Monday, July 29, 2013

With just over a month to go till the event of the year, I am really getting excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are the teachers and classes that we get to look forward to............


April Foster is a lover of bullet points and capturing her family’s special moments, one scrapbook page at a time.  She stays busy as the mother of three children under the age of three and the wife to a wonderful guy who jumped head first into farm life a few years ago.  She is also realizing her entrepreneurial dream of working as the CEO of Studio Calico.

Growing from a simple idea, to a small boutique, to manufacturing products, Studio Calico is now a popular brand around the globe with sophisticated designs, versatile color palettes and unique product choices. From beautiful patterned paper and stickers, to eclectic embellishments and Mister Huey’s color mists, Studio Calico is a cut above.

In 2011, Studio Calico partnered with American Crafts to produce and distribute Studio Calico brand merchandise. All SC products continue to be designed in Studio Calico’s home state of Kentucky, with founder April Foster guiding that work.


Allison works as a Sales Manager for BasicGrey.  She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where she met her husband of 31 years.  Allison is the proud mother of three sons and one daughter.  Two of her greatest joys are her two grandchildren.  In her free time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and quilting.  She has a degree in Business Management and 25 plus years sales experience and loves working with the BasicGrey team.  
BasicGrey has become one of the leading design companies in the U.S., growing from an “in the basement” office to a mega-fulfillment house, expanding from paper to fabrics and more and winning award after award from major magazines and local venues.

Dismiss the norm… BasicGrey disregards all conventional standards of design because we love Art. Color. Beauty. We merge all three with outstanding illustration, superior pattern work and a revolutionary distressing technique that adorns every design we create. The result? Eclectic, progressive design that have rocked the industries we’ve touched since 2004.

We’ll never be basic… We wouldn’t have it any other way. We blend pure inspiration with innovation hoping our customers find significance in the uniqueness we strive for. We’re proud to be a trend-setter. We’re proud to be…Basic Grey.

Basic Grey and BasicGrey Blog



Glenda Viljoen is the owner of SA Scrapbook Convention, a premier scrapbook convention - the largest of its kind on the African continent.  SA Scrapbook Convention has grown to a twice yearly event in Johannesburg and Cape Town and had reached a standard of excellence acclaimed by delegates from all over South Africa and as far afield as South America, Australia and Europe.
She is a qualified teacher and has been passionately scrapbooking since 2004 with her work published in various local magazines and publications. She also designs adverts and artwork for various magazines and publications in the industry.

In 2010, she attended Ranger University in New Jersey, USA and is now a certified Ranger Instructor. This has enabled her to educate and inspire others in the use of inks, stains, paints and embossing products.
She was a Guest Designer for Prima Marketing inc’s magazine, ‘My Prima Place’ Vol 2 as well as for Scrap Africa in 2012. Recently she became a member of the Fancy Pants Designs 2013 Design Team.

Her contribution to the scrapbook industry in South Africa, the United States and Australia has opened doors to teachers from these countries both to showcase their work and companies’ products and so to enhance the scrapbook industry in South Africa. She is well known both locally and overseas having attended the major industries shows and events on an annual basis in order to keep South Africa on the cutting edge of new products, techniques and innovations.

Her primary goal is to take scrapbooking on a never ending journey beyond mundane, repetitious themes and content to an ever upward attainment of new and exciting layouts and new ideas.

She has a unique creative style both in her layouts and her teaching methods which makes attendance to both her classes and conventions an enjoyable, life changing experience. This is evident in the growing number of delegates who attend her convention year after year.

In closing, she has never lost sight of the purpose of scrapbooking, which is her gift to family and friends that will enable her to leave a legacy of memories.


As a small child Tracie could often be found with a paintbrush or a pair of scissors in her hand and quickly developed a passion for all things art related. Her love of art and design carried through to her adult years as she qualified as a Visual Display Artist.

Like the majority of UK Scrapbookers, Tracie started out as a cardmaker until she stumbled upon Scrapbooking in August 2005 and has been an avid scrapbooker ever since.  In 2006 Tracie was named as one of the Best of British Scrapbooker and Cardmakers, with her work since being featured in many of the UK Scrapbooking magazines as well as The Prima Ideas Book and The Pencil Lines Sketch Book. 

Tracie loves to travel and explore new countries and as an Endorsed Educator Tracie has represented companies such as BoBunny, Authentique Papers, Sassafras, Glitz Designs and Prima Marketing at various conventions across the globe.

