Meet Your Hosts

Justine Hovey

Justine Hovey has been cardmaking and scrapbooking since she was 16 years old. It started as a hobby turned into an obsession and she soon began working on numerous design teams, creating YouTube videos, and even guested on HSN. Justine prides herself on her digital courses that provide solutions to all common craft problems – where to start? How to organize? How to get more out of products? She is a proud Canadian currently living in Germany and loves spending time with her 145lb gentle giant “puppy”.

Laurel Beard

Laurel Beard has been a cardmaker in the papercrafting industry for over 15 years. She has served on many design teams and has a popular youtube channel. She prides herself on using what she has and uses the mentality “its just paper” when creating. Her motto is art should be fun!  As a content creator and crafter, it is easy to get lost in all the supplies and “must haves” that have piled up over the years. Laurel has finally found a way to keep herself organized and her craft room clean. She is a wife and mother of two precious kiddos!

Meet Your Speakers

Paige Taylor Evans
Happy Scrappy Place Organization

Paige has been scrapbooking since she was 16 years old when she got her very first job at a little local scrapbook store in Redmond, Washington. She's been scrapbooking over 21 years now and loves it as much today as she did back then! Paige has 15 signature scrapbooking collections with American Crafts and a 16th in the works. She loves teaching in-person and virtual classes, showing how to create colorful and unique layouts & mini albums as well as coptic bookbinding courses. Paige lives in the suburbs of Denver with her husband of 15 years, son Fox, daughter Jane, as well as two cute cats and a bunny.

Website    YouTube    Instagram     Facebook

Natasha Foote
Organizational tricks for cardmaking success

Natasha Foote is a card creator and passionate crafter from the South Island of New Zealand.  She is a wife and mother of two young children.

For the past six years Natasha has been posting videos to her YouTube channel  and sharing content with her amazing and supportive card making community on Facebook groups. Natasha’s philosophy is to keep things as simple as possible and to make the best use out of craft supplies at hand.

Coming from a teaching background, her videos distill both simple and complex card-making techniques into easy to understand steps.

Brandi Mahon
How to use an online database to organize your stamp stash

Brandi Mahon is the creative owner of Stamp Me Some Love, host of the highly successful 4-day Card Maker Success Summit, and the course creator of Craft Biz in a Box. Card making is her hobby, but her passion is bringing creators together and helping them build their creative businesses. She loves throwing parties and is a master networker. Hailing from Kentucky, she lives with her wife and 3 fur babies.

Website     YouTube    Instagram    Facebook

Brandi Mahon
ATTRACT-ive Organization Ideas! Magnets

Ardyth is a card maker from Toronto, Canada who loves to keep her craft supplies organized so she can focus on creating, rather than searching or cleaning. Her craft room is filled with innovative, inexpensive and often home-made organizational solutions that can easily be adapted as needed.

Website      YouTube     Instagram

Tiffany Solorio
Reset: Monthly craft room organization reset

Tiffany Solorio started paper crafting about 15 years ago. She was invited to a Stampin Up Party and was hooked ever since. She would spend countless hours learning new techniques and shortly after started a YouTube channel. She loves to inspire others and help people gain confidence to try new techniques and to use their supplies. She is addicted to mixed media techniques and loves adding splatters to everything. 

Website     YouTube     Instagram

Shannon Hale | The Daily DIYer
Elevate your craft space with decorative paper

Shannon Hale is a wife (to Brian) and mom of 3 (Carter, Alyssa, & Caroline) She is an interior designer by trade and maker by heart. For over 8 years she has been sharing her love of crafting, DIY, home decor, home renovations, tips, tricks, hacks and more through video tutorials. She takes you along with her through the entire project, start to finish, all while keeping budget in mind. When she is not creating she enjoys puppy cuddles on the couch with her dog Honey, dinner dates out with her husband Brian, family days piled into the car being out and about, and an occasion vacation to warm places with sand and palm trees.

Website     YouTube     Instagram    Facebook    Pinterest     Tik Tok

Daniel West
Declutter and Clean Up for Messy Crafters

Daniel West started making cards in March 2018 when a friend introduced him to the craft. Putting ink to paper with stamps and markers thrilled him. A few months later, he found out about Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Card Kits and subscribed. He made a series of “”pretty mean cards”” with the kits and garnered attention from some stamping companies. Soon he joined several design teams and launched a blog and youtube channel. Besides stamping, he also enjoys stamping and stamping. He and his wife, Paula, love in Providence, Rhode Island, with their three kids Helena, Jake and Micah. Connect with him on all the socials with handle – delandartie.

Tania Ahmed
The Importance of Using Your Supplies and Swatching!

