Thursday, December 10, 2009

Crops & Calls

NEW CALL: Mystical Scrapbooks December Cybercrop

This weekend 11 - 14 December is the Mystical Scrapbooks December Cyber crop. We would love to see you join in the fun and get some last minute Christmas Ideas

REMINDER: Aussie Scrapjack CT Call & Update

Aussie Scrapjack 2010 Creative Design Team Call & A Change

The monthly Jack Challenge will no longer be regularly sponsored. Random prizes will be offered to the ' Monthly Winner' based on the generosity of Scrappers and the Scrapbooking Industry.

Are you interested in becoming a Design Team Member for Aussie Scrapjack ? Do you want to join a diverse team of talented scrapbookers and paper crafters, and create "JACK" inspired projects once a month ? If you are interested then we at Aussie Scrapjack would love TO hear from YOU!

Starting with the December Jack post [05/12/2009] we will be searching for eager scrappers and papercrafters to join our Design Team for 2010.

To apply; Please email Louise at, indicating your interest. Please put ASJ CDT Call 2010 in the Subject Line, and if you have a blog or online gallery please include a link. All applications will be acknowledged via email. Successful applicants will be contacted by email by the 05/01/2010 and invited to join the team.

Just a few basic Game rules that may or may not help you decide if you would like to apply:

> All ASJ CDT members will be requested to complete 'a project' [can be Layout/card/ATC/OTP] inspired by a selected 'Jack' per month.

> It is required that the completed project isnt submitted for publication until after it has been removed from display on the main page of the ASJ site. [However we would be delierious for you to do so after this time, and would be more than excited on your behalf if you were successful]

> It is required that the completed project isnt a piggyback for other challenges.

> Without doubt, it is understood that life will get in the way of you being able to meet deadlines, however it would be very much appreciated if you stayed 'in-touch', to let us know if unable to complete a jack deadline. With this in mind, if you are unable to complete 3 consecutive Jacks we would love for you to discuss your position further with us.

> ASJ CDT members will have 4 weeks to complete their Jack projects, and on completion a good quality scan or photo no greater than 300KB to be uploaded to site or emailed to Louise.

Well Guys I do hope you are interested in joining us at ASJ, we are an easy-going group of like minded creatives, who just want to have some creative fun, and share what inspires us! If you have any questons just drop me an email and Ill try to get back to asap.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Cheers Louise :) :) :)

NEW CALL: Create It Green Design Team Call

Deadline:  Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm looking for 6 members to be on a design team (3 card and 3 layout). I will be posting a monthly card and layout sketch and would like to have some inspiring GREEN projects to post with the sketches.

If you'd like to apply...

~create a GREEN layout or card using one of these sketches and email to me and tell me the GREEN material/s you used in your creation. If you are applying for the altered project, simply make a new project for the call and let me know what GREEN item/s you used.

~send me your blog address

~If you'd like to post your creations on your blog, please feel free to do so.But please let them know our blog address where you found the sketch or let them know you created the project for the DT call. Thanks!! :O)

~Send your creation and blog address to me at
I'm sorry but I can't compensate you with any kits or supplies as I'm not a store.
I'm sure you'll have fun coming up with all kinds of GREEN ideas to incorporate into your cards, layouts and altered projects!
I'll keep this open until DEC 15th and will announce the new DT on DEC 18th.

NEW CALL: Croppin Paradise It's a New Year Design Team Call

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Over the past year the Design Team Members at Croppin Paradise have been working hard to bring you creative projects using the latest and greatest products in the Croppin Paradise Store and have a great time on our forums! They have done a FABULOUS job, but alas, 2009 is coming to a bittersweet end....Fortunately for us, along with bittersweet endings come joyful new beginnings!

Croppin Paradise is looking for 8 bright stars to make up our Design Team!

As a member of our team you will create projects, stir up fun on our forums and serve as ambassadors of Paradise from January, 2010 to December, 2010!
More details can be found here:

How do you apply?

Submit the following to by December 15, 2009 at 12:00pm.
3 recent projects representing your best work
1 layout themed "All About Me" - tell us about yourself
A short statement (3 sentences or less) about why you want to be a part of our team
A list of other Design Team commitments (in applicable)
and anything else we should know about you!

We hope you all will consider joining us here in Paradise! We look forward to meeting you and being inspired by your work!

