Sunday, August 3, 2008

Living Under a Rock

I will admit that I've lived under a digi rock for awhile. I shopped at a couple of sites only and never really wandered out. I had registered at DST but I never check it out. There were some designers that I did not know of. I am ashamed of it...yes. Well, after starting my designing career and joining SBE, which was venturing a little bit from my usual digi home, I discovered new things and new people. I decided to drop by DST and WOW the gallery there, the designers, Jofia who? PTM who? Vera Lim? SBG? Prima? on and on...Of course SBG is the best LOL. There was this whole other world hidden from the rock I was living under. The funny thing is that I love realistic scrapping, flowers, swirly thingies, creative ways to design, making things 3D, fantasy and reality. This was what I had always loved about paper scrapping and was trying to do on my digi layouts. I had been on a team and sometimes felt confined to have to scrap a certain way. That is just how I felt, and that is not really the case at all. But when I stopped trying so hard and went back to my roots, to ME, scrapping the way that I liked, whether it was acceptable or not, well, I was finally free. Then all these new stores that I had not seen due to my ignorance showed up.

I am going to be the first to admit that I am NOT that great of a layout artist. I have an amazing team. Sometimes I wonder why these wonderful ladies are willing to create beautiful layouts for me. Don't tell them though, they haven't caught on yet. LOL. But working a demanding full time job, 2 active young kids, designing, and life itself usually takes up my time. I go to DST and am simply blown away from the talent. Wow just wow. I don't browse DST much, I won't lie. I just do not have the time. But I see the amazing pushing the envelope you would say that I dreamt of when I started scrapping. I wish I had left my little rock earlier than just a few months ago but oh well. Sometimes I wish some of that magic would rub off on me and I can sit down and magic flows. I do scrap to journal my family's pictures, memories, and history, but it's also a great creative outlet. So now I need to figure out how to get some of that BLOW ME AWAY amazing layout ability to rub off and travel across the fiber network to me!

Here's a layout I made today. I know it's not one of those layouts you see on DST and go WOW. But my recent discovery of some amazing talent has hurt my paypal, but my eyes sure got a treat! Who doesn't love pretty little artistic things? You're reading a scrap blog as we speak so you're probably one of those people, too! Kindred spirits of sorts. :D

Credits: Jofia Devoe's The Artist Workshop, Light Brezze, Swirls Therapy. Paint the Moon's Boxed In 2.


VanillaDesignz said...

*Pton wrote: I have an amazing team.Sometimes I wonder why these wonderful ladies are willing to create beautiful layouts for me.*

*LOL*you are so sweet......
easy Answer....because you create wonderful ScrapStuff and it makes so much Fun to work with it.

Luv you*hugs*

Jud565 said...

You don't give yourself enough credit! I love your layout!

Cassandra said...

I really thought your LO was great! I love how you did your photo, and the use of the box at the bottom!

March 2007 adoptive mom said...

Awesome, beautiful LO, stop being so hard on yourself. I have that kit myself and really love it - she's hurt my paypal account also!

Meisie said...

Great LO...what are you talking about 'no talent'? like vanilla says : you make the most AMAZING scrapping stuff! LOL
not to mention great LO's!

All the best on your new scrap home!

Charne (aka Meisie)

pton said...

Gosh, thank you ladies for dropping by and taking the time to leave me comments. And mostly for putting up with my ranting. LOL.

You guys really make it all worthwhile. Thank you!!

Annie P said...

This layout made me go "WOW". It's beautiful. And who wouldn't want to create for you.