So I have had the honor and priveledge of working with Nancie from ScrapArtist She is AMAZING!! It was so easy working with her! We've created a gorgeous new FREE crop kit. And I can't believe how fast it all came together!
Well, one of my favorite designers on my team had to resign : ( (Jackie, I'll miss you!) I understand that life takes precedence over scrapping. (Yikes!! I hope my husband doesn't read this!) Jackie, it has been really great having you on my team and I hope to see many more breathtaking LOs from you!! You can view Jackie's AMAZING gallery at SBB.
So, with that said; I am posing a question to anyone who might care to answer it. Is it 'bad form' to invite prospective talent to be on your design team? What if they are already on other teams? Is that stealing? : ) I'd like to know! This industry is so JAM PACKED with drama and emotion, and I am certainly NOT looking to make trouble!! (Half the time I am in my own little world anyway; and I'd just like to know the consensus on this!!)
Ok. So now that I've got that off my chest. (Isn't blogging fun?!) Here is my call for design team members!!
So if you are interested!! And Reading this! (What are the chances, right!) Please Drop me a line!
I have gotten some great applications already!
AND Holly McCaig (The Digi Chick) [like you didn't know!] Made my night when she sent me an email telling me if she wasn't doing her own designing she'd love to be on my team! THANKS HOLLY!! YOU ROCK! Holly's stuff is amazing! I was very honored indeed!
There are so many fabulous designers out there! Holly was one of the very first designers I ever bought from. I made my first digital Layout Christmas Eve 2004 with Holly's kit, I believe! Want to see it? Ok, don't laugh! Remember it was my first!
I came to digital scrapping a DIE HARD paper scrapper, so OF COURSE I did a two page spread! : )
So there you have it!! My very first digital LO! That may not be Holly's kit, I'm actually uncertain as to who it may belong to; if you know let me know!! I know it was purchased at DSP, and that is about all : ) Being a newbie I had no idea I would need to remember that!
Ok, Ok, So it's Saturday night, well, technically Sunday Morning now : ) But Really; It's my Friday. My husband has a REALLY funky work schedule. Our weekend starts On Sunday. (Usually) SO, I am really glad he has a few days off to help me the house and kids. I could use the break!! (UG! I HATE housework!)
Tomorrow we are heading downtown to check out the arts festival. Always something amazing to see! And the girls will love it because they have a huge water area set up for the kids to play in. Should be fun!
Here is another recent LO I did of Lorynn. This is actually the first time I have scrapped with this kit of mine, I created this kit, Old Friend, with Lorynn and her baby frog in mind.
So I finally Used this kit for it's intended purpose! LOL!
UG, I am having one of those days, when all I want to do is curl up in my bed and eat some chocolate. Don't know why really; It's just one of those days. I will try and brighten my mood by posting something happy. : )
Here is my most recent LO of my baby. She is such a cutie! And no, the shirt actually wasn't a plant, but it was the reason I grabbed my camera!
I have been struggling lately trying to find that balance of working from my home, and still trying to be a good mother. I don't know how people do this!! There are days when I feel like all I ever do is yell! And Lately, I have been consumed with designing. It's all I can think about. And I have been having such a hard time being the playful mommy that used to come naturally to me. I am not sure how to remedy this either. But I am really struggling.
I have already gotten out of the habit of blogging! I'm terrible!
I have wanted to post photos of my amazing vacation to the Oregon coast. It was truely beautiful! These are some of the photos taken by my very talented husband, Paul. I kept kidding him that our little mini-trip was just a glorified photo trip for him, but he got some fantastic shots!
I especially like this one with the rainbow!
We drove down the entire Oregon Coast line, without our children so it was ACTUALLY really enjoyable. It was so very nice to get away, and a little hard to come back to reality! I already miss the ocean. I have always been drawn to the water's edge. It is so calming and peaceful. So how did I end up in the DESERT?! Sometimes, I wonder.
We do hope to eventually transfer, my dream would be Canon Beach; But I'd settle for Portland! : )
So this isn't my usual style; But then I also do not usually create layouts about myself. But I was feeling brave ;) And I had something to say:
Nothing unusual, Nothing's changed, I am just a little older; that is all. And I've learned, I will not make those same mistakes but I’m not always strong, and Sometimes I cry.. What you see isn’t always what you get, I am Ordinary, but I am still here. And this smoky mirror, I've allowed myself to see thru, is just starting to clear. And I keep telling myself, your time will come.. But I have been waiting so long.. The girl that began this journey is gone. and I scrape away the layers, trying to reveal that hidden jewel, but it only leaves me feeling empty. Alone. And right back where I started from. Only just a little more bruised. But Not beaten. And I step a little closer, with each passing day, and I began to see that this path I've tread does not define me. I am so much more.. And I have so much more to become. So much more to learn.. While I am here, trying to make my way In this world where the fear of being rejected becomes the fear of not being good enough. And I have found, that if I can just stop pretending, and remember to breathe.. It will put all those little things into perspective.. and I am free.. I can focus just on being me. And I stand now with my feet firmly planted, my arms reaching to the sky, and I am opening my eyes to a much better place. I am ordinary, I am strong, I am right were I belong. I am beautiful even with all my flaws, And then the great secret dawns, this is the way it was meant to be.. This Is Me..