Meet our ScrapSmarter Experience 2022-1 Keynote Speaker
Meet our ScrapSmarter Experience 2022-1 Instructors
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CLASS: Limit Yourself!
Limiting products creates limitless possibilities! In this class, you will see how I challenge myself to work with a small number of supplies to create multiple layouts, showing that when you have constraints it often breeds creativity! Product overload is real and I have always been intentional about keeping a small(ish) stash of product around. I will use a small stash of physical products and a couple of stamp sets only.
An Introduction to Laura
My name is Laura Wonsik and I am a counselor by day and scrapper by night. I live in Oxford, OH with my husband and two daughters. I have been scrapbooking since I was 16 years old and I design for Ali Edwards and Studio Calico.
CLASS: Stupendous Stenciling
Are you looking for new ways to use your stencils in your crafting projects? Join Sandie in Stupendous Stenciling and learn six fun techniques to level up your stenciling game. You’ll learn various ways to utilize your stencils with a variety of mediums.
CLASS: Interactive Elements – Taking Your Memory Keeping Off the Page!
Join me as I go through the steps to make the base for an interactive mini album, and learn how to incorporate these interactive elements in your scrapbooking layouts and albums as well!
A Message from Shu-Wen
Hello! My name is Shu-Wen (Choux Puff Creations) and I’m a baker / crafter / music maker from Canada! As my first dabblings in the paper-crafting world were in cardmaking, much of my memory keeping is inspired by techniques I learned in my cardmaking days, including interactive elements, stamping, playing with alcohol inks, and mostly documenting in smaller sizes such as the Life Crafted Albums and mini albums. Look forward to seeing you in the classroom!
CLASS: Make the Most of Your Dies
Dies for your manual die cutting machines can be expensive, and some end up just gathering dust in your stash. In this class you’ll learn tips, tricks, and techniques to make the most of the dies you already have and also learn a few tips on what to look for when you’re shopping for new dies. Get those tools ready, because we’re going to have a lot of fun!
Becki Adams has been a designer within the crafting industry since 2007. She has taught numerous in-person workshops and online classes. Additionally, she has worked with many manufacturers and industry leaders, including American Crafts, Bella Blvd, Echo Park Paper, Hip Kit Club, Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine, and Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. Becki shares her work with her Instagram community daily and posts new content to YouTube channel regularly. Throughout her career, Becki has developed a style that is clean, colorful, and classic. Passionate about papercrafting, Becki considers memory keeping more than just a hobby. It is her creative release as well as a way of preserving memories for her loved ones.
CLASS: Managing Time to Scrapbook When You Have NO Time!
As a mom of four, who homeschools, and runs a small business; my creative time is at a premium! Over the years I have acquired a lot of ideas on how to maximize my scrapbooking time from organization to actual designing. This class will focus on those tips and tricks!
I’ve been married to the love of my life for 21 years and together we have four children – 3 boys and 1 girl. We’ve lived in a small town in Ohio for nearly six years where I homeschool our kids. I’ve been scrapbooking since the birth of my oldest son, so over 17 years! Scrapbooking provides me with a creative outlet and a fun way to document my family stories! I’ve served on many design teams but currently am designing for Simple Stories and The ScrapRoom. In addition to scrapbooking, I get creative with baking running my own small business, Cookieburg. Life keeps me very busy with lots of creative opportunities!
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CLASS: Sketches and Your Stories
Sketches are a fabulous place to start a page or project, and helping you get your photos off your phone and into an album is always the goal. Join Jennifer to see how she uses one sketch to create (multiple) beautiful homes for your all your memories!!
Jennifer opened her first scrapbooking store in 2006 and has never looked back ! Since then, there have been (3) locations and a Re-Brand with her 4th (and hopefully final) location having opened just this past summer on Vancouver Island ! Jennifer Edwardson Creative Inc. also offers Online Shopping and Education in both paper crafting and paint … re-imgained furniture is her other love !!
Jennifer’s career in this industry has taken her on some amazing journeys to share her love with other crafters all over Canada and the US, both teaching workshops and working on some fabulous Design Teams. Her objective has always been to help others get photos off cameras (and phones) and into albums with stories documented !
