Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Good Bye and a Hello!!!

I have hijacked the blog today!  I wanted to post a very special good-bye to Susan Dupre, who has been the Diva's design team lead since the beginning.  She has some other things that she wants to do and we wish her all the best!  We will miss her a lot, but we all have her email so we can still bug her!!!!  Here is one of my favorite layouts from her, of course, it would have a dog in it!!!!

Since Susan left, I have taken over for her so you will be seeing (reading) more of me here! Our design team is amazing and I just want to thank them for welcoming me to the position and for all the hard work they do to create amazing projects for us to post on the blog!!!!  I also wanted to acknowledge a few members of our team that have some extra duties and do some work behind the scenes!

Which leads me to our Hello!  Since I didn't have time to do both design team lead and the social media, Sarah Eclavea is now our Social Media Coordinator!  You will be seeing her more on Facebook,, and Twitter!  

And to round things out, we still have Deana Boston, who is our Retailer Program Coordinator and does fun stuff for all our retailers!!!  Here is Deana with Nikki at CHA Summer 2010.

And then we have our Julie and we LOVE our Julie! Julie Tucker Wolek is our Blog Coordinator and I don't know how she keeps it all straight, but she does.  She also LOVES her "Showcase on YOU!" to highlight YOUR work her on the blog with Nikki's fun products!!!  Here she is with Brookie, who is a frequent subject of her layouts!!!

So, there you have our good bye and hello.....And as they say..."When the cat is away the mice will play" well, in this case it's Nikki that is away on a well earned vacation...and just call me and Sarah the mice.

Here is Nikki in her hiking attire....yes, hiking!!!  She is adorable and yes, this is truly everyday, down to earth Nikki.  Dan (Mr. Nikki Sivils) posted this on her Facebook wall, so we swiped it for the Fan page and I am posting it here for those of you that don't do Facebook!

Wow, this picture got really big on here!

Have a Scrappy Kind of Day!!~~Katrina


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You ROCK Katrina!! I loveeeeeeeeee this post... and thanks for the love! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jennifer Matott (Sigmagirl) said...

YAY!!! Congrats girls and we are so lucky to have you all coordinating all the jobs and posts! WOW! I love being on this team!

Lea said...

Great Post Katrina!
Lovely pictures of everyone!!
X Lea

Jona Panesa said...

congrats ladies. and I'm sure Nikki wouldn't mind posting her picture here. she is so cute in her hiking outfit.

Stacy said...

Love this post Katrina :) Good luck to Susan on her new adventures. You all do a fabulous job on the blog and keeping in touch with everyone on facebook, thanks to all of you for keeping us inspired :)

Sarah said...

We will miss you Susan! Thanks for a great post Katrina!

Sheri Twing said...

Congrats Katrina! You'll be a great lead!

Deana said...

I'm going to MISS YOU, Susan!

And ps... I see absolutely nothing wrong with wearing a dress to hike. LOL You are too cute, Nikki! :-)

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Thanks for all the work that is done on the blog. The scenery behind Nikki looks wonderful, what state is she in?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hi Karen... that photo was taken in Colorado :)

Michelle H. said...

What an adorable and fun LO from Susan!!
I can see why this is one of Nikki's favorites!!
All the best to you Susan!!
Sarah WTG!!
Love this picture of Nikki!
Hope Nikki and her family have a restful & enjoyable vacation!!

Nikki Sivils said...

Such a wonderful post! I'm all teary eyed now! I've been up in the mountains with little to know wifi and my 3G rarely works! Ugh... but it is vacation!

Susan you are such a dear friend to me and you will be missed! Love you Suzy-Q!!

Welcome Sarah and Katrina... I have no doubt that you all will be great! Thanks to all of you girls on my team for all you do for NSS and you all are always so dear to my heart! -Nikki

Kathleen said...

Not sure if this is where I should comment to win! this amazing School is Cool Set.. but CS sent me!


scrappermimi said...

We will miss you Susan but so glad to have the rest of you...too cut Nikki!

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