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AE Tutors 2018

Cari Fennell - Upstate New York, USA



Cari Fennell has been paper crafting for over 12 years and has been published in idea books, magazines and catalogs for Prima Marketing. Many of her designs and projects have been featured in several publications such as Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers Idea books, Scrapbooks Etc. and Paper Crafts Magazines. Her designs have also been featured in distributor catalogs and other various publications around the world.

Currently, Cari is the Coordinator and an instructor for the Live with Prima program, which broadcasts live classes to crafters all over the world. She is also the coordinator for the Prima Global Education Team and has traveled to many venues to teach for Prima Marketing over the years. Cari was also a part of the Prima design team for over 5 years, before she started working for Prima as the Live with Prima coordinator.

One amazing aspect about paper crafting for Cari, is to be able to share her ideas and concepts with others who love the hobby as much as she does. She has first hand experience teaching at Trade Shows, on Prima Tours worldwide and for many local retail stores as well.

Born and raised in upstate NY, Cari is busy raising her two beautiful boys, enjoying the good life in a small town, surrounded by loving family and friends.




Tina Ollett - Queensland, Australia



My name is Tina Ollett, my family and friends call me Teen. I live in beautiful sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband, our three children, two furry and 6 feathered friends. They are my ultimate inspiration for everything creative that I do. I am for the most part a scrapbooker, but on occasion I have been known to do smaller off the page projects. I love to use patterned papers, lots of layers, dimension, chipboards and of course flowers…..lots of flowers with small amounts of media in a vintage / shabby chic style. My aim when scrapping is to keep the focus on the photo and to celebrate the memories that they represent.

I am currently designing on some wonderful Design Teams including Dusty Attic, 49andMarket and also Maja Design. In my other spare time I share my love of scrapbooking through teaching at workshops and classes around my hometown.

To see more of my work you can visit me here:



Michelle Whorwood - Auckland, New Zealand



My name is Michelle Whorwood, I am a 39 year old SAHM and live with my husband Gary and our three children in Millwater which is between Silverdale and Orewa in the North of Auckland.

I have been scrapbooking now for approximately 11 years old since my eldest child Liam was about 2 years old.  My layouts are usually filled with the antics of my three amazing kids -  Liam (13), Taylor Grace (6) and Aimee Rose (5).   I am super lucky to have an amazingly supportive hubby who understands my need for creative time in my scrap room. However, when I am not creating, I enjoy spending time at our caravan at the beach with my family, drinking good coffee and having just built a house adding the final touches on the interior design.  I am also an avid organiser so you will often find me rearranging my scrap supplies or even the furniture in my house!

I have been on several New Zealand and International Design Teams but most recently I have designed for Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Just Nick Studio (digital cut file store) and the Hip Kit Club.  I would definitely say my scrapbooking style is always evolving but generally I scrapbook layouts that are clean and well balanced but with lots of layering and I enjoy adding texture with cut files as well as embellishments.

I am super excited to be asked by Jodi to come along and teach at the 2018 Autumn Escape and I look forward to seeing you all in my classes.  Thanks for having me!

Michelle xx