I am normally not a venter, especially on my blog. But, I am also not a perfect person and sometimes need a way to express my frustration.
See this layout? It was picked up for Memory Makers SBIG call. I did all the paperwork they require, which honestly feels like more paperwork than it took to do our refi or our taxes. And I sent it in.
Once they received the layout, I got an email saying they needed photo releases from the players. It was a scratch my head kind-of moment...because the photos aren't of a particular player. They are just general baseball shots...you can't even really see their faces, especially in the one where there backs are to me.
To make a long story short, forwarding them an email from the owner of the team stating that it was fine to publish the layout and thanking me that I included the Missoula Osprey on it wasn't sufficient. They wanted photo releases from the owner AND every player. I told her to forget it and to just send the layout back to me. It just isn't worth it in the long run.
I scrapbook for the fun of it...and part of that fun for me is seeing my stuff in magazines. That is why I submit to them all. I don't really care about the payment. I have a real job that pays for my bills. So, payments from a mag is just extra fun money that I set aside to buy things for my camera, or whatever I want. But, family members get a kick out of seeing themselves in print, and it is exciting seeing my projects in them as well. This was not fun, so I won't be submitting to them in the future. I will stick with the publications that continue to make scrapbooking and card making enjoyable.
Well, this ranter needs to get back to work. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day so far! And on a not so negative note...I am getting my hair cut tonight. Yeah!!! It needs it!
Officially on vacation at 5:30pm tomorrow night,