Wednesday, January 06, 2010

It's Official...I'm a Nerd !

Check it out HERE !!!
I am on the inaugural NVS Design Team !
NVS (Nerdy * Victorious * Scrappers) is a monthly collage challenge blog, and right up my alley !
If you're looking for something a little different, why not come and play along this month.
The new collage, and our DT samples will be up on the 7th (US time), and all entries are due by the last day of the respective month.
In the meantime, here is the collage on which we based our DT submissions -

It's only a short DT term, but I am so thrilled to be apart of this unique challenge site. Hope to see lots of you Aussie girls joining in ! The prize for January is quite special...and supplied by the generous Ali of
The Lovely Teaspoon. More details to follow !

In other news... my role at A Thousand Little Things has come to an end. The business has closed it's doors, and the DT are no longer required. It was a challenging position, in terms of products, but I am thankful to Anneke for the opportunity, and the lovely packs I received during my DT time. I wish Anneke and her family all the best...thanks for having me !

And finally... THE BIG ONE...

If you have ever wanted to be on a design team, then you really MUST have a go at this one !
Sonia is a wonderfully generous boss lady, with her time, scrapping knowledge and DT bonuses !
The Forever Always forum is a genuinely caring, family orientated site, where you will always feel at home. There is always someone around who will listen, offer advice, help out or whatever.
And the Forever Always DT girls are just the bees knees !!!
They are talented clever chicky babes, who never cease to amaze me !

Have I convinced you yet ?
Here are the details:

Forever Always is having a New Years Cleanout….not that we are outing the old and bringing in the new, but it is time for something fresh and new. You may have noted a few changes, each of the DT family will now have a role that they are committed to each month to create on specifically.

And we are looking to adopt…
So if you think you can add something special to our family on a monthly basis we want you….

Yes it’s a DT call but one with a difference…
we are looking for a Cybercrop Queens and Tutorial Queens….


· As Cybercrop Queen – it will be your responsibility to come up with the monthly topic, and at least 2 challenges with supporting inspirational layouts. You will also be required to be present in the forum during Cybercrops.

· As Tutorial Queen – it will be your responsibility to come up with the monthly topic and at least 2 layouts or examples to be posted in the forum and on our blog.

· Complete challenges

· Be active within our site, including daily posting in the forum and regular layouts in the gallery beyond your required role

· Help promote our family and site through blogs etc including advertising of your Cybercrop or Tutorial releases and all other sneak peaks.

· Have a love for our store and the products it contains you will also provide links to them when you have used them. (Although we understand that we don’t stock all products and the you will want to use other product at times….please be mindful of items we have in store when scrapping).

· Be on call for other jobs if needed when a family member is either sick or away.


· Being apart of the best online family there is.

· Online recognition as a Design Team Family Member this will include your portrait in the family album, your bio and layouts will be featured on the Forever Always Website, Forum, Gallery and Blog.

· Discounts and FA Shopping dollars for all items including our Retreats.

I would encourage all applicants to visit our website  and become a part of our forum to be sure this is the Design Team for you.
To apply for one of our positions, please submit a minimum of 3 examples of your work that have never been posted on the World Wide Web or in a Magazine.

If you are applying to be a Cybercrop Queen – please send us a Theme topic and four challenges showing us your skills.

If you are applying to be a Tutorial Queen – pleases send us a Tutorial showing us your skills

In addition, please answers to the following questions, and return with your submissions.

· Name:  Email address:  Location:

· How would you describe your Scrapping Style?

· Would you say that you are a master of a particular technique? YES/NO If yes what technique?

· Are you or have you already been a member of a design team? – Please list companies and/or websites with links.

· Have you had your work published before? If so where and when? Can you commit to time deadlines for techniques and class contributions?

· Do you have a blog? If so, please send the link.

· If you have work in online galleries, please provide links, so that we may view more of your work.

· Are you currently active online? If so what communities and what is your Username (please proved links)

· Why are you interested in becoming a member of our design team?

· Can you jump in and help out your FA family and complete assignments with short notice if necessary?

· Tell us what commitment means to you?

Please send submissions to
Deadline for submissions on both calls is Friday, January 29, 2010
With New roles being active in February – the new adoptee’s will be announced in the February Newsletter.

Okay...that's me done.
I'll post again when the January NVS Collage is released, and hopefully soon with some Masters news ???

Oh...and a HUGE Happy 10th Birthday to my gorgeous boy, Jacob !
Yeah, double figures !!! Hope you enjoyed the movie and your special day !
Photos coming soon !


Paula said...

Haha...always knew you were a bit of a nerd Michelle! Congrats!!! LOVE your layout, look forward to seeing future ones.
cheers x

Lynnette Davis said...

You TOTALLY rocked the DT Call collage. I absolutely LOVED it!!!

Sonia said...

Congrats Michelle....about time it was all revealed...although I had kinda guessed..LOL

love that layout.

Amie said...

That is awesome Michelle. Congratulations and yes the LO is just stunning
Hugs Amie xx