Monday, May 25, 2015

A Few Updates...

Hello hello! Happy Memorial Day and Happy Unofficial Start to Summer (and white pants, of course!). Things have been a little sparse on my ol' blog here, so I thought I would do a big update post about what's going on.

Last week I said goodbye to the DCWV team I had been on for 2 years. My term was up and I decided not to renew this time around... I felt like my style had changed and it was time to start new adventures. I love that team and am SO grateful for all of the amazing opportunities they gave me. You can visit my Goodbye post on the DCWV blog here.

This was my final project for the DCWV team. The canvas says "it's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings."


On May 1st I started my one year term for The Crafter's Workshop Design Team! I was ecstatic when Cheryl called me to invite me on the team! I've already had two projects posted on the TCW site: my Urban Landscape journal page and my Mask your Masks Technique cards.


One week before I officially started on The Crafter's Workshop design team, I had the opportunity to attend their first ever StencilU at The Crafter's Workshop warehouse in New York. It was such an inspirational weekend where I got to learn from the best of the best: Julie Balzer, Cheryl Boglioli, Jamie Echt, and a few of the insanely talented women on the previous design team (Lynne Forsythe, Karenliz Henderson, Tami Sanders, and Keri Sallee). So now I am proud to say I am a Certified Educator for The Crafter's Workshop!!

Learning from Jamie Echt - TCW Owner

Tami Sanders giving a spot-on teaching demo!

Me, Julie Balzer, and Lynne Forsythe (my awesome roomie!!)

The whole TCW gang at Carmine's in NYC


The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge will be turning ONE YEAR OLD on June 1st!! It's so crazy to think Donna and I started this challenge blog a year ago! It has been so much more successful than either of us imagined, and we exceed 100 entries each month! I hope you stop back there in June to help us celebrate :)


I'm still goin' strong with the Unity Stamp Co design team! I have now officially been on the team for 1 year, and I'm still pinching myself! If my blog here seems a bit sparse, I'm often posting over at the Unity blog so you can always check there for more inspiration! I've also created some Quick Tip videos for Unity that you may have seen on their facebook page...

Alright that's enough from me (for now). Thanks for popping in!

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  1. That's so awesome, Rachel. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about your new adventures!

  2. You are soooo FABULOUSLY talented and the BEST roomie ever!!!

  3. Congrats on your news! Love your projects!

  4. Congrats on your new DT assignment on TCW!
    I'll look for your posts!