Ok, it's finally time to "cheat" and put four days in one post and do some catching up!
December 11 was a very long travel day: up at 4:30am Pacific time and home at midnight Eastern time.
December 12 was an unpack and repack day - one day at home between trips is crazy but once I'm in travel-mode it doesn't seem so bad.
December 13 I was up early again for my flight to Chicago for a weekend of classes at CraftFancy in Arlington Heights. I left snowy Buffalo to go to even snowier Chicago! (I see me in the window! :)
This was my first time teaching at this store and it couldn't have been better (other than lots of snow that kept some people from being able to get there!) Carol, the owner, and her boyfriend Brian could not have been more hospitable to us all - and the store looks GREAT!
I love this sign they made for me (I'll just shift the apostrophe on you're.) So thoughtful!!
They just remodeled their classroom, taking down the walls between a hall and two small rooms, to make a large, well-lit, perfectly appointed space.
They had just finished the job and are putting the finishing touches on it to make it homey but it was comfortable for our full class Friday night.
On Saturday they were issuing storm warnings and dismal conditions and since most people had come from a distance away, they weren't able to make it back to their classes on Saturday. The "strong" made it though :) and we had a great day.
It was great to see Kathy, or "Louise" as the traveling sisterhood calls her...
and these gals who came from Wisconsin through the storm!
The store itself is spacious and has some of just about everything any papercrafter would need - even October Afternoon! :)
They have tons of cute samples on display - I loved these cards and this super cute countdown to Christmas layout (I noticed that this was a kit that they were selling.)
We've already talked about the dates for my return in the new year - you can watch my schedule on the side to see when that will be.
I'm very excited to share that the sign ups for Version Scrap, the papercrafting event that I teach at every year in Paris, have begun. You can see the classes and sign up by clicking HERE. I love teaching there - along with my interpreter Emilie - it is so much fun to see students I've come to know and meet lots of knew people from all over Europe too. I teach in English and Emilie interprets into French so everyone can understand.
Thank you for reading here today - hope your day is full of happy things! :)