Saturday, October 19, 2013

Inspiration Team Champion Call!

Red Rubber Designs is looking for an Inspiration Team Champion for a new challenge blog!

As an Inspiration Team Champion (InTC), you are responsible for maintaining a good working relationship with the Inspiration Team (InT) as well as between the InT and Red Rubber Designs. Your main focus is to facilitate a cohesive group of InT members, with clear, open communication of tasks, ideas and responsibilities. An private online forum is provided to the Team for this purpose.

The Inspiration Team Champion will...

> Help find and organize our future Inspiration Team(s).
> Coordinate the weekly challenges and themes with the InT.
> Coordinate guest InT members when needed.
> Coordinate other InT activities as they pertain to inspiring others to create art with stamps.
> Post to the Red Rubber Designs blog on a regular basis.
> Host at least one challenge per month, along with the various duties included in hosting a Red Rubber Designs challenge: Creating samples, promoting your challenge, commenting on participants submissions, etc., per the Team guidelines.
> Help with other social media activities, including Facebook and Pinterest.

These duties may change and evolve as you and I work together to form one or more Inspiration Teams.

What I'm looking for

> You love stamping and love sharing 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. 
> You are proficient and active in social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, blogging, Twitter, etc., and you feel comfortable actively promoting Red Rubber Designs through these channels.
> You have a blog, update it regularly with your stamping projects and have a good following.
> You actively participate (posting in the forums and adding your stamping projects to the gallery) in at least one large online stamping community.
> You enjoy stamping challenges and participate in them regularly .
> You are willing to commit to the time and effort it takes for this position.
> You don't have other design team responsibilities that will interfere or conflict with your InTC job.
> You are aware that as a member of the InT, 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.


> Loads of product, including rubber and/or digital stamps, designer paper, embellishments and more!
> You are eligible - and encouraged - to participate in the Red Rubber Designs Publication Incentive Program.
> A substantial discount to the Red Rubber Designs and Red Rubber Digitals 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 "InTC CALL - <your name>" in the subject line. Include the following information in the body of your email:

> Your name and email address
> Links to all of your blogs
> Links to the online forums, galleries and/or online communities that you participate in, along with your username for each.
> Links to your Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages and/or your usernames for each. For Facebook, depending on your privacy settings, I may send you a friend request.
> Any additional social media links and usernames 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 rubber stamped or digital images.
> Please copy the following questions into your email and include your answers:

  • Where did you see our Inspiration Team Champion call?
  • Do you work for any craft manufacturers, stores, or direct sales companies?
  • Have ever been on any design teams?
    • If so, please list the team(s) and your start and end dates:
  • Are you currently on a Design Team?
    • 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 year?
  • Do you prefer working with rubber or digital stamps?
  • Why do you want to be the Inspiration Team Champion?
  • Please tell me why you are the best candidate for the position of Inspiration Team Champion.
  • Please provide any additional information you'd like to share that pertains to this position.

Note: This opportunity is only open to those applicants residing in the United States.

ETA: DEADLINE for applying is NOVEMBER 10, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Introducing Red Rubber Digitals!

I've been working on this for a couple of months now - back in August I alluded to some new things happening that I couldn't talk about yet, but now I can!

I am so pleased to introduce to you a "sister" website to Red Rubber Designs:

Pickled Potpourri

I am so excited to finally be able to release this new site after a lot of work! Designing the website didn't go as smoothly as I would have liked and it took me longer than I anticipated.

But now the hard work is done and the fun begins! If you like high-quality digital products - stamps, images, clip art, patterned designer paper and more - you'll love Pickled Potpourri!

There are some old favorites available - with more to come - but best of all.....

There are NEW and ORIGINAL Pickled Potpourri designs!

And I'm putting more designs in the store on a regular basis. Come on over and take a look and let me know what you think!