WOW… what a weekend!

Nov 6, 2007

This past week­end I had the plea­sure of going to San Anto­nio to attend a Fiskars Fisk-a-teers Craft­ing Ambas­sadors event. I have nev­er attend­ed such a well orga­nized, fun filled, action packed train­ing ses­sion. Brains on Fire orga­nized a week­end I will nev­er for­get. I got to take class­es giv­en by lead Fisk-a-teers Hol­ly, Stephe­nie and Cheryl as well as Hei­di Grace of Hei­di Grace Designs (total­ly adorable and the fun­ni­est sto­ry­teller ever one minute she had us laugh­ing the next she had us grab­bing Kleenex) and Nan­cy with Cloud 9 Design taught an adorable cal­en­dar class using many of her great paper lines . Each class was filled with loads of incred­i­ble Fiskars prod­ucts. We were taught how to use each one and then got to keep every­thing after we fin­ished the adorable project they had for us to cre­ate .

My room­mate was Pat­ti Church Fiska­teer #377. Talk about a per­fect match. I was real­ly wor­ried about not know­ing who my room­mate was going to be, because I am pret­ty shy in set­tings like that but Pat­ti was per­fect. We clicked the sec­ond we met and laughed so much by the end of each day my face hurt. She is so FUNNY and will always be a great friend. We were lucky enough to get to attend every class togeth­er and thank good­ness I had her to keep me on track. With so much going on it was extreme­ly hard for me to stay focused. I have nev­er cut so many pieces of paper wrong in my life or got­ten lost in the direc­tions that were explained so eas­i­ly a kinder­garten stu­dent could have fig­ured it out. Thank­ful­ly I had “Per­fect Pat­ti” as my keep­er. She was the best and I wish she lived clos­er because I real­ly miss her.

I got to FINALLY meet Jane Hasty Fiska­teer #329. I have so want­ed to meet her and each time the pos­si­bil­i­ty came up some­thing hap­pened. Jane is an incred­i­ble pho­tog­ra­ph­er. You real­ly need to check out her blog. It was so fun to get to know her room­mate Kim­ber­ly Brock Fiska­teer #1044. Talk about always look­ing like a “Rodeo Queen” she always looked so dang cute wear­ing her Fiska­teer hat. Gretchen Schmidt Fiska­teer #51 also sat at our table. I have chat­ted back and forth with her for so long and it was great to final­ly get to meet her. Gosh the list of peo­ple I met could go on and on. It is great to be a part of the so called “Fab­u­lous Fifty”. Bonds were formed this week­end that I know will last a life­time. It over­whelms me when I think about being a part of this group.

Now my next task is to train 20 peo­ple that want to become Fiskars Demon­stra­tors in the DFW area. If you are inter­est­ed in teach­ing and want to become a Fiska­teer Ambas­sador look for one of the “Fab­u­lous Fifty” in your area. If you made it this far in my post I feel it only right to offer a RAK. Just leave a com­ment about your favorite Fiskars prod­uct and I will place your name into a draw­ing for a Stamp Press.

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