They said "NO".

As you know I am a very open person when it comes to my personal life and things of the sort.  I try to share with you everything I'm thinking and feeling (whether it's here, twitter, facebook or youtube), just so you can feel comfortable and know that I'm genuine.

Last week (Thursday to be exact) I created a card specifically for the purpose of entering it to be on a design team.  This was my 2nd time entering a DT and the 2nd time that I was not accepted (they rejected me in a very nice way though).  The reason I'm showing you the card now is because we were required to create a never-before-seen project and email a photo of it.  I don't care to share what DT it was (just because I might want to try again next year), but I will say that I kind of knew I wouldn't get chosen, but I was still willing to try.  

One of the questions they asked was "Have you ever been on a DT before?  If so, list them".  This made me feel so inadequate.  LOL.  If companies and brands go by your DT experience and choose you based on that, then how else is a person supposed to ever get chosen to be on a DT in the first place???  It kind of feels like an ongoing cycle. 

None-the-less, this does not mean that I am defeated or disappointed.  The complete opposite!  I actually feel challenged.  If at my "best" they did not deem it good enough to join their team, then I will make it my priority to get better at my craft, take classes, get certified and do everything I can to push myself to a higher level.  I want to get so good that I get asked to join DTs and it's not me having to continually try to prove myself. 

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With that said, I want to share the card I entered as my "never-before-seen" project.  I hope you like it and I hope it inspires you to also push forward and get better at what you love to do.  It doesn't have to be paper crafts, it can be anything.  Singing.  Writing.  Etc.  Don't let discouragement weigh heavy on you.  If you have the desire, nothing can stop you!!

And by the way, one of my cards was chosen [again] by SOG to be listed as top 3 BEST PROJECTS OF LAST WEEK, 2 weeks in a row.  That feels amazing!! 

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to have more fun projects for you next week.

x0, Damaris

I am entering this card into

        Week 10 of SOG's "BEST PROJECT OF LAST WEEK". 


        The Paper Variety's "ANYTHING GOES" challenge.

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