The December kit from Scrapbooking From the Inside Out will be revealed this Saturday. I can't believe it is almost December!
So I have a few peeks at three of the layouts I completed using the new kit.
I just have to say that I really enjoyed doing these three layouts, despite the top one was a bit of a tough topic. Being on the Scrapbooking From the Inside Out design team has really stretched me in terms of my journaling. And that is something that I really wanted to work on. In the past six months, I have really found myself truly thinking about what I want to say. And I have told stories, I never thought I would get around to telling.
And that is why deciding not to stay on the team for the next term was a truly hard decision. I debated for several days and even almost changed my mind a few times. :) I have enjoyed working with everyone involved and will miss the team! But this just feels like the right choice at this time.
When I started out trying to *break in to the publishing and design team world*, it wasn't easy. There are a lot of amazing and talented scrapbookers all trying to do the same thing.
So I set a few goals for myself. The first was having one of my layouts published in a magazine. Happy to say that is a goal I have accomplished a few times.
As far as design teams, I wanted to try and experience a different variety of teams. Such as a local scrapbook store (For Keep's Sake), an on-line store (Scrapgal), a challenge blog (Craft Your Nest) and a kit club (SFTIO). The bonus was an on-line magazine (Crafting Ireland). Each team has been such a blessing. And I have met and stayed in touch with so many of the women from these teams.
My final goal is to try and make a manufacturer team. This is going to be my scrapbooking focus for the next year. Although I won't just try out for a manufacturer just to be on a manufacturer team. I am only going to submit for teams that I really love their product or think I would be a good fit.
In addition to possibly getting back into teaching by subbing which is really exciting for me!
So I am looking forward to 2013 and meeting a few more goals.
I guess we will see. :)