Sunday, March 19, 2006

lately


I entered this big contest - some of you may have heard of it (the CK Hall of Fame). It's a big deal. Like 1000 people entered last year ( or so I've read). It was hard work. And it is hard to work all this time on pages that your pour your heart and soul into and then not win. Nothing. Nada. But really I didn't think I would. Really I am just trying to get my name out there and maybe get one published. That's something I want this year. We'll see how it goes. Just one page in CK. So even though I didn't think at all that I would win, I must admit I was a little sad when I didn't. Silly but still there. Then yesterday I was thinking, you know I really like the pages I did. And if they get published - cool. If not, I enjoyed it. And my kids have them to enjoy. And the rest of my family .And that is all that really matters. Since that is why I do this anyway. (and the fact that I love doing it.) So congrats to those winners (especially the ones I know!) But here is one of my pages. And I love it. Even if CK doesn't.

15 comments:

whitney said...

It will happen. You are too good at it for it not to. Just keep entering everything you can. It took my mom a long time, but look at her now. I love the look on Alden's face in the picture, and I don't need to say it, but I will - LOVE the page, LOVE everything you do, LOVE you too.

susie said...

love the picture, the page, love the memories. I would love to scrapbook next to you, & hope some of your creativity and all that would rub off on me.

Anonymous said...

it is soo good to remember the warmth of summer with family in the cold and snowy March.

You are so creative. we enjoy seeing what you can do with dad's photo's. The combo of the your imagination and Alden's picture are winners to me.
mommy Steed

gudrun said...

Your page is lovely. The bright colors and the summer theme makes me happy.
So. You are right: Never mind not winning this contest even if it is a great dissapointment. You scrap for your own sake and for your kids, and thats all what matters.
And you are so good at this! ;-)

Carmen said...

I did not know you entered!! Good for you Rhonda. And good attitude!! I am proud of you!!

Joanna Bolick said...

What a cute layout! I especially love that smaller pic with the water in the background! Sorry you didn't get a call but you're definitely right about having 10 awesome pages for YOU!

LindsayB said...

if you haven't got enough praise yet, i'll add some more. you really are talented. i would love to have even a pinch of your creativity. looks great to me!

ArtsyMama said...

I love your page too, Rhonda!! I am a huge fan of your work. I also just joined Scraptivity. I know your a designer there. I'm so excited to get my first kit!!! I enjoyed sharing the 21 day challenge journey with you and am so inspired by your work. I hope your wish to be published comes true. You certainly deserve it!!

Heather said...

Be glad that you got it done and your happy with it. The publication thing will happen in time. I think you've had one page so far so that is good. I love that page of Alden. The blue strip pp is awesome.

[ hols ] said...

You've got great stuff, and certainly things will happen for you soon :)

JennD said...

Keep at it Rhonda - it will be your time soon. Love that LO - are we going to see any more of your HOF LO's?

Heather M. said...

I love it too! Keep up the great work, Rhonda! It's just a matter of time!!!!!!! HUGS!

Sibylle said...

Great layout. Even though you didn't get the call, you are HOF material.

Mary Mac said...

I love that photo of Alden! And keep submitting, girl!

Lisa Marie said...

Just found your blog through 21Days...I entered HOF too and didn't win, but I feel the same way as you...it was a great experience, I love the pages I did for it, and it got me moving toward getting my work out there more. Just have to keep trying! :)