NEW CALL: Your Scrapbook Stash Design Team Search

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

To apply, send us an email with the following information:

1. Name
2. Country of residence
3. Favorite Manufacturers
4. Blog Address
5. Websites/Online communities that you belong too
6. Are you currently on any other Design Teams? Will your term end before this one begins? (January 2010) If not, does your other team allow you to be on our team at the same time?
7. Why do you want to design for us?
8. How long have you been scrapping?

Then, attach 3 layouts (Any size, sorry no digital) 1 card and 1 altered project. Altered project can be a mini album or something altered. Please list the items that you used. Supplies do not need to be from the Stash Store.

Please make sure your emails contain all of the above information when applying. Internationals may apply. Send all applications to

Benefits and Requirements

- Terms last 6 months. January-June and July-December
- You may be on other Design Teams while you work with us
- You must be able to meet the deadlines each month
- You must be able to upload a minimum number of projects each month
- You receive store credit for your projects that can be used to purchase more supplies
- You also receive a 15% discount on all orders
- Orders ship free with your monthly 'kit'
- You'll receive new product to work with each month. Kits can be products from one or more lines available in the shop.
- Praise customers work in the gallery
- Host challenges on the blog and gallery
- Post sketches and host scraplift challenges
- Be able to post techniques and tips on the blog
- If you have a blog, please be active in updating it
- A detailed email will be sent to you with more information on the above if you are chosen. You will be notified by December 20th if you are selected.

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NEW CALL: Reminisce DT Call

Deadline: Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Search Is On!
Reminisce is searching for a new member to add to our Design Team for 2010! We want to see your very best Reminisce layouts for a chance to win an incredible prize or even a spot on our Design Team!
Enter by Midnight CST, December 20, 2009 for your chance to win one of these amazing prizes!

Grand Prize Winner will receive $500 cash and a one year spot on the Reminisce Design Team
1st Runner-Up will receive $100 cash and $100 in Reminisce Credit
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Runner-Up will receive a $100 Reminisce Prize Package

To enter, please submit your favorite creation(s) using a majority of Reminisce product. Please email your entries to We ask that you please submit at least one layout (which can be one or two pages), as well as either a card or altered project, so that we may get a feel for your overall style. You may submit as many times and items as you like. We accept all submissions, including international entries. Also, if you have a blog feel free to link it to your comments.

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions below and answered them as thoroughly as possible. If you still have a question after reading through the FAQs, please post it in the comments section and we will be sure to address it.

What exactly is a design team?
Our design team is currently a group of seven fun and creative freelance scrapbookers from around the country who work from their homes. Using Reminisce products, they create layouts, projects and cards as assigned by Reminisce. Being so spread out, all team members keep in touch regularly through a group website. The comraderie of this team is very supportive - every time someone is published or has personal news, everyone else is quick to post a congrats message!

What does being a design team member entail?
A huge perk of being on the design team is seeing the newest Reminisce products before anyone else! Every time Reminisce releases a new collection of products, we ship samples of everything to each of our design team members, along with an assignment as to what we need in terms of layouts, projects and more. We provide a shipping account number to each of our members so that it is easy to ship finished projects back to our main office. Other member perks include a standing discount on any orders placed for personal use products, linking your blog to the Reminisce blog, and you are always credited on our website, catalog, and blog when we showcase your project.

How are design team members paid?
Design team members are compensated monthly. They submit an invoice at the end of every month, listing all of the projects completed since their last invoice. Paychecks are issued within the first ten days of the following month. Team members work as contractors, not employees, and are given a 1099 form at the end of the year for tax purposes. Team members are also encouraged to orchestrate make 'n' takes at their local scrapbook stores and submit items for publication - both of which Reminisce provides additional compensation for.

What is the work load like?
Design team members truly have an ideal work situation! They have the flexibility to work from home, and during the hours that are most convenient for them. Assignments are given on a regular basis, although some are more extensive than others. One month we may only need a single layout from each member, the next we may need half a dozen. Workloads are typically heaviest right before CHA trade shows which take place in January and July every year. This is because at CHA shows, we release multiple collections all at once and therefore need several project samples for each line. Because the window between new products being manufactured and released is small, turnaround times on assignments are typically between 1-2 weeks. To make this easier, we give as much "heads up" before an assignment as possible, including sending images of new products in production, so that members can start to brainstorm their projects before they even receive the actual supplies.

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1 comment:

Louise said...

Thank you Michelle :)