Saturday, March 27, 2010

Picture Perfect Pages - April 2010 Class

Create two 12x12 layouts and a card during class utilizing the new Websters Pages - Lullaby Lane papers. These papers are adorable and will take you back in time.  Create pages that have inteactive elements like a childrens book.  Learn how to create slides to make moveable embellishments on your scrapbook pages or cards.

For more details, additional information will be posted soon on the Classes page on Wiggles & Giggles website.

Date: Thursday - 4/22/10
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Wiggles & Giggles

Monday, March 22, 2010

Copic Marker Certified

Yesterday, I obtained my Copic Marker Certification in Long Island, NY and I am really excited to be able to pass along the knowledge that I received in some upcoming classes (to be announced soon).  I had been going back and forth about which class to take; Long Island in March or Maine in May.  However, since I wanted to become certified as soon as I could, I picked Long Island.
After running early Saturday morning then hanging out at Panera, I ventured out for my drive to Long Island.  It was a gorgeous day thank goodness because I knew I was going to be tired because I usually nap on the Saturdays that I run :-).  I did not enjoy the drive.  Lots of traffic, I was tired and just not a fun ride.
When I arrived at the hotel, there weren't any rooms that were available yet, so I had some lunch.  I decided not to take a nap because I figured I would just go to bed early so I would be well rested for the class on Sunday.  I think I feel asleep around 8:30/9:00 which was great until some teenage girls team from Atlantic City staying in the rooms surrounding mine and down the hall, woke me up.   Around 10pm they decided to keep going in and out of each others rooms.  All I heard were doors closing/slamming and loud talking in the hall almost constantly for the next 30 minutes until I asked them nicely to please now I was up until about 11:30/midnight.  So, I guess I did get my nap in after all :-).
Early the next morning when I woke up to slamming doors again and one of the coaches or chaperones yelling in the hall that they all needed to be together for breakfast because they only had one voucher for everyone, I was just slightly annoyed...but I was excited about the class.  I knew I was going to be tired from not sleeping well and being in class for 7 hours so I was not looking forward to my 3+ hour drive home.  So, I booked the ferry back to CT and that was the BEST decision ever...what a nicer way to travel and wouldn't do it any other way if I ever go to Long Island again.
After all that, I did enjoy the class.  I always enjoy meeting new people that share my obsession with paper crafting...really enjoyed the markers we got with class and while I said that I would never get the air compressor...well...I just might.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

RESCHEDULED Embossed Expressions Card Class

My class that was originally scheduled for 3/7/10 has been moved to Sunday, 4/11/10 from 11am - 1pm.  I updated the date in the original post on February 11th post.  Refer to that post for more information on this class and a picture of the cards that you will make during class.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Just a few notes...

I just wanted to say thank you again to all you ladies that came out on that lovely WET evening for my first layout class at Wiggles and Giggles.  At least it was rain and not snow!  It was great to see some familar faces from classes that I have taught at The Inspiration Station as well as having the opportunity to meet some great new people.  I hope to see you all again soon.  I know there were some people that tried to get into the class but couldn't due to it being sold out.  I hope to meet you soon in another class of mine.

I will be getting my COPIC marker certification near the end of March.  Another goal that can be checked off on my 2010 Creative Goals list...yeah!!!  I am really looking forward to playing some more with what I call the "adult crayons".  Just like pattern paper there are so many different colors to choose from!  I can remember going back to school for the first day and seeing the new box of crayons on my desk and each one was perfectly pointed...ahhhh - I loved that!  I am hoping to be able to add some type of COPIC class to my teaching schedule shortly after my certification.  Ever since I started playing with the COPIC markers, I have been looking at rubber stamps in a different way.  Now I also look for the ones that I can color in...and it's so much fun! 

Speaking of those kinds of sure to check out The Inspiration Station's new stamps that just came in...Stampavie ( and Inky Antics(  ... OMG!!!!  I love them!  Here is a birthday card that I made using one of the new turtle Inky Antic sets for my sweet grandmother that turned 90 yesterday!  Be sure to check out their new stamps...they are so great!  I feel like a little kid again.  What a great feeling :-)

As for some samples for some upcoming classes...I am sort of in limbo just waiting for the product to come in.  I will be using the following papers in some upcoming classes:
I have included the links to the sites where you can access their catalogs or directly to the product line if available incase you wanted to get an idea of what will be coming up for classes.  I cannot wait until it all comes in so I can create some new projects!

As for the rest of my 2010 Creative Goals...out of six goals, I have two remaining:
  1. Ranger U
  2. Design Team
I'll keep you posted if I can check another one of these off my list.  I hope so!!!
Hope you all have a great day!