Friday, April 29, 2016

Chilling with the Canadians

Its been a long time coming but I have finally touched Canadian soil!!!

My first stop was at the lovely Natalies of Scrapbook Centrale in Montreal

Fabulous displays in the store

 Vegan burgers at Copper Branch. Fabulous, I think I ate there 5 times lol. And managed to get my beloved fresh juices.

 The first day of teaching I wore purple in honour of Prince who sadly lost his life.

And even the classroom was holding tribute to him, lol.

Day two and  the lovely Constance came to pay a visit and show me her journal, yay to her Mum for encouraging her. She spoke fabulous English, as did everyone I met. Thank you as I speak terrible French lol.

 Day three was just as fabulous as the others

 And before we could blink it was over!!!

Here is the lovely Josee who's husband Marc had bought her all of the classes for her 50th birthday.

 Lots of people had driven for hours to get here, but Alison drove the furthest. 11 hours...yes you heard me correctly 11hrs!!!!. I salute you 

 I had a fabulous time and Natalie was a wonderful host, providing me with hot tea and vegan food. 

 Teaching her the normal Dyan photo face, lol

 A big thank you to all of her staff as well, they are a wonderful bunch. If you have never been to the store, its well worth a visit.
Packed with stock and they do some fabulous workshops. Definitely check out the ones by the extremely talented Giselle below.

All in all, I had a blast and as Arnie says "I'll be back" and I promise it won't take me 4 yrs this time lol.

Go HERE for their write up of my visit.

So it was Aurevoir  to Montreal and on to the next stop.

Enjoy xx

Friday, April 15, 2016

Back to Back and Upside Down.

The last two years of the Back to Back Retreat has been so much fun that we have decided to do it all again.....but with a slight difference.

The ever so fabulous Dina Wakley is snowed under with teaching and is unable to join us. Big boos and hissing.

So what do we do...??

We get another ever so fabulous teacher to join us.

Who you cry..???

Tell me, tell me, tell meeeeeeeeeeeee......

Oh go on  then...

It is no other than the wonderfully talented and personal art crush...

Teesha Moore...

Oh yes indeed...

can you frikkin believe it..????

But its true, although Teesha has cut down on her teaching immensely, she has agreed to join all you fabulous ladies at our retreat...

Get in there...

Now remember last years retreat sold out in 9 days, yes 9 days...!!!
So don't leave it too long.

For all the details and to book go HERE

Oooooh can't frikkin wait

Enjoy xx

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I'm in Texas this weekend...

One minute it was January and next week it will be March, so what the frikk happened to February???
Here one minute then gone the next...seriously the days are just flying by.

I have spent the last 10 days teaching two of the Back to Back retreats with the lovely Dina and also teaching at the fabulous Everything Scrapbook and Stamps, and fighting off a bug!!

I am currently sat in Dallas airport waiting for my flight to Wichita Falls where I will be teaching at the wonderful ScrapbooknSuch on Saturday and Sunday.
I think there are one or two spots left, so give them a call on
904 6918777 and come see me
I am doing two 4 hr classes on the Saturday, suitable for all levels and a full day on the Sunday. The Sunday class is an extension of classes taught before, so you need to have done a full day class with me previously or attend both classes on the Saturday to attend.

Aaaaargh!!! I have been trying to upload photos to this post for 3 hrs now and I am slowly losing the will to live!!!

So I am now giving up, posting it without photos and going to find a beer !!

Enjoy xx

Friday, January 15, 2016

My CHA trip

With New Year only just over I had to hop on a plane and cross the pond to not so sunny California. Not sure who ordered the cold weather but I wasn't amused!!

First stop was to teach a lovely bunch of ladies who belong to the Crafters Home network. It was my first time educating for them and I had a blast.

Next day we were headed for the show to start the set up.

As usual, Friday at the show is education day. 85 retailers all excited so how do you keep them quiet???

You make them do colouring in, lol.

It even worked on all my assistants lol. Can you spot Gentleman Jim? Its my only photo of him from the show...not sure how that happened!!!

Even the lovely Patti, who is my trusty right hand woman, sat down to enjoy 

Then its back on to the show floor for more prep.

Smooching with the fabulous Dina Wakley

And before you know it its showtime.

The adorable Suze Weinberg

Fabulous ear rings made from one of my stamps

The ever so lovely Seth Apter

and Marjie Kemper

Display boards

The lovely Jonathan Fong, first time of meeting but obviously a brother from another Mother !!
See how wonderfully we coordinate!!

Lots of chats with Dawn Bibby, bringing Dylusions to The Craft Channel


The ever so talented Jamie

Now this stand was the pick of the show for me. Their colour and enthusiasm just stood out. They had the most fabulous Day of the Dead papers and they kindly gave me some to do a project. It won't be till I get home but keep your eyes peeled.

He adores me really !!!

More random shots

And before you know it its time for it all to come down again !!!

Then on to a plane bound for San Fransisco
I'm teaching at The Creative Escape and the next few days will be jam packed.

I'm stocking up at Whole Foods for all the good stuff to keep me healthy

Unfortunately that's all the photos I have...too busy working and socialising, lol, to take many.

I'll be back with some of my individual samples.

Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century

"You are an extraordinary woman.

How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott