I left work early on Friday and I checked my email before I left. I didn't see an update so I went on about my merry way. About an hour later my cousin Crystal called me and texted me saying I had made the cut. I am not sure when I have heard her so excited! lol. I was in a bit of shock, like she was kidding me or something. Then my friend Lisa sent me an email with congratulations...hmmm, maybe it was true.
I was scheduled to pick up my brand new computer from Best Buy so it would be a while before I could check the site for myself. Finally around 9:30 p.m. I saw it....my name...really?!!!
A special congrats to some of my extra special scrappy friends and teammates Karen Bearse, Karen Wilson, Tara Orr and Tomoko Takahashi.
I would also like to thank everyone for their well wishes. I have the greatest group of supporters ever!!!
Okay, here it is! The 25 finalists (in no particular order) of the Graphic 45 Design Team are...
1. Amanda Phillips - Goose Creek, SC
2. Laura Denison - Maple Valley, WA
3. Jane Tregenza - Australia
4. Karen Wilson - Prescott Valley, AZ
5. Gloria Stengel - Oceanside, CA
6. Tara Orr - Canada
7. Michael Jack Putman and Lesley Fisher - Mesa, AZ
8. Sherry Cheever - Jeffersonville, IN
9. Jamie Dougherty - Ramona, CA
10. Hilde Janbroers - The Netherlands
11. Tracey Locher - Escondido, CA
12. Leica Forrest - Canada
13. Karen Bearse - Fairfax, VA
14. Lynette Carroll - Braintree, MA
15. Natalie Dever - Sheboygan Falls, WI
16. Nicole Eccles - Springboro, OH
17. Robin L. Shakoor - Fredericksburg, VA
18. Melanie Forbes - Australia
19. Nancy Wethington - St. Louis, MO
20. Jade Moore - Belleville, Il
21. Tonya A. Gibbs - Keystone Heights, FL
22. Tomoko Takahashi - Japan
23. Jason Jones - Whitesboro, TX
24. Jenny Svensson - Brakne-Hoby, Sweden
25. Yuka Hino - Japan
Congratulations and good luck everyone!