Oh I am so loving the new releases. I am teaching at so many places and I can't wait to share bits of the projects with you from the lines. Many of you may or may not know about my event in Henderson NV once a year. It is called Inspiration Unlimited and I invite different teachers each year to come and teach along side me. I teach the entire two days of the event. On Thursday we do PRE- IU days that anyone can sign up ala carte (even if you did not get into the event). I don't teach at the pre-IU classes since I am teaching over 18 hours in 2 days and so I help with the organization on Thursday. The event is so organized and we have sold out for the past six years in minutes (my great event coordinator Ginger Nelson runs the event and takes care of sign ups, the waiting list, payments,she has a on site store, etc) I know many of you ask why it's not promoted more and I talk about it more. Well, we have good and bad problems. The good is that it sells out so fast and the second is I feel bad that more people don't get to come. However, there is always last minute cancellations due to family or health issues and you never know if you will get in. Also, you never know if we decide to do another "second" event.
So if you want to know how to get on the waiting list email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be posting about the event this week as I show daily sneak peeks. The projects you will see are EXCLUSIVE to the event. I will not be teaching the exact project at another event within the USA. I am often asked if I will. Okay so for some visuals of ONE of my two big workshops.
This is a LARGE 8.5 x 11 chipboard album. It is very interactive with books within a book- my stitched notebook is on the cover. I used my brand new collection MEMORABILIA. This project is truly a MEMORY KEEPSAKE.
My book is very interactive and we will be using my brand new CRAFTWELL TC eBosser machine and folders in at the event with my projects.
Be warned IU girls... I am a little addicted to SEQUINS right now.... So much more but this is just a TINY sneak peek. Watch my blog each day as I show more sneak peeks from each of the teachers and classes. I will post information about the event each day so if you have questions leave a comment and I will answer them in my blog posts. THANK YOU!
(thank you Ginger- she SO KEEPS me organized and I love her!)
Now speaking of another event that I will be teaching at RIGHT after my event. I am flying through the night to teach at the Mall of America Archivers Scrapfest event.
WOW... my Scrapfest workshops sold out so fast. I did not even have them posted to announce to sign up when I got emails, facebook posts of people sad that they did not get in. Due to my busy schedule I am only teaching the one day and unfortunately the workshops are sold out and we cannot add anymore workshops.
Thank you for signing up so fast and making my day. I truly appreciated the support and just know these classes are 1 hr 45 but are really 3 hour workshops... so Taylor is precutting everything and the workshops are in the ROTUNDA the center of the mall with the JUMBO SCREEN. I wanted to do BIG projects but no worries I have photos and the kits will be CRAFTER friendly. I want my workshops to be fun and not stressful!
This is the MEMORABILIA FAMILY STORIES project. It is 6"w x 11" h and is just gorgeous. I used file folders, enamel dots, sequins and it's just a beautiful book.
I'll show the inside cover. I like to design very interactive projects... accordion cards, tags, quotes, file folders... I am in love with the 12x12 sticker sheet with this line.
I am also teaching a Christmas workshop at Scrapfest with my new Santa's List. It is a file folder album and so cute!!!!
I don't teach Christmas projects at my IU event since everyone gets to take the same workshops from all the teachers. I know many people don't celebrate Christmas and so I only teach Christmas projects in places that the students can sign up directly for that project- like this one!
Whew... that was a lot!
If you would like to see videos that I did at the CHA Show in my booth- www.scrapbook.com filmed me showing all the collections. You can watch the videos below.
I am happy to say that McKay emailed me last night to let me know that she made it to Seattle and is loving it. She loves her companions and mentioned that they got to work in the Food Bank all morning yesterday and loved it. I love knowing she is out there serving and sharing her talents and gifts with others. This week has been so great for me and to be able to connect with her.
TOMORROW (really early) I fly to Milwaukee Wisconsin. I then drive about 45 minutes to HANNAH'S HOME ACCENT in IL to teach. I can already tell that I love Dana and we are going to have a great weekend with everyone. My suitcase is FULL of prizes, projects, and more!!!!!! These trips are super fast and yes they are sometimes hard but I honestly KNOW this is what I am supposed to be doing. I fly out Friday and I am home Sunday by 9:30 am. I will get off the plane and go to church (it starts at 11am) and be with my family that day. It's Taylor's birthday THIS Sunday so we are getting together to have a BIG celebration.
Anyway, I am often asked how I do it all. Well, it's like if your going to eat an entire cake (I don't recommend) you simply do it ONE bite at a TIME. Focus on what has to be done NOW and Heavenly Father just blesses me to know when I need help and I try to listen. I just had to hire Gentry to help me with my class instructions for my store and event visits. I have learned I can't do it all... FAMILY is always first and my business is NOTHING if I don't have a happy family and marriage. So I try hard to work smarter and not harder. I will continue to go and teach as long as you want me too and keep supporting it. THANK YOU!!!!!!
Some of the places you will find me:
Hannah's Home Accents Antioch, IL (sold out)
South Africa Convention- Johannesburg and Cape Town
HSN- Home Shopping Network 24 HR CRAFT DAY
Inspiration Unlimited 2013- Henderson NV (sold out)
Scrapfest- Mall of America (sold out)
Scrapbook Steals Retreat- Sept 27th
Madrid Spain (Oct 4th-6th)
EMI Scrapbooking with special guest me...TC-7 day Caribbean Cruise (leave Port Canaveral Oct 20-27th)*sign up cut off Aug. 20th
Scrapbook Island San Jose
The Scrapbook Attic BIG EVENT- November 7-9th Arkansas
Clipper Street Event- Vancouver BC Canada Nov 15-16th
Germany Event* watch for details
Hope you have a GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!