Camp Scrap community now open!

hey! I spy with my little eye the Camp Scrap community (FREE!) now open over at Big Picture classes!

The community is hosted by Big Picture (THANK YOU to them!) – you can join if you’d like and post messages, add your own projects to the gallery, and generally have more interaction with others that are following along the fun of Camp Scrap. It is FREE – you just have to go on over and sign up/check out!

Note that Camp Scrap materials are posted at – the community is just that. A place to chat, hang out, and share. I will be popping in as often as I can and chatting with you there too – but if you have questions or want a fast answer, leaving a blog comment here or emailing me is a much better way to catch me.

How fun is that?

More fun? How about some in-person crops!!

July 7th I’ll be in Berkeley, CA (Scrapbook Territory) hosting a Camp Scrap Crop! Bring all your supplies and play! I’ll be doing demos, and just having a great time. I also have a Camp Scrap crop scheduled June 23 in San Jose, CA (Scrapbook Island). If you’re local – I hope to see you there!

Camp Scrap starts in two weeks!


Camp Scrap is just two weeks away – can you believe it? If you’re not sure what it is, well I will tell you. I’m going to be posting projects every weekday from June 11 – July 27 in a massive FREE blog version of one of my all time most popular classes. You can read a bit more here.

I want to take a few minutes today to say THANK YOU to the sponsors that have signed on and are supporting Camp Scrap!





Some of these sponsors will offer up prizes or special offers too – you won’t want to miss a single day of this event!

I also want to give a big virtual hug + thanks to the companies that have already generously donated prizes for me to give away during camp:

How could this get any better? Well I will tell you! There is still time before camp starts, and I’m still confirming some things so we will have even more sponsors and prizes – plus I’ll be sponsoring some prizes of my own!

How do you attend? Simply read my blog! You can read it directly at, through an RSS feed reader such as google reader, or by subscribing to get new posts delivered to your email. You don’t need to pack a bag, and there are no required assignments either. We’re just going to launch into the biggest summer craft party I can dream up.

Can you tell I’m excited? Can’t wait to share more with you – watch for a post within the week on how to sign up for the FREE Big Picture Camp Scrap community so you can chat and share with others who are participating. I’ll also post at that time a blinkie/image that you’ll be welcome to use on your own blog if you’d like.

Big crafty fun is headed your way this summer – I am really looking forward to it!!

Interested in sponsoring Camp Scrap? There are just a few spots left! Email for more information

Announcing: Camp Scrap 2012

What does my crafting have to do with the tradition of Summer Blockbuster movies? Well… I’ve got some epic craftiness coming your way – check it out!

digital elements used in above image from by Katie Pertiet.

< It’s time to announce that Camp Scrap is coming back in 2012!

Originally dreamed up as a 4-week online course that I taught at Big Picture Classes back in June 2010, I get requests to do it again almost every week! Yes, it was one of my most popular classes and today I’m VERY happy to announce there will be a sequel this summer. Students loved the relaxed atmosphere, the plentiful inspiration, and the pure creative FUN of Camp Scrap. I’m bringing all of that back – and more – with a few twists.

First of all, Camp Scrap is being extended to run from June 11 – July 27th – nearly double the length of the original.

Secondly, Camp Scrap is the perfect price for any budget: FREE.

That’s right, I will be posting new projects, tutorials, and videos every Monday >; Friday right here at! You can get all of the content through your rss reader (google reader, etc), through subscribing to my blog via email, or just visiting my blog directly.

I also want to tell you that we will have some outstanding sponsors for this event – including Big Picture Classes. They are creating a gallery + message board for all participants interested – FREE.

I will share more information about that, a blinkie for Camp Scrap for those interested, and a lot more at the end of next month.

I just couldn’t keep this a secret any longer and HAD to let you know about it! Students in my Field Guide class (which is just finishing up – and such a fun group!) had the heads up – and the feedback I’m getting already is VERY exciting.

If you have questions, thoughts, or just want to shout out your excitement with me please feel free!!! I’ve got a notebook chalk full of ideas, and I’m already preparing for this epic summer event…






If you have a etsy shop, on-line shop, company, or blog you’d like to promote, I do have a select few sponsorship opportunities available. If you are interested in being a sponsor of Camp Scrap email for full information.