Friday, 12 June 2015

A Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo Roundup

Hello there!

I promised I would be back to share some pics from the Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo. To those of you who don't live in Australia, Brisbane is the largest scrapping expo in the country. It's a great place to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Plus of course, we get to see some awesome new products, although I have to admit, the awesomest new products were the ones we were showcasing!

Our classroom was sponsored by Pebeo paints and we had some amazing new products! You can get them at Michelle's shop here, although you might need to wait until Michelle restocks as she sold out of heaps of things! Michelle and I were also sponsored by The Dusty Attic. I designed my own chipboards and stencil which was very exciting! They'll be available online soon.

As we were all Scrapbooking Memories Masters, Scrapbooking Memories Magazine also sponsored us. We were able to give discounted subscriptions to all class members and a few lucky ladies won subscriptions! And last but certainly not least, Tinby Designs joined in giving everyone free Metallic Melts in their kits. These were a huge hit with the students.

I taught a class each day, alongside Michelle Grant and Fiona Paltridge. We also worked with Beck Beattie. Michelle had her Studio M Designs stand there and we had a great time with her fun but hard-working army of helpers.

Each day we worked out butts off then most nights we would go out and enjoy some catching up time. Here are some highlights:

Anguree Jansen van Rensburg gets her dirty dancing on at the Turkish restaurant.

Fiona Paltridge was just missing the pink sequined bikini!

Lynn Good flew all the way from Tasmania and Anguree flew from Darwin. It's great to have such wonderful ladies in our classes.

Teaching in one of my classes.

It was great to catch up with old friends Christine West and Rosie Refalo.

The tutors went out to dinner one night. It's always so great to catch up with the news and meet a few new ladies. What a fabulous bunch of girls!

One of those wonderful women that I just clicked with the first time I met her was Tina Connolly. It was so good to see her again!

It seems to have become a tradition to get churros dipped in chocolate after our tutors' dinner. Lots of fun, even if we had to eat on the street!

Beck, Fiona and I shared a room. On the last night, after packing up, we were so exhausted we thought we'd take a selfie of us looking tired. No matter how many times we tried, we couldn't do it without cracking up laughing! We didn't think of it at the time but we still had our flouro vests on from packing up - not a good look!

So that's the expo in a few quick pics. It was an amazing mix of hard work, scrappy conversations, interesting products and fun nights. Above all though, it was a fabulous merging of people all with the same interests. It was sooo much fun!

Happy scrappin'!



  1. How FUN!! LOVING all the photos!!!!!

  2. What wonderful friendships and memories you have, thanks for sharing with us Heather, and congratulations on the chippy and stencil.

  3. LOOOOVED looking at your photos....& I have to say, you and Tina look like sisters!!! What a wonderful time you look like you've had......& it sounds WAY busy AND can't wait to see 'your' chippies!!!!

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  5. LOL Heather... Looking at these, really allowes one to relive it all over again. Such a fun night. Thank you so much for a wonderful time xxx

  6. I can see just how much fun you girls had...nothing like scrappy events ♥

  7. I bet you girls got up to some fun after dark, but gee, i reckon you worked your butts off during the day.. thanks so much Heather for your wonderful class.. I loved it and i have finished my layout.. must get a photo and put it on facebook for you to see!!

  8. it does just about sum it up, the fun the high of teaching and the exhaustion a the end

  9. fabulous pics Heather , so much fun and laughter ... good on ya all ... awesome xoxo

  10. Fabulous fun photos - looks as if you had a great time. Looove churros! ;-) Have a great rest of the week.

  11. You gals looked like you had a super, super time! There are a few familiar faces there, that I would love to meet and have a chat with! ;-)