Tuesday, April 11, 2006
How is it possible for me to be so tired after spending the entire day sitting down? It’s 9:33 p.m. and I just want to crawl away in my bed.
My big household chore for the day was paying bills ~ and facing the reality of too much month at the end of the money. I haven’t worked a lot at the paper during the end of March and the first of April and it’s starting to hurt the paycheck.
It’s not that I earn all that much money, but with our tight budget, every little bit helps ~ or hurts, as the case may be.
I spent the rest of the day working on October Becky Higgins sketches. For family members and the non-scrap submitters out there, Becky Higgins is an editor for the scrapbook magazine http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com Her regular feature is a scrapbook layout sketch presented several different ways. It is one of the doors open for free-lance designers like me out there looking to make a little money by being published.
So today I finished up one sketch that I started last night and started a second. Creating Keepsakes is very particular about not posting pages for the BH sketch, so I can’t show you what I’ve done, but I can show you a slice of the page. I submitted this one today and hope to have the other one completed tomorrow before I have to start packing for Easter vacation.
The layout I finished today is kind of fun, but I am really pleased with how the second layout is shaping up. I have really good photographs, and what I think is a nice looking design. We’ll see. Creating Keepsakes is a very hard nut to crack, particularly for novice submitters like me.
But there’s no law that says I can’t submit the page to other magazines as well.
I’m excited to finally be working on all those fall photos I took in November, but now and then I should climb out of my basement to remind myself it is really just starting to be spring.
Scrappers, check out this contest: http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/mb/scrappintrends?forum=24586. I almost don't want to share because the prize package is so cool!