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!!


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.


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


Happy Scrappin,




Where to Find Us:


1091 Monticello Dr
Aurora, IL 60506


Phone: 630-862-4401





2019 DATES




Join us as we "travel"  down Historic Route 66, during a year of "travel" themed escapes during the year.




Simply A Scrappin Escape

"The Beginning" - Chicago

February 8, 9, 10, 2019



Simply A Scrappin Escape

It's OK - Oaklahoma That Is..

April 4, 5, 6, 2019



Simply A Scrappin Escape

BIRTHDAYs..Texas Style

July 26, 27, 28, 2019




Simply A Scrappin Escape

"Cactus and Desert"

September 20. 21. 22. 2019


Simply A Scrappin Escape

Santa Monica "The End Of The Journey"

November 22. 23, 24, 2019



A few seats remain for the Nov. 16, 2018 Weekend Escape!