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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Next Chapter...This is really becoming quite the treatise!

Hello, Everyone! Here's the scoop. As you know, it's been quite the summer. Many changes, new adventures. I've been so thrilled this spring and summer to have been given the opportunity to work with companies such as Clearsnap, Amate Studios, Hampton Art, Teresa Collins Designs as well as Streuter. It was fun to teach and demo CHA Summer in July. Next chapter...

I've been offered a wonderful position
with A.C. Moore as their new Director of Education. Day One is now under my belt with Day Two starting with my new schedule of waking up at 6:00 a.m., driving 1-1/2 hours to Berlin, NJ with the reverse trip at the end of the day. This'll be going on until I get my house emptied out and sold. If anyone wants to check out my stamp stash, let me know. I've already shared it with the local stamp club and I'd be willing to offer up my garage for picking at reasonable prices again!

You have to realize that this was my grandparents' house; they purchased and moved into this house in or around 1951, so, in addition to all of my "stuff", there's 50+ years of more "stuff" still in this house...yikes!

Next chapter...this blog will be evolving as my life is...I will be making this more "A.C. Moore-centric" as that's what my focus is going to be. I will not be teaching anymore---too much to do (!!!) but will be looking for teachers in all areas of crafts to consider teaching at one of the 130+ stores up and down the Eastern Seaboard. I truly believe that if new crafters are invited to try out new crafts with a good curriculum and great teachers, they will want to learn more, which will also lead them to the independents. Each will help support the other, all keeping us busy!
I can't thank everyone that has been by my side through the last few months. You know who you are and where you stand in my book! Big Hugs to you!

I welcome you to follow me on the next leg of my excursion!

Inky Hugs,
Robin

39 comments:

Margie H said...

WOW, Robin!
You will definitely be quite BUSY! ACM is lucky to have you with all your experience and vast knowledge! Watch out other big craft chains! MANY good wishes to you on this adventure! xoxoxo

Kriss said...

FANTASTIC! What a wonderful career opportunity and you are the perfect person for it. I love ACM...ever since my husband took me to my first one in Moorestown, NJ. I'm so happy for you...and ACM. Best wishes!

Kathi said...

Wow! This is great news for AC Moore, their customers, and those teachers (like myself) who teach in the stores.

Good luck with your new endeavor, though honestly, I think AC Moore and their customers are the lucky ones!

Jenna Franklin said...

That's amazing news! I've been eyeing their purchasing job opening but just can't bring myself to move to the east coast. I'm sure you'll do wonders for them!!!

Carmi said...

Congratulations!
I don't have them in Canada...but I will definately visit one next time I am stateside!
Carmi

Evelyn A said...

Congratulations, Robin! I've never even seen an AC Moore store (I'm a West Coaster), but I know they are fortunate to have you and your skills.

Lynda said...

Congratulations!! Sounds like a new and exciting Life awaits. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

All the best!

Sharon said...

Congratulations!! Windows close, doors open, great things are worth waiting for .... you know all the cliches! So happy for you and AC Moore!

Evelyn (ehoward@si.rr.com) said...

Congratulations! Wishing you much success!

ontiveros said...

Big hugs and congratulations Robin!!! I'm so glad you have landed in a place that works for you! Can't wait to see what you develop with/for them.
Rinda

claudine hellmuth said...

super amazing congrats!!! well deserved!!! I just got done moving too, so I know how that goes!
YAY!!

Robyn said...

Robin
Congratulations! Lets talk about instructors.....we have the best ACM about 10 miles from my home! What an excellent postition for you! How fortunate for ACMoore!

dime store daze said...

Robin,
I'm so happy for you .. congratulations on the new and hopefully better chapter in your life.
we have ACM about 10 miles from my house.. best wishes.
xo
Terri

Suze said...

Mazel Tov (I'm gonna guess you know what that means !)
They're lucky to get you and your vast product knowledge. All the best Robin. I'm sure we'll still get to see you at CHA.

Debby said...

Can you imagine how excited I am about your position at AC Moores. I demo and teach at Moores in Columbia, SC...scrapbooking is the hardest class for us to fill. I hope you have some creative ideas for us.

And congratulations!!

