Wednesday, 1 August 2007

A VERY GOOD MORNING

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.

18 comments:

the dreamer said...

IRIS!!!! Sorry hindi pa din ako makapagpigil mag-post ng comment kasi I'm so very, very, very happy for you!!!

Congrats talaga!! You so deserve it!!! =)

Nina

phylline888 said...

sis! congratulations! i'm so happy for you. magpapareserve na ako ng Jan 2008 ish! at dapat me autograph... si iris, friend ko yan, seatmate ko sa FPPF, blah blah blah... hehehe. idol!

:-)

leira said...

wow grabe!!!! kakaiba ka na talaga.. grabe kakaiba kasi ang galing mo..im so proud to have known you..

Liza said...

iris, you truly deserve that spot!!! there is no question as to the enormous talent you have. you make us all proud to have known you and be considered your friends. "masters" na ba ang kasunod?! :D

Nita Ang said...

Certifiably MUSE ka nga talaga. There's no denying it na. Au and I are all over each other with joy. We are so proud of you, what you have attained for yourself. Seriously speaking Iris, magpapa-autograph talaga kami sa iyo paglabas nung magazine... with matching pa-picture taking pa. LOL. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Barbie said...

OMG ang galing galing GALING mo na talaga, Iris! Congratulations! Hindi ko na hihintaying magsale ang issue na yan, I'll buy it off the rack... would you autograph it?

Sobrang proud kami of you. You're such a good person and it couldn't have happened to a more deserving girl!

KUDOS!

Gaye said...

Congratulations Iris! Well deserved. Ang galing mo talaga Idol! =) I'm so lucky I got the chance to attend your workshop here at Enterprise Ctr. =D

iris said...

Mga kapatid sa scrapworld, naiiyak naman ako sa mga comments nyo! Salamat tlga. I can't thank you guys enough. This really means so much to me. I'd like to think that this is an accomplishment for all of us Pinay scrappers. I guess it just goes to show that even if we doubt ourselves we should still at least try. We will never know what is gonna come our way. So Pinay scrappers, let's go.. Submit na!!:)

C70 said...

Iris, I am absolutely so thrilled for you! Congratulations!!!!!

There was never any doubt in my mind that you'd be recognized for your talent! Galing galing talaga!!!! :)

Makikisali na rin ako sa pila ng magpapa-autograph, hehe :)

Maybs said...

You have to sign my copy, Iris!!! I'm immensely happy for you. Being chosen DT is just the start, then this!! I just know that a lot more good things will come to you!!! Go, Girl!

janujennifer said...

i will definitely buy a copy of this! congrats, iris!!!!

benga said...

weeeeeeeeeeee I'm so happy! congrats Miss Iris! Ngayon pa lng looking forward na kami sa Happy New Year 2008!

Amanda L. said...

all very well deserved Iris!!

juls said...

iris!! you are super galing talaga, grabe! you deserve it kasi work of art talaga LOs mo. as in kakaiba at super ganda.

congratulations!!

Juliet

AliciainAsheville said...

Iris don't ever doubt yourself! You really put your heart into all your pages and it shows! i am so happy for you and I think this is only the begining for you! You do AMAZING work and everyone loves you! Stay true to yourrself and your art! Congratulations girl and I will be buying that magazine!!

Christine said...

Hi Iris.

Congratulations on your achievements.

Just to let you know, your layout entitled "Explore Photography" is Mad Cropper's Layout of the Week.

Congratulations! Check my post at:

http://madcropper.com

Anna Zalamea said...

Congratulations Iris!!! This is just so amazing. Wonderful news -- I'm so proud of you!!! I'm gonna have to get that issue for sure. Thanks so much for your continued inspiration!!

ania said...

Hi Iris! Congratulations on both achievements!! :) :) I love your style and the layout of you & photographing was superb - just as the others :)