Whatever happened to...? (Lost & Found thread of former scrapbook celebs)

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Posted: 3/24/2013 2:33:17 PM
The "Whatever happened to the Autumn Leaves Design Team" made me think of other celebs who were so talented but have seemingly moved on.

I have often wondered if Vivian Smith is still around (she was a fellow 2001 HOF winner with Shimelle Laine). She was a regular contributor in CK, SS and MM. She had such a clean, simple style, and her design and use of color were just incredible. I could always identify her work. Does anyone know if she blogs and/or still scrapbooks?

Whose talent do you miss seeing?


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Posted: 3/24/2013 3:04:48 PM
One of my original "scrappy idols" was Rebecca Sower. I took one of her classes at CKU years ago, and she still remains one of my favorite mixed media artists. She has a lovely blog and is on pinterest too!


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Posted: 3/24/2013 4:29:55 PM
LAuclair- Rebecca Sower was one of my favorites too - I think she was way ahead of her time. Her vintage style took a while to catch on and when it did her beautiful products were no longer being made by EK Success. I would love to see those items re-released.


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Posted: 3/24/2013 5:49:42 PM
OMG! I haven't thought about Rebecca Sower for years! I can't even remember the names of the people I used to love - who was it that did the brush lettering? I went to an LSS recently and someplace the owner went to brush lettering was making a comeback. I still have all the Zig brush pens; wonder if they still have ink?

What about the founder of Memory Makers? What happened to her?


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Posted: 3/24/2013 6:04:43 PM
I really loved former Garden Girl Kelli Crowe's style. I think she still has a blog, but I have not found much content about scrapbooking the few times I've checked it. Maybe she just got tired of it?

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Posted: 3/24/2013 6:54:25 PM
I always have wondered about the editor of Paper Kuts - Angie? She had a child with a disability. And I LOVED Paper Kuts as a magazine.

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Posted: 3/24/2013 7:09:04 PM
I don't know if Kelli Crowe is actively scrapping, but I follow her on Pinterest, and she's always pinning layouts!


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Posted: 3/24/2013 8:17:20 PM
I always loved Faye Morrow Bell. She had a wonderful book.



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Posted: 3/24/2013 8:39:36 PM
I loved Margaret Scarbrough's layouts in Simple Scrapbooks... she was amazing!



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Posted: 3/24/2013 11:29:18 PM
I loved Rebecca Sower. Her layouts were so pretty and I loved her products. I wish she was still making her line.

I sometimes wonder what happened to all of the "effers". Remember them? They had their effer dares. They each had such a unique style, and the prompts were sort of art journal-y. They were huge on the board for awhile, and then they sort of faded away. I know they published a book (which I still have and love and use as prompts for my art journal), but the book wasn't by all of the original effers. So I always wondered where they are, are they still scrapbooking, etc.

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Posted: 3/25/2013 12:44:24 AM
The founder of Memory Makers was Michelle Gerbrandt.






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Posted: 3/25/2013 1:02:48 AM
I always enjoyed Erin Lincoln's style as well as Rebecca Cooper (from Simple Scrapbooks).


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Posted: 3/25/2013 1:22:51 AM
I missed Lisa Brown but she's back!

She updated on a thread in 2011:


Hi Ladies,

Thank you for your sweet words about my work! I am alive and well, but I went through some rough times when I got divorced five years ago and got burnt out on scrapbooking for awhile. I started up my blog again if anyone is interested in checking it out (www.homeandawaywithlisa.com).

Thanks again,
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Posted: 3/25/2013 1:48:16 AM

always have wondered about the editor of Paper Kuts - Angie


That was my favorite magazine, even when CK was the big mag in town. I tend to like more cute style layouts and PK was full of them.

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Posted: 3/25/2013 2:12:04 AM
Of this entire list, I only have heard of Faye Morrow Bell and she lives in my town or I do not know if she would be on my radar. I wish Donna I-do-not-have-ideas-of-my-own-and-rip-off-cancer-patients Downey would slither away and be 'missing'!!!!!



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Posted: 3/25/2013 2:39:55 AM
There's someone whose name I can't remember. Her layouts were seen in multiple magazines, and usually featured her two daughters, who were blonde and very cherubic. I think she might have had a little boy afterwards, but I'm not sure. Does this ring a bell for anyone?


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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:46:15 AM
Elsie Flannigan!!! Or now known as Elsie Larson.
I miss her carefree arty style...and her fun products

I did notice that she has done a couple of project life pages recently.



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Posted: 3/25/2013 6:14:07 AM
I used to be obsessed lol, with a HOF winner I think anyway- Nia Reddy- her layouts were always so awesome and my style is very much like hers.
I also miss Rebecca Sower- I agree I think she was ahead of her time. One of the first things I bought on QVC was a RS embellishment kit.


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Posted: 3/25/2013 6:47:36 AM
Mellette Berkowski (sp?). She really inspired me in the Garden.



