We're back from our journey to Sacramento to teach at The Paper Garden boutique. My mom and I taught S*E*V*E*N classes in two days. Phew! We had a lot of fun and I only forgot a couple of things! Fortunately, Stephanie was able to bail me out. I get really stressed about teaching away from home because I invariably forget something... ack!
It was fun to see some familiar faces... Tracy, Kathy & Barb and make some new friends too! Tracy Falco, A Muse instructor from the Bay area, was also in town and stopped by for a hug. Yay!
The Paper Garden is an amazing place. Stephanie stocks *every* A Muse product!! Here's a photo of one of her gondolas *filled* with products and sample cards.
If you look closely, you will see my mom, Stephanie and Barb in the back. My mom is helping Barb finish up a few cards. Look now at the top of the photo and you will see a GORGEOUS paper banner that Stephanie created. It is so fun and colorful. Unfortunately I didn't take any close-ups for you. You'll have to bug Stephanie to post one for us on her blog!
In addition to paper-crafting supplies, The Paper Garden is filled with all sorts of fabulous gifty things too. Here's a basket filled with Missy's adorable bears. We had a late dinner with Missy one night... soooo fun! (BTW, Missy will be teaching some classes at the Paper Garden so if you live nearby be sure to check out her blog for the details!)
Behind every successful woman is a wonderful mother... here is a photo of Steph and her mom.
And here is a photo of Steph and my mom.
We had a wee bit of free time before our last class on Monday and Stephanie showed my mom and I how to make some pretty cool projects - paper flowers, an origami box and cup, and a paper fortune cookie (like the one she made for her Guest Designer showcase). By popular request, she has written a tutorial for you on how to do this which we will share very soon so stay tuned.
Thank you, Stephanie, for your hospitality! You're the best!