Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Red Rubber Designs is looking for 2 new members to join our team!!

Red Rubber Designs is looking for two new members to join our Inspiration Team at Red Rubber Inspirationals, our weekly stamping challenge blog!

Deadline for submitting your application is January 31, 2015.

Inspiration Team Member Requirements:

> Host one challenge (Inspirational) per month, along with the various duties included in hosting a Red Rubber Designs stamping challenge: Creating samples, posting on the Red Rubber Designs blog, promoting your challenge, commenting on participants submissions, etc., per the Team guidelines.
> Submit a project featuring stamps from Red Rubber Designs in at least one outside challenge per month.
> Promote Red Rubber Designs and its stamps through your blog, social media and online papercrafting forums, galleries & communities.
> Commit to serving for a period of 12 months, starting March 2015.

What I'm looking for in a Team Member:

> You love rubber stamping and love sharing stamping ideas and inspiration with others!
> Not only do you create fabulous stamped projects, you also know how to photograph them well for internet publication, and are familiar with watermarking and photo editing.
> You are a professional, committed to the team and to promoting Red Rubber Designs and its stamps.
> You are proficient and active in social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, blogging, Twitter, Instagram, etc., and you feel comfortable actively promoting Red Rubber Designs through these channels throughout your term. This is a must!
> You have a blog, update it regularly with your stamping projects and have a good following.
> You actively participate in at least one large online stamping community (posting in the forums and adding your stamping projects to the gallery).
> You enjoy stamping challenges and participate in them regularly.
> You don't have other design team responsibilities that will interfere or conflict with your Red Rubber Designs Inspiration Team job.
> You are aware that as a member of the Inspiration Team, you represent my company and my product to other stampers, crafters and even the general public, and therefore conduct yourself (online and offline) in a way that positively promotes Red Rubber Designs.
> You must reside within the United States, as international shipping is cost prohibitive at this time.


> High-quality Rubber Stamps from the Red Rubber Designs store!
> You are eligible - and encouraged - to participate in the Red Rubber Designs Publication Incentive Program.
> A substantial discount to the Red Rubber Designs and Pickled Potpourri (Digital) Designs online stores.
> Experience for your resume and more exposure for you, your brand and your blog.

How to apply:

Send an email to "team AT redrubberdesigns DOT com" with the following information -

> The subject line of your email should read "InT CALL - <your name>"
> Your full name, address and email address
> Links to all of your blogs
> Links to the online craft/stamping forums, galleries and/or online communities that you participate in, along with your username for each.
> Links to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages. Please include your usernames.
> Any additional social media links (with usernames, if applicable) that you are active in.
> Links to a minimum of three posts on your own blog of projects you created within the last month (specific post URLs only, not the main URL to your blog). Choose projects which best show your style and skills using stamped images.
> Please copy the following questions into your email and include your answers:

      •    Where did you see our Inspiration Team call?
      •    Do you work for any craft manufacturers, stores, or direct sales companies?
      •    Are you currently on a Design Team? If so, please list the team(s) and your start and end dates:
      •    Have ever been on any previous design teams?
                   If so, please list the team(s) and your start and end dates:
      •    Have you applied for any other Design Teams within the last 3 months?
                   If so, please list the team(s) and date you applied, along with the call deadline.
      •    What other design teams are you planning on applying for in the next 6 months?
      •    What online challenges do you regularly participate in? Please list the links.
      •    Please tell me why you are the best candidate for our Inspiration Team.
      •    Please provide any additional information you'd like to share that pertains to a position on our Team.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Inspirational # 203 ~ Birthday Bash

     Come join in my first Inspirational of the year at Red Rubber Inspirationals! We're celebrating our first year of Inspirationals with a birthday bash, using any kind of birthday stamp, like the ones I used here on a birthday card for my aunt, whose birthday is today. Happy Birthday Aunt Nana!!

     I used lots of stamping with red and black embossing powders onto white cardstock. The heart border was done with the I heart You stamp set, and the gifts and confetti with the Gift For You set. I did the sentiment with the  Darling stamp set, all from Red Rubber Designs. I used some bling for January's birthstone of garnet, with some red Stickles on the red card and gifts.  I finished it up with some machine stitching, and the large beaded heart that originally had green ribbon coming out from the rose. I cut it out and added the black trim instead.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

MME Chalk Studio 2 Thank You 2 Card Tutorial

     This month I get to play with My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 2 I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella. The soft colors look fabulous with all of the chalkboard elements! Here's the thank you card that I made for my in-laws, using the flower and ribbon from my own stash.

     For complete directions on how to make this, please visit the FotoBella Blog! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Victory ~ Inspirational # 201

     Happy 2015!! Our first Inspirational this year at Red Rubber Inspirationals is all about using a new stamp, so I decided to use my new Chicken Wire stamp for my husband's baseball album, which I only work on occasionally, and here's the result.

     Since I'm not really into sports I always struggle with these kinds of photos, and can never find the right papers for them, so I played around with some inking, stamping, misting, and embossing on plain cardstock to come up with this 2 pager. The strip across the middle was stamped with Running Stitches. and for the background I used Background Dots, Speckle Background, and Build-A-Background, which I used to emboss the little white stars. Then I took my new chicken wire stamp across the top half of both pages using silver embossing powder. I just LOVE this stamp!!

Thanks for looking, and be sure to visit Red Rubber Designs to get your new stamps!