Saturday, June 14, 2008

This Scrapper's Surreal Life

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!


Shannon said...

I'm sure you did an AWESOME job yesterday with your presentation...can't wait to see what you have in store for that acrylic that I see in front of everyone....oh please I hope so....

Have a safe trip across country! And yes we are all wired like that when we take trips....I completely understand

AFScrapperMom said...

I'm like Shannon, Hoping it's Arylic that your doing! Can't wait for CE, and I promise if you run late I won't leave (unless my next class is Tim's, I want a front row sheet.

Hey look up me, Shannon or Shari when you get to CE, we've got something cute worked up!