Heidi Swapp is a busy wife and mom while running her own brand of signature creative products. She and her husband Eric have been married for 24 years, and are the parents to 5 fabulous kids. Heidi has always loved photographs and capturing life in scrapbooks. 20 years ago she started teaching classes, writing books and designing products for scrapbooking. Her creations have opened up opportunities to travel around the world sharing her ideas and love for creativity. Designing products is her first LOVE, and is inspired by things she wished she had! She’s known for never sitting still very long, chocolate chip cookies and crazy ideas! She loves to share her ideas on her blog and through social media, and is passionate about inspiriting others to make the most out of everyday! If she had a super power… it would be to freeze time for everyone else, while she kept working!
Small business owner, proud mama, and hand lettering enthusiast, Amy Tan is the founder of Amy Tangerine, a brand fully committed to providing creatives with the tools and space to see the bright, shiny side of life. In her day-to-day, Amy makes sweet online content as well as top-end products designed to promote a colorful, positive message. Amy released her book, Craft A Life You Love in 2018, and recently launched a podcast of the same name. She also teaches workshops all over the world, films YouTube videos, and consults with awesome brands including American Crafts, Avery, Amazon and more, all with the intention of building a sense of fun, positive energy and putting valuable resources out in the world for everyone to use. You can meet Amy at the intersection of creativity, passion, and purpose.
Making art easy is Vicki Boutin’s goal when it comes to scrapbooking, cardmaking, art jounaling or any practice that combines paper, paint, inks and mediums and often times photographs. A lover of colour, experiencing all that life has to offer and making connections through art, Vicki shares her process in a stress-free and exciting way through education, on-line content and video. Vicki has partnered with American Crafts with her signature brand that includes mixed media art, tools and paper products that embrace colour, beautiful art and easy to use mediums. Vicki’s goal to educate and make art accessible to all levels of artist takes her around the world teaching workshops and meeting like-minded creative souls. If you are ready to find joy in the simple act of making artful magic join Vicki and let the discovery begin!
My name is Paige Evans and I have been scrapbooking since I was 16 years old when I got my very first job at a little local scrapbook store in Redmond, Washington. I’ve been scrapbooking over half my life and love it as much today as I did back then. I have 8 signature scrapbooking collections with Pink Paislee with a 9th in the works. I have taught classes in 6 states and 9 countries – I love teaching how to create eye-catching layouts as well as coptic bookbinding courses. I live in the suburbs of Denver with my husband of 12 years, our son Fox, and daughter Jane, as well as a menagerie of pets – we have a dog, cat, bunny, guinea pig, and two beta fish. I love to create something every day!
London-based designer Shimelle Laine loves mixing current colour trends with the sweet nostalgia of stickers and glitter. She has designed eleven papercraft collections with American Crafts, edited idea books, and was the first person to teach online classes in the scrapbooking industry. She’s a scrapbooker at heart and has a wall of albums filled with her family’s stories. With a love of craft and more than a little pixie dust, Shimelle looks for the magic in every new day. To learn more about Shimelle or to see more of her work be sure to visit her website at Shimelle.com or visit her on Instagram at @shimelle.