Friday, January 18, 2008

So excited!

I am so excited right now. I decided to bite the bullet and find a scrapbooking site that I was comfortable with and post a digital layout I had done. I can't believe it...they gave me the layout of the week! Go check it out over at Just for the Scrap of it! This was actually the very first digital layout I did and I didn't think anyone would think it was anything special. I am very honored they chose it and it is giving me the boost and confidence I needed right now.

I had inquired somewhere else about how to become a designer some time in the future. If they had any advice on what I needed to do to head in that direction. I got a snooty answer back about how I needed all this experience, yada, yada, yada. I am sorry...I don't believe that. If you have a passion and you put your mind to it having a bunch of schooling doesn't make a hill of beans difference. I have a freaking Master's degree and what does that get me???? I'm a stay at home mom with two beautiful children who loves to scrapbook, loves the computer and is easily self taught on the computer. I don't mind taking classes and things like that to get better but to tell me I basically need a degree in design or something of that nature is crazy. You know...the last time something like this happened I went back the next year and made 1st place in the division I was in. Don't tell me I can't do something....

And as for Just for the Scrap of it...the ladies there are warm and friendly and make me feel at home. I even decided to try for their Creative Team (CT) and will start the challenge for that next week. Nervous but I am going to give it a shot. Glad I came across them a few weeks ago.

3 comments:

Amy said...

WTG! (I picked your layout...I love it!) You have a lot of talent, that is easy to see.

I am sorry someone gave you a snooty response about designing. I am a newsih designer, and totally self taught, so if I can do it, I know you can too! If you have any questions, send me a message through my blog with your email and I will be happy to help you!

In the meantime, congrats on your twins, they are beautiful! AND...good luck in the CT contest!
Hugs,
Amy Sumrall

tricertifiedx2 said...

Very nice LO!! So precious. I too am very sorry that you got such a snooty response about designing. I am also a SAHM of 2 though my first is just now in school. I too am learning about designing and I wanted to let you know about one of my greatest resources right now, it is a great forum with lots of helpful people and the lady who runs it also does tutorials. Here is the link to the forum you should go over and check it out http://www.hummiesworld.com/Forum/index.php They even have a Challenge for new designers...anyone can join. It is a great way to get started. Hope to see you there.

Margaret said...

That is great! It sounds like you have discovered many passions, and book classes can't teach anyone that.

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