Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Crops & Calls

NEW CALL: Scrapbook Express Design Team Call

DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We are looking for energetic, outgoing, talented and creative individuals to join the Scrapbook Express Design Team. As a Diva you will receive a $30.00 stipend per month, plus a monthly kit and product we want to feature during the month. You'll have the opportunity to run monthly contests, create challenges and participate daily on the forum and gallery. As a Diva you'll also receive a 10% discount in the SE store!

International applications are welcome but must agree to pay half of the shipping and handling expenses.

Diva Requirements:
6 month term. (may be shortened or extended by the owners of Scrapbook Express)

Your monthly DT assignments include using a kit supplied to you by Scrapbook Express as well as creating 3 layouts and 3 cards/projects using store products. Projects need to contain at least 80% of product we carry, or have used ink/tools that we carry to make the project. Items used from the store are required to be link within your gallery description so general computer skills and knowledge of how the gallery works is necessary.

Must maintain a consistent and daily presence in our discussion forums and in our gallery. Consistent is defined as at least 6 days a week, unless extenuating circumstances occur.

Divas will be responsible for newsletter articles, collaboration with other Divas on monthly contests, online-crops and weekly challenges during the term.

When considering whether you would like to apply for the DT position, please think about the amount of time that will be required to fulfill your DT requirements. Upon joining the team, you are asked to sign a contract.

To apply for the position:
Submit a layout AND card using this exclusive PageMaps sketch as well as an additional layout and card of your choice. In total you will upload 4 projects for the call. Entries should be posted in the "2010 Design Team Contest" section of the gallery. Please use products that we carry in the store. Remember, as a Diva you will be showcasing product we sell in the store so, good quality scans and/or pictures are important and will be taken into consideration. The gallery will be open on or before September 1, 2010.

Link to Sketch: i49.photobucket.com

Please send the following information to Heather at heather@scrapbookexpress.com
Your name and Scrapbook Express username.

If you have ever been a design team member and for who.

A link to your blog if you have one.

A link to any message boards you participate on along with your screen name.

A short bio telling us a little bit about who you are and why you would like to be a design team member for Scrapbook Express.

Entries and applications deadline is Wednesday September 15th and the team will be announced on Tuesday, September 21st.

Thank you PageMaps for creating an awesome sketch for our call and thank "you" for an interest in wanting to be a part of the Scrapbook Express Design Team.

NEW CALL: Smeared Ink Design Team Call

DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Do you have a different way of looking at things when it comes to rubber stamping? Smeared Ink is looking for Design Team Members and *Monthly Guest Design Team Members for the Smeared and Smudged team. Smeared Ink is a rubber stamp company that features edgy, unique, wild, sometimes dark, and fun art stamps. We're looking for team members who are not afraid to think outside of the box and express themselves in interesting ways through their projects. To see some of the current DT members work, visit our forum at www.smearedandsmudged.ning.com
To view the types of stamps you would be working with, please visit our shop at www.smearedink.com
Design Team Members art will be featured on the Smeared Ink Website, Smeared and Smudged Forum, and Smeared and Smudged Blog.

Requirements for Smeared Ink Design Team Members:
*You must have an active blog related to rubber stamping/paper arts or mixed media arts where you can post and talk about your Design Team projects.
*You must be or become a member of the Smeared and Smudged Forum on Ning.
*You must be able to upload quality photos and/or scans of your projects.
*DT members are required to design a minimum of four items per month, including three cards or paper art (scrapbook pages, etc.) and one altered item. Two of these items must use Smeared Ink stamps exclusively. They must be posted on the forum AND your blog, and also be physically mailed in by the end of each month. The other two items can use any stamps and supplies that you like, and must be posted to the forum and optionally on your blog.
*DT Members are required to participate in and make a project for Smeared Ink New Release Blog Hops. These will generally occur every three months, but may also include special releases. During months that contain a hop, this will be a fifth required project.
* You must actively participate in The Vent group on the Smeared and Smudged forum. A minimum requirement is two posts a week.
* You must promote Smeared Ink Stamps thru your blog, and whenever you see an opportunity.
*International Applicants welcome.

Benefits of Smeared Ink Design Team:
* Your blog projects will be showcased on the Smeared and Smudged Blog, Smeared and Smudged Forum, and Smeared Ink Facebook Page

*Your physically mailed projects will be featured on the Smeared Ink website and also used in displays during conventions and craft fairs.
* We will send you one free stamp set (our choice) per month to use in your projects.
*You will receive exclusive DT Member discounts on non-stamp products, including Graphic 45, Tattered Angels, and any others that we choose to carry.

* Occasionally, you MAY receive freebie products from our Smeared and Smudged monthly challenge sponsors (not guaranteed, as this is the sponsors choice). In order to qualify for these products if they are offered, you must be in good standing with your DT requirements.
* You get to network with other wicked awesome stampers who share the same love for out-of-the-norm stamping.

* You get to sport a really cool S&S Button on your blog.

To Apply, please email the following information to terra@smearedink.com
Blog URL
Pictures of three cards, scrapbook pages, or paper art -AND- one altered item that best represent your style of stamping. These projects must use rubber stamps somewhere on the project. (No all digital projects, please)
What do you think you can bring to the Smeared Ink Design Team? We want to know what makes you tick!
If you could choose one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
What is your favorite non-stamp product or tool to use in your art and why?
Do you feel you can meet all the requirements listed above?
Please list past and present Design Team experience. (Experience not necessary to apply)
Are you interested in applying for Full Time DT status, Monthly Guest DT status, or both?

Deadline for Submissions is Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Winners will be contacted by Monday, September 20, 2010.
DT term will run for six months starting October 1, 2010

*Our monthly guest designers that will be invited from our Design Team applications.


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