EP. 83 // SCRAPPIN' DOWN UNDER w/ HEIDI BUTTERS-STABB

Today we have Heidi Butters-Stabb on the podcast! Heidi is an Australian/American dual citizen who has lived most of her life in regional Victoria (southeast Australia) and sees kangaroos in the wild on an almost weekly basis right now because of the ongoing drought. She also has strong ties to Minnesota in the US and understands what “real” winter is. She works as a University librarian and her wife is a high school teacher. They have two cats. Heidi is a scrapbooker, crocheter, cross-stitcher, quilter, failed knitter and wannabe writer.

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SUMMARY //

Heidi Butters-Stabb and the girls talk about what it’s like to be a queer, Christian Aussie scrapbooker and how she is unapologetic about all the facets of her identity.

Heidi also goes into the backstory of how she got into scrapbooking, what her favorite part about scrapbooking is, and how she’s slowly gotten over perfectionism and comparison in her crafting.

CURRENTLY ROUND //

(inspired by Kristin's CURRENTLY CARD)

WATCHING: Good Omens
READING: Six Tudor Queens, Katherine of Aragon
LISTENING TO: Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men
MAKING: last year’s 6x8 Tour de France project
FEELING: energized by this conversation
PLANNING: Kellie Winnell’s 31 minutes for 31 Days
LOVING: Harry Potter Wizard’s Unite

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and listen/watch the conversation continue with Amanda, Kristin, and Heidi! See ya there! xoxo

EP. 82 // Launching Your Site w/ PROMISE TANGEMAN

Today we have Promise Tangeman - the CEO and Creative Director of GoLiveHQ, a team of Brand Strategists and Graphic and Web Designers who create and launch brands and websites for small businesses - on the podcast!

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SUMMARY //

Promise Tangeman and the girls talk about how many 'Promise’s they know and have met! They then go into her creative journey from double majoring in graphic design + fine arts and the days of branding out her & her freinds’ MySpace pages! Haa! Promise also talks about how the idea for GoLiveHQ came to be!

Also, this week is GoLiveHQ’s 4th of JULY Sale! Get 30% off Squarespace Website Templates Thursday 7/4/19 to Sunday 7/7/19. PLUS, you’ll get into GoLive’s FREE 5-day LAUNCH TOGETHER! workshop dedicated to helping you launch your site. YAY!

CURRENTLY ROUND //

(inspired by Kristin's CURRENTLY CARD)

WATCHING: The Bacholrette
READING: The Power of Now
LISTENING TO: RVRB
MAKING: a new GoLiveHQ mini workshop
FEELING: tired
PLANNING: our 4th of JULY Sale!
LOVING: her husband


AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and listen/watch the conversation continue with Amanda, Kristin, and Promise on work/life balance and to how she and her husband Brian make their 10-year marriage work. See ya there! xoxo

EP. 81 // ON SURVIVAL...

HAPPY FIRST MONDAY OF SUMMER 2019! Amanda ‘survived’ her first year back to teaching and she + Kristin reflect on what it means to be in ‘survival mode’ and suggest that even when you are in that mode, good things can happen and you can be thriving. We’d love for you to have a listen!

wing mural by  Kelsey Montague  in Nashville, TN // #whatliftsyou

wing mural by Kelsey Montague in Nashville, TN // #whatliftsyou

SUMMARY //

In this episode, A + K dive into a word that’s been on Amanda’s mind lately as she’s nearing the end of this unexpected jolt back into teaching: SURVIVAL.

We survive hard things we don’t think we can. We survive loss and anxiety and chronic conditions and negative emotions and awkward situations and bad days and rejection and (the list goes on)...

The girls dive into the coexistence of pain + hard things alongside positivity + productivity. WE ARE NOT BEING FAIR TO OURSELVES when our responses to ‘hard things’ are negative ones.

The core idea of this episode: It’s fucking hard to be alive. How are YOU surviving it?!

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and hang out backstage with A & K to hear them talk about the stupid mistakes Amanda has made recently, and yet: SURVIVED. See ya there! xo


EP. 77 // SUMMER CRAFTING & happenings!

HAPPY FRIGGIN’ MEMORIAL DAY! The unofficial start to summer has begun today and A + K are gushing about it!

