Scrapbooking Memories Masters announcement - so excited I nearly burst


In 2008 I started my scrapbooking journey after visiting my then Local Scrapbook Store Tomorrow's Memories in December of 2007 whilst working on a card for my parents, and what a journey it has been!  From very early on I knew I would love to achieve being named a Scrapbooking Memories Master, even though I had not been scrapbooking for very long and I even entered the competition that year!  I enjoyed the process SO much and although I didn't make the 'shortlisted entries' (back then it was those that got to send their work in) I knew I would enter again as I just LOVED what I had personally achieved in what I created.  Of course, life never goes to plan and at this same time I had fallen pregnant with my first boy, and I was SOOO thrilled!  It mean't that I dreamt about entering including planning in my head what I was going to create, but just not getting around to it.  I had a boy and that saw my scrapbooking style change a great deal - developing a 'male' scrapping style that was very different to my feminine one.  I then fell pregnant with my second child and again... just didn't get around to entering, despite creating one of the projects for it... Again I had a boy which set the more male scrapping in stone... As I refuse to put a flower on male layouts (unless there is a female in there too), it has really pushed my creativity.  

This year I really saw my two very different styles start to marry together and change again.  When I started creating for this year's Master's compeition, I thought... maybe I follow elements of current scrapping styles that were different to mine... then I thought NO the competition is not just about winning and wouldn't be me if I didn't stay true to my style of scrapping.  AND I'm so glad I did!  I can't say I enjoyed the process as much as the last time, only because at the time I was quite sick and kept putting off my creating until the last minute when I pushed myself to at least get my entry in this year and hope for an Honerable Mention.  It meant I created 3 of the 4 projects in a week which is NOT me at all... it usually takes me a week to create one layout!  Guess it was all in my head and it just came flooding out!  Well looking back now it totally paid off to push myself through it as three months ago I got the most exciting call from Scrapbooking Memories Masters informing me that I had won... I was to be one of the 10 next serving Masters!  And that is my master's story/ journey.

 I want to congratulate the 9 other masters that were named today.  I am so thrilled to be serving my term as a master along side you all.  So many talented and inspiring artists to share this special time with.    


I would also like to officially thank Scrapbooking Memories for seeing what they did in my work, and to give me this honour!  The prize for winning this competition was absolutely amazing, and I would also like to thank each of the sponsors for their generosity in each pack we received.  

To all the lovely people that have sent me messages of congrats, I would also love to say thank you, makes the day all that more special (still pinching myself that all this is happening!).

SO with all that being said, I thought what better way than to have a giveaway to celebrate!  

Yes you saw that right... GIVEAWAY!!!

I will be putting together a prize pack that will include items from each of the sponsors of the competition!  
I thought... so many out there would LOVE to get their hands onto the prizes we won, so what better way than to share some!!  

BUT you will have to do something.... As I have just moved my blog to this new address, I would love some new followers, so if you want to be in the running for this prize pack you will need to follow my blog and leave a comment at the bottom of this post letting me know which of the sponsors provides your favourite products.    You have until 14th January 2013 to do this, allowing plenty of time for people to stop by, so please spread the word.

I am also going to have more exciting news for those that are interested in learning a little more about creating my style of scrapbooking while getting some AWESOME product to work with while you do.  So that is just an extra reason to follow...  

And you don't need to be local either!!  So stay tuned for that one!  

Again, congrats to the other ladies that were also successful, now head to your newsagent next week to get your copy to check out all the amazing work and to know which ladies got Honorable Mentions this year... a feat in itself!  I know I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!!

30 comments:

  1. That is quite a journey! Congratulations and looking forward to being on the Masters journey with you :).

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  2. Yay congrats! kids, they always push things back, & so glad you kept true to your own style!!

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  3. CONGRATS and what a story, maybe one day I will get my act together to give it a try, for the experience if nothing else. I am a new follower and will keep a look out for some inspiration (I need some).
    My favourite from the sponsors would have to be Kaisercraft on top and followed closely behind, Bo Bunny and Stampin Up. Congrats again awesome achievement!!

