Thursday, August 2, 2007

It's time to confess...

No, I didn't get "the call" confirm Drew's doctor appointment.
No, I'm not a SOY..........milk drinker
No, I'm not excited.........about cleaning my messy house.
No, I don't have any secrets......about my scrapbooking addiction.


Yes, I got "the call" from Creating Keepsakes!
Yes, I am a Scrapbooker of the Year finalist!
Yes, I am super excited!
Yes, it was torture keeping quiet about it!!!
(You guys know I'm all about the lame delivery of good news. I didn't feel that this should be any different. Packed full of lameness just for you!!!)

After lunch on Tuesday I decided to check out the CK message boards and see if anything was going on yet. Erin had started a thread that said "SOY calls starting soon!" I hit refresh and there was a new thread that said "Britney's making the first call..."! After staring at my phone for about 10 seconds trying to will it to ring, I decided that it would be best if I just walked away from the computer.

I took Drew in his room to change his stinky diaper and when I've got handful of dirty wipes in my hand this, of all times, is when my phone decides to ring. I jumped so big that I'm lucky I didn't fling the yucky wipes across the room. I grabbed the phone out of my pocket and saw the "801" area code. I knew right there at that point what the call was about. Here's a little replay of what was going on in my head:

"Relax. Don't answer on the first ring. Relax. Calm down. RELAX. Okay, answer it before she hangs up! Oh wait, set down the poop. REEEELLLAAXXXX!! Answer it!"

The sad part was that somewhere in the conversation with Britney I said "woohoo Vegas!" Little embarassed about that one! What can I say...this girl loves Vegas and the fact that this has a trip to Vegas attached to it is fabulous!

I never expected Hall of Fame to happen and then this!! I'm am just above and beyond excited. I can't even wrap my brain around the possiblity of more to come. Right now I'm just too excited to even think about that. I'm just happy to be where I am now.

Thanks to all that where wondering if I got the call! Believe me, if I could have I would have told you!
And yes, I was **SOYfinalist** on the CK message board. lol

Huge CONGRATS to my fellow SOY finalists!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!


the scrappy chic said...

Huge Congrats, Allison! I have been checking your blog all day waiting for the announcement! I knew you would be a finalist!!!

Kodi Logan said...

big huge congrats!!!!! way to go girl!

Aleida Franklin said...

Oh my gawd! I found out just now through their (CK's) website as I kept coming to this site to see if you posted any news. I was about to scold you and ask what gives. I'm so HAPPY FOR YOU! I know you busted your butt to get it in in a matter of days. Kudos g.f. kudos!

jamesandlizhicks said...

congrats Ali! glad to see you on the top ten! You are such an inspiration!!!

CKMB hickschick

noel said...

congrats ali!!! i'm so excited for you!!! i can't wait to meet you in vegas!!!!

Stephanie Scroggs said...


Congratulations!!!! Have a great weekend and celebrate a bunch!

jamesandlizhicks said...

Seriously, I just PM'd you and asked you the same thing! We are not lazy just very conservative with our energy! Please link me and if it is alright I would love to link you too!

Jennifer said...

OMG!! If I didn't like you so damn much I think I'd try to hate you! How freakin awesome is that? Congrats to you. WOW, what a big year. I'm happy for you....jealous like crazy, but totally happy.

scrapinmo said...

Way to go! Congratulations!!! You deserve it.

Allison Davis said...

Thank you guys so much!!!
I super excited and can't wait to see what happens!!
It was so nice to get on here and see all the kind words!!
You all have no idea how much it makes me smile to know that you are cheering me on!
Again thanks so much!!!

Cemetery Artist said...

I hope you win SOY, because I absolutely LOVE your work! Congratulations on making the top 10! If you were the SOY winner I'd get a subscription to CK magazine (if I didn't already have one, lol)

Thanks for sharing your work with others. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Ali! I'm a CKMB'er and am proud that you are one of us! You've always been very nice to me and you've answered a few of the questions that I post there. Your work is wonderful! You would be a great pick for SOY - good luck and have fun in Vegas!

Rookie Mama said...

I am so freakin' excited for you!

WOW. I am truly speechless. Let me get my thoughts together...

AIIIEEEEE!!! *screaming silently so as not to wake the sick child in my house*

*doing the happy dance*

ok. I didn't renew my CK subscription but I guess now I will.

hooray!! YIPPEE!!!

I still can not believe it!

I wish I could hug your neck.

What a crazy summer, huh?

I am rambling.I should have thought my comment through a little better... but I just wanted to tell you as soon as I read it- CONGRATS!

I can not wait to see what else you come up with!

So here is my stupid question- who picks the grand prize winner? Do readers vote or a panel of judges or what? Because if it is readers, I will get the whole state of MS to vote for you.

*back to dancing for joy on your behalf*

creasa said...

That is Awesome!! I'm so happy for you!!

Raesha D said...

Congratulations!! That is so absolutely awesome!!!

Funky Finds said...

congrats! so fabulous

Scrapdragons said...

Congratulations!! How exciting for you!