November 26th, 2018 | Season 3 | 39 mins 29 secs
Amanda + Kristin each chose a few of their favorite things in a gift guide round-up. The girls also talk about how the story behind WHY you chose a specific gift for a particular person can make all the difference, how the mindless mall-searching is the worst (!!!), and the type of gifts that come with a permission to regift if necessary! No stress!
OMG, everybody…it’s the holidays. We’re in it; they’re here. Let’s get through it together! Love you!
November 19th, 2018 | Season 3 | 42 mins 59 secs
Amanda + Kristin start this episode with a chat about what their plans are for this year’s upcoming Thanksgiving, and different things they’ve done for Thanksgivings past: REDOs & ‘scrimmages’.
The girls also talk BOUNDARIES + VALUES, which as so key during time with family - and suggest ways to cope: take a longer-than-usual bathroom break, a fake nap, or hang with the kiddos! You can also buffer the evening with board games!
The convo gradually shifts into the day-after Black Friday gift-giving season & ways to be resourceful in that as well. [Sigh.] Holidays!
November 12th, 2018 | Season 3 | 1 hr 3 mins
Today on the podcast we are thrilled to share with you our friend and fellow Awesome Lady, Nicole Reaves. She is a wife, a mama to one of each, and a life-long Michigander. She has been scrapbooking through a variety of formats over the last 13 years, though after several bouts of overwhelm + burnout, Nicole recently simplified her approach to memory-keeping to involve more intention + less stuff. As she rediscovers her authentic voice + style, Nicole has committed to mindful consumption in order to live, and document, her best life.
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.