Friday, February 24, 2012

WANTED: creative, fun, laid back, easy going, i love my craft sort of gals.

i was gonna GOOGLE design team calls. 
after being in this industry with Unity for ALMOST 4 years - you would think running a design team call would be "old hat" - for me - it is not.

i keep my girls forever and ever.
as long as they will have ME. :) 
hee, hee. 

i still have SO MANY of my ORIGINAL gals on my team.
way back from 2008.
and i love them.
so much.
i love the girls that have come along for the journey since then SO VERY MUCH.
they are a HUGE source of GRATITUDE in my life. 
HUGE.
one of my FAVORITE parts of Unity.
not to mention the gals who have journeyed on.
blessed to have crossed paths.
so blessed.


they have put BOTH their creative energy out there for unity CONSISTENTLY as well as
made a PERSONAL INVESTMENT into unity.
they are supportive and sweet
they are tolerant and flexible.
they go with the flow.
and they WORK HARD on VERY SHORT and spur of the moment WHIMS of mine.
they go above and beyond when their lives allow it.
they do JUST what is expected when life gets busy.
i love that.

HERE IS THE DEALIO

i'm tellin' ya - i APPEAR organized.
i TRY to be organized.
sometimes i AM organized.
sometimes.
{rarely}
but as a whole - we just have FUN and we make pretty stuff.
with a schedule put together each month by sweet maria.

i am very flexible.
family, and life comes FIRST always.
however - i do always HOPE AND EXPECT the best. 
you are here to PROMOTE UNITY.
i expect that.
consistently.
:) 

i tolerate only kindness and compassion within the team.
that is what we have now.
nobody on our team keeps "track" of each other.
we live in an adult world of ZERO comparisons of WHO is doing what.
we support one another.
encourage one another.
enjoy one another.

if one gal makes 10 projects a month, cause her creative FLOW is there.
and one gal does JUST what she is scheduled to do {no more, no less} - I LOVE THAT.

so i guess to sum it all up.
don't expect ANYTHING of me as the owner of unity.

don't expect ANYTHING of your fellow unity design team members.
JUST EXPECT of yourself. 
no keeping track. no drama. 
i won't allow it for ONE MINUTE.
Take the opportunity of being on the Unity Design Team and RUN WITH IT.
Gracefully.


....cause i PROMISE you - great things will happen for those that take the time to USE this position and FLY.
{i encourage flying, just so you know}



ALL I HAVE EVER wanted is  
to help people make their dreams come true, along side my own.
If I get to have a small part in that....it makes me SO HAPPY!

this isn't the normal design team call is it? 

i should just get to the nitty gritty point.

HERE was my FIRST DESIGN TEAM CALL!  

{here is a little secret - i didn't even know what a design team WAS in 2008}

Unity Stamp Company needs a design team! I would love to hear from you if you meet the criteria below:
#1: Willing to work on a SERIOUS deadline!!!!
#2: Me falling in love with your work :)
We will be taking our line of images and new product to the CHA Show in Anaheim, CA on February 10,2008. I have product coming in daily and I need some wonderfully creative people to create with them! I need sample cards, scrapbooking pages, recipe cards, tags and any other WONDERFUL project you can make for me to show off the adorable finished products my stamps can make! 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

How FUN is that? :)

Pretty Simple.
...and it WORKED OUT phenomenally for me! :) 

So we are going to run this DESIGN TEAM call very much the same. 
Sweet and Simple.

I know that there are SEVERAL of you that are on other teams. 

I know this is BACKWARDS - but I am going to be UPFRONT with what I am NOT LOOKING FOR.
{please be honest with yourself when reading my thoughts below}

 please don't apply if you are not up for spontaneous requests!
please don't apply if you run on rigid schedules and numerous TIGHT deadlines.
please don't apply if you expect me to be months ahead of things.
please don't apply if you only do well with a leader, we are ALL leaders on the team.
please don't apply if you are not flexible.
please don't apply if you love drama.

hee, hee.
please don't apply if you expect EVERYONE on the team to do the SAME amount of work.
please don't apply if you ask a million questions about every request i make.

i am ORGANIZED CHAOS.
i KNOW what i want, when i want it - NOT MONTHS ahead of time.
sometimes only days.
YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING and HAVE THE TIME to work on things SPUR OF THE MOMENT.

if.
you want to be challenged.
have fun.
have opportunity.
partake in warm friendly women that have formed this team.
enjoy your creativity - 
work within a group.
love change.

can work with digis
THEN APPLY.

this is getting long.

HERE IS WHAT I NEED.

  1. Mixed Media/Scrapbooking/Card Making individuals {dually talented} - 2 gals
  2. Card Making GURUS - hee, hee - {2 gals}
If your BIGGEST concern is what my expectations are once you are on my team - you most likely will not like the way we operate.

I will say this.

I would love as MANY projects from you that promote our Kit of the Month, SMAK KIT, Stamp of the week, Co-Brands, Unity Kits -  that your little heart desires to make.

I want you to follow the Unity Design Team Calendar - and participate in Blog Posts on the Unity Blog and your OWN Blog.
{narrows down to 3-5 posts per month - MORE if you choose}

I want you to submit to publications so that Unity graces the pages of all our AMAZING publications in this industry.

