Wednesday, September 26, 2007

who doesn't love goodies?

i wanna know more about you!! tell me something cool, interesting, funny, silly, fabulous about yourself and i will send some of you a bunch of's a peek... "...let's get down to the nitty gritty..."(name the movie)

some random facts about me...

I love to read! (and since I can not read the "Twilight" series for the third time...yet... any suggestions?)

Collin and I engage in "The Office" quote wars.

I hate pens with blue ink and will throw them away.

Favorite color-blue

I tried to grow a garden this summer and my tomatoes are now starting to bud...better luck next year.

I can't listen to a voice message all the way through but I am one of those people who leave really long messages.

I used to play soccer.

My husband can't return my backhand in tennis. But he kills me in golf.

Spirituality, no matter what it is, keeps my life balanced.

I once was kissed by a sting ray.

I make a mean curry chicken dish and my favorite restaurant is Thai Ruby.

My father was born with diabetes and passed away when I was 15. Not a day goes by when I don't think of him!! Love you dad!!

I have a hard time getting rid of old Creating Keepsakes Magazines. Now I have pages ripped out everywhere.

I love being a mom to my 16 month old Avery, even though she is teething right now.

My middle name is Charlotte.

I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science...and now I scrapbook:)

I once worked at a Juvenile Detention Center.

enough about me...what about you?


charity said...
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charity said...

I love goodies!

Something you don't know about me, hmmm....

I want to adopt a baby someday.

oh, and I want to learn how to play the bagpipes.

Anonymous said...

congrats on winning....checked you out on 2peas...gorgeous stuff!
love your rubber boots too, way fab.

hmmm, random things:

* i only eat black jelly beans
*my doggie has his own scrapbook(larger than my 2 yr olds, but the baby is quickly catching up! LOL)
*we're expecting our second baby on December 24th!
*i love junkfood
*i married my hubby 6 years to the day after we started dating.
*i {LOVE} Laguna Beach and The Hills
*i have to fold my towels in a certain way, i'll refold if hubby does them wrong! eek!

can't wait to see all of your stuff in the upcoming CK mags.
Congrats again!!!

elizabeth kartchner said...

Charity, wow. I never knew you wanted to learn how to play bagpipes!! That's cool!

Anonymous said...

First of all, congratulations on winning SOY 2007! I love your work and look forward to seeing more of it!
Something you don't know about me..
I often doubt my finished work, and usually change it once or twice before I'm done.

I love M&Ms, but they give me a headache!

I have a serious paper habit - can never have enough.

I have a good sense of taste but can't tell the difference between regular and decaf coffee.

I have to make the bed as soon as I get up - drives my husband crazy!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your recently honor of SOTY! I can't wait to see to see more of your work in CK! It is cool that you're sharing your goodies with others.

Something random about me is that I conducted an experiment with my 2.5 year old son today. What happens to popcorn in a bowl of water? We had fun just playing!

elizabeth kartchner said...

kel, congrats on your second baby due on Christmas Eve!!
ditto the towel folding-don't mess with 'our way' of doing it :))

Anonymous said...

Congrats on winning!

Here are a few things about me-

Pickle is my favorite word

I can’t stand the feel of popsicle sticks or things between my toes

I have to sit on the inside of a booth when I am out to dinner

I like cupcakes but I am not a fan of cake

I am scared of fish-unless they are animated-I like Nemo

I refuse to drink coffee because it will make me an adult

I just had my first salad and PB & J at 30

I finally got a niece last week after 4 nephews

I used to work at Disney World

I have red couches

I would love to be on Wheel of Fortune

:) Danielle

AngMomof3 said...

Thanks for the generous offer! I've had fun learning about you.

My "fun fact" is that I once performed with a show choir on a cruise ship as the pre-show to a Beach Boys concert.

Still love singing when I can!


nance said...

Your personality radiates...

This was a year of firsts for me... yeaaah .

1st cruise (western carib) On the largest Cruise Ship. Beautiful.. got to swim with the sting-rays

1st trip to Hawaii .. first luau Beautiful Island, Beautiful People

1st part-time job since having children. Archiver's.. more a hobby than a job. : )

Found a baby fox in the garage.. too cute.. had to scare him away

Congrats again.
I spent the afternoon downloading a bunch of your playlist.. thxs

Rachel said...

First of all...congrats! I checked out some of your stuff and it's great!'s a little about me:
-I am 11 years older than my brother
-I won't eat a sandwich without potato chips
-I love organization, but I do a terrible job at it
-I subscribe to 4 magazines and usually only end up reading 1 of those from cover to cover each month
-totally addicted to mango salsa!

Michelle said...

congrats on winning!!!

interesting things about me...

I am a mama to identical twin girls who came into the world a whopping 12.5 weeks early! They are now almost 2 and are beautiful and very healthy...true miracles!

I watch waaaay too much reality t.v

I sing in the shower everyday

I am very unorganized and don't know how I keep track of anything with 4 children

Carly said...

Hi! I was just going to lurk, but my FIRST name is actually Charlotte.

I must confess I've never heard of you until a few days ago - congratulations!!

I was born an hour before the BIG blackout in NYC. (So I'm almost 42, but my blog is still called "going on 40" because that's what I was thinking about in my life when I first started it.)

In the past year I have tried kayaking and parasailing. Both were awesome. I love scrapbooking, cake decorating, my kids, making beaded necklaces, singing in my church choir, Alton Brown, and Perez Hilton (oops, that's a character flaw).

I'm not crazy about chocolate, peanut butter, supermarkets or most of my coworkers (oops again!)

Until recently I helped with a NICU scrapbooking program. I'm going to continue that mission in a way, by working with my sister Suzy on bereavement scrapbooks.

congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Things about me that you might not know:

I'm a Martha Stewart wannabe.

I married my highschool sweetie.

I drink my tea half sweet, half unsweet.

I'm 38 but I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

I hate to see something good go to waste.

I love getting a good bargain.

We always bake our own birthday cakes - it's more fun that way.

Freshly vacuumed floors make me smile.

We adopted the cutest, sweetest dog named Baby.

I've only had one pedicure in 7 years.

Thrift stores and garage sales are my favorite.

I wish people didn't have to be rude sometimes.

Thanks! Carla G.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on winning Scrabooker of the Year.

Random thoughts....

this is my first blog post, go figure.

i'm turning into my mother, yikes!

i love to go camping, although my idea of roughing it is taking the RV and not using the microwave. LOL.

i love to make handmade cards.

i'm toying with digital scrapbooking.

emily anderson said...

congrats on winning! you are super cute, and your work is amazing!! i have to admit, that i found your blog just a few days ago, but i spend the majority of my time on the computer with your blog open, just so i can jam to your music. it's great! i've found a new favorite artist...regina spektor--how did i not know about her before?? anywho...i just finished putting 3 children to bed, so my brain is fried, so i can't think of anything creative or funny right's a few things about me:
i have 3 kids, all under the age of 3 1/2 (and no twins) life is BUSY! my husband and have only been married for 4 1/2 years (our first baby was definitely a honeymoon oops baby :) ) i love to scrapbook, and hope to win that same award one day...waaaay in the future though :)
and by the way...i think the "nitty gritty" quote is from 'nacho libre' absolute favorite movie of all time!!! and one more thing...i love the office as's only the greatest show ever...can't wait for the new season to start tomorrow!!
thanks for the chance at some fab goodies!

Unknown said...

Your quote is from NACHO LIBRE ;)

A few random things about me:

I met my hubby online in an LDS chatroom.

Our son was born almost exactly 13 months after our wedding day.

I want to go to Ireland. SO BAD.

I teach 3 year olds at church. Seriously, one of the hardest callings I have had.

My dad passed away on July 6 of this year after wrecking on his motorcycle. I miss him SO much.

My favorite color is blue. Pink and orange are close seconds.

Pebbles in My Pocket is one of my favoritest stores ever. Also Roberts Crafts.

Anonymous said...

elizabeth - first of all, many congrats to you!

let's see...

you and I have the same taste in son (who just turned a year) is also teething, so I am with you on those random things...oh and I also played soccer in high school...

the only other random thing I can think of is that I have very small feet (5.5) and it's hard to find shoes...that is until I was pregnant and my feet were so swollen I could only wear my sister's size 8 flip flops to work *and yeah, had to take pictures but can't bring myself to scrapbook them just yet...too traumatic still ;)

Lisa J. said...

First let me say Congratulations! I can only imagine how excited you are! Best wishes with this title.

Things about me include:
1. My faith is paramount to me as a person.

2. I desire a second child.

3. I might be OCD. :)

4. I am a only child.

5. I play the flute. Always had a secret desire to be in a orchestra.

6. I work FT as a nurse on a helicopter.

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Lisa said...

Congratulations Elizabeth, and thanks for opening up your life for us to see! First off, although I haven't seen the movie, I did read your blog from start to finish to "get to know" our new SOY better (sorry, kind of stalker-ish!)and in your tag message last month you said your fave movie is Nacho Libre so I guess that your nitty gritty quote is from there. Random thoughts about me...
*I love to go to crops, but only so that I can see other amazing artists, eat a lot of snacks and visit with my friends
*I can't eat M&M's or skittles unless I lay them out and eat them in color order or in sets
*Patterned paper is my enemy because I can't decide how to categorize it... by pattern, by color, by manufacturer...all of the above?! AAGH!!
*I don't like black licorice but I love black jelly beans
*I only watch two TV shows besides the news: Grey's Anatomy and Jeopardy
*I have never EVER had coffee
*I collect Mustangs (the car) and I have 3
*I eat my tuna fish sandwiches with lays potato chips ON THEM or I don't eat them at all (too soggy!)
*Oh, and I am an army chick so pink is my current favorite color because it is a way to be "girly". Normally I like green or purple!
OK... enough weirdness about me! Again, can't wait to get to know you better through your art, your blog and CK! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Anonymous said...

...oh yes and one more thing...i am no good at leaving comments apparently...I hit the button too many times. sorry!

joscelyne cutchens said...

Since you don't really know me at all, that leaves it wiiiide open. I am a Hawaiian. I live in Hawaii. I have 2 boys. My family is complete. I love to Scrap. I love to take pictures. I love to buy supplies to participate in all of the above, hee hee.

Anonymous said...

today is my 38th bday

when my husband & i were first married, i had my fortune read with tarot cards....some "devasting" news was true

i had one son when i had my fortune told again, i was to have one more child, and she would be a girl...i have hanna now

i secretly love my mini van

i love to read

i wish i continued with my education

i work in the mental health field

i worry constantly about my mother.

i want to lose 20lbs

i love the smell of tar, gasoline and rubber...wierd

ok, one more
i love popcorn & pickles

congrats, what an honor...
u must be floatin'
i admire u...

lynda in calif

Tricia said...

Contrats on your win - what an honor! I also love the music you have on your blog - thanks for introducing me to some new artists!

Maybe I can return the is too short to read the same book(s)twice! I would recommend "The True and Outstanding Story of the Hunt Sisters." It is an excellent and easy read, but have the Kleenex ready because you will be crying through you laughter. Best book I have read in a long time (well, at least since the last HP). The author is Elisabeth Robinson.

An interesting fact about myself? Crazy as it is, I am working on my own book! Three chapters and still writing!

Dale Anne Potter said...

Again, CONGRATS on your win!!!
I LOVE my family & friends.
I love small prairie towns.
I LOVE the quiet.
I LOVE being inspired by my surroundings.
I LOVE it that my art quilts are finally being accepted into shows/exhibitions all over North America.
I LOVE being able to inspire people with my art quilting, my stamping and my scrapping!!!

