Sunday, September 23, 2007

photos and memories


Still in shock and have to keep reminding myself that everything really happened. I really met 9 talented ladies that are now my friends, I really spent some time with amazing celebs from Creating Keepsakes...Lisa, Britney, Brian, Ali, Becky, Meagan, CD, and Paula. I really was featured at the CK booth where I met some super cool ladies, and cried when the first girls asked me to sign a mag (scared for those pics to surface:) I really chatted at dinner with Ali and CD!! I really left all my makeup in the hotel room...dang it!!

What did we do to celebrate? After we found out, Collin and I carried all the flowers and other goodies up to our room and decided since we didn't have Avery with us that we should do something fun. So I threw on my lucky polka dot shirt and walked all the way from Venetian to New York New York, rode the roller coaster and walked all the way back. One quick stop to buy some tylenol...man that was a bumpy ride!

That night felt like Christmas Eve; I think I slept with a smile glued to my face!
Looking at these pictures brings back so many emotions-I am filled with so much gratitude and excitement!!
*Come back Wednesday afternoon for some giveaways*
...what else would I do with all this free product:)

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your great accomplishment! Awesome. Loved the slide show - looks like you had a ton of fun!

Joanne

Dale Anne said...

I'm sure it will be still a dream for awhile - GREAT accomplishment!!! And, FABULOUS slide show!!! ENJOY every minute!
And, THANKS for stopping by my blog.

Mary and Ryan said...

That is so cool! I have been smiling for you all week too! Question: Do you have to carry that huge check into the bank or do they give you a little one too? I want you to post some of your pages, the two on the CK website are AMAZING!

KC & Holly said...

AHHHH! I am just still so excited for you. You have inspired us all! You're amazing!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on winning SOY! Your work is fabulous & your excitement is contagious:) So happy for you!

Amy Hummel said...

I love the picture slide! It looks like you guys had so much fun! And, BTW... I LOVE your lucky polka dot shirt. Where on earth did you get it???

And I agree about the NY NY rollar coaster being a bumpy ride! I've been on it several times, and always need Tylenol afterward!

jessperry said...

I have been thinking about how awesome that is that you won all the time...especially when I was in Vegas. That is so cool and it looks like you had lots of fun!!

Erin said...

Okay, so I've always wondered about those giant checks they give to people....do you actually take that big thing to the bank, or do they give you a smaller one to cash? I've never had one, so let me know! :)

elizabeth said...

So the huge check was just for fun, they will be giving me a smaller one! But if the numbers at the bottom were valid then I could walk into the bank with the huge check and cash it! That would have been pretty funny!

elizabeth said...

amy,
My polka-dot shirt was a 3.99 special at Forever 21 :)

It was the shirt I was wearing when I got the call to be a finalist and in the picture they have up on CK's website.

So if anyone needs any luck I'll send it your way :)

Candi said...

so exciting!!! can't wait to see what you have in store for us :)
(so sweet of you to post a comment on my blog :)
~c

Mary W said...

SO EXCITING!!! Congratulations to you. Love your work, at least what I saw in CK and on the website. Who is the singer from your slideshow??? LOVE those songs, would love to get the CD. Let me know if you don't mind, please.

Again CONGRATS!!!!!
Mary

Confessions of A Drama Mama said...

Congrats! What a rush!!! You can definitely see the excitement of it all in your slide show. I look forward to seeing you in the mag.

Jennifer said...

I think that SOY went to the perfect person! I'm still in AHHHHH and excitment for you! You rock!

ania said...

So many cool and fun pictures - congratulations and thanks for sharing!! :D

Shawn said...

Huge congrats! How exciting. I just discovered your blog and will definitely be back. :)

Tanya Kimball said...

Liz--Can't get much better than that...and what a fun place to be for the annoucement-Vegas! I'm sure it was a surreal moment! We are so excited for you and are rooting you on!

stephanie said...

i'm so happy for you- i love your work.
and how gorgeous are you?!?!?
congrats!!

The Reichmans said...

It is really so exciting for you! The pictures were great and you look so cute in all of them. I especially love the giant check ones-i have always wanted to get one of those they are so cool!

Leah said...

Enjoyed seeing all those pictures. I really like the one of you in the elevator! Cute!

Latrice said...

