Friday, October 13, 2006

These pictures make me happy!









Whatever amount of 'cool-factor' I may have possessed before Memory Trends was kicked up a few notches over the past two days. There was my memorable "Scooby Doo" moment. There was a picture of me and Stacy Julian...think Big Picture Scrapbooking and you could change the way you see life and scrapbooking forever. My unexplainable connection with my scrap idol, Heidi Swapp...you may think we look alike, except that I'm not naturally this blonde.
The oh-so-funny, I-never-would-have-guessed that Tracy White...I fell in love with her in a minute. Gotta give my newest crazy real-life Nitty.Gritty. fans- those Simple Scrapbooks girls some more airtime here...love, love, LOvE those three! And Wendy Smedley! She's got five boys and an awesome husband...but I think she looks great with girls too. =)
Elsie is cute no matter if she's enlarged on shiny poster paper or live in person. I couldn't help myself...adore her and her zest for life, that I'll pose with her even if she's 'not all there'! That next beauty? You guessed it. I had the honor of having breakfast with Becky Higgins. Totally an undeserved bonus event for me on this trip, but I took in the moment and wouldn't trade it in for anything.
I told Ira...the 'I' of KI Memories that he was the reason I was in the middle of all of this. His products made my layouts look good. Combined with my stories and photos and I was destined to be in the top 10! (Okay, calm down. I'm not all into myself and developing an ego...I'm just saying KI made me look good.) There's no such thing as too much KI Memories product on a scrap page. Or in my scrap room...hopefully!
To wrap things up, I present to you the hottest, new scrap star, CD Muckosky. I am glad to have gotten to spend time with her. I am anxious to see where she goes from here. This whole event has been amazing and exciting and I hope you loved these pics too.

17 comments:

Laura said...

you are totally hip whether you got to meet all of those fabulous scrapidols or not, but YES it definitely bumps up your coolness. . .i believe now the title might be "SUPERcoolFabulous Nitty.Gritty"

Natty said...

Fun!

Heather said...

I must say that I totally agree with your adoration for Heidi Swapp. She is so whimsical and cute and clever. Did you see the picture frame memory set she made that was featured in Home Companion? Oh, it was so cute, and I'm going to try it....

eek said...

Lucky girl! Looks like you had a great time!

Anonymous said...

totally fun...even though i'm sorry you didn't become Queen SOY, how totally cool is it that you got to meet these people! talk about a once in a lifetime thing...

tammy said...

Hiya Jody~
Looks like a good time was had by all and look at all the great memories that were made! Thanks for sharing!
~Tammy in "winter wonderland" Michigan~

Gretchen said...

Great photos! Big congrats on being a finalist... that's awesome!

linda t said...

You and Heidi could be sisters!
FUN, fun pics!
You're never gonna want to leave Nevada... it's record snowfall in Michigan!!

Cris said...

Looks like you are having fun! Also, enjoy the warm weather while you can. I am totally jealous. LOL. It's freezing over here in Michigan. BBbbbbrrrrrr.

Elisha Snow said...

So so SO fun to hang with you Jody! Wouldn't have traded my time there for the world.

Hilary said...

Jody let me put things into perspective, if I can...if you do not have an ego about yourself...who else will? Strong women are strong for a reason...they believe in themselves and that is why you are so incredible...you believe in yourself and you are driven by a greater force (or it seems like it to me), therefore this makes YOU Jody!!! This is one of many reason you have such a tremendous impact on the blogging community, people read about your life daily to be inspired... you have an ego. BE PROUD OF IT. Not many of us have them...

Kari said...

Jody, you ROK! I agree with Hilary!

susan opel said...

Cool to meet you Jody!

Tres fun breakfasting with Becky H., I do agree. :) Have a safe trip home...

karen said...

what great photos--you look like you had an amazing time!!!

Jenny said...

WOW! We will all be able to say, "we knew Jody when....".

I still think your whole SOY story is amazing! You were born to scrap!

beth opel said...

Hi Jody! It WAS incredible, wasn't it??? WOW. Loved meeting you for real and hangin'...even if you don't support the Detroit Tigers! C'mon, girl, get on that Michigan sports train! Are you home yet or still setting Vegas on fire!

Love you even if your head is getting big haha! Only kidding, you know I think you rock! Huge hugs!

Anonymous said...

You're one lucky girl!

mary h.