Scrapbook Your Way

By Jennifer Wilson

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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 and author of The New Rules of Scrapbooking.

Episode Date
SYW023 - Free Downloads

There's more free stuff on the Internet than you could ever use and it's not doing you any good hiding in that downloads folder with take-out menus and school forms. We want to help you gain control of your digital chaos by offering a small selection of tools that help you keep track of everything else and start taking action on what's most important. In this short solo episode, the first in a four-part series, you will be introduced to a small mindset shift with huge implications as well as something brand new to Simple Scrapper. See the full show notes for this episode.

Jun 24, 2019
SYW022 - Self-Care for Scrapbookers

Empty nester Lee Currie has adulting figured out. She leverages her Virgo-ness to make self-care, personal development, and memory keeping a priority. In this episode you'll hear about the myriad of influences on Lee's evolution and the two specific practices that make all of her creative endeavors possible. No matter your season of life, this is an essential episode for anyone ready to craft a juicier life. See the full show notes for this episode.

Jun 17, 2019
SYW021 - Simple Photo Management

Do you feel overwhelmed with SO many photos? You are not alone. Smartphones have changed the way we take pictures, adding new hurdles to the storage and organization of our family memories. In this episode I'm joined by Kim Edsen, my Simple Scrapper teaching assistant, to offer our insights on making photo management just a little bit easier. See the full show notes for this episode.

Jun 10, 2019
SYW020 - Questions & Answers

Whether you're a product minimalist or a super crafty babe, there are several areas where memory keepers commonly get stuck. In this episode Andrea Gray, publisher of Retro Hip Magazine, joins me to answer your questions. We cover the entire creative process and offer practical, inspiring tips to help you get unstuck and have more fun in scrapbooking! See the full show notes for this episode.

Jun 03, 2019
SYW019 - Cultivating Community

When you're a grown up, it's not always easy to make new friends. Plus, the closing of many local scrapbook stores has shifted the search for scrappy like-minds online. In this episode I'm joined by Tracey Fox, the new host of a popular Facebook group for scrapbookers, to discuss the importance of community in strengthening our personal projects, peer relationships, and the creative industry. See the full show notes for this episode.

May 27, 2019
SYW018 - Start with Art

Creative team member Sara Case Strickland loves mixed media and creating in a clean and simple way. In this episode we share beginner-friendly tips for playing with paints, inks, and mists without all the mess. We also dig into an important, but sometimes sensitive, subject: letting story take a back burner to the artistic process. See the full show notes for this episode.

May 20, 2019
SYW017 - We're All Brave

Scrapbooking is beautiful because we did it. No matter how you tell your stories, this episode is full of thought-provoking wisdom on goal-setting, making choices, and creating through life's challenges. Guest Theresa Moxley shares how Project Life has helped her cope with a painful past and craft a positive outlook for the future. See the full show notes for this episode.

May 13, 2019
SYW016 - Don't Be Scared of Stamping

When you know the basics, stamping on your pages and projects doesn't have to feel intimidating. In this episode stamping fanatic Jessica Urrutia shares her favorite techniques and products to help you start stamping with ease. We cover different types of stamps, inks, and our best tips for getting a clean impression. See the full show notes for this episode.

Apr 29, 2019
SYW015 - The 100 Day Project

Natalie Schmidt is curating the stories of her life with The 100 Day Project. In this episode I'll share a beginner's perspective and Natalie will offer lessons learned from successfully completing two projects and embarking on her third journey this year. Whether you're joining in on this 100-day challenge or not, you will take away valuable insights on consistency, accountability, and creative inspiration. See the full show notes for this episode.

Apr 22, 2019
SYW014 - Timeless Advice for Scrapbookers

So much of the scrapbooking industry revolves around trends, but at Simple Scrapper I’d like to think what we do is pretty timeless. In this episode I’m playing excerpts from my Weekly Pep Talks, a series of video podcast episodes I hosted in 2013. For each excerpt I’ll share my reaction and critique of how well that advice holds today. See the full show notes for this episode.

Apr 15, 2019
SYW013 - Escape Your Creative Funk

Have you ever lost your creative mojo? We have all been there and in this episode we'll explore what a creative funk looks like, what causes it, and seven strategies to escape this place of frustration so you can get back to scrapbooking. See the full show notes for this episode.

Apr 09, 2019
SYW012 - What Works for a Busy Professional

Audrey Medd is practicing attorney with limited time for scrapbooking during the week. She's also a self-admitted perfectionist. In this episode you'll hear why Audrey loves a hybrid approach to scrapbooking and how she's created a workflow that fits her busy schedule. See the full show notes for this episode.

