A tribute to Christy Riopel
“Our beloved colleague, Christy Riopel, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday August 21. Our tears have not stopped falling. We spent the day with family and friends – holding, clinging, remembering, convulsing with emotions.
We are not ready to let you go Christy.
You were the heartbeat of our magazine, a creative soul that will never be replaced, a plane that let us soar and a lighthouse that guided us home.
Much more than the magazine – over the last 10 years – Christy became apart of our family. A friend we laughed with, celebrated with and cried with. A sister we called for advice, a mom who picked us up when we were down, a confidant we shared our secrets with, a girlfriend we hung out with drinking wine and doing facials. Christy was a special place that we could be ourselves. Christy was a place we called home.
We are not ready to let you go Christy. The keyboard is slippery with tears. Our time with you was too short. We are not ready to let you go our beautiful, beautiful friend.The stars have gained a shining light – our world will never be the same. We love you dearly.”
Instructor Christy Riopel is fun, energetic, and wildly creative. As a wife and a mother of two daughters, it’s amazing that somewhere in between the carpooling and mountains of laundry; she finds time to be a Contributing Editor for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and an industry leading paper crafting instructor. Christy has taught with her own entertaining style of creative mixed-media escapism internationally at many industry leading events like CHA, Crop and Cruise, Crop for Kids, Camp Croppin, Scrapfest, and The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival and has worked for some of the leading companies in the industry like Magenta, Westcott, BasicGrey. Carta bella, Echo Park, Prima Marketing and more.
For more insight on Christy, check out her blog www.christyriopel.com