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!

32 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new team and lovely layouts!

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  2. You sooo deserve this! Congratulations :)

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

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

    Love the layouts. So very FRESH!

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  9. Congratulations! You deserve it!:-)

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!!

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

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  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!

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  18. So awesome Keshet!! Congrats :)

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  19. 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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