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Posted: 3/25/2013 7:08:44 AM

always have wondered about the editor of Paper Kuts - Angie

That was my favorite magazine, even when CK was the big mag in town. I tend to like more cute style layouts and PK was full of them.


Then you will remember Brenda Torgerson from PK. She is a pea and posts here sometimes.


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Posted: 3/25/2013 7:41:50 AM
I was a fan of Faye Morrow Bell, I really liked her style. Glad to see Lisa B again, always liked her LOs. While I really love PL, I do miss seeing LOs and new sketches from Becky Higgins.


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Posted: 3/25/2013 11:08:54 AM
I miss Heather Burch from Poppy Ink - she fell off the face of the earth, I miss looking at her layouts, they were the best.

Jennifer Harrison was a garden girl and such inspiration for me. I loved her simple work and scrap lifted a ton of her work, she too fell off the face of the earth.

I miss them both.

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Posted: 3/25/2013 11:14:11 AM
@Zella, was her name Angelia Wigginton?

I am another one that misses Erin Lincoln and Rebecca Cooper's work.



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Posted: 3/25/2013 1:23:23 PM
Back in the late 1990's or very early 2000's there was a CK HOF'er who I loved named Brenda Bennet. I haven't seen any of her work in about 10 years.

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Posted: 3/25/2013 1:34:20 PM
I love Rebecca Sower. I follow her on Instagram.


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Posted: 3/25/2013 3:38:58 PM
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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:12:34 PM
I took one of my first retreats with a Canadian gal called Trudy Sigurdson (sp?) She wrote a few books but I don't remember who published them. She, like Rebecca Sower, was way ahead of her time. I have a layout I did at one of her classes that is still cutting edge, all 'heritagey' and feminine.

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Posted: 3/25/2013 7:15:59 PM
For some reason, I thought Nia Reddy was doing digital scrapbooking somewhere, but when I googled her, I only found this video for cabinet organization. Is it the same Nia?

And I think Rebecca Cooper has been showcasing some PL stuff on her blog. I follow her on pinterest so have clicked over to her blog a couple times.

ETA I miss seeing Jamie Waters' layouts. Always loved her style.

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Posted: 3/25/2013 7:30:22 PM
I really liked Elsie Flannagan's stuff. Did she and TJ get divorced? She reminded me of Katy Perry before there was Katy Perry. But I especially love her handwriting. I love messing around with writing, but she takes it to a level that can't be replicated.

I remember the name of the zig brush lettering person, Susy Ratto.


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I know this is assuming, but I'm really starting to think you are one of those "entitled" peas - Dalayney 4/2/12
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Posted: 3/25/2013 7:54:30 PM

I really loved former Garden Girl Kelli Crowe's style. I think she still has a blog, but I have not found much content about scrapbooking the few times I've checked it. Maybe she just got tired of it?


Kelli Crowe has done a class on paper piercing for True Scrap 1, a class on scrapbook page inspiration for True Scrap 2, a class on just get it on the page for True Scrap 3, and a class on getting out of a rut for True Scrap 4. Love her stuff!!


I am another one that misses Erin Lincoln and Rebecca Cooper's work.


Rebecca Cooper has a blog and even a digital store. You can find her stuff here. She also has some eBooks through Ella Publishing.



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Posted: 3/25/2013 10:26:25 PM
I wonder about Tracy White, the one time editor of CK. Met her in person at ACCI and she was very kind.



I sometimes wonder what happened to all of the "effers".


Me too!
I used to follow the blogs of some of the original "effers" Missy Gleeson, Megan (I think it started with a D--Dumock?) Anyway, lost track of them in the Great Computer Crash of Some Years Ago...




@Zella, was her name Angelia Wigginton?

That's who I was thinking of too. I think her daughter's name was Olivia?





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Posted: 3/26/2013 7:38:44 AM
What wonderful memories! Yes, Rebecca Sower was the first sb "name" that I fell in love with! I have her 2 books and still refer to them.
And I also loved PaperKuts and have wondered what happened to the family that operated it - the Randalls. They had a great product there and I wish they could've kept that magazine going. And I loved Brenda Torgerson's work too! She had a sort of vintage/rustic style - she inspired me to tear my first piece of paper.
Mow1802002, I have one of Trudy Sigrundson's books-wonder if she still sbs?
And Michelle Keeth? Robin Johnson (I think she did an AL Vellum book)?
There are so many more who've I've admired thru the years and inspired me in countless ways. Thanks to all of you "pioneers". Maria

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Posted: 3/26/2013 9:33:51 AM
Erin Lincoln seems to be mainly a card maker now but I still love her style.

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Posted: 3/26/2013 9:42:16 AM
I've been buying scrap mags from waaaaaaay back in 1998 and seems like I have watched a lot of scrappers' children grow up.

There used to be a little mop-topped blonde boy named Griffen back in the day. Can't remember his mom's name but Griffin was all over each magzine in the late 90s.

I always loved Erin Clarkson (and she had at least one other last name, believe she divorced/remarried and divorced while she was on the scrapping scene) and her daughter Daisy.

