Shimelle Laine


London-based scrapbooker Shimelle Laine thrives on education in the crafting world, bringing the first online classes to the scrapbooking world more than ten years ago. Her classes have covered design, photography, album philosophy, and stash busting, but it’s the written side of scrapbooking that brings the craft so close to her heart. Formerly a secondary school English teacher, Shimelle took a year off to share her love of writing with scrapbookers and somehow never made it back to a traditional classroom. She’s been teaching scrapbooking full-time ever since. Her favourite class of the year is her annual December project Journal Your Christmas, something that many participants complete using their Project Life supplies.

In addition to workshops, Shimelle’s sparkly alter-ego Glitter Girl filmed more than two years of weekly episodes, saving the world one crafty dilemma at a time. Produced for former online shop Two Peas in a Bucket, the series continues to be available for viewing at any time via YouTube.

2014 brings not just a new page to Shimelle’s scrapbooking world, but pretty much a whole new book! As the latest signature designer with American Crafts, the Shimelle collection captures her love of books, travel, and retro design through papers, embellishments, and the coordinating Project Life Mini Kit. In case that wasn’t enough, she and her husband also welcomed their first baby to the family this year. She’s looking forward to all the scrapbooking potential of that life changing event… just as soon as she figures out how to scrapbook during nap time.

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