Sunday, December 6, 2009

book party pics

If celebrating with caramel & chocolate drizzled popcorn, shopping, meeting new friends & spending time with old ones makes for a good party then consider the book party a great night! Dear Lizzie after hours is always a treat. It takes the typical girls-night-out and makes it dazzle & shine.

My cute family below... they are supportive & encouraging. Love them all so much! Even Taimi came, oh, she is a doll.
Such a fun night! Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us.
I'm sad that I didn't get a photo of everyone, but just know, it meant so much to me that you came. x0 I thought it would only be Collin & I sitting there all night. ;)
Seeing Beth was exciting because she was the editor for the book & worked so hard on making sure everything was perfect. It was easy peasy making decisions with her, since we agree on everything. Sometimes I even wondered if she could read my mind but it was just because we get along great. She is such a delightful little lady. (Thanks Beth!)

The funniest part of the night was when Beth & Collin had a smizing war. (For those who don't know, to smize means 'to smile with your eyes.') Since Tyra Banks coined the term Collin has been perfecting his look.
Brian Smith, one of the photographers for the book, came with his wife. The photography in the book is killer. (bpd studios)
and last but not least, no party is complete with out my Spark sisters...
You can still throw your name in the giveaway to win a book from me... I'll announce winner next.

81 comments:

Ann-Marie said...

How cute are you and your shoes??? Gorgeous! Congratulations again!

P.S. Smizing...hilarious!

Paige said...

I tried smizing right after I read what it was all about - not as good as Colin is but I will work on that! You look great and looks like a great time!

Tessa said...

This looks like you had sooo much fun!!

Angie... by the said...

What a great memory for you to scrapbook about now! Looks amazing and you all look so happy. Congrats again on your wonderful book.

Anonymous said...

great pictures!
ReNi

scrapwordsmom said...

Lizzie, What a FAB party!! If I lived there I would have come!! My Mom and I actually shopped at Dear Lizzy this past July...so much FUN! Then we had lunch at the Blue Lemon!
I am still searching for your book...I'm hoping to find it before Christmas. Love your style.

Just gotta tell you...I think my family and I met Brian while at CK a few years back. We are friends with the Bearnson's and on one of our trips to Utah (we live in Missouri) Lisa took us to CK. She took us to the photography room and this young man (Brian I think) was standing there. My husband Dave had on a Bearcat shirt. Brian notices it and asks if we lived in Maryville. We said yes then he said I went to college there!! His parents are in our Stake, too if I remember right. Plus he had eaten at our Pizza place before!!

Lizzie, would you ask him if he remembers that story. We just thought it was sooo cool!!

Thanks and keep up the creative work. I love your energy!!

Leslie Ackman

Anonymous said...

The party and books looks wonderful...such fun!

Kim

Carolyn said...

Oh please pick me:)
Carolyn

Michelle said...

I soooooooooooo would be inspired by your book. Thank you for the opportunity :O)

tricmor said...

That smizing picture is awesome!! I almost burst out laughing because my hubby and I always laugh about that phrase made by Tyra!!! Hilarious.

wendyg said...

I wish I lived closer to come! Looks like so much fun! Congrats on your book!

Summer said...

Everything looked gorgeous! Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Dianne said...

I wish I could have been there - looks like a fabulous time. You should come to Virginia. Can't wait to see your book.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great evening you all had. So wish I could have come. I haven't ordered a book yet...had dropped hints about it for a Christmas gift...we'll see! :) Thanks for all your creative contributions to the SB world! You rock.
Sharon T in WY

pretiflowerliz said...

congratulations on your book...on everything...you rock!...and i know your book will too....dying to my hands on it!

Cmad said...

Hi Liz, I am so excited for you and your success. Your creative talent is such an inspiration for me. Can't wait to snuggle in front of the fireplace and take in all the ideas in your book.

Aubrey said...

Wish I lived in utah!!! Looks like a fun night!
I am hoping and wishing for a signed copy of your book. ;-)

Mindy said...

Can i just say that you are gorgeous! Your smile is infectious and I love your style! Where do you find your headbands they are so pretty!!!

