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    how to start your creative career?

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    Snagg1
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      Keep creating and keep trying out..as far as being paid to scrap,I don't like it..too much pressure and too restrictive. I have a DT that I am aiming for and someday…

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      Krissy
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        Scrapbooking is a hobby for me and I want to keep it that way! I have not applied for many DT because I don't want the pressure and I like doing what I want to do. That being said, I love being here at Swirlydoos, this is home!! And Graphic 45 is my dream team, maybe, maybe, maybe, someday I will make that team!!

        "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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        Hoping to retire in August and maybe sell a few items on Etsy and work with a DT that doesn't have crazy requirements, as I will be retiring due to illness and likely collecting disability. So crazy requirements for 6-8 or more projects a month will be out of what I am able to do. Don't expect to make a career out of it though, just hoping to make enough to support the hobby:)

        #234690

        My DT work is just to support my hobby too. I was teaching for a little while – so much work though! Maybe more doable when I retire but not right now with 3 young kids.

        #234691

        I keep pondering about trying to be on a DT, but I'd first have to get into the habit of actually using my blog, so….. maybe someday? lol! I've done some teaching, which I enjoyed, but I don't really have a connection locally to do more of that. The local craft stores are all chains now; the LSS disappeared a couple years back.

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        craftysprinkles
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          LOL, Monica.
          Believe it or not, I started a blog some years ago. Well, I went on Blogger and signed up and that was about it.

          I'm one of those for whom scrapping is just a hobby. I have so much admiration for those of you who can create layouts and projects under pressure while making it all look effortlessly gorgeous!!!!

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          Krissy
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            I have talked to quite a few scrappy business owners and MUSTS are an active blog, and social media (FB, Twitter, etc.)

            Once you have those established, figure out what companies you would like to be a part of and use those products. Most DT's require you to submit projects using their products.

            Those are just what I have gleaned over the years.

            "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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            Krissy
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              I'm not sure how to answer that question. Although I am on 4 DTs now, scrapping is still my therapy. I do it because I love it, it challenges me and helps me unwind. There are some teams out there that I actually don't want to apply for because of, as Maggie said, the crazy amount of pressure it would be.

              "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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