Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Just a Wee Little Toot

A while ago now I received an email from Scrapbooking Memories asking if I would like to do a technique feature in their magazine.
I was floored!
YES!! I replied!!! YES YES YES! Enthusiastically, blushing like mad. And with my hand to mouth in astonishment, I hit the send button.

Then panic set in. Serious panic. The hyperventilating kind of panic...(you know the kind)
What on earth was I thinking????!!!

Now I know you are supposed to keep all hush hush about these things, but I needed help, serious help. (sorry SM)
 I sent an SOS to Mel Forbes, ( seriously LOVE this chick, well, not THAT seriously, but you get my drift... lol... I have lot of respect for her, and her wonderful creations are to die for. Do yourself a BIG favour and check out her blog)
Oops!! I digress.  Now where was I?? Oh yes , I asked  Mel if she would she be so kind as to offer me some advice on how to go about this kind of thing?
I received a reply straight away.. and with her wonderful advice, encouragement and extreme patience she gave me the confidence to think,
YES I CAN do this!!!!
and I did.

My Tearing and Sanding feature is published in this month's issue and I must admit to being a little bit proud of myself :-) seeing it  there  in print. (thanks for letting me peek at your issue Tiff, as they haven't hit the news stands yet)

 and Thank you Mel!!!!

14 comments:

Melanie said...

lol Sandra!! As I said then SM would not have asked you if they didn't think you were capable or good enough :) Your work is stunning and funny I was just thinking the other day when it would be due out!!! COngrats :) Will have to try and find a copy over here - bet it will take a few more days to hit our shelves :)

janice said...

Congrats Sandra :) Well done.
Your page looks really good and you should feel proud of yourself.
Whats next????

Jenni Hodge said...

Congratulations Sandra - so well deserved! As Mel said - they wouldn't have asked you if it wasn't! I'll have to get a copy asap, can't wait to see.... Jen

Kim said...

SO thought that was you Sandra, I love it and a HUGE CONGRATS you so deserve it!!!! am off to check it out again

Marcy said...

OM EFIN GOODNESS gal... talk about keep a secret!!! I am gobsmacked and SO DARN PROUD AND HAPPY FOR YOU!!! WOW, cant wait to see the article ...asked by SM...WOW!!!... now your playin with the big fish!!! LOL U GO GAL!!!:)

Kerryn said...

How freakin' awesome Sandra!! Congratulations, can't wait to pick up a mag and see it!!

Trish.S said...

I love it, I love it,I love it!!!!
Well done its fantastic, I'm so thrilled for you. Well done indeed!!.XX

Jo Kinder said...

Yes very well deserved Sandra, you should indeed feel proud hehehe.
Its easy to 'read' the smile on your face.
Haven't seen your article yet, will be shopping tomorrow. Your article will be the first thing I look at :-)
BTW Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. If I ever meet you irl, I'm going to give you one giant bear hug!

SueP said...

CONGRATS Sandra, that is so exciting!! I must get myself one of these magazines (i haven't been a SM buyer of late...so definately getting this one!!)

Angela said...

OMG! OMG!OMG! how awesome for you!!!!!!! I have the mag and as soon as I hit send I am going in search! well done & congrats you deserve it! xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Wow, congratulations Sandra. Well done, what an achievement in such a short time of your "scrapping life". Must grab a copy tomorrow and have a read. Kathryn :-)

Susanne Perry said...

YAY for you Sandra!

:) Tiff said...

totally and absolutely deserved. of course that should have asked you. your work is smokin' hot lately.

amanda hall said...

well done Sandra. I thought it was an excellent feature! Brilliant work - have a little faith in yourself and your abilities!!!

you are CLEVER!

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