Crafty Ass Female

An audio show about the resourceful ways we women are living our lives, and the crafty projects we create.

About the show

Crafty Ass Female is a podcast dedicated to helping women embrace and use their power and creativity. We believe you are a capable BADASS, who already has all the tools you need to make beautiful things and make beautiful things happen. We’re just here to remind you.


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    Episode 159: one little word® 2021

    December 23rd, 2020  |  Season 7  |  58 mins 34 secs

    How is it that time of year again, crafty ass females?! It’s time to choose a guiding word for the upcoming new year based on some aspect of your existence you want to explore. We’ve had this awesome conversation last year & the year before & the year before that, and it’s fun to see how A & K have grown!

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    Episode 158: NYC Planner Addicts w/ Catalina Hidalgo

    December 16th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  57 mins 15 secs

    Today on the show we have Catalina Hidalgo - mom to fraternal twins, owner of a construction consulting company by day, and founder of the NYC Planner Addicts. Catalina is your average girl from Brooklyn who has managed to bring some of the most anticipated planner hype and planner celebrities here to New York City!

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    Episode 157: Minimalist Hybrid Scrapbooking w/ Shannan Manton

    December 9th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Today on the show we have Shannan Manton - a mostly digital/hybrid scrapbooker who spends her free time at her desk playing in Photoshop - has been documenting real life since 2008. Shannan also loves music (like, a lot), cooking, TV and movies, and lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, teenage daughter Zara, 11 year old son Eli, and teeny-dog-with-a-big-yap Luna.

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    Episode 156: Showing Up in the Middle w/ Brandi Kincaid

    December 2nd, 2020  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Today on the show we have Brandi Kincaid returning for a second time! Brandi is an illustrator and paper crafter who makes and records memories with her husband Andrew, and puppy Augie Roo, in Bellingham, Washington. She spends all her free moments listening closely, playing with paper and glue, and drawing a version of the world around her

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    Episode 155: The 2020 Election (On Paper)

    November 25th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  52 mins 52 secs

    So it feels like we just had Kelly Purkey on the show talking about her rebrand to Paper Person Shop, but when she contacted A + K because The 2020 Election was CRAY and she had so much to say about it, the girls could NOT turn down the opportunity to have her return. Come peek inside the inquiring minds of three modern-day memory keepers questioning what it’s like (for both sides) to get an election down ON PAPER.

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    Episode 154: ALP Level Up

    November 18th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 1 min

    In this episode of Crafty Ass Female, Amanda and Kristin are talking about the new things coming to The Awesome Ladies Project. Fresh off the heels of their amazing interview with illustrator Em Randall, Amanda asks Kristin all about her plans for everything else she's bringing to the ALP this holiday season and beyond.
    Kristin shares some of the things she's most excited about including the Book of Me Blueprint course, Canva for Scrapbooking, and so much more.

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    Episode 153: Illustrating the New Awesome Ladies Project with Em Randall

    November 11th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Em Randall, the illustrator, designer and genius behind the new Awesome Ladies Project joins Amanda and Kristin to talk about her work, her life, and what it's like to hand-paint beautiful, usable designs for websites.

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    Episode 152: Becoming a Paper Person w/ Kelly Purkey

    November 4th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 11 mins

    We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring back Crafty Ass Female and friend of the show, Kelly Purkey. Kelly is a designer and long-time scrapbooker living in Portland, Oregon. Over the past 15+ years she has had the opportunity to work for amazing companies in the industry before starting her own business. She feels so lucky to have turned a hobby into her career and the best part of the job is seeing products she has designed being used in people's projects!

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    Episode 151: The Scrappy Sisters: Tazhiana Gordon + Krystal Iduñate

    October 28th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Today on the show we have our first double interview! We are so excited to bring you Tazhiana Gordon + Krystal Iduñate - two incredibly crafty women that memory keep like nobody’s business and are now co-hosts of the creative story-telling podcast The Scrappy Sisters.

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    Episode 150: The Comfort of December Daily w/ Ali Edwards

    October 21st, 2020  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 13 mins

    We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring back (for the third time) our very first guest interviewee, Ali Edwards, to the show today with this very special episode.

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    Harvest Fest

    October 16th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  24 mins 28 secs

    In this episode, we discuss the upcoming Harvest Fest at the Awesome Ladies Project.

    Harvest Fest is a long-weekend event to help us tell our food, friend, and family stories.
    Throughout this event we'll have challenges, tutorials, pop-in clubhouse hangouts, videos, prizes, and more! This event takes place inside The Awesome Ladies Project community between 10/22 and 10/25.

    Guest contributors Tazhiana Gordon, Tracey Fox, Shannan Manton, and others will be sharing how they tell stories of food, friends, and family during this interesting time in our lives.

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    Episode 149: Dilly Dally Paper Co w/ Andi Shepard

    October 14th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Today on the podcast, we are thrilled to bring you Andi Shepard, creator & owner of her print shop, @dillydallypaperco. in small town Alabama. She designs and prints bridal invitations and stationary while also creating her very own style of whimsical portrait paintings.

    When Ansi isn't busy working at her business or sitting in front of her easel, she can be found creating in her wood shop, enjoying the newest fiction thriller, or savoring her favorite sushi roll and locally brewed beer.

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    Episode 148: Crafty Ass Awesome Ladies

    October 7th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  52 mins 8 secs

    What do you get when you merge two of the most fun creative feminist entities known to man? You get the title of this episode! That’s right, friends, the Crafty Ass Female podcast is now a part of The Awesome Ladies Project. WELCOME TO THE BIG SHOW!

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    Episode 147: Unexpected Memory Keeping

    September 30th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Our first topic in our season of the unexpected is memory-keeping. We tackle a couple of big topics within the span of the episode.
    We talk about the different ways in which our memory-keeping has taken unexpected turns over the years and how it's landed us in such interesting places. Both Amanda and I talked about the unique projects that we've crafted to document our lives when traditional scrapbooking wasn't just working out for us.
    Amanda asked me some great questions about Daily Pages, and then we talked about how she came up with memory planning after trying to find a home for her stories in a few other places.
    We chatted for a bit about how both of these projects for us took a long time to simmer before they felt like a real home for our stories.
    And if you've been listening to our episodes lately, you know that we've been finding ways to talk about Ali Edwards' December Daily project in a few of our past episodes. To wrap the episode, we talked about ways that we can bring this unexpected season of life into fun unexpected twists in our December Daily albums. We are so excited to dive into this project later on this year.

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    Episode 146: Welcome to the Season of the Unexpected

    September 23rd, 2020  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Is it reeeeeeallllllly SEASON 7 of this amazing, exploratory, super fun and crafty chat-filled podcast? UNBELIEVABLE. Who knew showing up and having almost three years of courageous creative conversations would get us here? It ‘s been wildly unexpected! …and speaking of unexpected….

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    Episode 145: Wrapping Up Resilience

    September 16th, 2020  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 1 min

    Our SEASON 6 of RESILIENCE was right on time, and was a theme that made for a very special bunch of conversations. We made it through, and steadfast we go…