Jacki Janse van Rensburg writes part 2 of her article on the South African Scrapbook Convention, held the weekend of September 13th and 14th. For those of us who don’t have the opportunity to attend classes by well-known scrapbook designers, it is nice to read a review, such as Jacki‘s, and see photos from scrapbook events held in other countries. For part 1, please click here and to visit Jacki’s blog, please click here.
Last weekend, 13 and 14 September, was the South African Scrapbook Convention, held annually in Johannesburg. Registration started on Friday, and on Saturday morning hundreds of excited and passionate scrapbookers from all over South Africa and some neighboring countries, sat down and got ready for 8 classes with teachers who had flown in from all over the world for this event.
(Jacki and Rachael Sholtz pictured at left)
Stacy Julian was one of the teachers, and also the keynote speaker for the gala evening. As always, she spoke straight from the heart, and no-one was left untouched. She seems to have the knack to put things in perspective, and certainly made me think about my life and scrapbooking priorities.
Kah-Mei Smith travelled 28 hours to get to Johannesburg. She represented FontWerks. Her double page layout was about stamping and ‘paper skirting’.
Margie Romney-Aslett represented Making Memories, and made 3 single pages, using some of everybody’s favorite supplies.
Jenni Bowlin presented a lovely double page layout with some of her beautiful products.
Celine Navarro played with everybody’s inner child. We were made to paint our own pattern paper. For most delegates, this was an interesting creative journey. (She even included a pizza cutter). She certainly has a unique style! (Photo at right shows some students painting in Celine’s class.)
Kelly White taught us all to make a book with some beautiful products from My Mind’s Eye.
Rachael Scholz came all the way from Australia to present 2 single pages, using Making Memories and other products.
Jennifer Straus from Around The Block Products presented a double page layout using some of their products and fun tools.
(Shown at left is a double page layout made by Jacki in Margie Romney-Aslett’s class.)
There were many give-aways and prizes, including a trip to the USA. There were also many other competitions, including a talent search that had some awesome entries, a dress-up competition, and a 3D paper sculpture competition.
Once again, we were reminded that there are many talented and passionate scrapbookers here, and we have a lot to offer the world in terms of our scrapbooking skills and ideas.
There is a lot more information on my blog, and there are more links to lots of other blogs who have also already posted about this event. Some of the teachers have also already posted about the convention, and there will be lots more stories and photos popping up on blogs all over.