Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sharing a little card that I made for the SBO Newsletter this month.

Wishing everyone a safe evening tonight and may the Great Pumpkin fill your bag with loads of candy! :)


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Want to be a Design Team Member?

Scrapbooker Online is hiring a new Design Team for 2008! Come join one of the most creative teams on the net!

Search Timeline:
• December 3rd: Application due
• December 17th: Notification of new team
• January 1st: New team starts

You will be asked to submit three pieces of your work that have not been seen by the public. You will also be asked to submit a written essay, no more than a paragraph or two, explaining why you want to be a part of the SBO team and what interesting ideas/challenges/activities you would bring to the site.

Project Submission:
Your three submitted projects should cover the following themes or ideas:

1. Create a layout about you, your family and your love for life. Show us the real you, the fun you, the you that will shine as a member of the SBO team.
2. Create a layout depicting a challenge or contest you would bring to SBO. Create the ideal layout that would win a particular contest. Or create a layout that would fit for a weekly challenge you would hold at SBO.
3. Show us your altering side. Alter something, anything. Be creative and let you’re your craftsmanship and creativity shine through your project.

Design Team Member Responsibilities
• 6 month term appointment
• Responsible for at least 4 layouts or projects a month, using supplies provided by Scrapbooker Online or manufacturer sponsor
• All work uploaded must be of the best quality. Images or scans of work must be clean, crisp and of the best quality. You will be responsible for cropping and editing work before it is uploaded
• Must maintain a consistent and daily presence in our discussion forums and in our gallery. Consistent is defined as daily, unless extenuating circumstances occur
• Each of the 4 Design Team members will be responsible for at least 2 articles to be published on our site and in our newsletter during their 6 month term. This article will be coordinated through the DT Coordinators.
• Collaboration with other DT members on monthly layout contests or challenges, games or cybercrops.
• Responsible for QOTD (Question of the Day) for one week every two months. Schedule to be agreed upon by team.
• Will participate in Cybercrops
• Will participate in Team Meetings and Online Chats

Team Expectations: Further Explanation

Daily comments in the gallery. These comments need to be meaningful, thoughtful and appreciated by our members.

Our members take pride in our site and team. They have high expectations of the availability of their DT members. Please keep this in mind when applying for this position.

Daily posts in the forums. It is our goal at SBO to have members begin forum posts and to have members keep the boards alive. But, it takes the DT’s presence and creativity to move things along. Daily commenting in the forums is needed. Your presence is made by posting new threads and commenting to posts already made. Your posts should be thoughtful and have substance.

Our members take pride in our site and team. They have high expectations of the availability of their DT members. Please keep this in mind when applying for this position.

Wicked Awesome Thursday (WAT) uploads. It is your responsibility as a team member to keep up on WAT assignments and to upload every Thursday. These assignments are posted in the DT forum. If you are unable to upload on WAT then it is your responsibility to ask someone else to do it for you. If you are on vacation or are sick, inform a team member so no one is looking for you during WAT and wondering where you work is. Consistency is key to the team’s success.

NL (Newsletter) Articles. You will be responsible for at least one article every 3 months in our NL. Your assignment and schedule will be mutually agreed upon by Maryfrances (SBO Owner), DT Coordinators (Carolyn and Nicole) and the team.

Challenges, Contests, Cybercrop work. Your assignments and schedule will be mutually agreed upon by all team members.

QOTD (Question of the Day): You will be responsible for one week every other month. Schedule to be determined and agreed upon by the team.

• Other site DT positions are acceptable along with Manufacturers DT positions. Please be aware that if this in any way will hinder your participation at Scrapbooker Online and performing of the above responsibilities please make this careful decision beforehand.

• Consistent and relevant presence is defined as daily or as close to daily as one can accomplish. We do understand there are times when getting on line is not easy and that is understood. Our members look to our DT to show a consistent presence in both the gallery and message boards. We work as a team at SBO and all team members, both full time and guest, are required to show consistency in their work for us and their team.

• While our selection process is underway we do expect to get to know you. Please come and introduce yourself to our members. Join in on our challenges and hang out on our message boards. We want you to get to know our members and team. By getting to know you, this will allow us to make the best selection and fit for our team and the members of Scrapbooker Online.

Maryfrances Fabbri, SBO owner
NO later then December 3rd


Friday, October 26, 2007

Small catch-up...

This makes me Paper Source catalog that arrived in my mailbox. I love looking through each page, drooling over the wicked cute projects and paper goods. Makes me feel like I can make anything from bits of paper. They're a bit pricey though, so I've never ordered from them but I'd love to visit a store some day.

Well fall has definitely arrived, finally. Not complaining though. We've had such a warm season and it's been nice. Last year after coming home from our Florida vacation, I felt so down and depressed that I had to come home to snow the beginning of October. After laying on the beach in 85 degree weather, it's a shock to come home to falling snow and 30 degree temps. This year has been a little easier considering I put my fall decorations up two weeks BEFORE vacation and it's been so warm since coming home. They're saying our first frost will be Sunday night. Hoping it'll give Dad some allergy relief. Hate to see him suffer so.

Dan and I took Beijing for a walk on the bikepath this past Saturday afternoon. It was a beautiful sunny day. Took 186 photographs (and scattered them about this post) on our short walk and enjoyed every minute. The trees were such beautiful colors! Beijing rustled through the leaves and enjoyed the exercise I'm sure. A couple of people have said that lately she's putting on her winter weight. She must be getting ready for her Pug hibernation, LOL. We only walked a mile, but for me that's pretty impressive. ;)

My scrapping world needs a little boost. I feel uninspired lately and I absolutely hate that feeling. I know it happens to all of us at one time or another but it's annoying. Even all the new things I've bought just sit on my table staring at me. Sure wish they'd pop up and slap me one. My new CK and BHG have shown up in my mailbox as well, but still no inspiration. Someone better light a fire under me quick as I have SEVERAL projects that I have to get working on!! Deadlines aren't going to wait for me!

While in Florida and driving to Tampa to catch our flight home, I found a little scrap store called Scrap Happy in Bradenton and it was a cute store. LOTS of QK dies, so I bought this palm tree and this sanddollar to use with my Sizzix BigKick. Thought it was appropriate considering I'll have loads of Florida layouts soon to come! Also bought this Heidi Swapp stamp , new AC alpha stickers, Primas, Blue Hills Studio flowers and lots of paper! Now if I can only get scrapping!

Speaking of vacation, it was again divine this year. Lots of laying on the beach, sightseeing, beach-combing, eating, eating and more eating, swimming in the Gulf and in the pool at the house. We rented a PT Cruiser Convertible and it was such a fun car to get around in! Dan came out of the Alamo office in Tampa and said "which do you want...a VW Beetle (Bug) convertible or a PT Cruiser convertible. I went with the PT figuring with all our luggage it might have a bit more room! LOL! And hey...for all you camera-obsessed peeps like me, a convertible is a perfect car to get some great shots in! Just point it up and around and start shooting! ;) Will share vacation shots later...
Since September, I've been basking in the glow of owning a new Canon 30D and 2 lenses (a 50mm f/1.8 and 28-135mm IS)! I've been enjoying every second and have so much to learn. I thank my friend Becky who has ever so helpful in being patient with me, answering my many questions and helping me learn. Thanks sista!
Will post more at a later date. Enjoy the weekend everyone!