Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Getting Cold Feet?

I don't know about you, but one of the things I've hankered after with my scrapping is to be asked to work on a Design Team.  It's one way of being acknowledged for your scrapping ... my family love my pages, my scrapping friends like them and everyone else ... thinks I'm a bit mad to spend so much time and effort turning one or two 6x4 photos into a 12x12 page in an album!  So the extra validation of "working" at the hobby I love has always been attractive.

Squishy Brakes Layout detail for ATDML - Jimjams
I've done the odd guest post here and there and been on the creative team at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog for a year now - all great ways of using up my supplies, but the thought of getting free modern stash to work with (I'm a bargain hunter when I shop and rarely get current products) plus somewhere special to show off is still a draw.  I was delighted, therefore, to be successful when on-line shop A Trip Down Memory Lane put out a guest designer call on their blog last year ... I waited patiently for my turn and then all of a sudden they sent me some Echo Park papers and stickers to work with.  Of course no sooner had the pizza box of goodies arrived, than I ran out of ink for the printer and couldn't print any photos!!!   At moments like that you begin to question the need for public recognition ... I was having second third thoughts about over-committing and under-preparing myself by the time the ink cartridges arrived a week later!

ATDML's March gallery has just gone "live"  here and 4 of the 5 pages I made are in there along with lots of other great Echo Park projects from the regular designers for ATDML.  I loved working with the double-sided papers - if one side was no good for a particular photo, you could make the reverse work instead.

Squishy Brakes Layout for ATDML - Jimjams

This is my final page of the five, using up all the scraps from the kit with a sheet of black card and a few chipboard alphas that I added. And here's a sneak of the double page spread I made for the gallery too:

Park Mad Layout detail for ATDML - Jimjams

My thanks to Mel and Jill for a chance to try out Echo Park papers, I think I'll be keeping an eye out for them in the future!

18 comments:

scrappymo! said...

What a great job you did. Congratulations on reaching your goal of being a Design team member. Best of all, congrats on having freebies mailed to you to play and create with...What fun!...

Sian said...

Many congratulations! I'll be hopping over to the gallery to see what you have been creating. Right now.

Lizzie said...

Yay, congratulations to you! They are great pages - I especially like the double page about Parc Guell in Barcelona. The colours are so zingy and fun - and I really like how you arranged the photos.
Will you get another "go", or do you need to look for other Teams to join, now that you've had such a success with this one?

(typical about the printer ink. My print head decided to conk out mid-print a couple of weeks ago. Just when I was in the middle of an urgent commission, which needed some pretty text printing onto the label... grrr... Managed to find a supplier who would send me a new one in 24 hours!!)

Lynn said...

Well done - great layouts and you've reminded me that I need to order some printer work. Now you dipped your toe in the design team water will you be doing more?

Mary B said...

Wow Jemma that is great and I love your pages

furrypig said...

congrats Jemma! Love your layouts and well done on getting onto the DT xxx

Helen said...

Well done you - you deserve it! Your pages look great - and I see chevrons and confetti :)

scrappyjacky said...

Well done....and the layouts look great....am off to look in the gallery.

JulieJ said...

I LOVE that page. So much humour in it. I love EP papers too and I'm a bit of a bargain hunter and rarely buy 'the latest thing'.

Alison said...

Congratulations Jemma! ...the LOs are great- especially love the Parc Guell ones!
Alison xx

Denise said...

Your projects are lovely Jemma- you did yourself proud x x

S said...

Nicely done Jemma - new goodies are always good for the creativity - congrats on the team assignment.

K said...

Well done hunny on being picked, very well deserved. I too have done the longing for the DT place of recognition, have kinda given up on it now as the constant rejections were getting me down a bit. You guys give me lovely support though :-)
xx

Sandra said...

Congratulations, and very well deserved. I thought you would have been on many Design Teams :)

Lisa said...

Congrats on your spot! Looks like you made some great projects with the EP papers (Lurve EP!). I'll have to pop over and check out the gallery - I've shopped there a few times and was always happy with their inspiration.

I know what you mean about a bit of validation :-)

Lisa said...

Just been over to take a look and those are gorgeous layouts. I really love what you did on the Park Mad layout with all the tiny circles and the chevrons! Gorgeous.

Missus Wookie said...

Love that brakes photo and story - made me laugh. The sneak peek is tempting too.

Congratulations on the DT work - it is fun. I've been published a couple of times (in now defunct mags) but only did a DT a couple of times before realizing that my slightly frantic life isn't a good combo. Always impressed by anyone who can manage it!

alexa said...

Oh wow, many congratulations! Lovely to see you being recognised, and the papers work so well.