I have seriously had the best weekend w/ the girls at By Design in Houston, TX. It’s just exactly what I needed… a weekend of my own hotel room, creativity and GIRL food! ALL the ladies that were in my classes this weekend were just genuinely good, wonderful people! I loved getting to know you all, and hang out and play along! There is a great vibe at the store, and I think it has to be the pink walls, the chandeliers and all the bling, glitter etc, etc etc… that made everyone so happy!! I really had a great time!!
I just downloaded all my photos and a bunch of my images were corrupt! Makes me mad. There is something wrong w/ my card reader. It’s old, and this always happens w/ my little card. UGH.. grrr… so ladies, you have to send me YOUR photos!! Email me HERE w/ your photos… ok!! I want to make a project of photos of the weekend.. if anyone has good ones!
I taught 3 classes in all this weekend! And we served up a couple very late nights! This store was just a place that everyone felt welcome… everyone seemed to know everyone else… like a big huge group of girlfriends! Friday night I taught the Energy Journal class.
it’s totally a feel good class… and it has a couple little twist and turns (wink) that make it really interesting and fun. I really appreciated re-visiting the concept and thinking about my ‘energy’. I have been more conscious of it the last few days as a result, I have been so much more attentive of my energy--- in and out! I am teaching the same class Wed and Thurs at Scrapbooks etc., sounds like there are one or 2 more spots in each if you are interested and here in Mesa! it's a 3 hour class, and everyone completed it, ready to go home and add to it! it's so funny, i keep getting emails telling me about the 'energy in'... we were all focused on it all weekend!
Saturday morning I taught my first ‘house of 3’ class.. and it was designed ESPECIALLY in honor of the By Design ‘vibe’ (that I happen to LOVE)… pink and black (LOL). So I used the new wall art frames, and created a shadow box wall hanging that is a ‘countdown calendar’ to whatever holiday you have coming up! the next holiday in our house is QUINCY’S bday! So she is LOVING this!
Watch for the files and instructions on House of 3.. ( I will let you know when it’s ready to go).
I did a couple hours worth of demo-ing in Tracy’s store as people came in and out on National Scrapbook day… and I had a great time playing around w/ the elements and create samples for my class! I was using the RANGER distress inks w/ the Invisibles and other printed papers. I loved meeting all of you that stopped by!
At 4pm we started the ‘Technique’ class…the goal was to complete 5; 12” layouts which we did! (nice work ladies)! I just LOVED seeing finishing touches come together, and everyone be SO excited about what they learned.
Afterwards we ate pizza and wrapped up those projects, we re-convened and I did an hour long ‘House of 3’ tutorial teaching and explaining about how the House of 3 works. It was so cool to talk to people about it… answer questions and get a better idea about what people understand, and what they don’t get. I shared my limited photoshop knowledge…while somethings on photoshop are certainly VERY complicated…the things that I know, and use are SO easy! Made it fun to talk about!
After all was packed, straightened, cleaned up etc, I SHOPPED! I even did a scrapbook page (no photo yet) *yay!! I LOVE the MM ‘chillin’ line. SO cute. Especially these button brads and And the Peyton ANNA GRIFFIN stuff… I mean look at this and this!! What an awesome weekend! And it was a good thing that I totally gained so much ‘energy’ all weekend… because I came home to a house FULL of boxes. Our container from China arrived, and Eric got everything unloaded and in the house… we slept here last night (Sunday night) for the first time since moving back. And let me just tell you, it feels like mass chaos! LOL… we are happy to be in, and looking forward to feeling settled. It’s so funny, cause I can’t even remember where everything used to ‘go’. My scrapbook room is the biggest disaster other than the garage. I have no CLUE what is in all those boxes. Ridiculous!
Tracy, and ALL the girls at By Design, thank you SO very much!
Ok, this is SUPER long, and I need to get to bed… but I have selected a WINNER of a box of Chandeliers!!
And the winner is : MADDIE GIRL!!!
Email me HERE with your address! C o n g r a t s!!
Check back on WED, I will be posting some peeks from the classes that I taught in Houston (and what I am teaching in )Edmonton on May 30th… I prepared a limited number of extra kits, and will be posting details about purchasing those….