The Scrapaneers Peers are a group of talented digital enthusiasts who want to not only grow their own digital skills, but also mentor others in their educational journey as well. Learn more about the outstanding women who are dedicated to helping you grow your skills too. Are you interested in joining the Scrapaneers Peers team?
I have a business called “It’s a Life Story” where I am working on merging family history documentation, heritage photos, and family stories all into a format that is beautiful and something that just might entice our children and grandchildren to read and fall in love with their ancestors’ stories.
I am a huge animal lover. I worked my way through college at a pet store and that is where I met my husband. Together we have 2 rescue kitties, a hamster, a rescue pup and 2 green cheek conures. We definitely have a house full of heartbeats and we love it!
I am so picky about TV but love to watch things at night that I rotate through 3-4 different shows and watch one all the way through and then move on to the next…etc. and then start the circle again. I also read my favorite books over and over.
As a small girl growing up in a large family in Jakarta, Indonesia, Lidia had very few toys or art supplies. But that didn’t stop her from using her imagination, or from finding creative ways to express herself.
Zeneva lives in a sea-side town along the southern coast of Australia as a sole parent to her 3 beautiful children who are featured in almost all her layouts. She has a varied background, having worked
Amanda has been digital scrapbooking since 2007. She loves that there is no mess with glue, scissors, nor glitter. Preserving special memories of her daughters as they grow is her favorite part. She has recently begun a new venture in designing scrapbook kits under the name, Time Out Scraps. She really enjoys seeing her photos and designs in one layout. Other passions she has include spending time with family, teaching, traveling, and reading.
Amie is a craft loving (digiscraping, cardmaking, hybrid/silhouette-using, painting), dental hygienist in WA state who loves her husband, two kids (ages 7 & 4), English Bulldog, coffee, baking cupcakes, daffodils, glitter & sprinkles, reading a good book and lip gloss- not necessarily in that order! She started digital scrapbooking in 2008 when her daughter was born & knew she could make those cute little invites on Etsy! Being a paper scrapper since 1999, once she found digital scrapbooking, it became an instant hobby! She honed her skills using Photoshop Elements and has been fortunate to serve on some great creative teams. Currently she creates for Mommyish, Wishing Well Creations, Scotty Girl & The Digital Press.
Jana Oliveira lives in New Jersey with her son and her husband. She was a paper scrapbooker but after going back to school to study Childhood Psychology and Social Work she decided to start using Photoshop to do her layouts. She found her true style with the help of Photoshop, which is artsy with a lot of blending. She likes to tell deep stories in her scrapbooks and also does digital Art Journaling from time to time. She currently uses Photoshop CC and Lightroom to create and organize her photos.
Jana loves to help people to learn that artsy layouts are not that complicated and she loves to encourage others to tell real stories in their scrapbooks.
She is so happy to be part of the Scrapaneers team and to contribute to the blog and forum so others can document their memories and have fun with Photoshop like she does.
Katherine and her husband Tim have three grown children and six adorable grandchildren who are the subject of most of her scrapbooking pages. Tim started a business in 1984 and recruited Katherine to work in the office with him. Her first experience with a computer was when Tim plopped a keyboard, CRT (anyone remember those black screens with green characters), and 2 inch thick manual on her desk and said, “See if you can figure this out.” She had it up and running in no time and so began a love of figuring things out on a computer.
Janelle (aka NellahBean) is a stay at home mom to her 2 (soon to be 3) children while her husband works his heart out in medical school. She first discovered digital scrapbooking two years ago during his first year of school. She was looking for a new outlet to fill her time while he was studying all hours of the day and night. One of her fellow med school wives taught her some digiscrap basics in Photoshop and soon her love for digital scrapbooking developed. She had paper scrapped for years prior and loved the mess free version of digital!
Rosalie Vos Tulp has been a scrapbooker since 1995 when her oldest son was born. She wanted to create her own baby book with pictures and words that were unique and not canned. In 2008, she took an online digital scrapbook class and immediately fell in love. The best part of digital scrapbooking for her is the undo button. She creates almost exclusively digital, but doesn’t have the heart to get rid of all her paper supplies. She loves to browse the galleries for ideas and especially loves a good template.
It was a classic tale of an unsuspecting gal wanting to do a baby book who innocently picked up a scrapbook mag one day and was lured into the paper underworld of the sticker mafia and decorative scissor gangs. Fast forward a few years, throw in an online class, and a whole new world opened up. Tropt embraced digi and never looked back.
Lisa is an engineering project manager from Minnesota, but lately her work has her traveling away from home so it’s nice to have a creative hobby that can be done almost anywhere (even on the airplane). A scrapper since the mid- 1990’s, it wasn’t until she found an on-line class in 2007 that taught the basics of digi-scrapping that she found her creative outlet.
Stacia’s love of scrapbooking started with construction paper, rubber cement and those patterned scissors in college. She went through a cross stitch and a quilting phase before learning to paper scrap with a friend. She switched over to the dark side (digi) in 2008 and has not looked back.
Jennifer Flaherty is a former Elementary School Teacher turned SAHM when her first son was born in 2004. Since then, (and in a relatively short time) she has added another son and daughter to the mix making a perfectly imperfect family of five, which you will see in most of her pages.
Barbara lives with her husband, their two teenage kids (who are growing up much faster than she’s ready for!), and their fluffy dog Maggie. Her family is the source of inspiration for her scrapbook pages and they are the reason she spends so much time preserving and documenting her family’s memories. Of course she also scraps just because it’s so much fun to play in Photoshop!
Lisa Corbin-Polak has been creating scrapbook layouts for nearly 20 years. In early 2009, she discovered digital scrapbooking and fell in love with all the things that Photoshop could do and how easy it was to contain her supplies. She loves the creative outlet found in manipulating pixels, trying new techniques and using the “undo” shortcut when they don’t quite work.
Katherine Hansen, or Kat as she is known on the message boards, has been addicted to digital scrapbooking for about 10 years. She will openly admit that what once started as simply a hobby had turned into quite an obsession; she’s a bit of a self-confessed computer geek, too, so memory-keeping via computer is a perfect fit.