Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Create My Keepsake 2007 DT Call!

In 2007 we will reveal our brand new website design and our brand new Design Team! That means we are now conducting an open call to find the new members of our 2007 Design Team!

If you love working with new products, saving money on your favorite supplies, inspiring others, or just showing off your work – then this is the opportunity for you! We are currently conducting a "design team" search to find those individuals who love to scrapbook and create paper art projects as much as we do! If you want to become a part of one of the fastest growing scrapbook sites on the net then we want to hear from you!

Here is what our design team members will be asked to do:
1.) Commit to a 10 month term beginning February 1st, 2007 with participation thru November 30th, 2007.

2.) Each month you will be required to design 4 projects for our manufacturer sponsor galleries. We will be asking you to create 2 scrapbook layouts, 1 card, and 1 altered item. The projects you create each month will be used to showcase manufacturer products that are provided by our sponsors. We will also use these projects in our monthly newsletter and in other promotions as desired.

3.) Every 7 weeks you will be required to develop 1 design inspiration that will be posted in our forum so everyone can learn new tips, techniques and trends to try for themselves. You will be asked to provide a project sample and quick tips so that everyone can learn how to create “the same look.” (This is new for 2007 – this will replace our weekly challenges. We want to switch gears and inspire our community members instead of posting actual challenges!)

4.) We also ask that our design team members post additional projects in their own personal design team gallery.

5.) We also ask that our design team members participate in forum discussions on a daily basis to help facilitate the growth of our online community. The community involvement is very important to us here at CMK so we ask that each member try their best to devote a few minutes to our forum and gallery every day.

6.) We also ask that our design team members promote our website to friends, family members and colleagues to help facilitate the growth of our online store, our newsletter registration, our gallery and our forum.

7.) We may also ask you to develop an article for our monthly newsletter at least once during the 10 month period.

Here is what Create My Keepsake will provide to you as a design team member:
1.) Each month we will send you FREE products from our manufacturer sponsors so you can develop and design your required monthly projects.

2.) Our design team members will save an additional 20% on personal purchases. (details of the discount program are outlined in our agreement which will be provided upon acceptance to the team.) I promise you…you will love the savings!

3.) Our design team members will receive 1 free shipping opportunity each month.

4.) Our design team members are featured on our Design Team page along with links to their work in the gallery.

5.) Each month we will feature a different designer in our newsletter as our designer in the spotlight.

6.) You will receive Design Team recognition in our forum and gallery and you will have the freedom to use the Create My Keepsake design team logo on message boards and resumes.

7.) You will have access to the private Design Team forum so you can trade tips, ideas and project ideas with one another.

8.) You will receive other perks, goodies, and freebies at random throughout the 10 months. (ya know…like that coveted welcome gift we are so known for…)

Design Team Guidelines:
1.) Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on February 1st, 2007.

2.) Applications are open to everyone. International applicants are welcome. This is not an exclusive assignment. We accept applicants from other design teams either local, online or manufacturer.

3.) Previous design team experience is not required.

3.) Submissions will be judged by the owners of Create My Keepsake and two additional judges that we will appoint for a total of 4 judges.

4.) We will be selecting 5 individuals for the 2007 CMK Design Team. We will be looking for designers with all different levels of scrapbooking, papercrafting and photography skills.

5.) Candidates must submit the application and 3 original project examples by January 14th, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. CST.

6.) We will make our selections no later than January 21st, 2007. Selected team members will be notified via e-mail to confirm their acceptance.

7.) The formal announcement will be made in our forum on January 22nd, 2007.

How To Apply:
So…does this sound totally fabulous? We think so!! Here is how you can apply:

Upload 3 of your favorite projects into our 2007 Design Team Gallery. We would like to see 1 layout, 1 card and 1 altered item. Just be sure to show us your best work!

Here is the direct link to the DT Call gallery:

Here is the direct link to the DT Call thread:

Copy the questions from below; answer them and e-mail it to us at: createmykeepsake@yahoo.com

First name:
User name:
e-mail address:
phone number:
what is the best time to reach you:

How did you hear about our design team search?
How long have you been scrapbooking?
Do you have a preferred layout size?
Are you comfortable working with several different product lines?
What are some of your favorite products?

Are you currently designing for any manufacturers? If so, which ones?
Are you currently designing for any other online teams or kit clubs? If so, which ones?
Are you currently teaching or designing for your local scrapbook store?

Do you have a personal blog? If so, what is the blog address?
Do you have an online scrapbook resume? If so, please provide us with a link to view it.

How do you stay current on the latest techniques and trends in scrapbooking?What subjects or individuals do you tend to scrapbook the most? Kids, pets etc.
Tell us a little bit about your daily life and what a typical day is for you:

Is there anything else you would like us to know? List it here:

We just can't wait to see your designs! We have great things in store for 2007 and we are looking forward to adding design team members who are passionate about scrapbooking and papercrafting! Thanks so much for considering our offer! If you have any questions about this opportunity please send me an e-mail at rebecca@createmykeepsake.com

Rebecca Cross

I've been tagged by my pal Carrie!!!

This is my first *tag*. The talented and oh so sweet Carrie Postma has sent me this cute ABC quiz!

A - Available or single: available to my hubby ONLY!
B - Best Friend: my mom
C - Cake or Pie: cake
D - Drink of choice: Diet Pepsi, coffee
E - Essential Item you use everyday: my cell phone
F - Favorite color: green
G - Gummy Bears or worms: gummy worms!
H - Hometown: Woodburn, Indiana
I - Indulgence: scrapbook supplies
J - January or February: February
K - Kids & Names: (nicknames) Tee Tee, Hanna Banana, Chlo Chlo
L - Life is Incomplete Without? my faith, family, & friends
M - Marriage Date: April 24th, 1999
N - Number of Siblings: 2
O - Oranges or Apples: oranges
P - Phobias or Fears: spiders
Q - Fave Quote:For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.For poise, walk with the knowledge you never walk alone.~Audrey Hepburn (this was Carrie's and I love it!)
R - Reason to Smile: my children, a God that loves me!
S - Season: Fall
T - Tag 3 or 4 people: Andrea, Sue, Susan/Beth, Danielle
U - Unknown Fact about Me: I have OCD
V- Vegetable You Don't Like: I like all veggies!
W - Worst Habit: getting sucked into the computer, procrastinating
X - Xrays: none
Y - Your Fave Food: homemade popcorn, anything mexican
Z - Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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