Elisha said...

Congrats on winning!!

Things about me, hmmm

~ My husband and I both loss a spouse

~ My first husband passed away 10 years ago today. It sundenly hit me about 4pm today when I was helping one of my 4 children with homework. I never thought 10 years later I would be happily married with 4 beautiful children and helping with first grade homework.

~ I love to listen to Radio Disney with the kids

~ I have to hang all my shirts the same way. I can't stand it when my kids hang there close in different directions.

~ I'm addicted to Starbucks!!!

~ I don't care for cake donuts

~ I love Thursday night TV durring the Fall

~ I start scrapbooks but I never seem to finish them

~ I have a Tigger tatoo

Anonymous said...

Congrats on Your outstanding win!

Let's see...about me. goes.

~I share a birthday with Princess Diana~
~I love thunderstorms~
~I knit socks!!~~
~My entire family lives in the same town~
~I'm a closet Barry Manilow fan~
~I'm a Girl Scout leader~
~I'm a 4-H advisor~
~I love pepermint stick ice cream~
~My oldest got to sit on Shamu at Sea Worl Orlando when she was 4~
there's more but I don't want to bore you.

Congrats again!!!! You've got talent and class. :)

Candi Tardio said...

hi e....i worked tonight @ my LSS and the new paper trends was there and i saw you cute mini circle book :)
so sweet!!!

Unknown said...

Hey! Congratulations on being CK's scrapper of the year!! You definitely deserve it. I love your style.

Ok, stuff about me:

You know how they say you can't lick your elbow? I can. yup. I have Gene Simmons' tongue.

Also, when i was a kid, I wanted all of my dresses to look like Cinderella's in the Disney movie. I even had this "test".

1} Poufy sleeves were a must.

2} If I spun around in a circle, the dress must flare out in a very pretty fashion.

3} no plaid or corduroy. Cindy didn't wear plaid!! And corduroy doesn't drape nicely. ;o)

Mom used to bribe me with the Cinderella dresses to get me to make my bed. Then one day I didn't care any more and she had nothing to bribe me with. I haven't made my bed since.

(ok. Now I'm married, I make it ... sometimes. ;o)

Stephanie said...

Me and my sister live 3 miles from each other, and try to scrap several times a week. She just had a baby almost 2 weeks ago, and she is precious !!

Anonymous said...

Felicidades!! thats congratulations in Spanish for your succes. Sorry if my English is not quiet good, the reason and with that came my random things....

*I live in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico meaning my main language is SPANISH.
*I went to my senior prom in high school with my now husband.
*we dated for six years before getting married.
*We have been married 6 years.(that's 12 years together, what a blessing)
*We have a 3 years old boy named Fernando Javier and a baby girl of only 4 months named Carolina Isabel.
* Today I found about you via(Ali Edwards blog)and let me tell you, I reallyyyyyyyyyyyyy enjoy it. Your the kind of person that by only looking at you make me want to smile.

Felicidades again, cant wait to see all the beautiful things your gonna create.

Cassie said...

Things about me, let's see...

I have ALWAYS loved the color brown. As I child I always went for the brown crayon!

I love to eat oatmeal cookies with cream cheese spread on them.

Your Blog inspired me to create my own (currently in progress).

I have never tasted Lobster and almost every other seafood.

I have two beautiful children; a girl who's 7 and a boy who's 3.

My husband has Multiple Sclerosis.

I absolutely love spinach.

Kirsten Krason said...

Hey Congrats to you!! What an amazing honor. Okay so here are some fun things:
I am really weird
I used to dream of being an actress and would cry when I watched the acadamy awards.
I like spaghettios right out of the can.
I just barely learned how to swallow pills.
I have a sewing machine but can't sew.
Everything I cook tastes bad but husband will never admit it.
I am addicted to stupid shows and I hate it.
I live in Arizona and all my family and friends live in Utah.
I wish I had different hair.
Thanks for the oppurtunity!

Lisa Martin said...

Randomness about me:
I've loved the smell of tape since I was about 12 years old.

I've battled depression for 20 years.

When I make my husband laugh I get a very peaceful feeling inside me.

and lastly, I love Mexico!

Gordostyle said...

So excited for your new adventure...just reading your blog for the first time this week and you seem like a person who totally deserves this honor! By the way, I have now purchased and downloaded the song "Dream" on to my computer - I'm totally addicted! It's absolutely beautiful!

Anyway, I can't decide which fact I should tell about myself. So, here's two:

1 ~ Someone made a "citizen arrest" on me for passing them illegally. I'm totally serious. It was the most bizarre thing I'd ever heard of and if you knew me, It's even more bizarre...although maybe I have a different side to me because I really do get irritated with other people's driving and can, on occasion, (before I was a mom) engage in a little road rage. :o)

2 ~ Got stuck in a shirt at the Gap in the dressing room. I had to go out to the check out counter and 2 (yes, two) employees had to cut it off of me. Yep, totally embarrasing! It was one of those form fitting shirts with a zipper on the side of it - and the zipper totally got stuck! Wow, anybody that knows me loves to hear that story! HA!

So, how's that for 2 very funny WEIRD facts about my pretty boring self!

Congrats on your new adventure!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on winning! Cant' wait to see more of your work!

A few things about me:

I'm a hairstylist, but hate to have my hair worked on!

My dream car is my red beetle.

I can't get enough of Disney World!

I love to be with my four beautiful children, they are so much fun.

I have a GREAT husband!

My dream home would have an ocean view.

And I am terribly addicted to scrapbooking!!!!

Shaun said...

First of all, congratulations on SOY win! I was rooting for you.
Ok, here we go, I am going to list a few things we have in common. I am from Utah, just moved to South Carolina in June 07. Had my second son been a girl, we were going to name her Avery. I too lost my father, I was 29 and pregnant with my first son, yes, I still miss him everyday. I lost my mother when I was 16 and I still miss her everyday. I tried to grow a veggie garden this summer, nothing grew, not even a weed. Shoot, now I cannot remember what else we have in common. Oh yea, my husbands name is Charlie, close to Charlotte, which is what I wanted to name my daughter, he won and her name is Vincenza but we call her Vinny. I have a 15 year old son, Patrick, and an almost 11 year old named Mitchell (almost Avery). I love scrapbooking and creating memories for my children for when I am not around. I collect pattern paper, so much so, I will never be able to use it all, just love the feel and smell of it. My daughter at 8 shares this obsession. Ok, enough already. One last thing, my mantra, I have MS but Ms does not have me.
Look forward to seeing more of you and your work in CK!

Shaun said...

Sorry, I forgot one important item. All three of my children are miracles born after we were told we would never concieve. Never say never!

Stephanie said...

Hi! Your blog is adorable, I love your hair, and you are an amazing scrapbooker. Here are a few things about me:
-I am a military wife, and my husband is an Air Force pilot. I love it.
-I hate chocolate cake but am obsessed with chocolate in all other forms.
-I have a 6 month old baby girl named Eva, and I take about 25 pictures of her every single day.
-I used acrylic paint on a page for the first time in my life today. And it's probably my favorite page.
-I have lived in France and Australia.
-I have always wanted to learn to tapdance.
-I LOVE the Office. Bears. Beets. Battle Star Galactica.
-I am #60 of 104 first cousins on my Dad's side, and the oldest of 14 on my Mom's side.
-If I have another daughter, I am seriously considering naming her Charlotte. Charlotte Webb.
-I am a scuba diver.
-I had a suicidal beta fish named Gill. He killed himself by jumping out of his bowl and landing in the wires behind the television. Very sad.

Kimberly T. said...

Again, Congratulations!! You look like such a warm, friendly, exciting, happy person. I can't wait to see more of your work!

Things about me, hmmm, I have triplets plus 3 others first. That takes up the majority of my time, but gives lots of opportunities for picture taking, not as much time as I'd like for scrapbooking, though. lol

Love to organize anything and everything.

Totally addicted to chicken and black bean burritos from Taco Time.

Tiffany said...

How super exciting to win SOY! Congratulations! Your stuff is darling! When I saw your pic-I thought I knew you, then when I read you were from Pleasant Grove-I thought for sure I had to have known you-I lived there when we first got married 5 and a half years ago...I must have seen you, or maybe you were in our ward-or are in my sister in laws(Suzanna Erickson's)ward now...I know I've seen you before-maybe even talked to you-I live in Portland now...but do I know you?
Anyway-something random about me...
I always sort my m&ms into colors and then make them all even numbers before finishing them...a little OCD, I guess! Congrats again-and if you have any idea how I know you-let me's driving me crazy!
-Tiffany Hewlett

Dodgers Team MOM said...

Congrats LIZZY! I have enjoyed gettin to know you on the ckmb as well! And heard the nicest thinsg from Noel and Liz - they say you're the bestest!
Here are some fun facts about me!

Yes, its shocks my children too =)

I have been a vegetarian since I was 14 years old ... "no dad, it's not just a phase!"

I LOVE to watch the old GIDGET series from the 50's with Sally Field - I have the entire DVD colelction... its the bestest ... ever....

gotscrapz - CKMB

Anonymous said...

Congrats Elizabeth!!!

Something about me:
I am a MAJOR night owl and stay up until 2-3 am just about every night.


Jaime said...

Random fact? I don't like going in the aquatic parts of pet stores (aka, where the fih are kept). I am afraid some suicidal fish is going to fling himself out of the tank and I am going to step on him and squish him while he flips around on the floor.
Wierd, I know.
Book reccomendation: Yes Man by Danny Wallace.

Congrats on the CK win, btw!
<3 Jaime

Mary and Ryan said...

You are one of the only people who pretty much knows everything about me, so Im not sure I count on this but I will try to come up with something.

I get up every single night at 2:30 for a glass of lemonade, and have since I was little, It is a miracle my teeth have not all fallen out.(I think you knew this)

I have been known to drive an hour for a good snowcone.

I ate sand when I was pregnant with Dallas.

Love you Lizzy!

Molly said...

Congrats on winning, Lizzy! :) You do amazing work! :D Loved getting to know you better!
Here are a few tidbits about me:

My DH and I are one year and 364 days apart, as are my boys! :D

I would love to be a foster parent someday, especially to children who have autism.

I love Grey's Anatomy, have since day one! :D

I love 'high school' tv, such as laguna beach and the hills. Don't ask me!

I lost my mom 4 years ago, when I was only 24, very suddenly, and wish that she was back almost every single second that I breathe. Miss and love you mom!

My kids are my life. If it weren't for my two boys (and now my little girl), I never would have gotten through the first year after my mom passed away.

I met my best friend on the internet through this amazing, crazy hobby that we all share! :D

I miss my DH more then I ever thought I would (he is in the Navy and we just started a 5 month seperation a month ago).

Ok, so that's a little about me! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Another Congratulations, Elizabeth! Elizabeth is a name shared by my sister, my mom, my grandmother and great grandmother. Don't know why I was named Jan, LOL. I'm left-handed, a member of The Cherokee Nation, a native Texan, my great uncle was Captain of the Yorktown during WWII - my dog is named after him:-)
Love your photographs and the music on your blog.

Jodi said...

Can I just say that you are so adorable... I'm so glad you won SOY! As for books (I, too, am a Twilight series junkie and I totally LOVE Edward)... try Goose Girl and Princess Academy by Shannon Hale... so good!

Facts About Me:
I am almost as obsessed with High School Musical as my 7 year old daughter.

