First of all, thanks for all the comments I got on my last entry..we’re hanging on and trying to get used to the idea of maybe getting another foster dog. After what happened with Chester I said I wouldn’t want another one, but there is a constant stream of new rescues coming in these days – I can’t let one accident keep me from helping other little guys who need homes..
Alrighty, I am going to start trying to catch up now – I have this whole backlog of subjects to blog about. Anyhoo, in September, Creating Keepsakes invited us to Memory Trends in Las Vegas for the Scrapbooker of the Year announcement. JK tagged along so we could use it as a mini vacation.
We spent the days walking the floor at Memory Trends, looking at all the new products, meeting the CK editors and sneaking in some slot machine action here and there.
The girls with Tim Holtz – I am impatiently waiting for his grungeboard and crackle paint to hit the stores!
SiSTV interview – I seriously hope they never air this. I made a complete arse of myself..
Collin (Liz’s husband), JK and Stan (Noel’s husband) were running all over the show floor winning prizes and getting massages. Not too shabby!
My table at the SoY banquet – Oddbjørg and May Lis from the Norwegian store Scrappejungelen were invited by Lisa Bearnsom herself to cheer me on :D (and no, I’m not pregnant. Just fat and wearing a top that looked much better in the store :oD)
Lisa Bearnson introduced each of us up on stage. Eep!
I love this photo – I took it a couple of seconds after they announced that Elizabeth was the winner. She screamed and jumped into Collin’s arms and made everyone tear up :)
If you’re planning on entering SoY next year – go for it! I know the finalists said this last year too, but it really is true – Creating Keepsakes treated us like queens. We stayed in gorgeous suites at the Venetian, got freebies and gift bags, got a peek at the inner workings of the magazine, met some of my favorite scrapbookers. A once in a lifetime experience. Seriously.