Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ten Years: And the Honeymoon Ain't Over Yet!

Guess what today is? Ten years ago today (July 25, 2002), Kay and I started working at Club Scrap. Ten years! Can you believe it? Yep, we started on the same day. 



Do you already know this story? Kay and I first met in the early nineties when we were managers for stores at our local Mall. The same company owned both of our stores, and they were actually connected by a large archway. Well, when things were slow at the Mall, they were REALLY slow, so we got to know each other pretty well through that archway, and became good friends.

We kept in touch, even after we both left our Mall jobs for other careers. Fast forward to 2002: We both had small children and loved to scrapbook together. A mutual friend who cropped with us worked at Club Scrap. Can you say "serendipity"???? Turns out, job-sharing the full-time Member Services job at CS was a perfect fit for both of us! 


We had the opportunity to travel together to conventions all over the country, and even though it was hard work, we always had a blast doing them. At the Club Scrap Retreats, sometimes people would mix us up...it became an inside joke that both of us would willingly answer to either "Kay" or "Karen". Many folks thought we were sisters, too...and, well...maybe we are "sisters from another mister"!

Over the years our responsibilities changed: I became more involved with conventions and event planning, and Kay's OBVIOUSLY AMAZING artistic talents turned into a position on the Design Team. But throughout this 10-year long adventure, we are blessed to work for the best company in the world, for the best bosses in the world, and fortunate enough to be on this journey with one of our best friends in the world.


Happy Anniversary, Kay! Here's to another amazing ten years at Club Scrap...cheers!

21 comments:

  1. aww, your story made me cry! I had no idea you guys were longtime friends or that you came to Club Scrap together. Such a sweet story! Congrats to you both on your big anniversary!

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  2. Wow, you haven't aged a bit! You guys are so adorable, I'm happy to have shared some of those years with you here at Club Scrap!

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  3. What a great story. Thanks for sharing it with us. Just another reason that I love Club Scrap - the wonderful people we get to interact with.

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  4. Love your story! And I too, had no idea you were friends first and started at CS on the same day - congrats on your tenth anniversary. Connie Catlin

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  5. What a great story! Here's to another 10 years, and more!

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  6. It's hard to believe that it has been 10 years, and that I've known Karen & CS for as long as I have...am I realy that old?...yes...but feeling very fortunate to have that wonderful friendship and all that comes with Club Scrap. Thinking back to all the cool projects, awesome retreats, and kits of course, and looking forward to all in the future!

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  7. That is a Club Scrap story I didn't know! How wonderful to hear of this very special and lasting friendship! Happy 10 yr Anniversary to both of you!!

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  8. What a great story! Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary to you both. We all hope you have many more years!

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  9. What a wonderful story! I had no idea, thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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  10. What a AMAZING story of a wonderful friendship and a great job. Hope you did some celebrations. Congrats, Kay and Karen. I am privileged to have met you both and soon will be hugging you again!

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  11. Love your story. Y'all are lucky to be working for CLub Scrap - that would be a dream job for me.
    Congratulations on 10 years together with Club Scrap

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  12. Happy Anniversary to the Dynamic Duo!

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  13. That is a great story!! Congratulations and hopefully the next ten years will be even better!

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  14. Love the story and the pictures!! Miss you both!

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  15. Love the story! I remember meeting you girls at the '02 retreat and thought you both were awesome! It has been an honor getting to know both of you through many retreats and the cruise. You are both incredibly talented and I am so thankful that our paths have crossed. Congrats on 10 years Ladies!!!!
    Kathy Weiland

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  16. What a wonderful story!!! Happy anniversary to you both! (and I'm looking forward to giving both of you anniversary hugs in a couple of weeks!)

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  17. How sweet! Glad you "besties" have been able to work
    together for the last 10 years and hoping you can keep it up for 10 x 10 years!

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  18. Happy Anniversary from the Netherlands. Greetings from Wayne Dieleman.

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  19. Awwwww, I had no idea you guys had such history! This was a great post. Love you guys!

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  20. Happy Anniversary from Santiago, Chile. Congrats to you both and to Club Scrap for recognizing such talent!

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