I think Diet Coke is a completely adequate breakfast.

I like to eat ice cream while taking a bubble bath.

Love your blog... can't wait to see more of you!


The Reichmans said...

Liz-you are so cute! I would love to see more of your scrapbook pages sometime. I loved your random things you posted about yourself (and found I loved so many of the same things)-I definitely need your chicken curry recipe because I LOVE curry and have been looking for a good recipe! We should play tennis sometime-another favorite thing for me that I just recently took up. Two random things about me:
I gag when people chew on their popsicle sticks (even thinking about it is making me sick)

I love the show Hannah Montana-something I should never admit to-but I think she is darling.

Books to recommend-I just finished a series of books that is Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy's perspective. Obviously not as good as the original, but I still really liked them. I love books that come in series.-anne

Kristen said...

First off, Congrats to you! Saw your work at 2peas - awesome! Can't wait to see more in the upcoming CKs.

*i am left handed
*i have seen every single episode of Seinfeld
*i play a mean game of "Boggle"
*i have been to Machu Picchu
*i could eat Caramellos all day

Anonymous said...

Congrats on scrapbooker of the year!
- I love to take baths, but never have time for them
- Pictures make me happy
- my closet is oragnized by color
- I'm horrible at throwing things away, and I keep WAY too much
- I love to scrapbook because it is a creative outlet and it realives stress
-I love to make lists, and sometimes write down things I;ve already done just so I can cross them off

Angie said...

Congrats on your SOY win Elizabeth. I stumbled across your blog after your win and have enjoyed reading it. A few things about me:

**I work as a kitchen & bath designer for Home Depot
**I LOVE the office, normally I put in old season DVD's when I scrapbook for background noice. Did I mention I LOVE the office
**My scrapbook room is a mess right now
**I am determined to enter HOF this year, no excuses
**Excited to watch the season premier of the office tomorrow night :)

Fuller Family said...

You are so cute. I liked reading the things about you, because I didn't know some of them. I just did a list of things about me on my blog, but I will tell you I am a terrible blogger. I need to get better at it, like YOU! I love your blog! And the twilight series too! So sad we have to wait a year. Talk to you soon!

Roni said...

i love reality shows, teen drama takes me back to those hs years. funny, b/c i couldn't wait to get out of that silly mess and now i live for it on tv!!!!

i have worked at a totally different place every year since i was 16, wendy's, j.c.penny's-gift wrapping, academy-shoe section, ascot tuxedos, h.e.b. grocery- checker, i could go on!!! evently it stopped at being a teacher, but i do get a different groups of students every year! lol

Congrats on winning SB of the yr!~roni

Leauriy said...

CONGRADTULATIONS! i'm excited to see what you have to show us in the coming year.
Random Me;
I'm not fond of spiders, but don't mind snakes.
i'm the oldest of seven.
i'm in my early 40's ( 43 ), but still get carded! some people have even said that i could pass for very late 20's early 30's, even with my gray hairs!
i've been with my husband since 1987 and married since 1993.
We have a very beautiful daughter, Grace.
i love color, but all my walls are white!

Nicole said...

Congratulations on your win!
You and your family are just beautiful!

Some things about me....
I have 4 kids
I am a stay at home mom
My husband and I are both on our 2nd marriages
My birthday is Christmas Eve
I love scrapbooking, reading, painting, photography, and music

I guess that is enough for now.
crop-a-holic CKMB

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I'm Alexandra and...
- my (first) garden was a flop this year too
- I used to play soccer too - indoors and out
- I gained 50 pounds in 6 months when I carried my twins
- I love magazines and have a hard time parting with any of them
- I'm a pseudo-vegetarian but I miss bacon
- I would love to have a silver mini-cooper
- I bake when I am stressed
- I am trying to be the kind of Mom who gives her babes 'roots and wings'
- I love cheese, chocolate and chai tea
Thanks - this was fun!!

Anonymous said...

Random information about dh and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary tomorrow. We met through a dating service. I have a 17 month old dd named Grace. Target sells "The Office" stuff in their $Spot. I love dark chocolate but hate milk chocolate.
I played the piccolo in H.S.

Congrats on SOY!!

Natster said...

Yay for you!!! Living the dream!
(a secret dream for many of us I'd say)
Facts of Randomness about me:

* My whole family calls each other by their name spelled backwords.
* Totally dig "Rascal Flatts" (and their new CD!)
* LOVE LOVE LOVE to be in the out of doors.
* I am really into making jewelry- especially earrings. But-- I always end up giving it away... humm....
*I suction Saliva for a living. Not glamorous, but it pays for the hubby to go to school.
* I ABSOLUTELY think that MORNING is the best time of the day. I actually like to get up early and just be up.
* I am afraid of driving "stick."
* My hubby teases me because I have a favorite everything.
* I crave balance.
* I have lived in Utah my whole life and never been skiing. (my hubby was a ski instructor, my parents met while my dad was my mom's ski instructor, and yet... no skiing for me.)
* I struggle with failure or not achieving goals.
* I secretly want to become a professional Ballroom Latin Dancer. I even have the shoes.
* I LOVE to live out loud.

StaceyM said...

Woohoo and Congratulations........You're big time now and I'm sure it's taking some time to sink in. Pat yourself on the back for this major accomplishment.

Random facts:

I have 3 children. My first is a girl and she is 21 years old. My second and third are boys. They are 6 and 3 years old.

I love to try new and exotic foods.

My family and I just got a new dog. His name is Leo and he is very smart.

I love coffee drowned in lots and lots of creamer. Southern Butter Pecan is my favorite.

My glass is always half full !

Heidi Y said...

Congrats on winning SOY!! It must be sooo exciting :) Looking forward to seeing more of your work in CK!!

Some random things about me:

* I LOVE Coke & Popcorn (w/parmesan cheese)!!
* I keep so many lists (and have yet to check it all off).
* I think I was more excited meeting the real "Elmo" (with his puppeteer Kevin) than my girls.
* I love my TV shows (esp the new fall line-up!!). So looking forward to Grey's!!!
* Show I must DVR - All My Children (I'm only 3 weeks behind)
* I cannot live without my cell.
* Hubby & I dated over 10 years... HS sweetheart...
* Still happily married for 10 more years!

thetessaroo said...

Congrats on your life-changing SOY award!

I'm Tess and here are a few random thoughts on me:

I love peanut butter and pickle sandwiches.

I once kayaked with gray whales in Mexico.

My toes twitch and give my hubby the creeps.

I obsess about obsessing.

I am often keenly aware that I'm the only female in a house with three boys (that includes my husband). :)

I love love love anything with red and white polka dots.

I really want a nose ring to show that there's a funky side underneath all this mommy stuff!

I'm the kind of mom who believes that a few sprinkles or a random lollipop on a Wednesday is a good idea.:)

I had fun learning about you!

Sorie said...

Looking forward to getting to know you. Here goes about me:
- I am a mother to 4 kids and swore for years I would never have any.
- Loved algebra and chemistry (the order of them both)
-MUST have Milk Duds at the movie
-Will go to Sonic just for the ice
-Have an amazing backhand return, but always hesitate getting to the net
-Will only wear rings on my "tall man" finger on my right hand (wedding rings on left)
-Love the movie "Dodgeball" and "Little Miss Sunshine"
-Watch "The Office" on video iPod in the car
-Really miss Calvin and Hobbes comic strip in the paper
-Read at stoplights if the book deserves it (maybe when i'm driving too:)
-Read about scrapbooking more than I do it (just for right now - I guess looking for inspiration)
-Must make my bed before leaving house
-Can't sleep if there are dishes in the sink
Starting to sound OCD, I'll quit
Thanks, Susan

Tanya Kimball said...

Whoa! Talk about becoming famous OVERNIGHT! Thanks for all the little insights about YOU! I love getting to know you better!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your Winnings!!!! Your Pics were awesome... I'm so excited for you!!! :)

some things about me:

I have a 7 year old girl ad I am only 25 :)

I love the color Pink!

I work for a pediatric office.

I am addicted to shopping...

I love Pickles.

I am a reality show freak!!!

I have a foot phobia :(

I love makeup.... M.A.C.!!!!

I love to watch lifetime on Sundays...

I have lived in California all my life.

I want more kids.... Once I find the RIGHT man!!!!

I like sour candy.

I love to redecorate my room all the time... even if it means buying everything all over again..

I love to create one of a kind art.

Hope you have learned a little about me as I have learned about you. Congrats again on your winning and I hope to be back soon to see more of your work... Your AWESOME!!!!!

Angela Utley said...

hmmm...Liz, you are one interesting chic!

About me...

I was a goth/punk rock kid in the 80s.

We conceived Emma on our wedding night.

I can't ice skate.

I have a permanent injury to my sacrum from a roller blading accident...let's just say that people can bounce! OUCH!

I once owned a Columbian Red Tail Boa Constrictor.

Secretly, my fave shoes are my blue floral rubber garden clogs. Who knew they'd be so comfy...

Gee! that's probably enough about me now.

Rebecca said...

First and foremost, congratulations!!! I just saw the CK newsletter in my email box and even though I have a billion (ok 200) emails waiting in my inbox to wade through... I was captivated by your blog with your fantastic music and even better (how's that possible?) pictures! I really don't know you but just seeing this, I can see you are someone everyone would not only like to be but would really like to know. How cool is that!?! Obviously you are super talented too... not to mention beautiful so I can't help but say WOW... super Wow! And congrats over and over again. :D

Well, since you don't know me and you ask to tell you something, I will try to edit a little... although that's totally not one of my strong suits, lol.

I lived in Hawaii for 13 years have missed it for a lifetime since I've left.

I love my 2 3/4 year old little girl but sometimes want to pretend I'm single without all these responsibilities.

I had my photo featured on a Kodak billboard in Times Square, NYC.

I actually Google an old boyfriend from time to time just to see if he's gotten into any more trouble... and he has.

We are going through one of the absolute toughest times as a family right now and I'm grateful for times like this, where I get to enjoy good things happening to good people.

God Bless.

Stacey said...

Congrats!! I just peeked at your work on 2 peas-beautiful work!!

Just one question first-what is playing on your site? I really love that music!

Ok...some random things about me...
my erasers have to be clean. I can't stand to have lead smudges on them.

I'm a germ freak and I'm probably creating a supervirus.

My pencils HAVE to be sharp or I can't use them. That's the main reason I use lead pencils the most.

I punch shapes out of my scrap papers so my 2 year old can scrapbook when i do.

I can't keep snacks near me when i scrapbook or else I'll only eat and not work.

I get a really odd sense of satisfaction when I actually get a good amount of boogers out of my baby's nose with the aspirator (I hate using those things!! but it's worth it when she can breathe easily again. LOL)

I have to clean my scrap space after every page.

Hmmm...hope that's enough! :)

Anonymous said...

First CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some facts about me hmmmm

Love pizza with mushrooms and pineapple

addicted to the Stephenie Meyer books (thanks to Candice Stringham)

Love music rock, country, classic

Can't live without my husband, dog named Scooby Doo, friends, iPod, Phone, Scrapbooking

Most important people in my life are my parents. Both no longer on this earth but with me every second of the day

Love going on holiday to the US

Love watching Charmed, Buffy the vampire slayer (see my love for the S. Meyer books!!), 24

Watch As the World Turns for over 20 years (on video so I can play fast forward)

Love reading blogs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for introducing yourself!!!

Anonymous said...

