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ANOTHER Warm Welcome! ;)

Today I want to take a minute to introduce my new Social Media Coordinator and friend, Tricia Rathke!  Tricia and I met online and quickly became friends, talking daily and Skyping once in a while, too.  Living several states away, we never could meet in person so when we were chatting about CHA one day and how we've both always wanted to go, we decided to go for it and started planning our trip to sunny California from the bitter cold states we both live in!  This has been a brutal winter for us.  We planned our flights to land at the airport around the same time and finally got to meet in the baggage claim area of SNA in the OC! haha  We had such a fantastic trip even though I was sick and not quite myself the whole time (boohoo).  Here are a few photos of our trip!

That's Janee (another FAB friend that came with us) that I totally didn't mean to cut out of the pic.  Sorry, babe!

Did I mention how happy we were to see the SUN?!  LOL

I could post another 100 photos (or two) from our amazing trip and maybe I'll share some more later, but for now here's Tricia...

Hi everyone!  I'm Tricia and I'm so excited to be a part of the team.  I'm a stay at home mom of two little ones and I've been married for five years this May.  I've been crafting my whole life, my mom is quite the crafter so I take after her.  I started as a card maker and I also enjoy mixed media, altered art, and more recently pocket scrapbooking.  Vanessa is a dear friend of mine, we've known each other for awhile and have become really close over the past year.  Vanessa and I took the trip of a lifetime in January when she and I went to CHA and finally got to meet in person.  I'm so proud of her for getting her shop set up and making her dreams come true. I'll be on board as the Social Media Coordinator for Butterfly Reflections, Ink.  I'm looking forward to working with the new team!

I thought I would share a few of my favorite projects here as well.


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