Today I get to announce the most exciting news! Many would know I have been going through the process of the Spellbinders World Wide Design Team Competition...
First round one: 40 peeps announced - phew got through that...
Then round two: 40 down to 19 (which included creating a video of the project)- phew got through that as well.
Finally the big one... the FINAL ROUND. I was all geared up to create my little heart out. I was sent particular dies to work with to create my final project... Well today and yesterday I was waiting for that call.... the call from Stacey Farneth Caron inviting me to be part of the Spellbinders Design team.
I was up early, hoping and waiting for that call to come. And it rang! 'Hi it's Stacey....' it felt like ages until I heard those awesome words. 'We would love you to be part of our Design Team' I think I nearly dropped the phone, somehow kept the tears back, was a little speechless, and OH SO EXCITED.
Then double crazy excited... 'We'll contact you later today with all the details and get your flights sorted...' yes my flights to America! I haven't been to America so this too is a VERY SPECIAL treat!! I can't wait to meet the awesome team of talented ladies, so many of whom I have followed and admired their work. this is going to be one hell of a year in my creative world.
You can check out the complete announcement here.
Back in school I was always creative studying Art all through high school and it was my strongest subject. I always said I would go off and get my business degree first as that will pay the bills - art wont. Well I am glad I did that because it has given me a basis for a great deal of what I do now working for both my husband's business as well as my own. I am learning that in this industry Art CAN pay the bills though you have to work at it and an amazingly inspirational woman in Stacey Farneth Caron (who recently was named top 3 in her category for the Earnest and Young Entrepreneur awards over in the US) has definitely shown me this. To be part of her team is going to be amazing!
I am loving where my art is taking me even if it isn't in the traditional sence of the type of art most would know, but I always tried different things even back then when it came to my art, so it is no surprise to me really, why I love this craft that takes me on so many artistic journies from Scrapbooking layouts to record special memories, to cards to give to others as well as many 'off the page' or altered projects that can let my creative heart run free.
I am super excited today to be fulfilling a big dream, and looking forward to the future and what that may hold as well.