Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Stacey Challenge!

I love Stacey Michaud! We "met" online a couple of years ago when she entered ScrapStreet's Star contest. Her work blew me away and we invited her to join our magazine staff at the beginning of the summer. About 6 weeks later, we were making plans to go to summer CHA and I will never forget her reaction. She was ready to leave her darling kiddos with the hubby and race off to stay with people she had never met live (at my house, not a nice safe hotel) in order to go see all of the new pretties.

We had an interesting mix that year--half scrap obsessed and half weekend croppers. The Crop gals were not into brand names, scrap celebs, and publishing. They just loved to scrap and were there for make-n-takes and to enjoy the girls trip. The other half of us had an absolute ball watching Stacey not recognize Kelly Goree (one of her absolute faves!) at the BG table. We were constantly clutching each other and frantically whispering, "don't look but over your left shoulder is . . ."

Stacey is as adorable in real life as she seems online. She is definitely a bundle of energy, a story teller, a teacher, and an absolutely fabulous friend. At that CHA, Stacey was a Chatterbox team finalist and we were all cheering her on. A year later at CHA in Orlando, she had just missed the Cosmo Cricket team after being a finalist. We were all so proud of her and so sad for her. Any company would be lucky to have her!

In Orlando, we all loved Pink Paislee best of all. We ordered many companies, but we ordered EVERYTHING PP had to offer. And no one was more excited than Stacey. The moment she was announced as a PP team member, we were all happy dancing for her across the country. I know she is going to inspire all of us with all of her amazing creations.

We decided to help kick off her journey by pulling out our PP and scrapping a bit.

Be Mine. Paper, Alphabet: Pink Paislee, Flower: Prima, Pearls: Kaisercraft, Ribbon: Offray.

Next, I want to tackle a layout with some super Stacey cutting. She is fearless with the scissors and her creations shine because of it. She is right, after all, It's Just Paper.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Very well put Dora! and what a beautiful card!!