Thursday, August 21, 2008

I applied for a CT

Yep - it's the truth. I applied to be on the Creative Team at Scrap Matters. It took the encouragement of so many of you to get my courage up and apply. Not that the applying part was difficult, you only send an email stating you are interested with links to your gallery, blog, and a short bio to them, but man it was the thought of not being good enough that does a person in.

But I took the plunge and applied anyway. I love Brittany's designs at Scrap Matters and if I get chosen to be on the CT you have access to the whole store - all the wonderful designers there. I've been getting back into the swing of things and since I had created 3 layouts in 3 weeks time I figure I'm on a roll and if I get chosen I'll have lots more reasons to make sure to scrap!

I also got myself a new toy! I got a Wacom Intuos3 Tablet. I was so excited waiting for the Fed Ex person to arrive and bring my new tablet. I was pacing all day in anticipation. When the driver finally arrived (4:30pm) with this very large box I ripped it open to get to my new tablet. Remember I'm very excited about getting my tablet - I open it, look at it and think omg what have I done? When I ordered it I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I got the 6 x 8 size tablet. Now I know in my head that's the size of the writing area, but for some reason that little section of my brain just shut down. Those poor little mice on the treadmill that keep the lights on in my brain must have been taking a break. The tablet is big. It's about the same size as my laptop. I usually work on my laptop sitting in bed or on the couch watching tv. Now to figure out a place to actually put the tablet while I'm working on my laptop. So what's a girl to do? Promptly put the tablet in a drawer! I know I spent all that money on a tablet and put it in a drawer. So my list of things to do today is to take the tablet out of the drawer (and the plastic it came in) and install it on my laptop. Oh ya and actually try something on it. It's a good thing my friend Veev's has a new tablet too so we can learn how to use them together.

My New Toy

So I'm off to play with my new toy and watch more of the Olympics. Have a good day!


Anne said...

Good luck with the CT. I hope you get it! Get that tablet out of the drawer-you will love it!

Ratzlaff Reflections said...

You are so lucky to have a tablet!! I wouldn't even know what to do with one!!

Good luck on the CT!! Let us know!

Carol said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON APPLYING!! I am going to check out the site.

As for your tablet, I have had one since Christmas and used it once :-(
So maybe you will need to give me some lessons.

Amy L said...

Congratulations on trying for this Lisa! Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Good luck with that tablet.

Veevs said...

Yep many many congrats for applying and fingers crossed matey! Now we need to start practising with our tablets!!

Heather said...

Takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there... whatever happens, you're a winner in my eyes. :)

Linda said...

OK, first, I didn't know you started writing again! Cool!

And second, you lucky girl you with your tablet. I see the pull.

Carmela said...

hey lisa,

LOL about your tablet! at least you had the sense to buy the right one! i impulsively bought one from the mac store in canada when I was there (without even checking with liv) -- and found out it was the version for kids! hahahaha. haven't tried it yet as i stuffed it into the shipment.

good luck!... and so nice to read you on your blog!

sending you kisses.