Hi everyone! Iím known as Jerri Kay at SCS; family and friends call me Jerri. Iím very thrilled to be here in the ďdirt pile.Ē I never thought Iíd see my name there! Woo-Hoo! I feel like my star has just been placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I received Julieís Confidential PM and didnít open it until the following morning. I didnít know it was there because my husband was hogging the computer the evening it came in. At 6:30 a.m. the following morning, I woke up and went to check my e-mails. I was drinking my morning cup of coffee when I saw Julieís name and I thought, ďUh oh, Julieís found the South Park card I uploaded and Iím in trouble.Ē I was anxious that I might be terminated from SCS. When I opened it and read her invitation to the Dirty Dozen, I sat in stunned silence for several moments. I went to the kitchen and told my sons the news, and then I broke out in a cold sweat. I called my husband to give him the news and his response was, ďThe Dirty What?" I explained to him what the Dirty Dozen is, he then replied, "Youíve got to do it.Ē It took a few hours of contemplation before I had the courage to e-mail Julie and accept this once in a lifetime offer.
A little about me: I worked as a legal secretary from 1978 to 1990. I met my husband in 1979 when we were in college (Go Gators!). We have been married for 24 years; our silver anniversary is coming up in June. After we married, we moved to New Orleans where my husband did a four year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed his residency in 1987, and we returned home to Florida, settling in Tampa. When our first son was born, I became a SAHM. We have two sons; Stephen will be 18 in August and is currently waiting to hear from the colleges heís applied to. Daniel will be 15 next month; heís a freshman in high school and enjoys working out and playing football.
My hobbies include embroidery, cross stitch on linen, gardening, and stamping. I was introduced to stamping three years ago by a dear friend who had become an SU demonstrator. I ordered an Earth Elements kit from her, and from the time I stamped my first image, I was totally addicted to stamping. Everything Iíve learned about stamping Iíve learned from SCS. When I first learned of this site, I spent morning and night pouring through the galleries and forums, reading technique after technique. I was a lurker for several weeks before I got up the nerve to leave a comment on a card. I finally got brave and uploaded a card, and then another, and another, well you get the picture. A year-and-a-half ago I became a Stampiní Up! demonstrator. I enjoy teaching technique classes in my home.
I love being a member of SCS. I have grown tremendously in my stamping due to the influence of the very talented stampers I have met here. A warm thank you to everyone for your kind and wonderful comments on my cards. I am much honored to have been asked to become a Dirty Dozen Team Member and will do my very best to create cards and projects that will inspire your creative talents. Thank you, Julie, for believing in me.
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2008 GMT Views: 2346
Registered: January 7, 2006 Location: Central California Posts: 16742
Thu, Feb 14, 2008 @ 5:43 PM
Jerri, I've long admired your watercoloring!! I could stare at your creations for minutes on end. I'm so glad you're now a part of the dirtpile and want to welcome and congratulate you!!! I can't wait to see all that you contribute!!!
Jerri, you are the most accomplished watercolor artist on this site. No one more deserves this honor than you. Actually, it is the SCS community that will be honored for the next six months. Your work is such a treat. Your uploads for this theme has been off the charts exceptional and so wonderfully different and fresh. Wow!!!!!
Registered: April 20, 2006 Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Posts: 34723
Fri, Feb 15, 2008 @ 3:02 AM
Hi, Jerri!!!! OH, you have NO IDEA how happy I am to see you here!!! But I'm not one bit surprised -- this is where you so deserve to be!!! I'm just so thrilled and excited for you and can't wait to see what you've dreamed up!!! HUGE CONGRATS, MY FRIEND!!!!