Scrappy Girl said...

You make me want to move to Utah...lol! I love that store every time I see it!

I am still reading through your book...so much eye candy! I love love love it!

We have fun with the smize here too...still perfecting ours too...looks like Collin is almost there!

eel said...

Oh, to be like you...it just looks like it's so much fun! Maybe one day I'll take my scrapbooking girls and we can visit Utah...

Angie said...

It looks like fun! I totally wanted to come up, but family stuff got in the way. :( It looks like it was a success though, sorry I missed it.

barbie_love said...

Such cute Pictures looks like everyone had such a fun time!!
Barbie

Holly S said...

Beautiful pictures but Colin looks like something out of night of the living dead...you were ok after going home with him that night, right?? lol You should be so proud of yourself! lucky ducky!!!

Joli said...

I am so glad that I was able to come to your book party!!! I am loving the book and smile each time I think about having met you!!! Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

I wish I lived closer so i could have come. ba ha ha I love the smizing I think I will try it. Congrats to you on your book.

Carol said...

I wish I lived closer so I could have gone. I love the smizing, i think I will try it. Congrats to you on your book.

Nancy W said...

How fun! It's no fair that all you fun ladies live there and we don't! ;) And you are so photogenic, I just love that first photo of you! Hugs from Conroe, TX!

Sara Ancich said...

you HAVE to tell us who makes your shoes...is it horrible that I want to know that after seeing a post of one of the best night's of your life?

It looked magical! Congratulations again!

brandic said...

I would love a copy of your book! It would be a Merry Christmas to me! Would have loved to come to your book party, but live Ca. Also I am dying to go to that cute store!

wowschow said...

Your book is on my christmas list! Would love the chance to win it! :)
Jen

Jeanne said...

My book arrived Saturday. It's beautious! And that's before I even opened the package! Love Love Love it! Thanks so much for the extra touches Elizabeth. It's a winner! {{HUGS}}

Elisabeth said...

Ha! Your husband has that face perfect!Would Love to win the book...

Karen said...

I can hardly wait for my next trip to Utah so I can see this amazing store! Congrats on your new book, what an accomplishment! I think I need one!

Cat said...

Big congrats to you...the book is amazing I bet..thanks for the chance to win one!

Collin said...

I'm still working on the Smizing. It's like Magnum by Derrick Zoolander, not quite ready yet. I more look ticked off than anything else for some reason.

EmmaJ said...

It was so great to meet you! My sister and I love the book and really enjoyed our evening out with no kids. Thanks for the fun!

comp0405.canalblog.com said...

How I would love sooooo much to get one copy of that book !!! ... Just love your style. xoxo from France

Tina said...

Great pictures. Congratulations on your book!!!

Tina

scrapsofmine said...

Thanks for sharing your pix. Looks like you had a super fun time. What wonderful memories you can scrap! Thanks for the chance to win your book! Would love a copy.
Leslie
prinkki4@yahoo.com

Misty (Snowlady) said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance to win your book!!

carrie said...

What a fun & special night for you! It looks like a magical evening! If I lived in or near the area, I would have been there! I am LOVING the book! :)

Starr said...

Certainly looks fun! All the photos are great but that first one is fab!

Anonymous said...

I sure wish I could have been there....Would love to have a book from you signed by you.

Mary Juckett

dadec said...

Congratulations! I'd love to win a copy! Daydra Clement

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Those smizing pictures are priceless.

{melissa} said...

Oh how I wish I lived out there! Looks like a fun time, and how could it not be?? Congrats again!

Chitra said...

Where was this party?..Decor looks AWESOME.....

Brock Family said...

Looks like a blast! What a perfect way to celebrate! Congrats again! :-)
Corey Brock
New smyrna Beach, fl

Steff said...

OK, I'll throw my name in the hat! This book looks like a lot of fun! Thanks, Lizzy!

DeniseHunter said...

So much fun!! I can't wait to see the inside of your book! It has to be great if it's written by you. Love your ideas! Thanks Liz!!

Karenj said...

