Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Official Design Team Call!

So here it is, my DT call, and here is how it works:

Send me an email here with your name and email address, telling me why you'd like to be a part of the 365 Cards design team. I'd also like to know which design teams, if any, you are a part of (although previous design team experience is not necessary). International card makers are welome to apply. Attach to the email clear photographs of 2 newly created cards of any theme that you choose. You may also share links to any online galleries that you upload to, along with a username.

Responsibilities: You will create 4-5 original cards each month for a 3-month term (March 2009-May 2009). Comment on weekly card submissions on a regular basis and promote 365 Cards on your blog and any chat forums you may belong to.

Compensation: The 6 designers who are chosen will receive a card kit to help boost their supply of paper, embellishment, etc. I hope to provide you with goodies during your term as well.

The DT search begins now and will end at midnight EST on February 14th. The new DT members will be notified no later than the 17th of February and announced on January 21st. The challenges will begin on March 1st.

If you have any general questions, you can comment on this post, or if you prefer, send them to the email address listed above.

My ultimate goal with 365 Cards is to encourage card makers of all skill levels to come together and see just how many cards we can really make, and to inspire one another with our creativity. There will be recognition of the Card of the Week, and a monthly prize for the person who can create the most cards from our challenges.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just Around the Corner...

Is a Design Team call! If I'm going to be making lots of cards, I'd love some help. I'll be posting details here and on the Pub Calls blog before the week is up.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Card makers unite!

I've been making cards almost as long as I've been married (10 1/2 years). When I first started, it was mostly Christmas cards, an occasional Valentine, and a few Easter cards. Then we had our daughters, and I made their birth announcements. But I still bought birthday cards, anniversary cards, and so many other occasions. I would generally stock up on cards, enough for 2 or 3 months, and I would spend an hour at the card store looking for the perfect ones. I was very proud of the cards I chose, thinking that they were quite personal and meaningful. I still believe that they were, but you know I'm certain that at some point I probably chose the exact same card for an occasion as someone else did. That began to bother me a lot. It's not that buying cards is wrong (afterall, I like when people buy my cards!), but for me the card was often the gift I was giving; the recognition for someone's special day or outstanding achievement. It was getting to the point where I had read so many cards, that I recognized them when I was at the store and knew that I had already given them to people. So last year, I decided that I would rarely buy cards and almost exclusively make them. Since I started blogging a few months ago, I discovered that there are so many variations on handmade cards, that you never have to give the same card twice. Do you see where I am going with this? I think that it is possible to come up with a different card for every day of the year. How will I do this?

Well.........

what if I ask all the amazing and wonderful card makers out there to join me. We make and share cards, we inspire one another, and there are occasional prizes and awards of recognition - what do you think?

Beginning March 1st, I will meet this challenge head on. Even if you don't actually make 365 cards, I hope that together we will come up with 365 fabulous ideas. They might be sketches, color schemes, themes, etc.

If you are interested in having a card featured on this blog, then watch for details coming next week.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Coming Soon

A blog devoted to making one card for every day of the year. Can it be done? Join me on my quest!!! Details coming soon...