So I’ve been trying to build up my gallery ever since I returned home from my recent Eurotrip. My intention is to apply to a couple of creative team or design team calls that various scrapbooking companies announce this time of year. I’ve never been on a creative or design team before and I’ve always been so curious about it. My friend has been encouraging me to apply to the many that a call has been announced, but I’m both super picky and a bit hesitant because I’m not sure what my scrapbook style really is–I know I have one, I just can’t describe it for the life of me–and what company it would fit well with. Off the bat though, my intention is to apply to Felicity Jane, Crate Paper and Simple Stories if they ever have an open call because I really like their products. (For the record, I did apply to Felicity Jane since the deadline was this past July and I didn’t make it. But it was my first DT application that I’ve ever done and I’m just surprised I hit that send button!)
Now, layouts aren’t really my strong suit, which sucks because a lot of places want to see layouts. I’m more of a mini book maker. I just like albums in a bookish form, preferably ones that I make by hand. So building that particular gallery has been challenging. Luckily most places only ask for one or two layouts within the compilation of works you decide to send them. Even so, I have like one or two really good ones if any. So I started playing around again and made this particular layout for the Hit Kit Club application that I’ve been sitting on. (It’s due August 26th by 11:59 PDT, so I should really finalize it and make up my mind and hit send). I just get super nervous right after I take the time to fill out these applications. Win or lose, I know I’ll still scrapbook, but there’s something gratifying to know that a company you really admire likes your work so much they want you to work with them.
Anyway, I made this layout using the “Note to Self” kit from Felicity Jane. I still have quite a bit of it lying around from my Summer Stories mini and since it was already at hand, I just decided to use it to make a few layouts. This layout in particular was inspired by that Planner Girl wood veneer I got in one of my Planner Society Kits and I knew I wanted to use it. For this layout, I decided to film a little process video. I do a lot of process videos for my art journaling, memory planner and now my new Scrap With Love series, but I’ve never done one for a layout–though I guess it’s cause I don’t make layouts often. But I decided to give it a go and wow is it amazing to see your process and how your layouts unfold! I don’t think we really pay attention to our process until we see our process. Anyway, I do hope you enjoy!