Monday, April 13, 2009

15 Minutes of Fame

Wow! Lately there seems to be this “15 minutes of fame”theme running in my circle of friends and family. First, our good friends and neighbors, The Kornowas had their daughter Marley's wish granted by none other than Oprah Winfrey. Marley was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma shortly before her 16 birthday. After several surgeries and treatment she has scanned clear and on a very good track. Positive proof of having great trust in God and prayers being answered. They are in the May issue of O Magazine, were featured on ET the other night and will be also featured on the Oprah show in May. How exciting to see our friends getting to experience some joy and pampering over the last year of really rough times. Plus, they look fabulous in their photos. 

Next, our daughter Ashley was selected as a finalist in the Wet Seal Model Search 2009. Still time to view her video until the 15th and help her advance to the next round. Don't worry if the view count doesn't change. It is on a delay! Be sure to give her a high rating, too so she can realize her dream.

Now, it is my turn for those brief shining moments in the spotlight. I will be teaching a class at CHA consumer show in Atlanta this July for Glue Arts and leave in a couple hours to head to Atlanta to do some videotaping of projects for their website. Above is a sneak peek at the flip flap purse project that I will teach at CHA Craft Super Show. 

And if that isn't exciting enough,  just the other week, I was asked by Warren Gruenig to be his feature interview in the July issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts. I had to do the projects in a bit of a hurry, while finishing up on my Dive into Birthday Party Planning article and preparing for this big video debut! Kinda crazy how sometimes everything happens at once. So maybe you can understand why I wasn't able to squeeze in a Stampin' Up workshop before leaving town. I plan to have one when I get back. Wish me luck as I continue to share my love of crafting to a broader scope of people. I will update you later on registering for the CHA Super Show class.

One other person in the spotlight is a dear friend and fellow stamp enthusiast, Ree Nathan, who just signed up as a Stampin' Up demonstrator. We had our first training session and soon Ree will be doing her own workshops. I know you share my excitement and wish her great luck. She has great talents in cardmaking and scrapbooking to share with everyone.


Melissa Bove said...

Wow! Congratulations to everyone! SO much great news! I am so happy to hear your daughter advanced! I will continue to check out her video!! And good luck and have fun in Atlanta! That is awesome!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!!


Diana said...

WOW Cheri. Congrats on all the great things going on lately. Love your work!

Unknown said...

I'm so excited for Ashley and I will continue to watch her video everyday until you tell me to stop, and so will Uncle Bob! :) I can't wait to see your magazine article and the layout! I know it will be great! Congrats! On a personal note, I'm also really excited to see what Bead Trends will end up doing with the nine pieces that they selected from my collection for their June issue. Be sure to check out that issue and the Sept. 09' issue too. :)