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Forum: General Stamping Talk 07-01-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Hahaha good question, isn't it? Frankly, it can...

Hahaha good question, isn't it?
Frankly, it can be a lot of fun, it often is. People wouldn't keep doing it for years otherwise. If I was paid well enough, I'd probably still happily do it.
(and I...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 06-30-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Oh man, I LOVED what you wrote on marketing,...

Oh man, I LOVED what you wrote on marketing, Coke, tutorials, etc. wavejumper. So well put.

To answer your questions. (keep in mind I haven't done it for 1,5 years!)

The usual requirement for...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 06-30-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
It certainly is the case sometimes, but again, I...

It certainly is the case sometimes, but again, I WAS paid by the small, one-person businesses. They couldn't afford anything but pocket money for their DT members, but they try their best.
Big...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 06-30-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
I can't be certain of how it looks now (from what...

I can't be certain of how it looks now (from what I heard, nothing changed), but it's the big companies that are often more likely to not pay or abuse the contract. That was certainly my experience,...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 06-29-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Funnily enough, I heard of many paper crafting...

Funnily enough, I heard of many paper crafting businesses that forbid re-selling DT product. You can get kicked out if they find out. You can keep it forever, or gift to a friend, but not sell...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 06-29-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Aw, thanks Mary Rose! You're very kind :* ...

Aw, thanks Mary Rose! You're very kind :*
People who live off hating can be found everywhere, unfortunately. I didn't expect to find them in our community, that's all. I left it behind, nothing...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 06-27-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Elizabeth, this is the exact reason I give to...

Elizabeth, this is the exact reason I give to people who say that "it's a hobby", "but you like doing it" and such. It's not a crime to love your job, in fact that's one of the most swell things that...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 06-26-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Lynne, I agree that Design Teams are a lifeblood...

Lynne, I agree that Design Teams are a lifeblood of just about any paper crafting business. Majority would have no chance of existence otherwise. Heck, even stores have their DT's, not only design...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 06-26-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Thank you Bev, for your kindness and an extremely...

Thank you Bev, for your kindness and an extremely well written personal account! I'm humbled.
I've been revisiting this subject over and over again, in retrospection. I've been called names for...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-30-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Oh goodie, the tendency is certainly reassuring!...

Oh goodie, the tendency is certainly reassuring! :D
I do love the fact that the company is paying postage fees. It's uncommon.
I'm not sure if they're only accepting US - based peeps, but I assume...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-21-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Thank you Em, I appreciate it :) I left it all...

Thank you Em, I appreciate it :)
I left it all behind a long time ago and I'm in a much better place now!
I know there are *amazing* business owners out there and I had the pleasure to meet many...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-21-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Hi Em, thank you for chiming in! It's commendable...

Hi Em, thank you for chiming in! It's commendable that a company owner decided to speak up.
I'll tell you about my experience that turned out to be a big game changer. And I apologize in advance...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-19-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
I had an affiliate program set up with SSS and it...

I had an affiliate program set up with SSS and it did work better than the DT compensation. It wasn't raining coconuts for sure but I could justify an odd crafty purchase with the earnings :) I...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-19-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Thanks wavejumper, I too am very happy that the...

Thanks wavejumper, I too am very happy that the discussion is going, because I would love to see a slight shift in the industry. The way I see it, the more we all talk about it, the more the issue is...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-18-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
There's a practice among small businesses with...

There's a practice among small businesses with strong social media appearance, that bears resemblance to Design Teams, and it's employing brand reps / brand enthusiasts.
It has the same purpose - to...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-18-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
I can honestly tell you that people on DT's...

I can honestly tell you that people on DT's rarely have the time to enjoy the community any more. It's silly 'cause the hype built around the whole idea is so big, that we flock around any...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-18-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Very interesting points both ways, wavejumper. ...

Very interesting points both ways, wavejumper.

How I see it, it's true what your husband said - DT work has all characteristics of a freelance design job and should be treated as one.
DT work...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-18-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Haha! Thank you! <3 Just popped in after I saw...

Haha! Thank you! <3 Just popped in after I saw your comment on my blog. I appreciate that you shared the post.
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-18-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,981
Posted By Chupa
Thank you for sharing, maryrose :grin:

Thank you for sharing, maryrose :grin:
Forum: Ways to Use It 05-14-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,764
Posted By Chupa
I haven't played in a SCS challenge for ages!...

I haven't played in a SCS challenge for ages! Here's mine:
Some birdies (//www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2192156?nocache=1)
Forum: Card Sketches 04-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,186
Posted By Chupa
Finally made it with my card for this wonderful...

Finally made it with my card for this wonderful sketch!
It's your day! (//www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2175294?&cat=500&ppuser=241983)
Forum: Card Sketches 03-20-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 61,492
Posted By Chupa
Thanks for the fun sketch, Korin! Kaylee...

Thanks for the fun sketch, Korin!

Kaylee (//www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2163573?&cat=500&ppuser=241983)
Forum: Card Sketches 02-22-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,764
Posted By Chupa
Here's mine! The sketch was bit altered, but I...

Here's mine! The sketch was bit altered, but I had heaps of fun with it :)

Me & You (//www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2147714?&cat=500&ppuser=241983)
Forum: Card Sketches 02-02-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,468
Posted By Chupa
Great sketch, Korin, thanks! :) You are my song...

Great sketch, Korin, thanks! :)
You are my song (//www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2135112?&cat=500&ppuser=241983)
Forum: Inspiration 01-28-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,856
Posted By Chupa
I haven't played for months, but that website is...

I haven't played for months, but that website is a big hit in my books :)
You'll be missed (//www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2131696?&cat=500&ppuser=241983)
I was inspired by this pillow:...
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