Team Gallery for December 2013
Each month the Simple Scrapper team works with the Premium Membership sketch templates and story starters (i.e. prompts) to create inspiration for our community. These layouts were hand-selected by each team member as their best work for the month. Click each image to enlarge and scroll through the gallery. For product credits please visit the team member’s gallery, linked below.
Meet the Team
|Jennifer Wilson, Owner/Editor
Jennifer S. Wilson is a writer and creative entrepreneur living in the heart of the midwest with her husband and young daughter. She is passionate about helping people find more time for creativity through her Create More Media projects. Jennifer launched Simple Scrapper in 2008 as a way to chronicle her own learning process and has since published two Everyday Storyteller books on practical, real-world memory keeping.
Find Jennifer: Gallery | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
|Janet Carr, Community Manager
Janet, until recently, was blessed to be a SAHM to one teenage son (a senior this year) and has been happily married for 23+ years. Soon to be an empty nester (and oh so not ready for it) she decided that it was time to re-discover her life. Not only did she return back to work full time, but completely changed her career path, going from politics (her prior career) to now teaching ‘special needs’ children and absolutely loves it. She currently resides in Cypress, Texas with her family and 2 dogs. She loves anything to do with photography, memory keeping or capturing life’s moments. She is a traditional, hybrid and digital scrapper and can be found on Instagram daily.
Find Janet: Blog | Gallery | Instagram
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).
Find Lisa: Blog | Gallery
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 The Daily Digi, Get it Scrapped and Pixels & Company.
Find Ronnie: Blog | Twitter | Gallery
Arielle is a Southern girl with a twist! Mom’s from down South and Dad’s from up North. She settled in the town of her birth in Alabama, after living “abroad” in New Orleans and Northern California for a number of years. She studied graphic design, black and white photography and printmaking in college, (as well as a slew of other mediums) and worked in the web design industry while in California. She has always been artsy~crafty. She began blogging about her stamping/papercrafting adventures 5 years ago and started digital scrapping a couple years ago, after her daughter Maisie was born. She and her older brother Alex provide LOTS of inspiration! She feels very blessed to have a supportive (enabling) husband who recently made it possible for me to become a SAHM. Besides her love for family and making pretty things, she loves coffee, playing with her kids, reality cooking shows, music from the 50′s, speed scraps, collecting craft supplies, singing in the church choir, Phineas and Ferb, hanging out at the beach, jellybeans, cop/law shows, camping, gardening, popcorn popped in olive oil, Instagram pics and Psych marathons. And a few other things. She does not feel that she has a defined a scrap “style” yet. Arielle feels each kit she uses tends to dictate the direction she takes. She creates hybrid projects as well as digi scraps for P&Co., and also create as a CT member for Deena Rutter.
Find Arielle: Blog | Twitter | Gallery
Sandy Henderson is excited to be a part of the Simple Scrapper Team. She loves that there are NO RULES when it comes to creativity; especially scrapbooking! “Because we are all so different, why shouldn’t our style, our stories, and/or our processes?” She also loves that Jennifer has provided ways for us to each tell our OWN story…in our OWN way.
She is a paper, turned digital, turned hybrid, and all the way back around again kinda girl. Sandy loves creating digitally in Photoshop, yet still wants to get her hands “dirty” with glue, paint, paper and ink in paper crafting projects. She feels fortunate to be on several creative teams and to learn from some of the most talented designers in the business. Pretty soon, you will find her teaching Hybrid Classes online at Scrapaneers. Rather than maintaining a blog, she has a FB Page called Henderson House Designs, where she shares her latest creations, makes and shares announcements/promotions, and is happy to take orders from clients for announcements and invitations.
Sandy and her husband, Clark, have been married for over 28 years and have made many memories together. Some of those memories would include: 6 children (4 of whom are married), an ever-growing number of grandchildren (9 and counting), many trips, activities, sporting events, and the everyday “stuff” which makes up a life. When it comes to scrapbooking, Sandy says, “Will I ever be caught up? NO–but that’s OK! My life is a work in progress… ”
Find Sandy: Gallery
|Margrethe Aas Johnsen, on hiatus
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.
Find Margrethe: Blog | Twitter | Gallery
| Kimberly Kalil
Kimberly Kalil is a work-like-crazy mama to two kiddos – Shelby and Cooper (9 years old and 4 years old, respectively). She lives in sunny Southern Arizona. She’s wife to a very patient, loving accountant (Mike). She travels for business and works (from home) as a consultant for a Danish company that makes software for newspapers, traveling around the world to train their staff. Kimberly has a degree in journalism and spent many years as a writer and editor before her current job. She adores anything creative including scrapping, sewing and painting. She takes as many pictures as she can. Although she’s been paper scrapping since college, she converted to digi a few years ago, which better suits her crazy life and busy travel schedule.
Find Kimberly: Blog | Twitter | Gallery
Jennifer Larson is a high school English teacher, Maine native and current Minnesotan, wife to the biggest Star Wars fan in history, slightly tired mother to two boys (the second and third biggest Star Wars fans), and a fan of mysteries and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Jennifer started making cards in 1999 but became enamored with scrapbooking after attending a class at a local scrapbook store. She describes her style as linear but whimsical. Jennifer designs for Fancy Pants Designs and Write Click Scrapbook and writes for The Scrap Review.
Find Jenny: Blog | Twitter | Gallery
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.
