One of the best things that has come from working on the team is "meeting" the other members. No, unfortunately, I haven't been able to meet them in person, but I feel I've gotten to know them a bit and have really enjoyed seeing their posts and chatting with them about using clay. One of the members started a Facebook group: Creative Paperclay® Q&A so if you're on Facebook and have a question about Creative Paperclay® products, that's a great place to ask.
Another big bonus of my time on the team is that I have gone beyond my comfort zone with my usual clay (and I still love, love, love it!) and have become more familiar with the company's other product, Delight™ Air Dry modeling compound. I've had so much fun trying to come up with different ways to use these two materials, and learning so much along the way!
I also realized, in signing the new contract, that I think I have been remiss in posting my projects here with links - So, here are the projects I've created for the Design Team - I hope you enjoy them! Complete instructions & patterns are on the Creative Paperclay® blog, so I've added the links directly to the project. I'm looking forward to sharing more projects and soaking up knowledge from the wonderfully creative people on the team.
|January Project - Inspiration Mobile|
|January Tip - "DO Try This at Home!"|
keeping track of ideas and experiments - see tip
|February Project - Conversation Hearts|
photo holder How-to
|February Tip - Saving Clay|
|March Project - Crayon Art Jewelry|
|March Tip - Building a Mold Collection|
|April Project - Garden Gear Upcycle Hanger|
|April Tip - Free Craft Supplies|
|May Project - Fairy Lanterns|
|May tip - Work boards & Drying Panels|
|June Project - Mermaid Balance Toy|
|June tip - Make Your Own Tools|
and now I've caught up with my first six months on the Design Team, and I'm all "fired up" for the next six and beyond!