Friday, 5 March 2010

Turning a new leaf

I said the other week that I had good news to share - and I wasn't kidding!

Here's the story:
A few years back I stumbled across a thread at a community that talked about digital scrapbooking. I never had any interest in paper scrapbooking before despite my love of paper and paper design, but the fact that it was digital intrigued me. One of the posters put a link in her post to Jessica Sprague and on a whim I checked it out. I found her blog, with lots of great tutorials and Photoshop tips. We had an old version on PS lying around (PS7) and I decided to try it out.

I poked around her newly created forum and saw that she offered a brand spanking new class. I missed the deadline of the first ever BETA class. But in the coming months I created an account, became a part of the community, and once the next class came around four months later I was first in line.

After that many classes followed, friendships were formed, and I found a new love in my life. I got hooked on creating colourful pages to showcase my increasing interest in photography.

Then my friend Liv decided to try her hand at designing digi scrap products. I was asked to be part of the creative team at js.com  and even though I had previously thought I wasn't cut out for CT duty I gave it a try.

Fastforward about a year. I am sitting at home trying to think of cool projects to do for Valentine's when I get an email from Jessica. An email with a life changing question. Would I be interested in leaving the creative team and join the design team?

Jaw, meet floor!

Wow, could I? Me? Seriously? WOW!

YES!

So off I go, I start working like crazy. Then my computer dies. With my newly created designs. Not backed up.

Oh the horror!

But sometimes good things happen even to me. My computer was fixed and my creations were saved. And because of that I am no so very proud (and completely in disbelief) to announce that my first ever product is live in the store at jessicasprague.com! I am a designer! Can you believe it? I am not sure I can!

You can check my first product out HERE.

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I assure that there are plenty more stuff coming soon. I haven't felt this inspired in a long, long time.

I also feel the need to say a huge thank you to every one of you who have visited my blog, posted beautiful, kind comments, and downloaded my humble freebies. I promise to not stop doing those; I luv ya guys! Coming here and seeing your faces makes my day every time. So I certainly don't ever want to lose that. I also promise to give you the lowdown on every special, sale and goodie that might (surely) come in the future. :)

In short I am floating on little pink clouds right now. This is a new chapter for me. I am literally turning a new leaf in this adventure. I just hope the things I have to offer is ... up to par?!

Much love to every single one of you!

12 comments:

  1. YAY!!! I was just asking someone the other day why you weren't designing for JS ... And here you are! So happy for you and am thrilled to see your work in the shop - your talents know no bounds :D

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  2. Congratulations, Linda! I knew that you were *In The Making* -- seriously! Just a feeling!

    No surprise & talent you are filled with! Enjoy!

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  3. Woo Hoo! So excited! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us! :)

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  4. Oh my gosh... that is awesome!! I have loved your work and templates! I can't wait to see more!

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  5. Linda, your humility shines! Huge congrats. You may have been surprised but I think we all knew it was only a matter of time.

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  6. Such awesome news! I am so proud to call you my friend! Your work is always beautiful--you are an inspiration to me and many others.

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  7. Congratulations! I know you will be busy. I always have mixed emotions when someone who has been sharing makes it to the "bigtime". Being a senior I rely on freebies and know all good things do come to an end. On the one hand I am so happy that your talent has been recognized and on the other hand I know it means that the freebies will not be as often and I will miss that.

    I do sincerely congratulate you and wish you all the best.

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  8. Congratulations, Linda! I had a feeling it wouldn't take too long for you to be snatched up for designing duties! Your work is wonderful and you certainly deserve the opportunity Jessica has given you. Her tutelage sure has opened up lots of doors for her students. That's fantastic!!

    Have an awesome time on your new journey!

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  9. You could, you should, you did!!! And I for one, couldn't be happier. YAY YOU!!!

    You so richly deserve this, your creativity is amazing.

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  10. Congratulations Linda!! I just read your post now. You are extremely talented, and I knew it would happen sooner or later. I can't wait to see more of your designs.

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  11. This is such a natural evolution of your talents - yay for you, Linda!!!

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