So CK has finally released all the details about this year’s Scrapbooker of the Year – even though Ali had already mentioned some of it on her blog earlier in the week. I got excited when I read that her work is “taking scrapbooking by storm” well I needed to see this. I always love to see fresh new styles. I had been admiring CD’s work in the magazines for a little bit before she was announced as SOY – really working the hybrid aspect, really rocking PS to create some awesome stuff with a little bit of good old fashioned down and dirty play with embellishments. I don’t mean to sound like a jerk, but if you were hoping for someone with the freshness CD brings, you probably won’t get it from Elizabeth. It’s not to say her work isn’t nice, but from the 2 layouts I’ve seen, it doesn’t live up to the promise. That said, I watched her video from when she was announced as winner, as well as read her blog post about it. It must be an absolutely incredible feeling. I think someone would have to pick me up off the ground if I won anything scrapbook contest wise, much less anything as big as Scrapbooker of the Year. So no disrespect Elizabeth, your work is good, just not as bold, fresh and unique as I was hoping. Perhaps that will change as I see more of your work than just the 2 layouts posted on the CK site. In any event, I’m sure I’ll probably meet you at one of the CKU’s next year. Perhaps I’m a bit spoiled with the 2peas gallery. There are some seriously creative and talented scrapbookers in there. Which is completely why I’m still too chickenshit to post anything of mine.