. -March 2
  7. Date stamp. – March 3
  8. Circle. -March 3
  9. Enamel dots. – March 3
  10. Die cut. – March 4
  11. Geometric patterned paper. – March 4
  12. Song title/lyrics. – March 4
  13. A label. – March 5
  14. A list. – March 5
  15. Handwriting/or your own handwriting font. – March 5
  16. Heart. – March 6
  17. Multiple photos. – March 6
  18. Black and white photo. – March 6
  19. Flowers – added during Crop #1 March 6
  20. Foliage/leaves. -added during Crop #1 March 6
  21. Balloons. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  22. Stamping. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  23. Photo corners. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  24. Put away 5 layouts. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  25. Memorabilia. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  26. Photo of yourself. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  27. Vellum. – added March 7
  28. Large photo (greater than 4×6) – added March 7
  29. Striped patterned paper. – added March 8
  30. Books. – added March 8
  31. Acetate. – added March 9
  32. Watercolour. – added March 9
  33. Camera. – added March 9
  34. Bling. – added March 10
  35. Sequins. – added March 10
  36. Hexagons. – added March 10.
  37. Phrase stickers – added March 11
  38. Banners. – added March 11
  39. Feather. – added March 12
  40. Musical symbol. – added March 12
  41. Coffee cups/beans – added March 13
  42. Grid layout. – added March 13
  43. Nautical. – added March 14
  44. Fairy. -added March 14
  45. Pineapple. – added March 15
  46. Camping. – added March 15
  47. Yellow. -added March 15
  48. Polka dot patterned paper. -added March 16
  49. Tickets. – added March 16
  50. Typewriter font. -added March 17
  51. Lace. -added March 17
  52. Use the word “lucky”. -added March 17
  53. Envelope. -added March 18
  54. Frogs/toads. -added March 18
  55. Sun/Moon -added March 19
  56. Gingham/plaid -added March 19
  57. Butterfly. -added March 20
  58. Ombre (colour fade). -added March 20
  59. Colouring/Blending. -added March 21
  60. Journaling/Ledger paper. -added March 21
  61. Silver foil. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  62. Globe. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  63. Blue. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  64. Glitter. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  65. Birthday. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  66. Ribbon. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  67. Chipboard. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  68. Faith. – added March 22
  69. Anniversary. -added March 23
  70. Paper tearing. -added March 23
  71. Rocket. -added March 24
  72. Pocket page card. -added March 24
  73. Use a number in your title. -added March 25
  74. Mail a card to someone. -added March 26
  75. Red. -added March 29
  76. Matte a photo. -added March 29
  77. Create your own background paper. -added March 30
  78. Scraplift a layout from the Calvinball gallery -added March 30
  79. Acrylic -added March 31
  80. Llamas. -added March 31
  81. Eggs. -added March 31
  82. Floss. -added March 31
 
Temporary Bonus Points: (1 point each)
Note: These will be only available for a few days and then will change! This is a great way to explore different parts of your stash.
  1. REMOVED March 20 Star. -March 1
  2. Gold foil. -March 1
  3. Doily. -March 1
  4. REMOVED MARCH 8 ***House. (Paper, embellishment, photo… be creative!) – March 2
  5. REMOVED MARCH 23 Clover or shamrock. -March 2
  6. REMOVED MARCH 9 *** Baby. -March 2
  7. REMOVED MARCH 20 Washi tape. -March 3
  8. REMOVED March 15 Crown. – March 3
  9. REMOVED MARCH 8 ***Ice Cream. -March 3
  10. REMOVED MARCH 24 Green. -March 4
  11. REMOVED MARCH 10 Multi-coloured title. -March 4
  12. REMOVED MARCH 12 Flamingo. -March 4
  13. REMOVED MARCH 12 A Toadstool/Mushroom. – March 5
  14. Rainbow. -March 5
  15. REMOVED March 16 Butterfly. – March 5
  16. REMOVED March 26 Wood veneer. -March 6
  17. REMOVED March 26 Puffy stickers. – March 6
  18. REMOVED MARCH 10 Map. – March 6
  19. REMOVED MARCH 8 ***Duck. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  20. Woodgrain paper. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  21. REMOVED March 13 Hedgehog. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  22. REMOVED March 9 ***Mulberry paper. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  23. REMOVED MARCH 23 Stitching/sewing. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  24. REMOVED March 13 Fussy cutting. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  25. REMOVED March 15 Paperclips. – added during Crop #1 March 6
  26. REMOVED March 18 Pink. – March 7
  27. REMOVED March 30 Monochromatic. – March 7
  28. REMOVED March 26 Ink splatters. -added March 8
  29. REMOVED March 14 Citrus fruit. – added March 8
  30. BONUS: Scrapbook about a woman. (in honour of international Women’s Day) -MARCH 8
  31. REMOVED March 17 Snowflake – added March 9
  32. REMOVED MARCH 25 Tag. -added March 9
  33. REMOVED March 16 Sunglasses. – added March 10
  34. Purple. -added March 10
  35. Birds. – added March 10
  36. REMOVED March 14 Toilet Paper. – added March 11
  37. REMOVED MARCH 24 Snowman – added March 11 (EDITED… we already had snowflake!)
  38. Cloud – added March 12
  39. REMOVED March 19 Cat – added March 12
  40. REMOVED March 26 Planes/trains/automobiles – added March 13
  41. REMOVED March 17 Spooky/scary embellishment -added March 13 (for Friday the 13th!)
  42. Dinosaur. -added March 14
  43. REMOVED March 19 Pi/Pie/Dessert -added March 14 for Pi Day 3.14
  44. REMOVED MARCH 25 Dog. -added March 15
  45. Health/medical/first aid – added March 15
  46. REMOVED March 18 Camel. -added March 15
  47. Old supplies. -added March 16
  48. Pandas. -added March 16 (Giant Panda Bear Day!)
  49. Thought/speech bubble. -added March 17
  50. REMOVED March 29 Leprechaun. -added March 17 (for St. Patrick’s Day!)
  51. Horses/unicorns -added March 18
  52. Use a punch – added March 18
  53. Under the sea – added March 19
  54. REMOVED March 29 Avocado – added March 19
  55. Sloth. -added March 20
  56. Mermaid. -added March 20
  57. Super hero. -added March 21
  58. Rabbit. -added March 21.
  59. Turtle. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  60. Dragon. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  61. REMOVED March 29 Gnome. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  62. Geotag. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  63. REMOVED March 29 Football. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  64. Brads. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  65. Tabs. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  66. Buttons. -added during Crop #2 March 21
  67. Bows. -added March 22
  68. Elephants. -added March 23
  69. School/homeschool. -added March 23
  70. REMOVED MARCH 25 Rocket. -added March 24
  71. Bugs – added March 24
  72. REMOVED March 30 Use/create a shaker on your page. -added March 25
  73. Metal embellishment. -added March 26
  74. Use a quote. -added March 29
  75. Use a clock/time piece. -added March 30
  76. Include something upside down on your layout. -added March 30

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