Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Q & A with teacher MICHELLE (Did you know....)

Here's your chance to get to know
the amazing... the wonderful...
(QQ teacher & Private Reserve teacher extraordinaire)

Q & A with QQ Teacher - Michelle

Before we get started, you should know that this was my idea and not hers. She is not into self-promotion, but I thought you would all enjoy the inside scoop ;) (*wink,wink ~Lisa) PS - my very first scrapbooking class was a Quick Quotes one taught by Michelle. I brought a snack and a drink with me to relax and enjoy myself, but boy did she keep me busy. I didn't even have a second to touch my food - lol. Now we're great friends and I am also teaching for QQ too! :)

Q: How long have you been with QQ?
A: I've been teaching with them for 6 years. I was in the right place at the right time and the rest is history. I love being able to travel the country and meet other people who love paper crafting as much as I do!

Q: Do you have a favorite teaching moment or funny story?

A:This is a hard question to answer because there are many favorites, and also many funny moments. I do remember teaching in Nashville one time at a CKC and I had back to back classes with little to no breaks in between and had to use the restroom (which was right outside of my room). So as I was teaching a class once, I gave instructions (which I typically repeat multiple times), repeated them and ran to the restroom and came back super quick like I had never been gone and repeated the instructions again. No one even knew, except one student who couldn't stop laughing the rest of the class period.


Q: What is your favorite QQ paper line & embellishment?

A: Another tough question to answer...I am a huge fan of the "Live Out Loud" paper line and embellishments. However, with this recent release of papers, The Savvy Davvy line might take the number one spot. Of course I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the "My Michelle" Line. The Powderpuff Chalk Inks are my favorite type of ink to use. The new Limeade is a great color, and happens to match all of my favorite paper lines!


Q: What current scrapbooking trend(s) excite you? Any new techniques you've been trying lately?

A: That is a hard question for me as I tend to be a simple scrapper but I love the nature elements that have become available in recent months. I really think that dimensional pages and pages with lots of elements on them are beautiful and I have been inspired by the members of the Quick Quotes design team to give it a go! I have been experimenting with Twinkling H2O's and Radiant Rain from Creative Imaginations. We use these items during our Private Reserve events and it has been fun adding glimmer to projects.


Q: Storage is an issue for many scrapbooker. How do you store your vellum? What about the famous QQ ink pads - how do you store those? Any other storage ideas to share?

A: Storage is an issue for me as well. I am currently in the market for a "ScrapRoom REDO" and I have been thinking about some of the ways I would like to store things. I currently have a pegboard along one wall and it is working well for many things. I store Vellum in an accordion type file folder (However, The Itty Bitty Quotes I just leave in the case they come in). I have two sets of the PowderPuff Ink Pads and one is kept in the box it came in so that I can bring it to crops with me and the second set is always out on my work area so that I can easily choose one to work with.


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Unknown said...

You also were my first scrapbook class instructor at CKC in St. Louis. Are you as uber-organized as you seem in the classes you teach and what is your method (do the project yourself, then teach, or just teach from the tutorial)?

Anonymous said...

@PaperJewels thank you for thinking I am uber organized! I am very organized in the classroom when I teach, but not so much in my everyday life. I typically don't design what I teach so I usually put the project together first and then I am ready to teach. We usually have a large Pilot class in Washington Before the Show season which allows us to practice the classes. Thanks for visiting the blog!

Anonymous said...

May I suggest an organizing system for your personal use...from the 'Scrapbox." I bought paper towers. They are great and can store anything flat, such as, paper, vellum, kits, and even the bulk items, such as, flowers, inks, stickes, adhesive, stamps and so forth. The compartments make that easy and the clear zipper bags that hang inside the tower do also. have fun!!!