Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Teacher? Me? Really? ME?

Earlier this summer, I found out a new scrapbook store, or "LSS" for short, was opening up blocks from my front door. I impatiently waited all summer, and when it opened I went in to see if the owner needed any part-time help. I wanted a second job, maybe fifteen to twenty hours a week, during the day while the kids were in school. And I wanted a job in a scrapbook store.

The owner said she didn't need anybody right away, but I could check back in a few weeks. A few weeks later, I went in armed with a half-dozen projects: layouts, cards, and a mini album. Well, my work was a huge hit. The owner offered me a position then and there to teach scrapbooking, cardmaking, and mini album-making. My first class is in November, a Christmas card class utilizing the newest Basic Grey line, "Eskimo Kisses."

I'm excited. Very excited. But I'm nervous. I have never taught before. Sure I've shown people how to do things, on a one-on-one basis. But never taught a class of scrappers. This will be interesting. Very interesting. To say the least...

This is the book that I took in and shared. I will be teaching a class on making a book very similar to this in December. This is a book I made for a very dear friend of mine for her wedding. When you open the book, there are all kinds of pull-out pages, fold-out pages, pocket pages. I had a ball making it, and my friend adored it when she saw it.

Basically what I did was I cut the covers with my Cricut out of chipboard. (I use multicut 4x for that.) I used Plantin Schoolbook and Storybook to get the scalloped covers with one straight edge. The paper dolls on the cover were made with Paper Doll Dress Up. I used lots of bling and Bazzill and Bazzill bling. I am quite proud of this book and very glad that my friend adored it. This is the book that prompted the LSS owner to offer me a teaching position.

1 comment:

  1. That is a gorgeous book to show your work, I'm so happy for you Ria - you will be a great teacher with all your talent!! I wished I lived closer - cause then I'd join you!