Friday, 6 August 2010

NEWS FLASH!!!!

Today has been the bestest day. I had a class planned for the day, so thought I knew how the day was going to unfold......how wrong can a girl be. I always arrived at the shop, boot up my laptop and check my emails so that I can prepare a "to do" list for Karen before the class starts. There, in my inbox, lurking amongst all the junk mail, I spy an email from Tim.....not any old bod called Tim but Tim Holtz. The bestest bit is that he invited me to be part of his design team.....me....little 'ol me....in my teeny tiny shop, here in teeny, tiny UK. You cannot begin to imagine the excitement. I rang Mark at work to tell him, then I was willing Karen to arrive for work early as I was busting at the seems to tell someone. Then I emailed Linda E. who is nearly as excited as I am!!!!! Then I had to teach my class....which turned out fab, they all did an amazing job....I was so excited, I forgot to take pictures....I'm so sorry girls and thank you for sharing my excitement with me. It's my birthday next week.....this is the bestest birthday pressie ever!!!

I think I need to calm down now......poor Mark....what an evening he's going to have!!!

Lin

67 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Congratulations ... I am too excited to type :0)

Elaine A said...

Congratulations Lin! You must be over the moon? How very exciting for you. Anybody who sees the art you create would not be the least bit surprised by the invitation from Tim. Wishing many days of excitement.

Elaine Allen

Sian said...

Congratulations, and I'm not surprised, your work is amazing!

Carol said...

congratulations, how wonderful, have you come down to earth yet :)

Anne Jagger said...

Congratulations! Well deserved!

Netty said...

Wow, congratulations Lin, he obviously knows a brilliant crafter when he sees one.........Annette x

Jennie said...

Congratulations! what a birthday present :))

Kat said...

wow lin thats great. I am so excited for you, you put so much efort into helping other people and your art work is amazing, Im not suprised your on Tim's A list for his design team, congrat's again you deserve it.

Kathleen

Paula Watkins said...

Wow Wow Wow!! Lin. You deserve it! Enjoy!x

Carol Q said...

Fantastic. Well deserved Lin!

sam21ski said...

Congratulations, but then again your work is fantastic xxxxx

Linda Cain said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are sooooo talented. It will be an honor to be on the team with you. So well deserved, and so thrilled for you.

Your Friend in ART,
Linda

Elaine said...

Brilliant news - congratulations!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow!!! Very well deserved! How exciting though. So that makes you Dame Lin then, right?

Liz said...

Congrats,what a way to start the weekend. :o)Liz

Daniele said...

many congratulations Lin not at all surprised though given your amazing work
hugs

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Nobody deserves it more, your Art Work is amazing and you are an inspirational teacher.

Congratulations. :)

Just checking................
You have said yes ...haven't you??

Cyber hugs are on their way...Andrea.xx

Sam Poole Designs said...

Congratulations on your big news! Very EXCITING!!! Sam x

Artyjen said...

Wow! That is a fabby dabby birthday present :)Congrats
xoxo Sioux

DF - Heidi said...

me thinks he should be on your design team not the other way round ;0) hahaha soooooooooo well deserved you know i think you work is just awesome

Hx

Jackie said...

How exciting, Lin. Congratulations and have a great birthday!

Helen said...

How fab! But totally totally deserved, of course you should be on his DT - millions of congratulations!

Sherry said...

Many congratulations to you - what an amazing early birthday present!

Chatterbox Chum said...

That is really really wonderful news and I am thrilled for you - not surprised mind you - congratulations a million trillion times over- I can't get over it - how absolutely wonderful - brilliantand fabul;ous. Well deserved.he obviously knows a good'un when he sees one!!
Caroline

Lottie said...

Wonderful news - but I must say that I am not all surprised, you are a great artist

Hels Sheridan said...

Lin hun, I am doing a massive happy dance for you... what brilliant news... how exciting and Tim should be honoured to have you on his team cos your art is splendiferous! Big hugs... and... huge congrats... and... if you get any freebies that you don't want, don't forget your l'il ol' mate Hels ROFL xx

Helen said...

Can't say I'm surprised! Andrea and I were talking about how talented you were a few days ago! I'm sure you will the star of the team!

Helen

Miriam said...

Congratulations...wow, what an honour!!! You must be soooo excited

Hilda said...

Oh! Fabulous Lin - and about time too!!! Very well deserved, next to Tim, you are my very best favourite crafty person, and I love all the things you do!! Many congratulations and Tim is very lucky ti have you XXXXX

Nicks said...

He has good taste, he has picked Britains finest!

mustavcoffee said...

Many congratulations, you gotta admit he does have the best taste! I bet you're going to have the best birthday ever, so happy for you:) xx

Anonymous said...

Oh brilliant, and many congratulations!
Jane B.

Piddawinkle said...

wow wow wow wow wow

:)

Twig said...

Well I said congartulations in class today, and i`ll say it again! It was so great a see a very excited Lin today! Don`t think you realise how truely wonderful your art is. Happy birthday for next week.

Carol Owen

Minxy said...

OH MY GOD, i bet you were frickin excited, i'd of pee'ed my pants with excitement if it were me, i'm sooooo please for you. BIG congrats.. you so totally deserve it xxx

Angie said...

