Will it be you?

It is audition time! Have you always wanted to be a Designer? Are you a Designer? Do you love our store as much as I do? Would you like to join our team? Would you like a hand-up in the designing world? This competition is for you!

We are bringing our much loved Next Designer Contest out of the mothballs with a shiny new face. The stakes are higher than ever and we are putting in more work behind the scenes. We want YOU to succeed!

This year we are introducing Mentors. Mentors who will stand besides you every step of the way, holding your hand, providing guidance, tips, tricks and answering questions. And not just any Mentors. These are not random guests found in the deep dark recesses of the internet. These are some of the top talent in the Digital Scrapbooking community. I am very proud to announce our Mentors for this years ND2020:

How does this work? Well, first we need to know you are interested. We need to see you. We need to see your designs. We need you… on a preview. Simply design a mini, post a preview and download links, and let us get to work.

ND2020 You on a Preview

There are no sign-ups. Your entry will be the “You on a Preview” mini. Each entry must be exactly:

  • 4 papers
  • 20 elements
  • No more. No less.

All entries must be posted by June 1, 2020 to qualify. The official deadline is May 31, 2020 at midnight EDT.

Every Designer that posts a preview will be automatically entered into the ND2020. Every Designer that posts a preview will be give a mentor for the duration of the competition. You do not have to attend the LIVE Mentor Announcements June 3, 2020 at 12:00 noon EDT to be given a Mentor.

You can read more specifics, including all the important dates, here:


What’s in it for you? A month-long intense Design competition. A month-long Mentorship. Weekly competitive rounds. Weekly prizes, including a CU Mini Value Grab Bag for every participant, and a $25 Gift Certificate to every round winner.

Our Grand Prize winner, our newest Guest Designer, will also be sent a brandnew 6th Generations iPad. What are you waiting for? Get designing!