Thursday, November 6, 2008

MDCC18 - Card Design Team Call and a Fun Sketch!!

Hello and thanks for stopping by! We've got a lot of fun things to share with you today! Of course, our next big design team search for our card team starts TODAY!! Keep reading to find out how to apply....
But first we want to congratulate our players from last week - we loved everyone's take on the challenge to use acetate and/or make a window card. We loved this card from Dawn - she actually made... a window!

How fun is that?? Thanks so much to everyone who played along - we love looking at your creations each week!
This week, Maria designed a fun sketch for us to use:

And look at her beautiful sample:

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

Maria used patterned paper from Basic Grey's granola collection, the Serendipity Stamp "Titmouse", and a flower and brad from Imaginisce.

Here are the beautiful creations from the rest of the team:

Linda Boucher - MDC Linda's Page

Linda used papers, rub-ons, and accessories from My Little Yellow Bicycle's Christmas Magic collection.

Tamara McKlveen - MDC Tamara's Page

Tamara used papers, rub-ons, and chipboard from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie collection, Christmas Red Stickles, and a brad from Imaginisce.

You can play along too! Leave us a link in the comment section of this post, and if you upload to Splitcoast Stampers used key word MDCC18. We have another prize this week - you could win this cool pack of rub-ons from Imaginisce - just in time for holiday card making!

We can't wait to see your awesome creations!

And now, finally, it's time to start our search for next Card Design Team members! If you're interested in our design team tryouts, here's what you need to do:
1. Start playing the weekly challenges
2. Submit three other cards and one altered project to us at . These do not have to be made special for this call - we just want to see what you think your best work is. Please make sure to reduce your picture size to below 600x600 pixels!
3. In your email, include your name, contact information, your blog or gallery link, and answers to the following questions:
-How long have you been stamping or cardmaking?
-Do you design for any other webstores or sites; if so, please provide links.
-Why are you trying out for the MDC Design Team?
-How did you hear about the MDC DT search?
4. All entries are due by November 30th. Winners will be announced December 4th!

The following tips might be helpful:
1. Photography counts! We'd like the work you upload to be easy to see and professional looking.
2. We're looking for someone who can upload the weekly challenge, along with additional random layouts on a fairly regular basis.
3. We're looking for designers who are fairly flexible with their creations; of course, we'll probably be picking you based on your unique 'style', but if a challenge calls for a break away from that, a good designer should be capable of adapting. In addition, you should be comfortable working on altered items and/or home decor items.
4. If you do design for another store, the product lines they carry should be different from what MDC carries.
5. DT term will be for six months. During that time, you will be offered discounts and special promotions not available to other customers. In addition, we'll link your blog and promote your work as much as possible!

OK, I guess that about covers it! Please feel free to contact Tamara at the email dress above if you have ANY questions! Thanks SO much for your interest - can't wait to see what you create!


Carla (cmsuto) said...

Great sketch, Maria! All your samples are fantastic! Here is a card I made using the sketch:
Thanks for the fun challenge and the chance to play along!

Robin said...

Your cards are all beautiful! I'm definately going to be using this sketch!

Dawn said...

You guys are making my head swell! I am SO happy you liked my card! Here is the one I made using the sketch... Hope you enjoy it!

Jeannie said...

Great sketch and I've uploaded my creation to splitcoaststampers as well as my blog.


Kathryn said...

Wonderful Card and BEAUTIFUL samples from your Design Team!

Here is my card:

The Stamper's Touch said...

What a fun sketch, and what a fabulous blog! I just found it and am so glad I did!! Here's a link to my card found on SCS as well as my blog.


Kristen said...

Love all the DT creations and the sketch was lots of fun too! I am using it for some of my Christmas cards this year. You can see it at my blog. It will be at the bottom of the post.

Carla said...

Here's mine! This is a great sketch! I also uploaded it to my SCS gallery, but I forgot the key word, so I need to go add that!


Dawn Marie said...

You can see what I did with this sketch on my blog! Thanks so much, I love playing along with you ladies!

debbiemom23cs said...

Here is a link to my card. This is a great sketch.

Debbie Seyer

Melissa said...

What a great sketch! Here is my card:

sarahw said...

Really fun sketch and great site. Please check out my card at

Kimmie0270 said...

Here's my entry on my blog!

thread-bare said...

Have just found your blog & what a fab sketch. You can find my card here

Cara said...

I'm also new to this blog. What a fun sketch! I've uploaded my card to SplitCoast as well as my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Scrappychick said...

Not in time for the prize, but here is my card for the challenge :)
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