Tuesday, October 30, 2007

DT Call at Scrapbookeronline.com

Scrapbooker Online Design Team Search

Scrapbooker Online, your one stop on the internet for scrapbooking supplies and ideas will be 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

Good luck ladies. Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you and seeing your wonderful work.

Maryfrances Fabbri, SBO owner,
at mfabbri@scrapbookeronline.com
NO later then December 3rd


Sunday, October 07, 2007

An update!

September was a busy month for us with Seth being off track & having football - but I think we have settled back down & Seth is back in school and we still have football ! :)

Today there is a chill in the air so it really feels & looks like fall since the insane winds we have had the past few days have knocked a lot of the leaves off of the trees AND a pumpkin has replaced our flower pots on our front porch! :)

After yesterday's game we are 5 & 0!! These little guys play their hearts out & it's has been an amazing journey to watch them develop into little players!!

Yesterday's game was even more exciting because SETH CAUGHT A TOUCH DOWN PASS!! That's right!! WAHOOOOOO!!!!

This is our first time being involved in sports as a family & it really tests my strength as an adult - I play fair ... Seth's coaches are sooo strong on ethics & sportsmanship that we were def. placed on the right team ... BUT sooo many parents and coaches are mean, they lie & cheat for their teams & it is sad - I really feel bad for the boys on their teams.

A very cool thing at Seth's game yesterday was that Ed McCaffrey an ex-Denver Bronco (one of my FAVORITE players) was at the game - his kiddo plays on the opposing team. The boys were v. excited to learn a Denver Bronco was watching the game! :)

For Seth keeping track:

Game #1 55 - 7
Game #2 35 - 12
Game #3 39 - 34
Game #4 61 - 14
Game #5 30 - 12

Three more games left, we are told they are HARD TEAMS ... and going into yesterday's game we were one of two undefeated teams left & the other one we play in the upcoming weeks.

Here are a few pics from Saturday's game: