Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lost for words,.... but ever so excited :) :) :)

Hi Guys

Well Well who would have thought LOL, I know I didn't!!! Not that I ever let that stop me from trying every year for the past 6 years LOL :). I am absolutely gobsmacked that I actually made it!!! and that would be for a variety of reasons!! that I won't go into here; but those of you who know me, know what I mean :) :) :)

For my wonderful OS blogger visitors, I will give a little explanation. Every year Australia's premier Scrapbooking Magazine 'Scrapbooking Memories' runs a competition to find a new design team of what they call their 'Masters'. They also have a 'Creative Design Team' that is by invitation, Which I was honoured to have been asked to join for 2009. Every year hundreds of Australian creatives enter, and out of those, 10 are chosen and asked to join the team of Scrapbooking Memories Masters, and contribute to the magazine for a 12 month period. It is for the 2012 team that I have been lucky enough to be selected for. 




Aaaaalong with 9 other amazing creatives;


Beth Jarrett http://www.bethjarrett.com/
Anthea Peterson http://our-life-story.blogspot.com/
Leanne Allison http://leanneallinson.blogspot.com/
Kim Jeffress http://glasshalffull-kim.blogspot.com/
Kaitlynne Roil http://kaitscreativespace.blogspot.com/

Jo Kinder http://casadekinder.blogspot.com/
Renee Iveson http://nayandgilly.blogspot.com/
Tam Milborn http://calicolane.wordpress.com/
Sophie Sim-Lawrence http://colorsgalore.wordpress.com/

There was a huuuuge flurry of activity on Facebook yesterday as most of the team members revealed themselves; it was rather wonderful and very very exciting!!!!

There were many many moments throughout the day when I was in tears, and very overwhelmed by the emotion that came from reading the comments of people sending me their congratulations and heartfelt love! It was an amazing day and one that I will never forget! An amazing scrappy mate did say to me that there would be many many people out there who would be happy for me; but I must confess I was disbelieving! Seriously! But She was right! I was and am completely gobsmaked at the response I got when I revealed I was a Master!!


I can't find the right words, other than,........THANK YOU!  From the bottom of my scrappy heart! to all you wonderful creatives for your comments and love!!!!!

Lou xoxoxo

23 comments:

Sar said...

Totally and utterly deserved by the wonderful, amazing, beautiful woman that you are!!!!

Binxcat1 said...

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Kim said...

OOOO Louise I am sooo honoured to be on the same team with you, what an amazing day yesterday was, I will certainly never forget it either....I ammmm soo looking forward to seeing your work in the mag!

Lauren said...

You know what I think already! LOL So super happy for you!! Look forward to seeing you AMAZING work in the mag over the next 12 months. xx

Paula said...

LOL it still amazes me how you still don't 'get' how incredible you are!!! Huge congrats...you already know how I feel about this ;) Enjoy the ride xo

Tina said...

This is sooo awesome and well deserved. I love your stuff and I find inspiration in it everyday!
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Rachel Greig said...

Fantastic new Louise!!! I am so happy for you! You totally deserve this - can't wait to see your creations in the mag!!

Jodi Dolbel said...

Louise, OMG! Your persistence needs a medal I can tell you!! 6 years of trying! Good on you, you deserved this years ago and its great that finally your brilliant style of scrapping has been recognised for the uniqueness that it is!!! Very well deserved!

Kerryn said...

Congratulations Louise!!!! I love that you have stayed true to you all these years and they have finally recognised just how wonderful that you are.
Looking forward to seeing you at E2C again next year :).

Leanne said...

Oh Lou!!!! Firstly. Thank you for being the amazing, generous person that you are. Thank you for your support and love and thank you for just being so incredibly talented! I cannot wait to see what you bring to the table in the next 12 months. I am excited to be working with you and getting to know you better. All the very best and once again... CONGRATULATIONS!!! Woot woo!!

Jasmine S said...

Well I personally don't think it should have taken 6 years but I am glad this year was the one. I cannot wait to see your wonderful creations with the products you are given. Good luck and you will Rock it.

Moira said...

So thrilled for you - congratulations! You do wonderful creative work and you are a gorgeous person to boot. Well done.

Gina B said...

Congrats Louise, you soooo deserve it. Its about time!!!!

mrich2500 said...

This is becoming a banner year! Congratulations xoxox

Sonia said...

Well it sure shouldn't have taken them this long to make you a Master! Huge congratulations to a lady who stays true to her own style (which is FABULOUS by the way!) I can't wait to see all the goodness you have in store for us over the next 12 months. Sonia x

Adriana B said...

LOUISE Congratulations on your major minestone, well done and well deserved.... it is good to see an Adelaide Creative in those pages...... your artwork is so unique, truly inspiring and creative... well done have the time of your life.. :)

Jona Panesa said...

huge congrats to you!!! you truly deserve it!

Heather Jacob said...

fabulous Lou absolutely fabulous ..... you know your work is so unique, original and masterful .... I love your style and am always in awe of your talent.... cant wait to see what you do through the year ... 3 cheers for Lou .... huge congrats to you .. xoxoxo
AND I hear you are going to Darwin in May, woohoo! we are going to have a ball !!!!

colorsgalore said...

Congrats Louise! Love your work! Can't wait to know you better!
smiles
No. 10 Sophie=)

Beth said...

Lou, I had been wanting to ask you for aaaaages if you entered, but I lost your email address when we rebuilt our computer! But I am soooo happy to be sharing this experience with you. x

Marelle said...

Hi my beautiful friend - you so totally deserve this and I am sooo thrilled your unbelievable work has been at long last recognised
love you to bits you gorge girlxxxx

SueP said...

Congrats congrats congrats Lou!!! In my eyes you have been a Master of this craft for years!!! Looking forward to seeing much more of your wonderful artworks!! xx