January 17, 2011

Meet Design Team Member, Judy!

Here she is: Judy Pilcher, Design Team Member at Paper Pals!

Judy is the VETERAN member of the team-- she started designing when Paper Pals was a new store almost 7 years ago!

Judy was born and raised in southern Idaho and she graduated in Elementary Education from the University of Idaho. After 3 years living on both coasts of the US while her husband was in the Navy, the two returned to Moscow to live, work, and raise their three children. Judy taught Kindergarten in the Moscow Public Schools for 17 years---"a super fun job! 5 year olds are such fun little people, it was a joy to go to work every day."
Judy retired early 9 years ago when her first two grandchildren were on their way. "I LOVE being wife to Jim, Mom to three great kids---a nurse practioner, a PGA golf professional and a development officer for the University of Idaho, AND... "Nana" to 6 adorable little grandchildren, 3 girls and 3 boys ranging in age from 9 to 5 months. They are, more often than not, the "subject" of my scrapbooking!"

A recent project that she's done is pictured here:
"Every Christmas I make checkbook-size datebooks for gifts. I have carried one of these in my purse for several years and couldn't get along without it. I enter all important dates...doctor appts., hair-cuts, birthdays, sporting events at the University, vacations, etc., in my datebook. I know that I could enter them in my iPhone calendar, but I guess I'm just a "hard copy" kind of person." Judy buys these calendars at the office supply store and then alters the covers. "This year I used some printed paper with months and then I used a doodled quote by Stepha nie Ackerman, of "Homegrown Hospitality" blog fame. (I took her doodling class via the internet this fall, and I have been practicing, but I'm not accomplished enough to do anything like that yet!)"

Judy has been scrapbooking for a long time. "I still have "scrapbooks" I made in high school with dance programs, birthday cards, and all those treasures that teenage girls love to keep." She scrapbooks now for fun. "I LOVE to play with all the beautiful patterned papers, cardstock and all the other fun "goodies" that go along with scrapbooking-- and, to journal and record the life of my family. Besides scrapbooking for my children and grandchildren, I also do layouts for my "Book of Me"...I would love to have a scrapbook that my Mom had done with pictures and journaling about her daily life."

"I also make scrapbooks for gifts. It's so rewarding for me to see the response they get when someone opens a scrapbook that was made especially for them."

Judy is influenced by so many scrapbookers. "Along the side of my blog I have links to many of their blogs. Among my "favorite" scrapbookers are Ali Edwards , Cathy Zielske , Stephanie Ackerman , Susie Plantamura, and SO many more!"

Judy's favorite thing about Paper Pals can be summed up in two words: Karen and Shawna! "They do amazing job of keeping the shelves at Paper Pals stocked with the latest and greatest in scrapbooking!!! I've been to MANY scrapbook stores and I always think to myself "this store could take a lesson from Paper Pals!"

Thanks, Judy for your dedication and creativity!

Come back next week to meet Leah Candler.
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Leah said...

I like your bio write up. I too am a huge fan of Ali Edwards.

Karen said...

Judy has been designing for Paper Pals almost since day one! We just love u!