Carolyn describes her crafting style as Vintage-Modern, where the treasures from yesteryear combine with a streamlined esthetic. She is passionate about the concept that scrapbooking, at its core, is a medium to tell stories and history. She believes with all her heart that art has the power to heal and connect.
Although a creative child growing up, Carolyn was not introduced to the modern incarnation of scrapbooking until 1997. She very quickly fell in love and developed a passion for the hobby. With the encouragement of family and friends, she began to pursue professional opportunities within the paper crafts industry. She has been on the Chatterbox Design Team, a product designer for Rusty Pickle and for the past 8 years has been the Senior Creative Director at Melissa Frances. It is her dream job and between designing product and teaching scrapbooking workshops, both at home and abroad, she’s one busy girl!
In addition to being published in industry magazines and Idea Books, she has been a contributing writer for the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine, has self-published "Postmark:LA", an inspirational collaboration featuring six authors, has written articles for Woman's Day and the now defunct magazine Legacy and had her induction to live TV when appearing on QVC in the UK promoting Melissa Frances products.
Carolyn’s love of travel has made her the perfect fit as the international teaching specialist for Melissa Frances. Carolyn has taught with fabulous reviews to students in: Canada, USA, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Russia, Poland, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Israel and Sweden and is always keen on expanding that list!
Carolyn and her husband Rick have been married for over 16 years and make their home in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where Rick is a police officer. Together they love to travel and watch their favorite reality TV shows.