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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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About scrapsecrets

Fairly new to scrapbooking and learning as I go. I wanted to share some of my tips with others who may be new to scrapbooking or card making. Feel free to comment or make suggestions on any of my work or ideas - I love feedback! Especially if it's about a new product I should try - I love getting new material! Check out my other blog for tips on party planning, ideas for party themes and how to stretch your party budget! *I do not get paid to endorse any of the products and/or retailers I talk about in my blog.*

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