Meet our ScrapSmarter Experience 2021-1 Instructors
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Our ScrapSmarter Instructors
CLASS: Stamp and Blend with Simon
An Introduction to Simon
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.
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.
CLASS: Marvelous Mixed Media
5 Fun Techniques to use on your layouts
A Message from Sandie
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
CLASS: Stamping 6 Ways
Learn 6 fun ways to add stamps to your scrapbook layouts!
An Introduction to Meghann
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.
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!)
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.
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: