Gaaaaaaaaaaaahk! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!! Squeeeaaal!!
For some insane reason, they liked my panicked last-minute entry – and I am one of the ten finalists!! You have no idea how hard it’s been keeping this a secret since Tuesday…
Here is the list of the finalists, if you click on the names you can read our call stories. I truly wasn’t expecting this.
When I got the call, I had just given up hope, logged off the message board, sat down to have lunch and turned on the news to get my mind on something else. Two minutes later, my cell phone started ringing and I almost choked on a piece of potato.
I honestly can’t remember much about the call. I was too shocked (and literally shaking) to think straight. I remember hearing things like “Creating Keepsakes,” “finalist” and “Vegas, baby!” (Okay, so Britney didn’t say that last part, but I can’t say “Vegas” without adding a “baby.”)
I can’t remember what I said, but knowing me it was probably, “Seriously? No, really. Seriously?”
After I hung up the phone, I jumped up and down for a bit, then called my husband and made squealing noises. After that, I called my parents in Norway and tried to explain the whole scrapbooking phenomenon to them.
I haven’t even wrapped my head around this yet—I am still shocked about being a Scrapbooker of the Year finalist! It would be a dream come true for me. I have wanted to work for a magazine since I was in junior high. It would also mean getting more scrapbooking product than I could possibly fit in our house.
I have no idea what’s going to happen next, but I think we have to do a phone interview at some point, and then Creating Keepsakes is taking us to Vegas (baby!) for Memory Trends to announce the winner.
This has been such a good week for me! :D