Guest post: My time at the Scrapbook & Papercraft expo by Beck Beattie

Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo Brisbane, what an amazing time we had!  This is the biggest event we have on the papercraft calendar in Australia and is held every June long weekend.  People come from across the country and New Zealand to be here for the event.  Some focus on attending as many classes as they can fit in and others shop til they drop.  The inspiration on the stands and in the tutors displays are always a highlight and really showcase what paper and glue can create!

This year I was fortunate to be a tutor at the expo on behalf of Craft Queen and I was also Demo Artist for Faber-Castell, sharing all the fun you can have with Gelatos, which have recently been released in Australia.  I shared my time with two amazing artists, Heather McMahon and Michelle Grant, and here is my account of the weekend through photos, and some of the fun had both in and out of the expo doors.

As the weekend came to a close and I got back home, it was nice to see my boys (all three) and found it funny how the little ones suddenly look younger when they are in bed asleep after you have been a way for a few days.  Although I hadn’t fully recovered the next day from the big weekend, funnily enough I was already busting for next year to come around!  Guess that is definitely the sign of an awesome weekend!

I feel very inspired and ready to take on the world (well my little scrapping one anyway lol).  Next year I hope to see you there, and as I will be – make sure you come say hi wherever I am!

xxx Beck BT

Special offers at A Fastlane Scrappe Supplies!

If you’re anywhere near Werribee, Victoria, pop into A Fastlane Scrappe Supplies this month for some special deals! Until the end of the month almost everything (except Kaisercraft products and some other lines) is discounted by 10%, AND you can use the workshop area outside of class times for FREE all day. These deals will be held until the end of June, so pop in soon!

Address: 135 Railway Ave, Werribee VIC

Phone: 03 9742 2000

Scrap for a good cause!

Attention to scrappers in the Newcastle, NSW area! Do you want to enjoy a fun day out scrapping?

Well then head to the Crafting for Kane and Camp Quality event and not only will you have a great time, it will be for a fantastic cause! All admission and class fees will be donated to the family of 3-year-old Kane (pictured above) while he is treated for leukaemia. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Camp Quality. There will also be a variety of handmade items to purchase on the day with the proceeds from these also being gifted to Kane’s family.

There will be a card class held at 10am by Karlie, an independent Stampin’ Up! consultant, with a cost of $15 plus the kit. The scrapbooking class (an additional $15 plus the kit) will be held at 1:30pm by former SBM Master, Marion Werren.

So why not have fun scrapping for a great cause?!

When: Sunday 27 July, 9am to 5pm.

Where: Edgeworth Bowling Club, 1A Park St, Edgeworth NSW

Cost: $20 admission.


Bookings are essential, so RSVP at or call Karlie on 0438 368 449.