The Simple Scrapper Team
Editor of Simple Scrapper
Jennifer S. Wilson is a writer and creative entrepreneur living in the heart of the midwest with a husband, a baby girl, two stepsons, a cat and a dog. She is passionate about helping people find more time for creativity through her Create More Media family of sites. As a relative newcomer to scrapbooking and memory keeping, Jennifer launched Simple Scrapper in Fall 2008 as a way to chronicle her learning process.
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Team Leader and Contributing Writer
Mother of two college-aged sons and married for almost twenty-five years, Jean thrives on routine including daily walks with her golden retriever, Ginger, rain or shine. Jean combines her interests in photography, storytelling, and design in scrapbooking layouts that preserve memories of and for her family. Born in Texas, grew up in Colorado, married in Boston, Seattle is her current home.
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Lisa lives in Arizona with her husband and two cats. She is blessed with a wonderful daughter and misses her terribly while she is away at college. Lisa works full-time as an engineering project manager for a large corporation where she has been fortunate enough to have been employed for 20+ years. Scrapbooking has been a creative outlet for Lisa for many years. She started paper scrapbooking about 17 years ago and embraced the digital world in 2009 and has never looked back. (Although, she still cannot manage to let go of all those wonderful paper supplies!) She also strives to make time in her life to get in some regular exercise. When she’s not working, exercising, or preserving memories, Lisa enjoys cooking, reading, expanding her photoshop skills, and watching a little TV (no cable, only streaming or broadcast).
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Ronnie Crowley is an English girl living in Texas with two kids, two guinea pigs and a husband for company. As a “Stay-at-Home Mum” with a part-time job in association management and a full-time job as a volunteer at both her kids schools she keeps busy. Scrapbooking has been her major hobby/stress
management tool for over ten years now and she collected a room full of supplies and gadgets before transitioning to exclusively scrapbooking digitally for the last eighteen months. Her scrapbooks record her family life “warts and all”. Ronnie’s layouts have been featured on the Daily Digi blog, Big Picture Classes blog and the Log your Memory blog. She was recently also a guest on the Digi Show podcast. Ronnie is currently also a creative team member for Chelle’s Creations and Dianne Rigdon Designs.
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Jess Forster is a self-proclaimed creative junkie who gave birth her daughter, Rowan, in November. When she is not changing diapers, doing laundry or drinking too much coffee, you can find her working on hybrid layouts for the Simple Scrapper Design Team or blogging about her everyday life with her husband, Aaron, and dog, Charlie.
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Michele Holcomb lives in Northern California with her husband, two daughters, and a little chihuahua mix named Shiloh. Michele’s obsession with paper & glue started when she was just about 5 years old and she has’t looked back since. She started traditional scrapbooking back in 2000 and slowly made her way into the cardmaking world in 2008. When Michele’s not scrapping or taking an insane amount of photos, her guilty pleasure is reading young adult books, watching TV, and hanging with her family.
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Holly Humbert is married to her sweetheart of five years and mom to one little girl. She and her family currently reside in a tiny town in southeast Idaho. Holly has been scrapbooking for over 10 years. Her scrapbooking not only serves a memory keeping function, but is a creative outlet, a way to combine telling my story and being able to play with pape. Her family is very supportive and indulges her in “quick” stops to the craft store often. Her style is somewhat graphic and simpler, but she enjoys adding details to her pages to make them stand out. While 12×12 pages is her preferred layout size, she also occasionally indulges in 8.5×11 pages, mini books and cards. Her other hobbies include, quilting, photography and baking. She’s a movie/TV junkie and loves to watch her favorite shows over and over again. She’s a girly girl at heart and loves anything striped or covered in polka dots. Holly changes her nail color a few times a week and loves to play with make-up.
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|Margrethe Aas Johnsen
Margrethe is 26 years old and from Norway. She started scrapbooking four years ago after being persuaded by a friend and reassured it was not a hobby for “older ladies” only. Her style has been described as graphic. During her everyday life, Margrethe works as a high school teacher. Having a MA in cultural studies (and BA in sociolinguistics and literacy), she teaches Norwegian, English and Social studies. She is currently doing her teacher certification, too. At home, she has a husband, three cats and a lot of cat hair.
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Amy Kingsford is a happy wife and blessed mother from Northern Utah, who has been scrapbooking for more than 10 years. She started out as a paper scrapper and now enjoys the wonderful worlds of digital scrapbooking, photography and hybrid projects as well. While Amy’s style and inspirations continue to change, her passion for memory keeping remains the same as the day she first started. Amy is a contributing writer at Get It Scrapped and a base teacher at Masterful Scrapbook Design. She also shares scrapbook ideas and inspiration at her own site AmyKingsford.com.
