13 February 2012

February Happenings

 January was sort of a blur and February has been much the same. I am continuing to keep busy with a variety of projects, with hopes of finishing up quite a few big ones this month! I have not touched my short list of New Years' Resolutions -- and that needs to change!

During February, I'm one of 50 hosts for the Leap Around the World blog hop sponsored by Let's Scrap, an online crafting community. The response to the blog hop has been great, and it's been a lot of fun to "meet" crafters around the world.

For the past couple of months, I've also been recruiting volunteers to help with the upcoming state Academic Decathlon tournament which our local high school will be hosting on March 2 and 3. This has proven to be a big task but the community has been great in responding to our needs. We're all looking forward to a successful event!

Meanwhile, I just finished up a card set for Memory Bound using papers from the fun Kaiser Craft Bubblegum collection.

I've also been preparing for several classes and making samples for our upcoming wedding and graduation open house events at the store. There will be many inspiring ideas for both! I also just finished up the newsletter for March and April -- click here to see everything we have planned for the spring!

I've been writing for retail trade publications for a few years now, something I really enjoy. I have a regular column in Creative Retailer, which is a wonderful new publication aimed at business owners and others involved in the crafts industry. My column focuses on various aspects of teaching classes. I firmly believe that the "HOW" is just as important as the "WHAT" when teaching, so I enjoy addressing topics which can make all of us more effective in educating our customer base. I am excited that my article about class kits is listed on the cover of the next issue! 

The balance of my month has been filled with working on several projects for a Halloween publication due out this summer, tending to our lovely kitties, and trying out a few new recipes...including one that failed big-time! But more on that later...for now, it's back to work!

1 comment:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow your set of cards are gorgeous. I love your style.