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Jeanette MacIntosh

Jeanette MacIntosh is a qualified teacher, trainer, function co-ordinator, mother, wife, daughter and sister.  In other words Jeanette is multi-skilled.  Celebrating her 45th birthday in 2013, Jeanette realises there is more to life than many people think there is. 

Scrapbooking adds so much to the everyday tedious tasks we have to do. 

Scrapbooking full fills all the hopes and dreams we have, it brings holidays and special moments to life every time you look at the scrapbook layouts you have created. 

Jeanette opened Scrapbook Den in 2001, being a qualified teacher and corporate trainer she found her passion in teaching scrapbooking to adults and children.  Jeanette visited the USA in 2003 attending the first retailers Creating Keepsakes University.  She then brought the first Scrapbook Den University with North American teachers to South Africa in 2004, South Africa was now recognised on the International scrapbooking map.  Jeanette likes introducing scrappers to new techniques when she teachers, but the focus is always on the photos and creating beautiful layouts that are not too busy. 

Jeanette has a few different styles when scrapping, Shabby Chic is one of her favourites but she also enjoys modern clean designs.  Jeanette designs kits that can be ordered monthly.  She is the in-house Kids Club teacher in the holidays and her regular classes run throughout the year from Tuesday to Saturday.  Her classes are relaxed and very therapeutic for people looking for a wonderful scrapping environment.  Her family is her favourite topic to Scrapbook, but if life is offering fun adventures to Zanzibar and weddings in Zimbali, Jeanette is ready to make the memories come to life.  Join her for some memory making at Scrapbook Den.

Jowilna Nolte!

We are very proud to introduce you to Jowilna Nolte.  Jowilna is a true creative and she will be sharing some of her passion and creativity with you.

Jowilna’s Words

I have been in the industry for more than 15 plus years now and have loved the more than interesting journey it has taken me on so far.

I started off my career in retail working in a paper shop importing handmade speciality papers from japan, Canada, India and America. We also imported a range of rubber stamps (PSX), along with Ranger Products, and Tsukineko to mention a few. This was all back in 2000. I moved to the wholesale part of the business and got involved in window dressing and opening a second flagship store for the company while the owners were overseas. I have travelled extensively to America visiting CHA and Frankfurt Germany to their biggest paper trade show “Paperworld” where I gained valuable knowledge regarding the industry.

After a whirlwind love affair with the business I headed off into the sunset to fulfil my second dream by working in publishing. I started off as Technical Editor on a scrapbooking magazine and worked on several other craft publications in the company as well. But this was not enough – after a long journey I started my own scrapbooking magazine, which transformed into writing a real book book as opposed to a magazine book, and the rest is history.

I am currently a best-selling author in the craft industry with my book “Scrap-Boek” being the fourth best seller in South Africa and currently in second print. I am a freelance artist doing work for various companies such as Caxton Magazines that includes Rooi Rose and Bona Magazine to mention a few. I travel regularly to various shows teaching and presenting lectures on scrapbooking, card-making and creativity. I have been published several times in American publications such as Taken Ten Magazine, Catch Up Issue – both Somerset Publications. I was also asked to be a guest artist by Taken Ten Magazine for one of their issues in which an entire article was dedicated to my work. In December 2011, I made my television debut by presenting Christmas Crafts on 3 Talk with Noeleen.

After a bit of a sabbatical with my on-line classroom website Scrapcouture, we are busy revamping it with a fresh new approach to bringing creativity and new techniques to people all over the world. Other than that I spend lots of time scrapbooking and making cards and teaching classes weekly in Gauteng as well as throughout South Africa.

I am passionate about what I do and I have had many amazing experiences and met so many famous people throughout my creative journey. I am truly blessed with a gift from God!


Natalie Salamousas