Saturday, August 27, 2011

No, Really... I'm Still Here!

Dang... I didn't realize that I hadn't blogged in nearly two weeks! I guess in looking back at the time, it makes complete sense. Between finishing the patio (seriously, we did finish! Pics coming soon!), Paul's family being here and celebrating the big 4-0 with them all, topped off with the official back to work official mark of summer's end, yeah, I guess I had other things going on. :)  I promise to get some pics of all of it up soon. Just stick it on the list of things that still need to be finished!

I actually did check off some stuff from my list today. Last month I remembered to submit some work to Scrapbook News and Review (and was fortunate enough to have them pick up both layouts I sent in!). But I had also been meaning to get back into submitting to the paper mags as well. So, today I finally sent in submissions for about a half dozen layouts to Scrapbook Trends. Now I remember why I don't do that more often. It takes a LOT of time. No, really. If someone out there in ScrappyLand had a better strategy on how on earth I can not spend the better part of my afternoon doing all of that, I seriously need to hear it! Anyhow,  we'll see how it goes. I think it's usually a couple of months until you hear. Ugh. I hate waiting. Patience is definitely something God gives me many opportunities to practice with.

In between all that's been going on outside of my craft room, I have been able to work on a few things. The projects are going into a few new DT calls though. Bella Blvd. is the big one I'm working on. All items must be "never-before-seen," hence the lack of reveal here! Once I hear, I'll share them with you all. Besides that, there are a couple of others I'm gonna give a shot to. Wish me luck (and patience!) I'm working on that whole "glass is half full" idea. I'm tired of the cup getting empty, so I guess it's my job to start filling it up if I want anyone else to fill it :)

Thanks for stopping by- til next time,
~ <3


Chloe :-) said...

Good luck with everything Carly!! Can't wait to hear :-) :-) :-) :-)

Lynn said...

Good for you! I totally forgot the 27th deadline...I even had a couple to send! Oh well, it's been a while since I submitted too. I can't decide if I'm doing the Bella call. Not sure I'll have time to do 4 layouts! Trying to decide if I want to give up on manu dt calls and work on my etsy store instead...I go back and forth daily! ;)

~Joy-N-Jesus~ said...

Good luck and congrats too! Yes! Time consuming, but if you hear another way I am interested too! Look forward to seeing your layouts! :)