Hi there! My name is Carolyn Peeler, I am a creative gal whose passions include travel, paper and fabric crafting, newborn photography and graphic design. I have combined those passions into my company “Carolyn Peeler Creative Studios”, the home of all my creative ventures.
From 2004 until 2014 I was the Sr. Creative Director at Melissa Frances, a scrapbooking and giftware manufacturer. While my main duties included product design and development, I was also given amazing opportunities to travel and teach paper craft projects at events in such far flung destinations as Russia, Israel, Colombia, Italy, France, Sweden, Brazil, Poland, Panama, Spain and Norway.
In addition to being published in paper crafting magazines and Idea Books, I have been a contributing writer for the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine, have self-published "Postmark:LA", an inspirational collaboration featuring six authors, have written articles for Woman's Day and the now defunct magazine Legacy and had my induction to live TV when appearing on QVC in the UK promoting Melissa Frances products. I continue to keep my foot in the paper craft world by working freelance in the industry and being a part of Ellen Hutson's teacher team.
In 2014, along with my friend Terri Brush, I co-hosted the first of two 2014 “La Dolce Vita” creative lifestyle retreats. They were a labour of love and we were both overjoyed at the response and feedback we received from the attendees. We returned in 2015 and once again it was a pleasure to share this special corner of Italy with those who attended. In 2016 Terri was unable to attend and so, for the first year, I led "La Dolce Vita" by myself. Moving forward Terri decided to step back from "La Dolce Vita" and graciously wished me the best as I continue to offer this special brand of creative lifestyle retreat to attendees. I look forward to two sessions, with my special guest, Jo Packham, in 2017. You can visit the retreat website at: www.ladolcevitaforever.com
Together with Rick, my husband of 19 years, I make my home in a suburb of Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am thankful everyday for a life partner who supports and encourages me to live my dreams.