Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm Back!!!

Whew!  It's been a long time (song reference) since I've had a chance to post anything or even read the blogs I follow.  Been super busy, which is a good thing, but now I'm pretty much house bound for the next 6-8 weeks.  Here's why.
I picked Davis up this morning after her surgery - this time her right rear leg.  The TPLO in dogs is roughly the equivalent of torn ACL surgery in people.  The cast can come off with in the next 5 days but she's got to stay penned up for 6-8 weeks.  *sigh*  She's such a total rock star about the whole thing though so that helps.

Lots of other news to share so I'll get right to it.

The first Copic Inspirations class at Scrapbook Barn was awesome!!  I'm so very excited about this class series and hope to really see it grow.  Each month, on the 2nd Saturday from 1-3, I'll be featuring Copic markers and highlighting all the things that can be done with them.  I'll have the class samples for the March class in the store no later than Feb 25 if you'd like to see them in person and they'll be added to the Class Projects tab here on the blog as soon as they're done.  

I've added a die cut class to my teaching calendar.  The 3rd Thursday of the month at Creative Quest with a class available in the afternoon and another in the evening so no matter what your schedule is you'll be able to join me!  This class will highlight Spellbinders dies and the HUGE variety of techniques you can do with them.  Projects will be in the store as soon as possible and also posted on the Class Projects page.  

I just got to go look at Old Town Get Away in old town Peoria this morning.  Talk about a totally adorable place!!  Vicki has lots of ideas for this little gem and I can't wait to see some of them start happening.  I'll be adding this spot to my teaching schedule as well.  :)

Planning will be getting underway for the 2011 Stamp, Paper, Scissors Event.  Link is for the Facebook page.  If you haven't "liked" it yet be sure to do so to get all the latest updates on the event!  Will be working on a website as well.  This was a ton of fun last year and I'm planning even bigger and better things this year.

I'm also working on bring some big name guest instructors to area stores.  Donna Salazar will be at Paper Vineyard for 2 classes on Feb 27.  She'll be doing a free make & take at Scrapbook Barn on the 26th.   Jennie Black will be back for 5 amazing classes in Tucson the same weekend.  And you'll be able to find her in the Valley mid April for a certification class as well as in stores - that schedule isn't finalized yet, I'll let you know when it is.  :)  Donna Downey will be in the Valley the end of August - I'll get that schedule posted once it's been finalized as well.  And there are a few others that I'm in talks with to come out here. 

I'm looking forward to creating and posting my first Fav Things challenge layout at the end of the month.  I know what I'm going to scrap about but haven't figured out yet how to approach the creation process.  I'm letting it percolate just a little bit longer.  If you haven't checked out Fav Things, I highly recommend it.  I've always been amazed by the creations that the design team has shared.   And am so happy to now be a part of the group.  

And I'm hoping to be able to participate in a few of the Make It Monday challenges over at Papertrey Ink.  I loved the first one but just wasn't able to play along. 

For now,  I'm going to go find something for lunch and get caught up on my blog reading and commenting.  Have a fabu day!

1 comment:

  1. Awwwwwwwwwww poor Davis!! I'm glad she is handling it well!! And YAYYYYYYYYYYYY for all the cool events coming up!!!!! You are a ROCK STAR! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)