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  4. Congrats to you Beck, Hope you enjoy the coming year. It'll be a busy one if the first 3 months is anything to go by. K

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  5. This must be a fantastic news for you, congratulation and what a journey...your new blog looks great btw :)
    The favourites amongst the sponsors are Webster pages, American Crat and Jo sonjas( being half Norwegian I think)
    Wish you all the fun in the world the coming year with Scrapbooking Memories :)
    x

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  6. Congratulations Beck. HOpe you have fun next year.
    My favourite amongst the sponsors would have to be American Crafts.

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  7. Congratulations Bec. I really hope you enjoy your year as Masters. It will be fun getting to play with all the product you will recieve.... Well done - all good things take time... You got there but!!!

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  8. Hi Bec
    Congratulations !! great news looking forward to seeing your creations in 2013

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  9. Whoo Hoo Beck :) I was sooo thrilled to hear your news... You deserve it you are an AMAZING scrapper as well as an amazing person :)
    How can I pick just one fav???? Ummm I think maybe Stampi Up followed by Kaisercraft...hard to pick just one :)
    Chat soon
    xo

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  10. Well I certainly won't be needing any of your product giveaway but just wanted to say a special congrats to youBeck, I an so honored to be by your side MWAH xxx

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  11. Congratulations Beck! Your win has inspired me to go out an purchase the magazine, something I've been thinking about for a while but hadn't yet done!

    As for my favourite supplier, being a newbie scrapper, I'd have to say that Kaisercraft is my favourite. They have such a large variety that you are bound to find just the thing you need.

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  12. Congratulations on your amazing achievement Beck. Enjoy the next 12 months riding the dream. WTG you clever, clever, inspiring gal xx

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  13. Congratulations Beck! I enjoyed reading your post and I look forward to seeing your work in print! My favourite brand would have to be American Crafts. I love all their products to bits! :)

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  14. Congrats, enjoy every moment of the ride!!!! AC would be my favourite :)

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  15. Well done Beck..... so so happy for you. They'd be crazy not to have you on their team.....
    Since I sell Stampin Up I had best say I love their stuff but I'm also a huge Webster fan.... Congrats again and bring on. Wednesday so I can get the mag. Xo

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  16. Hi Beck :) Im so happy for you.. what wonderful news :) Ive designed alongside you at Australian Scrapbook Ideas for a few year, and Heather McMahon tells me we are going to be attending a scrappy workshop together in March.. Im looking forward to meeting you IRL

    Karen xx

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  17. wow congratulations!!! So very happy to be a new follower and to see more of your work thank you so very much!!! I just love American Crafts and Webster Pages but then who doesn't hehehehe! Congrats again!
    Lisa

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  18. Congratulations Rebecca :) You will have an Amazing year!!!!! :)

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  19. Congratulations on becoming a Master! Love your work. :) Love all the sponsors too, but I think Websters Pages may just be my absolute favourite!
    Can't wait to see what you create over the next 12 months. :)
    Merry Christmas,
    Rachel

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  20. Congrats Beck! This is really awesome news and will look forward to your projects over the coming months! I love Scrabooking Memories and buy a copy every month! So awesome for you!

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  21. Thanks for all the lovely comments ladies. I am still thrilled to have this honour! I have been sick this week and not around as much as what I would like with a son's 2nd birthday (today) and Christmas looming FAR too quickly!

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  22. What a journey with a wonderful ending! I'm looking forward to seeing your new creations as well as past! My favorite (even tho it's hard to pick just one) is Webster's Pages,

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  23. WOW Congrats girl!!!!!!!!! That is awesome. I love Bo Bunny, and many of your other sponsers. I will follow you and if you please, will follow me. http://rockpaperscissorsandscrap.blogspot.com/

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  24. Congratulations! Although we are Facebook "friends" I don't think I've visited your blog before. amazing creations. Scrapbook Memories chose very well. all but three of the sponsors don my scrapbook studio...Pilot, Jo Sonja's, and Stamp It Australia. I'll have to look into these companies. Thanks.

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  25. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to a year of inspiration :) Can't wait to see what you do with Darkroom Door!

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  26. Congratulations on becoming a master. It is wonderful to see somebody willing to give back to other fellow scrap bookers by sharing your prizes. Hats off to you!!!! A gift is given and not picked so your choice. Good luck for the year ahead.

    I will be folling your blog via emails as i do not do facebook etc.

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  27. Congrats. I hope to make some beautiful projects this year to spread joy and build relationships with other crafters like myself. I love several of the companies listed but I will choose Webster's Pages.

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