Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I've been trying....

Yes. I have.

Ever since Rusty Pickle closed thier doors I have been trying out and submitting for other Design Teams. I've submitted for these calla and each outcome is the same.

The answer is: No.

So I guess I don't have what it takes, which is fine.

I guess my work doesn't meet with the eyes of approval of those who make up the Design Teams, which is fine. I guess I'm just an ordinary scrapbooker...which is weird for me because I have won SO many contests in the past, not going to name them but I have. And yes that does sound conceited but, well...it's the truth!

Yesterday was sort of the last straw. I submitted for one last call, and got the answer of "No" again.

So I have decided:

1. I will not be submitting for any more Design Teams.

2. If a company wants me to Design for them than they can contact me...I've had enough of the games. I remember the "old" days when Companies hunted you down, not the other way around.

3. I can go back to being me! I can scrapbook what I WANT to scrapbook with the products that I WANT to use!

4. No more deadlines to be met! If i want to go spend time with friends and have lunch I will. No more having to stay home so that I can meet a deadline. I get to enjoy myself.

and the most IMPORTANT!

5. I get to make Scrapbooking Fun again!

So I can now proclaim that I am on the most Fabulous of ALL Design Teams! A Design Team of ONE! And that's me!



ScrappnBee said...

I miss Rusty Pickle too...(but I was just a consumer, not on the DT).I agree that it can be frustrating, especially if you do not want to compromise your style or create things that nobody would actually put in a scrapbook! Keep Scrapping! Hope that it remains a passion without the deadline!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

I know the feeling of course I haven't been on any DT yet but after the last one, i decide i didn't want to do it anymore bc it just wasn't fun knowing that you might not be good enough so I just do it for me and my family and share them on the blog. Keeping scrapping. I love looking at your layout.

Just Jaime said...

Jill, I've always loved your work. You are marked as one of my "Favorite Artists" on sb.com ---I get an email whenever you post a layout there. Good for you for freeing yourself! Have a great time scrappin' your way =)

Anonymous said...

Jill, you are an amazing scrapbooker. I saw that as I sat across from you at Stampede. Don't get discouraged. You may be the Michael Jordan of scrapbooking. Do what makes you happy and the recognition will come.