Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'm back...He vuelto

Hi everyone!
Wow, it's been a while since I posted here on the blog, sorry about that. Last week I was really busy with some orders, that I will be sharing with you later this week. Apart from that I had to get everything ready for my first cardmaking workshop!!! It was so exciting!!
As I've already mentioned before, cardmaking is not big here, so I've never been to a class, cause there aren't any. Lately scrapbooking is taking off and there are some classes here and there. So a friend asked me if I would like to give a class, and I thought that it was a great idea! Everything I've learned about this hobby has been on the internet, with youtube tutorials or by taking the amazing Online Card Classes. So I made a couple of projects for the class, trying a couple of techniques, but not using many products, because some of the girls that were coming to the class had never heard of "cardmaking". It is more difficult than I thought, to give one of this classes without everybody having a trimmer, but I think they all had a good time and they seemed to really enjoy it and want to learn more (so maybe there are more workshops on my future!).
Here are the projects I showed in class:

Hola!
Vaya, llevo un tiempo sin poner nada en el blog, asi que ya siento tenerlo abandonado. La semana pasada estuve muy ocupada con algunos encargos que compartire en el blog a lo largo de esta semana. Ademas de esto, tenia que preparar todo para mi primer taller de tarjeteria!!! Que emocionante!!!
Como ya he mencionado antes en el blog, tarjeteria no tiene muchos seguidores por estos lares, asi que nunca he podido asistir a una clase, porque no hay ninguna. Ultimamente se ve un poco mas de scrapbooking y hay clases en algunos sitios. Asi que cuando una amiga me pregunto si me gustaria hacer un taller, pense que era una idea genial! Todo lo que he aprendido sobre este hobby ha sido a traves de internet, con tutoriales en Youtube o con las clases de Online Card Classes. Asi que prepare un par de proyectos para la clase, utilizando un par de tecnicas, pero sin utilizar muchos productos de golpe, porque algunas de las chicas que venian al taller, no conocian mucho de tarjeteria. 
Es mas complicado de lo que yo pensaba dar una de estas clases sin que la gente tenga aunque sea su propia cizalla, pero bueno, creo que todas pasaron un buen rato, lo disfrutaron y quieren aprender mas (¡asi que a lo mejor hay mas talleres en mi futuro!).
Aqui estan los projectos que prepare para la clase:
We started with a spinner card. I just wanted to show them that they can make a card just using scissors, paper and a few punches. This card took longer than I anticipated, but this was a learning expirience for me too. Next we made a little box:

Empezamos con una tarjeta "giratoria", el sol gira al moverse por el carril de la tarjeta. Queria enseñarles que es sencillo hacer una tarjeta con poco producto, unas tijeras, papeles y algun troquel. Esta tarjeta llevo mas tiempo del que tenia anticipado, pero a fin de cuentas esto tambien era una experiencia nueva para mi de la que tenia que aprender. Lo siguiente que hicimos fue una pequeña caja:
Showed them how to make the box using Michelle's tutorial over at A Blog Named Hero. Then we used lots of distress inks and they had a go at the Cuttlebug and the Big Shot.
And this was meant to be project number 3:

Les enseñe como hacer la caja utilizando el tutorial de Michelle en A Blog Named Hero hace un par de meses. Despues utilizamos las tintas distress y probaron los troqueles con la Cuttlebug y la Big Shot.
Y esta ultima, iba a ser el proyecto numero 3:
I wanted them to have a go at embossing, cause that is the best thing about cardmaking right? But we run out of time, so I showed them really quick how it works and how you can emboss resist to color an image. 
Now I know that next time I should start with embossing so they can all try it.
All in all, I think the class was good but I would love to hear any helpful tips you might have in the comments.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Queria que probaran el "embossing", porque es lo mejorcito de la tarjeteria, verdad? Pero se nos acabo el tiempo, asi que les hice una rapida demostracion de como funciona, y de como coloreas una imagen utilizando la tecnica del resistido con "embossing".
Ahora se que la proxima vez deberia empezar por el "embossing" y asi pueden probarlo todas. Con todo esto, creo que la clase estuvo bien pero me encantaria recibir cualquier tipo de sugerencia que pueda ayudarme para la siguiente, asi que dejamelo en los comentarios.
Gracias por pasarte por aqui!!

5 comments:

  1. Good for you! Gorgeous samples too. I've never taught a class before so I don't have any tips but I can cheer you on!

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  2. These class projects are beautiful!! I think those ladies had a blast!! How fun!!
    I'm a teacher...but I never taught a "crafty" class! Good luck with your next class!!
    Keep up the good work!! ;)

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  3. Absolutely FABULOUS!!! I think you chose great projects for your class. So excited for you. I am sure you will be doing more. Email me and I can give you a few ideas that I have done in the past when people didn't have all the supplies...like a trimmer. Big hugs!!!! you are AMAZING! xoxo

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  4. gracias CRIS fue increíble lo pasamos muy bien todas y por fin el scrap lo he podido compartir con mas gente.

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  5. Great projects, a bit of everything! That must be super exciting and fun, congrats!! :)

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