Some fun things about me:

I love going to first one was Prince on his Purple Rain tour..I was in the 7th grade. I've been to well over 100 shows.

I secretly (um, or not so) still want to marry John Taylor from Duran Duran.

I love the candy corn pumpkins.

My favorite smells are lavender and pumpkin

My favorite word is apothecary

My creative journey is in full swing!! I just get better every day.

-kristy :)

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Gioconda said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Congratulations! Looking forward to checking out more of your work.

Some random, and not so random things about me:

-My name Gioconda, is the name of the Mona Lisa painting.

-I made a record (yes I said record) when I was in 6th grade with my elementary school chorus teacher. Alas, I never made it big.

-I fell in love with and married my one and only boyfriend. Thirteen years and counting.

-I can't go to the movies without buying popcorn. And if I really want to indulge, red vines.

-I was a screenwriting major in college and worked in hollywood, not as a screenwriter, for 6 years. I'm now a SAHM of three and loving it.

That's about it!

Latrice said...
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Latrice said...

Great question Liz!!

Let's see:

I'm more like my mother-in law than everybody think!! I know, yikes.

I'm afraid to die with unfinished business, Like unpaid bills or something silly like that.

My daughter was conceived through In vitro fertilization..

She actually has a triplet that is in cryopreservation. I feel God gave us this task because he knew we could handle it. The third triplet vanishe at 9 weeks.

I a candy-holic, Lemonheads, sourpatch kids and Now and Laters are my favorite.

I can't function without breakfast

I have to multi task all the time, Like now I'm doing this and writing another email while I think.

I hate my job. I would love to scrapbook for a living!!

I wish I had majored in dance instead of Architecture. It's one of my passions.

I clean my house in the same room order everytime!! Weird I know :)

I totally love being a wife and mom to my 18 month old daughter Annastasia. My life revolves around her.

I want to own a bakery one day!! I would name it "Sweet Somethings"

y middle name is Unique. Yeah that's really it. Latrice unique Murphy. My daughter is Annastasia Unique. I've lived up to it I think.

Lastly, I am rich because of my family. They are priceless to me.

Hope to talk to you soon Liz!! I can see you're going to be a lot of fun. BTW. I heard a song from your blog on an Old Navy commercial. Definitely going to buy it now!! Later!

Unknown said...

Oh golly how cool... What a lot of reading lol
Ok me... Mum to 4 girls, always wanted 5 and always thought I'd have boys. But what I have is the most 'right' thing for me and us!
My engagement ring was my MIL's engagement ring (they divorced and we won't, it's a symbol)
I say I love you a billion times a day, get a billion cuddles a day and never feel unloved.
I always look up when I need answers.
Hope you have an awesome day Elizabeth!

Unknown said...

I'm working on the "All About Me" Lisa Bearnson album and I'm learning so much about myself! I've decided the best word to describe myself is MELLOW.

Melissa :) said...

Holy cow, who is taking these amazing pictures of you. Really I want to know, because I don't remember the last time I had a picture taken of me without having some kind of child inflicted stain on my shirt and worrying about where my kids are running off to. I LOVE IT
Anyways some random facts, huh?

..I can't make any decisions (big or little)
..I absolutely LOVE going to bed at night(even though I never know how many hours I will actually get to sleep)
..When I start a good book it is all that I can think about
..I really enjoy baking
..My favorite time of the year is fall
..Can't go to bed at night until all of my dishes are done
..I like to do the laundry, but hate putting it away.
..I am always smelling things, whether they are good or bad
..I love to swing as high as I can at the park

thanks!! love, mel

Veronica said...

HI..been reading you...before SOY :D Congrats!! Anywho...something about me?

1. I graduated today. I have a MA in counseling Psychology! I am so excited
2. My favorite show is Heros.
3. I want a second baby...someday ;)

Jess Perry said...

Let's see...interesting things about me!

When I buy gummy bears I also have to buy sour patch kids. I love to eat one sour patch kid with one gummy bear together.

I eat the chocolate off of most candy bars first, and then devour the middle.

I am addicted to Days of our Lives and have been for about 7 years. Thank goodness to DVR so I can now watch my soap opera in half the time.

I love eating ice-cream, even when it is a blizzard outside.

I always have to sleep on the left side of the bed.

I always have at least 3 different lip glosses in my purse, even though I have worn the same one since high school.

Rachel said...

Yahoo !!! You are SOY!!! Congratulations. I have been admiring your blog and work for awhile now.

DH and I will be celebrating 10 years this October. Yikes has it been that long?

I have a middle name that many never have heard of or mispronounce "Marcelline". It is after my Grandmother.

I will admit that I spend to much time on the computer.

I am a "Twilight" series LOVER!!!
They are talking about making it into a movie. Ohhh, can't wait to see who they pick for Edward, Bella and Jacob.

Well, Congrats again and can't wait to see your upcoming work in CK!


(*SunnyNColorado* CKMB)

Samantha said...

Congrats on winning SOY!!

Let's see...random things about me:

I love to sing very loudly in the car, but I can't hold a note to save my life.

I used to run a non-profit animal rescue organization.

I HATE melted chocolate.

My Great Dane weighs more than my husband!

My mom is my BFF.

I love watching "The Golden Girls" late night on LifeTime.

I run 2 miles everyday and can't seem to lose 10 lbs.

I won't bore you with anymore! I look forward to seeing more of your work :)

Latisha said...

I am 100% sure that "...lets get down to the nitty gritty.." is from Nacho Libre. I have a 6 year old son Jacob and and 11 year old daughter Kendall who have watched that movie at least 200 times lol "Get that corn out of my face!" hahahaha I love that part, no I luuuuuvvvve eeett lol. Sorry, ok I'm focused now. Some things about me,

I'm a stay at home mom and love it

I love Vera Bradley purses

I think I'm addicted to Starbucks

My dh is a Pilot in the Navy & sometimes I really hate having the label as an "officers wife"

One word...TIVO

I still watch my children sleep

I've kept all of my kids cute baby clothes

I miss In & Out Burger

I was born and raised in CA

clowns creep me out

I volunteer almost everyday at my children's school

I hate to work out but I do it 3 days a week

I love being creative

My husband is the love of my life.

I don't think he feeling of wanting another child willever go away

Its hard for me to make a card without putting ribbon on it

I have Crohns disease but I have been in remission for 4 years now!!

Now that I've babbled your ears off, congratulations on being SOY, how awesome is that...its way cool!!
Latisha >"<

Anonymous said...

things to know about me: i'm a huge college football fan (fight on trojans!)...i am truly addicted to grey's anatomy...i love to lurk on blogs :)

mom2ts said...

Congrats on SOY! I am so excited for you and cannot wait to see more of your work. Thanks for telling us about you! I love reading about people!
About me:
I have 2 children: a boy who will be 5 in November, a girl who is 5 months old.

I am married to my Highschool sweetheart. It will be 10 years Oct. 25th! :)

I hate leaving dirty dishes in the sink. I have to clean them.

I Love cuddling with my little ones. I wish they would never grow up!

I love to scrapbook but never seem to have enough time.

I have to read each Creating Keepsakes front to back atleast 3 times when I first get it. I always seem to find something new.

My Grandmother just found out she has breast cancer yet again! :(

I am a blog stalker! I love to read about other peoples lives.

My birthday is October 15th!

I have worked at the same job for 10 years!

I could go on forever! Thanks for the generous offer!
(sorry I am not sure of the name of that movie you got me stumped!)
Thanks and Congrats again!

Julie Cleghorn said...

Wow, you have a ton of comments on here! Like all those before me...Congratulations on your win.

The thing that made me want to leave a comment thought was your comment about reading the "Twilight" series again. Not sure if that is the same vampire like series I am thinking of, but I wanted to suggest some other things for you to read....not that you are going to have a ton of time for that:)

I just got done reading the Golden Compass since the movie is coming out soon and I loved it. Even though I thought I wouldn't. I will think of some others too and let you know...

June said...

Congratulations on your win. You have become a star overnight! I can't wait to see more of you and your work. You have a beautiful family. That's funny about "The Office". Once in a while, we would invite everyone at lunch to watch it with us in the conference room at work.

About me...
* I live in Guam and I cannot get enough of the beaches
* I love the color red
* I drink chocolate soy milk all the time
* I know almost every line from "Cars"
* We just celebrated our 10th high school reunion. Wow!
* I love Jack Johnson's music
* I'm a self-help junkie
* I just found a great pair of RED sandals, which my daughter is walking around in right now. (And she's 16 mos old too like your daughter)

noel joy said...

very fun liz! tfs!

i once won a regional invention competition

i have a brother that looks just like me... and another brother who looks just like my sister

noel joy said...

i love it liz! tfs!!!

i once won a regional invention competition

i have a little brother that looks just like me, and another brother that looks just like my sister!

Anonymous said...'re so sweet! Luckily, I'm full of bits of goes.

I LOVE "The Office" and will not be able to think about much of anything else today since it premieres tonight. :)

I cannot function without my coffee!

My hubby and I have been married *almost* 11 years, we have 4 kids, and I just turned 30.

I have a "100 Things to Do in My Lifetime" list that I recently crossed 2 things off of...only 98 to go!

I'm a scrapbooking official swapping MB addict!

Can't wait to know you better, but I know you have a ton of these to read so I'll get goin'. Have a fabulous day! :)

Planet said...

Lets see.....

**I enlisted in the Navy after Highschool, still have my papers someplace, then I was honerably discharged for flat feet by the naval Doc! :(

**My roommate and I in college were really bored one friday night so we wondered around Campus (up in the Adirondaks) the Foresters told us there would be an eclipes, we were gulible, so we waited up, but while we were waiting we borrowed an axe and chopped down a small tree. Now mind you, this is park land up there in NY state, and its illegal without a permit and we werent even drunk, and there wasnent even a, eclipse!!

**Another night we were bored, we went into the mens dorms in there laundry room, and emptied all thier laundry out the window in the parking lot. We went outside, and hund it all over the cars. At breakfast the next morning everyone was talking about it, no one knew it was us, it was AWESOME, we werent even drunk!!

**I was bit on the nose by a small dog and got 57 stitches in my nose and lip, then I needed 4 nose surgerys since then, my final one in 1997 to correct the damage, breathing and shapes etc....

**Because I'm so thin, I've had woman think i was anorexic(but I have gained weight since then) and a month after I had my daughter I actually had 2 woman think I had adopted my daughter because I was so thin. But I eat ALOT I LOVE FOOD!!!

** I ate SOOOOO much mac & Cheese when I was prego, my 8 yr old dd cant stand it!!!!

**I dont like chocolate, I dont understand the fasination with it????

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your win. That is so cool. I actually just found your blog too. Love your work.
Few things about me.
I tried 5 years for my first baby.
I have girl/boy twins who were born at 39 week and were 4lbs 8oz and 7lbs 2oz respectively she is still a peanut
My babies are 5 today.
I eat the inside of the ravioli's first (weird I know)
None of my food can touch on the plate either.
I have 3 children who are the loves of my life and drive me crazy everyday.
My favorite color is pink and my favorite tv show is Grey's anatomy (which starts tonight yeah!)
Can't think of much else.

Linda said...

