Saturday, October 14, 2006

Can you believe it??!!!!!


I am not even sure if I do yet!!!! but here in my hotel room is this sign with my big face on it, and this HUGE cheque for $10,000! So it has got to be real!!!

Okay, rewind...I better explain what I am talking about :) Here I am in Vegas for Memory Trends on this AMAZING trip that Creating Keepsakes sent all 10 of us SOY finalists on, seriously, they have treated us like royalty right down to the details!!! ( Which I am so going to write about when I get home!!) Tuesday night we attended a wonderful wonderful reception with the editors and magazine staff, and the sponsors of the contest, where they honored us all. and then.....announced ME as the new CK scrapbooker of the year!!!!!!! WOW!!!!! I just can't believe it!!!

I am so so honored and thankful and excited more than I can begin to explain. This just means so much for me and my family, and I haven't even wrapped my head around everything that is going to be happening yet. I was oh so Blessed in my life already, so this is really just icing on the cake! A couple of months ago, with lots going on for a few of my family members, I had come to a place of realizing what I already knew; that I don't know what this next year will hold for us all, or the next day for that matter, but God does, he knows what is in store for my family and where I need to be. And I was just feeling that I was not carrying on with this contest hoping to win Scrapbooker of the year, but instead, I had prayed so many times that I would just be where God wants me to be and be doing what it is I am supposed to be doing. So here I am! and I carry on from here with that outlook.....it's gonna be great!!! So many really cool people came to play with me and do make and takes on wed, and thurs. I just love meeting new people and getting the chance to chat! it was totally fun!!! And I have a bunch of photos Cam took that I will share when I am back home

Cam and I are trying to fit in as much seeing Vegas as we can in our two "vacation" days, it sure is nice just to be away together. We walked the strip yesterday and saw Cirque du Soliel at night. He wants to find the Apple store today, and see if our tired little legs will carry us all the way over to see the Luxor and a few of the Hotels over in that direction and if we are lucky maybe another show tonight before we pack up. When I get home I can share some of my pictures, and everything else I have forgotten to write right now. I can't seem to get access to my email from here, so I'll get into that when I am home too!

Can you guys do me a favor please? I have been told by some of the people at the show that there are nice congrats threads and stuff out there in scrappy net land and I don't want to miss any of them in my overwhelmedness. If you know of any and have a minute please leave me a link in the comments so I can go and read em and say thanks :)
I'll be back in two days! thanks so much to CK and all of my new friends for making this week a totally amazing one!!!

ETA: here I am asking for links so I don't miss out on the kind congrats threads out there and I totally missed all of the wonderful congrats right here in the comments on my last blog post!!! :O whooops! thank-you all so so much for all of the kind words, I am all teary reading what has been written to me. It really makes this all the more special :)

38 comments:

EclecticMommy said...

CONGRATS CD, you soooooo deserved this. Your work is just unbelievable, truly!!!!! You are such an inspiration, keep up the awesome work and enjoy your new adventures with CK Magazine, you are going to have a BLAST!!!! HUGS and all the best to you!!!!

Lisa :)

EclecticMommy said...

Oh, forgot to leave you some links...

DST: http://www.digishoptalk.com/boards/showthread.php?t=14576

2Peas: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/mb.asp?cmd=display&thread_id=1990317

deb said...

Big congrats to you. Sounds like you are the perfect person for the job. Way to be right where God wants you to be, and content with wherever that is. That is a good feeling, a blessing, a reward in itself.
Love your blog and have been checking it daily since you won!
Think you do a great job of bringing the paper and digital worlds of scrapbooking together. That's a very cool thing.
Enjoy it all!

Michelle said...

Congrats CD!!!

Kate T said...

CONGRATS CD!!! I am so proud of you and so excited for you- a well deserved honour my cdn gal!!! YAY!!!

My Life and My Loves said...

CD - you don't have to respond to my comments - i know you will have a ton of email and stuff to process -- but i just wanted to say that i was so excited and over the top happy that you were chosen. you truly deserve it and it's just icing on the cake that you rock us in the digi world.

go get 'em tiger! lauren

Charlene said...

Congrats CD!! Love your work :)

Charlene

Amy said...

Congrats again! I knew you were gonna win! You have the bestest work! Live it up, girl, you deserve it!!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you. I wand to wish you a big congrats. I love your layouts. You are an awesome scrapper and deserve to by SOY 100%.

Lilli said...

I think you're perfect for this role!!! With this new opportunity, I hope you're able to achieve a balance between all the roles in your life. How huge is this! :)

melissa deakin (momteacherwriter) said...

hi!
i know you don't know me at all,
but i found your blog through a link on someone else's and i just wanted to say congratulations! i am so happy for you! enjoy every second of this wonderful journey!

