Thursday, January 8, 2015

Techniaue Junkies Design Team Call!




 

We are looking for a few Dynamic Designers who are passionate about Stamping and Stampbooking to join our Creative Team.

Do you love to Stamp?  Do you love elegant, classical and whimsical images?  Are you active on Social Media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest?  Then we invite you to become part of the Technique Junkies Creative Design Team!

Technique Junkies purchased Stamp Camp in 2014, and has been working on a new website launch. We need a creative team to help us show off our new look and all of our new stamps to the world through your blog, websites, and other social media. The new site will be ready March 1st, and we want a team that is ready to launch with us!

This special group will develop projects and tutorials for our website and blog, have the chance to have their designs showcased on packaging, and have their artwork displayed at tradeshows throughout the country.  In addition, Designers will have the opportunity to create artwork for future tutorial CDs in addition to creating work for the stamp line.

The team will officially start March1st, and will have a term of service through December 31 2015 (9 months).

 Who Should Apply?
We are looking for stampers, stampbookers and stamping papercrafters who have the following skills:
1.  Strong Social Media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Blog)

2.  Clear, Crisp, and Engaging Project Photography

3.  Fantastic project tutorials, tips, and how-to’s; both video and picture format.

4.  The desire to help Technique Junkies develop a stronger presence in the online stamping community. 4 projects per month are required, 2 on the Technique Junkies blog and 2 on your own personal blog.  There may be need for additional projects for blog hops and CD releases on a volunteer basis. Compensation for additional projects will be separate from what is listed below.

5. We love techniques, and if you do, too, this is a great opportunity for you. BUT - if you prefer clean and simple, or have another style, that is great too – variety is what we are looking for.

6. A commitment to the full 9 month term of March 1st through December 31, 2015.

What do I need to do to apply?
Send an email to designteam@techniquejunkies.com with the following information:
1.  Your full name, email address, phone number, and address. List your current design team affiliations (if any) and past affiliations.  Note: It’s okay if you have not been on a team before. I am interested in the quality of your work!

2.  Links to all of your social media outlets:   Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and any other on-line sites/galleries.

3.  Please share links to three (3) of your favorite stamping projects. Make sure that the projects represent your best photography and your personal style. I want to see what you love! Note that these do not need to be new projects, nor do they need to use our stamps or techniques for the application.

4. Tell us a little about yourself…how you started, what you love, the type of stamps (cute, elegant, weird, classic, vintage, photo-style, etc.) you like, What kind of stamps you are drawn to (birds, butterflies, geometrics, etc.).  Just a paragraph or two – whatever you are comfortable telling us.

5. What are your favorite mediums and coloring tools? Do you like to color or are you a master of ink? Or both?

What’s in it for you?
1. We will promote your name/work on the Technique Junkies blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Newsletters, and website.

2. You will receive a box of stamps/cds immediately when selected.  It’ll be like Christmas!

3. You will have a $75.00 stipend per quarter to spend on stamps. I always pay for postage.

4. You will receive a 30% discount on stamps beyond your stipend quarterly.

5. You may choose one tutorial CD per month.

6. You will receive a box of goodies from time-to-time to supplement the stamps above, and to keep things fresh.

The call is open immediately and will end on February 10th 2015, at midnight EST. Confirmation emails will be sent out when we receive your application (but we do travel, so give us a day or two before following up). A final decision will be made by February 16th, 2015.

I cannot wait to see your work!


P.S. Know another stamper who would love this? Pass it on!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The final day of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today is the last day of the 30 Days of Christmas. I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have!  Our card today uses the Christmas Reindeer stamp, colored with Copic Markers, and mounted over a silver glitter background. The center black piece uses a technique from the Emboss or Die CD.
Today is the very last day to take advantage of the 15% discount on all stamps by using the code XMAS15. Don't miss out! Go to www.stampcamp.com to order your stamps.

If you missed any of the cards, go here to start, then follow the other cards forward: http://patstamps.blogspot.com/2014/11/introducingthe-30-days-of-christmas.html


I hope the cards have made your season just a little brighter~

Monday, December 8, 2014

Day 29 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today's post is one of my favorites. I wish I could capture the brilliance and shine of this card with the camera! For the Folk Art Background (#S454) I used a variation of an old favorite technique - PE Gloss from December 2005. The top stamp uses t0he Peace on Earth Stamp (#SD429), which was embossed with a Moonglow embossing powder. Both stamps can be found here: http://www.stampcamp.com/christmas.html


Tomorrow is the last day of the series. Make sure that you take advantage of the 15% discount on all stamps at www.stampcamp.com while you still can! Use the code XMAS15 at checkout. Until tomorrow-

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Day 28 of the30 Days of Christmas

Welcome to the 28th day of the 30 Days of Christmas! It's hard to believe that 4 weeks have already gone by. I have really enjoyed this -- I hope you all have too!

Today I made a simple card using the Retro Snowflakes Background (#S536) with the Ornament-Upper Alphabet Stamps (#SA023):
Until tomorrow...
 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Day 27 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Todays  I am happy to pair a non-Christmas stamp set with a Christmas sentiment to create my card.  The presents were created using the Whimsy Squared Stamp Set (#SS025). I embossed each of the squares with different metallic embossing powders, and popped them on the background.
 Both the Magic of Christmas Sentiment (#SD428) and the Whimsy Squared set can still be purchased for 15% off by using XMAS15 at checkout, until Wednesday, December 10.

Until tomorrow --


Friday, December 5, 2014

Day 26 - Whisimcal Winter

Today is Day 26 of the 30 Days of Christmas, and I am thrilled to share this beautiful card made by Karen McAlpine. Karen made this gorgeous card using the Whimsical Winter Stamp (S596, $9.95) for display in the TJ trade show booth, but it is just too pretty not to share here! 

Only 4 days left to save! use XMAS15 for 15% off all technique Junkies Stamps:
www.stampcamp.com/catalog.html

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 25 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Wow -- today I have 3 cards for you -- courtesy of our guest blogger, Sally Lynn MacDonald.   All of Sally Lynn's cards can be found HERE:
 http://www.sallylynnmacdonald.com/weblog/2014/12/TJChristmas2014.html


If you have never seen Sally Lynn's work, you are really missing the work of a true artist. Here is ONE Of her cards, just to whet your appetite:
Make sure you visit her blog to see ALL of the cards...you will be happy you did. Total EYE CANDY!

Only 5 more days to use your discount XMAS15 at checkout for 15% your entire stamp order.