busy teaching…


well it’s been a crazy couple of weekends teaching for us, so i wanted to update the blog and share a few highlights with you.  last weekend i was lucky enough to be asked to teach at the simon says stamp CREATE event.  myself along with several other talented designers taught a jam packed weekend of creativity to 100 students that included a variety of projects from cards to collage panels and a configuration book.  heidi and team simon worked tirelessly to make sure everything went perfectly (thank you so much), and the students were such fun to spend the weekend with.  thanks again to everyone who took part in the first CREATE – it was a blast…

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this weekend we just wrapped up teaching at scrapper’s playground in long island – a store that has been on my teaching waiting list for seven years (blows my mind).  we landed at JFK in new york thursday and were picked up by sue (the store owner), lynnmarie and renee for a trip into the city to go and see “wicked”.  it was my 9th time, mario’s 8th time, sue and lynnmarie’s 2nd time, and renee’s first time seeing the show – needless to say we all loved it (and i can’t wait for #10)…


we then headed to long island for an early start on friday to get set up and teach the first class.  i was lucky enough to teach in the most awesome classroom space where each student had their own desk area and comfy office chair to enjoy their class – lucky students!!!

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i taught 5 different groups of 28 students on friday, saturday, and sunday as 140 students took part in my collections folio workshop throughout the weekend.  they explored their creativity in new ways, and were encouraged to embrace imperfection, and best of all were excited to do so.  i can’t express how genuinely thankful i am, and how wonderful all of the students were by allowing themselves to let their creative expectations go and simply enjoy the journey…

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so congrats to scrapper’s playground on their 7th year anniversary, and thanks again to everyone including sue, her mom & dad, and her amazing staff who were all part of making scrapper’s playground such a wonderful store to visit…..t!m


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114 Comments to “busy teaching…”

  1. durandconnie says:

    Sure wish I could take a class from you. Looks like a lot of fun. I have stamps up the kazoo but am not the best at ‘coloring’ them. 🙁 Thank you for your inspiration and products.

  2. What a great turn out. Looks like you all had lots of fun!

  3. Glen Henley says:

    I had an amazing time learning from Tim and being with others who share my passion. I am so lucky that I got in at all. I never thought I would, hopefully next time it will be to get Ranger certified!

  4. Chelle K says:

    One day I will be able to take a class with you.

  5. di says:

    looks like so much.

  6. Lilia lao says:

    Love Tim Holtz and his dynamic creativity that makes crafting enjoyable and inspiring

  7. I bet all of your students are still on a high of excitement after being in one of your classes & I’m glad that you had a wonderful time too.

  8. Kathy Gielow says:

    Your blog post made me smile. From beginning to end! You are the absolute best example of enjoying the journey. Thank you for sharing that journey with us!

  9. Ruby C says:

    Lucky Students Indeed! You guys rock!

  10. corinna says:

    and a good time was had by all, it looks like massive fun, take care, corinna

  11. Carole Cunningham says:

    Had a great time in class with Tim & Mario on Sunday! Crafting with Tim is quite an experience! The Ladies at Scrappers Playground are wonderful !! A special thanks to Sue – Happy 7th Anniversary !!

  12. Bonnie Eng says:

    That looks so great – I am envious!

  13. Good times! Sounds like a blast for all, and those photos– with the huge smiles– really say it all! Keep doin’ what you’re doin’– you’re a constant source of joy for a lot of people. 🙂

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