Create 2020 Instructor - Vicki Boutin

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 at Crop & Create and let the discovery begin!

Libby Hickson

Cynthea Sandoval … coming soon

Nicole Nowosad

Nicole lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada with her husband and three children. When not working full-time, or driving her kids between activities, Nicole can be found doing something creative, including creating digital cut files for JustNick. Nicole has her creative work published regularly in magazines, can be found teaching at events across Canada as well as online and her work seen on several manufacturers blogs.  Nicole has been paper crafting for almost 20 years and her style is bright and colorful and full of pattern!

Instagram: @nicolenowosad

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Jess Forster

Jess Forster knew she was addicted to scrapbooking after completing her first Week in the Life project in 2010. Taking a photo journalistic approach to memory keeping, Jess’ motto for the hobby is to: “document her family life adventures, big & small”. Jess loves paying attention to the life’s details via heartfelt journaling, divided page protectors, traveler’s notebooks, hybrid elements and big bold photos in her layouts.

Jess has been on a variety of creative teams including Becky Higgins Project Life Creative Team (2014); Ali Edwards Creative Team (2017-present) and Elle’s Studio Design Team (2018). Jess has taught online at Big Picture Classes (2015-2016), in various scrapbook stores across Ontario. From time to time, she interviews other memory keepers on her podcast, Pocket Talk. Jess especially loves connecting with fellow scrapbookers in person at the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine Crop & Create events and has done so since 2016.

When Jess is not getting crafty or making memories with her husband and two kiddos, Rowan and Sam in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto, ON, you can find her listening to podcasts, running or drinking too much coffee.

Catch up with Jess via her blog or on instagram.