Well.. the search for the next Fashionistas is over. The results were announced today over at ScrapInStyle.

I am really really disappointed at not making it as a Fashionista. However, I've been given the great honor of being International Community Leader (proper title to be decided on later) together with Traci Keriazakos as the Community Leader. We have yet to get details on what our positions entail.. so at this point, I have nothing to tell you about it just yet! LOL!

Saying that, this was an amazing ride.. I am proud of myself for taking the plunge and throwing my name in the hat .. for making it all the way to the final round. That in itself is an achievement for me considering all the amazing girls I was up against. Unfortunately, not everyone can be a Fashionista.

It really hurt for me initially, to find out I didn't make Fashionista because I was so pleased with my efforts and so many people kept telling me that I'd definitely be one of the Fashionistas.. (not blaming anyone here).. and I guess everything combined made my hopes grow.. maybe a bit too much.. I don't know...

I did also hope that scrappers who are not well known names in the industry would be given a chance.. so often that many other scrapbook sites and manufacturers choose those who are already known in the industry over the countless number of other scrappers who have equally amazing talent but are less known. I must say JJ did have a great mix of girls picked out.. some are known and some are new names... but all equally amazing in their art.

Here is the list of the new Fashionistas and Community Leaders (and their screen names)

Martha Bonneau - Subbacultcha
Jayne Richards (digi/hybrid Fashionista) - NellieRose
Angie Backen - Juljen (aka hulhen)
Heather Fuentes - MetroChic
Divian Conner (digi/hybrid Fashionista) - Divv
Amy Tan - Amytangerine
Rhian Cooksey Quinton - rhirhi
Jan Barlow (digi/hybrid Fashionista) - PAscrapgal
Rebecca Ertel - Rertel
Jen Jockish - JenJockisch
Celine Nevarro - CelineNavarro
Debbie Campos - drummergirl
Nikki Peterson - Nikkipeterson
Amber Ulmer - AmberUlmer
Luciane Folch - Lucy
Cathy Pasqual (digi/hybrid Fashionista) - Cayla73

Community Leaders
Traci Keriazakos - tracinicole
Michelle Tan - MizzM

So saying that.. a HUGE congrats to all the girls who made it in the Fashionista search. I am really happy to be given the chance to make a difference at SIS... Traci and I will definitely be brainstorming. :D

Well.. that's all from me for now.. TGIF tomorrow!! Woohoo! Bring on the weekend!!!
15 Responses
  1. Lisa Says:

    Sorry you didn't make the Fashionista spot, but hey here's looking to the sunny side you got Community Leader.. whatever that means. :) Congrats on that!

  2. angel Says:

    too bad!!!
    But also congrats to all wonderful scrappingladies!

  3. Cricket Says:

    sorry you didn't make it to a Fashionista Michelle but I'm so happy that you will be the International Community Leader, that's awesome!!


  4. Nat Says:

    You are an amazing commun-Sis-ter :-) Huge hugs girl!

  5. Amadia Says:

    I actually thought it was cool that she created the community leader position, you guys can really make it into what you want to, and as the first, the sky is the limit. Congrats!

  6. Lana Says:

    Congrats on the team lead!! That is something big!! :)

  7. Janneke Smit Says:

    Congrats on becoming Community Leader!!!

  8. Anam_Kihaku Says:

    your work rocks and you don't need anyone telling you :) you will rock that job and I hope it does well for you.

  9. Hi!!! Just wanted to stop by and see your blog. It looks great!


    Ahh so sorry. I've out of SIS for so long, I didn't even know this was going on. I'm so happy for you making it on as a community leader..that's a great honor too!! So keep up your spirits! Maybe you can talk BIG SIS into bring you to Tennesse for the SISiversary!!! WOW

  11. AJ Says:

    Heya love,
    I'm still here (just did a quick blog update)
    Looks like youve done some amazing stuff lately - I love that you're being so creative. Keep up the fantastic work. xx

  12. amy lapi Says:

    awww mich!!! thats awesome girl!!! :)

  13. em Says:

    Huge Congrats on your new role. And for the record (shhh...) you were in my top 5 :)

  14. ~currant7 Says:

    so sad to not make it but glad that as you enter these contests, you learn a lot about yourself, your scrap style and experience.
    International Leader is cool!

    Congrats to the rest of the winners!

  15. Silvitanova Says:

    I'm sorry that you didn't make it. But I'm also glad that you'll be a comunity leader. I'm sure that you're going to be a great one!