Saturday, February 11, 2012

Me A Teacher?

I have been giving it some great thought and decided to take the plunge. I emailed regarding becoming a Michael's certified instructor for paper crafting.  I received a reply and have begun the steps.  It's gonna be an exciting endeavor that I hope to blog about here.

If you don't know anything about scrapbooking and paper crafting, I have found that is the best place to start. They offer up free online classes and provide a nice little discount if you buy from their store.  Pretty decent.  Each of their classes also has a challenge - so far its looking to be a new challenge each month. I participated in one for the Designing in Layers class. That challenge ended January 31 - am waiting for the winner announcement. The winner gets $250 prize package.  

I'm not totally sure, but I believe you have to complete each of the Spotted Canary classes to get certified - suppose I should find out soon. My request to become certified was sent to EKSuccess as well - so I can become certified for presenting Spotted Canary classes at Michael's.  So far the online classes are amazing. I am learning a lot. I have sat through and watched Layers, Borders, and Steam Punk. 

I also watched the most recent class - Paper Blossom Bouquets.  February's challenge is to create a project using the Paper Blossoms.  I am still thinking on that one as we don't have to create a bouquet, as they did in the videos. We can choose from cards, scrapbook pages, etc.  Easter is coming up and a nice Easter bouquet would look awesome on my desk at work....

I am planning to continue adding photos of my projects to the blog and also to my spotted canary profile. If you haven't joined spotted canary, then please come join with me. 

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