First CONGRATULATIONS on Scrapbooker of the Year - YOU ROCK!!! Name the movie => Nacho Libre - actor Jack Black.
You have inspired me to finally create my own's in a very preliminary stage even tho it's published.
My work gets in the way of my, stamping, scrapbooking (digital & paper)-most of my work on this becomes gifts so I don't have any finished for myself!
I love to read when I have the time and will sit down and relax (not working on my hobbies),I'm into Harry Potter right now but have also loved the author Richard Paul Evans-Christmas box, timepiece- & The Mitford Series -Jan Karon- is AWESOME.
My husband & I already finish each other's sentences - which is really "scary" sometimes, we've been together 11 yrs - married 3 yrs in Oct.
I love blue ink despise black ink ;-).
My favorite color has always been BLUE.
I Love CATS and ALL animals, I seem to have a way with animals, my first career was an Animal Technician AAS degree- awesome learning experience, went back for my BS in Acctg and now work for IBM with skills in SAP and Testing (Go figure!).
I love to learn new things, I graduated from a 2 yr cert. course in Photography in 1990.
I've always been athletic and became a powerwalker to keep the weight down.
People seem to love me for my sense of humor, and I've found my husband and I totally feed off each other which is awesome - he is very quick witted.
We love HOPS and Carraba's restaurants.
My personality is a clone of my Dad's - He passed away at age 69 (3yrs ago) and I miss him and love ever so much.
My stack of Creating Keepsakes constantly grows, as does my folder containing all the tear outs when I finally go through them all to pear down the pile.
I can cook quite well, however with just he and I with small appetites, I tend to specialize in appetizers now.
Our 'children' are our 3 kitties. I never wanted children for myself therefore tend to splurge on my friends children. =) I love to do things for others.
We love the beach but don't get there often.
I do NOT have a "green" thumb!
I've spent 5 wks in Paris (which turned me into a Wine person), 1 wk in England, and Love The Keys!
I used to be a Big Sister.
I still get together with my HS friends - This is our 28th yr since HS! One goal I had in HS was I didn't want to spend my Adult years living in the same town I grew up in (NY) so I moved to NH at age 20 (was there for 17 yrs!), now live in CT.
My Dad played the accordian which I love to listen to still today.
I don't like most foods once frozen.
I love the Band Sugarland.
I review our retirement financial plan weekly. I find CnnMoney very informative.
We take 2 wks vacation in the summer each yr which we call our "practicing retirement" time. My husband asks me weekly "Can I retire yet?"- he's 11 yrs older than I.
Dark M&M's ROCK! I Love Dark Chocolate.
I'm a 3rd degree black belt.
My first and only cruise I spent time in the water with the Dolphins.
I learned to drive on a standard shift Subaru.
I own a '95 Red Corvette- STD transmission!
I stress people Live for Today - one never knows what tomorrow brings - I've lost family & friends to cancer and it can happen in a heartbeat! Enuf about me???

Katee said...

I have a great book series recommendation:

Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series. The first book is Outlander, so pick that up if you think it's interesting. The series is well worth it!

I too have read the Twilight series...don't you think there should be more books in it?

Congratulations on winning!

Shaun said...

Oh my gosh, someone pinch me, please. I cannot believe you emailed me back. You also saw my blog. Do you know that not only are you the first person to leave me a comment, you are also the first person to read my blog! You, the Scrapbooker of the Year! I am so excited, you have made my year. I started my blog to keep in touch with family and friends in Utah and around the country. I thought that a blog would be easier than sending out emails to everyone. The problem is that I have not had the time to email the link to anyone. I forgot to mention last night the other thing we have in common. You live in Pleasantgrove, correct? My father’s family, the Adamsons, are all from Pleasantgrove.

Ok, I am rambling again, I hope you will visit my blog now and then and keep in touch. I cannot imagine how you can keep up with all of the emails you must receive. I am so honored and touched that you emailed me, it means more to me than you can imagine.

Ok, one last thing, I promise, I have never posted a layout before. I did just enter a little contest at a local store but other than doing a couple of books for payment, that is all. I plan on posting a few on my blog soon and I hope you will tell me what you think.

Thanks again for making my day!

Love and God bless,

Shaun Paddock

Christen E. Krumm said...

Let's see...

I just graduated in the Spring with a Bach in English.

I love to create things

My dream job is to be a mommy

I just got married in November

I'm absolutely falling in love with tea...

Kim said...

LOVE goodies.

Love reading-right now I'm reading deep south by nevada barr

Love "Lost"

Love being with my 3 crazy kids!

Kim said...

Wow-goodies are so much fun!

Congrats on winning, I can tell you more than deserve it.

I love to read-Twilight was a fantastic series...right now I'm reading Deep South by Nevada Barr.

I am originally from Bountiful, UT, but was dragged to MS by my sweet hubby 9 years ago!

I love the TV show Lost...

I LOVE hanging out and scrapbooking with my 3 cute kids!

Marti said...

Elizabeth -

Huge congrats on winning Scrapbooker of the Year! I am so happy for you and can't wait to see more of your work!!!

Let's see, random fact . . .

In 1993, I met Steve Young on a plane from LV to SLC. I had always had a huge crush on him and had told everyone "before I die, I will meet Steve Young". Well, when he stepped onto my plane that night, I nearly fainted - and I was convinced that we were going to crash since my one goal in life had been met ;o) . Luckily, we landed safely in SLC and I was able to get a picture of my two sons with him. It was 2 am and he was really nice about shaking the kids' hands and making sure we got a good picture.

I sound like a stalker. I promise I'm not!

Julie said...

I was so excited to find out who the next SOY was. Congrats

I have 3 kids
I feel to young to have them all in school.
I have a metal plate in my head from a craniotomy
I live on an island
My brother is a missionary to Bolivia.
You can never have to many scrap goodies.

Kaitlyn said...

Hmmm let's see, there are so many fabulous things about me. (J/K) :)

-I have never been to New York, but have always wanted to live there.

-I love the ocean and feel the "need" to be near one.

-When I was little and all of the other kids would get ice cream from the Ice Cream Man, I would get a pickle.

-I can pick up random objects off the floor with my feet.

-I have a secret desire to be a famous singer, even though I can't sing at all.

-When I was younger my favorite show was Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and I would watch it every day after school. (I know, I am a big dork!)

Thanks Liz, what a fun post!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on winning. Prob still feel like a dream??

Ok, so some stuff about me:
- I've used both my 1st and 2nd names: My family call me by my first name and the friends by the 2nd name.
- I think I love my first name more...
- My brother and myself have the same inicials.
- I don't think I ever want my BF's last name...
- I can't spell (in either one of the 2 I speak)
- I always read what other people confess to, as they often have something I can identify with.

Delia (yes, the second name..)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your SOY win, Lizzy!

My daughter's name is Elizabeth and she's at the age now where she wants to be known as Liz or Lizzy.

Something about me?? I love to eat sliced tomatos dipped in sugar...I have never broken a bone...I have the best sister-in-law (Heather)in the whole world...My favorite color is green...I can't drive a 5 speed...I make a really "mean" French onion soup!

Tracy said...

First of all, I want to CONGRATULATE you on CK SOY! A wonderful accomplishment - you should fell very proud.
Here's a little something about me -
I was my high school marching band's drum major for 3 years(cool boots -not) .

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth - Congrats on winning SOTY! Good for you!

And now - some randomness:

I grew up in the Home of Superman

I have an adopted 4 yr old daughter - named Elizabeth!

I used to live in New Orleans

My husband is a minister - from Mississippi

I have a PhD in history - which has nothing to do with my current job! : )

Liana said...

wow, awesome!! I can't wait to see you in the magazine!! stuff about me....

I always put the TP roll going over...unless I rush and then oddly enough I will always put it going under.

not much else odd about me....except that I am better in most things in theory than in action. I can explain and teach, but not do. *shrug*

I also don't have any kids, but love the art of scrapbooking!

CFCINA said...

Congrats on winning SOY -- so cool!

My 16 month old daughter's name is Charlotte (cool name, right)!

~ I've been traveled to 48 of the 50 states (still need to get to Mississippi & Louisianna)
~ I'm a morning girl and don't drink any hot liquids!
~ I met my hubby thru e-Harmony.
~ I have 3 speeds...Fast, Faster & OFF!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and Congrats on the big win. What a fun time you will have. A little about me. I have 4 great kids. One son and three crafty daughters. And one sweet as can be grandbaby named Kymber. (Pics on my blog.) My son will get home from Mexico in less than 3 weeks. I've totally missed him these past two years.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth -
Congratulations! And thank you for your fun interactions on your blog and this RAK. I'm looking forward to getting to know more about you through CK and your blog - I'm impressed so far!

Me - hummmmm - I'm just wierd, but everybody knows that. Let's see...

I've lost 30 lbs since January (feels great) but I still have 35 more to go (feels overwhelming, but I'm trying).

I'm going with my family to pick up a new puppy (pure catahoula) and that is totally exciting - especially to 7 yr old son.

I'm mom to one child only due to huge infertility problems, but I'm at peace with the path God gave us on this, so its okay.

That's it. Thanks again, and have fun with all this excitement in your life!

Carly said...

Congratulations on winning SOY!!!

*I love ketchup on almost everything but, hate tomatoes.
*LOVE-LOVE-LOVE new pajamas & clean sheets.
*Always wanted to be a mom more then anything but, for a while I never thought I would have a child.
*Love being a Mom more then anything in the world.
*Would love to have another child.
*I'm a total worry wart.
*Seriously cannot understand how someone cannot like to scrapbook.
*I still have stuff I bought at my first scrapbooking class over 10 years ago and haven't used.
It was fun reading everyone's comments, Thank you!
craftiegal @ CKMB

Unknown said...

Congratulations!!! How fun to share things about ourselves. Here goes:

I just recently moved back to the U.S. after living in China for two years.

I play the oboe and the bassoon.

I love to go to Chuck E. Cheese

If we could, my husband and I would go to the spa weekly.

The Office is one of my favorite TV shows.

Stamping and Scrapbooking are my stress relievers.

Mexican food is one of my all-time favorites.

I ride a purple scooter to work.

Just a few random things for you!

Wendy Malichio said...

Huge congrats on the soy!!! I can't wait to see everything you have in store for us all! Let's see..a little about me;
I am now a proud mom to a teenager, my daughter just turned 13 yesterday...a bit scary!
I have a little football star too.
I love horses and dogs
I'm way over-extended - but who isn't!!

Anonymous said...

I first have to say Congrats!!! How exciting...your work is amazing and I look forward to seeing more. I also have to ask who is the artist of the first song that played with your slide show?

Something about me...I am Mom to an amazing 8 year old son named Jonah and to triplets who are almost 7 Sam, Landon and Lauren.

Jen Gough

Spencer Family said...

First, cute boots! We just moved to MN and I've been looking for some fun ones. Heres 3 random things about me...

I love pretty much anything that has peanut butter on it/or in it.

I love running/I hate running. I hate running while I'm actually running but once I'm all done and I feel so good then I love running.

I have a deep down desire to be really good at something. I envy people that are the "go to" people if you want something done or to learn how to do something. I know how to do a lot of things but I just wish I was REALLY good at one of them.

Mandy Lou said...

Wow - so many cool things about people! Here's a bit about me:

* Our cats are named after my hubby's favorite sandwich - Pearl, Bert & Jake (PB&J)
* I married my boss (though he wasn't my boss by the time we got married)
* Our dog is named after the dog in my favorite movie - George from "Bringing Up Baby"
* I save my tivo'd Grey's Anatomy till I've watched everything else
* I love fall (we're headed out to go apple picking today)
* I spend too much time blogging and playing around when I should be working (like now!)
* We have 4 fabulous pets, which are our babies, but we're still trying to have a real one of our own (adoption is our next plan)

Christen E. Krumm said...