Oh Lizzy!! The slide show made me feel like I was there with all you great ladies. All I can say it have fun with and live it up. You look like you had a blast. Congrats again. It's not a dream, just a dream come true!

littlegreen said...

congrats again Liz!!!! You rock, and seeing those photos makes me that much more excited for you!!! Yay! You are officially my hero, you are so amazing!!

littlegreen said...

Hey what do ya say to a fun crop night with the ol' art studio gals?? I mean who can say no to a night of cropping and watching the office at Charisse's!!?? Okay, so i know you're too busy for us now, but I'd love to see you, lunch maybe!!?

Margie from CuraƧao said...

Wow, that is certainly a dream that has come true for you! Congratulations on the great accomplishment!!
I'm living too far away, because if I lived in the U.S.A. I would have certainly asked you to sigh my magazine too!

Debbie said...

A huge, huge congratulations from down in New Zealand. That is soo cool!

I also just love the song playing on your blog.

Frazier Family said...

Hey you guys! This is Mandy Frazier. I don't know if I ever mentioned it before that we are so happy we found your blog through Erin and Mike Miller's blog. Liz, CONGRATULATIONS! What a HUGE accomplishment. Way to go girl!!
-Mandy

Mrs. Miles said...

Congrats Elizabeth - I've never been to your blog before, but I do recieve the CK newsletter - and I was thinking how you might be feeling right now. What a huge honour! Just wanted to say hi, I've bookmarked you for future visits and wish you all the best in the future!

Barb D
www.lalalime.blogspot.com

Hummie said...

congratulations..that's so awesome!

Lynn said...

Congrats! My daughter's name is also Avery. I don't hear that very often. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Nicole said...

The slide is beautiful!! just perfect with the music too!! Congrats again :)

Angela Utley said...

Congratulations on such a huge honor! Oh to be the SOY...dreams do come true!!! Pinch yourself, because it's real. BTW, I love your work and look forward to lots of inspiration from you. Keep smiling beautiful lady!

Robin said...

Congratulations!! You are in for a fun year! and beyond. Enjoy it -- you have earned.
Robin

Wendy said...

wow!! a scrapbooker's dream come true!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! enjoy the ride! can't wait to see more of your wonderful work

Christi said...

I just wanted to stop by and offer my heartfelt CONGRATS!!! What an awesome experience! I look forward to seeing your work in the magazine. :)

kristen said...

okay, i just needed to scroll down to find the artist of that amazing song! priscilla ahn! no need to post this...just wanted you to know that i'm not a complete dork! :)

Roz said...

Massive congratualtions I'm so pleased for you, yahoo.

Tricia said...

CONGRATULATIONS Elizabeth!

EmmaJ said...

Congratulations! That is such a cool accomplishment, and I can't wait to see you in the CK magazine! Don't freak out, but everyone is going to be reading your blog now!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!
Aude

Lyndsie Field said...

Liz...loved seeing all the pictures...it looks like so much fun! I am so happy for you! I want to see some more of the 20 pages you submitted! You're awesome! :)

alexandra said...

Congratulations!!! So very exciting - you must be over the moon.
Love your blog - especially enjoying the music. I went to itunes and downloaded a bunch of goodies including Colbie Caillat's album Coco - love it!!! Amazing how music can make everything feel sunny!
Thanks so much!

The Lenssens said...

Congratulations-- what a dream come true! Enjoy your time to share your life through your pages with millions of people who love to do what you do!
Angela

Heather said...

Your family is so darling. Congrats on all your great scrapbooking! I even got all teary-eyed listening to your fun tunes with all your cute pictures. Avery is such a cutie. Congrats again!

Nance said...

I just found your blog and LOVE it.. puts me in a happy mood. Enjoyed the slide show and am still humming your choice of music.
congrats on your accomplishment. What a thrill. Cannot wait to see your upcoming work..

Enjoy.

debbiec said...

love the slide show. you look like you had a blast! congratulations! i can't wait to learn more about you! :)

paige said...

congrats!!!
you have much talent...so glad to "find ya"!!
xo

Mandy Lou said...

Congrats - love your layouts and love your sound track! Yea for Ingrid Michaleson!

I've been reading your blog for a bit - can't wait to see more great stuff!

Betty said...

congrats elizabeth...hope you have the time of your life....

Betty said...

congrats Elizabeth and hope you have the time of your life!!!

Mary and Ryan said...

I think you could win another contest for the blog that gets the most comments! I dont think I have 46 comments on my entire blog!!!Good work!

Nan said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That is absolutely awesome! What a wonderful accomplishment. Way to go!

Nan