Tania Ahmed is a art content creator, video maker and teacher based in the UK. Over the years, she has blended her multicrafts experience to hone her mixed media and papercraft work. Originally from Pakistan, Tania draws her inspiration from diverse cultures, bright colours, bold graphic design, and eclectic patterns. She has been published in several creative magazines, and currently designs for companies within the arts and crafts industry. She has taught at independent craft stores and has organised and led art and craft workshops for local charities. Tania has extensively demonstrated at international consumer and trade art and craft shows. She is very passionate about teaching and sharing her love of craft and creativity!

Juliana Michaels
Tim Holtz Storage and Organization Ideas

Juliana Michaels is a mixed media paper crafter and has been a project designer in the paper crafting/scrapbooking industry since 2008. Over the years her style and interests have changed and what began as a love of scrapbooking, has transitioned into card making and other types of paper crafting. Most recently she has developed a passion for mixed media which really feels like home to her. Juliana shares her love for mixed media and paper crafting on her blog and YouTube channel. She is a retired Physical Therapist, turned Graphic Designer, who has a fondness for coffee and Mexican food. When she's not working or crafting, Juliana enjoys working out, reading, antiquing, and spending time with her family, fur baby and friends.

Carissa Wiley
Creating A Workspace That Works For YOU

Carissa Wiley is a true lover of all things paper crafting and she has been sharing inspiration and education both online and in person since 2009. Over the last 14 years, Carissa has shared her handmade creations through free video tutorials, online and in-person classes, blogs and publications. She loves teaching and empowering others to create their own one-of-a-kind paper crafting projects. Carissa believes YOU CAN DO THIS and wants to inspire and empower the creative in you!
Along with sharing on her own blog and YouTube channel, Carissa has also shared classes, projects and videos on other sites and publications over the years. 
As a wife, mother of three, pediatric nurse and all-around busy lady, Carissa knows the value of your time! She is a wife, mother of three adult children, pediatric nurse and mother to two fur babies, Mochi and Charlie. She enjoys traveling the world and scuba diving with her husband of 22 years. Above all, Carissa loves to laugh and can often be heard doing just that as she shares online.

Elisa Lessard “Scrappy Wife”
Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Rediscovering Your Creativity Through Organization

Elisa Lessard is the creative force and content director behind the YouTube Channel, “The Scrappy Wife”. She is a mom of 3, a wife, and a woman that is passionate about creativity. On her channel you will find content about crafting, creative journaling, memory keeping, organization, and shopping. All of it is linked back to her love of creativity and belief that we are all inherently creative. She has worked with many companies, including The Happy Planner, Illustrated Faith, Cricut, and more.

Therese Calvird 
Create Your Own Color Story! A Visual Reference Guide to manage and organize your Supplies!

Therese has been papercrafting since 2005. She has a passion for card making and sharing EASY Card Making tutorials on her YouTube channel.

Her style typically is clean and simple. And she has over 1000 tutorials sharing many different techniques, as well as some great ways to stretch the products that are in your stash. This includes all kinds of coloring for card makers, die cutting, foiling, stencils, embossing, and how about some ideas for masculine card designs!
Why not visit her and find inspiration for easy card making techniques that anyone can achieve!

Naomi Garcia
“There’s a Spot For That!- How to Organize Your Cricut Supplies”

Naomi is a wife, mom, and semi-retired educator. As life-long crafter, she enjoys sewing, Cricut crafting, glass etching, and sublimation. Her hope is to share her love of crafting with as many people as she can.

Ricky Bromero
Things That Didn’t Workou

Ricky Burton-Romero has been making greeting cards for over 7 years. What started out with adult coloring has led him to many crafting opportunities. Ricky's cardmaking style ranges from clean and simple to a full-on story on the front of his cards. In addition, he enjoys ink blending and Copic coloring for most techniques. Ricky is married to his husband Tony and has two dogs named Ivy and Imogene. As an avid animal lover, he volunteers for organizations like Live Like Roo and Wild Hearts, both based in Chicago. Each year he hosts a card drive to help an animal organization in need. Last year he raised over $5,000 for Live Like Roo doing a virtual 5k.

YouTube     Instagram   

Nicki Baxley
Avoid the mess: How to store your liquid supplies

Nicki started her career as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner but has always loved card making and scrapbooking. She did these things on the side until she was recently given the ability to work as a mom & card maker full time. Organizing her space is a passion and she has recently moved across the country twice so has had lots of practice creating 4 different craft rooms from small to large!

Einat Kessler
DIY Desk Organizer – Fun and Frugal Way to Store Pens and Brushes

When she was a young girl Einat used to sit on the carpet at her grandparents’ house with a huge scrapbook on her knees looking through it with amazement. These albums, created from scratch by her grandfather took her imagination to faraway places and sparked her creativity years later. When her first son was born her grandfather suggested she should create a scrapbook to document his life. Einat was bit by the scrapbooking bug and the rest is history.
Today Einat is a versatile artist and designer, who dabbles in various crafts from scrapbooking and altered art to mixed media and 3D paper crafts. She has a succsseful art business where she teaches online classes and sells ebooks. She has three memberships and she shares her projects and designs on her blog, FB page and very successful YouTube channel.

