LOL - the title of this post is so not true, but I am very happy to have gotten three of my four new classes designed in the last week or so! (I'm waiting for the new products to arrive tomorrow, I hope, to create the fourth new class over the weekend.) I'm in a different position from most teachers who travel and teach classes at stores and events because I am completely independent and don't work for or represent any one manufacturer. It gives me the freedom to create projects with products from lots of different companies and give a wide variety of goodies in my class kits. It's also a little scarier because I purchase all the products myself, taking on the huge financial risk of trying to guess many people will want to take each class. I am so, so grateful to everyone of you who takes my classes and buys the kits - I try my hardest and try to do it better every time - to make albums that are very usable and pretty and creative and incorporate lots and lots of techniques. Thank you with all my heart for your support!
Here's the albums I've made in the last week or so... I'll be teaching these classes starting in March and going through August... you can see my schedule on the sidebar and I've listed them at the bottom of this post. Clickable links appear at each one when you are able to sign up for the classes.
One class that I am teaching just one more time is this beautiful Memoranda Journal Album featuring the Tim Holtz Memoranda collection in a journal we make using a Cinch Machine. I'll be teaching this at The Paper Bunny in Las Vegas the weekend of March 23 and 24. I know people are signing up already, even though we haven't really announced the classes yet!
I've created a second volume of the Little Golden Seashore book that was super popular a few years ago, using the new Sun-kissed collection from Graphic 45. I'm calling it the Little Golden Sun-kissed book. This a limited edition class that I'll be teaching only at The Paper Bunny and in Florence, Italy, on May 12.
I just love the new Story Girl class - it is so me! :) I have a large list of stories that I've "collected" from my life that I want to tell in this book. I'm always hesitant to tell what I am going to use a book for because I don't want people to restrict their thinking to just that one use. This album would be perfect for so much more! It could be a travel album, a child or grandchild album, a garden album, a girlfriend album - really anything!
I'm super excited about the Here and Now Traveler's Notebook. I love the new Crate Paper Here and Now travel collection of papers and embellishments in the Webster's Pages Traveler's Notebook. I've stepped out on a limb with this class because of the price of the traveler's notebook, but I think everyone is going to love this class and making this book!
I thought I'd list here where each class will be taught as a reference. You can email me if you don't already get my emails for your particular state to let you know when sign ups begin. (firstname.lastname@example.org) I always have students that come from other parts of the country for the classes - I never know who I'm going to see!
March 17 Lakeland, FL at the Courtyard Marriott - Story Girl and Here and There Traveler's Notebook - I am renting the room and doing these classes on my own, so you can sign up at the link and read more about the classes there.
March 23/24 Las Vegas, NV at The Paper Bunny - Story Girl, Little Golden Sun-kissed, and Memoranda
April 20/21 Paris, France at Version Scrap - Story Girl, Here and There Traveler's Notebook, and the other new class (and maybe the Chunky Altered Book.)
May 12 Florence/Firenze, Italy - Story Girl and Little Golden Sun-kissed
May 19 Rome/Roma, Italy - Falala Christmas album and the new class I am designing
June 10 Rome/Roma, Italy at Paperness - Here and There Traveler's Notebook
June 22/23 Houston, TX at Scrap Shack Texas - Story Girl, Here and There Traveler's Notebook, and the new class I am designing.
July 22 San Diego, CA at the Marriott La Jolla - Story Girl, Here and There Traveler's Notebook, and the new class I am designing.
August 11 Cupertino, CA at St. Joseph's of Cupertino - Story Girl, Here and There Traveler's Notebook, and the new class I am designing.
I'll come back and add to this list if I add any more teaching locations. I don't sell the class kits myself until a class is completely finished on my schedule. If I have any leftover kits, I sell them in my online store HERE. If you don't live near a place where I am teaching, you can order a class kit from the store or website and have it shipped to you. I always appreciate it if you purchase from a store near you, if you can.
It's a busy few months ahead! I love what I do - I love seeing friends around the world and sharing the classes with you!