Archive | October 12, 2012

Jobs | Scrapbook Artist – Close To My Heart

Looking for a new gig? Direct sales company Close To My Heart has shared with Scrapbook Update that they have the following position available at their Pleasant Grove, Utah headquarters:

Scrapbook Artist

Close To My Heart, a leader in the scrapbook and stamp industry, is looking for a full-time Scrapbook Artist to be a member of our art studio. This position will support the Creative Marketing team through the design and creation of artwork for printed and online collateral, making sure all are on time, on budget, and on strategy. Artwork may include layouts, handmade cards, 3-D items, and home décor.

Qualifications & Responsibilities:
• Create artwork for semi-annual catalog
• Self starter
• Deadline driven
• Problem solver
• Respond well to feedback
• Remain creative under strict guidelines
• Understand and follow trends both inside/outside of the scrapbooking industry
• Interest in scrapbooking and/or crafting
• Excellent organization skills with attention to detail
• One year experience scrapbooking and stamping preferred, but not required
• Working knowledge of Photoshop is a plus
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Gallery Highlights | 10.11.2012

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week!

This week’s finds include some gorgeous layouts that are sure to inspire you. I found some really fun single-photo layout designs this week as well as a gorgeous holiday card – it’s almost that time! Let’s go take a look at them and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – You can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Killing Time by scrappyJedi

Melissa used an Instagram photo as the focal point of this layout about her brother. Balancing a design that only uses a single small photo can be very tricky but Melissa did a fantastic job on this layout by adding stencil paper across the middle of the page and underneath the photo. The stencil paper reinforces her reading theme and balances the photo beautifully. She added lots of fun tags and embellishments both to the top and bottom of the page and around the photo. The result is a beautiful design!

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