Everyone loves to take pictures and preserving your family photos is one of the hottest trends today. Whether you’re just beginning your first scrapbook or have enjoyed memory and paper crafting for years there is something for everyone with Scrapbook Soup. 3D embellishments, journaling ideas, fascinating photo enhancements, along with unique and colorful page layouts are just some of the topics we cover on each show.
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Hosts, Julie McGuffee and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, share their own unique perspective from different life experiences each week. They’ll welcome guest artists who will constantly amaze you with innovative tips, techniques and creative designs for scrapbooking, card making and other paper crafts.
Julie McGuffee and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Scrapbook enthusiasts across the country can tune in each week to discover the latest in memory and paper crafting trends with Scrapbook Soup.
Originally from England, Julie now lives in
the United States where she turned her hobby
into a professional career as an arts and crafts
designer. With a background in decorative painting,
Julie has designed projects and written instructions
for over 30 books. She writes two columns on
a monthly basis for a nationally distributed
crafts magazine and has appeared on numerous
TV shows. Julie is also a regular guest on the
popular Public Television show, “Hands
On Crafts for Kids”. She has also appeared
as a guest and co-host of “More Than Memories”.
In 1996 Julie and fellow designer
Jean Kievlan formed their own design services
company. They work with leading manufacturers
in the arts and crafts industry to help promote
and develop quality product lines.
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is a self-taught mixed media artist and avid scrapbooker. She has been making art for as long as she can remember and loves the process of creating. “I believe that mistakes are creative opportunities and hold fast to the notion that enjoyment of the process is just as important as the finished product! I like to think outside of the box — experimenting with paper, paint, and fabric — always trying to find a way to push my supplies further and see all the possibilities.”
Julie has been published in many magazines including Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Creating Keepsakes, Better Homes & Gardens’ Scrapbooks Etc., Memory Makers, Scrapbook Trends, Somerset Memories, Somerset Digital, scrapbooking m.m. (Sweden), Scrapbooking & Beyond, Simple Scrapbooks, Histories de Pages (France), books by Leisure Arts, F&W Publications, and Quarry (upcoming), as well as multiple e-zines. She has appeared several times on Quilting Arts TV (PBS) and hosted the “Artist to Artist” segment on Scrapbook Memories TV (PBS). Julie’s hour long instructional DVD “Collage Fast & Furious” was released in July 2010 by Interweave.
Julie and her husband live in a tiny apartment with a big art studio in the middle of New York City.