so if you are at all familiar with the stamping, scrapping or crafting world, you are familiar with the term design team. if you aren't, here is what a design team does. a company selects of group of individuals from a pool of applicants. then they send these people, now known as a design team, free goodies to play with...stamps, new products, etc. in turn, the design team members create wonderful projects from their stash of goodies. the company then uses these creations to advertise said products.
so what's the reason for this post? well, i have just received my third design team rejection. i'm starting to get a complex here. a few will argue that "being on" a design team is mearly a type social status. kind of like when you were in the "cool group" out on the playground in kindergarten. then there are those that believe it is a wonderful way to display your talent and craft. this is what i believe. of course, me being the kid that was always picked last, maybe i should go with the first opinion. then some people will say that design teams are biased and pre-selected, in a political type of fashion. others will say that they are honest-to-goodness picked based on the talent of the designer. i don't know. maybe i just don't have "the look" the particular company is looking for. maybe there is a company out there just waiting to have me submit my projects and they are going to say "this is the one we've been waiting for...". probably not.
after a few rounds of tears last night, my loving boyfriend told me i was queen of the earth and didn't need a dumb design team to belong to. that they are all just missing out on my creativity. he said if he had a design team, i would be the only one on it. maybe i'll just have him create one, i'll apply, then i'll be satisfied. maybe not.
anyway, i was thinking of giving up the whole idea of being on a design team. i mean do i really have the time to devote to one? of course i can find the time. and no, i don't want to give up the chance to be on a design team. after all...i've only tried three times. a few of my friends over at the shack have told me that i can not stop trying. i will get make the cut eventually. ok, friends. i'm listening. but i'm going to come cry on your shoulder next time i get a big ol' rejection!
ahh...i feel better now.