Carving Out Time to Do What Brings You Joy With Paige Taylor Evans

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Happiness is about choosing to do the things in your day that create joy and excitement. Even if you can only carve out 10 to 15 minutes, it’s still important to do the things that you love that make you feel fulfilled. 

Today I am joined by a friend, Paige Taylor Evans. Paige is a scrapbooker who has seven signature collections with Pink Paislee, almost a thousand cut files with Silhouette, two design teams and has taught papercrafting classes in 10 countries. What I enjoyed most about my conversation with Paige is how she not only shared the bright happy stuff but she also shared the times where she navigated through the tough moments and how she’s started making healthier choices for life. We discuss how we met each other and did live events together, her experience of teaching scrapbooking in other countries, and her favorite techniques for scrapbooking. She also shares her advice for days when you’re feeling uncreative and where to turn to for inspiration.

What’s in this episode:

  • How Paige got started in scrapbooking

  • What made Paige get obsessed with scrapbooking

  • Her scrapbooking style and how it has evolved over the years 

  • How working with American Crafts changed her scrapbooking style

  • Switching gears and taking a break to come back with a fresh outlook

  • How Paige started working at American Crafts

  • The influences of digital products and how scrapbooking has changed

  • Paper crafting becoming more popular again

  • Finding your niche in scrapbooking

  • How Paige and Amy met each other 

  • What it was like doing live scrapbooking at events together

  • Her experience of teaching scrapbooking in other countries

  • How grateful people are when you teach them about scrapbooking

  • What made Paige bring stitching into paper crafts

  • What Paige does while she is stitching

  • The environment she does her best work in

  • Paige’s favorite techniques to use when scrapbooking

  • How organization plays into her design technique

  • Her advice for finding more creativity and where to turn for inspiration

  • Her current wellness routine and what she is looking forward to 

From Paige:

I’m from Seattle. Chris is from Denver. We met at BYU and got married in 2007 in Nauvoo, IL. Chris graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in 2013 through an Army scholarship and then we were stationed in Grafenwöhr, Germany for 4 years! We visited 43 countries while living in Europe and miss it every day! We now live in Littleton, CO where Chris works at his dream job as a dentist at Old Town Dental. I’m a stay-at-home-working-mom to our son Fox and daughter Jane. Scrapbooking is my passion and I have my own signature collections with Pink Paislee. I’m a teacher at BIG PICTURE CLASSES, on the SCRAPBOOK & CARDS TODAY design team, I make and release 10 NEW SILHOUETTE CUT FILES every week, and I have an ETSY SHOP on the side. I love teaching in-person scrapbooking and bookbinding workshops whenever and wherever I can!

Connect with Paige:
Website | Instagram | Happy Scrappy Place | YouTube | Pinterest

Links:
Paige’s Pages with Big Picture Classes
Truly Grateful Collection with Pink Paislee
Creativation
Dawson’s Creek
Silhouette Design Store
Silhouette Cut File Layouts
Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks
Scrappy Cruise

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