Friday, October 28, 2016

Stamping for the Holidays


With the holidays fast approaching, the assembly line card making frenzy is upon us.  We are going to shed some light on how you can get all of your cards out the door and with your sanity intact!


We also have a special sponsor for this episode with a FABULOUS giveaway to help you with all of your holiday stamping needs!  All you have to do is listen to the podcast, let us know what your holiday card plans are in the comments on our blog or on our So Suzy Podcast Facebook Page.



SHOW NOTES


  1. Check out the MISTI in action
  2. Visit My Sweet Petunia to pick up your MISTI
  3. Make your list
  4. Design your card
  5. Get your supplies
  6. Prep your paper
  7. Set up your assembly line
  8. Put your cards together
  9. Send them out
Order your stamps online - www.usps.com
Don't forget your tape runner - my personal favorite is the 3M Scotch Tape Applicator



Friday, October 21, 2016

Build Your Crafting Community


Whether you are working toward your Dream Design Team, looking to earn some extra money or wanting to be an industry leader, it is all about building your own crafting community.  On today's podcast, we are going to show you how to build, grow and cultivate the loyalty of your followers.  We will also be discussing how our experts use social media to grow their communities and hear some fabulous tips from them when you are out promoting yourself.



MEET OUR EXPERTS

Jessica Frost-Ballas - All the Sparkle
Kymona Tracey - Kreative Kymona
Laurel Beard - Paper Crafts by Laurel Beard
Lydia Fiedler - Community and Website Manager of Splitcoaststampers, blogger and moderator of Online Card Classes Crafty Chats
Marci Snee - Stamp Junkies Admin
Steph Ackerman - Stephanie Scraps
SHOW NOTES & QUICK TIPS

Looking to have your cards published?  Try Scrap & Stamp Arts

"A crafting community is about having a venue for you to go to share ideas, encourage creativity and provide support to those around you." - Suzanne Moore

  1. Why do YOU need a crafting community?
  2. WHO do you need in your community?
  3. Build the foundation of your community
  4. Growing your community is about becoming more visible
  5. Cultivate loyalty
  6. If you get the chance, meet the people in your community


You can find more of our Quick Tips by following us on Twitter just search for #sosuzypodcast to get the latest Quick Tip.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Being on a Design Team



Have you ever wanted to be on a design team, but didn't know how?  Perhaps you are already part of a team, but you want to know how to make yourself indispensable.  Today, we are going to cover the three different perspectives of what a design team does from the point of view of the company, design team member and the audience they target.



Be sure and check out Justine's video for more information on being on a Design Team.

Company Point of View

A DT Members are:

  • Promoters
  • Influencers
  • Ambassadors
They should be:
  • Professional
  • Personable
  • Focus on Quality
  • Enthusiastic
Be able to:
  • Meet deadlines
  • Be organized
  • Be Flexible
  • Be Reliable

Design Team Member 

Benefits for a DT Member
  • Free Product
  • Exposure 
  • Funding your hobby
  • Meet new friends
Research before your join
  • Do they fit with your card making style
  • Is it a conflict of interest with your current design team 
  • How is the company's crafting community

What the Target Audience is Looking For

Why they like a design team
  • Inspiration
  • Personal relationships and interaction
  • Want something fresh and new