Your book is on my list for Santa to bring me this year!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm smizing too! Would love a copy of your book.erry

beth opel said...

You are toooooooo sweet! We did seem to share the vision for this project, didn't we? Speaking of vision, Collin is a sensational smizer! We blogged about the same thing today! The party was so fun and perfectly YOU. xoxo

DayDay said...

Excited to get my hands on your book! You are so inspiring.

Love the smizing!

TheDavisBunch said...

Cute, fun pics!

linda said...

Love the photos, looked like it was a fun night.

Crystal Alves-Tusim said...

Congrats on your PARTAY!!! I stumbled upon your site a few days ago and find myself snooping through your posts before snooze time...tee hee I think it's because you remind me of myself...HA!

Can't wait to buy your book =)

Nicki Lundeen said...

I am cracking up at the smizing!!!! And you, you are just adorable - do you ever look bad? Congrats again on your wonderful success.

thedoodlegirl said...

Wow! I'd LOVE one! Pick me! Pick me!

Jeannie said...

Congrats on the book! I'd love a chance to win! Looks like a fab party!

Therese said...

Looks like the party was a blast. I would love, love, love to win your book. My daughter and I scrap together and I know she would take as many of the challenges as possible.

Congratulations and keep creating - we love your work!!!!

Rebekah Williams said...

Everything is just very perfect. I'm so happy for you! In fact, I'm smizing right now, just thinking about it . . .

Jen said...

That store looks so cool! Congrats on the book, it's one of my favorites!

Renee' Dezember said...

Your book party looked sso fun!Congrats on your new book :D

miss k said...

This looks like it was such fun! You need to schedule a trip to Washington, DC - we can take Quinn & Quincey on a tour of DC and get some great photos!

Christina said...

Sweetie,
it looks beautiful over here. Congrats on the book, I so want one! I will have to start searching for one.
Loved catching up here.
blessings~

Nancy said...

Oh what a fun gathering you had! For those of us that live far away thanks for giving us a glimpse of your special night!

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

How fun!!! I'd love to win your book — it's on my wish list :) Happy Holidays!

heather & jory said...

Oh so fun! I would love to have your book! Very inspiring! Wishing and hoping for it!

Mari-Beth said...

Liz, looks like you had a great time! It's unfortunate Utah is so far away from Maryland so I could join in on some of the fun! :) I woiuld L.O.V.E. a copy of your book so I can get caught up on my scrapbooking ~ so behind! :(

Congrats on your success! You shine in your pix!!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations Elizabeth on all your success. I wish I could have been there to congratulate you in person. Know that I'm cheering you on from the Bella Blvd studio! :)

Lacey said...

I got the book in the mail yesterday &I love it!! I can't wait to try out all the challenges. If only I didn't have to go to work...

Gretchen said...

your book is on my Christmas list!
but i would much rather have a signed copy from you! :)

Anonymous said...

I had the opportunity to meet you on your visit to Puerto Rico. Today I buy your new book and I love it. Congratulations!

susan opel said...

You were the beautiful and gracious belle of the ball! So glad to celebrate with you, sweet Liz!

Michele H. said...

Congratulations on the new book! I am happy to announce that I am now the proud of owner of your book as well! Thank goodness for lunch breaks and Borders:)

Can't wait to be inspired.

Charisse said...

You look gorgeous Liz. I'm sad I didn't get to attend your book signing. Jen and Katelyn said it was so fun to see you. I don't know how you do it all but I am so proud of you. Love ya!

Lynn said...

Congrats!!
I'm now reading your book for inspirations!
Love the challenges in the book!
You're such a blessed lady with your supportive family!! :)

Mandi said...

Oh gosh it looks like it was so much fun! Wish I could've been there to celebrate with you!
xo

Leica Forrest said...

wow! fun pics. Well I would LOVE a chance to win your book. I am in freezing winter temperatures of -40 in Canada and even lower and we try to stay bundled up inside the house! So I would curl up with a blanket and read it cover to cover.
Thanks for the chance.

shelley aldrich said...

Congrats on the book! I've finally had a chance to sit down and enjoy each page. It is wonderful!

Happy 2010