Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

This is exactly how I feel today...exhausted.  I've begun building kits for Stampfest classes, which meant shopping.  Just yesterday another HUGE order arrived with products from Clearsnap, Ranger, 7 Gypsies, Zutter & more, including my new Zutter Cutter! 

Can you tell what I've been up to lately?  I know this photo is fuzzy.  I was laughing when I took it.  Jackson was working his little gums in that vibrating baby seat and it was funny to me.  And yes, I did make that tiny teddy bear.
This expression says it all.  "woman, what are you doing?"  These days I don't always know.  Too many things going on at once.  I'm trying to finish up everything for Stampfest in June, but I'm already looking ahead to Stampaway in August.  My room was booked last October, my flight was booked weeks ago, still haven't secured my rental car...but my classes are filling quickly so I'm making my lists and checking them twice, making sure I know what I need to order now and what can wait another week or two.  There's only so much storage space in the studio after all.

I can tell you that the classes being taught at CHA (Craft & Hobby Assn Show) went up this morning on their website, including the one I'm teaching for Clearsnap.   July seems like a long way away, but it's truly right around the corner.  I'm spending lots of time in the studio tweaking class projects, wanting to give them as much bang for their buck as I can manage in a 2-hour class.  Hoping I have lots of store owners in attendance to learn a few tricks, have some fun, and take home some great goodies & finished projects.   And I'm also teaching two mini classes in the Clearsnap booth on the last day of the show, so that means more work (play) determining how much I can squeeze into 45 minutes.  Lots of late nights in the studio!!

Laurie W attended stamp club last week and picked up her blog giveaway basket of goodies. And like a dolt I didn't take a photo. Sheesh. I can tell you she received a T-shirt, a set of alphabet stamps from JustRite & a smattering of wood mounted rubber stamps... Ranger products included a big craft sheet, a selection of pigment ink pads, a Distress embossing pad, a set of alcohol inks, some Stickles & Glossy Accents... Clearsnap products included Smooch, Smooch Spritz, glitter, embossing powders & a Color Catcher...a set of Cutter Glide blade tool products and a set of 3 Mist-It's by Inspired Crafts, ... so much I can't even remember it all. She was pleased and did a fine job of show & tell for all the ladies at the meeting.

I'm looking for guinea's time to experiment and see how much fun we can manage in my Stampfest classes.  If you're local and you're interested, let me know.