We had the pleasure of meeting Andrea at PlannerCon 2018 in San Francisco. We were absolutely thrilled when she sat front row during our workshop on Goal Getting - and even more thrilled that our Jessica got to sit alongside her for the PlannerCon Panel.
Andrea is a crafter, YouTuber, Instagrammer and creative team member for some of the most well-known names in the industry. She has also recently released her very own Magazine; Retro Hip Magazine.
She's the "jack of all trades" when it comes to crafting - and it started very early on. From doll fashion, list making to scrapbooking - she's done it all.
Here are our BIG 3 highlights from our spotlight with Andrea Gray. We loved getting to know her and her business even better - she's a mighty force this one.
1) Roll with the Changes
Andrea walked away from PlannerCon feeling motivated to open her shop. She wanted a way to get her designs and influence into the hands of more people. She giggles as she shares the story of how the a travellers notebook project "snowballed" into a full-on Magazine publication. We just adore her open spirit about the evolution. Sometimes, products or projects become something far different than the original intention - but boy oh boy is there beauty in progression.
2) Take it Back
Andrea's views on digital technology mirrors ours quite a bit. While technology and advancement is so neat - there is also something so special about type-writers, work-books and work-sheets. The connection between a new magazine and a retro vibe is the perfect way for Andrea to lay her work on the world.
3) Make Memories to leave a Legacy
We discuss an episode from Andrea's Podcast where Memory Keeping is a key topic. The gals chat about how Memory Keeping and Scrapbooking provides a creative outlet in the present moment - but it's more than that for your children and families. It's a way of telling your story, and as Jessica suggests - perhaps it's also a way to describe your legacy in a visual way.
If you didn’t have the chance to watch this interview live – come watch the replay. It was such a fun chat – we know you don’t want to miss it.