As far as books go-

Try checking out these authors: Ted Dekker and Dee Henderson (two of my favorites)

Also I'm reading "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser- pretty interesting...

The Lemony Snicket stuff is really good (although they are young adult books, i still enjoy them)

Savannah from Savvanh series is really good. And if you're ever in Tulsa, you are more then welcome to come look through my stash. My husband said that when we got married, he got a wife and a library (reading is his least favorite thing in the world! :) haha)

Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your win!

Some stuff about me....

*My middle name is Rhea (ray)
* I had dreams of being a singer and actress since I was 5 years old
*I have an honery 17 month old girl named Madison...who I LOVE to death
*My hubby is a Young Adults Pastor at a church in Orange County
*We will be celebrating our 3rd anniversary October 23rd!
*I can't watch any movies with people shooting, killing, or scaring the hooligans out of each other (or me!)
*I want to travel overseas and work with orphanages in the villages
*I love watching the Hills and the Bachelor...they are my guilty pleasure *smile*

Have a great one! Can't wait to see more of your work!

Anonymous said...

cool, interesting, funny, silly, fabulous about yourself

How about something weird????
I eat everything with a spoon. Doesn't matter if it's cereal or pizza. It just tastes better in a bowl and eaten with a spoon.

PS. I like the funky rubber boots, I was looking to buy a pair very similar.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Elizabeth on your win! I think you are fabulous and I love to read your blog!

Things about me--

I am 26 and I have been married to my husband Jeremy for 3 years but we have been together since high school.

Jeremy and I had our first baby in February--Brogan. We were sealed in the Albuquerque temple in March following his birth.

I have been a pediatric oncology nurse for almost 4 years now. Love the kids! Absolutely amazing and strong spirits. Everyday I work there I am more thankful for every big and small thing in my life.

Besides scrapbooking, reading is my greatest passion. Have you ever checked out It is a cool place to share favorite books with friends.

I hate watching live tv. Ever since we got TiVo a couple of years ago, I hate watching commercials more then ever.

I love The Office, Dancing with the Stars, CSI, and Criminal Minds.

I love PJs! I could live in them and I practically did last winter when I was preggo.

So, that is enough about me! Congrats again Elizabeth!

camfisher said...

You can never have enough goodies!!

1. I am mom of two grown boys, step-mom of three more, grandma to one, step-grandma to 9 more and I turn 50 this year!

2. I scrap the good events and the not so good events, like my sons broken ankle while playing soccer, my dad's open heart surgery and my mom's shatterned knee.

3. Two things I want to do before I die are learn to play the drums and drive a race car.

4. I love, love, love my job....working with severely impaired students and our local Special Olympcis group.

5. My husband, Charlie built me a "Scrap Room" and it is very awesome (and so is he).

Jenn said...

Hi Elizabeth! I've enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you on CKMB. Congrats again on all of your success!

Random stuff:

I used to drive a bus in college.

My son and my daughter are 367 days apart!

I can pretty much quote the entire movie, "Steel Magnolias."

When nobody's watching, I crank up the cheesy 80's tunes and dance my heart out.

My brother and I can have an entire conversation using TV and movie quotes.

stephanie howell said...

my harper is 16 months, too...isn't it the best age??
i always have loved the name was one of my other choices. randomness

1. fact: i have 2 different colored eyes. one is blue and one is half grey/green

2. fact: i always get the words to songs wrong. i mean always.

i am the clumsiest person ever. on my sorority acceptance day, i fell down the stairs in front of the whole sorority. i just got up and curtsied.

the "fact" part is b/c i love the office too.
happy thursday!!

Amy M. said...


You don't know me; I feel that I already know you. I have enjoyed "getting to know you" as the new SOY! Congrats! Your radiant pesonality shines through in your blog & your pages.

Interesting things about me, hmmmm ...

Most important things in my life ... my God, my husband, & my children (in that order).

I am in charge of a group of ladies who scrapbook monthly at my church.

I ADORE college sports & am more knowledgeable about football than many men I know.

When I am overwhelmed at night, I sneak into my girls' rooms & watch them sleep (ages 5 & 2).

I dissect dead animals for a living. :) (I am a biology professor.)

Enjoy this time,
Amy in Murfreesboro, TN

Nell said...

I'm with you on the blue pens. I absolutely refuse to write with them.

What else don't you know about me?

I was stung by a jelly fish once.

My real name is Elizabeth.

I deeply admire Archbishop Oscar Romero.

My idea of a vacation are medical mission trips to El Salvador and Colombia.

I adore cats, have 3:Wexford, Kilkenny, and Donegal.

I won't ever post layouts with my children or grandchildren in them.

I'm alive and that is a good thing to be.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Elizabeth on winning SOY!!! You totally deserve it. I'm so excited for you. Fun facts about me:

*I interviewed and then trained you when you started at Close to My Heart (note for others: she was always amazing, I just had the smarts to hire her).
*I am very particular about my string cheese and towels.
*I love learning, but hate to study.
*I have a Star Wars name--late nights make me silly.
*I also love to quote movies, but the only who can play along is my younger sister.
*I have 11 nieces and 11 nephews, and I love when everything is even.

Best wishes Elizabeth! I'll be watching for your upcoming stuff.


MichelleB said...

Congratulations and Cool idea! goes:

...I love carrot sticks with blue cheese dressing to dip them in
...I keep chapstick everywhere (by the bed, in the car, at work...)
...I love PB&J with potato chips in between
...I try to live a life of gratitude
...I believe in Karma
...I love boy bands!


Annie-Savor This Moment said...


My first and only job (besides working on the farm and babysitting) was at a tire shop where I worked from the age of 15 til I had my first child at 20. My dad worked at the same tire shop 20 years before that. And no, I didn't toss around tires a la Guido in Cars, I worked in the Accounts Receivable office.

I could eat chips and salsa every day. I usually don't, but I could!

There is no other flavor better than a sour cream and onion chip eaten at the same time as an M&M. Glorious.

I like Birkenstocks.

I was on the FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Team in high school, and we made fun of the kids on the Ornamental Horticulture team. What is our family business now? Landscaping. Karma, it comes and bites you in the butt when you least expect it.

I can fall asleep in 30 seconds flat. 2 seconds if I'm really tired. Drives Andy crazy as he's flipping and flopping, or trying to have a conversation with me.

I use my foot to flush the toilet in public bathrooms. When we stayed with my MIL Barbara this summer, after a day of travelling and lots of public bathrooms, Mario went potty at Nonni's house, pulled his pants up, then tried to flush with his foot. After cracking up, I explained to him that at Nonni's house it's OK to use his hand. I guess kids do pay attention to what we do!

Nell said...

2nd attempt, 1st is lost in cyberspace.

Congratulations on your being named SOY. Better you than me, LOL.

I too am an Elizabeth but I go by Nell.

I too will not use blue pens. I always carry a black pigma pen with me.

I was stung by a jellfish once.

I was shot in the arm while walking my dog in a nice quiet neighborhood, just a random shooting.

I admire Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. He is the greatest martyr of the 20th century.

My idea of a fun vacation is a medical mission trip to El Salvador or Colombia.

I have 2 sons and 1 daughter. My sons were adopted in Colombia, my daughter in Alabama. Each of my kids has 1 child, making me a grandma ;-)

I have 3 cats: Wexford, Kilkenny, and Donegal.

Oh, I'm Irish Catholic ;-)

Average LDS Mom said...

HI - I normally don't do this, but I can't pass up free stuff - ever - much to my husband's dismay

stuff about me -

-I have 3 childnre 3 and under
- My husband and I met online when I was 16 and he was 19
- We married in the Idaho Falls Temple when I was 20 after having known each other "in person" for 8 months
- Went camping in Maine on my honeymoon; it was perfect
- I grew up in Montana and now live in New Jersey; yes I want to move back to Montana
-I am going to school full time
- I love black licorice, jelly beans and anise bears (hard to find)
- My family thinks I am nuts because I love to scrap
- I am addicted to paper and paint

Anonymous said...

First off, congratulations on winning SOY! I can't wait to see what 2008 has in store for CK readers!

things about me...

I'm short and use this to my advantage (get my 6-foot tall boyfriend to reach things for me)

I love love love shoes but lately only wear two pairs :(

I love Coca-Cola classic

I'm a huge Elvis Presley fan

I have a very large collection of DVDs but still think I should get more and more

I heart Ikea :)

I collect Pez dispensers and keep them in front of my magazine files full of scrapbook mags

I used to have a crush on Disney's Aladdin...I didn't mind that he was a cartoon. He was cute!

Steve Irwin got me over my fear of reptiles, so much that on a trip to Gatorland in Florida, I held snakes (a baby ball python and a very large and heavy adult burmese python) and a two-year-old gator. I also "wrestled" a gator for a photo op. I miss Steve Irwin :(

I want to go back to school and learn to speak Greek. I'd also like to take a Greek history course.

I love dipping french fries into a chocolate milkshake. Sooo yummy!

I could go on, but I'd rather leave room for others to post their introductions :)

Nell said...

Oops. Now I see why my post didn't post instantly. You're moderating posts. Good idea. Please use my second post, not the first. Sorry, I should know to read to the end!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I think you're really talented.

Something about me:
I have red hair.
So do my 4 sisters,
also my 4 brothers,
and my parents.
My dad used to drive us around in a big red station wagon. (embarrassing!)
I have been married to my dh for 18 years and we have 5 children.
We own & operate a dairy farm.
I love to scrapbook!
I love to read blogs!

Anonymous said...

Love visiting your blog :) Am I too late to post??? Well, here's a little about me?

I love the outdoors.
Love reading and I host a book club (my suggestion on a book-These is my words by Nancy Turner.
I was a cheerleader and played basketball when I was younger.
I LOVE to cook & collect recipes, especially Thai food since I am Thai. P.S. I'll make some Paht Thai for you :)
I was entered into a beauty pagent, but got cold feet.
Husband's name is Paul.
Married to him for 13 years and have 4 kids (12,10,8, 2 1/2 year old). Hubby was a model and played football so he's very tall at 6'4" compared to my 5'3 1/2.
I love chips and salsa (especially from Chili's restaurant).
I love chunky chocolate chip cookies.
I think I'm organized, oh and I am a shopaholic (you'll see me at Old Navy, TJMAXX, bookstores, at the mall, & scrap stores).
I'd like to learn to play the piano correctly.
And finally, my favorite show is Top Chef (probably since I like to cook LOL!)and The Singing Bee.

Again, congratulations on SOY!

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

First, 108 comments? impressive liz. Second, i love blue pens. Send them my way! I also worked at a juvenile detention center - maybe it was the same one! Here are some things about me...

~~My feet shrunk in high school from playing soccer. They shrunk a size and a half because i was wearing cleats as small as i could.
~~When my husband gets done with school and when my kids are in school, i want to go to hair school. I know i'll be old, but it's a dream of mine.

~~I hate buying diapers for 2 kids.
~~I love to travel.
~~I love doing something new - as long as I have a friend with me.
~~I refuse to say the word moist.
~~I think Happy Meals are a little gift from above.
~~As much as I struggle with my two kids because they are not the easiest kids in the world, i love them more than I can describe and I don't want to imagine my life without them.
~~I love America's Next Top Model, Newport Harbor, the Fashionista Diaries, the Hills, the office, survivor and grey's anatomy. Thank goodness for my kid's early bedtimes.

