Monday, July 27, 2009

We made it to Orlando...outhouse and all :)

Hey all! A quick check in from CHA :) Betty and I arrived on Sunday having driven with an outhouse on the roof of the van for over 3 days and 1200 miles! I know, right. The van is packed to the gills with the store supplies and set up, all our classroom projects' parts and pieces, inks and rubber, glass, to brads, bottle caps to coasters....we are getting ready for a plethora of techniques and teaching fun. First was the COPIC certification class...good way to begin, don't you think? I know, you all thought I was going to grace Tim Holtz with another handshake, didn't you?! Sorry, but COPIC's called me away...this time.... ;)

Drumroll........Tada! I am officially COPIC certified, frog faithfuls! Wow, huh? We were in class all day, playing and learning what to do with these wonderful markers....I even learned to use the airbrush system with them....and blending lots of different ways as well as how to put a shadow under your image in the right way! Betty and I are having a great time, but we are anxious to set up the booth and begin classes for the Supershow after the trade show ends....the rest of the team will come Wednesday, so pray for travelling mercies and for it all to come together. So exciting!

I let my daughter use my camera for her vacation, so I don't think you'll see any pictures of me with Cuttlebug or Cricket this year, but I'm hoping to snap a few pictures of some of the projects using lots of the fun new techniques and tools I learn this year.....and when I get back, I'll share a paper piecing card I made for a swap with some ladies from the stamping cruise last fall. I have to wait until all of us receive our swap cards. Isn't it amazing how many friends one can make in stamping and papercrafting?! A community, i tell you!! If you haven't done so already, you may want to consider hopping over to join the Papercrafting Planet forum. Friends come in all shapes and ink colors you know! ;) Have a wonderful week!


  1. So glad you got there safe & sound (potty & all!) You are going to have an absolutely fabbo time I can tell, and will come home bubbling over!
    Remind me not to go to anymore paper-crafting sites!!! I went to Paper Craft Planet..oh boy, get me outta here! LOL!
    (thanks for the tip though :))

  2. Have a good time at CHA! I have totally missed why you are there, but I know you are having fun. Also not sure why you have an outhouse on the roof of your van while driving there! HA

    Have a great day!

  3. OMGosh! I am so excited you are at CHA. Boo-Hoo as I am not there with you. Have fun, take lots of pictures...can't wait to hear all about it :)

  4. I'm so JEALOUS - good for you - when you hvae time PLEASE tell me the correct way to put a shadow under my images with copics! Hugs to you - have fun and travel safe.

  5. Yea!!!!! Congrats on the cert. Now you can teach us the tricks of the trade when you get back. Love to all of you girls!

  6. oooohhhhhhh....I am so jealous! COPIC certified!! Well....I'll just keep thinking its a good thing to look forward to.... Glad to see you have been busy and full of life... Things at my house haven't been great, so I'd appreciate being on your prayer list...
    take care!


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