Sunday, October 28, 2007

The end of an era...

as they say.

It is very hard to believe that a whole year has gone past since I got a phone call from Miss Meg asking me to be on the Scrapbook Essentials Design Team. I think the first thing I said was 'Me? Are you sure?' Thinking surely it can't be true - she must have the wrong person.

But it was me, and I have had a fantastic time working with some gorgeous kits, alongside some super talented chicks for an awesome Scrapbooking Company. I guess over the year I have become a whole lot more confident in my ability and a lot less worried about what people will think of me and my work.

So, anyway, with the end of my year on the team it means there is another design call out. Details here. I highly encourage all you scrapbookers to have a go. Give Meg something to think about - all your talent will astound her and she will have a hard time picking just a few for the new team. It's definitely an experience not to be missed so give it your best shot and who knows, it might be you saying 'Me? Are you sure?'

Here's a layout that you won't have seen yet. I did this for the September Kit but didn't like it, so never got around to taking a pic. I was tiding up a bit yesterday (procrastinating) and found it. I decided it wasn't so bad and besides, that's me jumping off a really high bridge - a bit like how I felt a year ago when I began my term on the design team.

So ... moral of the story ... if I can do it ... you can too!

On a sadder note: It was the end of another era yesterday. My Grandad passed away. He has been sick for sometime now (old age does that) so it was expected that he would die soon. I had hoped he would hang on till his birthday - just two weeks away. Instead he chose Nana's birthday to leave this world. (Nana died 8 and a half years ago.) The funeral is Tuesday so a trip to Wanganui will need to be taken.


Hannah said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your Grandad, Beverley. My sympathies are with you & your family.

It's sad to see the 2007 DT come to an end, but exciting to see who will be on the 2008 team! I've really enjoyed seeing all your work over the past year, you have REALLY inspired me with your layouts, especially some of the ones that have talked about your faith. And yes I do think you have definitely grown in confidence! I hope you'll stick around on the SE forum & gallery so we can continue to be inspired!

That's a great layout - and you are definitely brave to do a bungy jump!

Trina said...

So sorry to hear about yoru Grandad Beverley.

Rochelle said...

Thats sad news about your Grandad, I'm sure he will be missed. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Onto a brighter note, I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing your work every month. Do continue to keep your blog updated with your great layouts etc! :) May your confidence continue to grow and grow!!

Shell said...

Very sad to hear about your Grandad Beverley. My thoughts are with you.

You've been an amazing DT member and I love seeing your work so like Hannah I'm hoping to still see your creative talents on SE :D

tanyaleigh said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandad Beverley, Thinking of you and your family at this time.
It is sad for your time on the DT at SE to come to an end. I have enjoyed all your work over the last 12 months and hope to see more of it in the coming months.
Take Care!

Louise Williams said...

So sorry to hear about your grandad, my partner Steve's Nanna died only a couple of months ago so we had a trip to do to Wanganui for a funeral as well... hugs!!!

Also we hope to still see lots of your lovely work! I really like the bungy layout and you're a lot braver than I am. I did a rocket bungy once (where you're in a wee capsule and get flung in the air), but there's no way I could ever throw myself off a bridge. I get wobbly up a couple of ladder rungs!

Kelly said...

So sorry to hear about your grandad Beverley. Although it is expected, it's still difficult when it happens. My sympathies to you and your family.

That bungy layout is AWESOME! I too hope to see your talant around the board and hopefully in real life! There are so many talented people on SE I think I'll stick to lifting them lol

Yvette said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandad. Knowing they sick are doesn't make it any easier when they are gone. My thoughts are with you and your family.
I haven't been around SE all year but for the time I have I have loved seeing your layouts and keeping up with your blog. I look forward to continuing to see your work around the place even though you are no longer on thr SE DT. You bungied? Brave, brave woman! Love the layout.

Janine said...

Sorry to hear about your grandad, my thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Wow a year goes fast and I have enjoyed seeing what you and the others come up with each month. Looking forward to seeing more work from you. Thank you for the PIF gift I felt truly spoilt and what a fab way to end my Friday.

Ann said...

Condolences on the loss of your grandad.....sending a hug your way.

Your work over the last year has been very inspirational and i have enjoyed seeing whay you have come up with each month.

Mrs Frizz said...

Memories are for ever and for ever you will cherish them.
Thinking of you.

And 12 months - wow that has gone very quickly ... you have been a very inspirational scrapper and I hae enjoyed seeing what you come out with ... time after time ... or should that be - month after month ... lol.

And ... you are one very game chick - jumping with a bungy cord around your feet ... this chick ... not in this lifetime, nor the next ... LOL.

Angella said...

Sorry about your Granddad. Hugs to you and your family.

Julie said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your Grandad, its always sad to say goodbye but its made a little easier to know they have lived a long and eventful life. My sympathies to you and your family.

I have really enjoyed seeing your work on the DT at SE and so many of your LO's have inspired me to give techniques a go.

Fabulous LO of bungy jumping!