Sunday, June 27, 2010

Where to start....

So much has been going on since April, it's tough to know where to start!

Well since this is about the Adventures of a Craft Store Teacher let me start with the teaching bit...

I'm still working regularly at the Scrapbook Cupboard in East Bridgewater, MA. I'm still teaching online at My Creative Classroom. I've been asked to do a class at Bella Art in Johnston, RI in August and two other classes at Ink About It in Westford, MA in September. Art is definitely keeping me busy! On top of those great teaching opportunities, I might have a few others in the works too! Yippee!

So what type of art am I teaching? Mainly Metal, Copic Markers and Dreamweaver! I'm always loving my metal creations, my Copic markers get a lot of use! and Dreamweaver.... let me tell you a bit about this one.

In early May, a friend, Lynne mentioned to me that she saw a Design Team call for Dreamweaver stencils. When she saw it, the first person she thought of was me. So she immediately emailed me and mentioned it. We've carried Dreamweaver Stencils at the Scrapbook Cupboard for years and I've done a bunch of different classes with them as well as created a few new techniques with them too. I thought, heck... why not. I sent in these samples...

 



But.... they never got them.  Yup, still missing out there in la-la land!  Thankfully I have photos.  Lynell, from Dreamweaver was kind enough to call me and mention that my samples hadn't arrived, so I sent her the photos.  Even after my missing samples, I got the official Welcome Letter the following week!  YES!!  I am now an official Dreamweaver Design Team member!!  Yippee!!  I've received my welcome pack with some great stencils as well as a few NEW designs (I'm sworn to secrecy though.  Sorry, I can't divulge!!)  I've been busy making notes, creating and getting these samples ready.  And this time, I'm sending them through only priority mail with tracking and signature required!  I'm not loosing anymore precious samples out there in the world!  Lynell just gave us the OK to share some of our creations on our blogs (except those NEW designs) so I'll take some photos and post them!

I'm going to get back into the swing of the blog thing.  It's been a while and I have so much to say and so much to show too!  Right now, I'm going to go watch the kids while they swim in our new pool - that's another post!  I'll be back to creating art later today!

3 comments:

Kristi said...

cool cards!

Deborah March said...

That's WONDERFUL!! Even with photos instead of the real think, Lynell recognized talent when she saw it!! Beautiful cards!

Just-Kim said...

Thanks Kristi and Deborah!