Wow! I had such an amazing time teaching in Puerto Rico for Memory Box events! Everyone was so wonderful and the event was organized so well by Yamille and her amazing staff. I want to thank everyone who attended and especially thank my amazing assistant Stephanie for putting up with me and the screaching microphone that seemed not to like her every time she walked by lol! I also want to extend a special thank you to my sponsors who were generous enough to sponsor some amazing products for my workshops. Thank you oh so very much, Ranger, Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, and of course the one and only Prima Marketing for your support and generosity!
The Students were fantastic, everyone was so amazing and kind. This was definitely a rare bunch as everyone was very humorous and I enjoyed sharing stories and jokes. I don't think I've ever gotten this many hugs in one week in my entire life lol so thank you ladies and gents for the kindness!
Anna Dabrowska, Vicki Boutin, Yamille, & Christy Tomlinson,what an amazing bunch!
I have to say, this truly was a match made in heaven as we all got along maybe too well! It was so much fun staying up till the wee hours of the morning creating art for ourselves! I truly feel like I've made some life long friends. It was so fun being able to sit back and create with some amazing artists. I can't wait to see you all again, and you can count on that girls weekend in Texas!
Oh yes and of course the educators were pinned against each other in a makeshift craft war!
How fun is that!? It was myself and Christy against Anna and Vicki and of course it was a tie but super fun and messy! We had to incorporate Kentucky Fried Chicken and believe it or not toilet seat covers in this canvas, and we had 15 minutes to complete it! At one point Vicki and I were fighting over gel medium and I think I shot paint torpedoes however, I am not the one who got red paint on the carpet! (Ehem Vicki!) By the end of the night we all had glue in our hair, paint on our clothes and face, and were in dyer need of a shower! Puerto Rico wasn't going to let us slip away that easy though, we ended up dancing and partying till the wee hours of the morning!
I also got to take Anna's awesome layout class as you can see above I think I did pretty good even though she laughed when I really did use everything in the kit to the last little bit lol! Sadly I lost my precious layout somewhere during our trip to Old San Juan and it's killing me! You'll also notice I stole one of Anna's pictures to use in my layout lol! She didn't mind though as sweet as she is!
I also took Vicki's class but had to leave near the beginning, so sad but hopefully I can finish it soon and post about it.
Old San Juan was gorgeous!
As you can see art was everywhere in Old San Juan, I'm just super sad I only had two hours to site see as I had to catch a flight back home. It was definitely sad leaving this bunch of friends. I know I will be seeing you guys at CHA so that is something I am definitely looking forward to!! Thank you again Yamille for asking me to come along on this awesome adventure, it's a week I will never forget!
Love ya guys!