~~ my life has been so blessed by knowing you and your sister. There is a special place in my heart for the both of you and I'm not sure I would have had so much fun at soccer practice had it not been for Camille.

lauren bergold said...

congrats on winning SOY--i'm totally looking forward to CK this year now. thanks for the cool info about you *and* the chance at goodies! some random facts about me? ...hmmm...

i crack my TOE knuckles...i will only eat ice cream with a plastic spoon...i have never seen an episode of "reality tv"...there are very few things to which i won't glue tiny little rhinestones...i don't wear dresses or skirts...

that's probably enough for now, i don't want to send you into "quirk" overload!!!

Anonymous said...

So good to get to know you!

I think The Office is the funniest show on tv ever. I'm not kissing up. I have a serious crush on John Krasinski (Jim).

I often love food just because of their texture. The bottom of the Subway subs. Love it. I know really weird.

Love pumpkin ice cream!

I play the trombone.

I'm usually reading three or four books at a time. One night fiction, the next non-fiction, the next a Christian living. I like the change and having options.

Last of all I think 30 degrees is the perfect temp. Sweaters, jeans and cute boots! What's not to love!

Anonymous said...

we all come out to play for some free goodies!! :)
congrats on SOY! much deserved

now for some randomness-
*I like chocolate and beer
*I prayed someday to have the initials KB when I was going out with an ex... God answered my prayer but with a better man for me ;)
*I have a degree in Human Biology with a minor in Chemistry - however, I love being a SAHM
I am terrified of the water but live on the lake, (overcoming that fear step by step as I don't want my kids to have it)

thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz, Congratulations on earning CK's SOY! Your work is awesome! I will keep this short & just tell you one thing about me. I love to collect.

I have 7 years of Creating Keepsakes magazines & counting... displayed neatly on a shelf in my craft room closet.


Marie said...

Love your work. Congrats on your SOY win.

I aspire to be better at everything, especially scrapbooking.

I want to be published in CK, working on my first layouts now. Maybe SOY will be in my future. Who knows.

Love "The Office" my friends husband downloads the episodes so that they can watch them in their car with their built-in MacMini! Hilarous, but probably dangerous.

I planted my first garden this year. My tomatoes are just turning red now too. Also growing watermelon...they are so cute!

My favorite candies are Hot Tamales, NEED to have them when I am scrapbooking.

My scrapbook room is bright yellow! Love it.

I am a newlywed of nearly 2 years, hoping for kids soon (so I can stop working and concentrate on scrapbooking!)

Check out my blog.

Can't wait to see what you do with CK in the coming years!


Say Something said...

Holy Cow, we love The Office too! Can't wait to watch the premier tonight! Hmm... something about me... I whitewater kayak and can roll one over if it gets turned upside down. Oh, and my mom is a portrait artist so there are tons of picts of me all around the house of various ages.

Congrats on winning SOY! Can't wait to see more of your work.

Deborah said...

Congratulations on winning SOY !!!
Now then, things you don't know about me;
I love the colour blue.

My favourite word is JOY.

I love roses.

My favourite perfume is Clinique Happy.

I work as a Biomedical Scientist diagnosing fungal infections.

The most famous person I have ever seen in real life is Nelson Mandela.

And finally I love my little family (and scrapbooking) :)

Deborah said...

Congratulations on your win!!!!

Things you don't know about me:

I love the colour blue.

My favourite perfume is Clinique Happy.

My favourite word is JOY.

I work as a Biomedical Scientist diagnosing fungal infections.

The most famous person I have ever seen in real life is Nelson Mandela.

And finally I love my little family (and scrapbooking) :)

Anonymous said...

cheesecake is my favorite dessert*i am a christian*red and teal are my favorite colors(at least for this week)*i want to adopt one day too*i don't like candy(crazy huh?)*i love to read, write and take long walks in the park taking pictures* i love it when it rains and i'm inside snuggling under covers* peach tea is my drink of choice* i love LOVE love your stuff...congrats, you deserve it!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your tremendous win!
A little something about me --
~I love Milky Way Dark Chocolate Candy bars
~I still have my very first Barbie Doll with the bubble haircut and the box she came in with the price of $2.98 marked on it
~I have worked for the same company for almost 28 years!
Sue in Alexandria VA

Jenn A. said...

Hi, E. I don't know you...or if you are still reading these posts after 107 of them!!! But, here goes:

1. I teach because I love to learn (and I want to do something lasting) and it is so weird when people say "bless you" or "you are a hero". Just something I have been thinking about this week.

2. I met my now hubby in HS when I went to my best (girl) friend's house. Yep, I stole the older brother, hehe!

3. I am so passionate about scrapbooking that it makes me smile the kind of smile that hurts your cheeks after a while. Me and two other addicts just started a new scrapbook club for the students at the HS where I teach and I am uber-excited!!

Ok. That's all for now. Can't wait to see more of your work and infectious (in a good way) personality.

Anonymous said...

Some crazy random facts about Me:
I am obsessed with sbing. I am a Mom to my wonderful 5 year old Son. I would love to have another baby (a Girl:o), but my husband is not so sure) We would have named our Son Avery if he had been a girl. I love sweets and fitness too thankfully. I always ramble like an idiot when leaving phone messages. I love horses and have just 1 now. We also have a lab, cat, and 2 hermit crabs that I think are going to live forever! I hate blue pens too, and thought I was the only one! Lastly, I am the worst back seat driver and everyone either lets me drive or refuses to ride with me. This was fun!

Melissa Arnold form NC

Lindsey said...

Gotta be honest, I'm just trying to get the tally on your comments up! 107 Holy Flip!
But this is kind of fun so I'll think one thing about me...

Every Tuesday night I eat a bowl of ice cream while watching "The Biggest Loser"

Christen E. Krumm said...

That movie is Nacho Libro... of course :)

mamaktbug said...

i grew up in alaska and miss it everyday.

mmullenix said...

Congrats on SOY! I can't wait for your column.

Random facts about me....

I am a news talk radio junkie.

I love reality TV.

I had perfect attendance from 1st grade thru 12th grade.

Shanna said...

I am just amazed at all the comments you have. I hope you can read them all! ha ha ha I mena that in a good way! I would love to see that many comments on my blog page!

Michelle said...

Congrats, Elizabeth!!! Your work is amazing :)

Random/goofy fact about me: I can't use a paper towel unless I tear off the whole towel. If a corner is missing or if there are any extra pieces, it drives me crazy!!!

Anonymous said...

How exiting!

I am a HAPPY mother of two.
Gabriel is 12 and Hannah is 10.
I love the movie Groundhog Day
and Thirteen Going on 30.
I am a T.A. in a Second Grade
room. I have a dream of being
a Rockette in N.Y.C.


Christi said...

I just found your blog, Congrats on the win and you have awesome taste in music.

Random things:

I love to vaccum and then walk around without my shoes.

I don't eat veggies.

I am to afraid to enter scrapping contest.

I love eating mexican food.

I am a single mom and I will not go out and eat in a restaurant by myself, I alwasy worry that people will see me as the sad lonely woman who has to eat by herself! LOL

Last but not least I am a reality show junkie:)

I look forward to reading more of your blog.


Melissa said...

Congrats on winning, I have enjoyed your blog so much and teared up when watching your slide show of the experience to the awesome music on your website.

Some random facts about me:
-I have a 15 mo. old daughter and SO many photos of her.
-I haven't scrapbooked in 4 years and am trying to get back in the grove.
-You are in inspiration to me and I look forward to watching your journey of becoming famous!


Anonymous said...

First let me congratulate you on SOY!! Your little baby, little girl layout is lovely.

Here’s a little about me…

I’m afraid of roller coasters, but would love to skydive.

I’d like to learn to play the piano.

My favorite colors are blue and purple.

I didn’t get chicken pox until I was 21.

~ Rachel
Scrap 2.0 from ckmb

Stephanie said...

I'm going through some infertility struggles, but I still love holding those perfect little babies at church.

I really don't want my daughter to be an only child forever.

I love snow peas.

We're having english muffin pizzas tonight because it sounds yummy and my daughter will eat it.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being name Scrapper of the Year.

One secret about me... I am facinating with the whole idea of digital scrapping but afraid to even try. Way too scary to think of the millions of pieces of cardstock and background paper I have collected over the years and then to create my first computer layout only to NEVER use paper again. (kind of like that very expensive 35mm camera we all have collecting dust because we all moved on to digital cameras)

Anonymous said...

Way to go on SOY 2007! I can see why you won, you work is amazing!! Can't wait to see more! :)
So a little about me...

I have 3 very busy boys...12,4,& 2

I have the most wonderful husband in the world, I could do a page just like your "pinch him, he's real" page!

I am a very crafty person, have often been called "Mini Martha" but my true passion is scrapin!
I am a TV junkie...GREYS in 10 minutes!!!

I adore Keith Urban and Jon Bon Jovi. Going to Keith NOV 17 :)

I would love to work in the scrapbooking industry and have been trying like crazy to be "discovered!!" LOL! Your work has inspired me to keep trying, you just never know when a page will be picked up!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your win... much deserved by what I've seen!!!

Angie's random-ness:

I swam competitively for 14 years, but I can't stand for my face to be wet.

My husband was in the Army for five years and deployed to Iraq for 9 months.

I love Disneyland and all of the marketing they do ropes me in... year after year!

My daugter was born on 3-2-01, started school on 8-7-06 when she was five years, five months and five days old (only a scrapbooker could figure that out!!).

I eat candy by color, or chips by size... eek!

Crisp fall days with the doors and windows open are my favorite, and it doesn't hurt to burn a pumpkin scented candle!

I long to move back to Colorado, although when we were there I wanted to move back to Arizona!

I drive my daughter to school in a golf cart!

I watch soap operas.

My family is my greatest joy!

Thanks for the fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth! Congratulations on winning SOY 2007!!! I have been a member of the MB for awhile, but have only started posting since this past spring or summer.
Anyway, this is my first time posting to a blog (if that' considered interesting). I've thought about starting my own blog, but I guess I'm just a little weirded out by it. I don't know.
Anyway, I also wanted to share the fact that my parents, who have been separated for almost 4 years, are now starting to rebuild their marriage, and my Dad is moving back home. Isn't that awesome? I'm just so proud of both of them.
Next month they will be married for 39 years. Thanks for letting me share my excitement! Looking forward to chatting with you on the MB!!!

Zippyoh said...

Congratulations Elizabeth!

Random stuff about me:
I'm a huge Disney fan and go to Disney World every fall with my husband and family.
I love to play sand volleyball in the summer.
We have an 80lb. blue doberman named Rascal.
I've been a pharmacist for 11 years now.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE "The Office"! BEST SHOW EVER! (Did you see the season premiere tonight? Support the rabid!)


Lisa Pate said...

Congratulations on SOY! Your work is all very inspiring. When you wrote in your blog, “Let’s get down to the nitty gritty,” I just had to tell you about the game that my husband and I play called, “Name that movie!” We play it just how you wrote it, while in conversation movie quotes always come up and when you say one you say, “Name that movie.” I find myself saying it to friends and family all the time, and later remember that they have no idea of what I am talking about. So the answer to your question is the one true super hero, “Nacho Libre?

rebecs said...

A big congrats!!! what an acheivement! good luck with these next few years, breaking into the industry.

a few things about me...
I have never played anyone in Dr. Mario that can beat me.
I love enrique iglesias's music.
I have never broken a bone, but dislocated my shoulder 3 times.

wow, you've now gained a million new friends!!! your pretty awesome!

AngMomof3 said...

