Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Butterflies

OK...so I tried to post 3 different times yesterday from my blackberry...no lucky. We spent the day in Chicago with the kiddos, which was super fun...but exhausting. I broke my camera...just the lens I think...but that is not good news for my sneak peek coming up for Sunday! I'll get something figured out...but it's really a bummer. Check out this cool photo...I am scared to death of heights and I did NOT want to go up in the tower of death. But I didn't want my kids to see my fear and create fear in them so I took one for the team. The whole time all I could think about was getting down, but not until after we took this amazing, blurry crazy shot.


Yikes...Von was sweating the whole time...he was more freaked out that I was! We were up 103 stories with nothing under us but some thick glass like stuff. How stupid are we??? Once in a lifetime stupid I guess!

so, moving on! Tomorrow is THE big day!! Holy cow, I have butterflies...I can't imaging how you all must be feeling! This was such a hard decision, I don't like looking at layouts to judge them on style...that feels wrong to me. You all put so much love and emotion into your work and for me tell you that your style doesn't fit our club is not easy to do. All of your work is beautiful, and Janelle and I appreciate your kind words of encouragement so much. So if you don't get an email from us tomorrow, please know we never looked at layouts as not being "good" enough...it was simply a style decision. And I am going to stop talking now...I could ramble on for hours until I started to cry!!! Good luck everyone!!! We will be talking to several of you tomorrow!!!!!!

peace*love*and skyscrapers

20 comments:

Carla said...

Wow! I live in the Chicago area and I can't go up that high, lol. I'm a chicken!!!
Can't wait to see the designers :)

"Divine" Hand said...

Best of wishes to all who applied! We all know that it is a very difficult thing to have to choose with all the talent out there.

OMGoodness that is high!!! My mother would have had a heart attack seriously!!!

Ilene said...

Oh my gosh, I have major butterflies too. Ack!!

Beautiful pics, as always! Sucks about your camera - I'm trying to figure out if my big flash has gone caput.

Elisa K said...

wow I so miss Chicago as that is home to me, but haven't been in a few years so looking forward to getting back there this summer...

I can't wait to see who makes the team and who will be inspiring us all with your kits...

Marcie said...

What a great photo, & boy would my palms have been sweating! Good luck to everyone who applied for the dt & can't wait to hear who made it!

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow, what amazing photos, I think I'd be sweating too! Sorry about your camera, I hope it still works ok. I seriously cannot WAIT till tomorrow, I have butterflies too. Best of luck to all who applied!

TLHarwick said...

What an amazing photo!

I am sure you had a heck of a time narrowing down your choices, but I am sure you made the right ones for your team which means it will be amazing! - Best of luck to everyone who applied!

Keri said...

Another chiming in with best wishes for EVERYONE who's anticipating tomorrow's reveal!!

Looks like you had a scary-yet-fun outing with the fam...way to go, YOU, for bravely doing that "heights" thing...looks amazing, but quite freaky!!!

Tere said...

You are a great mom... I love my son... but I would never do that... just by looking at your picture...I'm getting nervous!

Guiseppa said...

I am so anxious as well. I hope I get a call, but if not I can't wait to see who does. Good luck all!

Tobi said...

thanks girls!! The crazy thing is that the hardest part for me was making the choice to actually go up...once I was up at the top the window wasn't that bad! My husband was totally FREAKING out though...I had to drag him to the window!! So cute!

Nancy said...

I love the picture on the new part of the Sears Tower. I have been up there but since they put that addtion. I don't think I could do it. I'm excited for the announcement. I hope I get an e-mail. I feel like I should carry my computer with me all day to check.

Karen said...

So exciting, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for an e-mail :)

Good luck everyone!! Can't wait to see who will make the DT.

Karen xxx

Margie said...

Phew...I am deathly afraid of heights...but I would probably do it for my kids...so glad they haven't asked!Fingers crossed for tomorrow!

Ilene said...

Tobi, just wondering - are you going to update the blog once all the emails have gone out? So we can stop checking LOL

Amy Bender said...

Wow! I don't think I could have gone up that high. Good for you all though!!

Can't wait to see who you end up with for a DT! Will be so exciting!!

Stacey said...

Ekkk..on the picture! There was no "floor" on glass? No thanks! ;-)

Can't wait to see who the new designers are. I am sure you made the right decisions. Point of view on style is so subjective to each person. It just has to fit with "you."

Renee Lamb said...

Um yeah....no thanks. YOu are a lot braver than I! And I'm sure your inboxes were flooded with loads of talented ladies. Part of the business is choosing who best will represent YOUR style...I think for anyone who tries out for any DT and doesn't get picked is disappointed but overall knows it's not personal. I'm sure whoever you picked to be a part of your team will be great!

Jeri Hoag said...

can't wait for the announcement!

Star Rork said...

eek! that is scary! Cant wait to see who you pick, & I cant wait to see the new kits!