Saturday, March 1, 2008
I had the pleasure of finally taking a class to become a Certified Fiskars Demonstrator from Stephanie Ackerman and Anita Takemoto this week. I had been wanting to do this for awhile, and I'm glad I finally did. These gals are loads of fun, and the training is great. I have been a Fiskateers for ....hmmm....like 18 months. That is about the time Jessica and I first met Cheryl Waters, our local lead Fiskateer. At that time we ranked in the low 700's (I'm Fiskateer # 734), and now the new gals are in the 3,000's - so the ranks have really grown.
The training is very hands on, and is an opportunity to learn how to use and play with a variety of Fiskars tools. From all the various trimmers, to the Ultra Shape Express, and embossing templates (which I have never played with). The various border punches (including the elusive circle border punch) were fun to play with, and it was a good thing there was plenty of Heidi Grace paper to fiddle with.
Ok, so I am official now. Let's hear a big "ooooohhhhhhhh" and "ahhhhhhhhhh"!! LOL! Besides that excitement, I can now lay claim to acquiring two new scrappy friends. I can't wait to spend more time with the Crafty Wahine and "Game Show Announcer Wannabe" Stephanie.
BTW, Stephanie's latest issue of HOME & HEART should be on newsstands at any moment. This is the magazine formerly known as Homegrown Hospitality which launched late last summer - published by CK Media. Can't wait to see it! Yeah Stephanie!