Friday, September 4, 2015

Welcome to the 2016 Layout-A-Week Design Team!

"Nancy Nally is the owner and chief blogger at and  She also freelances for a wide range of companies including Buttons Galore and Cricut, and is the former founding co-host of the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast and has appeared on the PBS television series Scrapbook Soup. Nancy describes her style as “clean and simple eclectic” 

Nancy lives in Florida with her husband, her 12 year old autistic daughter, and a huge cat. "

My Name is Magda Cortez living in Encinitas, Ca. I am a Retired Civil Engineer and a full time Scrapbooker..
Scrapbooking became essential part of my  life a few years ago, since then I fall in love with paper.. I love to create Cards, Mini Albums, Layouts and now I'm hooked into Mixed Media, Creativity is my energy and my passion.

I teach in San Diego my hometown, as well as some of the biggest cities in Mexico and all over Spain. Now I been honored to be part of this fabulous design team.. I can't wait to share my creations with you.

Christy is a homeschool mom who loves science fiction and video games. Though originally from Florida, Christy is an expat currently residing  abroad 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. She always has a camera in her purse and loves to experiment with a variety of cameras (both digital and analog). Currently, Christy is a member of the Traci Reed Designs, Simple Scrapper, Get It Scrapped, and Scrapbook Challenges creative teams. She is a co-host on the DigiScrap Geek Podcast as the voice of a hybrid and paper scrapbooker. You can  learn more about Christy and her creative team work at her website


Hello there. I am the new Layout A Week Design Team Coordinator.   My name is Nicole and I am married to Jacob and together we have 3 children.  Little Jacob is 10, Caleb is 8 and Chloe is 5.  We just recently moved (like less than  month ago recent) from Southern California to Prescott Valley, Arizona.  We are loving our new home and town.  I love to scrapbook both traditional and Project Life style.  I love photography.  I have an etsy store where I make wood signs and many other custom things.  I just love to be creating.  I have a slight Diet Pepsi obsession, and am working on drinking more water.  I am looking forward to working with all these talented ladies on our current Design Team.   


Ever since I can remember, I’ve been “creative”. Making things came easy to me and I wanted to make creativity come as easily to other people. When I added a dual major of Mathematics to my English Literature major in college, it was because Math had finally clicked for me and I wanted to demystify the how and why of math for others through teaching. It is that same desire to remove the shroud of secrecy from creativity. After 12 years in the craft industry, I have made a ton of useless, but pretty, crap. Really. Now the core of my philosophy is to make things that matter. They can matter in a practical way, like a shelf is a practical solution for storing books. They can matter in an emotional way by making memories and strengthening bonds through a family adventure or by making a connection with others through heartfelt discussions on life’s lessons. How to work better, eat cleaner, live strategically, and create smarter are all at the core of what I work to do every day, in pursuit of happiness and the meaning of life. Yeah, it’s deep. But simple. That’s just JP for ya.


Make sure you check back each week for our layouts and updates.  


  1. Congratulations Magda and all the design team members... I'll be looking forward to see all your beautiful creations..

  2. Gorgeous team!!!! :) Keep up the good job!!! Cheersss!!!

  3. hoping to see the layouts soons !!! love your projets Magda


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