Wednesday, August 4, 2010

So... What Is UStamp Actually About??

Hi there!

I've had a couple of queries in my Free Pass post asking what's actually involved in UStamp.  So I thought I'd do a post about it.  :-)

This is the official blurb on the joining site:

Q&A about UStamp with Dawn & Friends!!

Q- What is UStamp with Dawn & Friends!!??
A - It is an online WORLDWIDE event where a NEW project/video is posted everyday, which includes a downloadable step by step tutorial.

Q- Who is invited to join??
A - EVERYONE is invited to join, no prior experience is necessary

Q - Do I need to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator to join??
A - No!! We have non-demonstrators from all over the world who join us and of course demonstrators are always welcome too!!

Q - Am I required to create the projects??
A - NO!! Of course we would love for you to create the projects and we even have a gallery for you to share your talents, but UStamp is all about creating when YOU want to. There are no hands on the UStamp clock...you create when YOU want to!!

Q - Do you host a Swap??
A - YES!! Members from all over the world particpate. It is not mandatory, but it sure is fun!!

Q - How long with the website remain open??
A - It is open 24/7 for several months after the last project is posted.

Q - I love to chat, do you have a chat room??
A - YES!! Our chat room is open 24/7 and it is a fabulous to make new friends from all around the world.

Q - Do you giveaway prizes??
A - Yes we do!!! and lots of them too!!


And now, here's my take on it!

UStamp is a Stampin' Up! based online event.  It's NOT run by Stampin' Up! themselves, it's run by an American demonstrator called Dawn Rapsas, with the help of other demonstrators around the world. 

Each round runs for about 3 weeks and costs US$25 to join.  What do you get for that money?  Over 40 projects!  Plus all the giveaways and challenges!  In previous rounds, the projects have ranged from cards and scrapbook pages all the way to mobiles and 3D projects.  This round is a little different in that all the designers are doing card designs.  So there will be over 160 different card designs, all using current SU! sets(that's current in the US).

So each day when you check the site, there'll be a new project. Some days there are two!  Plus there are chats and challenges to keep you busy.  :-)

I think I've covered everything, but if you have a question about it, leave it in a comment on this post and I'll add the answer here!

And just because I can... here are my past UStamp projects.  You can see the pictures here, but the tutorials are only available through UStamp.





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