Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Design Team Call

Creative Paperclay is looking for a few awesome PaperClay Artists who can showcase Creative Paperclay products! If you LOVE PaperClay, are able to utilize Creative Paperclay on scrapbook layouts, cards & projects then show us what you love to do!!

We are looking for talented artists who inspire others to create using Creative Paperclay
What’s expected of a Creative Paperclay Design Team Member?
* The ability to showcase our products
* Take good photos or scans of projects
* Interact with our members on Facebook and our Blog at http://creativepaperclay.blogspot.com/ (you can see creations from our current Design Team here)

The Details –

*The Creative Paperclay Design Team is for six months from Nov 1, 2011 – April 30, 2012.
* Create a minimum of one project per month posting on both your Blog and The Creative Paperclay Blog – dates will be given when team in picked... projects must be made with Creative Paperclay

* Participation and promotion of Creative Paperclay on Facebook is a MUST... promotion on other
* Submit work for publication.
* Be a part of one Blog Hop during the 6 months. Date given at a later date
* Promote Creative Paperclay by posting the above projects on other Online Galleries and Blogs with working links to the Online Store and Blog.

The Creative Paperclay Design Team will receive -

* Creative Paperclay products for your term, shipped in two shipments
* Your bio and picture featured on our Blog.

How to Apply –
Send your bio, Blog address and Facebook info to Terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com with “DT applications” in the regards (this way you don’t get deleted – I get lots of spam mail)

Submit/Post one project on your Blog on OCT 5th by 12AM EST to be viewed. This post must have our logo (you will be sent logo when you send you bio to Terri Sproul) and step by step directions on how you made this project with links to The Creative Paperclay blog and website. (http://www.paperclay.com, and blog is http://www.creativepaperclay.blogspot.com/
Project – can be anything you love to make, Scrapbook, Cards, Mixed Media, Altered Art… Just Think out of the box and impress me…

Joining our Facebook Page and Blog is a MUST and is very important to the success of our team!

All entries MUST utilize a Paperclay Technique.  Work submitted must be recent and can't be previously published or displayed on blogs or online galleries.

Deadline to enter Oct 4th (12PM PST) – your bio to Terri Sproul

Here’s what to include with your emailed submission –

* We want to know all about you! – Your bio
* What’s your style?
* Why would you like to be on our team?
* Are you frugal, organized, have marketing ideas etc.. if so share with us what you can bring to our team.
* Link to your active Blog?
* Are you active on any Forums or Message Boards? (Please List)
* Can you post your projects in other Online Galleries? (Please List)
* Give an example of a class or technique you would like to share with others. If it is one you have done previously, please link to it.
* Details of any other manufactures or store/kit DT’s you are on Do you have a scrapbook resume, or a link to a gallery? If so, please share with us.

Final decisions will be made on OCT 15th’sh and the Creative Paperclay Design Team will be announced shortly there after!!

Good Luck!!!!!  Can''t wait to see how you impress me.. 


Nikky said...

I dont' think this is an excessive request at all, this is a standard request for a CT call for payment in product. It always looks much worse in writing that in practicality. I hope you find a great team! Drop me an email if you don't, I'd be glad to help! x

palette et ribambelle said...

Its all about facebook!!! I guess i can not participated witout facebook account???

abbyglassenberg said...

This post attracted quite a bit of attention over the weekend and early this week among some of the biggest names in the online craft community. A series of comments about whether or not companies should ask designers to work for free were made on the post itself, which were then deleted, but copied and reposted on the Craftypod blog (http://www.craftypod.com/) where more discussion ensued. I found this discussion to be interesting food for thought, and clearly many other people did, too.

I am not sure if you are aware of the popularity of the Craftypod blog, but Diane Guillard, the blog's author, is one of the most prominent craft bloggers, podcasters, and crafty businesswomen out there. People take her words very seriously.

I am writing because I feel that instead of simply erasing everyone's comments (which clearly didn't have the intended affect because they have been republished elsewhere at this point), this discussion might be an opportunity for Creative Paperclay to engage constructively with the online craft community. Do you have a statement you could make, a follow-up post about your stance? If you were to engage with us constructively, there is a lot to be gained for the reputation of your company. We are a big market. I hope you'll talk to us!

Thank you for your consideration on this matter.


Abby Glassenberg

Sheryl Parsons said...

I"m not sure what went on here before, but I visited the craftyblog and wasn't impressed. Too cluttered, busy and not easily read. Now, off to get the bio and all done. :-)