November 5th, 2018 | Season 3 | 1 hr 22 mins
Jess Roebuck, a listener of the podcast from the beginning, talks to A + K about how she just ‘went for it’ & reached out to us to be on the show, how she got into scrapbooking, and how she resourcefully figured out where to channel her professional energy.
The ladies touch on a fun variety of topics including UK vs. US maternity leave, what’s considered ‘dinner’ and ‘tea’ in England, tips for how to craft with glitter, the struggle to be a scrapbooker overseas, and memory keeping that you want to SCRAP vs. projects you want to SHARE.
October 29th, 2018 | Season 3 | 51 mins 56 secs
In this episode, Amanda + Kristin host a research-based, non-partisan episode on participating in elections, voting, and all that important good stuff that can feel really scary + intimidating to us crafty ass females who are usually juggling hundreds of other things.
Kristin gives us a really practical, undramatic way to think about it all, and how she puts it is such an amazing takeaway!
October 22nd, 2018 | Season 3 | 1 hr 17 mins
Ali Edwards has returned & we couldn't be happier! This episode begins with Ali revealing the backstory + approach to her December Daily® project. Ali talks ‘foundations pages’ + album prep, and documenting travel during her December as a separate piece to incorporate in her album.
The ladies shift gears & chat about One Little Word®, how it’s a much ‘quieter’ project than December Daily®, and her new One Little Word® journal!
October 15th, 2018 | Season 3 | 1 hr 26 secs
This episode feels likes the Jennie McGarvey Master Class! Jennie begins the interview talking about the low-lows + the high-highs of her ‘Unexpected 2018’, including the passing of her mother & the opportunity she took to teach in Chile. Jennie then takes us back through her scrapbooking journey - from the first day she was hooked! The ladies also talk about doing what works for you when it comes to social media, and how to redirect your thoughts and move on from the things we dwell on.
October 8th, 2018 | Season 3 | 1 hr 48 secs
Today we have Cecily Moore on the show. Cecily is somewhat of a jack-of-all trades when it comes to crafting, but primarily she is a graphic designer + illustrator. She lives + works in New York City blogging and selling artfully designed paper goods for modern creatives at The Paper Curator, her online store. Her aesthetic is artful, bright, & modern & she specializes in hand-lettering + scattering handmade textures and patterns throughout her work.Find out more at craftyassfemale.com
October 1st, 2018 | Season 3 | 1 hr 3 mins
Today we are thrilled to share our interview with the lovely and talented Amy Tan of the Amy Tangerine brand! Amy is a creative director, collaborator, paper & picture lover, traveler, homebody, planner, scrapbooker, and author of the book Craft a Life You Love. She’s been a crafty inspiration of both Kristin & Amanda’s for a number of years, and getting to interview her on the podcast was a dream come true!
September 24th, 2018 | Season 3 | 1 hr 7 mins
CHEERS! WE’RE BACK! …and WOO, do we have a fun few weeks planned for you! The theme for Season 3 of Crafty Ass Female is Work Smarter, Not Harder - an idea that a lot of our past 40+ episodes have touched on & been leading up to.
Today’s show is the perfect kick-off! This LESS/MORE episode has A + K listing what they want less of and more of in their lives. This is great 10-minute exercise to complete yourself in order to really examine what is adding to your life and what is subtracting — so you can consciously spend time on the things that make you feel stronger & more fulfilled.
August 27th, 2018 | Season 2 | 45 mins 50 secs
A + K talk about self-care: what it means to you + why self-care is an important part of your routine. The girls also reflect on their previous 40 episodes (whoa!!!) + how it's been interesting to learn that not only do we need self-care, but we crafty ass females need each other for it.
The girls hit on topics of bravery, showing kindness to others + grace to yourself, and how storytelling + memory keeping as an act of practiced self-care can get you to that 'grace place'.
