Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Change is a Good Thing!

I know it's a bit early for New Year's resolutions 'n' all ... so I'm not going to give you any! LOL but I will say (now, c'mon, you knew I'd have to say SOMETHING, didn't you???) that change is good - and opportunities for change come from all venues, some as complete surprises.

My first surprise: getting contacted by the Editor of Scrapbook News and Review (SNR), and being asked to become a staff member. Me?! Seriously?! But, there I am, my name is officially on the staff roster at the magazine! Well, yeah, of course I said yes - who wouldn't?! SNR publishes a monthly online magazine that covers all kinds of scrappy-related items - scrapbook layouts (traditional, digital and hybrid), ATC's, card, stamping ... so much fun. I've been following the magazine for a while, and even had some of my pages published there - and now I'm a part of it. Wanna see what I've been creating for my staff contributions? HA! You'll have to get the magazine to find out - yeah, I'm a bit of a tease, aren't I?! LOL Okay, okay, so here's a sneak peek:

Like I said, you'll have to get the magazine to see the full page *wink*

My second surprise: I've been invited to be part of Design House Digital (DHD) with their grand opening on January 1, 2010. Remember my last post, where I used the freebie kit offered at DHD? Well, I'll be part of the creative team, a Design House Decorator (cool name, huh?) when the site launches. It promises to be a fun adventure -- won't you join us? Check out the DHD blog ... see the designers who will be at the site? There's such a mix of all things digital and hybrid - something for everyone. You can even follow DHD on Facebook and Twitter, too. The site is the baby of Jen Allyson - if you love her stuff at Two Peas, then imagine what she can do with her own site ... the possiblities are endless. Once again, an opportunity that just happened to come my way by being in the right place at the right time. Change is good.

What else? Oh, I know - hands up those of you that have been following the digital morph challenge/game at Two Peas? Well, reveal day is almost here. One group is down to the last contributor (moi :) ), and the other group has one to go. I was pulling for a Christmas Day reveal for everyone, and it looks like that's going to happen. Hope you'll check the message boards and digital gallery to see the changes in everyone's pages - it promises to be quite dramatic. After all, the original page will have gone through 20 morphs on each team! Phew! Of course, I hope that I keep all the layouts in the correct order within each group when I post the results ... no pressure ... ROFL

Yes, I'm still scrapping and journaling my holidays - just not as quickly as a page a day, like when I first started the month. However, I have a 4.5 day weekend, starting tomorrow afternoon, so plenty of time to scrap and just relax.

If I don't touch base here before Friday, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, safe with family and friends.


Heather said...

Congratulations on your SNR news! That is fabulous!!

And Design House Digital.. what can I say... SQUEEEELLLL with delight :) and so happy to be a DH Decorator with you :)

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas & looking forward to the Digi Morph reveal!

mean mom productions said...

HOw Cool!!

Sheila said...

OMG Kat, your blog is gorgeous and congrats on all your endeavors! Hope you had a great holiday and happy new year!