Only our name is shabby ... your project need not be!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's a shabby DESIGN TEAM CALL!

Here it is ... the long-awaited and much-anticipated DESIGN TEAM CALL at The Shabby Tea Room!!  The Shabby Girls cannot wait to see your creativity and inspiration shine and hope to see many of you submit your creations for a chance to earn one of FIVE available spots on The Shabby Tea Room Design Team!

Please read the following INSTRUCTIONS and REQUIREMENTS very carefully as your ability to follow these instructions and submit complete projects and applications will directly impact your success on making the Design Team! 

Creativity + Inspiration = FUN!
The Shabby Tea Room is looking for a few creative designers to join our team of Shabby Girls!
This call will be open until August 31st at 12 pm EST.   The new Shabby Girls will be chosen and notified by September 1st.

Here are the details regarding requirements of the position and instructions on how to applyIf you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me before you submit!
  • Actively post to your own blog in English
  • Participate in our weekly challenges for six months
  • Ability to print and work with digital images, acrylic stamps, dies, embellishments, templates, ribbons, trims (as supplied by our weekly sponsors)
  • Comment on participant submissions as per your two assigned rotation numbers
  • Link to our challenge blog, your fellow Design Team members, post our pink Tea Pot blinkie and Design Team Badge on your blog sidebar or featured page
  • Join our Design Team Yahoo Group to receive and post DT assignment info
  • Create a theme and host a weekly challenge once every six weeks per your DT rotation

What the Shabby Girls are searching for:  
  • High quality work
  • Ability to photograph your work well and brightly lit
  • Ability to follow the directions in the Design Team Application
  •  Fun, social, out-going, creative, happy-spirited individuals who love to create with paper, stamps and glue and who love to share with and inspire others
What this team offers:
  • Sponsor digital images, stamps, papers, templates, embellishments, ribbons
  • Fun and creative inspiration along with a 'family-like' team atmosphere
  • Links to your blog from our Challenge Blog and your fellow Shabby Girls' blogs
  • Blog community socialization, friendship, creativity, inspiration ... FUN
  • A Six-Month Design Team Term beginning on September 16, 2013 and running through March 18, 2014
How to Apply:

1. Become a follower of The Shabby Tea Room
2. Email with subject "DT Application" as subject
3. Include the following in your email:
  • Full Name
  • Blog Address
  • Current and previous Design Team experience (current or past DT experience is not required)
  • Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you would like to be a Shabby Girl
  • Submit a newly created card and/or project (never before shared on your blog) based on the following INSPIRATION PHOTO.  You may be inspired by the colors, theme, objects in photo or all of the above!  Remember ... we ARE The Shabby Tea Room, so we really adore anything shabby, vintage and tea-related, but these design styles are not all inclusive, ALL design styles are welcome and will be considered.  Please ATTACH your submission to your e-mail.  We are looking for your BEST WORK, so let your creativity soar and 'wow us' with your application projects!
You may submit as many times as you wish.  Only your first application will require all of the above ... any subsequent applications need only include 'DT Application' in the subject like of your e-mail, your name in the body and a picture of your submission attached to the e-mail. 

GOOD LUCK to all who apply!  The Shabby Girls cannot wait to see your beautiful creations!


Tina M said...

What a perfect inspiration picture you have chosen! The Shabby gals are so talented and sweet. I would love to throw my name into the hat for a chance to work with them! Thank you so much for having an open call.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Awesome! I've been wanting to play this challenge since I found you a few days back and now I'll try for this too! LOVE! Thanks!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful photo to inspire your future candidates! Good luck to all!

Elena Volchkova said...

With pleasure would like to participate! But ... my blog is in a different language :) Good luck!

Rina said...

Scouring my crafty goodies to find just the right items for this DT call :)


ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Oh how I WISH I could try out! I'm on 5 teams already. If i wasn't so busy I'd apply; your site, tram, and projects are wonderful!

chitra said...

Hello :)
Getting inspired i have created and sent my creation for DT
Waiting for results....

Jennifer Grace said...

Exciting! I've shared this on the Design Team Calls list at, I hope that's okay! x

Lesley said...

How exciting! Good luck to all!

WOCC- said...

I love your site .. and I am throwing my "card" into the contest. I hope you like it.. It would be a great honor to be apart of your team!
Congratulations on your call!

Beverly said...

I love this blog...hope you like my style...thanks for the opportunity to "audition".