Meet our ScrapSmarter Experience 2021-1 Instructors

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Our ScrapSmarter Instructors

Simon Hurley

CLASS: Stamp and Blend with Simon

This class features new products being released in January. You’ll be seeing and learning with some of the greatest new releases from Simon and Ranger.

An Introduction to Simon

Simon Hurley is an 18-year-old cardmaker and Signature Designer with Ranger for the playful product line Simon Hurley create. He has been crafting his whole life and loves creating cards because each card is a small canvas and it doesn’t take long to create a finished piece of art to brighten somebody’s day. Simon is well-known for his crafting tutorials on YouTube where he shares lots of cardmaking tips and let’s you in on his process and techniques for making cards.

Krystal Iduñate

CLASS: Project planning for memory keeping.

Learn how to plan your projects with a goal of memory keeping from a super-organized and structured scrapbookers. If you’ve needed a plan for telling your scrapbook stories you’ll love this class!

A Message from Krystal

Hi! My name is Krystal Idunate. I am 32 and I live in Michigan with my husband, our two kids, and our two cats. My absolute favorite type of scrapbooking is the hybrid approach… but really, I dabble in all the styles. While my memory keeping style is ever evolving… what remains the same is my love and passion for storytelling and documenting our lives. I truly believe there is a power in telling our stories and leaving behind our love and memories as our legacy. I hope we can connect and share our stories together.

Instagram @krystal_idunate

YouTube

Tracey Fox

CLASS: Fill it Up!

Have you ever wanted to fill a page without it feeling crowded or cluttered? Tracey will share guidelines related to photos, scale, spacing, and repetition, along with a number of bonus tips for getting that “controlled maximalist” look.

A Message from Tracey

Tracey Fox is a self-proclaimed “scrapbookin’, feminist nerd” living in central Ohio with her husband and cats. She has degrees in Music Education and Women’s Studies and currently works full-time as a fundraising data analyst for a large university. Needing something to do with all of her college photos, she started scrapbooking in 2004 and has never looked back. Tracey is the host of the Scrappy Like a Fox Facebook group, and in her free time, she enjoys leading scrappy challenges like #scrappychristmasinjuly, #scrappytrendwatch, and the #jamfoxcrafterscollab. She has served on the creative teams for Elle’s Studio, Freckled Fawn, ColorCast Designs, Paper Issues, and Feed Your Craft. She has also guest designed for numerous crafty companies and has contributed class content for The Awesome Ladies Project, Crafty Jen Schow, and Get it Scrapped. Find Tracey on Instagram @scrappylikeafox, in her Facebook group, or at traceyfox.com

Sandie Reverski

CLASS: Marvelous Mixed Media

5 Fun Techniques to use on your layouts

A Message from Sandie

Sandie Reverski has been playing with paper all of her life. After making a scrapbook for her best friend at age 16, she was hooked on documenting life’s moments. Sandie believes in documenting what makes you happy by using products you love! She loves patterned paper, color, and mixed media. Glitter is always an option. You may know her as Steakgoddess in YouTube where she is posting at least one video every day. She has been on multiple Design Teams including Spiegelmom Scraps, Paper House Productions, and Brutus Monroe. She’s also the owner of Scrapping Reflections, an online paper crafting shop of unique embellishments, stencils, and fun products.
You can find Sandie here:
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Claudia Azucar-White

CLASS: Layering Like a Pro

Drawing inspiration from gardening helped Claudia master layers… and now she’s sharing this unique approach with you. With this approach you’ll be using layers on all of your crafty and creative projects with ease!

A Message from Claudia 

Hello my name is Claudia White, I started scrapbooking in 1999 when my sister gave me a Creative Memory album to document my wedding and that’s when the  love for documenting life moments started.
12×12 was my go to until I discovered journaling in 2016. My personal creative world has been expanding ever since. I now enjoy journaling, mixed media, painting, drawing and I specially love trying out new techniques using the latest products.
I have been lucky to be part of several design teams, including Webster’s Pages, Freckled Fawn, Fancy Pants ( Make a Pretty Life) and The Reset Girl to name a few.
Teaching classes and participating in Face Book Live events are a part of being a design team member and I truly enjoy sharing my passion for all types of art with the  creative community.

Meghann Andrew

CLASS: Stamping 6 Ways

Learn 6 fun ways to add stamps to your scrapbook layouts!

