Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Scrapfest Kitchener 2013!

Next Tuesday February 12, 2013 is when registration opens for Scrapfest Kitchener on April 12/13.
VIP tickets and VIP crop ticket sell fast!- Scrapfest is truly a paper crafter's happy place- so many vendors and crafters sharing the same enthusiasm for this hobby in one place.

I am thrilled to be teaching at Scrapfest Kitchener again and here is a peek at some of my classes.
Registration details and info are on Scrapfest's website.

1. "When Life gives you photos, make scrapbooks"- this workshop is all about enjoying the creative journey in doing what you love- scrapbooking the people and memories you cherish and adore.

We are going to create scrapbook pages to our hearts contents in this workshop. It will be like a scrapbooking playground - a place to play, learn, and be inspired!

The design inspiration for this workshop is my love of geometric shapes and I had fun putting a little creative spin on them into my page designs.  I like bright colours and love layering beautiful pattern papers, diecuts, and accents in just the right amounts to make your photos shine!

Yummy products we will play with are My Mind's Eye papers (thank you My Minds' Eye!) plus lots of other fabulous goodies such as chipboard shapes, felt appliques, alphabets, diecuts, and ribbons trims.  We will use some uber cool washi tape (thank you Downtown Tape!) on our pages too!

In class, we will create 3 double page layouts and I have given you bonus supplies/instructions to finish 2 more double page layouts.  Throughout the class I will share lots of ideas and ways to add pizzazz to your pages!

Click on photo for video

2. "The Magic of Disney- Mini Album"-this is a workshop dedicated to the happiest place on earth- Disney!  I had a smile on my face the entire time I was designing this class, makes me want to book another trip very soon!

The focus of this workshop will be spent making the mini album.  I created an album template using file folders.  This fabulous mini is loaded with lots of nooks and crannies that flip, flop, and lift- lots of room for happy memories.  I was very intentional in the design making sure the album pages are sized to fit a large number of good sized photos, practical to mail the mini to friends or family, the album is expandable if you like lots of dimensional embellies, and the album pages flips and fold out in many variations so that you can have fun telling your story.

In class, we will create the mini from start to finish taking our time to score, fold, and assemble the album foundation because once you master and understand how it all comes together your mind will be racing with lots of ideas!  This mini is so versatile for other celebrations such as weddings, birthdays, holidays, summer vacations...the list is endless. 

In addition to making the mini album in class, we will embellish a file folder for your Disney tickets, brochures, and ephemera which slips easily into a 12 x 12 page protector, AND we will  create an adorable 12 x 12 page featuring Ms. Minnie. Plus you will have bonus supplies/instructions to create 2 more double pagers for you to finish on your own.  As Mickey would shout out- fun , wow, awesome!

Click on photo for video

3. "Amazing Card tricks".  We will use the Scor-pal tool (thank you Scor-pal!) and My Mind's Eye papers to make some really cool cards that are like magic tricks, pull one tab, and something pops out the other end.  Open up a card and curtains slide to reveal a message.  We will also use action wobbles to shake things up!

In class we will take our time to make the moving mechanism of each card and I think you will absolutely be hooked on making these card tricks again and again!  These birthday cards will truly delight anyone so lucky to receive them, lots of smiles and giggles for sure, hope you can join in the fun!

Click on photo for video

That is all for now, thanks so much for hanging with me in this long post. Hope to see you at Scrapfest Kitchener & until then, stay safe and warm!


  1. All you classes sound amazing. I can't wait for Scrapfest.

  2. Your classes sold out so fast. I missed out. :(

  3. Your classes sold out so fast. I missed out. :(


Your comments always brighten my day!