As a freelance writer and designer I have written articles and designed projects for many different scrapbook entities.

Most recently, I have had the opportunity to write several "Feature" articles for the newly launched Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine.  In the winter 2012  issue I wrote a feature article on a home decor "Photo Tray" project.  This project is a wonderful gift for any holiday, wedding, birthday or vacation.  In the spring 2013 issue I updated and rewrote an article on die cutting machings. I had fun visiting with friends to test out their machines.  This gave me the opportunity to try 7 or 8 different die cut machines and then be able to list the pros and cons of each machine.  I look forward to another opportunity to write a few more feature articles for CSM.

I also have had the pleasure of writing for the ASK CS column. Scrapbookers and cardmakers submit questions with problems they want to find answers for or questions they may have about products on the market or any other things they have on their minds that relate to scrapbooking and cardmaking.  Then, I researched the question to be able to give the best answer and advice possible.  I have really enjoyed doing this and sometimes the questions have been quite thought provoking and some have seemed quite simple, but that may be because I am already knowledgeable about the question.  But each question has been an opportunity to expand my own knowledge, learn new techniques and research things I had not considered before. 

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There are lots of wonderful ideas you can "scraplift" for your scrapbook pages and cards in this FREE magazine.  The magazine is published 4 times yearly, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.  If you would like a copy just email me at and I will be happy to get a copy to you. If you live close I have a magazine box where they can be picked up at.


I hope you will get a chance to pick up a copy soon and enjoy the many great ideas in it.

Happy Scrappin,




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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!