Thursday, September 30, 2010
I will be at the scrap house-YAY!!!-so please have your swaps from this month and you extra kits done so we can swap then. We will only have 1 more after this one. I will be asking for feedback and input on how to further our swap at the house. Luv 2 u all, and I can't wait to get scrappy with you!!
I applied to a design team...and didn't make it. These photos are what I sent...some of my favorite work. Not making it was a pretty big bummer for me. It's a blow to think that you're work is not good enough. I used to live and breath this industry-knowing randomly which lines belong to which company. Since moving it has been a little harder, and with building our house I stopped scrapping for a long time. I am back in it now for new reasons and it has been so much more refreshing. I have been putting myself out there more, and trying to better my talents because I want to-instead of for a job. In doing so I have been really trying to push myself and I feel like I am trying new things and growing in this craft. However, not making the team was rough...and I was thinking today and realized that it doesn't matter. I craft for me-as a release and for fun, so why should I need validation that what I do is good enough for other people. This is my selfish hobby-something I do just for me, and other people's opinions isn't going to change that. Even if I am not their kind of good-I am my kind of good, and I think I prefer that. In posting this I hope that others will realize that it doesn't matter if you think you do or don't measure up-it's the creating that matters, and how that makes you feel. It's not the finish line that matters...it's the steps that it takes you to get there. So with that, know that both you and I are good enough and CRAFT ON!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Ella is turning one! Join me and all the Ella friends for a birthday party for the whole month of September! Every Monday in September, they'll give away fun prizes that include:
~A "Birthday Party in a Box" (four different parties for four different winners!)
~A $25 gift certificate to Shutterfly.com (one each week)
~A $25 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com (one each week)
~FREE eBooks from ellapublishing.com
This is gonna be a good one...trust me, you won't want to miss it!