Thursday, February 19, 2009

If You Sent in a DT Application

For all the lovely ladies that sent in applications to be on the Design Team so far, first of all, thank you! and secondly, I personally reply to ALL applications sent in, so if you sent yours in and I have not replied after a few days, chances are that I have not received it for some reason or another!

I have already had a number of applicants who I might not have known were even applying if they hadn't sent me follow up emails! Yikes! So I just wanted to make sure that everybody who takes the time to apply actually gets their application in! If you don't hear back from me after a few days, shoot me another email or resend! Like I said, I respond to all applications sent in, so that should be a pretty good indicator whether or not I got your app.

I'd hate for anybody who applies to not even be considered due to some stupid technical error!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Pre-Challenge and a RAK! **UPDATE**

Bored of just waiting for the design team to be announced and for Punk Rock Scrappers to get this show on the road already?

How about a little pre-challenge with the chance to win a RAK?


For this little challenge, let's see a layout where you list the top 10 things that irritate you, annoy you, that you can't stand, that you just really fucking hate and wish would explode. I feel like the things that piss a person off reveal more about them than a list of their favorites do. These things can be ANYTHING. Celebrities, objects, places, TV shows, stupid fads, ideas that suck, whatever you want! It doesn't even have to be a layout necessarily!

Now, there will probably be things on your list that you may be afraid to put on this list for fear of offending others, but you should ignore your inhibitions and just express your 100% honest feelings! That is, after all, what Punk Rock Scrappers is all about! On that same note, you will probably see things that YOU find offensive on somebody else's layout, in which case you should just put on your big girl panties and take it with a grain of salt and a lot of humor. Being thick-skinned is a necessity here! Absolutely no attacking others for their views, even if they're just plain wrong, and be respectful and tolerant of differences, even if they're a little (or a lot) offensive! After all, this isn't junior high =)

Can't wait to see how everyone rawks this!
And remember, have fun! That's the most important part!

Just leave a link to your layout in the comments, by the 22nd of Feb (no biggie if you're late, there isn't a concrete set-in-stone deadline for this) or you can email it to punkrockscrappers (at) live (dot) com.

Can't wait to see everyone's awesomely wicked creations!

YOU CAN STILL SEND IN YOUR LAYOUTS FOR THIS! Normally for the regular challenges I'll be a little more strict, but like I said, this deadline is hardly a deadline at all, and it's mostly just for fun and prizes, so feel free to participate! Screw the due date this time! You will still be in with a chance for a RAK!

Alright, for the chance for the RAK, get in your layouts by midnight US central time zone! Usually the design team will vote on and pick winners, but we don't have a design team yet LOL so I'll be doing a random drawing this time. Thanks to everyone for participating!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Design Team Search **Revised**

Punk Rock Scrappers needs some talented and unique scrappers to join the design team!

We are looking for anywhere between 3-7 design team members to join us. We are specifically looking for designers who are a little bit different, a little quirky and offbeat. Definitely not your typical scrapbooker! If your layouts and projects tend to be nongeneric, incorporate lots of non-scrap-related items or use the usual items in new and funky ways, or you're simply not afraid to work outside of your comfort zone, this is a great opportunity! Are your layouts considered a little too risque for other sites or you feel like it's just not what everybody ELSE thinks a good layout looks like? Not here! At Punk Rock Scrappers, you can go on being your naughty artistic self!

You do not have to have purple hair, pirecings, and tattoos on your face, or even like punk rock! This is all about having attitude and originality! It's about flipping the bird to the status quo and daring to ignore your critics!

To apply:

-Submit two (2) layouts, of any size. They can be new, they can be old, we just want to see your style! You may also, if you like, submit an alternate project in addition to the two layouts, such as a card, mini-book, collage, or altered art, etc. though this is not required to apply. There are no restrictions! Have fun, get messy, and create!

-In addition to the first two layouts, submit one (1) NEW layout showcasing your personality. This can be about virtually anything! It can be about your personal philosophy in life, your crazy antics, something incredible you did, how you broke out of the mold, your loud rebellious side, a tattoo you got while not entirely sober... whatever! Be creative and have fun with this! We want to see how you RAWK!

-Write a few paragraphs about yourself! What's make you not the typical scrapbooker? We want to get a real feel for your personality, so babble on!

-List links to your blogs, galleries, resume, etc. So we can spy on you!

-Include your city and country (you do not need to give us your full address). International applicants are welcome to apply!

-Email all of these toDrew (DT coordinator) at punkrockscrappers (!at) live (!dot) com by February 28, 2009, midnight, Central Time U.S.


The terms are six months long, with the requirement of two layouts or projects every month, due one day before the challenge is revealed. You must link to us in your blog and forums wherever allowable, within reason of course. Don't worry, you do not have to become our spam-bot. Just let people know that you design for us!

As a designer, you will receive specific products, scrap kits, and random non-scrap items to incorporate into your challenges.

You are required to leave comments for each participant's layout/project.

You absolutely must have fun! Or else!

Thanks for taking an interest in our site, and we hope you consider applying! Lack of experience is not a problem, and can actually be considered a good thing, because then we know you are not overextending yourself and can devote more of your creative energies to our challenges, although we also welcome experienced applicants!

If you have questions, don't hesitate to email us!