Create beautiful scrapbook pages

My easy-to-follow, step-by-step videos make it so trouble-free

I teach you how to confidently create beautiful scrapbook pages while decreasing your stash and using what you already have in my Scrap your Stash online classes! Through my PaintPaperPlay Community on Patreon I give you all the guidance you need to create those special pages while destashing. Join my Scrap your Stash Community on Patreon


My step-by-step process videos are geared toward beginner to advanced. You'll learn to tear, crinkle, ink, tuck & glue, and repurpose papers and embellishments that you've held on to for years! I'll show you how to create your own embellishments by using up scraps of paper, stamps, inks, and punches to enhance your layout.


You'll be creating gorgeous pages with depth, texture, and dimension in no time. Imagine finally using up those papers and getting pages completed. My step-by-step process videos show you how!

Journey into creating colorful & textural
art journal pages

Are you ready to delve into the colorful world of art journal? My Adventures in Art Journal monthly process videos are just what you need! I show you how to use basic materials and stuff from around the house to play in your art journals so you can start slow. I tested the waters of art journaling for the first time several years ago and fell in love! I now embrace it whole-heartedly! It's very addicting!


You'll learn about products I like to use and why. I show you how to use craft paints, gesso, pastes, markers, and stencils, but you may be surprised at some of the household items you can use in your journals. My process videos show you step-by-step how to create an Adventures in Art Journal spread each month.


Art journaling forces you to slow down and play. You can let your mind wander and feel free because there are no rules and experimentation is the name of the game! Being able to play in your art journal with colorful paints, inks, gesso, paste, stencils, and markers - that's the exciting journey!

Use what you have

If you've been scrapbooking for awhile you've probably gathered numerous supplies of pretty papers and embellishments.


I'm a big proponent of using what you have and I teach that in my classes.


You may not have exactly the same supplies I have but I help you figure out how to use them - and to like doing so!

Join my Patreon Community for online video classes

When you become a Patron of my Scrap your Stash Community you receive monthly, exclusive, online process videos that teach step-by-step exactly how I create my layouts and the materials I use. I draw from my stash and supplies on-hand each month so it's always a challenge. If your goal is to decrease your scrapbook stash while still creating special layouts these classes are for you!


I teach a variety of techniques that you can use, or disregard, depending on your style and supplies on hand. You'll learn to create texture, dimension, and your own embellies using papers, punches, fabrics, inks and stamps, and bits & pieces of scraps.


Patrons also gain access to our private Facebook group where you can share your Scrap your Stash layouts. It's so much fun to see how my layouts are interpreted according to the supplies and techniques you use.

Art Journal play

When you become a Patron of my Adventures in Art Journal Community you receive monthly, exclusive, online process videos that teach step-by-step exactly how I create my journal spreads and the materials I use.


I try to utilize everyday basic materials that are easy to find and available at the big-box stores. You'll learn how to mix and match those materials - and finds from around the house - to create a different art journal spread every time.


You'll learn to let go and enjoy the creative freedom of art journal.


Patrons also gain access to my private Facebook group where you can share your art journal spreads and see how each Patron interprets the lesson.

Scrap your Stash


Learn a variety of ways to build beautiful scrapbook layouts by using what's already in your stash. Gain INSTANT ACCESS to a new scrapbooking video tutorial each month. Jump right in and start creating! My over-the-shoulder video tutorials show how to use materials you may already have on hand to create embellies, titles, journal tags, and a layout to use them on.

  • The complete library of scrapbooking videos from the previous months. $17 Monthly

Adventures in Art Journal


Putting paint to paper in this Adventures in Art Journal community opens up a full spectrum of levels for creative play. Get INSTANT ACCESS to a new Adventures in Art Journal video tutorial each month. My monthly video tutorial walks you through the creative process for journal pages. Full of tips, techniques, and information on supplies from the basics to using items from around your house. You're sure to find inspiration here. The complete library of Adventures in Art Journal videos from the previous months. $17 Monthly

Ultimate Play Time


If you WANT IT ALL this is the package for you! From quick & easy paper crafting projects, scrapbooking, and art journaling, to a slew of tips and techniques. The Ultimate Play Time bundle includes everything from the first three tiers. So you get INSTANT ACCESS to:

  • PaintPaperPlay's Patreon-only community.
  • Enjoy creative playtime as you practice techniques for paper crafting. Techniques that you can easily transfer to cardmaking, scrapbooking, art journals, mini books, etc. It's easy to follow along with my monthly step-by-step video tutorial. $30 Monthly

My journey into the arts began in the late 90s when a co-worker-turned-friend invited me to a Friday night crop at the local scrapbook store. I had no idea it would lead me to where I am today.


I've served on Design Teams for Xyron, Art Glitter, Dreamweaver Stencils, and Globecraft. My projects have graced the pages of Somerset Studio, Somerset Memories, and Somerset Apprentice. I'm a paper crafter at heart but my love of incorporating other mediums led me to experiment with art journal a few years ago and I'm hooked!


Teaching allows me the opportunity to share my passion with others. My teaching repertoire has taken me to several scrapbook and stamp stores in Michigan over the years where I've been able to share my skills with so many wonderful students. In 2020 Covid 19 led me to persue my teaching passion online and I recently joined the Patreon community of teachers. I appreciate each and every one of my Patrons as I continue to follow my passion.