Monday, 7 April 2014

Scrap 365 Sneak Peek! And some very exciting news!! {My first ever Real Life Class}





I love to blog but keeping my blog busy all the time is not so easy when I have so many other things to do.  I have all 4 kids home at the moment as the 2 eldest are both back from university.  
I am busy behind the scenes at Scrap Around The World
A LOT right now, preparing for our HUGE ANNIVERSARY EVENT.  
Yes next month we will be ONE YEAR OLD can you believe it?!  
Along with a new year comes a new design team of course & I am 
SOOOOO excited to introduce them all to you - they are THE bomb.com!!


Here is a sneak peek of my latest article for Scrap 365 Magazine. 
 If you haven't yet subscribed I strongly urge you to HERE
 Full details are on the site & the price & postage are reasonable, wherever you live.  
Without support print magazines will eventually die. 
 I myself prefer them as I like something to read in bed!  
Ironically our wifi signal does not reach our bedroom of all places but I won't start
 on what I think about that & how many times we've tried to overcome that problem!


MORE huge news for me!  I have been invited to teach my 
very first class in South Africa!  {well anywhere actually!!} 
 I am really looking forward to it & very busy making preparations for it. 
 I hope I will get to meet many of my local online scrappy friends in real life
 & of course I am already friends with Denise Van Deventer, who I met up
 with when I was last in Johannesburg & Evgenia Petzer who I have met up 
with 3 times already!   They will also be teaching at the event.  Woohoo!!

 It is sure to be fun!!  It is a whole new thing to me though - sourcing local supplies
 & working within a strict budget, but I am happy that I can do my bit for charity
 & at the same time do what I love - that really is a win! 

 I will be back soon with a layout I forgot to share last month!  
What with my blog feed problem I ran out of days & it slipped further
 down my drafts & I have just discovered it now :)  See you soon!!



17 comments:

Maremi's Small Art said...

wonderful news, well done and huge congrats !

Lizzy Hill said...

I'm not even going anywhere near the BEDROOM discussion...it could soon deteriorate with me around!!! And I am beyond THRILLED for you re: the class gig...that would be AMAZING:):) Can hardly believe a year already has passed for SATW...amazing:):) All Power to Helen!!!

Denise Price said...

You, Denise, and Evgenia, all in one place? I don't know if the world can handle that much awesomeness. :) Congrats on this new gig!

Sandi Clarkson said...

A round of cheers are in order! First for the pub, whoo-hoo! Second for authoring and running such a successful challenge site .. and oh my gosh, thirdly your first teaching gig! Setting the world on fire, girl!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Neat sneak! I am with you on the print pubs. I support the two here in Canada. Not having WIFI in the bedroom is probably actually a blessing.;) SATW is awesome. You must be so proud. Congrats on the teaching gig. I am sure you will be wonderful. I would take your class if I lived in SA. Busy, busy , busy...No dust on you girl!:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HOW EXCITING!!! Huge huge huge CONGRATS!!!! How AWESOME!!!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

LOL...can relate to what you saying re blogging! Running 2 blogs is certainly a busy ask...but you are doing a great job and Scrap Around the World is really fabulous! Your sneak peak looks super and agree totally...I love having a scrappy magazine to put me to sleep!!! ;-) He he...and also looking forward to Cape Town...it will be a blast!! ;-)

Zeneva Kovic said...

Congratulations on your first teaching gig! How awesome! Can hardly believe SATW is almost 1 - where did that time go??! You're doing amazing work!

dstandard said...

Congrats on your teaching gig! That's awesome

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! Great news Helen and congratulations. How I wish I could attend it sounds like it will be awesome!!! Congrats too on the upcoming Anniversary. Fabulous!! ox

Eila Sandberg said...

Whohoo! WTG Helen! so happy and thrilled for you CONGRATS girl!! Happy almost anniversary to SATW, cannot believe how fast time has flown since that first reveal! xoxo

Mitra Pratt said...

How exciting on BOTH counts! WhhooohhhooO! Hugs!

yyam said...

How exciting to teach your first real life class...have fun! Just don't assume they know the basics though...some people don't know how to hold scissors!

KarenB said...

Fabulous news, congratulations on your teaching opportunity :)

Gayle Price said...

Congrats Helen on the teaching gig. I'm so excited for you and I know you will just be the best teacher ! Do you know how I know that ?........because you are SO knowledgeable and you are SO organised, the 2 things that make for a great teacher. I also know you take your commitments very seriously, so as a teacher myself, I just want to remind you to also have FUN with your class and enjoy your self ! Also want to chime in with Eila and wish you and SATW happy anniversary....that 12 months just went so quickly. Can't wait for the announcement of "the big event" (say no more ) and also the introduction of the rest of your new DT. xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Congratulations on the anniversary AND the teaching gig. I am sure it will be the first of many - your students will LOVE you!

Lynette said...

I keep forgetting to tell you how much I love your new header. Did you have it done? Congratulations on being a teacher at a scrappy event.