Monday, August 29, 2011


As most people already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In preparation, Michaels craft stores are offering a special class this fall called Pink Party. The class uses the Me and My Big Ideas Kit just for Breast Cancer Awareness to make a banner, a scrapbook page and at least 3 cards. I am offering this class at least twice in September at the Michaels store in Bellevue, Nebraska. The cost is $25 per person. 

Samples of the Pink Party Class at Michaels.
Pink Party cards
Pink Party scrapbook page

If those dates don't work for you, contact me about using this class as a personal party for yourself or a friend. We can schedule it when it works best or you. 
It may seem a little early to talk about it, but October and the Pink Ribbon campaign took on more meaning for me this year. A good friend of mine, and my favorite hairdresser, died this summer from cancer. Her illness started as breast cancer then spread to her liver. She fought courageously, but it wasn't her fight to win I guess. She left behind a husband and three sons, the youngest of which is not even 5 years old. I know this may sound weird, but I miss her the most when I think about getting my eyebrows waxed. We had many fantastic conversations while she waxed my eyebrows. 
Please take care everyone and do something to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Hello, everyone! Just wanted to post a note that my kids' school, Holy Ghost Catholic in Omaha, is hosting a craft fair on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are still available for rent. I believe the cost is $35. If you are interested, please email me at

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I have finally finished scheduling all my classes for September. The dates and times are located on this page, to the right.
If you are looking for more in-depth information on my classes, I have created a new page just for my current class descriptions. 
Here is the link: Class Descriptions Page

I also updated my Gallery with lots of pictures of my past projects. Here is the link to that page: My Gallery

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Just a quick note about a time change for our monthly crop at the Papillion Hy-Vee grocery store on Saturday, August 27. The crop will start at 2:30 p.m., instead of 10 a.m. It will continue until midnight. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Please let me know if you signed up, but now can't make it because of the time change.
Also, the September crop has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 10.

Friday, August 12, 2011


I have some very cool classes coming up this month and next month at Michaels, and I wanted to give everyone a sneak peak. My class schedule is listed here, to the right side of the page. If you don't live near Omaha, please check your local Michaels store to see if they offer these classes yet.
The first class I want to show you is the Cricut Card Tricks class. Right now, we are featuring holiday cards made with the Winter Frolic cartridge. If you own that cartridge, this is your chance to delve into it with a Cricut expert at your side.
The cost to sign up for the class is $25, and we will make at least three cards, based on the ones below:
The cost doesn't include the cartridge or supplies, but you can bring your own supplies from home if you choose. If you don't own that cartridge yet, but are considering buying it -- you also can attend the class and make the cards. You just may have to share the cartridge with another student. 
To sign up, please visit the Michaels store in Bellevue, Nebraska, 15th and Cornhusker Road, and talk to a cashier. You also can email me at and let me know if you will be joining us.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I am so excited to finally show off pictures of the project for my newest class at Michaels. The class shows you how to basically turn basic paper bags into a very cool scrapbook/photo album that you can easily decorate for any number of occasions.
I took the All Girl paper pad at Michaels and made my book into a book perfect for a teenage girl. But I have plans to make some for Halloween, teacher's gifts and Christmas presents.
Each book has three "pages" with three small pockets and six larger pockets. I put two double-sided cards in each larger pocket for pictures or journaling.
The class is $25, and all you need to bring are paper bags, paper and adhesive. And buy lots of bags -- trust me, once you make one you will be addicted!
You also can see (and admire) the completed sample in the classroom at the Michaels craft store in Bellevue, NE.
I also am taking orders for custom books, made with any theme you can imagine. The cost will be $15 for each book. Email me if you are interested. Eventually, I will be selling them in my Etsy shop.

Bag album from the front

First two "pages" with pocket in between

Second "page" with pull-out tags for more pictures or journaling

Last "page" with another set of two pull-out cards

A picture to show the full effect

Welcome to the I Teach Scraps Blog!

Hello! I am excited to have my own blog site. This is way cool. I plan to use this site to promote my scrapbook instruction business, as well as pass on lots of scrapbooking tips and ideas to my family, friends and clients, both past and present. I'll also through a little of my personal life in for fun.Feel free to comment, ask questions, email me, ask me to post pictures of your projects, etc. Just let me know how I can help!