Monday, February 21, 2011

Already Running in Stride: Meet Our Newest Babes!

Did you see it? Another perfect pass off. Speed blurred the faces since Brenda, Joey, Sue, Laurie and Meg never even slowed down!

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Please tune in to catch an up close and personal... Let's start with the cute blonde who caught that flaming hot orange torch. She once had dreams of becoming an Olympic gymnast but now has dreams of getting eight hours of sleep and escaping the cold Wisconsin winter (not to mention some dreams of sunny Spain or a grotto in Italy). Olympic aspirations aside, just look at "SHE STAMPS" and you'll see that she easily scores a perfect 10. This organized lady is a Starbuck's mocha sipping Operations Manager by day and a jazzercising Copic Certified designer and stamper by night.

"Who wants a treat?" is a phrase that you might hear quite often in a house with a parrot, a cocker spaniel, a golden lab mix, a husband and a teenage daughter, but it is also something that the blog followers of Cheryl Gorka get on a daily basis. Treat yourself to the craftsmanship of a gold medalist in our book @ http://shestamps.blogspot.com/
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Since Hawaii is always close to our hearts, when Brenda told us that she was passing her brown torch to a Close to My Heart independent consultant who developed the waterfall technique…well, you can just imagine our excitement! Is it any wonder that this scrappy chick's husband is bionic (seriously…dbl knee replacements!) and her two children look like they should pop out of a picture postcard? And BTW anyone who makes an AmberInk valentine card from her future hubby's first date joke ( "A mushroom walks into a bar. The Bartender says, "We don't serve your kind here." The Mushroom says "Why not ? I'm a fungi!") is already close to our hearts! When this Minnesota mom isn't busy with her cute family, or up at the family cabin or lost in "the cloud", you might be able to catch her teaching a scrapbooking class in Forrest Lake or marketing her wares at a local craft fair. Keep up to date @ http://www.myscrappychic.com/
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Keva Brown is running with the blue torch this month and just in case you haven't met this self proclaimed "nerd" who has been stamping since 2003, you are in for a treat! This "winter soul" who lives in Tennessee with 12 year old daughter Ava, is currently covered in a snowy winter wonderland! Did we even know about wearing your pj's inside out and sleeping with spoons under our pillows in anticipation of getting a "snow day"? This is only one of the many tidbits of precious information one can find on Keva's blog! While husband Aaron is deployed yet again, you can still see such a happy marriage of pattern and color, and an eye that is off the hook @ http://hownowbrownkow.blogspot.com/

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Scoopy Sue Cooper is our bright and bubbly pink torchbearing Woywwer from the U.K. Put on your sunglasses and SPF when you see Sue’s name pop up because the brightness will rosy you up as it permeates across your computer screen! Sue’s energy is palpable, whether it be from her stamping, her photography or her genuine joie de vivre. We were touched to find out that in 2005 she even ran the London Marathon in honor of her dear mum, which is only a further testiment of Sue's true character! When her son moved out (there is a hubby and a daughter too) she "nicked" his room and loves to be able to craft in it and then be able to close the door! (See...smart too!) When the sun does actually shine, you'll find Sue crafting in the garden, going on a photo safari or caravaning to even sunnier climes. Grab yourself a glass with a little umbrella and a quick getaway to http://scoopysstuff.blogspot.com/
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We are just sure that our new purple torchbearer has a time machine hidden somewhere and isn't spilling the beans! After one little glance at Stampin when I can, you will see that not only CAN Allison stamp, but she can do just about everything else too. Her profession as a technical writer keeps her mind sharp and her spektac family (DH Brad, and WJs Tristan, Charlotte and Avery) keeps her love pure. Not only does the fabu Mrs. Fillo teach , tutor and tip, but she maintains one of the best Challenge and sketch listing sites available. Oh, and just as a caveat, Allison's "fun things found on the web" can get just a tad bit addicting. See for yourself @ http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/

Come see our girls run!

6 comments:

Angela said...

Welcome to all the new torchbearers! I'm sure you'll have a flamingly awesome month!

Rhonda Miller said...

Yay, I can't wait to see all the eye candy this group has for us.

Julie E said...

Welcome gals - I am excited to see a couple familiar faces :>)

Karin said...

Hurray! Looking forward to a fabulous month!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

love all the bios and the cute pics!!
Congrats to all the torch bearers!!!
Maria

Cheryl said...

What fun bios! I enjoyed reading them. Congrats to all my follow torchbearers!