Hi, welcome to Scrap 'N Dream the home of "Simply A Scrappin Escape".  I hope you will be able to join me at one of the many events that I offer to you the scrapbooker and crafter.  I love scrapbooking and enjoy the weekends away to teach, scrapbook and meet old and new friends.  Scrapbooking is my ultimate passion!!

In November 2019 we celebrated our 100th Weekend Crafting Retreat.  It was a real celebration with gifts, balloons, a special cake and so much more.  Betty won a trip to Palm Springs for up to 6 people as part of our special Travelers Destination Contest.  And Kathy was out 100th WEEKEND CRAFTING QUEEN.  Congratulations to both of you.


I am a mother of 2 grown girls and the grandmother of 3 (1 girl and 2 boys) so I have a lot of pictures to make family scrapbooks to keep me busy.  I also have and continue to travel the world which gives me much more to scrapbook.  I have completed over 200 albums (mostly 12 X 12) and over 100 projects from frames, to shadow boxes to acrylic albums and everything in between.


I am a freelance designer and writer.   I wrote for  Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine but unfortuanetly it has ceased publication..  I had the privilage of writing several feature articles and the "Just Ask CS" column.


I have taught scrapbooking classes across the country for various scrapbook conventions including "Camp Memory Makers" for Memory Makers Magazine, Scrappers ER, Midwest Scrapbooking and many others. 


I  own Scrap 'N Dream which hosts "Simply A Scrappin Escape" hotel weekend retreats.  I also host "Scrapbook Extravaganzas" which include a day of exclusively designed classes and a crop.  And to round out my passion for scrapbooking and shopping I host fun filled weekend bus trips to SHOP!CROP!DROP! for those who want adventure.


I am also very active in fundraising events for my daughter and grandson's school and spend some very enjoyable days helping the students with projects.

Welcome to our crafting family!!

I look forward to meeting you soon at a scrapbook event.  


Happy Scrappin,




Where to Find Us: www.meetup.com/simplyascrappinescape


1091 Monticello Dr
Aurora, IL 60506


Phone: 630-862-4401





2021 DATES






Simply A Scrappin Escape

"Hpwdy Partner

February 19, 20, 21, 2021




Simply A Scrappin Escape

"Under The Big Top"

April 9, 10, 11, 2021



Simply A Scrappin Escape

BIRTHDAYs.."At The County Fair"

July 23, 24, 25, 2021




Simply A Scrappin Escape

"Corn Moon"

September 24, 25, 26, 2021




Simply A Scrappin Escape

"Sleigh Ride"

Holiday Party and Craftin Weekend

November 19, 20, 21, 2021