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Through The Lens | Version Scrap Tabletops

Yesterday I wrapped up three full days of teaching workshops at the Version Scrap event in Paris, France. 

It's been a whirlwind trip to one of my favorite cities. Katie and I arrived last Tuesday morning and did a bit of sight-seeing, visiting some of our favorite places during the first few days as we acclimated to the 9 hour time difference. Mostly it was walking around because just doing that in Paris is so awesome. The event began on Friday and between then and Sunday I taught 8, 2.5 hour long workshops to some of the most wonderful people on the planet. Kind, interested, excited to be in on the workshop - really a great group of people. We all spoke the language of memory keeping. To the students - thank you so much for taking time out of your lives to come to the workshops, to listen to my attempts at French, and for sharing your own stories. It was a pleasure to meet you all. 

And serious hats off to my fabulous interpreter Emilie - she totally made the experience that much better: professional, fun, excited about memory keeping, knowledgeable, etc. Loved meeting you Emilie. 

As I walked from person to person, table to table, it was so fun to see what each spot looked like from above as the students worked on their projects. I decided to take a few shots with my iPhone of their projects in progress to share with you today. 

We'll be in the air most of the day today, flying home via San Francisco. I'm excited to get back to the kids and get ready for Type (new 12-week online workshop) to begin next Monday. There's still time to join in before class begins (registration will remain open during the first two weeks of the workshop as well).

Have a great day!

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  1. mathilde_tresmat says…
    04/13/2015

    It was so great to meet you! Thank you for being so inspired, so smiling and fun! I had one of my best birthday friday :)

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  2. sarahboirin says…
    04/13/2015

    eeep! i am in the photo :) such a pleasure to attend and so great to speak in English too lol i hope you will come back soon to France <3 You are awesome Ali.x

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  3. Evi13 says…
    04/13/2015

    It was really à great workshop with you Ali! You really are a beautiful person! I was proud to show my album!

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  4. Inkfanatic says…
    04/13/2015

    Paris! I would soooooo love to visit again! Such a gorgeous city. Loved seeing the tabletops, great idea! Looks like they were having lots of fun! Safe travels home!

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  5. ScrappinMyHeartOut says…
    04/13/2015

    I am even more excited now to the Florida workshop I'll be attending, yipee!!

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  6. KarenC says…
    04/13/2015

    Oh how fun! They are memory keeping still-lifes!

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  7. Jnstclff says…
    04/13/2015

    It was so great to spend time with you and Katie. Thank you for being so warm and encouraging, I loved both sessions.

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  8. cruisin_ali says…
    04/13/2015

    Wow Paris! this is awesome. Do you have a list of all the destinations that you will be doing/going to in 2015? I would love to "getaway" to one of your workshops :)

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  9. happytoscrap says…
    04/13/2015

    Yes, I am so looking forward to your trip to Florida. I got my friend to sign up for 3 of the 4 classes offered! Can't believe we got into the classes together!

    Enjoyed your previews from Paris!

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  10. mtercha says…
    04/13/2015

    Oh, wow, look at the tables! So much neat good stuff. Love those inked up tags, the colors are awesome. Looked like lots of fun and a memorable experience. Also loved all the little bits, the vellum squares, the little stickers with the phrases. Especially though that number wooden stamp set with the little icons. Will be searching for that. Thanks for sharing your great photos. Safe trip back. Michelle t

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  11. Emlelundi says…
    04/13/2015

    It was amazing to study with you... thanks you very much for all !

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  12. papergoddess says…
    04/13/2015

    It is neat to see the different workspace views. Safe travels.

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  13. jeannine says…
    04/13/2015

    I liked seeing the products!!!

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  14. isabellerenaut says…
    04/13/2015

    I spent such a great moment with you and Katie yesterday, it was so nice to meet you and share the afternoon. I just wish I had followed more than one workshop. I'll keep in mind that everything doesn't need to be perfect and even my story deserves to be told. Thank you so much for bringing your smile over to us and teaching us.

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  15. virginiegoujon says…
    04/13/2015

    Thank you so much Ali. You're magical!
    Virginie

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  16. mf2000 says…
    04/13/2015

    Thank you so much Ali! What an honor to meet you!!! What a wonderful person you are!!!!
    I really enjoyed your workshop 'I am Tag Book', I had so much fun!!! :-))
    It was great to see your album in real!!!
    I hope you get home safe!!!
    Marie

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  17. Scarlett31 says…
    04/14/2015

    I'm disappointed to have had no courage to speak English with you ... shame on me ! ! !
    So happy to have met you ... I was very excited !
    It was too cool and I will keep very nice memories of this workshop.
    Too bad I can't go to Montpellier in the fall
    xoxo
    Séverine

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      04/14/2015

      Hopefully we will get a chance to connect another time!

  18. Honore says…
    04/14/2015

    Wow! Looks like a wonderful time! You/They did *all that* in 2.5 hours!!! Awesome!

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  19. Cecile_Eveno says…
    04/14/2015

    It was really great to take this workshop with you I trully enjoyed it and was really proud to meet you in person
    You are "in real" even nicer and sweeter than you appear through your blog
    I also learned a lot and for that thank you again
    I will remenber and work on your "good enough" philosophy It's a good one!!!
    Thank you and I really hope to be able to attend another workshop with you
    Cécile

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  20. NatashaP says…
    04/14/2015

    Thanks so much for sharing these photos.

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  21. hesse_birgit says…
    04/14/2015

    Totally love the 4x4 albums and the topic "A day in the life" - will you offer this as a self paced class and if so with a "class supply kit"? - I would love to buy it.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      04/15/2015

      Hi - yes, this will be offered as a self-paced class in the next few months. We won't have a specific kit, but will offer some of the products I used here in my shop.

  22. Missscrap says…
    04/15/2015

    Thank you Ali for your disponibility. I love your work and I love my album "love you because". You are the first scrapbooker that I discover when i starting to scrap. You're a wonderful woman. Thanks !
    Aude aka Missscrap

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  23. TheUrbanZoo says…
    04/15/2015

    Lotsa ❤️ N beautiful energy!

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  24. vetti says…
    04/17/2015

    Love the photo with the items make with the sprays. Who makes the stars and geometric flower, if you will, stencils? Love them!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      04/17/2015

      All the stencils are from The Crafter's Workshop: http://www.thecraftersworkshop.com/The_Crafters_Workshop/Home.html

  25. kelsterjean says…
    04/27/2015

    Oooo swoon for all of these desktops!

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