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SUMMARY //

In this episode, A + K gush over the unofficial start of summer and share their upcoming summertime crafting plans. Amanda plans to jump back into her 9x12 project life album once the school year is over, and Kristin will be keeping up with her daily pages.

The girls also chat about the weird phenomenon of pre-grieving the end of summer before summer has even began. Kristin suggests looking forward to short term things that will be happening within your present day, not just at the end of the week or month.

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and hang out backstage with A & K to hear them talk about what Kristin plans to do for her and Jeff’s 10th (!!!) Anniversary next month, and what makes a good relationship.

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EP. 76 // WOMANHOOD, man!

According to The Hill: On Wednesday, Governor Kay Ivey signed H.B. 314 — a near-total ban on abortion — into law. With her signature, Governor Ivey made Alabama the fifth state — after Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia and Ohio — to attempt to restrict abortion just this year.

ENTER: Ep. 76 of the podcast, and in light of the recent ruling, A + K felt the need to contribute to the conversation about womanhood and our female bodies and minds and how we can be resourceful considering where we are at as women in America.

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SUMMARY //

In this episode, A + K comment on the politics surrounding reproduction, and Kristin brings home the point that reproductive rights are complicated.

“My body, my body choice” is not just about abortion. We have a right to birth control. We have a right to a safe gynecologist. We have as right to vaccinations to treat an STD. This idea that people are just “pro-life” or “pro-choice” is nonsense because it is NEVER just that simple.

One in four women have had an elective abortion, and A + K share their personal stories.

It’s a great follow up to our physical health episode and is kind of a continuation of our feminism episode.

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and hang out backstage with Amanda and Kristin to hear them continue the conversation.


EP. 75 // PHYSICAL HEALTH

Welcome to episode 75! We are three-quarters of the way to having launched 100 episodes and that is a milestone Amanda + Kristin never even imagined they would get to. Let’s go!

Episodes 22 & 31 of the podcast were specifically about MENTAL HEALTH, and with the spring season and swarmer weather upon us, A + K thought it the perfect time for an episode talking about their physical health stories thus far.

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SUMMARY //

After multiple episodes on Mental Health, A + K talk about another aspect of health in this episode: PHYSICAL HEALTH. They start with NUTRITION & Kristin relates how figuring out what foods makes her feel the best has been the best thing for her body.

Amanda brings up MOTIVATION and how the anger + grief of her breakup a few months ago was the HARD RESET that allowed for her to snap back into eating well and going g to gym regularly.

The EXERCISE aspect of physical health is opened up and while Amanda finds a combination of aerobic + strength training works best for her, while Kristin has found out that exercise tends to exacerbate her. physical pain.

The girls then dive into the importance of getting enough REST + slowing down enough to focus on taking care of ourselves.

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and hang out backstage with Amanda and Kristin to hear them discuss body image. See ya there!

WE WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU LEFT US A WRITTEN REVIEW ON ITUNES HERE



EP. 74 // What's My 'Thing'? REVISITED

Almost seventy episodes ago, Amanda + Kristin launched episode 8 of this podcast exploring the question WHAT’S MY ‘THING’?. With this season’s theme of GROWTH, the girls thought it was appropriate to revisit this topic and talk about how their perspectives have evolved, inspired by the recent conversation they had with Austin Kleon about his new book Keep Going.

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SUMMARY //

In this episode, A + K revisit the topic of finding & identifying your ‘THING’. After talking with the wonderful Austin Kleon about his new book Keep Going, A & K felt the need to do a bit of a corrective to what the original episode on this was about.

The girls talk about how this podcast has become both of their ‘thing’, but only through commitment, collaboration, and a consistent weekly routine.

‘Take the edge off’ is something the girls also discuss as an important aspect of discovering your things. When the stakes are high any and all decisions regarding your ‘thing’ become big risks, which can intern disrupt your creativity and corrupt your inspiration.

Finally, the girls have a laugh as Kristin describes the ever-changing nature of life & finding a ‘thing’ with this phrase: “Here it is, and there it went.”

