Sunday, March 1, 2015

Design Team Call

We are looking to add to our Design Team.

Design Team Call Out

We are looking for a couple more Creative Crafters to join our Design Team. If you think you can fill the shoes of one of the team then check out the criteria below and apply today. Were looking forward to expanding our team.
Deadline is March 15, 2015
You will start April 1, 2015 - At least 6 months. We can extend our time together after that if both parties are accepting.

We will be searching for 2 Design Team members, maybe more.
  • You must be very creative and able to think outside the box. I am looking for someone who can do clean cut and also very elaborate with lots of decoration. 
  • Must be able to post on your given day each week. That is 4 projects a month. 
  • One project per month must include a video uploaded to our channel and done strictly for us. Link posted in blog post. 
  • Must have good photography and social media skills. Must take part in promoting our site and Facebook page.
  • Must be an active blog poster.
  • Must display our store badge on your blog.
We will also be searching for 1 Video Designer to upload how to videos of projects. 
  • This person will create 2 elaborate videos a month for The Rubber Buggy's You Tube Channel showing how to make the project you created using products from our store.
    Design Team Members Receives:
  • Monthly store credit of $30.00. This is so you can craft with the products that you enjoy working with. You will also receive a 30% discount on all other purchases from our store.
  • You will get a store badge to post on your blog.
  • Name, bio and blog link on our blog.
       Video Designer Receives:
  • Same as above.

    How to Apply:
First off, tell us which position you are applying for. Yes, you can apply for both but make sure you can fulfill the obligation of both.
Tell us about you, your crafting experience and why you would like to be part of our team.
Tell us where you are from.
Tell us about any other design teams you have been on. You do not have to have been on any other design team before.
Submit links to any galleries or social media sites you would like us to take a look at.
Send us 3-4 projects of your best work and 1 video that you made. Need not be our products for the submission.
Email all the above information to:
therubberbuggy@gmail.com
Subject line: Design Team 2015

Successful candidates will be required to send us a head shot photo for our website.
Deadline is March 15, 2015.
We will post the successful candidates on our Facebook page and as a followup here on this page.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

From My Sister

Good Morning Everyone.

I thought I would share a tag my sweet sister sent me through a text. First off, let me explain, she lives in a truck with her husband and they drive all over the country for Swift. So I am not sure how one would get any crafting done but she apparently finds a way. I know she spends hours watching videos and just wanting to be home with her entire stash of crafting supplies so she can put all that new found inspiration to good use, but for now, its onward trucking.

Anyway, here is the tag and it is amazing at that.





Here is what she said she used:

Floral Copics, Julie Nutting Stamp and tag pad, Gelato sticks and Illusions stamps.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

I miss you a Lot

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a fun new stamp and coordinating die from WPlus9 Studios.  Her name is Miss You Lots.  She has a coordinating die which cuts her wonderfully.

The background was created with papers from Graphic 45 and Wild Rose Studios.  I inked around the edges of the paper with Walnut Ink.

 
Isn't she the sweetest?  I colored her with Copic Markers.



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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Faux lasercut card

Hi everyone!

Pi here with a card.
This was the first time I tried this faux lasercut look technique.


I'm sure you can find really good tutorials on youtube. But in short, you use an intricate diecut and then assemble it intertwined with itself. On this card I only used two diecuts, but if you have a smaller diecut or a larger window you want to use three or four pieces. Below you can see which die I used. The Rubber Buggy carries a number of beautiful dies that you'll do wonderful with this technique, you'll see me do this more :)

Wild Rose Studio - Cutting Die - Butterfly Burst
To add some interest and texture I stamped some cracks in the background and added some flat back crystals. I finished the card by wrapping some ribbon and twine around the bottom for balance. Then I made a small cluster of flowers - super easy :)



Products from the store:
WRS butterfly burst die
White lace w white satin center
Bakers twine, seafoam
WOC 10mm open roses
WOC 15mm open roses 
Flatback crystals
Kaisercraft clear stamp crackle


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thinking of You

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today.

The store has some amazing stamps and the one I used today is from Stamping Bella - it's called Winnie Peeking Out the Window and she is lovely.  And since my grandmother's name was Winifred (Winnie, for short), I just had to have her.



Winnie was colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut. 


 
The 5 1/2"  card was created from kraft cardstock and several layers of papers from Annabelle's Garden was added.


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Belated Dec daily with Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone!
Pi here

Yikes! Time does fly, doesn't it?
Can you believe that we're already past one and a half month into 2015?

I have just finished my December daily and I'm a bit disappointed in myself, but I'll learn from my mistakes and am just glad to get it done, at the moment...









This was my first serious attempt, I've been watching other people's Dec daily on youtube and was really excited. But I chose the wrong format. I was trying to fit it in my 12x12 PL album, thinking that it would work on a weekly basis as my regular PL - well... WRONG!!!

I had the worst time trying to fit photos, journaling and embellishment in that small space... I should have known better... My regular PL contains alot of photos. I probably has thousands of photos of my darling, now 4 months old (?!), baby boy. At last, hybrid scrapbooking turned out to be the solution. So I have been fiddeling with photoshop too...

Next year I will try to make a 12x12 per day instead. I got the wonderful idea from this talented lady on youtube. Nicole911 - you probably already know her ;)
And the best part is, I can get started much much earlier than December. I did consider chucking my poor attempt for 2014 and start over. But as I'm including it in my son's "first year" I didn't want it to take up so much space, compared to the rest of the year.

I have to admit, the photos lies - as I don't want to show photos of my baby (oh, believe me. I do want to show him off, but am afraid the pics could end up in wrongful hands), I have added some other more neutral pics.

Products used from the store:
Lawn Fawn Collection kit Snowy days
Lawn Fawn stamp & die set Snowy days
Lawn Fawn stamp set Deck the halls

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hot Air Balloon Wish

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today sending you hot air wishes.

I used a selection of papers from Graphic 45 and Wild Rose Studio.




I die cut the hot air balloon from white cardstock and added a little color with Walnut Ink and Wild Rose Ink.



The hot air balloon was added with foam adhesives for dimension.

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