Monday, October 1, 2012

Moving ON....with Purpose

Well....I didn't make the Jillibean Design Team, but..that's totally OK. :)

I had fun making my projects and NOW I get the fun of sharing them with you.

This is the one I did the sneak peek of. It has fun, hand-rolled flowers and the unexpected use of paint chips to add some bold, solid colors. I varied the texture of my flowers by using regular scissors for some and going old school with deco-edge scissors (yes...I still own them!) for others.
 I loved this whole "Miss Caroline" collection by My Mind's Eye and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it when this design team call came out!

7 Gypsies tray of my fantastically adorable family! All of our initials are "K.S." so we call our self the "KS5." I loved playing with embossing for the house and trees and figuring out fun little ways to make each section interesting. The only problem? Don't ask me which Jillibean collection I used! :) I used such a little bit of a bunch, I'm not sure I can name all of them.

I have to say...this is my favorite of all three. The bright colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, used with a Pink Paislee Mistables Screen are so me! I brightened up the Jillibean journaling spots by inking the edges in fun colors and pop-doted some at various heights to add some dimension. I used the negative space of the Jillibean  corrugated letters as a stencil for the "me", using modeling paste, colored with acrylic paint.

So...what now? I'm moving on...with purpose.

My history tends to make me take rejection to heart and take people's opinions way more personally than I should.

But..I've been striving to be selective on whose opinion I choose to allow to take root in my heart-not EVERYONE'S opinion is VALID. It doesn't make them wrong...I don't believe the people who picked the Jillibean Design Team where wrong in their decision not to choose me. They picked those who fit best with their format and how they want their team to look. It doesn't mean I am LESS talented because they didn't want me...I'm just not their type. :)

So..we stepped out in fear together and now, my friends, we will move on...with purpose...together.

Until next time...