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Do you have a treasure trove of memories and photos stashed away waiting for you to start— a digital storehouse of unorganized photos, a shoebox of memories, a locket of hair?

Do you have all your photos organized but feel overwhelmed at the sheer amount of memories you want to capture and need a way to use many photos per page?

Do you love scrapbooking but feel your enthusiasm fading as scrapbook stores close and crops and retreats are few and far between?

I know how it feels when your enthusiasm for scrapbooking fades and your stacks of photos feel like a heavy weight instead of a treasure chest. The traditional approach of building an entire layout around one or two photos is slow going and, after a few years, every layout begins to look the same.

As a native French woman, I learned a different approach to scrapbooking. In Europe, we use mosaic-like stencils.

These stencils incorporate natural patterns, shapes, and proportions, which makes the layouts inherently beautiful. And while the designs appear complex, the stencils keep it simple. I decided to bring this approach to America by creating my own stencil designs in 2008.

For the past 10 years, I have loved hearing how Lea France stencils have breathed new life into my clients designs and reignited their love of scrapbooking.

You deserve to reignite your creative light so that designing layouts is once again a passionate work of art instead of a boring chore.

Join today a community of like-minded scrapbookers who come together

to share mutual encouragement, creative inspiration, and dedication to scrapbooking


Enjoy creating memories and feel inspired again. No more staring at photos and papers for hours, feeling blocked.


Share your creative passion with other scrapbookers who understand you and know what you’re working to accomplish.


Join the company of other scrapbookers without having to pack all your things for a crop.


Delight in the progress of others on their journey, while enjoying their encouragement.


Celebrate your new pages with your kids and grandkids, using the pages to share story after story

Your loved ones need the memories only you can share

When you turn your photos into shareable memories, you’re lighting up this world

with your personal love, joy, and miracles—making a brighter future for generations to come.



Love getting your hands on new stencils and don’t want to wait for a sale to pamper yourself? By becoming a member, you get a coupon code for 10% off on everything in the store

This includes “not just” all the physical products, but also any online classes and digital templates you chose to purchase.

You get 10% off every single time.


Connect with other Lea France enthusiasts from around the world as you work together on your layouts in a virtual crop!

Not only will you get inspired by incredible designs but if you need advice on your pages, your fellow Lea France addicts and I are here to help you finish your projects and make suggestions.


Do you love the Lea France Community but wish the photo albums with layouts ideas were better organized so you could find inspiration quickly?

The Gallery inside the Academy is exactly what you need. You’ll be able to filter more than 2,000 page examples by:
– number of photos
– stencil used
– photo subjects
– or the techniques used.

This means you’ll be able to scraplift the perfect page layout for your project in just a few clicks.

Pick My Brain Videos

This is where I will share what’s happening in my brain when I create a page layout.

If you feel you spend too much time on choosing which stencil to use, I will show you what helps me decide what stencils to pick when I work on my photos!


You love the Lea France Community but find sometimes it is hard to keep it up with all the posts.

This group is far more intimate than the Lea France Community, you’ll be able to know what projects people are working on so you can motivate and inspire each other — and be held accountable to finish the projects you start!


Wouldn’t it be great to discover that your neighbor down the street is also a Lea France fan?

Well, with the worldwide map, you can locate who lives in your area right away.

International customers may even find a “neighbor” to share shipping fees with!

4 exclusive stencils available to members only.














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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the academy right for me? I am not sure

My main goal with the Academy is to have YOU be the happiest scrapbooker you could be, so I will be honest on when I sincerely believe the Academy can work for you and when it won't work.

The Academy is for you if you want to 

  • Make a difference in your scrapbooking life and reach your scrapbooking goals FAST. 
  • Get help when you are stuck on one of your pages. You simply go inside our Facebook group and ask for help so you can get your page done and move on to the next project.
  • Love to scraplift and want to find pages quickly inside our gallery by selecting the criteria that matter to you. (stencil used, number of photos, subjects...)
  • Always say " I will scrapbook when I will have time" but it seems you never find the time to actually do it. With our 3 monthly crops, you get pages done. PERIOD.

The Academy might not be for you if:

  • You don’t have a Facebook profile and don’t want to have one. It works fine even with a Facebook profile account created just for scrapbooking, it doesn't have to be a personal profile.  The reason why having a facebook account is so important is because the members that are the most active in the group are the ones getting the most results.
  • Your internet connexion is really bad. It will make it difficult to enjoy the videos or the crops you will attend.
  • You don’t have a smartphone or a tablet or a computer with a camera on it to attend the virtual crops.
  • If you have a lot of difficulties working with computers or internet. Unless you have someone in your house that can help you, I wouldn't recommend to sign up. We don't use COMPLEX technology but we DO use some so I don't want you to get frustrated if no one can help you in your house. 


I just want to get the member exclusive stencils

If you are interested only in buying Member Exclusive stencils and do not need

  • To meet your scrapbooking goals
  • Attend virtual crops
  • Get help in the facebook group for inspiration
  • Learn from my pick my brain videos

Then my recommendation is to sign up for one month, order the 4 stencils and get your 10% discount which will save you $9.59 which is the cost of your monthly payment basically. So you get the stencils and the access to the Academy for one month for free.

