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Cathie Allan

Cathie AllanCathie Allan has been teaching rubber stamping for approximately 30 years. It all began when she began working in a family-owned, educational store where she introduced the art of rubber stamping and scrapbooking. It did not take very long before the rubber stamping and scrapbooking side of the store grew to equal the size of the teacher supplies. Classes taught by Cathie at the store filled up on a regular basis. At the closing of the store (due to a death in the family) Cathie was offering a repertoire of 180 different rubber stamping classes for the cardmaker and the scrapbooker.

Since 1995 Cathie's techniques and projects have been published in a large variety of publications. She has been a featured instructor on numerous stamping cruises, has taught across Canada, in the United States, Paris and Africa. Cathie demonstrates for Clearsnap (a manufacturing company known worldwide for their ColorBox line of ink pads and artist quality stamp tools) on a regular basis and her projects have been the focal point of many advertising campaigns.

To Cathie's credit she has come up with numerous original techniques that she shares openly with her students and regular readers of her articles that she publishes regularly in both Scrap & Stamp Arts and Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. Cathie's columns in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine was received so well that she was brought on board as a contributing editor and as a result developed the main projects and wrote 2 of the books in a 5 book series called Canadian Scrapbookers Basics. The projects she developed for these two books were designed to instill confidence in the readers, allowing them to add stamping to their layouts. The projects range from an introductory level of stamping to a 'not so introductory' level, however, all of the projects are geared for success and fun. Cathie's techniques are doable, fun and use stamps in such innovative ways that many instructors now incorporate 'Cathie Allan, techniques' into their projects and classes.

With 30 years of experience and a heart full of love for her art she has now developed a postioner/ repositioner for the cardmaker and scrapbooker alike. This non-slip tool is being brought to you through the good folks at Scor-it, a tool Cathie is never without. Great tools just make the art of stamping and scrapbooking easier and therefore 'way more fun'!

For Cathie rubber stamping is more than a job, it is a passion. The focus of her classes is not only to create beautiful projects but to teach skills, techniques and an understanding of all the mediums employed in every project. All of her projects begin with white paper and with her magical stamps and stamp tools she takes them to a place where they are 'white no more'. She simply loves to create with her stamping tools and toys and truly enjoys sharing her passion and expertise in every class and every article she writes.

Checkout Cathie's classes at ScrapFest in Oshawa 2011!

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