Thursday, 29 November 2007

Cover Girls... Finally!!


It has been my mother's life long dream to see my face in a magazine. Well that never happened during my youth, but it has now that I'm in my 30's!! LOL! I can now finally share this layout of me and Nicole which landed on the cover of Memory Makers Magazine January Issue.

The reason for this post is to share with you guys that an "unknown" can actually get on the cover of a major scrapbooking magazine. I started sending layouts to MMM last year and it took several months for me to get their attention. After a few pages in the reader's gallery, they wrote me to try and submit a layout for consideration for the cover. They wrote to several scrappers and I really thought I had no chance. But I still made a couple of layouts. The second one was for the same call but they needed a simple layout. All of these happened even before I sent in my entries for the Master's Contest. So what I'm saying is, to those who want to get published, just keep sending your layouts. Your call-back may take just a few days to several months but just keep sending them. MMM is always looking for new artists and they will definitely look at your submissions.

Here is the other layout that did not get picked...

31 comments:

Chrissy Le said...

IRIS!!!!!!!! CONGRATS ON THE COVER!!! YAY!!! See now, I'm going to have to sub to MM because of you!! ;)

BTW, you're not an unknown silly! The minute I saw you layouts at TwoPeas, I KNEW you were going to be a STAR!

pepsigirl said...

...and what beautiful Cover Girls you make!!
Congrats!!!! You Deserve it. Your work is simply stunning!

Kathrine said...

Congrats!
And I second chrissy le - you're not unkown anylonger ;)

Scrapbook Junkie said...

Congrats! You really soo deserve that spot. Your LO's are always stunning.

AliciaSharp said...

You go girl! I told ya you was going to be big!!!! Congrats Iris you truely deserve it and I know your mom will be proud!

Suzanne said...

Congrats, Iris! You really make us proud! Keep it up!!

Frumpies world said...

OMG the lo that didn't got picked looks gorgious...So the lo's that made it in must be amazing...I was looking to subscribe to this magazine but didn't know what it looks like...Can't buy it in the Dutch stores so....Too bad, think I would've bought this issue...Anyway, congrats on being in this magazine...have a great weekend (think you will, hehe...)xxx Wendy.

Ingrid said...

Congrats on being a cover girl!!! Your layouts are awesome, and so is the rest of your work.

ania said...

Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge congrats Iris!!! Such a sweet tale and it sure is inspiring - only..well, you really *are* talented ;) Anyways. Gorgeous layout and photo....I hope your mom's proud now - at last!! :D

Maybs said...

Iris, I can't wait to get my copy! Congratulations to you! Your Mom must be over the moon!

Catrine said...

Huge congrats!
I love both the LO on the cover and the one that didn't get picked!
Your work is truly amazing!

Becky said...

Congrats! What a beautiful cover the two of you make! All of your layouts are stunning!

Lisa said...

Congrats on getting the cover. It's a beautiful layout. I look forward to getting my January copy in the mail to meet all the new MMM.

Lisa(MMM 2007)

http://lisatutmanoglesby.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Pearl Rigonan said...

Congrats Iris! You and Nicole look really gorgeuos in the cover! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wati Basri said...

Iris congrats!! totally deserved it :)

Anna Zalamea said...

congratulations Iris! So well deserved!! You are so amazingly talented. Your family must be so proud of you! I'm proud of you! :)

jo said...

Wow, Iris!!! Congrats on making the cover! You and Nicole are so adorable! It's so nice to see Asian faces to grace the cover of a scrapbooking magazine! :) Yay! :)

Frumpies world said...

Hi Iris, a friend of mine bought the oktober issue of this magazine and I found 4 of your lo's inside...They are truly great and I finally managed to get a subscription to this magazine..Can't wait for the first issue to get here...xxx Wendy.

heyhoewarren said...

Iris, your layouts are just gorgeous - looking forward to MM hitting the Oz shops for a better sticky beak.

C70 said...

CONGRATS, Iris!!! With your talent, you're really going to land several magazine covers!!! no doubt about it!

Benga said...

congrats Iris! hay naku cover girl material tlga kayo ni Nicole, lovely photo and simply stunning LO! keep it up girl! pa-autograph din ako ha ;)

Leena said...

Congratulations to you Iris to grace the cover of MM!! You deserved to be on the main page!! Your work is truly beautiful & inspirational!!

Alby said...

Congrats Iris. Beautiful girls. Beautiful layout. Truly deserving to be on the cover.

Michelle Guray said...

congratulations, iris! it's a gorgeous page, truly something for you and your daughter to treasure!

iris said...

Thank you so much for leaving a message here. I really appreciate it. You guys just make me smile. Yes this is special to me because it's something I look forward to showing my daughter when she is old enough to appreciate it. Right now her reaction would be .... that's Nicole, that's mommy!!! And then she will get a couple of crayons and draw on the cover... yikes.... :)

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness Iris........where have I been lately!!!! I had some serious catching up to do on your blog!!! I love both of these LO's!!! I really love the one that didn't get picked up!!

You are my encouragement and I thank you for that!!! You are the reason I will be published!!!

scrapgurl said...

Wow! Congrats Iris! What an accomplishment. You make us so proud! Keep on creating beautiful art!

jonaks said...

congrats on the cover. you really deserve it. you really are an inspiration to all of us!!!

JazzScraps said...

I know this comes late but nevertheless...CONGRATULATIONS IRIS!! Wow! To be on a cover of a magazine, and not just any magazine, but a scrapbook magazine.....wowowowow!!

*sigh* I would so love too as well but I've a long long way to go....you are such a talent!!

ana (http://artblogracinha.artblog.fr/) said...

j'adore votre blog des réalisations tres belles !!!

ana

Drea said...

On the Cover of MM!! That is WONDERFUL!! You truly deserve it!