This is something I have been thinking about for quite awhile. I have been submitting my layouts for over 2 years with no luck. That really is what it all boils down to the right layout with the right photos, with the right colors and the right supplies and so on to fit the article in question. I have always told myself that I can live with that because I am happy with what I have been making.
But lately I haven't been all that happy. I would go to scrap and just sit there thinking too much about what to do instead of just doing it. It really is no fun when you are looking at your paper paralized by the idea of cutting into it to make a layout. For crying out loud woman it is only paper!
The other day I decided no more submitting layouts. I'm not even going to look at the calls again until after the holidays. Who am I kidding, I most likely will still look at the calls but I am not going to create for them. I got 2 layouts done and I love, love, love them! I even cut into my brand spankin new Dasher pp from Basic Grey on the same day I bought it! I feel the fun and joy coming back so I feel that I made the right decision.
Since I have had a little more success with my cards, I am going to continue to create and submit those. Making cards is still fun and if they don't get picked up then I just send them to a friend or family member.
Here are the layouts I made.