A simple little card that I just love using stamps from SmARTworks (http://www.smartrubber.com/)
Here is my story: I have been trying to set up this blog since I started it on a whim a week ago. One of the items I have been going back and forth on whether or not to include is a resume (or list of publications/contests/etc.) as many bloggers do. On the positive side, this allows readers to find their favorite stamp artists in publications. It also allows the blogger to share in their successes (one undoubtedly she worked very hard for!) On the negative side, I wonder if it makes a person seem like she always succeeds when, in reality, most people have experienced many many rejections before they experience one success.
So, then I thought---hmmmm...maybe I should list all of my failed attempts at being published (I guarantee you that list is much longer) or the design team I tried out for and didn't make the final cut. Maybe this would let everyone know that every person has failures no matter what is written on their resume. So remember that when you put someone on a pedestal--they are human--they probably have just worked right through all the rejections until they received success!
Here is one of my rejection stories: In the summer, I "tried out" for a design team (the first one I ever applied to be on!) To my surprise, I was selected as a finalist based on my gallery and some questions I was asked. I was elated, I was excited, I was...in Pennsylvania visiting family for seven weeks!!! Bummer...but so what....I had my stamps sent to me there and designed the assigned number of cards and sent them in and waited for the news. Nope...didn't make the cut. The design team I am referring to was SmARTworks. Susan Trask is the owner of the stamp company which has fabulous stamps and a very talented team of designers. I, of course, was disappointed to not have been selected but I did not let that stop be from refining by skills and trying again.
Susan was so sweet and gave each of us some stamps to play with as a thank you for participating. The above card features my selections! Cute, ugh? You can check out their other adorable stamps and the design team's gallery at http://www.smartrubber.com/.
So what do YOU think???? Should I be the first to display a list of failures?
I will post the blog candy winner tomorrow. I checked out Random.org and couldn't figure it out so I am going to use Random.Cara (my 11 year old dd)!Lucky for MOST of you I am using that daughter instead of my two-year old who really just favors the numbers 2 and 3!
Have a great day everyone!