About

rukristin: Feminist Scrapbooker

Who is rukristin?

rukristin (pronounced r-u-kristin)

Turned thirty on her last name day

Feminist scrapbooker & indie-biz owner

Born & raised in the Meadowlands

Recent mid-western transplant

Loves to tell her story with pictures & paper

I Scrapbook My Life Story

rukristin

The Backstory

Kristin started scrapbooking as a teenager. What started out as a high school project (for her sophomore English class), turned into a lifelong love and passion. As someone who loved taking pictures and had an abnormal fetish for pretty paper and colorful office supplies, scrapbooking became a natural creative outlet.

After high school, Kristin left home to attend Rutgers University (Revolutionary for 250 Years). Where she would pick up both the r-u in her moniker (an internet chat handle back then) and her ability to code and create websites (thanks overnight computer lab shifts!). Even in her tiny twin dorm room on the banks of the Old Raritan, Kristin’s love for scrapbooking and photography continued to grow. While in college, she started teaching classes at local scrapbook stores, joined several industry design teams, and started writing this blog.


Along with her degree in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies, Kristin left university with a love of community, intersectionality, storytelling, and the unwavering knowledge that women’s voices need to be heard. After working for the government for a few years (and adding colorful paper and office supplies to everything), she decided that office work was not for her and started taking her paper-crafting much more seriously.

In 2012 she opened rukristin papercrafts, a scrapbook-brand geared towards awesome ladies who are interested in documenting their awesome-lady life, but might not fit the mold of a traditional scrapbooker. She was looking to create a scrapbook community for all the awesome ladies out there. A place where ladies without kids, ladies in non-traditional family systems, ladies who work 9-5, and every lady who feels passionately about documenting their awesome lady lives.

Since then Kristin been published in industry magazines around the world, designed scrapbook products for major manufacturers, taught thousands of students in her signature workshops, opened rukristin shop — an online scrapbook boutique, and come out with her own line of scrapbook products.

Now she is a midwestern transplant living in an adorable mid-century home in mid-Michigan. She spends her days as rukristin: Feminist Scrapbooker, teaching awesome ladies how to use modern-day scrapbooking to tell the epic adventures of their everyday lives. She spends her nights cuddling with her favorite person, or immersing herself in prestige (and not-so-prestige) television, playing games (both video and board), and having kick-ass dinner parties.


What is Feminist Scrapbooking?

and How do I Get Started?