Torm said...

I've been smiling all week for you, girl. I'm so thrilled that you won - and I can't wait to hear more and see pictures. Congratulations tenfold! Hugs!!!!

Kim said...

Chica! Um http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/mb.asp?cmd=display&thread_id=1990340

and one behind the scenes at SA

DST and the pub have been done.

Girl I am so happy for you. You know that :) I can't wait to hear ALL about it! And the hotel room, and your extra days with Cam AND the make and take and EVERYTHING! YAY!!!!!! Can't wait til you get home and get rested. Everyone is right. Hands down you are the perfect person for the job. How just incredibly CRAZY and exciting!

jane said...

You don't know me but I just wanted to say Congratulations! I have not see your work until today and it is awesome! You are the perfect person for this. You are good in both the worlds of scrapbooking and you seem to have a good heart.

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY cool ... congrat's!!!!!!!
~marie

Anonymous said...

Hi CD,
We are soooo very excited for you!! I've been telling everyone at the store that we know the Ck 2006 Scrapbooker of The Year. So VERY cool. Now I really wish we'd been at the show. Best to you. Enjoy your time.
Fay, jeanette & Liz from dalcrafts

Anonymous said...

Congrats again CD- so very well-deserved!!!!! So happy that you have a total peace about what God wants to do with your life!

God bless!
Laurie Garza

katie said...

woo hoo woo hoo!!!!! I am so so so so so so excited for you CD!! I hope you and Cam are having a wonderful time!! Can't wait to hear all the details when you get back!!

Suzy said...

Huge Congrats to you CD!!! You sooo deserve it!! I am so excited for you! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan opel said...

Congratulations, CD! You are sweet and talented, too! God Bless on the year ahead!

Check out our blog for a cute pic of you and Beth!

Holly McCaig said...

You are amazing and a true inspiration -and that was BEFORE you were SOY! So, now, it's just icing on the cake. Big congrats to a deserving woman!

crsmith said...

you so deserve this, you talented gal!! many congrats & enjoy every minute! ~cathy

SmileyCarrie said...

congratulations!!! That's fantastic news! so glad to hear a Canadian win!!! Woooo hoo!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey CD,

I am thrilled for you, and all your success in the scrapping world. Your work is so honest and humble. I've just spent the last couple of hours looking at everything I can find online. Your desire to be your best for God and and your family is such an inspiration. Thank you for choosing to use your gifts in a way that reflects the glory back to Him. I wish you such blessing as you discover His best for you.

Sherri (your old TMP bud)

jerih said...

Whoo Hoo C.D.!!!! I'm so excited for you! Huge congrats! It was so nice seeing you again at Memory Trends. Wishing you the best!
Jeri
(hm buddy)

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! Us in the digital community are so proud of you! I can't wait to see more of your work in CK in the coming years!

Maegan Birr said...

Congratulations!!! I was so thrilled when I saw the clip and recognized... YOU! I have been such a fan of your work ever since Tiffany mentioned you on her blog. You so deserve this. Congrats once again!!!

beth opel said...

CD, I totally meant what I said about adoring you and your work. Meeting you in person drove those feelings home even more fully! You and I were praying the same way..."use me in the way You best see fit"! And so God wants to use you as the scrap representative to the WORLD! So very happy for you, you totally deserve this! Plus the cute glasses thing!
Keep in touch!

Di said...

Still slightly giddy and excited for you. Love this post too. I can only imagine how exciting this must all be for you. What a fabulous experience!

Andrea Mooney said...

CD!!!!!!!!!!!!
i. love. you.

Mireille said...

Girl! Amasing!!!!! work!

Super congrats!!!

=)

Kari said...

I love your work! Congrats!!! I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us. About 6 months ago while looking for layouts on 2peas, I came across a layout of yours that I loved. I scraplifted it (Face of an Angel) and only now did I realize that it was YOU! Thanks for being an inspiration to me!

Leah LaMontagne said...

YOU ARE BLESSED, CD! But I know you already know that! Congrats again! I loved spending time with you and establishing a friendship. Looking forward to the future!

Sari said...

CD, I am such a fan of your work. BIG congrats on winning SOY!!!! Yay for digi too!!

Anonymous said...

HOTDOG!!!!

patri oliveira said...

Congrats, I love your work and you deserved this... You realy rocks!
I'm a brazilian.

Hugs

Creative Creations said...

CONGRATS from Germany for winning!!! Whohooo ... enjoy all your grand prizes & all the things to come ... Andrea

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