Mary Polanco
Storing Your Stencil Stash

Mary is a long-time crafter and has been making cards for 15 years. In 2016, she started her YouTube Channel where she not only shares card making tutorials, but her most watched videos, which include hundreds of money and time-saving hacks. Mary has worked as a design team member for multiple companies, and has hosted in-person crafting events before 2020. She is recently retired from the United States Air Force after serving for 23 years. Her and her husband have two kids, ages 13 and 9, and they call Maryland, USA, home.

Alyce Keegan “Kit and Clowder”
Swatching Colour Blends for Markers and Pencils

Alyce Keegan is the founder of Kit and Clowder Colouring Classes, and has taught to a community of over 30,000 people worldwide over the past 8 years. Kit and Clowder is an award winning colouring class company that focuses not just on how to colour, but about learning real art fundamentals and theories to help you really understand the process and how to colour your favourite images. 

Having a diploma in Art Therapy, Alyce has a strong ethos around self-care to help her customers feel confident, engaged, and motivated to learn new things and take time for themselves. This has also led to running free workshops for the Queensland Children’s Hospital and Cancer Council Foundations from the sale of all classes to help others gain access to art therapy during difficult times. 

Website      Facebook Group  

Carolyn Dube
Organizing Your Gel Prints

Carolyn Dube is a mixed media art adventurer who takes the intimidation out of creating so that you can connect with your creativity. She plays with every color of the rainbow, avoids rules whenever possible, and embraces the freedom of imperfection. You can find her sharing the message of O.O.P.S. through her YouTube videos and her blog, as well as designing stencils for StencilGirl Products, teaching in person and online workshops.

Jess Crafts
Keeping Your Stash Accessible: Flip Through Storage Ideas

Jess started paper crafting over 15 years ago. Though she began as a scrapbooker, she now enjoys making cards and sending them to family, friends, and organizations. Jess filmed her first YouTube video in 2014 and over time realized her passion was in sharing how to get the most of the patterned paper that many crafters, like herself, fall in love with regularly. She creates and shares paper busting templates and resources for donating cards with viewers from around the world through her channel and blog. She aims to make cardmaking feel accessible and fun to anyone who wants to try it.

Melanie Habibzadeh | Simple Made Pretty
Cricut Craft Room Organization

Melanie is the creative genius behind Simple Made Pretty, where you can be inspired to create something pretty. She's a wife of 14 years, a mother of 2 creative children, and lives outside of Tampa. Melanie shares simple, budget-friendly solutions for home organizing, decor, crafts, and DIY projects. She has used Cricut machines for the past 10 years and shares tutorials and Free SVG files on her blog. She's here to help you organize your vinyl, cutting mats, tools, and other crafting equipment to create the perfect Cricut Craft room.

Website     YouTube     Instagram    Facebook    Pinterest

Lauren Hinds
How to store punches and pictures (physical and digital)

Lauren is known for helping people “Craft Their Joy” and is passionate about organizing and crafting. From knitting and sewing to making jewelry and papercrafting, she has been a crafter most of her life. Among the crafts she loves, scrapbooking holds a special place and is the craft she is most easily identified with along with the Creative Memories brand. She made her first scrapbooks in 1995 and liked the results so much, never stopped. She has learned a lot over the last 25 years about scrapbooking, and her passion is to teach people the tools and techniques to make scrapbooking easier, more accessible and fun.

Keren Tamir
Embracing Your Imperfect craft room: organization tips to make a space your own

Keren Tamir is a self-taught mixed media artist. She loves to create and experiment with many different mediums and techniques. Creating gives her the opportunity to disconnect from day-to-day life and connect with her heart and soul. Her style evolves and changes just like her life and that’s one of the things she loves about art. She loves to create and is passionate about what she does and that’s why she loves teaching mixed media and art journaling techniques. She wants to help you tell your story through art, so you can get inspired, connect with your intuition and help your well-being.

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Making Sense of Your Paper Stash

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is a working artist living outside of Boston. Her artwork explores high contrast visual relationships, pushing at the boundaries of visual cacophony. She has been teaching art classes for more than a decade and loves to help others nurture their creativity.

Allie Trumpower
5 Tips for Organizing Printables for your Hybrid Projects

Allie Trumpower has been scrapbooking as long as she can remember – what started as a creative way for some “mother daughter time” quickly became a career when Allie discovered that she would love to design products for scrapbookers and creatives. Armed with a graphic design degree, Allie opened up Allie Scraps and designs printable (and some physical!) products for scrapbookers, planners, and bible journalers.

Website     YouTube     Instagram     Facebook   Pinterest     TikTok

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