Workshop in Prague Recap

Sunday, April 9, 2017

On Saturday March 25th I taught a mini album and layout workshop to a bunch of lovely ladies in the lovely city of Prague for Papero Amo! Anna typed up a very nice summary of the workshop and I have taken several of the photos from her post: Now I want to write a version from my point of view :) But first, one of the layouts I taught:
BRIGHT SIDE by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: I combined lots of my favorite techniques on this layout: fussy cutting, FLOWERS, and hand stitching!
JOURNALING SAYS: You do so much for me every single day, you really are my better half! I love the life we've made together and eternity simply isn't long enough!
HOW TO: With a pencil draw an "X" over a white cardstock background, leaving an inch or two at the corners, and then cover it with washi strips. Back stitch over the washi strips using white thread. Fussy cut flowers then adhere them along with die cuts and stickers to the left and right sections. Layer a photo and die cuts in the center then journal below. Fill in empty spaces with stamping.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, washi tape, die cuts, stickers, stamps: Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Ink: Studio Calico; Thread: DMC

Now for the recap! I woke up early Saturday morning and headed out before the sun was up. The sky was the most beautiful shade of blue/pink/red.
 Germany at its finest.
30 ladies from across the Czech Republic and even all the way from Moscow Russia came to scrap together!
 In the morning we made an exploding box mini album - I blogged about this previously and you can find instructions and a YouTube video for it here: 

It was so fun to see how each participant made her box a different theme and used embellishments in unique ways!

During the lunch break I perused the pop-up shop.
 I looooooove seeing and touching scrapbooking supplies in real life!

 Lunch was prepared in the front space of the multi-purpose workroom which is a quaint cafe. I don't even know what this is but it was goooooood!
I also got a refreshing berry drink from the front room cafe that I was able to make last all day long.
 Inner courtyard.
 After lunch we made two layouts. The first I described at the beginning. I loved seeing everyone's variations!

And then we wrapped up class with this layout:
SWEET ZOE JEAN by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: I love using the papers with all the squares of small patterns for teaching workshops! This one features Paper 24.
JOURNALING SAYS: You are such a sweet little girl! I wish I could have snuggled you as a baby! You'll just have to have some brothers & sisters :) Can't wait to meet you IRL!
HOW TO: Hand cut hearts from Paper 24 then trace around the edges with a black pen. Adhere the hearts along the diagonal of Paper 17. Balance a photo cluster with an embellishment/title/journaling cluster on opposite sides of the hearts.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, Thickers, washi tape, stamps: Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Ink: StazOn

 I didn't get a chance to walk around the city (though I did spot one of the "1000 spires" just down the street!), however I did get to drive right through the heart of Prague and I was overjoyed to spot some of the major landmarks like the Charles Bridge and drove right by the Dancing House by Frank Gherry.
 I drove to Prague as the sun was rising and drove back home as the sun was setting. It was beautiful day with gorgeous scenery from start to finish.
Group photo!

Thank you for a wonderful day Papero Amo! Hope to see you again some day!

1 comment

  1. How fun! LOVING the pages and mini that you made for your class!!!!!!


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