August 20th, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 7 mins
Today we have award-winning professional doodler, muralist shmuralist, zine queen, and donut enthusiast Pinky Weber on the podcast. She is the head of Pinky Weber Studio, Brooklyn’s finest female-run greeting card and accessory company, where wine o’clock starts promptly at 3 pm.
By injecting reality with unexpected and playful imagery, Pinky re-evaluates the relationship between humans and ordinary un-celebrated everyday objects. She uses her work as a platform to transform the most monotonous, bland items into precious, vibrant, exciting icons — forcing the viewer to reconsider their typical relationship to physical space and reality. Cheeky and cheerful, Pinky Weber is perfect for parties, pick-me-ups, and presents between pals.
August 13th, 2018 | Season 2 | 59 mins 5 secs
Today we have Kam Altar from campfirechic.com on the podcast. Kam is the crafty ass lady behind 30 Days of Lists, the creative journaling challenge for people who love to make lists. Kam lives in Southern California with her big orange cat + husband. When she doesn't have her face glued to her phone, you can find her playing Overwatch, binging true crime podcasts, or crafting a cheese plate to split with her husband.
August 6th, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 11 mins
In this episode, the girls talk to Joanna about her background + the origin of philoSophies™. She talks about what SHE handles in her business, and what parts of her business she gives over to licensing.
Joanna + the girls also discuss 'Influencer' Commerce, playing the 'comparison' game, and what works for her.
The importance of saying 'NO', taking breaks, and being there to pick up packages when UPS drops them off are also gems found in this episode!
July 30th, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 3 mins
In this episode, the girls talk to Katie about moving from Texas to Washington, being artistic at a young age, starting her blog 9 years ago, and how the 'feel' of blogging has changed.
Katie talks about her early influences, the Design Teams she was on, and brings home the point that ARTISTS DESERVE TO GET PAID. Period. (Yes!)
She also talks about how having an online-based business to use her strengths over the internet works extremely well since she is a self-proclaimed introvert, and what a typical week is like for her.
July 23rd, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 16 mins
Today we're bringing you the smooth-sounds (her voice is so soothing) of France Wisniewski, the paper-obsessed graphic designer & owner/creator of Bananafishstudio. She specializes in creating modern paper/digital elements as well as rubber and photopolymer stamps inspired by her love of memory keeping, paper-crafting, and simple straight-forward design.
July 16th, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 21 mins
In this episode, Jaclyn drives right into how her successful toddler art class ART(ists) & CRAFTS organically came to be + grow into what it is today. Five years in the making, she talks about the challenges at the beginning, how transitioned it from a side-hustle to her main source of income, and how she arrived at these key words for her business: CREATE. SHARE. CONNECT.
Jaclyn also talks about how she doubled her income without even realizing it, and her NEXT BIG IDEA for an adult craft class!
July 9th, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 5 mins
Welcome to Crafty Ass Female's 'Summer of Special Guests' : our second series of amazing, inspiring interviews with a badass bunch of creative & resourceful women that Amanda + Kristin are thrilled to be able to share with you!
Today we're talking to Danielle Spurge, a maker and craft business consultant who loves iced lattes and pop music. Through her work at The Merriweather Council, Danielle teaches creative people how to turn their crafty tendencies into profits. On her blog and podcast, Danielle aims to inspire and support makers in business and share insights from her eight years of experience selling handmade work online. Danielle believes in celebrating the reality of gainful self-employment through craft and wants to help more artists, crafters and designers share their work with more confidence.
July 2nd, 2018 | Season 2 | 1 hr 12 mins
In this episode, Brandi talks about being a collector in this world, how she moved into full-time freelance illustrating by organically allowing herself to grow, the practice of creating and keeping commonplace books, and shares the BEST ADVICE SHE'S EVER GOTTEN (!!!) with us.
The ladies also chat about how Brandi had to let go of the pressure she put on herself to use the tools she thought she SHOULD be using, and use instead what WORKS FOR HER, end of story.