Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What I did yesterday.

Hello from Vegas!
First off, I'm not the top SOY finalist, but big shout out to the sweet C.D. for her big win. She and her hubby are from Canada and I am happy to have met them both. They are giving and outgoing and definitely the kind of people who have life "figured out"...meaning what really matters down here on earth.
SO, she took home the big paper check and so much product that my hubby would probably have taken back all the support I've earned from him with my new scrap obsession, if I were to have won and got all the 'stuff'.
But you know what? Leave it to me to have gotten something bigger out of all of this. I may not have won, but I definitely left my mark. I have some new 'biggest' fans from the staff at Simple Scrapbooks...the three cute girls who got 'stuck' with me at my table for the SOY dinner and had to listen to all of my scrap stories. They were so nice and said that they felt that they had chosen the right table to sit at as we parted ways. That's just how the people in this business are- seeing the best in everyone and always wanting to be inspired and challenged through stories and new ideas.
I am having a incredible time already, with a full day planned out at Memory Trends today. And some of you would love to know that the highlight of my trip was when I did my best 'Scooby-Doo' and 'Snagglepuss' impersonations (remember from Yogi Bear? "Heaven's to mergatroy...exit, stage right even.) up on stage as Lisa Bearnson introduced me to the crowd last night. Hey! I was just keeping it real.
And now guess what?! I can show you all my scrap pages and fun stuff I've made for this whole SOY ride. Thanks to everyone who has been following my journey and cheering me on and sharing my happiness from near and far. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything. I am a better person because of this contest... I have lots of new friends and believers in my talents and scrapping abilities. That's something that will last a lifetime.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you been passing out your golf tees? I'm sure your readership will grow after this trip! Try to see a show or two while you're there!

Heather said...

Looks like there is a Hall Of Fame 2007 contest that might be right down your alley!

Kari said...

You're still a winner in my book! Have fun in Vegas and I can't wait to see you're other pages!!!

Laura said...

YEAH JODY!!! I have been checking all morning to see if you posted! I am glad you are having a FAB time in Vegas BABY!!!! I cannot WAIT to see your pages!

linda t said...

Hey Jody... none of this 'what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas'... we want the real deal!
So excited for you and look forward to seeing all your pages from SOY!
Congrats on getting there!

deene said...

Ah bummer! But have a great time on your trip and find fun new stuff to create with!

jackie carl said...

Jody,
Glad to hear from you. I, also, have been checking your site all morning, to see if & when you had blogged.
You are a dear & I'm sure that everyone who meets you finds that they are blessed.
You ARE the winner for all who come into contact w/ you.
Bless You. Have a great time today !
Jackie Carl
Marion, IN

Anonymous said...

xo
so proud of you ...
I would guess this is a lot like 'american idol' -- even if you lose, the exposure is so great that you really win ...
can't wait to see your pages!

Lindsay K. said...

You are a winner in my book too! You rocked it girl! You are an amazing wife, mother, and scrapbooker. Reading your blog the last few weeks...I feel like YOU "get it." I can't wait to see what is in store for you in the future!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting! I read Tiffany's blog, the Opel sisters' blog, C.D.'s blog and yours, of course!, and you are the only one to post. It really helps for all of us who are trying to live vicariously through you all at this great scrap event. I can't wait to see your work. You are the winner in life, and that is what matters most!

Anonymous said...

You may not have won SOY but have definitely made your mark. I don't think anyone will forget you. lol.

mary h.

Nancy said...

Jody- I have totally been sucked into your blog! You have such an amazing story which has taught me so much just since I happened upon this site yesterday afternoon. Thank you for being so open and honest. The Lord has certainly used you to teach me a lesson or two that I really needed to learn. Thank you!

Laura said...

You're awesome! Way to go Jody... you inspire me and help me figure things out here on earth. Thanks for your blog. Can't wait to see your pages.

Crafty P said...

Congrats just for being true to you and inspiring all of us in so many ways.
Cannot WAIT to see your submissions for SOY- have a great vacation!

Christina

Anonymous said...

Jody, I think you did wonderful. I would imagine just being considered is a prize in and of itself, then to be at Memory Trends... oh my goodness.... I think I would be on total overload. Have a great time..

April V

Anonymous said...

Jody, thought you'd get a kick: I accidentally hit the print button while reading your blog, (unbeknownst to me), and someone found a 60+ page Nitty.Gritty. blog sitting on the printer. Oops....

tammy said...

Hiya Jody~
I still think you should've won- what do they know anyways!? =)You are still a winner to have made it as far as you did..Kudos to you! I can't wait to see the other pages you did either! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay there and have safe travels back home. God bless you!
~Tammy in Michigan

Marlene said...

Hi I have been following your blog and am also a scrapbooker. It is so exciting that you are part of the "professional" scrapbook world. I have been doing it for about 7 years, but lately I seem to have a mental block and don't have any new ideas. Also my stuff is very disorganized and I don't know where to start organizing it. How do you keep good ideas going and keep it all organized. I just started a subscription to the magazine "Simple Scrapbooking" because that is what I like best--i don't like a page layout to complicated or take much time.

Momto2 said...

Wanted to add my kudos to you for making it this far. I know the Lord has a plan.... who knows what contacts you may be making or who will seek out your work now???? Can't wait to see your pages. Have a Wonderful time!!
Cindy

Anonymous said...

i am SO glad you had a great time, even if you didn't win! yay for you!

eek said...

Congrats again on the top 10. I was a little sad when Lisa B. didn't announce your name!

Jenny said...

Congrats again Jody! You are still NUMBER ONE in the hearts of your readers and real and cyber friends here at Nitty. Gritty.

Now live it up and enjoy the fun stuff in Vegas!

erin said...

hey, you entered, that is a winner in my book! and you thoroughly enjoyed the ride. cheers to you!

Deanna- yep Dee-na said...

yay! i'm so excited for you. what a wonderful trip. :O) can't wait to see your pages! i remember seeing a lil' bit of your digital schtuff and i never knew you hadn't paper scrapped at all until you started talking about it here. lol
that is too cool! yay for KI Memories. i think they make people look real good too. lol
congratulations again Jody!