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Posted: 3/26/2013 11:25:35 AM
Erin Terrell/Clarkson is still around. Probably regrouping after Scrapbooks Etc. folded.


I wonder about Tracy White.


I was just trying to track her down a couple of weeks ago with no luck! Her name is too common.

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Posted: 3/26/2013 11:27:45 AM

There used to be a little mop-topped blonde boy named Griffen back in the day. Can't remember his mom's name but Griffin was all over each magzine in the late 90s.


I was thinking of this one earlier as well. I think mum's name was Melissa, and she had 3 sons - all with slightly unusual names - and I think they may have been from Florida.


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Posted: 3/26/2013 11:31:37 AM
Remember Allison Strine, or Allison Bee Strine? I can still picture her kids. Her style really stood out.

Now she's into multimedia and stuff that's not scrapbooking.

I wonder about lots of old HOFers.

ETA: Allison's site has a malware warning so click with care if you Google her.

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Posted: 3/26/2013 11:33:03 AM
The lady who has a son named Griffin is Melissa Caliguri. She lives in FL. She also has 3 older sons. Her style was clean and simple. I wonder if she is still scrapping.

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Posted: 3/26/2013 11:35:32 AM
And how about Sharon Soneff? Her kids are all growns up! I remember meeting her at CKU.

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Posted: 3/26/2013 11:39:50 AM
I Googled a scrapbooker I remember because I remembered one of her kids names. Shannon Jones. She had three blond daughters. They are all grown up now...makes me feel old!

I also remember a scrapbooker with twins (boy and girl) and the boy was named Karl...




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Posted: 3/26/2013 11:47:01 AM
Faye Morrow Bell

I had to look her up to be sure.. yes I loved her stuff!!



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Posted: 3/26/2013 2:56:18 PM
I remember a scrapper who was often published and I think she was a Garden Girl, too. The only things I remember about her was that she had a somewhat unique last name and her kids all had the most amazing eyes. They had really intense blue eyes and the irises had dark circles around them. Really beautiful.


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Posted: 3/26/2013 3:13:09 PM
Kelli Crowe is active on Instagram...I don't see too many crafty projects. I miss Elsie Flannigan's (Larson) stuff...it was always super creative.

I liked a designer with Bazzill...I think her name was Amy Toddy? She taught at Creative Escape and CKU.


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Posted: 3/26/2013 3:58:47 PM

I also remember a scrapbooker with twins (boy and girl) and the boy was named Karl...


This is probably Karen Burniston.


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Posted: 3/27/2013 10:33:44 AM
Erin Lincoln was one of my favorites, too. Loved going in to scrapbook store in Frederick, MD where she worked....always so helpful and would share ideas and make suggestions. She now has her own blog and does cards for a certain stamp/die company.
I also miss VERY MUCH the magazine, Scrapbook Answers. Once it came out I cancelled all my other subscriptions! Loved that you got a cd with each issue that had tons of fonts,tutorials,downloads, etc. And the magazine, itself was loaded with info, demonstrations and didn't rely on page after page of layouts. One of their designers was Ana Cabrera.

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Posted: 3/27/2013 11:43:22 AM
Many moons ago, I was captured by the Pebbles style and I truly admired Brenda Cosgrove. One of the things on my scrapbooker bucket list was to take a class with her at Pebbles. She was clean before clean was in.






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Posted: 3/27/2013 4:51:17 PM
I loved Mellette Berezoski's designs. She was one of the first to sew on her layouts. I copied everything she did & still sew on almost every layout.

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Posted: 3/27/2013 5:15:49 PM

ETA: Allison's site has a malware warning so click with care if you Google her.


Ruh Roh - I had posted a PSA that I was on this thread Mon eve and picked up a virus on a link that wiped my laptop, but the PSA was deleted. Guess they did not want to believe that someone could get a virus from a link on a thread.

Remember the HOF scandal with someone maybe named Kelly? I don't remember exactly. Seems like that was the downfall of HOF. I do wonder what happened to so many of them. Do they still scrapbook? Do they have the same style?.........


My choice is to not take it personally - people have opinions. Particularly people here.-Peabay 12/29/11
I know this is assuming, but I'm really starting to think you are one of those "entitled" peas - Dalayney 4/2/12
When someone elects you Queen of Two Peas, then you can make the rules. - Sue_Pea 12/22/13
"Myboysnme,...I bow down to you, oh queen of the scrapping goodness" - Irish Eyes 3/9/14
"Myboysnme -- ... Whoa. I bow to thee." - Jill S 4/26/14









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Posted: 3/29/2013 10:09:24 AM

I liked a designer with Bazzill...I think her name was Amy Toddy? She taught at Creative Escape and CKU.
Amy Totty still teaches quilting and scrap classes at Scrapbooks ETC in Mesa.




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Posted: 3/29/2013 2:50:12 PM
I liked Greta Hammond. She used to have layouts in CK a lot. I'm partial to her too because I am from Indiana and I knew she lived here too. A lot of her pages were about events around Indy that I also attended. It was good inspiration!


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