I have been teaching crafting classes for over 10 years. It is hard to believe it has been that long, but I started doing so before my great nephew Skylar was born and he is a teenager now.
In all of my years as a craft teacher I've enjoyed the teaching, but sometimes I just want to feel like the student. I want someone to sit down and show me a new way to tie a knot, or some cut little trick to make filler for gift baskets from my left over cardstock. That is why I am SO excited about a new site that I was introduced to just a few weeks ago. The site is called Paper Crafter's Library.
The Paper Crafter's Library has examples, samples, videos, handouts, projects, Q&A and so much more. The site is run by Andrea Wolford and her sister Sophie.
They post beautiful samples, along with videos to explain exactly how they did the project. My watercoloring has gotten so much better just by watching these videos.
Please take a few minutes to check it out. Membership is only $14.95 a month and it is well worth it. I have done a lot of different boot camps, stamp camps, etc. in my years as a crafter and I can tell you that this subscription is worth $100's every month.
Here is a card that we made in my class on Tuesday night.
I got the idea from the Paper Crafter's Library. I watched a video of the card being made, which helped me to help my customers who can't "randomly" stamp without a plan. It also gave me a great tip for my faux bow. I changed the colors and the sayings, but I used the measurements from the PDF file that came with the sample and the video. Class prep was EASY and the card is beautiful.
Please give it a chance. Let yourself enjoy being the student for a change.