Apr 01, 2019
SYW011 - Documenting Disney for Beginners

From the months of planning to the hundreds (or thousands) of photographs captured, how do you document the most magical vacation of them all? In this episode I'm joined by seasoned Disney traveler Terri-Lynn Torrez to explore what first-time Walt Disney World visitors need to know about memory keeping and your park adventures. See the full show notes for this episode.

Mar 25, 2019
SYW010 - Curating Memories with Instagram

When used with intention, social media can be a powerful tool for life documentation and practicing gratitude. This episode explores Jess Forster's fresh take on memory keeping and the opportunities it has created to go deeper in her scrapbooking projects. See the full show notes for this episode.

Mar 18, 2019
SYW009 - Creativity Accountability

How is it that some scrapbookers can enjoy this hobby so much, yet have trouble finishing (or even starting) projects? Often it all comes down to personality. In this episode Kim Edsen and I will explore how to use Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies framework to devise accountability strategies that really work. See the full show notes for this episode.

Mar 11, 2019
SYW008 - My Way with Victoria Calvin

Victoria Calvin, aka Victoria Marie Designs, is known for her authenticity as a scrapbooker and business owner. This interview showcases her genuine passion for both the hobby and the industry while also offering a wealth of actionable advice for the listener. Whether you're a big fan or new to Victoria's world, you're going to love this episode! See the full show notes for this episode.

Mar 04, 2019
SYW007 - The Easiest Way to Scrapbook?

The Project Life app has been a game changer for modern scrapbooking, offering a simple entry for beginners and a more portable option for even the most serious memory keepers. In this episode I'm joined by two Project Life app power users, Breon Randon and Patricia Dettloff, to explore the versatility of this free mobile tool. See the full show notes for this episode.

Feb 25, 2019
SYW006 - 2019 Trends

The scrapbook community is buzzing about the latest new paper products, many of which are already hitting shelves. In this episode Crafty Jen Schow breaks down the trends she noticed at the 2019 Creativation trade show, including this year's cute animal motif and the colorful options she spotted on the show floor. We'll also look back on what was popular in 2018 and where we see scrapbook products heading in the future. See the full show notes for this episode.

Feb 18, 2019
SYW005 - My Way with Jennifer Wilson

This episode offers a twist, with Kim Edsen hosting and putting me in the hot seat. It's an honor to share my creative journey as just one example of how scrapbookers evolve through each season of life. While I will offer personal anecdotes week by week, my aim is to shine a light on how our differences make this hobby so special. See the full show notes for this episode.

Feb 11, 2019
SYW004 - 10 Tips for Simple Scrapbooking

We all fret about not having enough time to do the things we love. And while we can't bend the laws of physics, there are strategies to make life and memory keeping feel a bit easier. The ten recommendations from this episode stem from observing what has worked best for our Simple Scrapper members. See the full show notes for this episode.

Feb 11, 2019
SYW003 - Options for Modern Memory Keeping

Traci Reed is a unicorn of the scrapbooking world. With extensive experience in both digital and paper scrapbooking as a hobbyist and as a professional, I could think of no better person to dive into the array of options for today's memory keeper. We journey through Traci's own joys and sorrows to offer insights on how to choose what might work best for you. See the full show notes for this episode.

Feb 11, 2019
SYW002 - My Way with Kim Edsen

Kim Edsen and I first connected over sharing a Myers-Briggs type: INTJ. She's now my teaching assistant at Simple Scrapper and the closest I've come to being able to clone myself. In this kick-off to our "My Way" series of scrapbooker interviews, you'll get to know Kim and her memory keeping story. See the full show notes for this episode.

Feb 11, 2019
SYW001 - #ScrapbookYourWay

To "scrapbook your way" means choosing the approaches to memory keeping that feel simple and work for you. While this sounds easy on the surface, the wealth of creative inspiration (especially online) can make it difficult to cut through the clutter. Episode 001 introduces my slant on scrapbooking and what I hope to achieve with this new podcast. See the full show notes for this episode.

Feb 11, 2019
SYW000 - New Year, New Show

Welcome to Scrapbook Your Way, the show that explores the breadth of ways to be a memory keeper today. In this mini episode I’m sharing a preview of what you can expect on the podcast when we launch in February. The best way to get started is with our free workbook.

Jan 13, 2019