Hey, thanks for checking out my blog... it means a lot to me that you took the time to get to know me a little.
And thanks for inspiring me with your "Life Artist" scrapbooking success... and your playlist on your blog! LOVED it and had to add one to mine... even added some of your songs!
Thanks again. Angela

Anonymous said...

Hi there. Congrats on winning SOTY!
How cool is that?!?

randomness... name is Jamie :]

...I, too, have a baby girl named Avery, except my 'baby' turns 10 this year :[ favorite color is green

...I eat ice cream every single day, even if it is only a spoonful 3 kids were born in 3 different cities (but we are done moving now)

...I'm afraid of spiders

Jamie :]

Unknown said...

congrats liz! wait? do we even call u liz?sorry=p
it is so great to see another emerging scrapbooker muse.
where can we view your works?=)

Jea said...

first of all congratulations !! love your style!!

A few things about me....
.danced jazz growing up.
.i have a 13 year old and 4 year old.
.my first camera? a disposable camera that mom bought for me.
.can't stand tomatoes.
.don't share my dessert.

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth ~ I've been enjoying your work and your blog for awhile now, and I KNEW you would win SOY (sheesh...guess I should've told YOU beforehand so you didn't have to be stressed!).

Random thingees...
~ I too have worked in a juvenile detention facility :) Was also a 911 dispatcher for many years.
~ A Starbucks sugar-free latte makes my whole day.
~ Fave movies of all time: Grease, Say Anything, Napolean Dynamite
~ Working on A Snapshot of Me album inspired by Becky Higgins. My first time scrapping about myself - yay!
~ Just got the Colbie Calliat CD and can't stop listening to it. What a voice!
~ Want to start scrapping my faith...but scared because it's so personal.
~ I don't believe I'm saying this but...Basic Grey is no longer my fave...My Minds Eye's new stuff just won the top spot.

Thanks for doing this little contest. It has been so fun to learn about everyone and seeing all the CKMB'ers over here!

Anonymous said...

How fabulous are you - Congratulations!!! And that playlist is amazing - thanks for sharing. I have been so inpired by your work and your blog! - thank you for sharing!!!

Some random things about me..........

i am an Aussie.
i am 25 weeks pregnant with my first baby - a girl!
i can't wait for iphone to make it to Australia
i also love black jelly beans (yeah kel!)
i have been to the US twice in the last 2 years
i love reality tv
i have been with my husband Mick for 19 years
i love interior decoration
i fell in love with the colour pink at the age of 34?

That's me...

Erica Hettwer said...

I like to eat instant oatmeal right out of the package!

Even though I'm kinda a loudmouth, I can be really, really shy.

I LOVE to read and own over 2,000 books.

I have a degree in General Science with a Pre-Vet Option and Minors in Chemistry and Zoology...and now I'm a mommy! :D

I like snakes and would have one as a pet but, my husband HATES (is afraid of) them!

Thanks for doing this, Liz! It's a great way for everyone to get to know each other!


Anonymous said...

Nacho Libre, was the movie!!!!

Congrats on your winning. I love your style.

Seems like after reading your post, we have a lot in common....

I just recently lost my Dad, and not a day goes by that I don't think about him.

I graduated with a bachelor of art and sciences in Sociology and worked at a prison for 3 years as a correctional officer.

I was born with my foot backwards and have several surgeries.

I have a Washington Husky tattoo.

I love peanut butter M&M's and Ben and Jerry's ice-cream.

I watch "As the World Turns".

I love the Nascar drive, Kasey Kahne.

I love hearing the rain fall outside my window at night when I sleep.

I miss playing in the snow like when I was a kid with sleds and blizzards growing up in Ohio.

I hate mowing the yard.

I love to cook.

Shannon S
Mill Creek, WA

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love your blog...wouldn't have had the chance to view it if you were SOY! Congratulations.

I love goodies...actually I think I'm addicted to scrapbooking or stamping supplies...

A little about me...

I just turned 40 this's fabulous!

I love anything chocolate...

I have a teenage son with diabetes...

I married my husband 11 years ago and he is the best man in the world.

I am a firm believer in gave me my life back!

I found it's very hard to respond to a blog because millions of people will probably read it and how much of a chance do I really have to get some free goodies???

Drew and Michele said...

Okay congrats to you!! So I don't know if you remember me, I use to work with you at Pebbles a few years ago. I was dying when I heard you won !! That is seriously way to cool! I am so happy and excited for you. Drew and I now live in Louisville Kentucky where drew is going to dental school at UOfL. I have a little 21/2 year old boy Mason, and expecting Baby # 2 in February. (We don't know what we are having yet). We love it out here, but also miss the west. Again, congrats, you are awesome!

LisaAnn said...

Congrats on winning!! and awesome giveaway. Fact: I keep putting off entering a Ck contest. Not sure why, just do. Maybe next year. =)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What an honor.

About me:

I am 52
I love fall
I am addicted to scrapbooking and can't quit buying patterned paper--I love it!
I talk to my sister every day.
I had a premonition her husband would die three months before it happened--I blew it off and feel guilty about it--I have never told her.
My mom died at age 58 thirteen years ago this month--I think about her everyday and I miss her.
I love Christmas
I would like to have a face lift, but am too scared after watching it on TV
My step mom drives me crazy
I love pickles--hate tomatoes, but like tomato products--just no chunks!
My favorite color is green
I love my husband and two stepsons with all my heart
I love Grey's Anatomy and Brothers and Sisters
Sunflowers make me smile

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What an honor.

About me:

I am 52
I love fall
I am addicted to scrapbooking and can't quit buying patterned paper--I love it!
I talk to my sister every day.
I had a premonition her husband would die three months before it happened--I blew it off and feel guilty about it--I have never told her.
My mom died at age 58 thirteen years ago this month--I think about her everyday and I miss her.
I love Christmas
I would like to have a face lift, but am too scared after watching it on TV
My step mom drives me crazy
I love pickles--hate tomatoes, but like tomato products--just no chunks!
My favorite color is green
I love my husband and two stepsons with all my heart
I love Grey's Anatomy and Brothers and Sisters
Sunflowers make me smile

Victory said...

Unbelievable! Another blue pen hater--I thought I was the only one! I like to use fun colors (green, purple, orange, turquoise is allowed, too) for personal stuff, and if I MUST use an "office color," I'll use black.

Also, I love your rainboots!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth,

~i want to learn spanish, living in Florida it should be

~I have 11 month old twins..we thought we were done after we had our first two kids...ummm wrong!

~My husband and i were on the "Not so Newly Wed game" in Logan UT. and we took 1st place and won a bedroom set....he didnt even know we were doing it until the morning of....but we decided on a strategy on the drive there and it worked!

~i love the (.........) button way too much

~i live in Florida and want to move back home to Utah.

But enough about me. i think you are awesome... and i have only read your blog twice.
Congratulations on winning!!
Ft. Lauderdale

Paola said...

Congratulations Elizabeth, looking forward to seeing your work in the year ahead..
random things about me:
I eat cold pizza in the middle of the night...
I buy way to much pattern paper..
I don't like to wear a watch
I go to my mailbox in my PJ's
I sometimes scrapbook until 3:00am
and in the morning pretend it was on until 11:00pm
I hide scrapbook supplies in my purse once I purchase them so my
husband won't know!

duckmomma5 said...

a little about me...

just discovered you tuesday... Love your stuff...
LOVE your Blog and have shared it with friends...also bookmarked it so I can come back!!!

Would recommend any books by Karen Kingsbury...

I am watching espn college gameday(It was at University of Oregon today)... by myself.. hours after the event & after our loss) my hubby is on a campout with 2 of our kids...
I am a true Oregon Duck fan!

I am a mother of 4 beautiful precious girls, 9,8,6,4... and 1 precious 9 month old boy....

I just switched from PC to Mac...

Tomorrow I will build our first fire of fall in the fireplace to start the FALL season....

I have a BS in Elementary Education & get to spend my days at home with my own kids!!! (while dreaming of scrappin!)

I spend the majority of my time doing laundry, dishes, and cooking....

I love summers in the NW and winter in California..

I LOVE contemporary Christian Music...

I LOVE the life God has blessed me with...

thanks for sharing part of your life with complete strangers... and for inspiring me to start my own blog...

lastly, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Hello, Liz! Congratulations on becoming SOY! You are so talented & I can't wait to see what you challenge us with! A few things about me...

I am the mom to two great girls.
I have a Golden Retriever.
My 9th anniversary is this week!
I am a SAHM.
I do a lot of volunteer work.
I am addicted to A&W Dt Cream Soda
I love chocolate!
Fall is my favorite season.
I wear contacts.
I am a traditional scrapbooker,but sometimes think about digi!
I have a degree in business, but never enjoyed working in that field.

Best wishes to you as you embark on this new adventure! You are an inspiration!

(Shelle's 2 Girls on the CKMB)

Anonymous said...

I wish I had enough guts to enter a contest.
Good for you!

What I would like you to know:
I love to scrapbook and I am always looking for that next product I have to have. I am SO addicted!
I love my family and my dogs...Daisy and Lucy.
I have been married for a long time and my two babies are "old" but I don't know when I got old 'cause I don't feel old.
I love fall best but I really love Cancun and walking forever to pick up shells. Can't ever have enough shells!
Crisp fall days when the leaves and walnuts are falling. The colors are so intense. Bittersweet and pumpkins. Halloween!
I love to garden and spend way too much on flowers every year. I love buttercream frosting (the heck with the cake)!
I love store bought ice, black crow candy, circus peanuts left on the dash of your car in the hot sun. They puff up! And I always open peeps and let them get stale! I know it's wierd. Yum.
Again, congrats---maybe I'll get the courage someday.

Sarah Doyle said...

Hi There!
I am writing.. not for the goodies that have past but just to let you know that I have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog! I read up on all of the 10 finalists for SOY and I am so excited for you! I think it is the most amazing accomplishment that you can recieve for this hobby! Congrats! I look forward to seeing your work over the next year.. I saw a few fun things in my new Paper trends, etc this weekend! Tons more in CK to come:) You are really talented and i love to see your photographs. I am 30, married to my hs sweetheart. Two boys and hoping to conceive #3 soon:) I have scrapped forever and I teach at my local store. I love to read blogs and admire so many in the industry. I will keep tabs on you and invite you to check out my blog too. :) keep up the great job!

Kirsten said...

A big WAHOO for you winning SOY!

Here's some random things about me:

When I was young I was afraid that my belly button would come open.

I obsess about whether I remembered to lock the car door, I have to ask my husband to remind me if I did!

In High School I was an exchange student to Japan and since then I've wanted to go back.

Would love to go to the Rachael Ray show.

I hate matching socks, and yet I love wearing them (the more funky the better)

A guilty pleasure: watching America's Next Top Model

I love Mexican Food...bring on the tamales!

I love Dark Chocolate and enjoy trying all the exotic kinds I can find.

I can be bribed with a batch of brownies!

Priscilla said...

Hi Liz! I know this is really late but I'll post on here anyway.

I love the tv shows Monk and Pshch. I also love to watch Disney channel with my kids. I think Hannah Montana is a cool person.

I too just recently discovered Coblie Caillat. Love the song Bubbly. Haven't heard much more than that.

I have "severe to profound" hearing loss and wear bilateral hearing aids. I know sign languauge so I liked that picture of you doing the universal I Love You sign in your slideshow!

One of your friends is my cousins wife- Erin M.(that's how I found your blog- it was on her page!)