Tuesday, May 26, 2009

WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO Lots of fun stuff happening at Scrap N Art!!!

Check it out! There is a DT call, contests, and more going on. I gotta tell you, the kits and products you will get to use are AMAZING and you will learn firsthand about some of the newest and hottest companies around!!! The staff are all very, very nice, and super great to work with. Here are the deets about the call, you should all go apply if it looks like something you are ready for -

Would You Like to Design for Scrap n' Art? Here's Your Chance!
Scrap n' Art Magazine is adding two additional paper crafting designers to its staff.

Candidates should meet the following requirements prior to applying:

3-5 years experience in paper crafting (scrapbooking, card making, altered art, mini albums, etc.)
Training and/or experience in creative writing and/or craft-related educational writing
Be on a maximum of 1 other design team currently or be freed from additional design team commitments by 1 September 2009.

Previous publication experience is not necessary, though it is always taken into consideration. Scrap n' Art extends one year contracts which are renewable at the publication's discretion.

Please note that Scrap n' Art is unable to hire designers, writers, or editors at this time that reside outside the continental United States. We do however, encourage you to submit your artwork for publication so that when this policy changes we will be familiar with your portfolio.

Some of the Benefits of working for Scrap n' Art

Access to new release products before they hit the market.
Generous bi-monthly product packages that are some of the most valuable in the industry.
Exclusive supply benefits in addition to product packages.

Opportunity to attend Winter and Summer CHA

Paper designer candidates should submit:

Images of 10 projects they feel are a fair representation of the quality and style of their paper crafting work. These should include a mix of cards, scrapbook pages of varying sizes, a mini album, and an altered art project.
Creative writing sample, such as a previously published or unpublished article, tutorial, product review or demo, video script, or educational document related to crafting. Please note that blog posts and informal writing samples will not be accepted. Writing samples must be in proper document format, and meet the submission requirements specified below.

Send the above information as attachments to submissions@scrapnart.com. Please submit resumes and texts in .txt, .doc, or .pdf format. Layouts, photos, and project images should be submitted as .jpg images. Please make sure your photos and scanned images are large enough for us to see the details. All emails will receive a response within 48 hours.

The free digital kits in the current issue are fabulous too! Go check everything out here

Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Hope to see some familiar faces soon!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Hope you all have a fabulous Mother's Day! I just found out that I am the best mother in the universe. :) I have a plaque to prove it too! My darling daughter bought it for me for Mother's Day.

Today I will be working on projects, as I don't have to cook dinner. we are celebrating Mother's Day later, when we can all get together. So today is my play today, YIPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

I hope you all have a lovely and blessed day.

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!