And so now it is our turn, we thought that instead of doing 2 separate intros we would do a combined one since between us we decided to start this challenge blog.
Trace and Lou first stumbled across each other when Lou decided she had to have Stampin'Ups "seeing spots" stamp set and discovering that Stampin Up had just arrived in NZ (This was back early 2007) she decided to find her nearest demo. This happened to be Trace, who at a mere 3 hours away was Lou's closest SU contact. After much discussion on the telephone (Lou didn't have a computer in those days) Trace convinced Lou to sign up as an SU Demo and so the paper craft loving, mutual enabling, gossiping on the telephone friendship was born. Skip forward 3.5 years and here we are, no longer Stampin Up demos and loving this wonderful world of paper crafting. But hang on we thought ( yes so paper craftily connected are we that we share thoughts)...... "where is there a challenge blog for New Zealand paper crafters where they can win loads of yummy stash"? So we came up with the idea to start one ourselves, we had enough contacts between us and knew that there were loads of talented ladies out there who would love to participate in a NZ/AUSSIE challenge blog, we thought we better include the Aussies since so many people north of the equator think we are an Australian island anyway.lol. Then we had the brainwave of including EVERYONE in on the fun. So here we are starting on our exciting journey with fabulous sponsors and a design dream team that any challenge blog would envy.