Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Productive day

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!


Wyo sis said...

Ugh! spiders. I love them only in Charlotte's Web, and October, if they are plastic. We had a huge white bellied sick looking one on our window last summer, which I was forbidden to kill, because they eat mosquitoes. Gag, I hope the babies do not return this year, at least not to the window. You will see the remanents of it's web if I don't get out to wash my windows before you get here for Easter. The news of Glen is grim. I'm sure he will not be home from the hospital in time for Easter. Call mom, I know she wants you all to come, but she needs support right now.

JoE said...

"too much month at the end of the money"

how true....
this is usually (at my house at least) when something expensive breaks.

Oh--when you learn the secret of CK, please share--my face is either past the due date, or not fresh enough at the moment....sigh..

Adrienne said...

cute lo!!!!

shirley said...

great photos and awesome layout!!