I am so excited to come over and teach in the UK. I just got in from teaching today. I was in Rotterdam tonight and at scrapware earlier today. And as it is 2 AM I am a bit tired but its 6 PM back at home and they are just finishing the week up. I
am all over the UK over the next week. Sunday afternoon, I am at the event. I teach the coolest Lucky Box ever. On Monday I am going to Scrap Geanie. I am teaching a Teach the teachers class. It is a fun class. I teach a couple of projects and while I teach I tell them what I am doing to help teachers learn more about teaching. Did I say teaching enough? Tuesday I am with Altered Treasures. I think that is what this post is about. Wednesday, I am at the Scrap Book Shop up north. Thursday is in Edinburgh with one of Rusty Pickles amazing designers Becky. Then after a quick Air Lingus flight I am off to Dublin Ireland for a great little mini event with the Scrap Book Store by Annamarie. I get to teach with Donna Downey. She is AWESOME.
We had a blast this week on a bit of a whirlwind tour. Monday was Scrapbook Mate in Holland. Tuesday - early, off to France by way of Geneva. Wednesday in Belgium. Voulez vous scrapbook avec moi ce soir? I had some great fries in Belgium - oops I mean chips. Then back to northern Holland for Simpel Scrappen. Then, Donna was off to the UK and I was left here teaching until tomorrow night. It is a good thing that I can sleep on flights.
Helen mentioned there was a question about if I had taught these classes already or if they are old. As for teaching old classes. Some are and some aren't. For Altered Treasures, Girl Unexpected is but Pocket Pop Up is about 8 months out. But these two are my favorite of all the classes that I have taught in the past 4 years. Besides, if you didn't take take it with me then it is now - new to you. They are also the most technical and maybe the most difficult to teach but they are the best classes that I have taught and I have figured out how to teach them to people of EVERY level (and all in the same class). I break them down so that beginners can get through the class as well as an advanced scrapper. These were designed by Karen Burniston. Karen is one of my favorite designers for my classes. Every kit that she does for me - moves, flips, pops or is just way too freaking cool.
The girl unexpected I believe that I taught it in Whales last year. And as for the pop up, I taught it in Holland last December (sort of). I didn't have the actual kits and so I had to fake it. I ended up teaching the pop up part of the kit and then we put it into another kit that they received during class. They were then sent the kit a few weeks later.
Here are some revisions to my supply list.
POP UP kit - Do not to worry about the needle nose pliers. I have changed how I teach this class - don't bring them. You should bring a Tacky tape (glue dots don't really cut it -If this is a problem email Helen or me at firstname.lastname@example.org A scoring tool is Critical (But I also have a bunch of these). Finally, I also recommend a wet adhesive OR glue stick for both projects.
I get on a plane tomorrow for the UK and am a little anxious about renting a car and driving on the "wrong" side of the road again. Cheers.
PS: if you see me just give me a "BRILLIANT". I love that word, but only with an English accent.