September has been a big month for me! My first international teaching trip, first time teaching in Melbourne, and first time teaching card classes! I have learnt that it always takes longer than I expect to teach my classes! You would think after teaching for almost 8 years that I would know by now but 2 hours never seems to be enough. I may be getting a reputation for going overtime!!! oops!
If all that isnt enough in one month, the announcement that I will be teaching at the Prima Retreat in January in the US certainly made the month!! Here are some more details of the event....
TV Celebrity and Author Leeza Gibbons teams with trend-setting Prima Marketing to debut an amazing new line of scrapbooking products launching at Winter CHA 2013.
“Wishes and Dreams” – celebrating moments, recording desires and goals, honoring traditions, and making secret wishes!
“All About Me” – helping children express themselves in their own special way!
Leeza will be in attendance at our fabulous Art*Venture Scrapbooking Event now booking for January 2013. Register now for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to mix and mingle with Leeza and our six amazing teachers!
Create a Wishes and Dreams project of your own at our posh resort venue in Palm Springs, California. For full details, visit the event website at:
As you can see it is a pretty exciting time! The venue for the event is amazing!! Oooooh I can't wait. Sorry, still a bit excited!!
I will also share the layout that I taught in New Zealand, and again back in Melbourne. Had so much fun teaching this and everyone seemed to enjoy it, which is all I want to have from my classes.
The Indulgence Retreat was fabulous, with heaps of amazing ladies, who made me laugh a LOT! I was so busy flitting around the place I forgot to get the camera out much, which is so typical of me! Here is a picture of the lovely Louise Williams and myself!
I also got to meet and spend the day with the lovely Trina McClune, who I have not had the priviledge of meeting before! It was such a delight to meet Trina and we really talked up a storm. OK that might have just been me doing all the talking!! Ooops!! We were some what windswept at this point!
I had a fabulous whirlwind short trip, but really enjoyed it. I sure hope I can find my way back to New Zealand again some time! Would totally love to see the South Island, if I ever get back there.
In the meantime.....
These are the cards I taught this month at my Local Scrapbook shop. I was severely out on how much time it would take to make these. I was only ever aiming at completing 3 in the class, but the goal posts were changed, and we made it 2! LOL! I used the Rondelle Collection for this and I really adore the colours of this range.
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As you can see there really is a lot happening for me in September and October promises to be just as busy with my Local Scrapbook Store Paper Flourish, opening a second store and I will be teaching every Monday and Thursday night between the two shops as well as a Friday class once a month and a Wednesday technique class once a month. Paper Flourish are also launching their online webstore on the 15th of October and they have so many products, especially a fabulous range of dies for your die cutting machines and huge amounts of Tim Holtz products at great prices. I will make sure I update you all when the site finally goes live for any of you in Australia that might be interested in checking out their website.
Thanks so much for stopping by.