What an honor to be asked to teach at the 2012 Inspiration Unlimited event this year as a Premiere Teacher. I have been part of the pre-IU festivities now for a couple of years and was thrilled when Ginger and Teresa invited me back. I'm SO excited I can hardly stand it!
(this photo is from last year's event Sept. 2011)
Well, today is officially my Sneak Peek day! woot woot! I'm finally "allowed" to show you snips & clips of the amazing workshop I will be teaching! My workshops is a not-so-mini, mini-album class loaded with sponsors including the wonderful Bazzill, Basically Bare and let's not forget my very own company, Bella Blvd! There are plenty more sponsors but we must keep some things a secret ;)
The project features my products from patterned papers, co-branded Unity stamps, chipboard embellishments, new Designer Tapes and more! I know the IU participants expect a lot of bang for their buck, so I promise not to disappoint!
I will explain plenty in the workshop, but I'll kick-it-off here: the idea for this workshop came from this sweet inspirational book I found last year at my local Anthropologie:
The inside cover reads,
"Some of the best & most important people in our lives may never show up on the 11 o'clock news or see either names up in the lights-but the world would definitely miss them if they were gone. 'It's a fundamental fact of life,' wrote Maragret Mead, 'that the everyday people who make the biggest difference in the world usually do their work in such a way that they are often taken for granted.'
We all know special people-friends, family, employees, co-workers, volunteers-who go about their daily lives, quietly and genuinely giving so much of themselves, but expecting so little in return. This book is for and about them. It focuses on the gifts that they give us, and it celebrates the difference that they make in our lives."
Wow, right?! So, I had to make my own version. And the IU participants will too!
Teresa Collins always reminds us at IU that the event is not about frills (even though I must say the venue is amazing and gorgeous), but that it's about heart. This book is an awesome keepsake; It allows me to share stories and photos of the people that have inspired me in big way (and small) ways. It's filled with pieces of people that have helped mold and make me who I am today.
Can't wait for September 19-22, 2012. It's going to be great. For more information on Inspiration Unlimited be sure to visit Teresa's blog post here. For those of you attending, I can't wait to see you there!