I'm never going to make a design team....ever. Why? Two reasons actually.
1. I don't scrap by manufacturer. I probably can't tell you two manufacturers in my whole scraproom unless the paper is still in a pack and possibly a couple of tools. I don't care who makes it, I care if the colors highlight my pictures.
2. I'm too simple a scrapper. I don't like to have to look through all the embellishments to find my pictures...yes, my pictureS. I seldom do a one picture layout unless it is for my niece or nephew and there is only one picture........which since I've preached to my SIL about getting good shots, there is ALWAYS more than one. I occassionally get a one picture opportunity when it is a picture of one of the kids with somebody special in their life but when I do get those, I like to keep the layout simple and the picture big.
I would so love to be on a design team somewhere or even just featured but I've come to accept that will never happen. I'm not a marketable scrapper since it doesn't cost $10 per page for one of my layouts so I'll never be accepted to a design team. Oh well, such is life. My kids love their books, my 4-H kids love to learn, and my 4-H moms love me because I'm not breaking the bank getting their kids involved in such a wonderful hobby....................