Kristin started scrapbooking as a teenager. What started out as a high school project (for her sophomore English class), turned into a lifelong love and passion. As someone who loved taking pictures and had an abnormal fetish for pretty paper and colorful office supplies, scrapbooking became a natural creative outlet.
To find out more about Kristin, go to rukristin.com/blog/about-me/
January 27th, 2020 | Season 5 | 57 mins 6 secs
WE’RE BACK FROM OUR HOLIDAY HIATUS WITH NEW A SHOW! Continuing with Season 5’s theme of REFLECTION, today A + K are reflecting on their current routines and discussing the idea of how to “craft” one.
January 20th, 2020 | Season 5 | 1 hr 11 mins
Today we have THE ONE, THE ONLY Lisa Congdon on the podcast! Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world, and is the author of eight books, including the her latest: Find Your Artist Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic.
January 13th, 2020 | Season 5 | 1 hr 24 mins
Austin Kleon talks to A + K about his new book Keep Going and how it’s a bit of a corrective to the first two books in his three-part series.
Austin also shares his thoughts on library tourism, the importance of sharing the work of others, and his eye-roll reaction to the phrase ‘creative journey’.
A + K + Austin also discuss (1) how participating in a rich, creative life without the pressure of monetization can be a way to ‘build up your immune system’, (2) how feminism is the way for men to be free from their nightmares, and (3) how you should metaphorically try to ‘be your own gardener’.
January 6th, 2020 | Season 5 | 59 mins 12 secs
Today on this From The Vault episode we have an explanation for why we love Elise Blaha Cripe so much, who launched the brand GET TO WORK BOOK® in 2015, and her first book Big Dreams, Daily Joys in October 2019. Elise’s true passion is in helping people set and work towards their goals.
December 30th, 2019 | Season 5 | 1 hr 20 mins
Once upon a time, Amanda + Kristin launched episode 10 of this podcast answering the question WHY WE SCRAPBOOK. With season 4’s theme of GROWTH, we thought it was appropriate to revisit this question. We talk about how we’ve evolved our documenting hobby up until this point, and the shifts in our approach & execution.
December 23rd, 2019 | Season 5 | 1 hr 18 mins
This is a from the Vault episode! Originally recorded in March 2019 -- this was one of our favorite episodes from this year and we decided to share it with you again, with a new intro!
Cathy Zielske (pronounced simply as Zil-ski) gives us the backstory of how she got to where she is today, from her job as an assistant editor for a magazine to having a baby and freelancing to her foray into scrapbooking and how she ‘got hooked’.
December 16th, 2019 | Season 5 | 1 hr 13 mins
According to Ali Edwards, the creator of the annual one little word® project, a single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting, or rich and soft and slow.
In this episode you'll hear Amanda + Kristin talk about their experiences leading up to choosing their words for 2020. Kristin … her new one little word®. Amanda… This episode reveals just how important this project is to us. xo
December 9th, 2019 | Season 5 | 59 mins 53 secs
In this episode, A + K talk about what their current planning system looks like going into the new year. The girls talk about how planning is like religion because it’s such a personal practice, and no matter how much you preach about what works for you, a person has to inevitably choose for themselves.
December 2nd, 2019 | Season 5 | 1 hr 12 mins
Today on the podcast we are excited to bring you Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd: art witch, feminist and archaeologist. She believes in the power of art to change lives and she teaches you how to do just that in her art journaling classes. She co-runs Art Witch Academy with her sister witches Caroline and Emily.
November 25th, 2019 | Season 5 | 1 hr 3 mins
THE CRAFTY ASS FEMALE PODCAST IS NO STRANGER TO MENTAL HEALTH DISCUSSIONS. With Thanksgiving only a few days away, Amanda & Kristin couldn’t think of a better time to discuss what often goes on around the holiday dinner table and all throughout the year for that matter: PEOPLE PLEASING! Yikes.
November 18th, 2019 | Season 5 | 1 hr 12 mins
Today on the podcast we are excited to bring you Katy-Rose Bye! Katy-Rose is a teacher who helps soul-searchers + truth-seekers to connect with their inner strength, and unearth the secret weapons they were never taught.
How? By teaching them to trust themselves, feel capable of handling daily stressors, & get clear on the next steps for their reinvention, without burning down the self-work progress they’ve done so far, so that they can stop power-struggling their way through life.
November 11th, 2019 | Season 5 | 1 hr 15 mins
Alicia Michelle talks to Amanda & Kristin about how she got into planning with an Erin Condren Life Planner, what her first impression was of The Happy Planner®, and how she ended up embracing the discs!
Alicia also discusses the inspiration & evolution of her sticker business on esty and the process she goes through to ‘make stickers’.
November 4th, 2019 | Season 5 | 53 mins 22 secs
In this episode, A + K talk about what it feels like to have 100 podcast episodes under their belt. The girls share their ‘why’ for agreeing to start the podcast with each other, and recount their top three most memorable moments.
October 28th, 2019 | Season 5 | 1 hr 53 secs
Today on the podcast we are excited to bring you Alicia Michelle XO - creative letterer, planner addict, and Etsy sticker shop owner. A loyalist (proud 6 on the Enneagram), Alicia is a single mama to her strong and tender 10-year-old son, Zac, and when she’s not spending hours cutting stickers and lettering special projects, she can be found reading or watching The Office for the thousandth time.
October 21st, 2019 | Season 5 | 57 mins 23 secs
Today on the podcast we have the one-and-only Jennifer Perkins, but you can call her Jen. She’s an Austin based mama, crafter, blogger, podcaster and thrift-a-holic. She’s all about crafts, kitsch, and kids and her crafty epic-ness is undeniable and irrefutable, especially during the holidays! We are thrilled to bring her to you!
October 14th, 2019 | Season 5 | 1 hr 13 mins
Today on the podcast we have designer, documenter and Kelly Purkey Shop owner Kelly Purkey! Aside from being a talented graphic artist, content creator, and world traveler, Kelly is also Amanda & Kristin’s matchmaker since they first met at one of Kelly’s Workshops back in 2012. We’re thrilled to have her on to talk about her latest products!