Spotlight: Allison Waken

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Allison Waken
Name: Allison Waken

Location: Phoenix, AZ


Instagram: @AllisonWaken

Twitter: @AllisonWaken


Short bio: My name is Allison Waken and I'm a wife and mom to two boys (9 and 7), two dogs, and a few creepy crawly pets. We live in the desert of AZ and try to travel to our family in Southern California often! I love change and trying new things, but it sometimes leaves my head swimming with ideas and to-do lists. I love photography, building LEGOS, traveling (who doesn't?), and the beach. I started scrapbooking as a child and while the reasoning is the same, my style is a bit different! I love the creativity and artistic side of this hobby. I think it's an amazing way to share our lives with our families.

Favorite thing to scrap: My kids! All 3 of them (1 being my dog).

Favorite American Crafts product: Thickers, patterned paper, and stitching templates are becoming a fast fav!

5 fun facts:

1. I have very bad eyesight. I wouldn't be able to function without vision correction.

2. I've lived in Phoenix, AZ my entire life. I don't think I could survive long in the snow!

3. I have been eating gluten free (out of necessity) for the last 3 1/2 years.

4. We have 7 snakes and 6 snake eggs currently living in our house (on purpose).

5. I still get remembered as "the girl whose boyfriend drove a pink VW bug in high school". My husband says it wasn't pink, it was salmon.

COUSIN LOVE by Allison Waken

Supplies: Love Letter Paper (366051) – Cut & Paste, 6×6 Pad (366086) – Cut & Paste, Fabric Corners (366067) – Remarks, Cut Out Accents (366060) – Thickers, Good Stuff (366078) – Stamp, Rotary Phrase (366080) – Stamp, Die Cut Shapes (366068) – Bits, Typed (366065) – Remarks, Right Now (366082) – Embroidery Stencil Kit


Supplies: Fascinating Friends Paper (366165) – Polka Dot Party, Magical Moments Paper (366169) – Polka Dot Party, Warm Welcome Paper (366160) – Polka Dot Party, Perforated Sticker Book (366196) – Accent & Phrase Stickers, Soiree Gold (366186) – Thickers, RSVP White Dot (366191) – Thickers, Epoxy Stickers (366198) – Polka Dot Party, Wood Veneer Shapes (366204) – Polka Dot Party, Extra Large Tags (366206) – Polka Dot Party, Die Cut Card Set (366209) – Polka Dot Party

Allison says, "I love playing with the title on a layout. Between the Thickers, stitching and die cut paper I'm loving the variety from American Crafts lately!"