A HUGE Happy Birthday to the My Mind’s Eye Blog! What a GREAT week to celebrate too :)
I am posting today from Chicago and having just wrapped up CHA for the summer, I feel soooooooooooooo fortunate to be able to be a part of this fabulous design team for an even more amazing company! I was one of the lucky ones who got to attend CHA this year and do I ever have a treat for you today to CELEBRATE our My Mind’s Eye Blog birthday! Being able to attend the show (although I should mention that I do not attend with My Mind’s Eye but do visit regularly throughout the week)... I DO get to see some of my favourite guys and I thought today I would share the spotlight with them as they truly are the backbone of so much of this company and they deserve the kudos for doing such an amazing job getting all those YUMMY products into all of our hands around the world. So without further adieu, allow me to introduce you to these handsome gentlemen...
First up... Jason T...he’s the “big man on campus” so to speak. He’s the guy that we all look to in some way as the “boss”. When I say that there is no one better, that is an understatement. Although I am not an employee, I have taught and designed for My Mind’s Eye for at least 3 years and LOVE that he is so easy to work with. Anyone that knows him would surely agree!!! With his expertise and personality, we all try to follow his lead and bring the best of ourselves to the table for the sake of a company we all adore. JT is an all around fab guy!
Next... K.C. Who out there in blogland knows KC? If you do, you will agree that he is rockin! This guy has it going on I tell ya! He works with so many of the stores in the U.S. to make sure they have all they need in their stores so you can indulge. You may have even had the privilege of taking a class from him. Every now and then, if you are lucky enough, you may catch him at a local store as rumour is he has been known to teach a class or two! You cannot help but love K.C’s laid back an fun attitude.
Then there is little Jason (that’s what I call him;)... he is a great guy too! Did you know he celebrated a birthday recently? YUP! A Happy Birthday to him too! He also helps with sales and although I have only met him a couple of times at the past couple of CHA’s... he is a sweet guy and also a lot of fun!
Finally... and I am saving one of the best for last (well, they are all the best really) BUT this guy has become someone whom I consider to be a great friend. This is Sean and he deals mostly with the International stores. He has bent over backwards to help to make sure I have everything I need to bring My Mind’s Eye classes to the stores and events to which I have had the privilege of traveling to and teaching at! He is such an amazing guy and anyone who knows him would say the same:) He's like a brother (they all are really) but Sean goes above and beyond to do what needs to be done! I am honoured to call him a friend:D
So there you go... a quick little introduction to the guys who make it happen in so many ways! There are of course so many others behind the scenes at My Mind’s Eye and I hope to meet them all in real life. It is a GREAT team to be a part of and I know my fellow design team members will ALL agree that you will not meet a better group of individuals... ever! We love them all and are so grateful for all they do!
Here is a pic of us all together... and I know what you are thinking;) I am the luckiest gal in the world to have this pic with these guys. I continually feel blessed to be on the design team to be able to have gotten this pic at the show this week. I always look forward to seeing them and can’t wait till January to see them and all the YUMMY My Mind’s Eye goodies).
So, now that I have chatted them up, how about I share one of my projects from CHA that I did using the uber fabulous Lost and Found 2 Collection. And this also ties in with our birthday blog hop theme. My word is “LOVELY” and I used it as it describes the products, people and relationships within this company. This particular layout focusses on our fellow design team member ANAM. What you may not know is that Anam and I have been dear friends for about 5 years. She and I met through scrapbooking and developed a great friendship. Her family became very dear to me and my family and when she had to move back to the UK earlier this year (she lived in Edmonton, Alberta as I do)... it broke my heart. Our local store, Treasured Memories, had a farewell crop for her and it was great to celebrate our friendships through this hobby and bid farewell to a wonderful lady whom we all love and adore. Fortunately with the world as we know it today, with facebook, etc, it is much easier to stay in contact. I know that our paths will cross again one day soon and I cannot wait to give her a giant hug! In the meantime, I created this layout to feature a "LOVELY farewell" to an amazing gal:)
So there you have it... a whole lot of chit chat on this post but I hope you enjoyed it! Be sure to go on back to the My Mind's Eye BLOG to finish up this hop. Leave a little love for the MME guys (I am sure they will be reading the posts and I would love to surprise them with all of us shouting their praises!!!!). A HUGE thank you to them for having me be a part of their wonderful team and I look forward to being with them for as long as they will have me!
Also a huge THANK YOU to all of the My Mind's Eye fans... without you, we are nothing! Let's celebrate our love for this hobby as often as we can... it brings so many gifts into our lives and I am so very grateful for this hobby and the relationships that have developed as a result of it!
Happy scrapping everyone!!!!