There I was, a PowerPoint image being projected over my left shoulder. A scrap project in my hands, the general idea that I had to teach a class in my mind, and the subtle pressure nagging at me that I had to do a REALLY GOOD job at this ... I stare out into the class, at the 50 faces staring back at me, recognizing faces that I had, for years stared at from a classroom seat or from behind a make and take table: Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz, Jenni Bowlin ... and then I realized ...
... that I was AWAKE! This was no dream... I really was teaching the teachers, Creative Escape alumni volunteers, manufacturer owners and reps, you name it! So I took a deep breath - and a picture of the crowd - and dug in!
My class ran a bit long (I just have so much stuff I want to cram in there for everyone to learn!) and so the CE team and I are going to work on streamlining it. But, for the most part, it went smoothly and the class seemed to like the project. I am hoping the rest of the 640 students, or whatever it is, will too!
Before I went on, Jenni Bowlin had a cute BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP for her class project. And after me was the man, the myth, the legend, Tim Holtz, who, was, in a nutshell, typical Tim with a BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP. Never any disappointments there. Just wait until you see the artsy innovation up his sleeve!
After Preview Day 2 was over and everyone had said good-bye, I headed over to Bazzill's sister store, Scrapbooks Etc. This was the first time I had visited this store and I just loved it. I spent more money than I meant to, but they had some great stuff that I hadn't seen before, so, of course, I had to get it.
The store is open, airy and seems to have product for days. It was organized a bit diffferently, with most of the papers and cardstocks in one room and then embellishments, albums and tools divided up by manufacturer in another. I think it would take some time for me to get used to it, but it seems to work for their customers. And who wouldn;t LOVE a complete WALL of RIBBON!I need that for my scrap room! Also they have these great gourmet suckers ... I just had to get a sampling of half a dozen of them!
No, it is off to bed so I can get up early to drive home to California, which will be home for about another 8 days. Then I will start my drive to Pensacola... but more on THAT later!