Kathy Orta Files is known across the country as "The Paper Phenomenon" for her amazing projects and innovative paper-crafting techniques, such as the secret compartment and hidden hinge system which she teaches in the Lullaby Memories Keepsake Box & Album class. Kathy is an experienced teacher, educator and creative inspiration. Eight years ago, she began sharing her point of view on preserving memories through workshops and her blog. A love for paper crafting and home decor started her on a journey of creating unique scrapbooks and paper crafts that can be enjoyed in homes as decorative accents. With years of experience in the paper-crafting field, Kathy has created many 3-D projects, home decor pieces, custom mini albums and more than 100 educational classes.
Kathy has had wonderful experiences conducting workshops at specialty scrapbooking stores and crafting big box stores, retreats and other crafting venues. She also had the pleasure of designing for Cricut, by Provo Craft, for shows and TV events, for Tim Holtz's various show booths at CHA and, most recently, Annie's Online Classes.
Before working in the paper-crafting industry, Kathy worked on Wall Street for 15 years as an executive assistant. Now she resides in sunny Florida with her family. She is a wife and mother and "mommy" to two furry pets. One of the highlights in Kathy's day is when she is sharing her passion for the creative arts with fellow crafters and friends.