hey there!

I’m Amanda

I’m a mom of three who loves to get creative. My favourite crafts are, of course, scrapbooking, playing with mixed media, creating mini albums and cards. I get crafty for my own sanity and mental health and have created some beautiful keepsakes for my family.

Although these 👆are my go-to crafts I also really love to paint with acrylics, dabble with embroidery, and I’ve started knitting too many chunky blankets to count. As much as I love to try these, I always go back to my first love of paper crafting.

A little about me

I first got into scrapbooking when I was a teenager. My mom hosted a Creative Memories party for a few of her friends, I joined in and I was hooked. I cringe looking back at my first attempts. It makes me sick to my stomach thinking of how without a second thought I cut up the only photos of little me with my great-grandma with those decorative scissors that were very popular at the time. (shudder)

I really got serious about scrapbooking after my first child was born. It really helped me get through some difficult days as I adjusted to becoming a mother and having my life change in such a big way. I was lonely, far away from my family and totally out of my depth as a new mother. 

Scrapbooking gave me a wonderful outlet and it was the perfect hobby to help me feel a bit like myself during this changing time in my life.

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I adored scrapbooking and paper crafting so much that in 2008 I decided to open a shop in my town. I loved having my own business doing something that I loved. I made many new friends, had so much fun and sure learnt a lot

Unfortunately, it wasn’t sustainable in my town, and I couldn’t keep it up. Sadly, the store closed in 2011.

This was devastating for me; I packed up all my supplies, sold whatever I could and quit scrapbooking for a few years. 

It took me quite a while to rediscover my love for scrapbooking and paper crafting. But slowly and surely I found my way back.

I am far from a perfect scrapbooker, I make plenty of mistakes, I sometimes make horrible, ugly pages, but even knowing that I still wanted to share my love for this hobby with someone.

So in May 2020, it was the beginning of the pandemic, I knew that I was going to need something to keep myself occupied over many months of being home with my three kids. And hopefully find people like me; who aren’t perfect scrapbookers, but love the hobby as much as I do.

My hope is that this will be a place for those who love scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, and memory keeping.

For those who love to create, whether as a keepsake for their family or just to keep themselves sane.

Whether you’ve been scrapbooking or paper crafting for years or just getting started, or something in between, you are welcome here.

I am so thrilled that you’ve chosen to visit my tiny little corner of the internet. Thank you for visiting!


Starting in January 2022, you will see a new challenge posted each week in our private Facebook community.

I would love to have you join!

Starting in January 2022, you will see a new challenge posted each week in our private Facebook community.

I would love to have you join!