USA Kaye ready for a scrap
BOULDERCOMBE'S Kaye Churchill will be making her scrapbooking dream a reality when she lands in California next year for the biggest craft convention in the world.
Kaye bought Rocky shop Scrap and Scrap which she reopened as A Crafters Passion in Alma St six weeks ago and said she had been an avid scrap-booker and passionate about the craft for more than a decade.
"You're able to document a person's life in your own special way," Kaye said.
"You can preserve memories and history and you're able to tell a story."
"I get a bit carried away about it but I feel you've got to be passionate about these things to do it."
Kaye said it had always been a dream of hers to one day make it to the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Expo.
"Anyone that's in the industry just knows it's the event you've got to go to," the shop owner said.
"But because this is the first time I've actually owned a shop I've been able to go and I can't wait, I've booked into about 10 different classes over five days."
Originally from New South Wales, Kaye said she's making the most of her five days of scrapbooking fun and will be able to order the newest stock to bring back for her store.
"They bring out new stock every six months so I'll be able to order some which will be the most up to date in the industry," she said.
Craft and Hobby Association Trade Expo
World Science Fiction Society Convention
Wizard World Convention
Huna (spiritual bootcamp) World Convention
Remove interesting garment decorations from old clothes such as buttons, zipper pulls or motifs to include in your scrap booking.
Keep your scraps - small pieces of patterned paper and cardstock are the perfect size for accents and tags.
Store your scrapbook albums standing upright.