IN THIS INDUSTRY YOU HAVE TO ...
.... stay true to who you are, your work and your techniques
.... never forget where you came from and where you once started out in the beginning
.... appreciate those that you inspire and continue to be positive with them and for them
.... never let your head get bigger than a bowling ball because the shit is not cute
.... take the time to reach out to more than just the big names but to those that you CAN relate too
.... never let this industry make you feel you are not good enough just because someone shredded their paper versus keeping the lines straight
.... never over work yourself, lose the fun in it, stop scrapping for you..go for things you believe in.
....never apologize for wanting to be on a Design Team, wanting to be published.
....never let it get you down or stop you after someone tells you something similiar to what was said to me "your style is just not what folks are looking for, but you ROCK non-the-less, I just doubt I ever see you in Creating Keepsakes and Memory Makers, because well .. you are just not commercial" .. WOW! I know right .. but dont worry I laughed at the non-sense and pressed on with my day ..
....but this is what you should do ..
I feel I need to tell people that she wrote this post days BEFORE the Create My Keepsakes DT was announced...so she didn't write her post because she was bitter about not being picked. I just chose to use her eloquent post because it seems so many of us forget WHY we scrap...we get discouraged because we don't get pubbed or make a DT (which honestly I'm not upset that I didnt' make the CMK DT...I have a pretty full plate and the talent I was up against was HUGE!!). Simply put...I thought her post rocked and I wanted to share. That's all. :)
K...off my soapbox now. And for the OH MY HECK title...here is the picture of the giveaway!! Can you believe I ACTUALLY got it done tonight?? Wow..I know..I'm pretty danged amazed with it myself. :) So just leave a comment and you'll get an entry...or any purchase will get you an entry. I know there are lots of calendar tickets...but that's just my thing. :) I did create some NEW calendar tickets...see the picture above.
Have a stellar night ya'll and TGIF!! Woohooo!!