Sunday, November 13, 2016

DT Call...Are you up for the challenge?

 Wow! Can you beilieve it?! The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge Blog is just a little over two years old!  The Link Up officially came on line in its new home here (its first year was on my personal blog) back in October of 2014.  At that time we ran a DT Call and then proceeded to introduce you all to our sponsors, and then our team, who joined us in December. The first actual Link Up began in January 2015 and we've had two other DT Calls since that time.

It has been another wonderful year thanks to our team members, our generous sponsors, and of course, YOU our players!  We appreciate those of you who have been with us from the start, those of you who play when you can, and those of you who are brand new to us this month!  Without all of you, this Link Up couldn't exist.

It also cannot exist without a team to inspire you all each month. While we haven't had a lot of turnover, we have had some, so it is time to add to our team once again!

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up has turned two and we are looking for a few more people to join our dynamic Design Team.

  1. Do you currently have an active blog?
  2. Do you love to create Christmas and other holiday cards?
  3. Are you comfortable working with digital images, digital sentiments and digital papers?
  4. Do you love to have fun and hang out with like-minded crafters (i.e., people who are easy-going, friendly, caring, open minded, supportive, etc.)?
  5. Do you love to create for the sake of creating and to help inspire others?
  6. Can you take good clean/clear pictures of your work?
  7. Can you meet a deadline?
 If you answered yes to the above questions, then you should keep reading to find out what else you need to do in order to apply for a spot on The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Design Team

We’re looking for a few enthusiastic, dedicated, dependable, team-oriented, designers to join us.

Prior Design Team experience not required.

What do you need to do? 
First of all, you must have a blog that you keep current. 

Next, send us an email to serve as your DT Application.  It must include the following information:
  1. Your name and blog address.
  2. Why you think you’d be a good fit with The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.
  3.  Let us know what your experience is working within a design team.  If you don’t have any DT experience, that is okay too!
  4. Please attach three (3) different Christmas cards showcasing your talent (don’t worry, it doesn’t matter how new you are to card making).  These projects can be pre-existing cards.  However, we’d like one (1) of those cards to showcase you using digital papers since you will be using digital papers on ALL the cards you create as part of this team.  Additionally, at least one of the cards you choose to share with us needs to feature a digital image that you have coloured in yourself since you will be colouring in sponsor's images each month as well.  If you don't have any digi papers but want to give it a shot then you can grab a freebie HERE.  Additionally, you can find four other holiday themed papers HERE.  Please note that you can use digital papers the same way you use digital images--you can easily resize the paper and then print it out and cut it out to attach to your card base.  Using digital papers does not mean that we are expecting a digital card--although digital cards are welcome--in fact the majority of the cards the team makes are traditional type cards.
  5. Any other relevant information you’d like to share.

What do you get?
We are NOT looking for people who are into design teams just to grab every digi they can; or, for people whose sole mission is to promote themselves.  If that is you, then I’m afraid you just won’t be a good fit with us.  HOWEVER, if you love to have fun, enjoy colouring digital images, are willing to work with digital papers, and want to help inspire your fellow Design Team members along with our readers, then this is the place for you!  And of course, each month you'll have the opportunity to work with sponsor's images and be given a selection of digital papers to work with. 

Other Details…
  1. Terms are for six months long (with an option to extend if mutually agreeable).  Your first official card and post will be due in February or possibly January if we can get you set up in time.
  2. You will be assigned to one of two teams--the Sleigh Belles, whose cards are showcased at the start of the challenge, or the Merry Maidens whose cards are showcased during the midway.  On average you will need to create 1 project a month. 
  3. You may be asked to participate in special events, i.e. blog hops, etc. but these will be planned and discussed well in advance.
  4. All group communication and file uploading will take place on a special blog for DT Members so you will need to become comfortable working within the Blogger environment.  It is a private group and only The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up DT members will have access to it. 

So, are you up for the challenge?  

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team AND can meet the obligations outlined above, please send us an email to the_12_moc_linkup {at} outlook {dot} com (or by clicking HERE to bring the address up in your email program).  Please put "12 MoC DT Application" in the subject line.  Please submit your application by December 15th.  This will allow us time to get new members set up on the DT blog and them set up for their first official challenge in February or possibly January if there is enough time to do so.

For more information regarding how the link up began, please check out the Introductions tab at the top of the page. To find out more details on how the link up works, please check out the Challenge Details tab.

Please help to spread the word...

We would love it if you could please let your own readers know about the challenge by adding our DT Call Badge to your sidebar.

In closing, both Pat and I would just like to say, thank you so much for your interest in applying for our design team!  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing all of your creations! We can’t wait to see who will be joining our incredible group!


cohenna said...

I can not send mail :( mail back to me :(

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Cohena, I'll be in touch with you as soon as I possibly can. With just a few days before Christmas though, it might not be until next week but I will definitely write you as soon as I am able.

Lisa D.