Thursday, May 10, 2007

Martha Stewart approved...

That's me! A few weeks ago I found out about Martha's call for LOs for her scrapbooking contest and figured what the heck, i'll give it a try. I put it out of my mind as I know there were thousands of entries, but then a couple of weeks ago I got a call from one of her producers that they wanted to talk with me. Of course I wasn't home and when I tried to call the producer back 4 days in a row was unsuccessful. Once again I put it out of my mind. Then I got an email that they wanted to talk to me and to please call them...I did, and was never able to get hold of anyone again! Fast forward to a couple of days ago and I get another email and they want a picture of me because I am being considered as a finalist, I email the picture, try to follow up with a call and nobody!! Yesterday evening one more email came accross that they wanted to know how to pronounce my name so at that point I figured I was in the running for something. Today just happened to be my day off so I sat through the entire show, & about 2 minutes from the end, there's Martha saying my name with my picture at the bottom of the t.v. screen, kinda' surreal. This is ever so exciting as I have been hesitant to submit anything up until now, but this gives me the confidence to submit to some of the scrapping mags finally. Of course it was a Mugsy LO that was picked...this one to be precise
























All of the winning entries can be seen
here plus you can scroll down on that same page to see the fab-o prize package...hmmmmmmm, what to get with that $250 Michaels card :)

17 comments:

It's Not Easy Being Green said...

Congrats! How exciting!

shelly b said...

Martha!! That's so freakin cool!! I love that you won!! How exciting! And what do you mean by the courage thing?? YOU ROCK!!

em said...

Congrats!! Now I really do have to come to the Chicagoland Craft Collective (??) to meet you...as you are famous! ;)

Rachael said...

Congrats!! What an awesome layout!!

Megan said...

I just think it was adorable that Bob called me right away to inform me of your big win! hehe I have my spastic lad working on getting that to you now.
As far as the gift card... I see model rockets in your future! hehehe They pair up nicely with your robot love!
=^..^=

a little about me and my life said...

Martha. Girl, I am sooo happy for you. That is sooo freakin' way cool.
Celebrate!
Girl you so rock! and your little dog too! LOL.

Sarah Moore said...

Holey crap that's cool! awesome!!!! That cash should be EASY to spend! WOW!!!

Cammeron said...

Woot!! Congrats girl! I'm so not surprised, you are AbFab :)

Brigit said...

Congratulations! Your stuff is always so amazing. Don't hesitate in sending off more layouts to the mags. Your stuff is 1000x's better than most of what is being published nowadays. I wouldn't be surprised if you became a regular featured artist. I would certainly buy an idea book of your creations!

J Lizzie said...

WOW!!! congrats! i can't believe i only saw the first half of the show :( totally exciting...so happy for you!

odd dotty said...

Hi, I just found your site a couple of days ago from I don't remember where and was all excited because you are in IL too, so I wanted to say "Hi". So, "Hello" :)

And also, congratulations!

Vicky said...

Martha,
I have been a fan of your work for sometime and have visiting your blog wondering when you would hit the big time. Congratulations on winning, i am sure that we will continue to see your work in many more places. Congrats again.
Vicky
(In McHenry...just up north).

FlipFlop Mom said...

CONGRATS GIRL!!! I had no doubt you could win.. and YES YES YES.. submit to magazines!!!!!!

ZachNZoe said...

Hi Martha,

Your Mugsy page is phenomenal. Congratulations and I'll be looking for your name in the mags!!! Great job.

grace from chicago

Margie said...

Congratulations! That is one of my favorite photos of Mugsy.

Donna said...

Ever since I met you and seen your stuff I knew it was some of the coolest ever and definitely has helped pushed me into the abyss called papercrafting.

Congratulations!!

Greta said...

huge congrats!!!