Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dream Big

One of my dreams came true. 

A dream I didn't even know I had until two weeks ago. 

You all know that I digi scrap. Not exclusively, but it is a major part of my scrapping life.

I've made no secret about the fact that I have some favorite designers out there.  

The Creative Team call went live on August 17th at 6:00 a.m.  I saw it via Facebook. I didn't even know I wanted to be on a Creative Team.  I'd never considered it before.  I mean, sure, I love recognition when I do work that is worthy, who doesn't???  But to be on a team?  The thought had never crossed my mind.  

Until I saw HER call. When a designer who is on your top five GO-TO list (arguably even your favorite designer of all time) puts out a Creative Team call, well, what's a girl to do?  

By 2:00 p.m. that same day, my application was completed and emailed.  

That is, of course, when I started second guessing myself. Would my skills be good enough? What was my competition like? How many applications would she get?  Was I crazy to think I had a snowball's chance in hell????  And so it went, for twelve excruciatingly anxious days.  And life was still happening all around me. Nothing had slowed down while I was pondering what her very polite rejection letter would say.

As it turns out, I wasn't crazy.  

On Wednesday, August 29th at 12:25 p.m. an email came into my in box. I saw it almost immediately.

After a quick perusal, I was wearing an idiot grin the size of Texas. Yes me. Grinning from ear to ear. Well, at least as far as my small mouth will grin anyway.

The email said (in pertinent part):   "I think you'd be a terrific addition to my creative team. I hope you'll accept this enthusiastic invitation to join me."   

Hell, yes!

The email also said:  "Please keep this news to yourself until I've officially made the announcement on September 1."  

Say WHAAAAAT???  

But I want to go shout it from the stinkin' mountain tops! 

Thankfully, I didn't have to keep my big mouth shut for too long.

And here is my first Creative Team layout:
  

Created from the "Lovers, Dreamers, Me" collab kit by Krystal Hartley and Traci Reed.
Lovers, Dreamers & Me by Traci Reed and Krystal Hartley
available here

This post is submitted in conjunction with Sian's Storytelling Sunday.  To read more stories, check out the links at Sian's blog.

32 comments:

Amy said...

Oh wow! This is such big news - congratulations, you will do the designer and yourself proud!

helena said...

congratulations - look forward to seeing what you do in the team. I love this idea of dreams we didn't know we had

scrappyjacky said...

Wow Cheri....many,many congratulations....you'll do a great job...your digi pages are always superb....have fun with it.

heart.hearth.home. said...

Fabulous news and well deserved. Well done! You have made such good use of the digi kit, the colours are lovely.

Mel said...

Congrats I remember how delighted I was when I got a similar email and to work with someone you look up to will be great for your work too!

Jennie Hart said...

Congratulations that is great news for you.

I love the quote on the layout and it is so well laid out.

Jo.C said...

Brilliant news, I am so pleased for you. enjoy xx

Tammy said...

Congratulations, Cheri!!!

Lee Currie said...

YAY!! What fantastic news, Cheri. So very happy for you and I can't wait to see what you create :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congratulations!!!
And well deserved. So happy to see a dream fulfilled.
Rinda

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congratulations!!!
And well deserved. So happy to see a dream fulfilled.
Rinda

Angelfish said...

Congratulations Cheri! How exciting for you. I always wondered why digi scrapping teams were called CTs and not DTs, now I know!

Sian said...

Many congratulations Cheri - you'll be an asset to the team! A brilliant story - now you have your moment all written down and preserved and that's wonderful.

I'll be looking out for what you do next :)

Alison said...

Congratulations Cheri! They are lucky to have you..and I love that first LO!
Alison xx

Louise said...

congratulations and have fun!

MonicaB said...

I'm so excited for you! What a fun adventure to be a part of a CT.

Melissa said...

Congratulations - what exciting news! You'll be great on the team.

Karen said...

A big congratulations to you Cheri

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful for you! You are going to have such a good time. Congratulations on making the "team."

Missus Wookie said...

Oh Congratulations! How exciting - have fun with the work :)

Naomi said...

Yay for fabulous you!!! That's such exciting news.

quiltingfool said...

You go girl!!! You have always exceeded your own expectations, and fully met and exceeded everyone elses. This is another example of the cream rising to the top.

Couldn't be prouder of you!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Not just YES! But HELL YES!!! That's awesome, Cheri, and SO well deserved! Oh I am so happy for you! :o)

Maya said...

Congrats, Cheri! So happy for you!
Can't wait to see what you will create!

Kara Monroe said...

Cheri this is so awesome. You'll be such an awesome design team member!

Abi said...

congratulations Cheri! This is such exciting news!

Ginger said...

Big Congrats to you Cheri!! It will be lot of fun to see what you create :)
PS - I just visited her blog and love her digi kits, lots of lovely patterns and colors! I will keep her in mind if I`m looking for new stuff.

furrypig said...

congratulations Cheri you must be chuffed very well deserved xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time.

Karen said...

I expected to have a good time catching up with you tonight, but I am so excited to read this post! Congratulations! You'll be fabulous!

humel said...

Oh my gosh - that's amazing!! Many, many congratulations, I'm thrilled for you :)

Jennifer Grace said...

Ooh, congratulations! What a beautiful page too, love the big letters and the butterflies! x