Sunday, September 7, 2008

Wow. What. A. Day. I WON!!!!

So much happened yesterday, I don't know where to begin!!

Eeekkkkk!!! I WON the huge contest at Craft Warehouse! LOOK here!!! Not only did I win for my store (9 stores in total) but I won for the entire Northwest which means I was 'crowned' (giggle) the 2008 Scrapbook Queen. But, best of all, I won a $500 Gift Certificate. Oh my! So much fun!! Thank you to everyone who voted. That helped me to the first round where the judges then chose for each store. Then the winners of each store were all judeged and they picked on GRAND Prize winner. That is a Grand Prize. I'm so excited! So, we drove out the store, which is 3 1/2 hours away, for the big announcement. My inlaws live about 1/2 hour away from the store so Ina Rae got to come as well. Because of the big event, they had a very fun maken'take using Heidi Grace 'Midnight Kisses,' one of my favorite lines right now!!!

They also had AMAZING sales on. BOGO off on the Pattern Paper, all adhesive was 25% off. Needless to say I stocked up. (I feel a RAK comin' on!!!)

Well, we didn't arrive there until right when they were making the announcement. So, we ran into the store. No camera of course. When of the sweet employees there said she would email me a photo that they took. So, Arte and Ina Rae took the kids so I could do some serious shopping. And boy, I did!!!

While I was busy shopping, Arte and the kids were driving home and happened to pass the Oregon Zoo. They decided to stop in to see if they could get a peak at the NEW BABY ELEPHANT!!! He is only 15 days old. TEENY TINY!! Can you imagine? What a life time experience for them. Well, they waited in line for two hours to see it. And, if you can believe it. No camera. ***sigh*** What did we do before camera's anyway? If you want to see the elephant, you don't have to wait in line. Just click here! Needless to say, it was well worth the wait and they LOVED it!

Now for the most exciting news of all. Kaylee had her baby!!!!!!!!! Wahoo!!! Kaylee is my very good friend, Lucy's daugther. Her and her husband are also the new youth leaders at our church and she is the one who will be watching Kelsey when I sub every once in a while this year. They are a sweet, sweet couple and now they have this precious baby girl! We stopped at the hospital as soon as we heard the news. We were on our big trip to Craft Warehouse in Portland so it was perfect timing. AND I had a camera!!!!! They aren't the best shots. Lucy is gorgeous and precious no matter what. But I plan to go over their house and take a really good photo shoot of her for them. Looky here!!!








It was a day full of good, happy news. I even found out one more small exciting thing. I went to visit Scrapbook Resumes which is a huge website where many, many top scrappers have their resumes, and one of my layouts was being featured on the home page. Check it out here! This is the second time in the last year. So, that was kind of fun.


Thanks for letting me share in all my very exciting news!!! Hope you have a blessed Sunday.

17 comments:

HapEMomE said...

Congratulations girl!!! When I was at my Craft Warehouse listening to the announcements, I was so so so excited for you that you won!!! Great job and well deserved!!! Man, what are you going to buy with the lottery you won? hehe :) Sounds like so much fun! Precious little brand new baby... makes me want another sweet little one :) Talk to you soon~
~Chelsea
http://hapemome.blogspot.com

Janice said...

Hey Girly... Congratulations!! Although I am not surprised at all.. you are such a talented scrap artist!! Woohoo... jumpin' ua and down her for you!! We will have to catch up again soon! :)Love ya!

elizbailey said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you!! I knew you could do it!

melita said...

Congratulations Julie! So happy for you!!! Whoo Hoo!!!

Gina Hanson said...

Congratulations Julie . . . judging this contest was a task in itself, but your LO was Terrific! I knew it was a winner the very first time I saw it! :)

Colleen said...

What an exciting time for you. The little one is so cute. How fun to get to shop at someone else's expense.

Carlee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! So excited to call you Queenie! :) hehe

Davinie said...

Well, does this mean I will see something for my store in Bend? Congratulations on your contest win!
I really want to get my kids to the Oregon Zoo. I have heard about that baby elephant. So cute!

Renee Lamb said...

ooh, I KNEW you would win it! BIG BIG BIG BIGGGGG congrats to you!! how fun!!! And congrats to your friends on the new addition! so adorable!!

Leigh said...

Wow, what a day!!
Congratulations!!

Daniela said...

What an exciting day for you! Congrats on the Win!!! Awesome prize, too.

rae said...

WOW ~ super huge congrats to you Julie!!!!

Danielle Holsapple said...

That is such cool news!!!!!! HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

Staci said...

Wow, Julie, so much exciting stuff going on! Congrats on your win, that is so cool! And for being featured on scrapbook resumes... that's awesome news! What a cute baby... I forget how small they start out!

Patti Smith said...

I voted for you girlfriend and I'm so so glad you won. It was very well deserved as your an awesome scrapper....Yeah this is such good news...Oh and the new baby is precious..best wishes to the new sweet family...great pic of you and the kiddos too!!!

Linda Beeson said...

Hugest congrats on that contest win! I so love Craft Warehouses although I don't have anywhere near me. We always get in them when we travel!!

Marti said...

Yay Julie! How awesome for you and totally well deserved! And Holy Smokes - $500! What a grand prize!

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