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Keith_A_Howe
02-05-2008, 04:13 AM
Betsy Finn has some big news! Congratulations!

Keith

DianeDavis
02-05-2008, 09:45 AM
SPILL IT BETSY! Oh my goodness, you gotta spill it quick!!! Congratulations :D

Andrea_Chapelo
02-05-2008, 10:30 AM
Come on Betsy!!!! Give us the scoop:D

Mike_Fulton
02-05-2008, 11:24 AM
OK I am flying out to Orlando to speak a little and have a little fun after the worst week in my life so SPILL IT GIRL I don't know when I will able to check back online!!!

Congrats in advance though, very excited for you!

Heather_L._Smith
02-05-2008, 01:04 PM
If we can't get Betsy to respond, we'll have to sit on Keith and twist his arm until HE spills it!

Don_Chick
02-05-2008, 01:08 PM
Come on Betsy.... do I have to get you via IM'ing? to know what's up.... Tell us girl....

Don_Chick
02-05-2008, 01:10 PM
She had print comp this past weekend... She must have won big??

D._Craig_Flory
02-05-2008, 01:17 PM
I know, I know !!! Betsy has had enough of the others running and has tossed her hat in the fray ... she's running for President !!! ;)

Don_Chick
02-05-2008, 01:20 PM
Draaat.... the one time in a year that she's not on Yahoo IM.....

Where's Betsy? Anybody seen Betsy? We want to know.....


Q? Do you know how to keep a monkey in suspense?
A! I'll tell you tomorrow....

DianeDavis
02-05-2008, 01:29 PM
I saw her for a brief few seconds this morning on IM and messaged her for the news and then she got off :( Betsy, I won't take it personal, this time.

Jim_Lersch
02-05-2008, 04:06 PM
Betsy...it was a great pleasure to meet you and have you in my audience in Michigan over the weekend. If you don't tell us the news......well, I'll do something.....

Mark_Levesque
02-05-2008, 04:31 PM
Apparently she's now too busy for the little people she once knew... :p

Jeff_Dachowski
02-05-2008, 04:47 PM
Betsy,
If you don't spill something soon, we are going to assume you are going to be a mommy!
Get on with it sister!!!


Steve!!!! Help me!

Jeff

Zack_Davis
02-05-2008, 05:02 PM
If she won't spill it soon, I'll have to do it!

WAY TO GO GIRLY!

Don_Chick
02-05-2008, 05:05 PM
Did somebody say Betsy's gonna be a Mommy? :eek: :eek: :D

Stephanie_Millner
02-05-2008, 05:12 PM
Betsy's not even online right now! Wow, she must still be out celebrating.

And no, she's not preggers. Being the same age as Betsy, I feel confident in saying that if she read that she'd probably kill you. I know I certainly would...

Marc_Benjamin
02-05-2008, 05:14 PM
Did somebody say Betsy's gonna be a Mommy? :eek: :eek: :D

Oh wow, congratulations indeed!

Andrea_Chapelo
02-05-2008, 05:15 PM
This is driving me crazy..Betsy where are you? I hate the unknown (says the girls that peeks at all of her Christmas presents)

TELL US!!

Heather_L._Smith
02-05-2008, 05:17 PM
Did somebody say Betsy's gonna be a Mommy?

Hahahahahahahaha! You know, that was actually the first thing I thought when I saw the title of this thread!! :)

Andrea_Chapelo
02-05-2008, 05:18 PM
And no, she's not preggers. Being the same age as Betsy, I feel confident in saying that if she read that she'd probably kill you. I know I certainly would...

Hey! I was a momma at your age.:p

Keith_A_Howe
02-05-2008, 05:19 PM
Did somebody say Betsy's gonna be a Mommy? :eek: :eek: :D


Well - not saying one way or the other here, but start thinking in threes.

Keith

Heather_L._Smith
02-05-2008, 05:21 PM
I was a momma at 22 (married at 18!!)... I'll still be a young whipper-snapper when they're off to college! :)

Andrea_Chapelo
02-05-2008, 05:23 PM
I was a momma at 22 (married at 18!!)... I'll still be a young whipper-snapper when they're off to college! :)

That's right Heather. We will be young enough to still party when they leave:D

David_A._Lottes
02-05-2008, 05:31 PM
start thinking in threes.

Keith

You mean three digits? Like one hundred maybe. :rolleyes:

D._Craig_Flory
02-05-2008, 05:40 PM
Hi Keith;

Threes ? You mean to say she is going to have triplets ?:eek:

Jeff_Dachowski
02-05-2008, 06:19 PM
Hey! I was a momma at your age.:p

Andrea,
Should I point out that you are a Grandma at this point? I don't think most here would believe it. Fine, I won't mention it!!
Jeff

Andrea_Chapelo
02-05-2008, 06:25 PM
Andrea,
Should I point out that you are a Grandma at this point? I don't think most here would believe it. Fine, I won't mention it!!
Jeff

JEFF!!!! You are giving away me secrets:eek:

Don't I look like a grandma in my av? I guess I should have worn my glasses or something.

