Spilling the SoYbeans!

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

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  • Reply Christine August 3, 2007 at 11:51 am

    How do they pick the winner? Do you have to scrap more layouts? :D

  • Reply Ingunn August 3, 2007 at 11:57 am

    I think they picked the winner based on overall impression + the interview – no more layouts as far as I know!

  • Reply Blossom/Vigdis August 3, 2007 at 11:59 am

    Gratulerer med finalerunden!

    Så moro at en norsk boende i USA kom så langt.

    Hilsen en digiscrapper :)

  • Reply ania August 3, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    :D :D :D :D

  • Reply Lene S August 3, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Hurra!! Dette var skikkelig moro :o)

  • Reply Sylvi August 3, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Gratulerer!! Digger både bildene og loene dine jeg ;-) Lykke til videre!!! Klem

  • Reply Anette S August 3, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    Jeg var helt sikker på at du var med når det var en av de som kalte seg soylatte! Du lurer ikke meg nei! Gratulerer! Så absolutt fortjent!

  • Reply ToneF August 3, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Gratulerer så masse!!!
    Det var virkelig fortjent! Du er råflink!!! :D

  • Reply Christine / Xstine August 3, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    ÅÅÅÅH! Dette var så fortjent Ingunn :D Lykke til :D Jeg heier på deg!

  • Reply Trude J/Earane August 3, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Woohoo! Grattis så mye med SOY-finale, det er velfortjent!

  • Reply Kjersti August 3, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    GRATULERER!!! VEL fortjent!! :D GLEDER meg til å se hva du har laget!! De har vel ikke blitt lagt ut noe sted enda?


  • Reply Eli - dinnamor August 3, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    Gratulerer såå mye!! X alt jeg har for deg :D :D

  • Reply Heidi August 3, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    GRATTIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lykke til i finalen!!! Krysser fingene for deg!!!!

    Stor klem!!!!

  • Reply Kine August 3, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    Gratulerer så mye! Gleder meg til å se bidragene dine!

  • Reply Surfine August 3, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    Gratulerer så mye til deg Ingunn!! Heier alt jeg kan på deg, du er superdyktig!!

  • Reply Catrine August 4, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Gratulerer så mye Ingunn! Det er så fortjent – du er så flink! :)

  • Reply Cflattop August 4, 2007 at 7:01 am

    Congrats!!! I am so excited for you!!! Well I am routing for you all the way………you’re going to vegas!!!!!!! Congrats!! I am not shocked that they loved your work!!!…… did you hold this secret???? Staci

  • Reply Kristin August 4, 2007 at 7:06 am

    Gratulerer så utrolig mye Ingunn!
    Dette var velforjtent! Lykke til videre
    i finalen – holder en STOOOOOR knapp på
    deg :) Og god tur til Vegas – kos deg GIGA!!

  • Reply Solfrid Sørensen August 4, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    Gratulerer! Så morsomt! :D

  • Reply Kathrine August 5, 2007 at 10:49 am

    Så fortjent Ingunn!

  • Reply Inger August 5, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    Ååååååååå! Dette fortjener du så absolutt!! Heier på deg masse her i Norge!! Gratulerer så UTROLIG masse!

  • Reply Åshild August 6, 2007 at 1:13 am

    Wow wow wow – sååååå moro! *jippi* Jeg skal ia’ffall heie som en gal! Du er gør-flink, Ingunn!

    – og Vegas er kul *knis*


  • Reply jessica August 6, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    congrats! your layouts are awesome. adorable doggie, too!

  • Reply AnnaB August 6, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Massor med grattis!!! Sååå himla kul! Och vad glad jag är att jag hittat hit till din blogg. Jag tycker så väldigt mycket om dina layouter. Grattis igen! :)

  • Reply Anilu Magloire August 8, 2007 at 11:00 am

    YEAH!!!! So well deserved. I am keeping all my fingers crossed for you.
    Good luck!!!!
    Your pages rock my world :)

  • Reply yuko August 8, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Hi from Japan!

    Oh how I love your works! Congrats on your CK scrapper of the year final;D You surely surely deserve it!

    I found your blog via pencil lines sketch (I’m the one just a little bit scrolled down from your fabulous “one year” page) and looked through everybit of your works on flickr! Fell in love with your style!

    even before Pencil lines I’m subscribing MOSH POSH and I always loved yours pages too:D!

    I pray for your win on CK!


  • Reply Cindee August 8, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    omg, girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is HUGE!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Rita August 9, 2007 at 1:58 am

    Dette var bare så gøy, og vel fortjent – du er en utrolig dyktig scrapper. Krysser fingrene og ønsker deg masse lykke til. Tror du har en ganske så stor heia-gjeng her hjemme :)

  • Reply Linda Mortensen August 13, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Har jo gratulert deg før, men gjør det gjerne igjen – Gratulerer så mye! Det er helt rått! :-)

    Og du er forresten blitt tagget. ;-) Sjekk bloggen min.

  • Reply Monica August 15, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Må jo gratulere her også. Heier på deg big time!!!
    Stå på!!!!! *heia heia heia heia* :D

  • Reply Helle August 16, 2007 at 9:18 am

    Heia heia heia! Dette er helt utrolig bra, hele ScrappeNorge heier på deg! Gratulerer så mye!!!

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