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. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Slice Project 2 - It's Your Day

"It's Your Day" is a birthday card I created for a co-worker's birthday. I used the Slice "Parties" design card. I recycled a bow from Christmas and used some pretty paper I picked up on clearance at Michael's - Creative Imaginations Debbie Mumm collection.

I was short on adhesives as I have been unable to locate my Tombow mono dispenser.... I used glossy accents to adhere the gold cording around the craft frame as well as to add the glitter to my paper present.  I purchased the gold letters at Michael's when they were half off the other week - they are EK Success Sticko brand letters.  

The inside of the card is just a piece of craft card stock and recycled lacy gold ribbon. The stamp is a cling stamp from the dollar bin at Michael's with the "to you" in the bottom right masked off.  

Hope she likes the card. I had a ton of fun making it. I have three co-worker birthday's this more card to make and an altoid tin to alter/wrap.  Then I can start on my Valentine's projects. Have a good week! Will check in Friday with what I have done for Valentine's Day. 

Happy Stamping!