When you cancel, you still have access to the entire content for the month you paid for. In other words, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of being a member and see that the Academy is MUCH MORE than JUST GETTING 4 exclusive stencils and hope you will stay with us a little longer than one month.

One thing that needs to be clear though before you sign up for one month.  Member exclusive stencils are for members only and therefore you cannot buy 10 Portrait or 12 Lantern and give the stencils to your friends, this is one stencil per member only.



What plan to pick?

If you are debating and not sure what plan is better for you, just go with $9.95 a month, the reason is very simple, you can upgrade at any time and it is prorated.

Let's take a practical example. You sign up for one month and after 15 days you want to upgrade to yearly, then you will be asked to pay $97 minus half of $9.95. Same for 3 months: $27 minus half of $9.95 so you never lose money if you didn't select the right plan from the start.



Can I be a member if I live outside USA?

You don't have to live in the USA to become a member. The membership is an online access. Regardless of where you live, if you have an internet connexion, you can access the content of the Academy.

All the benefits are the same for all members.

For the virtual crops, I have different dates and times to accommodate working or retired persons and people living in Europe, Canada, Australia & New Zealand. So all times zones are well covered.

For the 10% discount, it is based on US dollar prices. So in other words, for a stencil at $23.99 US dollars, you get a $2.39 discount in US dollars.



Will I be automatically billed?

Yes, you will not need to input credit card information again or ask to renew your membership, it will be automatically renewed for you.

Monthly Membership: Your credit card will be charged automatically, once each month.

Quarterly Membership: Your credit card will be charged automatically, once every quarter.

Annual Membership: Your credit card will be charged automatically 1 calendar year after the initial purchase of your membership.


If I cancel, can I still access the academy?

Yes! If you cancel, your membership will remain active until the end of your subscription term and you can continue to take advantage of all the membership benefits during that time. 

After that date, you will no longer be billed and your account will be deactivated. After your account is canceled, you will no longer be able to:

  • Get the members-exclusive discount
  • Browse the gallery for inspiration
  • Attend virtual crops
  • Be a member of the Academy Facebook group
  • Access the pick my brain videos.

Please note, if you do not wish for your membership to renew, you will need to cancel before the renewal date. No refund will be given if you forget to cancel before your membership renews unless you let us know within 48 hours after the renewal date is over.


What happens if I forget to cancel before the renewal date?

We cannot issue refunds if you forgot to cancel before your membership renews unless you let us know within 48 hours after the renewal date is over. In this case, we manually refund and revoke the access to the academy for you.

If you know you want to cancel, do it asap knowing you still have access to the content until the renewal date. In other words, don’t wait the day before to cancel, you don’t have to, you can cancel early and still get access until your renewal date.


How many pages are currently in the gallery?

As of today, you’ll be able to filter more than 4,000 page examples by:

  • Number of photos
  • Stencil used
  • Photo subjects (travel, wedding, landscapes, sports, etc..)
  • Even the techniques used (glitter, journaling, chalking etc…)

New layouts are added on a daily basis so there is always fresh content to inspire your scrapping.


Don't be overwhelmed by the number of pages because you can filter and narrow down your research to find the perfect pages for you.


How many virtual crops can I attend?

As many as you want! Once you sign up and become a member, you will have instant access to the virtual crops calendar. I offer 3 crops a month at different days and times to accommodate persons leaving in USA and outside the USA, retired persons and working persons.

How does a virtual crop work? What do I need to attend?
It is like a physical crop where you work on your own scrapbook project and chat with others as you would if they were sitting with you and also share or ask for ideas, etc.
You just need a camera on your phone, tablet or computer to be able to see other participants. As with any other crop, you can attend the 3 hours or you can leave early or do a break during the session.
The crop will be held on the “Zoom meeting” platform. It is very user-friendly and I have video tutorials to show you how to install and use it.


How many members can join the Virtual Crop?

The number of participants is limited to 25 attendees.

If the event is full, you can attend the next crop on the calendar. It never happened so far so there is always enough seats for all the crops since I opened the Academy.


I am a digital scrapbooker, can I still join the academy?

Digital scrapbookers can join the Academy and you will get the same advantages as traditional scrapbookers:

  • Get 10% off on all digital stencils
  • Attend virtual crops with other digital and traditional scrapbookers
  • Access to the gallery with traditional and digital layouts
  • Be on the map to locate fellow scrapbookers in your area


How the secret Facebook for members is different from the Lea France community?

This group is far more intimate than the Lea France Community, you’ll be able to know what projects people are working on so you can motivate and inspire each other — and be held accountable to finish the projects you start!

There is no need to leave the Lea France Scrapbooking Community Facebook group, and it’s good to have the option to choose what group is the best depending on the nature of your post.


When will my 1000 reward points (yearly member perk) take effect?

The points will be added to your reward account within 48 hours. (If you don’t have a reward account, it’s absolutely free to create one:)

1,000 points are equivalent to $10 off in the store and can be used anytime you want.

