When I was a little girl, my sister Kim, who was 6 years older than me used to always say to me when I was ready to give up on something 'Can't never can, can't never will, must try!'
It has stuck with me all these years when I've been tempted to give up. It can be hard when you've tried and tried and it hasn't quite worked out the way you'd imagined. I suppose if she were still living, Kim would tell me something along the lines of her previous words augmented with 'if that didn't work out it is because God has something even better in store for you'.
I am choosing to believe that.
If you're here than you've likely been in my shoes a time or two. I've been putting my name in for design teams quite a bit lately, but so far no one has said a resounding yes.
Most recently, I was disappointed when Hambly announced their new team. Hambly is a company that stuck out in my mind as one of my very favorites from almost the beginning of my scrapbooking experience. I was so excited to try out for their team. But alas, the time is not right.
However, I did make this layout for their call and I am so glad that I did. One of the things I love best about trying out for DT's is that doing so often challenges me to go beyond what I already know. I reach way down deep and try to pull out my very very best. And the result is often pretty darn cool. Like this time.
My daughter and her Navy husband visited recently and we did a 'Sailor Suit' photoshoot. A girl loves to see her man in his dress blues. What a joy and honor to capture the two of them at this time in their lives! They are a beautiful couple and so very in love.
Did I lose? Well, maybe I didn't gain that particular position. But I won some new skills. My pastor would say that I grew in character since disappointment often brings about greater perseverance. And I have a layout that I am super happy with. I hope you enjoy it too!
And I hope it inspires you to get your hands on some Hambly because they truly do have some pretty fantastic products! And besides, Can't never can, can't never will, must try!