I've been having quite a lot of scrappy success lately. If you're a reader here you'll know that I've been blessed to have been offered some amazing opportunities this year. If someone had told me a few months ago that I would be a Scrapbooking Memories Master, be on the Studio Calico Creative Team, as well as continuing as a Jenni Bowlin Ambassador I wouldn't have believed them. I'm also lucky to be a Guest Designer for Kellie Stamps, and I've got more amazing Guest Designer news to reveal later this month too!! This is not supposed to be taken as me gloating, but rather so you can appreciate the contrast I'm about to share.
You see, I realised that even though I've openly shared all the good news here, I haven't been as up front with everything else. I guess what doesn't always reach blogging status is the 'failures'. Failures is actually most definitely the wrong word. I do NOT believe that if you apply for a Design Team and you're not offered the position that you're a failure. There's plenty of reasons why you might not have been chosen (this time around) and none of them have anything to do with the value of your work. So let's be more honest about these things... don't you agree?
Let me start the ball rolling.
Late last year I applied for the Elle's Studio Design Team, and I didn't get it. I also applied for the Glitz Design Team, and I didn't get it. I submitted layouts for publication and they weren't picked up.
There. That wasn't so bad ;-)
I don't apply for everything going around. I only apply for positions where I believe the product is something I would otherwise pay for, product that I use already, product that fits my style. I think that's only fair. And not being accepted isn't something I take personally. I don't feel offended or rejected. And you better believe I'm going to try again when the call comes around again!
So here I am sharing one of the pages I made for my Elle's Studio submission. It came together easily because all of these supplies I already had in my stash. It's mainly from the Cameron line. Stamps and tags... my favourite! The page features a photo of my sister and her family celebrating their new baby. Love their creative photoshoot hey?
Well what do you say? Anyone else got anything they'd like to get out into the open? It's very therapeutic!!