I probably should have pulled my camera out of my bag more often. (I always end up saying that), but the hours and days fly by at IU & before I know it's all over ;( Here's a few of my favorites from IU 2013 that just wrapped up this past weekend.
These two, Ginger and Teresa, sure do have a lot to celebrate each year. Both have become dear friends of mine, ladies that I admire and respect so much for all their hard work & success. The impact that successful women can make in this world is worthwhile & amazing.
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of IU again. Teaching Pre-IU allowed me to design more than one workshop and spend a lot of one-on-one time with students.
As always, I was in good company during Pre-IU with people like Vicki Boutin, Joey from Bazzill and more! Ginger you do an awesome job at picking a diverse group of styles!
I find it very entertaining event after event to look through my camera afterwards. Jenna (my assistant) often snags the camera and takes some of me teaching. They always crack me up because they are never flattering....my mouth is open, I look bossy, etc. etc. :) Here's just a couple :)
This woman, Faye, came up and gave me a handmade gift during our workshop. How thoughtful and sweet of her. The beautiful card inside is a masterpiece--and now in my office at Bella :)
The InstaLove class was the biggest hit. I probably could have sold 50-75 more kits of these. Sorry ladies....I never quite know exactly what everyone is going to take-to. Thank you for your overwhelming support! You'll just have to wait until next year's pre-IU :)
These two (below) were crackin' me up during class. They were a hoot, working together, helping each other, or not helping each other ... lol, you had to be there!
During the closing ceremonies this lucky lady won her deposit for 2014 for free!
Before heading off to Scrapfest in Minnesota, Teresa reminded us Saturday night to be thankful for each moment we have, and to document them because we don't know what's next.
IU is such a wonderful event filled with friendship, common bonds and the love of crafting. I say it time and time again that I don't take my job, or my career, for granted, ever, and I just think it's so incredibly "cool" (for lack of a better word) at how scrapbooking can bring women together in this way. IU holds a special place in my heart and I can't wait to return for Pre-IU 2014.
Thank you Ginger Nelson for putting this event together and making it all happen. You and your volunteers are the reason it's such a success. Bella Blvd loves you :)