Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Guess Who's Going To Paris?!?

Version Scrap is a fabulous event held each year in Paris...and I got invited to teach there again! It is a FABULOUS opportunity to take classes with a mix of so many talented teachers from all over.

I have three brand-new classes created just for this event! You can check them out right here!

Here are a few peeks of each of my classes!

Family Mixed Media Journal

Family Mixed Media Journal
by Sharon Laakkonen

Even if you have never played with Prima's NEW Color Bloom sprays, or other art mediums, you will LOVE this class. We will start by coloring our resist canvas covers (8 x 5 inches) with the newest art mediums on the market in your favorite colors. You'll love decorating the front with gorgeous embellishments including Prima flowers, crystals, banners, cheesecloth, and more! Inside the album is a FULL mixed media kit that includes tabbed pages, plastic sleeves, kraft pages, resist canvas sheets, watercolor papers, stickers, and more. Come prepared to learn new art techniques as we play with stencils, stamps, glitter PanPastels, Viva Inka Gold, watercolor paints, and more!

Instructions (translated in French), color photos, and tips and techniques will be included with each kit. You may bring 3x4 and 4x6 landscape photos or add them at home.

Supplies Needed:
Paper Trimmer or Scissors/ruler
Adhesive for fabric, flowers, paper, ribbon
Decorative scissors or paper edge punch
1 inch foam paintbrush
Water spray bottle
Wet wipes/paper towel
Black or Brown Permanent Ink (Ranger Archival or Staz On)

Class Sponsors: Prima Marketing, PanPastels, Faber Castell, Stampendous

 Custom Art Journal


Category : ART JOURNAL

Custom Art Journal
by Sharon Laakkonen

Come decorate an art journal/mini-album that you will love to play in all year long! In this class we will play with a Finnabair 7x9 inch art journal to make it your very own. The very full kit includes a gorgeous journal, beautiful Delight papers by Prima, watercolor & kraft pages, pockets, a full set of Paintable cards, gold & crocheted doilies, sequins, wood letters, pearl arrows, flowers, bark shapes, custom accents by Blue Fern Studios, and die-cuts to customize your journal to fit your style! We will be playing with the latest and greatest art mediums which include Faber-Castell pencils and PanPastel’s new metallics!

Instructions (translated to French), color photos, extra page layout sketches, and other ideas will be included. Personalize this album to fit ANY subject you want. The kit includes a gorgeous color palette of peaches, soft blues, creams, browns, greens, but can be colored to fit what you love.

Supplies to bring:
Paper Trimmer
Fancy-Edged Scissors or Edge Punch
Adhesive for sequins, paper, and flowers (I use fabric liquid adhesive- Helmar or Fabri-Tac)
Crop-a-dile or small hole punch
Small paint brush for details
Gold Ink
Wet Wipes
Paper Towel or Towel

Class sponsors include Faber Castell, PanPastels

Blush Project Life


Category : MINI ALBUM

Come create a gorgeous Project Life mini-album in this FUN class. Now’s your chance to find out how quick and easy this popular system by Becky Higgins really is! My very FULL kit includes a blush-colored Project Life mini-album (27 x 23 cm) with 20 pages, a Polka Dot Party Project Life Edition mini-kit (100 Dear Lizzy cards), along with an assortment of trendy embellishments to add that special touch to personalize your album! We will go over the Project Life concept, how to organize photos & cards, quickly put together pages, and add a few finishing touches to your pages if desired!

Instructions color photos, extra page layout sketches, and other ideas will be included. Personalize this album to fit ANY subject you want. The kit includes a gorgeous color palette of turquoise, blush, yellow, grey, white, mint, fuchsia, blue, etc.

Supplies to Bring:
Black Pen
Paper Trimmer
Photos (not required)

Sponsors Include: American Crafts, Becky Higgins, Simon Says Stamp


  1. I can't wait for April <3 I've allready signed on to your Custom Art Journal class and hoping that I can fit another class too to my chedule after we have the rest of the travel plans sorted out :) So see ya in Paris soon!

  2. Thank you so much, Piia!!!!!!! I cannot wait to see you!

  3. Congratulations, a wonderful city of love, is Mr L going with you? And lucky Parisians. They are going to be thrilled with these beautiful projects and all the yummy Prima product!

  4. So Exciting! Your projects are fantastic. I am very happy for you. :o)

  5. Hi Sharon,
    I will be attending your Blush PL class in Paris. I had so much fun interpreting your class last year (!) But I was wondering how many pictures would fit in this album. Any idea?
    So excited to see you again!