034: Ashley Horton Cuts It Up

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Our guest today is Ashley Horton.

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Hi!  I’m Ashley Horton and I live in the Southern US with my husband and our 3 children.  I started scrapbooking in 2006, and have always loved creating traditional layouts.
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Some of my favorite supplies are patterned paper, flair buttons, wood veneers, spray mist and my Silhouette Cameo.
I currently design for several Design Teams, and I am owner of The Cut Shoppe, an Etsy store that sells digital cut files.
Along with scrapbooking, I also enjoy reading and cooking.
Find Ashley online:
On the podcast we discuss scrapbooking, design teams, the creative lifestyle, failure, and learning.  We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

Thanks for stopping by!

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031: Season 5 of Scrapbook Soup


I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  I hope that you enjoy listening to these podcasts.  I know that Mom and I love chatting about artful living with each other and our variety of guests!  As the title indicates, today’s podcast is all about filming season 5 of Scrapbook Soup.  We recorded the podcast in two halves: one half before I left for filming and one half when I get back.  Here are some photos from the shoot…

There is, of course, the glam part of the shoot: makeup and wardrobe!

Makeup-smThere is the very un-glam prep work that gets done in the Green Room:


And the prep work that gets done on the set before each segment is filmed:


And then it’s time to get the big smiles out!


Our guests this season were:

Here are links to some of the products we discussed on the podcast:

On the podcast we discuss getting ready to shoot — all the prep work — and then the actual shoot itself. I’ve tried to adds names to all the faces so that when you’re listening to the podcast you’ll know who we’re talking about! Thanks for stopping by!

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016: Jaime Makes Stencils

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to Jaime Echt, owner of The Crafter’s Workshop.

Jaime Echt is the founder and owner of The Crafter’s Workshop.  Her background is in both graphic arts and marketing, a perfect combination for a stencil-arts business! She is forever inspired by the busy-ness of being so close to New York City, and the beauty of living in the Hudson River Valley.  All of her products are made in the US and designed by herself and a handful of talented artists.

Here are some of Jaime’s recent stencil designs:


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And here’s a peek at some of her artwork:

On the podcast we discuss Jaime’s career path, why she started The Crafter’s Workshop, and why stencils are so darn hot right now!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

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011: A Conversation with May Flaum

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!

Today’s guest is May Flaum.

When it comes to crafting May Flaum has one rule: it’s gotta make her happy. She’s not afraid to get super grungy or work with bright colors, dabble in lace and doilies then make something more splattered and wild. If she’s not in her studio (aka ‘the bat cave’) then she’s probably out running around having fun with her family or cooking up a storm.  May has been working in the scrapbooking industry for a decade and currently blogs [www.mayflaum.com] her crafty adventures, teaches on-line classes, and works with amazing companies sharing her projects and ideas. If she has one piece of advice to share, it’s always to be true to your creative heart.

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You can find May’s most recent e-book, “Fashionably Fast” here.

On today’s podcast we discuss May’s long and very interesting career in the scrapbook industry.  The theme of being true to yourself — both creatively and in your career path — is strong throughout this episode.  I found it to be a very inspiring conversation and I hope you will too! (And here is the link to May’s creative journey, as promised on the podcast.)

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010: Growing Together

Today’s guests are husband and wife team Noell & Izzy Hyman.


Noell hosts and co-owns Paperclipping.com – a scrapbooking website of video tutorials, a popular audio talk show, and scrapbooking articles. She’s been documenting her life through journaling since she was about 7 years old, as well as through photos and scrapbooking since she was around 10. Noell discovered the scrapbooking industry while it was still in its infancy in 1996 and began scrapbooking with industry products at that time.
Her background with modern dance influenced the way she scrapbooks: she loves communicating her stories, not only through photos and journaling, but also through visual design…in other words, she’s all about using colors, patterns, lines, and other design elements to tell the story. Using design as a visual language to tell a story through scrapbooking is one of her favorite topics to study and share with others through Paperclipping.

“You know how some things get into your heart and soul?

Design got into mine.

I don’t just teach the basics, but I really love to dig deep into design theory so it can be applied a million ways with a million styles and empower scrapbookers to tell their stories, not just with words but also through the visual designs of their pages.”

In 2008 Izzy walked away from his full-time career in the corporate world to run two website businesses from home: he owns and hosts IzzyVideo.com where he teaches how to shoot and edit video through his online video tutorials. He also co-owns and produces Paperclipping.com – his wife’s scrapbooking website. Izzy works with local films in the Phoenix area. In March 2013 he will debut the first film he produced himself.
“I’m Israel Hyman (Everyone calls me Izzy), and I’m obsessed with video. To me it’s an incredible art form.

It has the visuals of photography, but when you add audio and physical movement, it takes the art form to a whole new level.

While video seems complex at first, it isn’t. I have devoted the last several years to showing others how easy video is. It’s not the ‘black art’ that people sometimes pretend it is. Developing skills with video is as easy as learning the principles and then practicing them.”

On today’s podcast we discuss how Paperclipping.com came about, how Noell & Izzy make working together work for them, Noell’s ballet classes, Izzy’s singing classes, and taking a non-traditional career path.  I hope you’ll listen in to our conversation and leave us your thoughts!

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