Oh I have been wallowing the past few weeks, okay since March, I admit it. You see, I apply for creative teams. I don’t just apply, I write long letters full of laughter, viewpoints and funny little facts. I have this vision that the designer looking for a team player, will read my letter and laugh so hard, that they have to ask me to be on their team.
Designers, although most love to laugh are business people! I am not a wow factor scrapper, I am a scrapper with 4 kids that are a joy to me. I take a million pictures a day, and try and scrap them to the best of my abilities. This means, the pictures and the words are the most important. The elements, colors, texture and shadows…eh! They mean nothing to the ones that turn the pages to the albums. My kids seriously have the words memorized on most of the pages in our albums!
I have a few friends in the digiworld…that I am so close to, that I can honestly say, I love them. They are mentors to me, and cohorts in laughter and merriment! They are wow factor scrappers! I mean oh my gosh, how did you, what did you, where did this come from kinda scrappers. I am total awe of 99% of their pages. I tried to duplicate them, uhm yuck!
These 3 ladies; Kate, Miss Behavin’ and Chengie told me the truth. I didn’t love my pages. I just did them. Miss Be said when you find what you love, then it will be fun again. Now, I am pondering this, a lot. Like go to bed ponder and wonder for hours.
Scrapping is not going to change the world. This is a hobby, something I like to do. I can play and make pages that make my family happy. I did that for years with Power Point, some flat, boring pages and my family loves them!! I looked at a few of those pages, full of pictures and words. Words, words, words and more words. I wanted to capture what was going on in the pictures, so that you didn’t say, oh what is this picture? I love writing those descriptions!
I love writing.
I love writing. I scrap and rearrange beautiful elements for some pretty awesome designers. I get to use a powerful program to change layers and cluster. I take classes to learn shadows, and how to get the most out of Photo Shop. I ask questions relentlessly, and read tutorials all the time! but….
I love writing.
I made a couple rules for my life in scrapping, I thought you might enjoy them:
I am smiling and thankful that My Pic Tales lets me write, and babble. I hope others out there, illustrators of words smile and think, hey ya, that is me.