I'm happy to announce, I'll have another gallery type showing of my work this Spring; join me at Blend Wine Shop in Key Center the evening of March 3rd,2017 at an artist's reception beginning at 6pm. There'll be snacks, coffee and other beverages, and, me! Later this Summer, Blend will also be offering the community the chance to create en plein aire ala three CraftWithAnna canvas classes. Watch for those dates to be announced closer to mid June.
Also coming this Spring- this time to your mailbox- you'll find my signature CraftWithAnna style classes being offered at the local community college! You can choose from a variety of crafty pursuits: painting, photography, blogging, cardmaking, and of course, scrapbooking! This is a pretty awesome step in my progression towards being the craft diva teacher that you know me to be :-)
The most exciting news of the last couple of years for me is that my cards are being sold in downtown Gig Harbor's Copy Mail It store! You can find occasional cards for birthdays, newborns, friends, and even your LOVER (or just loved ones) xoxo
My loved ones actually suggested long ago that I try to turn my passion for paper into a profitable one, but I was always hesitant; I was afraid of burn out! But I'm happy to report that I'm still enjoying the process and have found myself creating more and more each month. In fact, I expanded my network and sell cards from the Picker's Northwest Antique store along the Gig Harbor waterfront as well :-)
I've taken a bit of a break from producing videos for YouTube, after the many reviews I put out for EmbellishKits.com in the last couple of years. However, this is a medium that I love to dabble in, so click the purple YouTube icon at the right and hit subscribe for all of those paper previews, tutorials, contests and more.
I dedicate a large amount of time while on vacation writing to my readers, retelling my adventures, and you can read those musings by clicking on the Travel tab up top. Whether you are interested in a behind the scenes look at what happens a scrapbooking cruise, or want to travel south of the border to Tenamaxtlan, Mexico, I love to share my sights and scenes through some sometimes tearful storytelling.
A few years back, I was asked to be on the design team for Die Cut Crazy, a digital magazine available (for free now) in the apple store! In the August '13 edition, I was featured in their Blogger spotlight, and then invited to join their design team of contributors. Here's the link to that August edition. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/die-cut-crazy-mag/id590620928?mt=8. It was a truly enjoyable experience and I had the pleasure of working with an incredibly crafty set of peers. Every magazine contained mega amounts of inspiration, so be sure to download a few today!
Thanks, for your support and well wishes on my journey to CraftDivaSuperstardom!