Friday, September 5, 2008

Crops & Calls

NEW CALL: White With 1 September Challenge

" September in my house has always been spring cleaning time and well White with 1 is not different....we have our September challenge up and we are celebrating fathers...pop over and checkout our new look , new artists, new challenge and new winners...This months criteria is easy and fabulous to create a page about the special men In our lives..."

NEW CALL: Purple Onion Designs Creative Team Search

Deadline: Sunday, September 14, 2008

Purple Onion Designs is looking for a few new designers for its creative team.
We are interested in designers that are able to creatively showcase our stamps within their artwork. Our new team will consist of designers with varying styles and experience from around the world. If you feel that your artwork will help promote our stamps then please apply.
We are looking for both "team" designers and "guest" designers.
The team designer commitment is for one year. The guest designer commitment is for an assigned month. The guest position is for those that would like to be on the design team but realize they are unable to make the commitment every month.

Creative Team Requirements:
Designers are required to submit via email (either a photo or scan) a specified number of projects each month. The projects will normally be yours to keep. They will be used for the Purple Onion Designs gallery and blog. You will also be asked to submit your artwork to various publications. In addition designers are to further promote the stamp line by posting projects in their personal blogs, galleries and other online forums.
The monthly requirement will vary depending on the type and complexity of the artwork submitted.
The following is a basic guideline:
Cards Only - 4 per month
Layouts Only - 2 per month
Cards & Layouts - 2 cards & 1 layout per month
Mini Album or Special Project - 1 per month

Creative Team Benefits, Perks & Awards:
Designers will be given a credit towards stamps each month to create their samples. Extra stamps may be sent at times so specific samples can be made. This is common with new releases or when promoting specific images. Designers may also submit above the monthly requirement to increase their monthly credit. You will be entitled to additional discounts towards stamps and other products/supplies from time to time. A more detailed explanation will be provided to those making the team.

There is a two part submission process. A designer questionnaire that is to be filled out and emailed to us along with your artwork samples. Designers making it to the finals will be required to submit additional samples (see below). You can either download the questionnaire…
or send an email requesting the questionnaire to us
We will then email you the questionnaire and you can simply copy and paste the information into a new email. Please put "Creative Team Submission" in the subject line when submitting your questionnaire and artwork samples.
Your submission should include 4-6 samples of your best stamped artwork. This can be cards, layouts, or any other stamped project. The samples for the initial submission DO NOT have to include Purple Onion Designs stamps. However, it could be beneficial since this is what we ultimately would like to see. Those making it to the final round will be given Purple Onion Designs stamps to work with.
You can send the samples one of two ways. You can include direct links to your projects posted in online galleries and blogs or attach .jpg files of your artwork to the email. Please note that links to online galleries and blogs should be for each specific project and not your overall gallery. There should be 4-6 separate links provided.
If you prefer to send .jpg files of your artwork then attach files (~100k in size) of each sample individually. Please name the files with your first and last name along with the sample number (e.g. JaneDoe1.jpg, JaneDoe2.jpg, etc.).
A group of finalists will be then be chosen and sent stamps to work with for a final elimination round. The finalists will then be given two weeks to create a minimum of three more samples using Purple Onion Designs stamps.
I will be choosing finalists on a rolling basis so feel free to submit before the deadline.
Please post any questions you have to this blog entry. If you have a question then chances are that someone else is wondering the same thing. I will answer the questions in a follow up post in the next few days. If you would rather send an email then please send all questions to:
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NEW CALL: Scrapbook Dreamers 'Dream You're a ScrapStar' Contest

Begins: Monday, September 15, 2008

I have covered each Design Team member with Dream dust which has allowed me to invade their dreams to find out what they truly dream about....and I have found out some fabulous and useful bits of scrappy goodness! Boy do they dream about scrapbooking! So I though "what would I do with all this awesome info?" Why I thought I would host a contest! Do you dream about being a scrap star? If you do this contest is for you....
Here is all the info!
1) Each Monday (by 5 pm), starting Monday September 15th, I will post 5 items that two of the design team have dreamt about (10 total) and a mystery item (theme, technique etc) that have really been on their minds. You MUST create a layout using 5 of these items AND the mystery item and post it in the 'Dream You're a Scrap Star' folder in the gallery before that Saturday at noon.
2) the design team will then vote and the winners will go onto the next round. The advancing members will be posted on Monday along with the next sets of 'dream items'
3) all layouts must be NEW and created for this contest and must not be posted in any other galleries until the contest is over. Please include a list of materials used when uploading into the gallery
4) This is a 5-week Contest/Challenge & requires your commitment to complete each challenge. If you do not or cannot complete a challenge, you will be disqualified.
Now I would like to make your dreams come true....The winner of this contest will receive....Crop in Style's, Studio Collection Rolling Craft Tote in Midnight And August Blue with the MSRP listed at $129.99 The runner up will also receive a prize!!! I will send out a box of Scrappy goodness retailing at least $30
So do you 'Dream you're a ScrapStar?' See you at!

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