Videos and classes. What is free, what is not free?

All "Pick My Brain Videos" are FREE and member exclusive, they won't be found anywhere else on YouTube or on Facebook. You can watch them 24/7.

You also get 10% off on ALL paid classes taught by me and my 2 teachers Hilde and Sachana. Paid classes are not included in the membership fees.

You can find the list here. If you are not a member, you can still purchase them but you are not getting 10% off. Only members get 10% off on all paid classes.

Paid classes are accessible anytime and don't expire. So if you feel creative in the middle of the night and want to get inspired, you can login whenever you want to watch a class.


Videos and classes but if I am too busy to watch

Paid classes are accessible anytime and don't expire. So if your schedule gets crazy for one week, you can watch when it's more convenient for you. The classes purchased are yours regardless of being a member or not and can be watched any time.

All free videos inside the member area are accessible 24/7 as well as long as you stay a member.

I am concerned I won't have time for the academy

My answer will be completely honest regarding time and it comes from the heart, not from a sales pitch.

In your life right now, you might have a very limited amount of time and you have a choice to make on how you will use it. 

If you spend Zero time inside the Academy, then you will get basically nothing beneficial from it except the 10% off and the member exclusive stencils. 

But as soon as you start investing in YOURSELF and spend some time inside the Academy, this is going to be far more productive for your scrapbooking life. Let me give you an example that might help visualize the whole concept. 

Let's pretend you want to participate in a race car. You are the pilot and I am your co-pilot and I know I can get you to the finish line super fast (translation help you create a lot more scrapbooking pages, get inspiration quicker, and learn to optimize the use of your stencils)

So if you are behind the wheel during the race yes I can help you drive super fast and reach your goal but if I am the only one in the co-pilot seat because you are not showing up for the race, I will get you nowhere 🙁

So if I am committed to be your co-pilot and help you optimize your time spent inside the Academy, you have to show up in the driver seat.

If your life is CRAZY busy right now, and you have NO time, then the Academy might not be right for you at this time.  Consider instead joining the next time I re-open the doors.

If you are not sure you want to wait that long before I re-open, then the other option is to join now for only one month and cancel at any time but you keep access to the whole month you paid for. That will give you a chance to still see how the Academy works and re-join later when you think you will have more time.

It would be like just get a sense on what this is like to be in the driver seat with me as your co-pilot and come back stronger later on ready to win the race.

What is your refund / cancellation policy?

Because you get instant, unlimited access to the Lea France Academy including 10% on all your purchases, there is no refund given on membership. If you decide that the Academy is not for you, you can simply cancel your membership before the automatic renewal date. 

Your subscription will remain active until the end of your payment term (renewal date) and you will still have access to all the membership benefits until the last day of your membership. 

There is also no refund if you didn't spend enough time inside the Academy or if you didn't have a good internet connection to access to the Academy's content and events. These are 2 things we have no control over and can't refund for this reason.

There is also no refund given if you "forgot" to cancel, you can cancel at any time with a click of a button and you don't need to wait it's coming to the end of your membership. As a reminder your subscription remains active until the end of your payment term (renewal date) so there is no need to wait for the renewal date to come to cancel.

Once you are a member and you pause/cancel, you are no longer considered as a NEW member and you can rejoin at any time without having to wait for the next reopening.

You’re in good company

Bonjour Carine,

I wanted to thank you for allowing me to be a part of the Lea France Academy.

Before using the stencils, I wasn’t able to use a lot of pictures per layout out because I didn’t want the pages to look too cluttered. This meant that I either had multiple pages of the same event and it took me a long time to scrapbook each event or I had a hard time deciding which pictures to use and which ones to leave out.  With the stencils I am able to use a lot of photos, but the pages don’t look too busy at all!

At first it was difficult to get used to how to actually use the stencils, see how versatile the stencils are, and getting over being ‘afraid’ to cut the pictures. With the use of the video tutorials and gallery on the website, I was quickly able to get used to this new way of scrapbooking.

The feedback you and other members of the Academy give on color choices and which stencils to use for my photos have helped me become more confident in my scrapbooking. Family and friends who have seen my scrapbook pages since before I started using the stencils, have seen the difference and really like the way my pages look now. I am proud to show off my pages.

Christa White

Hi Carine,

I just wanted to let you know that I finally finished my “trip to the UK” project! Your stencils were a huge help in getting it finished.

Kayla (my daughter who’s in the Air Force) originally thought she’d be in Abilene until the end of March but found out at the beginning of January that she was transferring mid February instead at the end of March. Scrapbooking got kicked into high gear after I returned on January 13th. I needed to get this project done before she left so she could take her set with her.

I used 913 pictures on 208 pages and I made three complete sets – so that’s 2,739 pictures and 624 pages. The photo shows the completed albums. Your stencils were instrumental in me getting this done.

Christine Hamilton

Choose a membership option: Pay monthly for $9.95 or save by joining on a quarterly or annual basis. Create your account and get immediate access to all areas of Lea France Academy. Your card will be charged automatically each period and you can cancel at any time.