Saturday, May 05, 2007

Oh my gosh!!! I'm featured in Two Peas In a Bucket!!!

I couldn't believe my luck! I'm featured in Two Peas on National Scrapbooking Day!!! I have waited almost a month to break the good news to all of you, so please bear with my excitement!

Let me share with you the letter I received dated April 18, 2007 from Anne Langpap, a two peas Garden Girl!

Hi There! You have been chosen by our team to be highlighted on Two Peas in a Bucket in a special National Scrapbooking Day Feature! We are so excited to be featuring our users in several special events on May 5th, during our all-day National Scrapbooking Day festivities. We would like to highlight your gallery in our special feature, and want to make sure there are no objections to our doing so. There is no obligation on your part, there will be no claim made by Two Peas of your work. It is simply a way for us to point out Users that we have noticed and to highlight the wonderful work you have shared on Two Peas in a Bucket. If it is not permissible for us to highlight your work, please let me know. We will be selecting one layout from your gallery as the image we use to highlight your name and work. It will be the representation of you for this feature. If you desire, we would love to have a never before seen layout that we can use to highlight you and your work. Please let me know if you are not interested in participating. In any case, please consider this information and request confidential. We would like it to be a surprise to the other site users. We can't wait for National Scrapbooking Day! Thank you, Anne Langpap (Two Peas Garden Girl)

At first, seeing the subject title of the message made me think somebody wanted to give a nice comment on my layouts posted at the site. I have received messages through e-mail before from two peas and it feels good to be recognized by fellow scrappers from the other side of the world. Anyway, while I was reading this letter, my heart started to beat faster, my eyes popped (exaggerated ba?) and even if it was about 2:00 a.m. in the morning, I ran to Jeff and woke him up! Jeff and I read the rest of the letter together! After that, I was screaming (with my mouth pressed on the bed or else our neighbors might think I'm crazy!).

Me? Pia Lopez from the Philippines? to be featured at two peas? - The number one scrapbook site in the US? I must be dreaming!!! But hey, I'm not! It's true I will be featured! I don't really care if I'd be given a small space ... atleast for a day I was there ... featured on National Scrapbooking Day!!!

I immediately replied to Anne (but of course!) and here's what she said:

Hi Pia!

I’m so glad that we’ll be able to feature your work on National Scrapbooking Day. I came across your work in the gallery and was blown away. You are so talented!

It’s up to you which layout we will feature. If you’d like to create a new page for NSD, you have until May 4th to do so. If you want to use a page from your Two Peas gallery, that’s fine too. Whether you make a new page or use one that’s already in your gallery please put that layout in a private album and let me know what the layout id# is once you do so. You can find the layout id# in the web address. For example, the layout id in this web address ( would be 1019731. J

I think that covers it. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask otherwise I’ll wait to here from you on the layout id#. Thank you for getting back to me!!

Take care,

And finally... it's May 5 in the U.S.! The moment I saw my layout and Anne's short write up -- I felt really ecstatic. I was teary-eyed and for a minute - stunned. I still couldn't believe it. This is indeed a blessing.



Alby said...

Hi Pia! Congratulations! You really deserve it. I'm a big fan of your work. I saw the El Guapo layout which you worked on during our mini-EB at your place. It turned out pretty well. I also love the Whisper a Wish lo. Very clever!!!

Other than your obvious talent in scrapping, I also admire the way you and your hubby share your passion. It's not something you see everyday.

Hope to see more of your work!!! And let's get together again soon.

Sheryl E. Martinez said...

Hi Pia, better believe it, that you have what it takes to be featured. You deserve the honor 101% and you're making each one of us proud! Congrats! :-)

Jeff & Pia said...

Alby and Sheryl! Maraming salamat!

Alby, hopefully we can have a mini EB again here at Cavite. You're the next host, right? EBs are always something I lokk forward to!

Sheryl, thank you for being proud of me! What you said really made my day!


Mickee said...

Congratulations Pia! It's about time your work got the recognition it deserved! I'm so happy for you!

Juliet said...

Hi Pia! congratulations! you really are so good and talented. you've come a long way. i absolutely love all the pages that you do. this is only the beginning.


Jeff & Pia said...

Thanks Mickee and Juliet!

Mickee, don't forget the scrapping moment ha! I'd love to see the photos on your blog soon! I'm sooo happy for you and Clifford! Baby no. 2 na!!! hahaha

Juliet, hope to see you sa scrapfest! If you need a companion, andito lang kami! ; D


benga said...

Congrats Pia, you deserve it! I think a handful of Pinays were featured in NSD! I'm so proud!

Jeff & Pia said...

Salamat Pearl!

Yup, saw those LOs too! Kakatuwa nga talaga!


Olive said...

congratulations to one of my idols! i'm so behind with what's going on in SE so my apologies for the late greeting. i look forward to all your LOs because they're really nice to look at. keep them coming Pia and keep sharing with us your talent. you truly are an inspiration! =)

Cynthia said...

Congrats, Pia! So good to be on the same list with you! :)

Jeff & Pia said...

Hi Olive!

Salamat! Ok lang yun no! Tagal na kitang di "nakikita" ah! Hope you're doing well. Kumusta na ba scrapping life mo? hehehe