It is Saturday morning and I am starting to teach two more workshops today in Florida. We had a really great "girls" night last night crafting.
I have been having a really wonderful time here with my friends at She Scrapbooks. Last night, I was surrounded by the sweetest girls. I really love being able to visit the independent stores and this store has been a HUGE supporter of me and my company since they opened in 2009. I absolutely love Stephanie and Yvonne. They make everyone feel at home.
The store is full of product. The store has a boutique style feel. I love the chandeliers. Stephanie ownes the store. Yvonne is the store manager and is on my design team. They are best friends as well.
This is a sign in the bathroom. Yes, it spoke to me so I wanted to share it with you.
This is Sandra. I instantly fell in love with her! We bonded and connected. I love that her husband knew how much she wanted to take my workshop, so he came in and bought her a spot in my workshop to surprise her... he knew it would make her happy. When she tried to sign up for the same workshop- she found out that her husband had already taken care of it. I love stories like this!
This is what I am finding with girls who are wanting to go on the Caribbean Journey Cruise- the husbands are joining their wife on the cruise. It really is so cool to hear that there are such cool spouses out there that support their wife and their hobbies. Okay... maybe the husbands like to cruise too. I love that my own husband Ty will be joining us on this creative adventure. I had so many girls from FL ask me about it in my workshop so I promised to repost the details on my blog today:
The Royal Caribbean Cruise departs from Port Canaveral, Florida- cruising SEVEN nights to the Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. Join me as I teach THREE Workshops and attend all events. Yes, I will be teaching a TRAVEL BOOK PROJECT!!!!! I only teach when we are at sea and we will enjoy dinners each night together as a group. You will get over the top AMAZING Product, make n takes and FABULOUS Kits!
There will be seven nights of cropping, daily make n takes, event t-shirt, group activities, workshops- along with fun prizes and surrounded by the sweetest most fun crafters. The cruise is almost full. Lots of excitement- so I hope you will join us.
Event information: www.facebook.com/caribbeanjourney.creatingatsea
A sweet customer make this fabulous PINK chocolate chip cookies and homemade popcorn for my visit. Oh I was so tempted... I had to teach and not get distracted by the goodies.
These talented women were very sweet. Debbie told me that my Vintage Finds project was on STEROIDS... yes, it is quite a large project and the workshop was only three hours. I loved how happy everyone was to be there and crafting together on a Friday night.
This is Yvonne Blair. I HEART her. I love her sweet heart and spirit. I was teaching at She Scrapbooks for the first time when I found "her talent." I have to say that there are people you meet in life that "SHINE" and radiate goodness. This is my friend Yvonne. I have nothing but respect for her and her goodness. She teaches almost weekly at the store. You can find her teaching at Donna Downey's store in North Carolina too. I promise if you are near the store or can make it to one of her workshops you will be "inspired" and better for knowing her. You will be a better person by getting to know this wonderful woman. That is exactly how I feel.
I wanted a photo of Stephanie and I together. I will for sure share one tomorrow. I would feel horrible not to mention her now. She is such a inspiration to me. Stephanie balances owning the store and working another job/profession. She does not realize the role model that she has been to me. I love how much heart she puts into ALL that she does. She Scrapbook is so success because of her and her efforts. Stephanie runs the business with true style and quality and standards. She has a very giving heart and makes the store a "retreat" for her customers. I love that I can call her my friend. Stephanie is such a wonderful person and the combination of Steph and Yvonne is what makes She Scrapbooks so special.
Last night the workshop was full. The girls were excited to be together. A great way to spend Friday night!
I am looking forward to the next two workshops today. I am also enjoying the SUNSHINE and warm weather. I have heard it is cold and rainy back in Utah. However, what I love most about Utah is my family- going back to them soon.
Yes, family is everything. Azalea-photo taken yesterday... thankful that Kayla took this photo and shared it. I love her!
Have a great day!