I think it has gotten to a point where there isn't really "celeb" scrappers like before. (Yes they are still there and we all will always know them but... it's not just THEM anymore.) There are SO many amazing and talented designers out there. And, thanks to Instagram, Pinterest, Manu blogs, regular blogs and forums like this... we're getting to see them ALL. I have so many that I LOVE and always inspired by them such as Ashley Horton, Patricia Roebuck, Stacey Michaud, Ashlii Oliver, Jessy Christopher... and I think they have really gotten noticed because of how much they are willing to share. Of course, making teams like American Crafts, Jillibean and other big name manu's helps.
I always look to see who is being interviewed on PRT and who Lain Ehmann is choosing for True Scrap because I believe these ladies are watching and showcase some really great talent.
In some ways I like it this way because it's opened lots of doors for many who feel led to share and inspire... and they get to! And I get to "meet" them!
There was a time when I was trying to make teams and get noticed and now I just don't care. I love the way I'm creating, I love who I am working for and I just share whatever I've made.