Sunday, July 20, 2008
I am tired, my back is sore, my feet hurt, but my heart is soo happy after going to CHA. It was an amazing experience in every way! I met my ScrapStreet girls in person! Bri and I got to have our embrace in the airport! Dora, the editor, opened her home to us! All weekend, we laughed soo hard! I can't believe how easy it was, how comfortable--it felt like we were all old friends!
I saw great products, participating in ordering kits, got some great goodies and met some of my scrapping idols! I ran into Celeste Smith at the airport and summoned the courage to go introduce myself. I hugged Alicia from Dream Street Papers, who I participate in Layout a Day with (I love her work.) Did I really talk to Courtney Walsh at the Chatterbox booth(which had amazing products!!!)? The same Courtney who I have adored in Memory Makers! And, oh, did I have the introduction of a lifetime with Kelly Goree! She is a Pea and recognized me (umm, not sure how that happened--I mean it is KELLY GOREE)! I, on the other hand, did not recognize her (her avator shows her sitting sideways, looking up) even though I am one of her biggest fans. So she asks to see my tag and says something like "I knew it was Stacey Michu." I am all cool because I am not recognizing her. I sit and start making and taking. Ten minutes later, I ask her, "What is your two peas name?" All my ScrapStreet gals just want to die because they know who it is and I have just stuck my foot in my mouth! She looks over and says, "Kelly Goree". Well, the look on my face! The mouth dropped, face turned red and I said, "nu, uh." Yep, it was her! I then started gushing, but the hole was dug! She tried to make me feel better by sharing how she once did the same type of thing with Becky Higgins. We laughed, a lot, and laughed about it the next day too. She is as sweet as she is talented!
It was a wonderful experience! A big thank you to Dora for the amazing opportunity and weekend!