Time is always the biggest challenge for any crafter and Jennifer works hard to take the guess work out of scrapbooking so that you can have pages completed in a shorter amount of time. Working with Sketches and Creative Kits is her favourite way to help you enjoy the process while telling your stories in a beautiful and creative way !!
You can Follow and Connect with Jennifer on her Socials below:
Janet from RTS
CLASS: Cut, Connect & Create
A Message from Janet
Hello Beautiful! I have been scrapbooking for 26 years. Hard to believe I have been dedicated to this hobby for that long.
In that time, I have learned many aspects of scrapbooking, worked with manufacturers, taught many classes/workshops,
hosted crops, created a YouTube channel, started an exciting Patreon group and taken THOUSANDS of photos all along the way.
Scrapbooking is simply a hobby for me, and one that I am very passionate about. I still get giddy to create kits, plan layouts,
play with color and design, work with challenges, explore new product, scrap with others and most importantly, I LOVE to TALK
about this rewarding hobby! At this point, scrapbooking really is a major part of my daily life and Recording ‘my’ Story. Absolutely!
Patreon: RTS Scrapbooking https://www.patreon.com/RTSscrapbooking
YouTube: RTS Scrapboking https://www.youtube.com/user/mrsjakaye/videos
CLASS: Memory Planning: Paper Crafting in a Planner
Decorative planning has been all the rage for many in the past few years. How can a memory keeper get in on the fun of planning? Easy, memory planning! Memory Planning combines scrapbooking and planning to create an annual keepsake perfect for remembering the big and small moments of the year. In this class, we will discuss a few motivations for memory planning, as well as the basics of how to get started and create a layout that tells your stories.
Jennie McGarvey is a planner and memory keeper who loves organizing supplies as much as she likes creating with them! She’s been teaching classes for over 15 years and, as a highlight, taught classes in Chile in 2018. In addition to getting creative and teaching, Jennie has been employed in the paper crafting industry since 2014.
Adam Westwood (Scrappy Adam)
CLASS: Scrapping Backwards
Most of us look at a photo and think I want to scrap that! Or, some may see a paper and find a photo to fit that. But here we’ll focus on scrapping backwards and focus on the embellishments first, learn all about clusters and then scrap our page backwards to the photo! Then we’ll be clustering those embellishments and adding dimension with embellishments, flair and all sorts!
Hi! I’m Adam aka ScrappyAdam! I live in Manchester, UK. I document the life and travels and fun of myself, my partner Chris and my two best friends (who I live with) Mick and Tom. If you follow me on YouTube or IG, you’ll have seen them! I’ve been scrapbooking only for about two and a half years and I’ve been on an epic scrapventure!
I started sharing my scrapping in August 2020 and since then have been given some wonderful opportunities including Paige Evans’ Design Team and three design teams for stores in the UK. I’m now the owner of Dotty About Flair and we’ve had huge growth this year which has meant we ship to all corners of the world and you’ll no doubt see us popping up all over social media!
I’m so excited and honoured that Alice asked me to be part of this awesome event!
Facebook Group @dottyaboutflair
CLASS: Scraps & Stitches
What can you do with ephemera, ticket stubs, business cards and with inevitable scraps of paper we wind up with as crafters? Well a little bit of this, a scrap of that, and we’ve got one of a kind scrapbook pages that document your travels in unique style. In this class we will explore techniques, design layouts, and products that can come together to create pages of any size or style that truly stand out while making the most of what you happen to have on hand. Several examples will be shared, as well as different page making techniques to give you the foundation to take these ideas and make them your own in limitless ways.
Based in Northern California; when she is not spending time with her dachshunds and family May Flaum is usually crafting! While she creates everything from sewing projects to cross stitch, jewelry to art journals, scrapbooking is one of her first loves, and today remains one of her favorite crafts. May has been teaching scrapbooking for two decades across the country and online, and has worked with many publications and craft companies. She loves starting with a cardstock base for her projects, mixing and matching types of pages within her albums, and is always up for a good creative challenge.