The Team

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Summer Christiansen – Co-host

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Summer loves the challenge of anything new or different that helps her grow as a designer & scrapbooker. She loves to keep her scrapbooking real by documenting more than just the perfect moments. She can often be found on her computer with a diet coke in hand, scrapping the good, bad and uglies of this crazy, beautiful life. She loves camping and hiking with her family, new shoes, having girls nights with amazing friends, pretending that she loves to work out, or carting kids all over the Vegas valley. The art of memory keeping and all its craftiness is what keeps her sane and following down the yellow brick road. Summer is currently a creative team member at Get It Scrapped.

 

Jennifer Kellogg – Administrative Assistant

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JKellogg_HSJennifer Kellogg is a life-long memory keeper and creates for Get It Scrapped. She has been the family photographer since she was in high school. Jennifer discovered scrapbooking after her son was born in 1999. She fell in love with combining her photos and telling stories. Jennifer has recently dipped her toes into the world of digi scrapping.

Jennifer is a single mom of two teenagers. She and her sister own a successful property management company in Rio Rancho, NM. And by the way, Jennifer is legally blind and cannot see colors very well. She is primarily a kit scrapper in order to assure that all colors on a layout are coordinated.

 

Karen Poirer-Brode –Co-host

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KPBrode-HS Karen’s life began in the Canadian prairies followed by several years of school in Montreal before moving to California. If you ask Karen she’ll attest that while snow covered places are nice location to visit, they do not always make the best places to live. Karen is a disabled, retired OBGYN residing in a lovely garden setting in Sacramento with her husband, Cal. Their blended family consists of 7 well grown sons and 6 grandchildren.

Karen is an avid scrapbooker, genealogy nut and life-long learner of art, history, science and anthropology. Travel is a passion of hers, though she still has the continents of South America and Antarctica to cross off her list. Karen says that scrapbooking helps her to keep her personal memories, tell stories, preserve history, add a little bit of humor to life and also gives her an excuse to get messy. Its also a hobby that has allowed her to make many good friends from around the world and at home too. Karen is currently creating for Get It Scrapped.

 

Christy Strickler- Co-host

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Though originally from Florida, Christy currently resides in Nassau, Bahamas with her husband, son and three striped island cats. She began scrapbooking in 2001. Since then, scrapbooking has become both an obsession and a creative outlet.

When she is not scrapbooking, you can find her spending time with her family, homeschooling her son or playing a video game. She is currently creating for Traci Reed Designs, Scrapbook Challenges, Simple Scrapper, Get It Scrapped and is a contributing writer for Be Photo Wise.

 

 

Carrie Arick- Host and Producer

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Carrie Arick is a mom to a teenage son with high functioning Autism, wife to a slightly brain damaged husband and owner of 4 naughty kitties living carrie-headshotin coastal Delaware. As a lifelong artist, photo lover and memory collector, she has a passion for documenting her family’s messy, crazy life through digital scrapbooking.

Carrie is currently creating for Just Jaimee, The Digital Press & Get It Scrapped. She also is a contributing writer to Be Photo Wise. Carrie loves learning about design, searching out colors and trends, and exploring new ways to use digital products. She also enjoys researching her family tree and exploring the stories of her heritage. When she isn’t at her computer or behind the camera, she enjoys playing video games like Call of Duty, watching disaster movies, chats on her porch with neighbors, afternoon ocean swims, and playing with her five naughty cats.