Wow ...a huge CONGRATULATIONS ... now that is a great honour ...will you ever delete that email lol

craftimamma said...

Many, many congratulations Lin. I can just imagine how excited you must feel but it's is so well deserved. Way to go girl!!!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You will do Tim proud as well as your self! You are simply amazing and so talented, I can see why he snatched you up.

Love your art work! I have tried several of your techniques and keep coming back for more!!!

Debbie Emmons
Kuna, ID (USA)

Paper Paradise said...

All I can say is'you deserve it'. You have always been at the forefront of the crafting industry in my eyes. I remenber, years ago, at a stampin show, maybe at the Armouries in Leeds, seeing you demo micro slide mailers and since that day have always been inspired by you creativity. Tim has just made a VERY good choice to join his team!!!!!! Well done !!!!! x

steph martin said...

many many congrats - how exciting. I am not surprised as your work is gorgeous.
Can't wait to come on yours and Leandra's paperartsy weeekend in October (first one) to finally have some tuition from you :)

kath said...

wow big congrats lin....you must be running the walls and along the ceiling with excitement...but no surprise that Tim chose you..your work is fantastico....big hugs kath xxx

Jacqui said...

Well done Lin - brilliant news - you deserve it

Fiona Perkins said...

Wonderful news Lin, and thoroughly deserved. Now we just have to wait to see some more of your wonderful creations!
Fiona

Kay said...

Congratulations Lin, how wonderful! I am not in the least bit suprised though, your art is amazing. I'm only suprised it took him so long to get around to it.

Ellen said...

congratulations, what fun .
No wonder he wants you in his team , looking at the creative mind you have .
(You do realise you'll have to share him with Linda E.though don't you?)
wow Tim is getting closer to us now have great fun

chris'nlinda said...

Oh wow! wow! wow! But you deserve it! I can feel a 12 days of Christmas tags class coming along!! Many congratulations - all the best for the next exciting step for you! Chris and Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations......well deserved
Michelle B

Meryl Elwell said...

This so well deserved,lin, and a great opportunity too. Well done; really excited for you.
Meryl Elwell

Dawn said...

Well done you - congratulations xx

Debsg said...

I think you are the luckiest person I know! Well done. Swoooooonnnnn

Val said...

Many many congratulations - this is just amazing news for you. You deserve this - your work is amazing, and whenever I have seen you teach or demonstrate you go out of your way to ensure that everything is understood.

Hugs
Valxx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Well done, you!
But you do DEFINITELY deserve it - your work is leagues ahead!

Enjoy!!! (And keep celebrating - I'm sure the view from cloud 9 is amazing!!!)

Debbie, Old Harlow

Rosemary said...

Wow Lin! Congratulations! You must be buzzing. What a fantastic early b'day pressie. Very well deserved.

Wanda H said...

Congratulation!!!!! Your art is fantastic!! No surprise he wants you!!

Elaine said...

Fantastic news Linda and so well deserved. I have seen you demonstrate at shows lots of times. You are so skilled and so generous with your time. It is great Tim has recognised what an asset you will be to the team.

Elaine x

SABEE said...

Congratulations, you so deserve it!
I came to you shop for the first time today, and it was heaven...your work is really fab, and you are so tallented.

Denise said...

Well done! You so deserve it. Have a great birthday.

Ali H said...

Just seen your post Lin - how fantastic - that man knows talent when he sees it ! Hope you get loads of fab goodies to design with - and give us the inside track for when new "stash" hits the UK. Hope it all works out brilliantly for you - don't get so busy you stop running the weekends though will you - I need my 6 monthly fix!! Well done !!! Ali xx

inge said...

Hello Lin,

congratulations ! You deserve it !!

When my friend and I came to the craftshow in London in april, Paula ( someone we met online at All things Tim yahoo group and we met in London in real) dragged us to your booth.

She said we really should see you cause you're one of the best in the UK :)

So, now they know that in the USA too !

Thumbs up and enjoy your membership !

greetings from belgium
Inge

Paula Pascual said...

I can't think of anyone more qualified for a spot on Tim Holtz' design team than you. You work is amazing!!!!!! And you are one of the best demonstrators/tutors I have ever met, so he is lucky to be able to have you in his team!

Paulax

Neet said...

No surprise there - your work is always stunning. Congratulations - what a great honour and well deserved.

Marion said...

Oh my goodness. I am truly ashamed to say I have only this morning "discovered" these wondrous pages which, from first to last, are testimony to the fact you are one hugely talented lady.

Heartfelt "Congatulations" Lin, to be chosen by The Master himself must truly be the icing on your creative cake. WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Sally Bowman said...

Have only just read this entry, several days late, but must add my congratulations to everyone else's. It's so well-deserved.

NETTI said...

Great news .....all I can say is Tim clearly has excellent taste!
Well done.
XX

The Crafty Chick said...

You are going to produce the most beautiful things...lucky lucky Tim to have you accept!

Trish said...

Oh congratulations Lin! So well deserved, your work is AMAZING!

Lynne K said...

Huge congratulations, Lin. Tim's the lucky one now!