So it all started with a training session on Friday. After the training session, a few lucky Coaches spent some time with Richard Garay filming some fun techniques for the Make-Live-Share movement. Vicki Soni and I were the lucky coaches this time! :) It was so fun! And you don't see it in this picture, but I was BRICK RED and shaky for quite some time...Thank goodness it took Dustin (aka Potato) a while to set up the equipment!
Here's a closer look at the project I was demoing:
I also shared a few other projects on camera:
I stood and watched as Vicki shared her techniques. She's really good on camera! I took a few photos of her interacting with Richard too. It was pretty amazing that we had very similar techniques to share...and we didn't even plan it!
After our video shoot, it was time for opportunity night. This was a time for prospective coaches and new FSJ fans to come see some fabulous products demoed and learn about becoming a Fun Stampers Journey Coach.
Here's just one photo...Kim Kesti demoing the Pan Pastels and clear stamping. Other demos included the Press Punch system, the Journey Platinum Machine and Steel Rule Dies and our Journey Mixed Media products.
The next day was all about crafty fun and watching magic come alive! On Saturday Richard, Lynne, Kim and Gabby all shared TONS AND TONS of cardmaking projects on stage. Since I was positioned dead center, I was lucky to be rooting for both teams: Orange Rave (Nicole) and Turbo Teal (Dan). After demoing several cards, it was time for lunch and we had some free time to emboss our sentiments for our projects.
We were going to town with the heat guns!
Look at all those yummy neon colors! I definitely was in the FUN ZONE!
Since I can't do two things at once, It's always pretty hard to watch Richard speed through the tutorial and follow along- or read the directions and look and listen to him...Sooo..I took one glance at the final project and just got in my happy place and started creating! Some things are not quite exactly how they were shown, but I love my cards nonetheless. :)
The first card involved me pre-embossing the sentiments and the stars. I didn't like the way the sentiment was embossed so I cut the letters out individually. I kinda like the mix of pennant and loose letters for the sentiment!
This is the last card we made. I just about forgot to add the heart to the card- a stamper next to me discovered it loose on the table (drying)! I added some extra trim...Love the trim sooo Much! I want BLACK and WHITE!
It is fun to get cool pins at each event! It reminds me of my high school days when I traded pins with other students from all over the world who attended national convention.
Oh....And YOU KNOW there were freebies! Richard and the whole FSJ family are soooo generous! Just look at the FREEBIE LOOT we took home:
So yes, it was truly AMAZING! Such a fun time...You DON'T want to miss it!