Thursday, March 4, 2010

Certification Updates

Time for a quick update on Certification classes. We have some great events coming up in the next couple months, so plan ahead and attend a class, or retake a class to get the new manual*.

If you have hesitated over taking a certification class, there has never been a better time than right now!

• Coupons: This year, each store that attends a certification class get a page of coupons from many different manufacturers. These are good for wholesale orders only, and you can easily make back the cost of the class by taking advantage of these special deals. Valid ONLY for stores who take a Certification class.

• New Manuals: Even if you have taken the class before you may consider retaking the class. Retaking only costs $40, and you'll get a new manual to help you remember everything you forgot.

• New Instructors: It helps to take the class from a different instructor the second time, so you can see techniques in new ways. Each teacher brings their own flair and strengths to the program, so come a second time and ask all the questions you wish you could have asked the first time.

Applications are now available for the following locations:

March 6th, Des Moines, IA Taught by Lori Craig and Sharon Harnist Open to Public
March 7th, Memphis TN, Taught by Sally Lynn FULL
March 21, Long Island, NY Taught by Sally Lynn Open to Public
March 28th, Columbus, OH Taught by Sally Lynn Open to Stores & Designers
March 28, Portland, OR Taught by Marianne Walker, and Jennie Black Open to Stores & Designers

April, 18 Calgary, AB Taught by Sherrie Siemens Almost Full! Open to Stores & Designers
April 11th, St. Louis MO, Taught by Sally Lynn Open to Stores & Designers
April 19th, Ft. Lauderdale FL Taught by Colleen Schaan Open to Stores & Designers
April 19th, Phoenix AZ Taught By Jennie Black, assisted by Marianne, Almost Full! Note- if this session fills we will add a second class on April 20th.

May 2nd, Ottawa, Canada, Taught by Sally Lynn Open to Stores & Designers

Applications have NOT gone out yet for the following locations:

May 16th, Concord (Charlotte area), NC Taught by Sally Lynn
May 23, Anchorage, AK Taught by Sherrie Siemens
May 23, Charleston, WV Taught by Sally Lynn
May 30th, Vancouver, BC Taught by Sherrie Siemens
May, TBA Central Michigan, Taught by Debbie Olson
May, TBA Las Vegas, NV Taught by Jennie Black
May, TBA Salt Lake, UT Taught by Jennie Black

*The new manual is still at the editors, so please be patient! We are printing only as many as we need for each class right now, so if you can't wait any longer, just retake a local class and you can get the manual now, rather than waiting for the final, wire-bound manual that we will eventually have back.


Karrie Baker said...

How do I go about getting an application for the Phoenix class? Any help would be appreciated. THANKS!

charlene said...

I sure hope you schedule another class for just the crafters in PHX please !

Shawninaz said...

The post doesn't say if it's open to the public but you can send an e-mail to find out.

skyviewstamper said...

I want to take the St.Louis class - when will we know if and when it goes open to the public?

MaryAnn Grove said...

I would like to sign up for the Phoenix class. my e-mail address is Plase send any information. thanks MaryAnn Grove

Nora said...

Thanks for the updated info, Marianne! Can't wait to find out the date you set for Salt Lake...

Rose Curtis said...

I would love to see some classes in California... around Monrovia!

Carly said...

I see the NY class is open to the public. I would love to sign up, how would I do that?

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Anonymous said...

I took your class in Sarasota the first week of january and I'm wondering when I can expect the new manual to arrive. Thank you.

mE said...

Ahhhhh.... I can't WAIT for a Salt Lake City class!! I've been dying to get to a Copics class!

INky Smiles!
Erin Grotegut

Missy said...

How do I get an application for the class in Phoenix? I have been waiting along time for you to offer a class closer. Thanks

Anonymous said...

the class in "central Michigan" do you mean a place hasn't been chosen yet or literally Central Michigan? I would love to take a class! I am on the lake Mi lakeshore.

sanjeet said...

I sure hope you schedule another class for just the crafters in PHX please !
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