Find Aimee: Blog | Twitter | Gallery
Amy Melniczenko lives in Reston, VA with her husband of 12 years and their 8 year old boy/girl twins. Their 17 year old daughter just started her freshman year at West Virginia University! Amy is a full-time project manager at a financial institution these days but began her career as a social worker working with domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Amy has been scrapbooking since the early 1990s but discovered digital scrapbooking in 2005 when her twins were born and has primarily scrapped digitally since that time. Although she did a paper Project Life album in 2012, she is tackling 2013′s Project Life album digitally! Amy is currently creating for Valorie Wibbens and One Story Down. She is passionate about telling her family’s stories and documenting their life together! Amy is a huge reader (mostly literary fiction) and is a pop culture junkie! She also LOVES all things beauty & makeup!
| Shannon Morgan
Shannon Morgan is a Great Lakes NerdGirl living in the South. She tries to make the best of this even though she dearly misses actual seasons. Shannon is a stay at home mom, she has a great husband, Karl, who works really hard for her to be able to do so. She sacrifices her sanity caring for Patrick, her son, who is regularly deemed Mini-Belushi and Mackenzie, her daughter, who isn’t afraid to point out Shannon’s dark under eye circles and if her hair looks bad. All in all they are wonderful children, who Shannon loves without limit. Rounding out the family in her house, are Cinna and Meg, two crazy Rhodesian Ridgebacks that make each day good. All of the mentioned above provides daily inspiration in Shannon’s creative journey in this world. She has been scrapbooking in some form or fashion since Patrick’s birth. Shannon spends a lot of time taking pictures of everyday things and documenting them. Her children have grown used to her taking pictures of them constantly and in random places. You’ll notice Shannon is a bit mist and doodling obsessed. She likes to add dimension to her pages. Things Shannon also likes and/or is obsessed with: caffeine, owls, foxes, music, tattoos, cartoons, Bill Murray, the color mint, the color robin egg blue, polka dots and reading. She’s been blessed with great support and opportunities in this industry, and everyday that she inspires someone to try something new, is success.
Find Janet: Blog | Gallery | Instagram
| Molly Porter
Molly lives in Chicago, IL with her husband. As a full-time corporate marketing designer, she loves the creative outlet that scrapbooking has provided. She got her start using the Project Life system and hasn’t turned back since. A few of her favorite things are stripes, bright colors, tea, Sunday brunch, nail polish, cute scarves and nice people. Aside from that, she also runs a small Etsy shop, loves hand-lettering and considers herself an amateur calligrapher. Most days, you can find Molly on Pinterest or her blog, and you can find her everyday on Instagram.
Find Molly: Blog | Twitter | Gallery
| Kristina Proffitt
Kristina Proffitt is one happy mama who lives in Tennessee with her husband Michael, sweet-daughter Caylin (7), super-hero loving son Jack (2) and is expecting another baby boy on the way! She’s been a simple scrapbooker for almost 10 years and loves photography, pretty paper products and graphic design. She is a stay-at-home-homeschooling-mama who also has a sweet little Etsy print shop on the side. Kristina loves both digital and traditional scrapbooking and is currently also on the Becky Higgins Project Life Creative Team. Other things she loves are documenting the everyday moments in life, Target (come on, who doesn’t love Target?), antique stores, Sharpie markers and Greek food. Kristina feels blessed beyond measure to have such a fun, fulfilling creative outlet that allows her to record her precious family memories all the while making some super sweet friends along the way!
Find Kristina: Blog | Twitter | Gallery
| Melanie Ritchie
Melanie Ritchie studied Visual Arts in college and university. Art and Design have always been a focus in her life. As a young girl, she sold hand drawn greeting cards at the end of her driveway instead of lemonade. Her childhood dream was to illustrate the covers of novels. Currently, Melanie spends most of her time raising her two young children and the remainder of her time documenting life/oohing and aahing over pretty scrapbook supplies.
Find Melanie: Blog | Twitter | Gallery
Kelly Sroka is a wife and a homeschooling mother to two teens and a tween. She and her family (which includes and assortment of horses, dogs, cats, and chickens) live on a 35-acre farm in central NC. She first started scrapbooking way back in 2001 and hasn’t stopped since! Aside from scrapbooking, Kelly is also passionate about dressage, photography, gardening, and reading.
Find Kelly: Blog | Gallery
|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 honored 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 color!
Find Sara: Blog | Twitter | Gallery
| Allie Trumpower
Allie Trumpower of Alexandra Rae Design and Document Life Workshop is a crafty designer, a photographer, and is marketing obsessed. She lives in Ohio with her husband and the cutest cat alive. She loves great design, memory keeping, pinterest, twitter, and instagram– and loves meeting new people via social media!
Find Allie: Blog | Gallery | Instagram
| Delanie Wood
A trip overseas while still in high school was the beginning of Delanie’s interest in scrapbooking. Although she has many interests that come and go – currently knitting, cake decorating and rock-climbing (she’s still surprised she likes that one!) – scrapbooking and photography are here to stay. Delanie believes that documenting life – scrapbooking, photography and blogging – raises her awareness and appreciation of those wonderful details and magical moments that make up life. Plus it’s a chance to play with pretty paper and embellishments! Delanie lives with her boyfriend in Melbourne, Australia, a city that she loves, but happily disappears off travelling at every opportunity.
Find Delanie: Blog | Gallery