Teresa said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Paper Patti said...

What great news! Congrats!

Sudie said...

so wonderful! congrats to AC Moores for landing you! Best wishes!

Rachel said...

Huge congrats. I made a big career change a year ago: it was exciting and terrifying! Still, I've never been happier, and I hope the same is true for you.

Now, about you looking for teachers...!

Good luck and have fun!

Mona Lisa said...

Ms Robin. Rock on with your bad self! You know how immensley proud I am of you. My congrats are as deep as the ocean. *mwah*

Priscilla said...

This is great news, Robin. I hope AC Moore realizes what a *gem* they have in you.

On the other hand, the thought that you have to sell the family home is heartbreaking. Can't ACM just give you your own jet or something?

josie said...

Congratulations!!! They are lucky to have you on board. You are one talented lady. To bad I don't live on the East Coast. Best, Josie

Margot Potter said...

Robin Beam is the coolest craftiest chick this side of...anywhere!

YAY ROBIN!

Inky and I are cheering you on. I'll be doing a special appearance at the AC in Middleton October 18th! I hope you can join me for the fun!

xoxo
Beady

Tammy said...

Wow! That is so great, Robin!! You totally deserve it too.

Kim Cavender said...

Dear Robin,
I am so happy for you! I know that someone with your talent, abilities, and dedication will be much appreciated at AC Moore. I've really enjoyed looking at all your new things. I LOVE your cuff bracelets. That foil is too cool! I hope to see you sometime soon. I don't really get to CHA anymore but I'm hoping I'll get a chance to come to NJ and shop in your garage LOL! Much love to you!

Absolutely Everything said...

Robin...so great to hear about yur new spot...you will take the whole company by storm...they don't know how lucky they are...stay in touch
Kate

gailgreen said...

Wow...your cats have taught you well. Like how to land on your feet! I'm glad you've found your next big adventure with A.C. Moore. Too bad there aren't any in the Chicagoland area but...maybe one day... Good luck-especially the getting up at 6 am and commuting part!

Gail Green
www.sweetpetatoes.com
www.gailgreen.net
Visit my blog at www.gailgreen.blogspot.com

a.k.a. Craft Diva said...

Great for you Robin!
They are fortunate to have you! In Danvers, MA, they just opened a Michaels right across the street from our local ACM, and i've heard they've lost 40% of their business! Our Danvers store is filthy dirty and don't offer much as far as classes.....i hope you can change that. I'd be willing to hop in there and earn some xtra cash!
Please keep us all posted, and i wish you the best in your new adventures!
xo
Melanie
aka The Craft Diva

Anonymous said...

Robin, you rock they dont know how lucky they are to have such a talent. I still expect to see you at CHA dont be letting the uk inking goddess down. YIpppppppeeeeeeeeeeeee for you, im so very proud of you. You know how much i love you.....xxx

Anonymous said...

Robin, congratulations on your new appointment! They are very fortunate to have you aboard, and all the experience and knowledge you bring with you. Cheers and all the best!
Lisa Mitchell
(Barcelona, Spain)

Brenda Pinnick said...

A big congratulations Robin!!! So glad they found you, you'll bring a terrific amount of talent and knowledge to the job and they're lucky to have you!
How cool to be moving into a family home!

Tami Bayer said...

Congrats on your new venture. I sure wish I lived closer. No ACM on the west coast. They are so very lucky to have you on their team.

tanya said...

hi robin! what a great thing for you! i'm so pleased for you!
i would have loved to have seen you at Ranger in October though!!!! i'm in for the Ranger U.

i wish you all the luck!

tanya

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Congrats! ACM just came to our area of SW FL, so I hope to see some great stuff now that you are there!

michelle renee bernard said...

congr"A.C."ulations Robin! Sounds like a perfect fit.

Cash Wall Browning-Smith said...

Yeah Robin - you're moving up in the world! All those stores...ACM will never be the same. YEAH! We're so proud of you!

Chris said...

Congratulations on your new position. Would love to see you at Memories Expo in the spring.

Michelle McGee said...

Great news... do good, and be good.

Anonymous said...

ACM is incredibly fortunate to have your on their team! We know you will have a huge impact.

Cheers!

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