I want you to LOVE EVERY MINUTE of being on the team.

So if you are a go with the flow sort of gal.
that makes REALLY PRETTY creations.

Unity is for YOU.

I want to see YOU put UNITY into action.

Here is how to apply.

Send me an email with your BLOG ADDRESS.
{blog required}

Also please include 2 of YOUR FAVORITE creations USING UNITY STAMPS.
{you can LINK ME UP - or send photos}

One paragraph about YOU.
'cause above the CREATIVITY - who YOU are as a person matters JUST AS MUCH to me.


Please keep in mind how extremely busy we are with our small/big company.
I will do my BEST to answer any questions you have.

DISCLAIMER:
Please also remember that my decision is not based on our past friendship, it is not based on "who you are" in the industry, it is not based on HOW MANY TEAMS you have been on or "who you know" - it will be based on how I FEEL you will fill the position by adding to the style that I want within the team, AND adding to the team as a person. :)  this will be hard for me, because i know that no matter what there will be people that will be hurt  by not being chosen.  please be sure not to take my final decision personally if you are not chosen.  that is precisely the reason i stay away from these design team calls.
i know that i am going to make 4 people very happy and that others very sad.  
i don't like that very much.
{i wish i could do a blind call - but from where i sit that would be nearly impossible.}

SO!
here we go anyway.
i am tossing it up to fate and taking a deep breath!

the end. :) 

OH! 
my email.

angela@unitystampco.com

looking forward to hearing from you! :) 

We will announce our choices on NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY!
May 5th, 2012


Submission Deadline:
April 30th, 2012









{Ippity} {Ippity}

21 comments:

Lesley Langdon said...

You're the best Angela. This call is so Unity! :) It's a great place to be.

Pam said...

This is what I call an opportUNITY!!! And I love your deadline date-my birthday!! ;)

Natalie said...

I love you Angela! the BEST boss ever!!!

ajkulig said...

AAWESOME!!

Michelle said...

Wow! This post brought tears to my eyes. So excited!

Jessica said...

This is fantastic. I love that this is happening on my Birthday. I feel like it is a cause for celebration just being able to apply. Thanks for the opportunity!
:O)
Jessica

Amanda said...

You might be my fave company owner ever! I think this call made me want to buy unity stamps . . . If I had been stamping with them already, I would totally apply. I haven't been stamping in like forever though, I needed a break for life, so I'm taking it, but when I am done and get back into the swing of things, I hope I will find a call just like this one! Thanks for being you! :-)

Scrapacat said...

Oh how exciting! I will apply - I love flying (esp. by the seat of my pants) and I love Unity. Even if I don't get selected, Angela, this is an amazing opportunity!
~ky

Noelle Reese said...

I am so into this I can't keep sitting in my chair! I can't wait to try out! NSD is one of my favorite days of the year! This year Bryan and I will be celebrating 15 years! Thank you for opening it up again Ang! The lucky 4 will feel like they won the lottery, for all the rest of us nothing will change and everything will still be perfect! <3

Lisa Arana said...

I love this lady and this team! I agree with Leslie... it is a great place to be! :)

Nine said...

wow wow wow wow !!!! I love your words.... Thank you for this opportUNITY like Pam Said !

Squirlygirl said...

Application sent! Fingers and every other part of my body crossed. Good luck to everyone :)
~Hugs~
Becky
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Julia O Boo said...

So this completely justifies my Unity obsession and spending! lol It is kinda sad that you have to point out the NO DRAMA allowed on the call though. But I have heard some crazy stuff out there and basically have stayed away from DT calls because of that. So very excited to apply for this one. It's great going in knowing it is going to be a great team to have a possible opportunity to join. I met Jolande at CHA, she had tons of praises for UNITY and the DT!

Carisa said...

best design team call i've ever read! <3 and the best song was playing while I read it - which pretty much sums it up for me: Smile - b/c unity makes me smile whenever i see a card or project made, whenever I watch a video, whenever I get new stamps, I just SMILE!

Sarah Mailloux said...

I can't even imagine what a difficult decision this will be to choose from all of the amazing crafters out there!

shuggy said...

all i can say is. wow.

Christine Pennington said...

ang--you are an amazing leader!

Renee Aslette said...

Happy Dancing right now. I have been waiting for this day for months and this may be the highlight of my year. To everyone, I would like to wish you all the best of luck. This would be an amazing opportunity. This is a dream of mine, and I will still love Unity Stamp Co. regardless!!! I gotta go, I am going to be a very busy lady today! Woot Woot!!

Thienly Azim said...

Angela - you just WOW'ed me. You. are. AMAZING. Anyone would be so lucky to have you as their boss. Love how you are so passionate about your business and every thing that you do - you put your HEART into it. LOVE Unity stamps, LOVE this honest but beautifully said DT Call, and LOVE the way the company works. I think that I am going to apply. :)

Ezlie J. Perez said...

i think that was one of the best design team posts. Open. Honest. Real. and still fun. =)

Shemaine Smith said...

So excited to be welcome new team members. Words can't express how much I love being a part of this team. Angela is amazing, kind, generous, encouraging and so very much more! Good Luck to those that are applying and for those that might be a little shy...Go For It!

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