Remember a week or so ago I told I took a step outside my comfort zone and submitted an application for a Guest Designer position?  Well guess what?  They picked me!!

I couldn’t believe it when I got the email.  I could hardly sit still all day and then I had to wait to tell and now the day is finally here and I can tell everyone!

I have been selected as a Guest Designer for the Create With Connie & Julie team!  I’m so excited!  I’ll be participating in weekly challenges with them and creating some class projects during the 9 week class (a preview week plus 8 weeks of class).  The Team Members are Connie Babbert, Julie Dinn, Mary Brown, Kerin Sylvester, and me – click here to MEET THE TEAM.  I hope you will join us as we create some wonderful projects for this class.  Keep reading for more on the Create With Connie & Julie Occasions Edition class and how to join.

Each week we will focus on a different collection of products that can be found in the Occasions Mini Catalog or Sale-A-Bration brochure. Our goal is to show you some new and unique ways to use Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous products. Every day there will be a new project posted and each week there will be at least two tutorials available for you to download. Our exclusive projects will include cards, scrapbook pages and 3D items, the quick and easy ones and the more complex larger projects.

For our Early Bird and Preview Week (January 3 – 9, 2010), we will be focusing on the I (Heart) Hearts stamp set, The I (Love) Love Wheel and the new Pretty in Pink and Real Red Corduroy Buttons. During this time period, the site will be open to everyone, but starting on Sunday, January 10, only those that have registered will have access to the site.  Click here to see some PREVIEW Samples on the Create with Connie & Julie site!

Each week we will also issue a Create with Connie & Julie Creative Challenge. The top two winners each week will receive one of the products featured!  Our Creative Challenges will be posted early Saturday morning, the winners will be announced the following Friday night. Although the Challenge posts will be shared on our personal blogs, only those registered for the site will be eligible to win the Creative Challenge.

Head on over to the Create with Connie & Julie blog and register.  Early Bird Pricing is available through January 3rd.

We are so excited to share our creativity with you and we hope you will join us for our Occasions Edition of Create with Connie and Julie!