September 11, 2010

Good things to come

Good Morning and Happy Monday! Today is my first day of school. Yikes.....school really. Ok wait I take it back I don't wanna go!!! J/K I am totally excited to get the party started. Look out Lord Fairfax Community College, make way for Leeanne!

Ok well because of the added full time school schedule to my already crazy busy days, I had to make some changes. I feel certain I won't be able to blog and craft as much, well mostly craft and with trying to get my online store running (again) that is probably not the best thing. In addition, I LOVE crafting and meeting new people.

SOOOOO, a couple things....... First I am going to start a monthly scrapbooking kit. I have met a lot of scrappers and I thought it would be fun to have a monthly kit. I will have 1, 3 and 6 month subscriptions. I think they will be at a great price and packed with tons of wonderful supplies. On or around September 1, September's kit will be released. The exact date is still a bit unknown because the kit will include new products that are releasing this week.

Ok second, I have found a FABULOUS illustrator/artist through Etsy and we have been working together to create a super cute stamp set. On Wednesday I will start showcasing the cards I made using the set. Then on September 1 I will be taking pre-orders for the stamp set that will be selling for $9.99+ shipping. Depending on what type of response I get will determine when they will be shipped. You won't have to pay until I ship them to you.

Third, I am having a design team call. You can be a scrapper or card maker. Basically whether LO's or cards are your forte you will receive the same monthly kit to work your magic. However, if you are a card maker and a scrapper and I have a new release on a stamp set, you will receive the stamp set as well and be asked to make a couple cards and a couple LO's.
Now for the first month (September), my friend that I met on the world wide web and I will be handling the projects. This will give me time to get some entries for the DT, make a selection and get everyone started. The DT call will go through the month of September. Then I will make a decision no later than that first week of October so I can have the monthly kit in the mail to the DT by the 15th of October. The DT term will start November 1 and run for 3 months. This is just a trial. After the 3 months when I run it again I may go for a longer term. Not sure yet. Or I may extend the current DT for 3 more months. Well that is I will give the option to each member if they want to extend for 3 months longer. I am looking for 3-6 DT members.

School will really be the deciding factor on how many people I chose, will depend on how much time school really takes from me. If I am able to create even a little then I won't need to chose as many.
What I will request from each member is to make one project a week. If you are a card maker I would like one card and if you are a scrapper I would like one LO. I would ask that you would have a blog or online gallery and would need you to link my blog and online store. If you have a blog I will have a button I would like for you to display on your sidebar.

So basically each DT member will receive the upcoming month's kit and possibly a stamp set, hopefully by the 15th of the previous month. For example, October 15th you will receive November's kit.
To enter the DT call I would ask that you submit 3 projects, either cards or LO's or both and email them to me. In the subject line put "Design Team" and in the email be sure to tell me if you would be a scrapper, card maker or both. Please tell me a little bit about yourself. That's it. :-) I hope I covered everything. My mind is a little jumbled with school thoughts. LOL! If you have any questions please send me an email. I know a lot of people can only create with products they like and companies they are familiar with so if you would like info about the products that I will be using in my kits just send an email. I want my DT to feel comfortable with the goodies they receive. I have heard friends say they were on a DT and didn't really like it because they didn't like the kits. My DT may also receive other items that I will be selling in my store to use so I can showcase their work on my blog.

We will be a team so I will encourage feedback as well as kit suggestions. If there is a specific product or company or paper, ETC that you would like to see in a kit, let me know and I will try and get it in a kit or whatever. My DT is there to promote Artfuldelight and the items I sell. If there is something you would like to try out, we can probably work that out, I get it to you for free in exchange for projects using that product and I will then stock it in my store. Does that make sense?

Ok, so I have just written a novel, sorry about that but I am just really excited about this. If y'all have been around for the last month or so you know I am a giver. I am excited to be able to share awesome products every month with a small group of ladies in exchange for fabulous projects to showcase on my blog, it seems to me like a win-win situation. :-)

I will now leave you with a super easy card I made yesterday afternoon. I used an image from Digital Delights called Lenny the Lion. I colored him with my Prismacolor Pencils and a blender pen. The sentiment I just typed on my computer and printed out. Oh and of course more crinkle ribbon, love it!!


Happy Crafting!!

17 comments:

Janet Z said...

Good luck at school today! I can hear the excitement in your post!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Lots going on!!! A kit club, stamps, a DT and school!!! WOW!!! VERY COOL! :):):):):):) LOVING that card....the lion is ADORABLE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Holly said...

Adorable card! Hope you have a great day at school!

Debbie said...

You'll do fine in school. You remind me of myself, a worrier! Take a deep breath as everything will work out just fine. I love the idea of a kit club. I'm always looking for new kits! I think having a DT is great also. More to showcase your products. I'm off to send you an email. Good luck! Oh, I forgot, you card is adorable!

Kelly Massman said...

Well, first of all: Good luck on everything! Love the little lion card!

Denise said...

How exciting!!! I can't wait to see your first kit!

Elisabeth said...

Good luck on all your great plans. Do not worry too much, it seems that you have thought of everything and I am sure it will work out.
Will you be accepting international DT applications? I am from Austria.
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Daisie said...

I start school on Wednesday so I know how you feel!! Good luck!

Marlene said...

Good luck with school and your DT call! Your card is adorable! Did you see the current freebie from Digital Delights? (It's a sentiment made to go with Lenny the Lion....don't forget to pick it up!)

KarenB said...

Good luck with your plans, it's all very exciting for you, and it sounds like you've given it lots of thought too.

NANA R NASSAR said...

for sure I'll try a spot as your DT! xoxoxo

NANA R NASSAR said...

you rock girl! wish u the best!

Cathy said...

Your life sounds just about as hectic as the rest of us.... good luck. Just one question.... are you open to international scrappers applying?

Kim Wilson said...

Wow girl! This is all so exciting :) Congrats !!!!

Beth Gaddis said...

Best of luck with all those irons you have in the fire!

Denise said...

I hope school is going well and you are enjoying it just a little bit :) I always like going to school part time when I was an adult. Or maybe that's just how I remember it now, lol!

April said...

Very cool! I hope school is going great for you. :)
- April W