Hi my name is Janine Koczwara, and I am from Adelaide, Australia. I have been teaching scrapbooking for over 9 years, and love the opportunity to share the techniques I have learnt along my scrapbooking journey as well as meeting the wonderful people in my classes. I have travelled both interstate and internationally teaching scrapbooking. My style is best described as Shabby Chic, and is extremely layered and feminine, even my masculine projects have a softer edge to them. I love to show people how to re-create all those beautiful layers and the fun techniques I love, in their pages. I am currently a Prima Endorsed Educator and prior to that was part of the Prima Design Team for 3 years. I have been privileged to be a DT member for For Keeps magazine in 2005 and again in 2007. Then in 2009 I won a place on their Elite Team. I have been published in For Keeps, Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations, Australian Stamping and Papercraft (all Australian magazines) as well as magazines in Sweden and Russia and the online magazines Scrapstreet and Paper Haus. Recently, with the introduction of the Prima Bloom Girl range I have discovered a love affair with drawing and colouring faces that has opened new areas of creativity for me. I love learning new things and then passing that knowledge onto my students. One of the most rewarding things about teaching is seeing those in my classes learning and enjoying new techniques and being happy with the results of their project.