An Introduction to Meghann

Meghann Andrew is a 30-something mother of two (three if you count the dog!) and wife to a Brit living in the Chicago suburbs. Her papercrafting journey began in 2008 with a honeymoon mini album, which led her to find her style based on fun colors, bold elements and good design, and allowed her to design for companies such as American Crafts and WeR Memory Keepers, as well as numerous guest design spots for other manufacturers. She is currently designing and coordinating for Elle’s Studio and Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine, two companies that she loves, while teaching both layout and pocket page classes!

Misty Murphy

CLASS: Watercolor Play

Have you wanted to try watercolor? Do you think it’s beautiful… but only when other people do it? Misty will share tips to make watercolor fun and easy for scrapbooking.

A Message from Misty

Hello all. I’m going to make a confession. I am a craft dabbler. I have cross stitched, needle felted, crocheted, made jewelry, and much more. With all that I have tried, my true addiction is paper. Card making and scrapbooking have been my mainstays for almost 25 years.

While I am a continual experimenter, watercoloring has been something I keep returning to. Now, being a dabbler means I am not an expert in painting by any means. But I’m always open to learning new things and sharing what I have learned. I’ve shared my crafts through blogs, teaching kids classes, guest designer spots and currently running a YouTube channel. I’m very glad to be here to share a playful attitude toward adding watercolor elements to your scrapbooking.

When I’m not crafting, I’m a wife of 26 years, a chicken raiser, a wannabe gardener, a drinker of too many mochas, and a cat snuggler. But most importantly, I am a homeschool mom who has just a few years left before “retiring”. Two of my kids are now young adults and my last one is a teen who recently reminded me that driving is just over a year in her future. That will be a scrapbook layout guaranteed.

If you want to see that layout someday, you can follow my social feeds.

YouTube: Crafty Soup Video 

Instagram: Crafty Soup Pics

Blog: CraftySoup.com

Alice Boll

CLASS: Journaling Is Fun… or it CAN be!

Are you ready to add some fun into your scrapbook pages? How about journaling? Did you know that journaling can be fun too? Alice will share practical tips to help you tell your stories and love the process!

An Introduction to Alice

Scrapbooking has been my passion since 1999 and I want to make sure you have all the support, tips, tricks and tools you need to have an outstanding experience.

I live in rural Alberta, Canada with my husband and a flock of chickens. I have two grown sons… one helps with tech stuff and the other is handy with heavy lifting. 😉

Scrapbooking is always more fun with friends, which is just one of the reasons I enjoy leading the ScrapHappy membership so much! (Plus I get to call scrapbooking my job and that’s just awesome!)

Instagram: @aliceboll

YouTube: ScrapHappy

Pinterest: @scraphappyaliceboll

Facebook: ScrapHappy.org

Twitter: @AliceBoll

TikTok: @aliceboll

Kristin Tweedale

CLASS: Exploring Your Style & Telling Your Stories Through a Daily Pages Habit

We all have a personal style. In this class, we are going to explore how a simple creative habit can help you explore that personal style. Our creative habit helps us process, understand, and hone our style while simultaneously telling the stories of our lives. 

An Introduction to Kristin

 Kristin (aka rukristin) lives in East Lansing, Michigan where she loves to document her life in fun and interesting ways. You’ll see her make traditional pages in 6×8 and TN size, mini-albums, and lots of documenting in small notebooks. She’s the awesome lady behind The Awesome Ladies Project, a feminist scrapbooking community where she loves teaching women how to use photos, pretty paper, words, and the bits of life to tell their amazing stories. You can also hear her each week on the Crafty Ass Female podcast, reminding you that you are amazing already have all the tools you need to make beautiful things and make beautiful things happen.

co-host of the Crafty Ass Female podcast 
+ awesome lady behind The Awesome Ladies Project
also on Instagram

Andrea Gray

CLASS: “Grid Girl”


Grids are a clean and easy foundation for any scrapbooking layout but are far from boring! Together we’ll use this format to play with color and embellishments to make creative and scraplift-worthy pages!

An Introduction to Andrea

I’m Andrea, the owner of Retro Hip Co. and the babe known around here as retrohipmama.
Crafty since the 80s and raised on handmade resourcefulness, I come from a family full of makers. Since 2010 I’ve been building an online presence and community through Instagram, online workshops, YouTube content, Retro Hip Magazine, and a podcast to inspire others to get creative.
My mission is to spread crafty vibes to all the babes and to remind each other that our creativity should take up space!

Andrea’s work can be found at:

Andrea Gray | Retrohipmama 
andrea@retrohip.co | retrohip.co

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