Thursday, November 26, 2009

Challenge #11 - Double the Fun!

Happy Thanksgiving!

First, for those of you who celebrate today, we hope you are having a very happy and thankful holiday with your friends and family!

Design Team Call Update

Second, please remember our design team call is still open. We’ve had some wonderful submissions and look forward to announcing our new team members on December 21st. You have until December 13th to apply if you’re interested. See here for more details.

This Week’s Challenge

Finally, really stretch yourself for double the fun and create a layout and card based on the same sketch! Check out what we have done here and give it a try. Remember each participant in our November challenges will be entered into the drawing for the six HSN exclusive holiday/winter Cuttlebug folders!




Friday, November 6, 2009

A Giveaway, an Award and a Prize!!

We have some exciting things to share with you. First, we are conducting our first open design team call. If you're interested in having some fun, pushing your creative development and inspiring other crafters, please click here for more details!

The Giveaway

We are doing another drawing for the participants in our challenges. This time, each participant in our November challenges will be entered into a drawing to win the 6 new Cuttlebug folders that are exclusive to HSN. If you haven't seen these yet, you have to go to HSN and check them out!! They are awesome!! Three are large (5x7) and three are A2 sized. They are the cutest Christmas designs and the lucky winner will get them just in time to finish up those holiday projects! So go ahead and enter our challenges this month. You have up to four chances to be entered to win!

The Award

Well really it's two awards. Each month, the GSP design team members will review all challenge submissions made for the month and select one talented individual to receive our "Top Artist" award. The winner will receive our Top Artist badge to post on their website or blog. This month we're announcing two winners because we're a little behind. So....drumroll please...the winner for the month of September's challenges is Etha! Etha, please email us so we can send you the badge! Etha inspired the team with her beautiful "Boo" word book that you can see here. The Top Artist for the month of October is Terry EO!! She created the most beautiful and moving vintage/heritage layout. Terry EO, please email us so we can send you the badge!

The Prize!

Okay, if you haven't noticed yet we have a blinkie on our sidebar. We want to share the love and inspiration we have here at GSP and by posting our blinkie on your blog or web site you help us do just that! So, every now and then our design team hops by your blogs and when we spot our blinkie it warms our hearts. We randomly selected one of our followers who posted our blinkie on their blog to receive a small token of our appreciation (a Martha Stewart drippy goo punch, a roll of Cricut vinyl and some Heidi Swapp bling). Who's the lucky winner? It's the wonderful Cathy T at KoalaTKreations. You have to check out her adorable blog here. Cathy, please email us your mailing address so we can get these goodies out to you!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Glue, Scissors, Paper Design Team Call

Glue, Scissors, Paper (GSP) is pleased to announce our first open design team call!

Do you love paper crafting? We are looking for 2 enthusiastic paper crafters who love to create, learn, try new techniques and products, as well as enjoy sharing their work and knowledge with others.

You must have an active blog and the ability to take and post good quality photographs of your work. This call is for a 3 month term, from January 1 through March 31.

What we’d like from you:

  • Approximately 4 projects per month to be posted on your blog, the GSP blog and any other message boards or online communities where you are active.
  • Participate in and promote special events sponsored by GSP, such as blog hops, contests and weekly challenges.
  • Actively promote the GSP blog on your blog and in other places when it is appropriate to do so.
  • Provide feedback to participants in GSP’s weekly challenges by leaving comments on the participants’ blogs.

What you can expect from this experience:

  • A cute Design Team member badge for your blog
  • Encouragement and support from your fellow team members to continue to grow and step up your paper crafting abilities
  • New friendships with others who are as passionate as you are about this wonderful hobby

If this sounds like your cup of tea, please send the following information to by Sunday, December 13.

  • Your Name, Email address and phone number
  • Just a little about yourself. What are your favorite techniques or projects or products? Any particular likes or dislikes? Why would you like to be part of the design team? Are you currently on any design teams or have you been on any in the past (although past experience is not necessary)
  • A link to your blog and any galleries you maintain
  • Please attach pictures of 3 projects. In the three please include:
  1. One altered item project
  2. One card, layout or artist trading card project featuring some technique of your choice (piecing, stitching, any special stamping or background technique, etc. ) Use any technique(s) you like. Please describe the technique(s) briefly in your cover E-mail.
  3. A third project (card, layout, ATC or altered item) of your choice.

We will be announcing the new DT members on December 21.

Please consider joining our fun-filled team – we can’t wait to see your creations!