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In a world where a camera is always within reach and creative options are abundant, “Your Way” is the memory-keeping approach that fills you up and fits your life right now. This free, scrapbooking-focused show celebrates the breadth of ways to be a memory keeper today. Our format varies week to week, with a healthy mix of teaching, listener Q and A, roundtable discussions, and interviews with everyday scrapbookers. Scrapbook Your Way is hosted by Jennifer Wilson, owner of Simple Scrapper an ...
 
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I love my monthly catch-ups with Kim and this time around we're stirring up the excitement for our March/April creative journey. You'll hear some of our personal updates along with sneak peeks of what you can expect at Simple Scrapper in the weeks to come. We've got chilly chickens, story mapping, and lots of organization banter in this final episo…
 
As a long-time reader of Melissa Camara Wilkins, I was excited to include her book in our 2020 Book Club selections. In this candid conversation Melissa shares how she stays grounded and connected to what matters most. We talk about simple strategies to ensure your needs are met and how to set more authentic and realistic goals. This is the perfect…
 
Do you have "non-negotiables" that are just for you? In this episode I'm joined by creative life coach Jill Allison Bryan for an insightful conversation about mornings as a foundation for your day. You'll learn how Jill stays connected to her morning practices even when life gets busy as well as the important mindset shifts you need to reap the mos…
 
Ashley Rodgers has a distinctive creative style and I knew we had to have her as a Featured Artist. In this episode you'll get to know Ashley on a more personal level and learn what influences her creative choices. We chat about her clever supply storage approach, her botanical inspirations, and her journey as a scrapbooker. You can find the full s…
 
Kim and I catch up on everything from muffins to mastering Trello in this month's behind-the-scenes episode. We share some juicy stories we're itching to tell along with the range of scrappy things we're excited about right now. Grab your favorite beverage and cozy up for another great conversation! You can find the full show notes for this episode…
 
Stacy Julian has recommitted to telling stories one by one this year. And with Story52 and the StoryDeck™, she's created a fun new way to find a scrapbooking starting point. I'm thrilled to have Stacy join me for our 100th episode of Scrapbook Your Way. Back in 2013 (!) we taught The Art + Science of Scrapbooking and I loved catching up on her jour…
 
Making big decisions in life requires connecting to the data, listening closely to yourself and others, and believing that you can figure out the rest. Jennifer Edwardson is a long-time instructor and business owner in our industry who has weathered major pivots to come out stronger every time. In this episode we deep dive into her journey, from at…
 
My Way is all about celebrating the unique ways memory keepers get things done. In this episode I'm joined by Kira Ness, our featured artist for January. Kira's style mixes florals, textures, and story in a beautifully simple way. You'll learn about a deeply personal loss in Kira's life that has influenced her scrapbooking choices and why she loves…
 
As you say goodbye to 2020, I wanted to share a few ideas that could make your scrapbooking experience even better. In this episode I'm sharing six memory keeping resolutions you might consider to find more joy and ease in your hobby this year and beyond. You can find the full show notes for this episode at simplescrapper.com/syw097.…
 
As we count down to 2021, you are undoubtedly thinking about new projects and new habits. In this episode I'm catching up with Kim about our personal plans as we transition from one year to the next. We dive deep into various strategies for tracking ideas and actually getting things done. You'll love this behind-the-scenes conversation that covers …
 
I've long admired Kristin Tweedale's bold authenticity as a voice in the scrapbooking community and was excited to have her on the show. You may know Kristin from her own podcast, Crafty Ass Female, or from one of her popular community projects. In our conversation we talk about the value of pure simplicity when it comes to habits and rituals stand…
 
Kim and I are back, catching up on what's new in our lives, in our scrapbooking, and at Simple Scrapper. This episode is full of wisdom for December and beyond, inviting you to think about what and how you are planning you crafty projects. You'll hear what stories we want to scrapbook next, what are community members are excited about, and what's c…
 
