Wednesday, 22 August 2007

I Got My "CALL"!


I have been waiting and waiting, dreaming, hoping, praying, loosing hope, hoping again... checking the boards, checking my email...This was during the looongest weekend of my life! I entered the Memory Maker's Masters for the first time not really hoping to win but to at least be able to tell myself that I tried. But as the day of the scheduled announcement camer nearer, I realized that I really wanted this so much!

The Memory Maker's Magazine was my first source of inspiration when I was starting scrapbooking and it was my dream to bear the title of MM "Master" one day.

On the night I got the call I was actually away from home. I called my Dad (yet again) to check if I got any calls and my Dad said - yes there was an overseas call for you!! So you can just imagine how frantic I was and I wanted to rush home at that time. I checked my mail, and there it was - a message from Patty!! In her email she was asking "are you there? I know there is a big time difference". So I emailed her back (and my internet connection was going crazy at this time) asking her : "Patty is this what I have been hoping and praying for? If you can,please call me at ...." And.. after a few minutes I received my "CALL" from none other than Patty Craft. She asked me if I was the one on the line and proceeded to tell me " I am calling to tell you that you have been selected as one of the 2008 Memory Makers Masters"! Wow!! I could not believe it! I was shaking! She was soooo nice! And then she told me, ok now I have to ask you this question "Do you accept the position of being one of the 2008 Memory Makers Masters?" I tell you, this was even more exciting than my husband's marriage proposal (shhh!) LOL! And I said: "YES! A thousand times YES".

Right now I am still in cloud nine. I am just so happy, thankful, and honored to have been given this opportunity. I still can't believe that I am deserving of this title - I really am not! I'm not a master of scrapbooking. But I do love this craft so much and it is a part of my life. I will just enjoy the year ahead and try my best to be worthy of the title. The previous masters said it was gonna be a wild and fun ride! I can't wait to begin the journey.

37 comments:

Anna Zalamea said...

Oh my gosh, Iris!! Reading your post made my eyes all misty! You so deserve this, girl!! When I first saw your work, I knew you were something special! Your work is not only beautiful, it comes from the heart! You've truly inspired me in many ways.. I'm loving the handcutting and background stamping now because of you!

Congratulations!! I'm so proud of you! Well earned and well deserved! I think I'm gonna sub to MM just to see your amazing work!

xoxo,
Anna Z.

Lilith said...

you really deserve this Iris!
you're doing great job!
congratulations!!
Lilith

courtney walsh said...

Iris - How exciting for you! :) You are going to love working with the MM team! :)

AliciainAsheville said...

Ys you are a master at this and keep telling yourself that! I can not say congrats enough!!! I know you will maake us all proud and enjoy the ride!!

Ria M. Mojica said...

Grabe Iris! Nobody deserves this more than you! Congrats and can't wait to see you in the mag!

Alby said...

Hi Iris! Congratulations! Very well-deserved.

Mia Castrillo said...

If there is anyone who really deserves to be called a "MASTER" whether Memory Makers or not, that would be YOU. We are all so proud of you! We love you!

jo said...

Congrats to you Iris! I've been a "fan" for so long! Filipinas REPRESENT! :)

Jeff & Pia said...

Sis, naiiyak pa rin ako sa tuwa for you!

You're a master Iris. As in sino pa ba no? Ikaw lang!

You're an inspiration to all of us!

a little about me and my life said...

I am so happy for you honey. Seriously you deserve it soooo much!!!!!

Lee i. said...

Congrats Iris, this is so well-deserved. You make us all so proud.

eMeLiNe said...

Really So Proud of you Iris !! :) Truly well deserved girl ...

Sahrie said...

Iris - You were a MASTER before anyone else knew it and with or without this title you are an amazing and talented artist! Congratulations on being able to share your gift of art with the rest of the scrapbooking world!

salme said...

hi iris, congratulations! you deserve it!

ania said...

Lol, so sweet!! SO SO SO happy for you, congrats once again!!!! **hugs**

Maybs said...

Iris, dear! You are truly deserving of this title! You are going to make one heck of a Master!!! Pa-autograph ha, please. You make us all proud! Good luck!

RiNNE said...

Yay! Congrats with this and Bad Girls, too!! I never knew scrapbooking was so big in the Philippines! You are truly inspirational!! This kababayan (sp?) is proud of you!!

C70 said...

Congratulations, Iris!!! I am so happy for you! Never doubt that you truly are a master!!!

Cathy said...

Whoooopeeeeee!!!! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!
Hurrrrrrraaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!


I can not begin to tell you how happy I am for you.

I'm honored to be on the same DT with you and I'm honored to call you my friend.
Thanks for all the help and encouragement you have been giving me lately.
Hugs, Cathy

PJane said...

congrats iris! you are one helluva scrapper and you are absolutely worthy of the title master! all the best to you seatmate! stay gorgeous!

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Ch said...

And what a journey it'll be, indeed! :) Thanks for being an inspiration, Iris, and for being super humble ever since. You're living the dream! (And so are we, through you, heehee!) Congratulations again and you make us super proud!! :)

- CH

Tam said...

Iris congratulations! When I saw your name and picture, I was jumping up and down. Your work is gorgeous and you truly deserve this!! congrats again!

Heather said...

Hi! Found your via scrapscene and so glad i did! Your layouts are so wonderfully inspiring!! Congrats to you, you surely deserve it!!!

ivyPINK said...

Iris...Im actually a friend of Sahries'and she told me yesterday about your winning. I want to CONGRATULATE YOU on Making the Masters LIST. Thats such an acomplishment and a fellow PINAY to say the least to REPRESENT. =)
Good Luck and BEST wishes.

Sarah said...

Congratulations!! What an amazing feeling this must be. Your work is gorgeous...enjoy the ride :)

Chrissy said...

Congrats Iris! I'm a big fan of yours and saw the post Wendy at Willow Traders! You deserve every bit of the glory, your layouts are beautiful!

Chrissy

leira said...

Congrats!!!! You make me proud to have known you.. You really do deserve it

Issa V. Lucido said...

Congratulations Iris! You truly deserve to be a Master! We'll be waiting for your wonderful and very inspiring layouts and articles!

Issa V. Lucido said...

Congratulations Iris! You truly deserve to be a Master! We'll be waiting for your wonderful and very inspiring layouts and articles.

Lesley Langdon said...

Congratulation Iris - I am not surprised one bit that they would want you on their team for 2008. You have a wonderful gift and talent and I for one, am so proud of you. I knew it wouldn't be long for you to be discovered!

Jenn said...

WOW!! CONGRATS on being the 2008 MMM...WTG!!! WOW!!!

scrapgurl said...

I knew it, when I saw the list of the 2008 MM Masters, I said, "Iris Babao Uy, hey she's got to be a Pinay!" And when I browsed your blog, wow, you really deserve to be a "Master". And I wondered why I haven't come across your blog. Well, I am new to this hobby (scrappin' and bloggin') and I will definitely post your blog in my favorite blogs list!

Congrats Iris! Really love your layouts!

juls said...

iris!! i just read the posts in the egroup today and your blog and i am super happy for you. it's not a surprise kasi nung bumibisita pa lang ako sa yo sa Enterprise at sumisilip sa layouts mo eh I know nang kakaiba ang talent mo.

juliet

Heather said...

awww so excited for you!!! This is so awesome, congratulations!!

symbelly said...

congratulations!!
i'm one of your many fans!
i'm gonna get me one of the blinkies and put them on my site soon!
proud to be your fan!
kasi my idol is really excelent!
yehey!
i'm happy for you too.

Celia said...

I am just so happy for you!!! You completely deserve it!!!