A few weeks ago I feverishly put together an application for the design team call at GCD studios after finding their paper at my LSS. (Which was actually a funny story. I was there for distress ink one morning an overheard the the lovely girl who works there mention a new shipment of Hambly had just come in. I practically ambushed her after she got off the phone. You see Hambly is like scrapping crack to me and there is nowhere in downtown Toronto to buy it. So she let me fondle, I mean check out the new shipment before it was on the shelf. I think she thinks I'm a little wacko. So I go through the box, trying to not squeal every five seconds and see there is GCD paper in there too. It's gorgeous and totally my style, so I end up buying more of it than Hambly).
Not so long story short I put together some layouts and a mini book, cross my fingers and send off my application. I didn't get an email on call day and I'm not surprised at all. Hey, it was a good experience just getting it ready right? Then comes yesterday and I'm checking out the blog to see who was chosen. I happen to scan down the posts and see my name at the bottom of the list for the Spotlight gals. Whaa???
I'm all alone and just about to leave to pick up Sid from school. I look over at my guinea pig and yell "Petal! That's me!!!" (My neighbours already think I'm crazy by the way).
So, yeah there's my (exciting to me but probably boring to you) story. Here's the mini book and a layout I made for the call. Thanks for reading this epic!