Laura Alberts is a scrapbooker who knows her style and process. In this episode of the My Way series you'll get to know Laura and some of her best advice for a happy and productive experience. No matter how you tell stories, you will be certain to take away a new idea from this one! You can find the full show notes for this episode at simplescrappe…
 
In this episode I'm joined by returning guest and new addition to our creative team, Shannan Manton. This week we're chatting about Shannan's creative journey with creating digitally and compiling her pages into a printed book. You'll hear how she stays inspired with her memory keeping along with tips for trying out this approach yourself. You can …
 
Kim and I sit down for another casual episode to catch up on life, scrapbooking, and what's new at Simple Scrapper. This episode focuses on our creative successes in the past month and over this year. We share some of our thoughts on 2021, including how we're getting ready and what might change for the new year. See the full show notes for this epi…
 
Azzari Jarrett is a photographer and a memory keeper, in that order. In her work you see an emphasis on the photos, many of them unedited, but she still loves selecting and playing with products to bring it all together. We are fortunate to have Azzari as October's featured artist and in this episode you'll get to know her on a more personal level.…
 
Registration for the 2021 Planning Party has officially opened. This is a free, online event designed to help you get ready for a happier and more productive new year. You can expect to receive our best tools and guidance during the two-week experience, along with a sneak peek at what to expect from Simple Scrapper in 2021. It's going to be epic an…
 
Having you been thinking about spending more time creating pattern, texture, and dimension on your pages? This episode is for you. Creative team member Audrey Medd and I chat about using techniques to have a more fulfilling, hands-on experience in memory keeping. You'll hear about what hasn't worked out for Audrey as well as some of her brilliant "…
 
Which techniques are in your comfort zone? Which ones do you want to try? We cover these questions and more in this month's casual behind-the-scenes episode. Kim and I catch up on life, creativity, and all things Simple Scrapper. You'll get a sneak peek at Techniques month and our upcoming session of Refresh, our members-only retreat. See the full …
 
How do you corral all the stuff of scrapbooking so that you can stay creative and productive? That's the topic of this week's episode, where I'm answering your top questions about managing your physical supplies, digital products, memorabilia, and more! I'll share a touch of tough love along with permission to be less organized than you think you s…
 
In true fashion for introverted folks like France Wisniewski and myself, we go deep fast! I thoroughly enjoyed the thoughtful conversation I had with this month's featured artist. We covered the shifts we're seeing in the industry and recount France's creative journey from art journaling to various forms of memory keeping. You will leave with a gen…
 
Are you curious about your family's past? Lisa Lisson is passionate about family history and in this episode she offers helpful advice and her best tips for finding old photos and more. Whether you are brand new to genealogy or more experienced, you are sure to take away a new insight from our conversation. See the full show notes for this episode.…
 
Recently I was asked by a listener whether she should get a new computer or an iPad. I asked a number of questions and we teased apart her true needs. This question led to my conversation with creative team member Breon Randon. In this episode Bre shares her experience using both an iPad and a computer for digital scrapbooking, along with the pros …
 
Shannon Dombkowski was one of our very first creative team members and now she's back as our Featured Artist for August. In this episode you'll get to hear the ups and downs of her creative journey as well as get a deep dive into all the things Shannon is loving in the hobby right now. See the full show notes for this episode.…
 
In January I received the biggest surprise of my life. Now you get to hear all about my trip to Sweden to learn more about my family history in this interview with my husband Steve. This super-sized episode features our tips for planning a vacation that includes genealogy research, the serendipitous moments that led to our biggest discoveries, and …
 
With so many in-person events cancelled and postponed, you might be left wondering what you can do from home. How can you cultivate a similar energy that leaves you feeling productive and refreshed?. I've been hosting virtual retreats since 2016 and in this episode I'm sharing how I foster a retreat-like atmosphere when I'm at home. See the full sh…
 
Travel scrapbooks are often top our priority lists, yet are one of the most challenging projects to complete. With so many photos and stories, how can you tackle your trips and adventures with ease? In this episode I'm sharing twelve of my best tips to do just that and then, you can follow the links below to find bonus tips on social media. Plus, w…
 
