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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Oh. My. Word.

Over a month ago, I got a CRAZY email. It was from Elizabeth Dillow, and it was asking me if I had received their email inviting me to join Write Click Scrapbook, and if I could please let them know if I was interested. What on earth? First, I nearly fell off my chair. Then, I freaked out about the missing email and worried it was too late to respond. But mostly, I was shocked that such a cool group of women, whose profiles I had read all in one sitting when I first found WCS online, would ask me to join them. To say I'm honored would be an understatement.

If you haven't checked out the site yet, it's a wonderful spot of scrappy inspiration.

Here's the layout I created for the gallery this month:

The gallery theme was Young Me/Now Me. Given the lack of childhood photos available (my parents live in Ohio), I took two photos of me, one upon graduating high school, and one after graduating law school. I thought I was going to talk about the different places I'm at in my life, but I ended up talking about my smile. Go figure:)

Journaling reads: I used to be so self-conscious about my smile. I'd close my mouth in pictures, worried I had stuff in my teeth, and never loved photos of myself. I remember hating my smile in this senior pic. 8 years later, I noticed the same crinkly "doofy" smile in this professional pic. And I can't help but love it. I just wish I had loved myself more back then!

Supplies used: Studio Calico October kit and add-ons, Photo credit: Alexis Hardy Photography.

And before I go, I realized I hadn't shared my Sketchy Thursdays layout last week!

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

This one is about our sheva brachos (use the link to get an explanation!) at a friend's house in Passaic.

I'm working on a post about my journey so far with publications and design teams, and I would love YOUR input.

What's your #1 piece of advice for someone wanting to break into the scrapbooking industry?

PS--Ella giveaway still open in the post below!

PPS--You can access this site through keshetstarr.com now!


  1. Congrats on the new team and lovely layouts!

  2. You sooo deserve this! Congratulations :)

  3. Congratulations Keshet - you will make a great asset to that amazing group! Looking very forward to seeing your work there :)

  4. Exciting news! So happy for you! You earned it. :)

    Love the layouts. So very FRESH!

  5. congratulations again!! :) i'm looking forward to the post about design teams- i need all the tips i can get!

  6. It's not a tip, just a thought: just like in life, you have to be prepared but much more importantly, you have to be lucky.

  7. Congrats to you.
    I love your layouts and your smile.
    My hubby says I have the jokers smile, because when I smile "I Smile" LOL.

  8. Love your layouts.. Congrats on your new adventure. Will have to check out the site.

  9. Congratulations! You deserve it!:-)

  10. Congrats! And good job on your interpretation of the sketch!

  11. Amazing! Ella Friend, WCS girl-- you are on a major role, girl!
    I love your doofy smile. :)

  12. Congrats Keshet! You have a beautiful smile!!

  13. Congratulations!!! That is a fabulous invitation. Love your layouts.

  14. You are deserving!! Congratulations, Keshtet!! You have a beautiful smile, and makes you unique! *huggies*

  15. Congrats! You *so* deserve it!!! I'm so happy for you. :D
    As always, I love your layouts! And I, too, am so self-conscious about my smile... And every once in a while I try to accept it and be happy with it, but then I look at the mirror and change my mind... :) And even though I 'found' a celeb whose smile is quite similar to mine and I feel like hers has a similar 'flaw' to mine, I still don't like my smile. But I'm determined to learn to love it. And the sooner the better :)
    Oh, and I can't wait for the upcoming post about breaking into the industry... I'm sure it's going to be good!!

  16. Congrats! You are going to have a lot of projects on the go! LOL!

  17. Wow, you are just everywhere girlfriend! Congrats! You help give me the courage to keep applying for DTs! Can't wait to see what you create!

  18. What a wonderful layout & journaling. The journaling is so honest! I will have to try & play along with the sketch! Eeek, and I have no advice. I NEED advice! So I can't wait to hear what you have to say! ;)


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