Introducing our Featured Instructors for Crop and Cruise HAWAII 2012

Allison Orthner has enthusiastically hosted every Crop and Cruise event since 2007!!  Her happy place is to be teaching her best photography tips and tricks to anyone with a camera!!  Allison appears regularly on TV in Canada, works for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and has been widely published in Canadian Scrapbooker, Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers and Scrapbooks Etc. including 12 front covers.

While on the Crop and Cruise LAND and CRUISE events, Allison will be your personal photographer for the group, guide you through countless photo ops, host Photo Field Trip Excursions and whisper in your ear all week to help YOU capture amazing photos with YOUR camera!! She specializes in being as practical as possible and only as technical as necessary!!!

For more insight, visit Allison's website at

Christy Riopel is back for her 3rd time teaching on Crop and Cruise where she is known for taking you on an artistic journey like no other!! 

She not only enlightens you with more tricks and techniques than you thought existed, but thoroughly entertains you as she pushes the boundaries of creativity!  Christy’s background in art and design mean her classes leave you inspired, infused with potential and simply wanting more!!

As a contributing writer for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and co-owner for, Christy’s art has been widely published and enjoyed across the country including numerous appearances on Breakfast Television!!  She has also taught internationally for such companies like Basic Grey, Westcott, myStampBOX and Upsy Daisy and her favourite part is meeting people who share a love for creating.

Christy lives in Calgary where she is mom to two beautiful girls, wife to the most patient man in the world and caretaker to two dachshunds who all together give her much joy and plenty of antics to scrapbook!!

To get to know Christy Riopel better, visit her blog at

Jill Hildebrand is also back by popular demand for her 3rd Crop and Cruise!!  This smalltown, farm-girl is not only profoundly creative, but comes with a contagious personality and high energy to boot!! 

She is a widely published scrapbook artist who has taught at numerous events throughout Canada and USA and is best known for her colourful and edgy layouts.  In Jill’s classes she encourages scrappers to get CRAZY and become excited about the products in front of them believing there are “No Mistakes – Only Unexpected Creations” in the Life Art we are creating. 

Jill is currently a design team member for myStampBOX and Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker.   Her work has been featured in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and her keen eye in photography portrays a wildly fun passion for life!!

As the wife of a grain farmer in Manitoba, Jill stays busy being a SAHM to three children and working as a substitute teacher.  In any spare time she happens to find, she will get “lost” in home decorating, travelling and watching NBA games with her family… oh and folding laundry!!!!

To get to know Jill Hildebrand better, visit her blog at