Speaking of CKU, I wanted to add that we’ve got great a really fantastic staff behind these events and I really appreciate what they do to pull it all off. When you think about how much coordination goes on between sponsors & thousands of products & student registration & prizes … they are awesome. And cool teachers too. I love seeing everybody at CKU. Just to mention a few that I have pictures of …
[ Carrie Owens (left) and Jessica Sprague ]
Both super talented and lovely people, and great examples in many ways. I love how Carrie’s “big-scale” scrapbooking style is so striking & dramatic & clean. Totally inspires me. And Jessica helps people branch out & reach into the digital scene. She’s so fantastic at helping scrapbookers go hybrid. One day she may even push me to the digital side. : )
[ C.D. Mucowsky (left) and Britney Mellen ]
C.D. is the CK Scrapbooker of the Year and Britney is the newly appointed Creative Editor for Creating Keepsakes magazine. Both darling as can be. Wish they were my neighbors. C.D. and I had a fun conversation about how different our scrapbook styles are (she’s more “free-spirited” and I’m more “orderly”) and how great that is about this hobby … that everyone finds their place, their style … but there’s always room to play and try different things. Britney is going to be SO great in her new role as the “face of CK”. She is a long-time scrapbooker & has added so much to the CK family for quite a while.
[ Candice Stringham (left), Ali Edwards (crazy in the middle), and Ana Cabrera ]
Great, great girls. The talent keeps oozing out of people! I honestly wish I could capture the way Candice captures with her camera. Such a gift. Ali is a magnet for attention. She has this really fun blend of goofy & sentimental going on in her soul. I love her. And Ana – my new friend – is super adorable and, from what I hear, did great with her classes this weekend. I would love to sit in on one of her classes some day!
Next stop for CKU: Nashville in August. If you want more information about attending, click here and look at “Events”.