Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My little secret...

Well it's out.  On facebook at least.  So maybe I should put something up here... You know... this is a time where I should have had something prepared.  Unfortunately I have been waaaay too busy.  Even today!  Among all the craziness I've held onto my little secret for near on three months!  THREE MONTHS!!!  Not even my family know... well hubby did.  He saw the parcels and packages arriving and was a tad curious...

So what is my secret?


I can proudly announce that I am a 2012 Scrapbooking Memories Master!! 

One of ten amazing people throughout Australia!  My nine fellow Master's are so amazing ... well.. I do kind of feel insignificant.  And I am not just saying that! :) I really do wonder at why I was chosen.  I did love my entry but I was in complete turmoil when I sent it off.  Two days before the due date.

Mark told me to do it.  He actually organised it all for me to sit down and finish the job.  Especially when I didn't have the heart to enter it anymore.  He was my rock.  So I thank him for pushing me.

Don't get me wrong.  I am absolutely thrilled.  So thrilled that when I received that phone call from Cassie at Scrapbooking Memories, I cried.  Sorry.  True story.  :)  She may have been a little surprised! hee hee... It has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride.  You see, my Dad had passed away in the middle of all this.  I was so keen to enter for the first time this year (previous years I had had no confidence), that I had two layouts completed right from the very start.  Then we went away on our holiday.  And immediately as we returned home, we got the devastating news about Dad.

So my heart wasn't in it.  At that time.

I don't want to come across as ungrateful.  I am in shock.  Even after three months.  I am however, excited for what the next twelve months will bring.  I am ecstatic to meet new amazing people and learn from them.  I hope I can live up to the honor of being called a Master.  And most of all... I hope I can create some inspiration for you all to enjoy...x

Thanks for visiting.

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Dedicated in loving memory to my Dad....x

28 comments:

Anita S said...

a massive congrats to u!!!! yay!!!

u must have been really busy scrapping up a storm!!!!

enjoy! :)

p.s. where is the notice on fb??

Meredith said...

Huge congratulations - love your work and definitely think you are a well deserving Master!

Lauren said...

I'm so glad you did send that entry off! A huge congrats to you! You deserve it. Enjoy the next 12 months. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you create. xx

Jess Mackenzie said...

Congratulations Leanne!! Am SO COMPLETELY thrilled that you are a master!! WOW, you are just an amazing source of inspiration, I can imagine it would be a rather bittersweet time for you as you are going through so much emotionally with the loss of your dad. Thinking of you and hope you are blessed with lot's of joy and peace in your heart. Love and Peace xox

Sheree said...

Oh Leanne that's amazing news!!!!! A huge congrats to you...you totally deserve it!! I'm so happy for you!!!!

Sheree xx

Anthea said...

Congratulations to you Leanne!! So very well deserved, I love your work and obviously they do too!
Xx

Kathie said...

Congratulations!! Wow so looking forward to your amazing LO's
Kathie
xoxo

Chloe :-) said...

Wow - huge congrats!!!! I do love your work :-) :-)

Dolly B said...

A Huge congrats Leanne, that is awsome news. Enjoy, you deserve it

Cheers
Mary x

Anonymous said...

Very well done sweetheart! FIL

Kim said...

Beautifully beautifully written Leanne, a lovely dedication.....but holey moley how EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I sooooo cant wait to getto know you better, I sooooo love your work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melinda said...

OH WOW CONGRATS Leanne!! Have an amazing year!! :))xx

Gail L said...

Oh Leanne, that's emotional stuff ... but you deserve this honour - your work is AMAZING and INSPIRING. xx

Pearl Maple said...

congrats, that is exciting news

Jasmine S said...

Congrats. I am so excited for you. I hope you enjoy the ride and I look forward to seeing your creations each month. Woot Woot.

HarmonySweetpea said...

Congrats. Very deserving and sorry to hear its been a hard time for you.

jodie said...

Awww...beautiful story Leanne...it couldn't have happened to a better person! Well deserved, i say...have a fun year!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Congratulations!!! That is fantastic news! Sorry to hear about your dad though. I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work in the mag! xo

Monika said...

Wow! congrats! So well deserved Leanne!

Kerryn said...

You know how happy I am to see you here. Thoroughly well deserved!! Good on hubby for giving you that little push at a time when playing with paper would've been the furthest thing from your mind.

Your Dad would be very proud of you.
xx

Louise said...

I think the fabulous Ladies have said it all!!!! Now you need to believe it for yourself!!! OKAY!!! LOL :) :) :)

IMHO IT Takes more than scrappy talent to be a Master Leanne, and that has obviously come out in your creativity!!!!

Pe proud!

Lou xoxo

Jules said...

woohooooo!!!! YAY for you!! It is such a derserving accolade leanne and don't you doubt it for a second! OK?? I'm so happy for you. Make sure you make the most of what I know will be a fabulous year for you! BIG FAT HUGS ...xxxx

Bente Fagerberg said...

WoW such fabulous news fcor you. You are going to do wonderfully!
Try to enjoy each day of it. You truly deserve it!!

colorsgalore said...

congrats Leanne! looking forward to knowing you better in the coming year! sophie

Beth said...

Congrats again Leanne! :) You are an awesome scrapper and I have always loved your work. You deserve this. :)

Marelle said...

Hi Leanne, congratulations on this achievement - looking forward to you inspiring us all year

Anonymous said...

heyy loved it

Anguree said...

Awesome news. Well done, congratulations. Can't wait till the new magazine comes out to see what you have created.