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and hang out backstage with Amanda and Kristin to hear them continue talking about the topic of their ‘things’. They also talk about where children + family come into play with their things. xoxo

WE WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU LEFT US A WRITTEN REVIEW ON ITUNES HERE


SHOW NOTES //

• Amanda going back to teaching
• EP. 8 // WHAT’S MY THING?
• first three episodes (1, 2, 3) of the podcast
• EP. 72 // PLANT EPSIODE
comparisonitis
• EP. 69 // AUSTIN KLEON
• EP . 71 // Megan Auman
• Ali Edwards’s EP. 24 & EP. 46
Hope Floats
Leonardo da Vinci
Renaissance Man
Mona Lisa & Last Supper
Vitruvian Man
• EP. 35 // JACLYN CARTER
A Book That Takes Its Time
ego self vs. true self
the problem with overachieving
arrival fallacy


EP. 73 // Growth in Scrapbooking

A year and a half ago, Amanda + Kristin launched episode 10 of this podcast answering the question WHY WE SCRAPBOOK. With this season’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.

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SUMMARY //

In this episode, A + K talk about scrapbooking as an amazing tool for personal growth since it causes you to be reflective, and how the craft of memory keeping blends the past, present, and future all at once.

The girls discuss supplies and not treating them so preciously. Also, A + K make a point that choosing supplies is not the only choice you need to make for a project. Crafters don’t realize that choosing the approach is equally if not more important.

How to extrapolate EASE and JOY in scrapbooking is what the girls are goaling to get across in the episode, and also suggest focusing on using all FIVE SENSES to pay attention to the little details of your life.

KRISTIN’S 100 QUESTIONS - HERE

ALI EDWARDS’S WEEK IN THE LIFE™

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and hang out backstage with Amanda and Kristin to hear them continue talking about how perfectionism memory keeping moving forward! xoxo


EP. 72 // Growth with Plants & Gardening

Happy Earth Day, lovelies! Amanda + Kristin couldn’t have possibly moved through this season’s theme of GROWTH without a whole episode dedicated to plants and greenery and herbs and fresh, backyard-grown produce and all the metaphors for life that can be extracted from your garden.

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SUMMARY //

In this episode, A + K talk about how they both ‘got into’ plants and how you can’t get more ‘off the phone’ than planting and being connected to your garden.

The girls discuss going through seasons and season of learning curves, dormant periods, and dispelling the myth of ‘you need to know what you’re doing’.

FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE EP //

Kristin on gardening:

“You can screw up so much and still be so successful!”

Kristin on switching ‘GROWTH’ with ‘DEVELOPMENT’:

“Sometimes when we get stuck with like, ‘Why am I not growing? What is wrong with my growth here?’ I want us to switch to the word DEVELOPMENT, and say like, ‘Why am I not developing?’ and see if that changes anything for you.”

WE WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU LEFT US A WRITTEN REVIEW ON ITUNES HERE


AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and hang out backstage with Amanda and Kristin to hear the plant conversation continue! See ya there! xoxo


EP. 68 // GROWTH - Welcome to Season 4!

WE WOULD SAY “We’re back!” BUT IN THIS SEASON’S CASE, WE NEVER LEFT! Haa haa! But anyway…CHEERS! We’re TENURE AS A PODCAST! Season 4, let’s do this! The theme for this season of Crafty Ass Female is GROWTH - because you don’t release almost 70 episodes of a hit podcast, have THEEE best conversations with some of THEEE best people, and NOT pick up a few things along the way!

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SUMMARY //

In this episode, A + K talk about about where they are at with their personal growth. Kristin has been navigating the hills & valleys of her physical health, being a person who is in chronic pain, and shares her thoughts about telling that party of her story.

Amanda attributes her growth thus far to a combination of the intentions she set at the start of Season 3 and what she decided on for her one little word this year. She talks to Kristin about what she’s doing to lay down a SOLID FOUNDATION at this point in her life and deal with all the background ‘stuff’ she’s been struggling with for years.

HOW YOU CAN GROW //

Towards the end of the episode, Kristin gives YOU listeners a way to grow by offering the opportunity to apply for the OPEN CALL w/ EMPOWER ARTS Magazine !!! // E-mail submissions to hello@empowerartmag.com.

THE PODCAST IS GROWING //

Finally, because of this podcast’s growth since the release of episode 1, our Patreon - the hubbub of extra content - is also evolving! Listen as the girls fill you in on how it’s changing for our new season!

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to hear Kristin talk about what she’s growing in her garden this season, and what Amanda considers to be the theme song of her growth (hint: Alanis 4eva!) .