Don_Chick
02-05-2008, 06:28 PM
I feel confident in saying that if she read that she'd probably kill you. I know I certainly would...

Yikes..... it has nothing to do with age... just fooling around on a snowy Tuesday...

Betsy should be flattered that so much attention has been paid to her today.. :o

Jeff_Dachowski
02-05-2008, 06:30 PM
Don't I look like a grandma in my av?

Uhm,
Yeah the aqua locks gave it away. You look like you are 25 in your av. Cut it out!!!
Jeff

Andrea_Chapelo
02-05-2008, 06:34 PM
Uhm,
Yeah the aqua locks gave it away. You look like you are 25 in your av. Cut it out!!!
Jeff

Thanks Jeff, amazing what a blurry picture and some photoshop will do for your appearance:D

Zack_Davis
02-05-2008, 06:34 PM
Well - not saying one way or the other here, but start thinking in threes.

Hopefully, they weren't to heavy for her to carry home. She didn't mentioned dimensions or weight. :D

DianeDavis
02-05-2008, 06:49 PM
If she won't spill it soon, I'll have to do it!

WAY TO GO GIRLY!

Way a minute- I'm a room away and you can't walk in and tell ME??

Ok, Betsy- Zack knows, I don't, now it is personal ;)

ElizabethGraham
02-05-2008, 07:00 PM
Well - not saying one way or the other here, but start thinking in threes.

Keith

Ummm . . . triplets????? :D :D


hahahahahaha . . . I crack myself up!! :D

Betsy_Finn
02-05-2008, 08:36 PM
Ok so definitely not kids. geeez so offended ;). What *actually* happened....I've been at my convention all day, so I haven't been able to get on and check this thread. I got at least 2 phone calls within 2 minutes of each other during the seminar (good thing my phone was on silence!)....

So, print competition went well -- Sunday I was happy but a little disappointed because my print that won best of show at locals didn't even merit (it squeaked by at 79), so I figured I was out of the running for 4for4 award. I submitted 6 images, and had to pick my "4" for the 4for4 + other awards -- my other top three prints all merited: 86, 81, 81. The other two "extras" were ones I figured would be iffy if they merited but I wanted to test them out (78, 78). Ok but anyways....

So then yesterday at the awards banquet, I was genuinely surprised to to hear my name called during awards -- Three times :D .

I'll share the pictures in a bit.... but here's what I won.

2008 Highest Scoring First Time Entry
(this included scholarship to our state's PPA affiliate school)
family portrait

2008 Court of Honor - Portrait
family portrait again :)

Top 7 Photographer of 2008
(cumulative scored from the "4 picks" of the print case)


Ok hopefully that should satisfy the rumor mill for a bit ;). I will share images later. and then I'll try to figure out where to hang these awkwardly shaped michigan plaques *[insert winking smilie here -- I bombarded the system with too many smilies!]*

Andrea_Chapelo
02-05-2008, 08:38 PM
YAY Betsy. Congrat. Can't wait to see them:D Go Girl!

DianeDavis
02-05-2008, 08:40 PM
WHOOOO HOOOOO Betsy!

Congratulations! Good things do come in threes.

Looking forward to seeing the images.

P.S.- I forgive you :D

Cassandra_Sullivan
02-05-2008, 08:42 PM
Congratulations Betsy! And I wanna see images!

Don_Chick
02-05-2008, 08:47 PM
Congratulations Betsy, that's great news!!!


I knew Betsy when.....

Ron_Jackson
02-05-2008, 08:49 PM
Jeff she also look 25 in person. What I want Andrea to do is come to Florida and allow me the honor of photographing her in my 40s style Hollywood Glamour. I have two more sessions coming up soon so this is hopefully picking up and I am not doing anything really to promote it. Now I want Andrea though.

Andrea_Chapelo
02-05-2008, 09:05 PM
Jeff she also look 25 in person. What I want Andrea to do is come to Florida and allow me the honor of photographing her in my 40s style Hollywood Glamour. I have two more sessions coming up soon so this is hopefully picking up and I am not doing anything really to promote it. Now I want Andrea though.

Gosh Ron, I didn't know your eye sight was so bad...cause we both know I don't look 25 in person;) But next time I am in your neck of the woods I would be honored for you to make me look like a 40's Hollywood Glamour Girl. How fun that would be!

Ron_Jackson
02-05-2008, 10:03 PM
So no babies?!! :confused:

Betsy congratulations! Your work is always such a treat to view and I miss seeing you here more often. Thanks for sharing the images and the great news. Well done. I am so glad I got to meet you in Tampa.

Betsy_Finn
02-05-2008, 10:15 PM
So no babies?!! :confused:

Betsy congratulations! Your work is always such a treat to view and I miss seeing you here more often. Thanks for sharing the images and the great news. Well done. I am so glad I got to meet you in Tampa.

Thanks Ron, it was nice to meet you as well - sorry things were so hectic in FL during Imaging!