Wow, this one is jam-packed with resources you can start using right away! I always love a good chat with my friend and My Simple Scrapper member Alissa Williams. In this round, we share an update on our physical planner preferences and dive in to how we use digital tools as an essential planning companion. See the full show notes for this episode.…
 
We're all a bit geeky about scrapbooking, but the systems, processes, and apps we use for our pictures make that arena the geekiest of all! In this episode I'm joined by professional photo organizer Casey von Stein (aka Miss Freddy) to chat about how we can keep our images safe. You'll hear specific recommendations that she has proven to work with …
 
Kim and I are back with another casual conversation about life, scrapbooking, and the business of Simple Scrapper. This month we dive into many personal topics and offer our hopes for this month's member event. Please note that the episode was recorded mid-May, prior to the recent civil unrest and deep dive into anti-racism dialogue. See the full s…
 
I'm excited to share this conversation with Christine Everett, owner of Cocoa Daisy. While it was recorded before the pandemic, now more than ever we see the role small businesses play in our lives. As our values are forced front and center, we must make decisions about how we want to live and who we want to support with our dollars. This episode i…
 
In this episode I'm talking with my friend Janet Carr about feeling freedom through telling your real story and celebrating the raw beauty of vulnerability amidst your darkest days. This is for anyone who longs to show up authentically in real life, online, and in your scrapbooks. Please be aware this episode deals with sensitive issues, including …
 
Nathalie DeSousa has an infectious joy for storytelling and creativity. In this episode we explore why and how this passion developed as well as share some of Nathalie's best tips for loving the process. My Way is all about celebrating the unique ways memory keepers get things done and we're excited for you to get to know our May featured artist. S…
 
May is Storytelling month at Simple Scrapper and my conversation with Kim to introduce the theme is wide-ranging. This is one of my favorite discussions to date, because of the breadth of topics covered and the thought-provoking insights we shared. Kim is my "right hand gal" in our community and we both love sharing this regular peek behind the cur…
 
There's a lot of noise out there about how you should be a creative or a run a business. In this episode I'm sharing Christine Herrin's journey of cutting through that noise and following her passion to build a thriving business: Everyday Explorers Co. Whether your dream is to be a CEO or just the boss of your own craft room, our conversation offer…
 
As a scrapbooker and amateur genealogist I'm perpetually fascinated by all the disciplines that intersect with my passions. That's why I jumped at the opportunity to have Margot Note, a consulting archivist and author, on the podcast. Margot's passion for preserving family history led to writing the book Creating Family Archives as well as helping …
 
The world has turned a bit upside down since the last time Kim and I chatted. We do a whole lot of catching up on the past month before diving into a preview of April. This episode offers a variety of helpful tips and resources along with a healthy dose of "we're all in this together." See the full show notes for this episode.…
 
Would you love to have professional photo organizer's help? In this week's episode I'm joined by Simple Scrapper member and certified Personal Photo Organizer Sue Triggs-Rhuda to offer practical, tear-free advice for decluttering your digital pictures, photo prints, and memorabilia. This conclusion to our three-part series continues to remind us al…
 
Whether you are a digital or traditional scrapbooker, we all have non-photo files on our computers that need to be managed. From printables to cut files to digital kits and beyond, your digital clutter can cause just as much stress and headache as the physical. In this episode Melissa Shanhun and I chat about our favorite strategies for making sure…
 
Today we're kicking off a three-part series of episodes on decluttering, with a simple goal of sharing real life scenarios and practical ideas. This week I'm joined by prolific scrapbooker Barbara Picinich to explore how she approaches reducing the crafty clutter within her spaces. See the full show notes for this episode.…
 
Have you ever noticed the one thing that Lou Stiner does on all of her pages? I love hearing about the favorite techniques, products, and processes that define a scrapbooker's style in the My Way series. As you get to know this month's Simple Scrapper featured artist, take note of all the subtle and not-so-subtle ways Lou stays a happy, productive …
 
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