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.
Kathy suggested watching the class all the way through before actually making it, and it was great advice. I made notes along the way to make it slightly different than her version (think swing-out frames with Velcro closures), and it was that simple to make it my own. The hinge system is genius, and I have already made about a dozen other albums, some in different sizes with a different number of pages. They all turned out beautifully. I would take another of her classes in a minute!
I felt this class was superior to many of the other classes I have taken online. All instructions were easy to follow, the end product was something to be proud to give and anxious to make more. Much of what was taught is applicable many times over on other projects. I really hope to find more of her classes available here and other sites.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tutorial/class. Very clear and concise. When a question arose in my mind, it was answered a few seconds later in the video. No problem in viewing. I would like to have other classes by this instructor! Excellent.
Just completed two of these "keepsakes"! Beautiful!
Kathy's instructions were excellent, easy to follow both in the video and hard copy.
Would love to take another class if Kathy offers.
Thanks for the fun crafting.