Monday, April 5, 2010

A really big book of ideas...

A while back Memory Makers posted a call for never before seen scrapbook layouts for a book that will be published in May 2011.  They were looking for 500 layouts so I thought I might have a chance.  Applicants could only submit 10 layouts.  I submitted 8.  Today  I recieved an email letting me know that they selected 5 of my layouts for their book. 


Of those 5 layouts, 3 of them are personal favorites of mine.  Truly I love them.  The other two I was pleasantly suprised.  One was so simple I thought there was no way, but I sent it off anyway. 

The 3 that didn't make the cut?  I love them too.  Some really different for me.  This being published thing is kind of cool, but I have to admit that after I submitted them I no loger felt like scrapping.  I am suffereing from a creative block.  My mind feels like mush.  And March wasn't the best month on record for me. I think I will continue to submit pages here and there, but it isn't going to be a big focus for me.  Once I'm back at work I won't have much time.  I already find I am becoming more simple as I become crunched for time.

So there you have it.  My scrappy rant.  And here are the three that didn't make the cut. 

Happy Monday!


  1. Hey, that's awesome! Congrats, Jen! I always told you that your talent was massive! ;)

  2. Congratulations! That's so exciting - thanks for leaving my some pea "love" on 2ps for my first pub :)

  3. Congratulations, Jen! I'm so excited for you.

    (And I think your creative block is normal. I mean, I hope it is, because I go through the exact same thing when I finish a project that was creatively draining.)

  4. YOU ROCK!! I can't wait to find out which ones... or better yet, see them IN PRINT!! WOO HOO!!

  5. Congrats! That's awesome! And seriously, how did those 3 not make it?