Sunday, April 5, 2009

BIG NEWS about a Designer With A Big Heart....

When Stacy Morgan stepped in to the Flourishes family as a guest designer, I knew I would love to watch her create with her clean and classy style. I also knew that I admired her enthusiasm! Come to find out, there was a lot under the surface that I didn't know.

She has a huge heart.....

We were chatting one day via email and in the note she tells me (in passing) that a lot of her creations end up going overseas to troops. I email back. 'Oh really? How many do you think you've sent?' She emails back, 'Oh about 860, but that is only since I started counting about a year ago.' I was in awe.

Stacy went on to say, "I started sending them to a close friend of ours that we have known since high school when he was on his first tour. When he came home the first time, I started sending them to another friend who is still currently on active duty." Now, she's getting ready to send cards to her brother-in-law who was just shipped out for his second tour last week.

When I asked her if she ever hears back from any of the soldiers, she told me, "The friend I send them to now actually is moved around a lot. He is a private contrator for the Army and he goes into a lot of the 'unique areas.' So, there is no place to go and shop. Cards are a wonderful luxury as he calls them. And much needed for the encouragment and spirit he tells me."
What a great way to share her time and talents! I'm glad that she let us tell you all a little bit more about her and why she has a passion for card making!

She wanted to make sure we included this link - Cards for Soldiers. It's a link to Keri Sereika's mission to send cards overseas. She's been taking this on for more than four years -- and this program is still going strong!

NOW FOR THE BIG NEWS!

Now that I told you all a little bit more about a designer we've grown pretty fond of - it probably goes without saying that we just couldn't watch her go when her guest designer position came to an end.

So, LET'S ALL GIVE STACY A BIG FLOURISHES WELCOME! We asked her to stay on as a member of our Senior Design Team...... and she said YES! So, look for more of Stacy's work this week as we unveil three new sets, offer up a handful of giveaways, watch the challenge entries come in and wrap it up with a big bow during the release party!

Congrats Stacy! We're so glad you decided to stick with us!

~Julie

12 comments:

Connie said...

Congrats, Stacy!! So well deserved! I can not wait to see more of your creations!!

Sewflake said...

Stacy, Welcome.....to a long and by your bio......a very fruitful relationship. I too can't wait to see more of your creations. It is all just stunning!

Sharon

Latisha said...

Welcome Stacy! So glad your staying with us!

Carol Southern said...

That is wonderful news Stacy. Congratulations.
You deserve it, and you do have a huge heart.

Angel said...

Congrats, Stacy!!! so deserving! and SO glad i can call you my friend!!!! {{{hugs}}}

ChristineCreations said...

Aw Stacy...you're such a cutie, and I'm so pleased to see your heart shown to everyone...AND doubly glad you'll be staying!

Lois said...

Yay, Stacy! No surprise here, you are so talented. And your generosity comes as no surprise to me! Congrats on staying on as a regular member of the design team!

Anita said...

Congrats Stacy!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Stacy! You'll be an asset to an already outstanding team! Kudos to sending cards to our soldiers! God Bless You!!
Sarah

acreativeneed said...

Congrats Stacy!! You have such a wonderful style and I'm so happy to see you join the Flourishes team! And to hear what you are doing for the troops is amazing!!
smiles,Deena

Leslie Miller said...

I knew Stacy was an awfully sweet person, but now I know she's sweeter than even I imagined. I'm so glad she's staying on the team! Go Stacy!

Barbara said...

Congratulations, Stacy!!!! What a wonderful addition to the team!!