The results are in, and sadly, I did not make the Webster's Pages DT. But wait- the title of my post says "so glad I ain't..."? So I'm sure you are wondering what I have to be so glad about. Afterall, many of you know just how badly I wanted the Webster's Pages gig. Dare I say I even "prayed" that I would make the team? I bought just about every single piece of paper they make, just so I would have the best variety to work with for my submissions. But you know how sometimes things just work out a certain way that you never expected, but it happens to be the best thing in the end? Yeah, that. Turns out, that by NOT being chosen for the WP DT, I actually have MORE of an opportunity to do something I truly love! Oh yes, boys and girls, this was a blessing in disguise!
But before I tell you what that blessing is and the meaning behind my blog title, I think I should share my WP submissions. BTW- I LOVE how this page turned out!!! I thought it would make me a shoe-in for the DT, but nope.
So that's that. These are what I created for my submission. I love love love everything I made, but regardless of all my efforts, I did not make the team. This brings me to that "blessing in disguise" thing I mentioned before. I truly do believe strongly that things do and DO NOT happen for a reason. You see, if I HAD made the DT, I would be waaaay too busy for another MUCH more important thing happening right now in my life! So as one of my fave country artisit, Eric Church, sings in a song- "...so glad I aint what I almost was!"
And this, my friends, is the reason for the title of my blog post- "So glad I ain't..." because:
I have SUPER DUPER, MAJORLY HUGE EXCITING NEWS!!!!!
I am just busting at the seams to share!!!! Oh, but it is still a bit of a secret...I just can't stand not letting you all in on the details! I want to yell it from the mountain tops and share with everyone just how GLAD I am!! An opportunity literally just fell in my lap. An oportunity to make one of my dreams a reality! I recently heard from someone, a very important someone in the industry, asking me to be the main artist and contributor on a major "project". Meaning, yours truly will have her name appear prominently on this "project", literally.
Those of you who have known me the longest know where I started in this industry and know what my passion was "way-back-when". You know the reason why I was hired at both PaperKuts Magazine AND Ivy Cottage Magazine. You know what my "specialty" was for those publications. If you ever took my classes at Scrappers in Meridian, you know EXACTLY what I am talking about! You know that I have always wanted to take this particular "specialty" of mine and turn it into something more. That has always been my dream. Other than just being featured here and there in the mags it just was not my "time". I had to place this particular dream on a shelf in hopes that somehow, later on in my life and career, I would get to see my dream become a reality. And wouldn't you know it, this new "project" just so happens to be that dream!
So yup, my time has come to take that dream off that shelf and make it happen!! This little "project" of mine makes me so very happy! It is my dream come true! There is SOOOOOO much I am doing right now, working on my little "project" daily, I barely have time to come up for air! And is the reaason why I have not blogged in THREE weeks!!! Packages and goodies from manufacturers are arriving daily with papers and embellies for me to play with for my little "project". I am having so much fun creating and doing what I LOVE!!!!! But there is so much that is still a secret, so much that I cannot share due to contracts, agreements and such. But I am being sneaky and sharing a little photo hint! A photo that has a little something to do with my little "project", my dream. What I will be doing for the next month or so, day and night, til it is done and off to the publisher. Ooooops, was that another hint?