After a kick in the pants from a YouTube video, I am starting to look at different paper crafting magazines to submit my work to. I have been toying with the idea for awhile now and I just decided to give it a go. So, yesterday (and some of this morning since I got up so early -well, early for me!) I got the nerve to google how to submit cards and went from there.
Problem is, a lot of them are due June 1st. So while I should be crafting, I am sitting here writing this blog. But that’s not a bad thing. I think that by writing this, I am holding myself accountable to following through with this idea. Often times I think something sounds great, I am all gung-ho about it and then I lack in the follow through department. So I am asking all of you to help keep me accountable!
The themes are mainly for the fall and a lot of them seem to be looking for masculine themed cards. I find that these are some of the toughest cards to come up with because the papers and stamps I have tend to lean towards the more girlie and kid-friendly side. However, I think for these submissions I am going to challenge myself to create at least one. There are about five or six different publications that I am interested in submitting to so at least one will be a masculine card. I can’t wait to get started on making them.
I like that this will give me some direction in creating. Often times I will sit at my desk and be overwhelmed with the number of products I have to choose from and that causes “crafter’s block”. With these lists, I can narrow it down before I start creating. My final product is almost always different than the image I have in my head or on a sketch, which is one of the reasons my YouTube channel doesn’t usually include me making cards live. I have a hard time sticking with one plan because my mind often changes halfway through the design process.
Well, I am off to print out the guidelines and start creating. Remember to keep me accountable to actually submit these designs!
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