(maybe a new year's resolution should have been to get back on ourppa more ;) -- things have been busy but i do try to drop by!

Amy_Owens
02-05-2008, 10:48 PM
Way to go Betsy!

DianeDavis
02-05-2008, 11:01 PM
(maybe a new year's resolution should have been to get back on ourppa more ;) -- things have been busy but i do try to drop by!

YEAH- especially since the newbies don't know that you are the resident CPP expert. Betsy disected the book and pre-tests, correcting the mistakes and perfected study techniques. She is a real wiz! (no offense Mark- you are doing great).

You have been missed, glad to see you'll be back more :)

KirkDarling
02-05-2008, 11:06 PM
Very, very fine, Betsy...but unsurprising. We knew you were going there.

Jane_Lydick_Staid
02-05-2008, 11:22 PM
Congratulations Betsy!

Sandra_Pearce
02-05-2008, 11:23 PM
Betsy,

Way to go. Your images are beautiful. Congratulations.

Sandra

ElizabethGraham
02-05-2008, 11:41 PM
Wow, Betsy!! That is AWESOME!! You go, girl!!

E. :)

Tracy_McGee
02-06-2008, 01:47 AM
Very cool! Congratulations!!! :)

Linda_Gregory
02-06-2008, 02:02 AM
Betsy!

I thought the rumors were more fun. (tee hee!)

A BIG congratulations! I love them all but the egret is priceless! It's what my husband tries to capture at least three times a week as he heads to our local wetlands.

Jeff_Dachowski
02-06-2008, 02:40 AM
I thought the wrong thing.......( said like I bought the wrong pass)

Jeffro

andiegoodman
02-06-2008, 02:45 AM
Beautiful. Congratulations. WAY TO GO!

Betsy_Finn
02-06-2008, 02:47 AM
I thought the wrong thing.......( said like I bought the wrong pass)

Jeffro

hehe!! :D :D

Betsy_Finn
02-06-2008, 02:49 AM
Thanks guys. I never would have done it without the encouragement from this forum and some specific individuals on here (I won't name names but you know who you are!! :D )

Print competition so far has been a great learning process. I can almost feel myself getting smarter! (hmm, maybe "more creative" is a better choice of words...)

StaceyDamon
02-06-2008, 11:45 AM
Great Job Betsy!!! Congratulations!!!

Don_Chick
02-06-2008, 12:42 PM
(I won't name names but you know who you are!! :D )

If I did something will somebody please tell me!!?? :eek: :eek:

Jim_Lersch
02-06-2008, 12:48 PM
Betsy...congratulations, you deserve it!

BTW, you're much cuter in person and have a lovely sparkle in your eyes.

Betsy_Finn
02-06-2008, 01:50 PM
BTW, you're much cuter in person and have a lovely sparkle in your eyes.

awww thanks :). I'm much taller in person than my avatar too ;)

Betsy_Finn
02-06-2008, 01:51 PM
If I did something will somebody please tell me!!?? :eek: :eek:
Ok Mr. negativity ;) -- that was supposed to be a *positive* comment. If I was mad at someone.... I definitely would've named names.... :D

Lois_Byrne
02-06-2008, 05:13 PM
Way to go Betsy! Congrats! Take care, Lois

Cheri_MacCallum
02-06-2008, 09:55 PM
Way to go girl!!! Hope I see you at glip!!

Valerie_Harte
02-07-2008, 01:01 AM
Congrats Betsy!

JohnHeckler
02-07-2008, 01:17 AM
Nicely done Betsy! Congrats!

JohnHeckler
02-07-2008, 01:18 AM
awww thanks :). I'm much taller in person than my avatar too ;)

Ahem .... not by much :p :D

Will_Price
02-07-2008, 02:59 AM
Really terrific images...I hate to even enter my meager efforts in our local comp. next week after seeing that beautiful art.:o

D._Craig_Flory
02-07-2008, 01:12 PM
Really terrific images...I hate to even enter my meager efforts in our local comp. next week after seeing that beautiful art.:o

Hi Will;

You ought to enter some here in Pa., as close as you are. Ask Keith Lewis for our rules.

Don_Chick
02-07-2008, 01:17 PM
I hate to even enter my meager efforts in our local comp. next week after seeing that beautiful art.:o

Will,

You have to start somewhere, why not where you are today. Think how much you'll grow as an artist as you strive to improve. That first print is always the hardest to enter.

A good friend of mine had to really twist my arm to get me to enter my first year and I am so glad he did!!! You should enter too!

Will_Price
02-07-2008, 01:40 PM
I am realy being a bad boy here...I have a few I am entering next week, they aren't too awful I hope, but I am telling you, look at Betsy's images, what a real pro. Thanks for the encouraging words guys. Yes I may enter in Pa. in the fall Craig, thanks! You should come down and visit our association sometime yourself.

Sonya_Swain
02-08-2008, 03:24 PM
Congrats Betsy!!!

Valerie_Kieselhorst
02-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Well deserved Betsy and thank you for sharing your prints!