Tracie loves to travel and explore new countries and as an Endorsed Educator Tracie has represented companies such as BoBunny, Authentique Papers, Sassafras, Glitz Designs and Prima Marketing at various conventions across the globe.

Tracie gains great satisfaction from sharing techniques and loves to create tactile projects that incorporate plenty of texture and dimension into her designs. She is particularly inspired by paper engineering and creating things from scratch. She also loves mixing patterns and colour.

2013 sees Tracie attending the SA Scrapbook Convention for the fourth time. She feels exceptionally blessed to have be invited to return to the event and is looking forward to sharing her love of Fancy Pants Designs and Tonic Studios products with the beautiful ladies of South Africa!


I love what I do. I believe that living a creative life is a daily journey for me. I constantly strive to "design" my surrounding and memories so that they will never be forgotten. If I don't tell my story, then who will? I am a designer and owner of Teresa Collins Designs who puts her heart into everything I design and create. I decorate my projects and home and sprinkle them with "meaning" along the way. As a industry leading craft designer and expert, I create and design craft and scrapbook products with timeless style and chic appeal.  I create to tell a story and make it easier to document life in an artistic way. I love to create boutique style projects to wear and to display in my home. There are NO RULES... and as I design that is my motto.  I love sharing my love of journaling, interior design, trying new crafty techniques, taking photos . . . and capturing "life" in the craft world.  

As the owner and designer of Teresa Collins Designs, I am busy designing the latest and greatest in the scrapbook industry as I travel the world sharing my knowledge. My products are found world wide in both independent and larger craft businesses. I have shared my passion for crafting and how to always put family first. A few of the places that I have been blessed to teach is/are the United States, France, Portugal, Wales, Mexico, Australia, Netherlands, the Carribean Islands, and the United Kingdom.

I can be found traveling around the world and sharing my passion and love for all things chic, creative and trend setting to share my love of crafting.  I have made television appearances on HSN, QVC, DIY Network, infomercials, and Ideal World TV. I am a regular featured guest on Channel 4's Good Things Utah. I have my own weekly online show each Monday on My Craft Channel. My work, articles and products have been published in all of the major crafting publications. I have currently authored two Teresa Collins idea books and working on my third publication in hopes to continue to share my love of living a creative lifestyle. I have my own signature product lines with Xyron, Provo Craft and the Teresa Collins Stampmaker. I host my own crafting event Inspiration Unlimited each year.

I am married to the love of my life, Tyler. We have a beautiful blended "Brady Bunch" family together. Originally from Hickory North Carolina, I now reside with my family in Utah. I am so very fortunate to LOVE what I do! 



Trisha has been an avid scrapbooker for more than 14 years and taught for at least 13 years at retail stores and conventions- big and small around the world. She has been married to her best friend Drew for 20 years and they have 2 wild but extremely handsome teenage boys who are more often then not the source of her inspiration. She resides in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where the long, cold winters provide ample opportunity to scrapbook in her studio at home.

She feels so extremely blessed to be able to combine her love for travel with her passion for paper crafting and teaching. She has had the privilege of teaching numerous classes coast to coast in both Canada and the United States as well as the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Norway, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She has had the good fortune to teach on board 3 different cruises to date and looks forward to seeing where she will get to explore next in this wonderful journey called life. Being able to share her scrapbooking addiction with paper crafters everywhere is something she is so very thankful for.

She is an independent designer and instructor but feels honoured to be able to work sharing her love for many of the hottest companies in the scrapbooking industry and their products through her classes.  Over the past few years, Trisha has had the pleasure of teaching many  classes as an Endorsed Educator and or Design team Member for companies such as Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp, Authentique, Corednations, Vintaj, Bazzill,  My Mind's Eye, Teresa Collins Designs, Tattered Angels, 7 Gypsies, Prima, Sizzix and Graphic 45... just to name a few! She also currently designs as a Contributing Writer for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.

She loves to create projects that are very detail oriented and incorporates texture and dimension wherever possible. She loves to add little surprises that make you wonder why you didn't think of that. You will not find a "flat" project anywhere in her portfolio. The best part of it all is that she takes pride in her abilities as a teacher and shows her students that by breaking down even the most complex of projects into simplified steps, all projects can be accomplished by any level of paper crafter.
For more information regarding her upcoming classes scheduled around the world on her Artsy Adventure Tour, or on how you can purchase class kits from other classes, please check out her blog at

As you can see, the people that will be teaching us are amazing and Glenda's event always has awesome products, giveaways and is just a WONDERFUL two days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot wait........................... 

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