Thursday, August 16, 2007

My Scrapbook Goals

Yes, I have specific scrapbook goals. My big goal is that by the time both boys are in school--I would like to not have to go back to some boring job but instead be a professional scrapbooker! Meaning...getting paid for published work regularly and being on design teams. I guess my dream goal would be to have a column in a scrapbooking magazine and/or do books of my work, etc. Really...I am just starting off on this adventure, with nothing on my scrapbook resume. So here are my shorter term goals:

  • Have a layout of mine featured on a main page. **Yippee, this already happened to me once...CK's site on August 1, 2007, my page called "We Were Meant to Enjoy Life" was a featured layout. But I'd love for this to happen again!   ***YEAH!!!  My page called "My Girls" was featured on CK's home page on March 27, 2008.  :)  **Yes!  My LO called "Chocoholic" was featured on CK's home page on May 9, 2008.  
  • Make"Page of the Day" for CK **Yeah, this happened on 1/2/ page called "Family" was picked as "Page of the Day"...SO cool!
  • Make page of the day for other sites: Yeah...on 1/30/08 a layout of mine made page of the day at Scraplovers! Yeah...on 2/15/08 a layout of mine made page of the day at Scraplovers!
  • Get published! Yeah! A idea of mine for a flower was published (online) for the May 2008 CK articles, it can be found here.  **Yeah...a page of mine was requested by Scrapbooks, Etc in July 2008.  :)  **On Oct. 15, 2008 Scrapbook Trends requested a card I did...woo hoo!!!  It will be in the March 2009 issue.  **Woo Hoo....Memory Makers requested a layout that I did for their "baby" call.  :)  It will be in the May 2009 issue.  
  • Post my excellent work on my 2peas gallery , my CK gallery, and here.
  • Do calls for various sites/magazines and submit them.
  • Attempt CK's next Hall of Fame Contest (2008) * attempted :)
  • Catch up on the Scrapbook Challenges sketches and challenges.
  • Try out for design teams. :)  Yeah!  On February 18, 2008 it was announced that I made the design team at  ** On February 20, 2008 I announced that I made the design team at the Coconut ScrapShop.  :)  
  • Do big contests.   BHG Scrapbook's Etc held their Ultimate Summer Challenge contest summer 2008.  I was a finalist in the first three rounds...won round three and moved on to the top ten finalists of the whole contest.  I did not win, but it was very fun.  
  • Other: * On March, 11, 2008 three of my LO's were added to the Basic Grey gallery.  * On April 3, 2008, my LO called "you. {right now}"made the voted top ten at 2peas!  It actually made it to the no. 2 spot!  * On April 2, 2008 my LO called "Document A" was mentioned on a thread called "Pages that make you say 'Oh My'" over at  * On April 5, 2008 my LO called "Document A" was picked and featured on designer Teresa Collin's blog.   * On April 25, 2008 a LO of mine made it onto the Weekly Digest over on CK (Erin's blog).  *On May 9, 2008 a LO of mine made the Weekly Digest on CK's Erin's blog.  **Woo Hoo, got my Scarlet Lime newsletter today (6/17/08) and Christy featured two of my LO's on there!  I was so surprised...see it here.  **On Nov. 30, 2008, I posted my layout called "First School Pic Ever" on 2peas and it made the voted top ten (spot 5)!!!  
Future goals will include seeking out design teams and sending resumes and portfolios out. I will also attempt the Scrapbooker of the Year contest for 2008. (I did submit a portfolio for that this year, and while I didn't get picked as a finalist, it helped me develop a personal style and prepared me for submitting work).
You may notice that most of my goals are for Creating Keepsakes magazine. That is because this is my favorite magazine. I only have subscriptions to it and Simple Scrapbooks, so really I don't know much about the other scrapbooking magazines that are out there. So I just got a subscription to a few other ones (Scrapbooks etc, Memory Makers), and I will try to not narrow my possiblities simply to CK.


Goals for 2009!!!

*Make another Design Team.  :)
*Keep trying for Manufacturer Design Teams.
*Submit, Submit, Submit...for every call.
*Get published more than  10 times in 2009.  (I already have really this is at least 6 more times this year).
*Try for MMM 09.
*Blog regularly, at least 5 times a week.

1 comment:

Ilene said...

Great goals! I hope you make them all and more in 2010.