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Samantha Landay is a mom of three boys living in Northern Virginia. She stays home with her boys and also runs a little Etsy shop. She has been scrapping in some form or another since she was young. Her Dad still has some very embarrassing scrapbooks she made him around age 11! She started seriously scrapbooking a bit after her oldest son was born in 2007, but started scrapping seriously in 2010. She loves having a fun way to record her boys’ personalities, accomplishments, and every day moments!
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Pam (aka Whimsical Nature) is a perpetually single twenty-something living in NJ. Mostly self-taught in all her crafty endeavors, she enjoys learning new techniques and exploring new textures, colors and ideas to incorporate in her current works. She loves to use bold, vibrant colors in a whimsical way. Devoted to documenting life in a big way – from the everyday stuff to events, she describes herself as a quirky, smart, happy, bold girl with lots of aspirations, a creative streak and a love for going places (both literally and metaphorically).
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Aimee is a past owner of a scrapbook boutique who has a passion for paper & has way too much of it! She is a So Cal native who loves the sun, lattes, shopping, her boyfriend and 2 dogs. Aimee works from home, which allows her to travel with her parents and their racecar. And while doing all of the above she ends up collecting bits & pieces along the way.
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Lauren Madsen is a scrapbooking junkie and photography enthusiast. She began paper scrapping at age twelve and converted to digi back in 2009. Lauren has enjoyed being a creative team member for Owl Tree Studio and Jessica Sprague. She earned a degree in Early Childhood Education, taught kindergarten for four years, and now loves being a stay at home mom to two precious girls. When she’s not playing with (or taking pictures of) her family she likes to read, try new cupcake recipes, watch football with her husband, and blog about her daily adventures with her kiddos.
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Van Nguyen is a dedicated memory keeper who loves all things cute and bright. She is mother to two adorable kids, married to her high school sweetheart, and is a recovering big firm attorney turned stay at home/ work at home mom. She is a proud Navy wife and is currently living in San Diego, California. By the end of December 2012, she and her family will be relocating to Honolulu, Hawaii. Van studied history in college and graduate school. In retrospect, scrapbooking is the perfect collision of obsession with pretty paper and passion for documenting family history.
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Melissa Priest is from Amarillo, Texas. Melissa is a wife and a momma to two teenage boys and began scrapbooking 8 years ago. An Interior Designer by education, Melissa now spends her days playing with paper and being crafty. Drawn to bright colors and floral patterns, you will see that Melissa uses her design background in her scrapbooking. When not following her boys to Tennis matches or Boy Scouts, Melissa and her husband enjoy antique shopping, vacationing on the beach and riding their motorcycle across the US. You can find Melissa on Facebook and Pinterest daily.
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Mandy Ross was introduced to digital scrapbooking in 2005 when looking for inspiration for what we now call hybrid scrapbooking. She has dabbled in crafts her whole life, mostly focusing on jewelry making and papercrafts. Mandy is a work at home mom of 3 creative children. They are constantly on the lookout for new projects, which means she’s constantly on the lookout for new projects. Mandy enjoys scrapbooking their explorations, personalities and everyday lives as well as scrapbooking herself as a sort of therapeutic art journal.
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Celeste lives in Connecticut with her husband Terry, her two mischievous boys Adam (11) and Sam (9), and two funny kitties named Milo and Lucy. She works in the insurance industry by day and spends her evenings reading, watching junky television, and scrapbooking. Formerly an ambassador for Simple Scrapbooks magazine, Celeste currently designs for write.click.scrapbook and Pixels & Co. For years, Celeste was an 8.5×11 clean and simple paper scrapper, but she has embraced digital scrapbooking, 12×12, and a more layered look.
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|Sara Case Strickland
Sara lives on a little island called Newfoundland on the east coast of Canada where she complains about the fog and dreams of a longer summer – but loves it too much to ever leave! She gets by with the help of her husband, two children, and great headlights on her car. Sara started dabbling in scrapbooking about 8 years ago and it has now become a passion that covers her basement and most kitchen surfaces. She loves to experiment and you can find her working on everything from scrapbooking to cards to home decor to mixed media canvases. She has been honoured to be published in multiple Create magazines and is the Head Instructor at her LSS, The Paperie. Sara believes in hot baths, cold wine, rich ice cream, and using the letter “u” in the word colour!
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