Scrapbook Resume

Jolene Brown

About Me

Jo to my friends, Jo-Jo to my family and Jolene on my passport.  I am an absolute scrapaholic and am constantly on the lookout for treasures to use on my layouts.

I started scrapping when my first child was born in 2002.  I was introduced to the wonderful world of scrapping by a very good friend of mine who lent me her goodies to play with, and I have never looked back!

My style constantly changes and is usually due to whichever product catches my interest at the time.  If I can get my hands dirty, then I am a happy crafter!!!

Design Teams

Lil Bees Boutique
August 2010 – Current         
Required to submit two layouts a month using the products supplied in the monthly kits.

Scrap Inspire Create
October 2010 – February 2011         
Required to submit one layout a month, based on the challenge supplied by their team.

Punky Scraps
December 2010 – May 2011
Required to submit one layout per week, based on challenges supplied.  I designed 3 page sketches for this blog.

Scrapbook Challenges
January 2011 – June 2011
Required to set challenges on a monthly basis and partake in events on the blog.


I started a JoSoCrafty, a scrapbooking blog in 2009.  My aim is to provide inspiration for fellow crafters, pass on information on scrapbooking and showcase layouts.  I recently recruited a team of talented ladies to serve as DT members on my blog.  They are required to submit layouts based on challenges which I have set for them.

Teaching Experience

My teaching journey started in 2006.  I was a permanent teacher at a scrapbook store in South Africa, my home country, called Scrapbook Emporium.  Later on that year, I opened my own online store and offered classes from my studio.  In 2007 we relocated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  I continued to scrap at home and attend crop sessions.  I resumed teaching classes in January 2011 at Creative Hands.  My responsibilities are to create new classes on a monthly basis.  The majority of my classes are Prima based, but am comfortable using mixed manufacturers.

DT Blog Links

Online Galleries

Creative Hands - Facebook Page