I had two great mornings in a row. 1st was yesterday when I received an email from the owner of a new kit club that they have selected me to be part of their design team. I was thrilled because I drool over their kits everytime I see their upload. And now I get to work with those beauties.
And this morning was the best. A week ago, I received an email from Patty Craft (editor of Memory Makers Magazine) asking a handful of ladies to create 8.5 x 11 LOs for consideration in the January 2008 cover of Memory Makers Magazine. I was thrilled, but when I saw the names of the other scrappers they wrote to, I thought to myself there was no chance I'm gonna be chosen. They also wrote to scrappers who have been published numerous times, and to the present Memory Makers Masters. But then I felt I owed it to Patty to at least try because she did me an honor already just by asking me to send a page.
The difficult part of the requirement though is that we had to work on a picture with happy face/ faces and with eye contact. I did not have much of those! Nicole hardly looks at the camera now. So Jeff and Pia comes to the rescue and we schedule a shoot at Tagaytay. Come scheduled shoot - the sky was dull and we did not get any shots of Nicole looking at the camera. Looks like I had no chance at all. So just to acknowledge Patty's letter, I worked on a couple of photos that I felt maybe would be ok and did my best despite the doubt that I could make a layout that would merit a cover page.
And this morning... Patty sent me an email that lifted me up - way way way up! They chose my LO! And it featured a picture of Me and Nicole taken a few days before she turned 2. I could hardly believe it. I was shrieking and calling out to them cause I wanted so bad to wake them up and share my good news! My husband and mom thought there was an emergency! LOL! And you know what my mom said ... "Ay sisikat na ang apo ko!" (My granddaughter is gonna be famous!!)LOL! I'm so happy and so thankful to Memory Makers for taking notice of me and for giving me a chance. But I can't share the page in any gallery. haha. Will have to wait till January next year. I just had to write down these thoughts and this was the place for me to do that. Thanks for reading this.