Introducing…Shaunte Wadley!

May 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Welcome Back!

Yesterday we began a TWO THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team!    Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will  introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!

AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this until the end of May so don’t go far!!!

Today’s winner will receive a pack of……


Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.


So curious to see who is our winner from yesterday??????????

Anita T says:

Glitter Silks…oh, how pretty! I would love to play with some that paper. Awesome LO!!


Today we have another returning Design Team Member…Shaunte Wadley!

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Shaunte over the past few years and she has an eye for design that always blows me away. She adds just the smallest details and I think, “Man! Why didn’t I think of that?!”   Here is a little bit about Shaunte:

I guess if I were to describe myself as a crafter- I would say I like little details- tags, tabs, pearls, tiny flowers, etc.  I also love to add texture and dimension to my projects. I love to sand, machine stich, die cut and I buy pop-dots in bulk.
I naturally gravitate towards happy colors, but I depend on my photos to determine my color palette.
My favorite Core products are Glittersilk and Vintage.
Vintage looks (and feels) to me like a good pair of comfortable broken-in jeans, which is what you will find me wearing almost daily. I like to embellish things with Glittersilk. Anything sparkly and glittery will always appeal to me!

Journaling reads:

40 hit me this year like a truckload of bricks. You tend to reflect on life at each decade- what worked, what didn’t. Here is what I know. Sure I have made mistakes, but I have also been pretty stinking lucky.

I married well. Sam and I still love each other- and humor has been the glue to hold this family together. We like to laugh a lot- at ourselves, at each other, and at life.

We have five great kids! They are hitting the teen years, and honestly? I really like these guys! Thanks to Sam’s job, we have had many adventures traveling together as a family. I turned my hobby into a job. Work from home in my pajamas? Yes, please.

Life is good. I am grateful.

Here is the detail of how Shaunte cut the title  with her Cameo. Cutting glitter cardstock, like our Glitter Silk, upside down and in reverse helps save your blade and make a nice, clean cut so your glitter won’t shed.

Supply List:

Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock, Vintage Cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core, Glitter Silk (Shaute cut it on her Silhouette by putting the paper in upside down, and printing the title in reverse. ) Queen & Co. washi tape and bling.


126 Responses to “Introducing…Shaunte Wadley!”
  1. Your page is wonderful!

  2. Barb Wagar says:

    Nice. Sure would like to win!

  3. Love your page:))) Love the journaling.

  4. Andrea Amu says:

    Looks terrific, Shaunte, and I love your tip on cutting the Glitter Silk!

  5. paula says:


  6. Ange says:

    Cute layout! Love the way you embellished and did the title.

  7. amy c/p says:

    love your paper it is so much fun to work with ! would love to win some glitter silk !!!

  8. Kyra Sands says:

    Nostalgia Gray may be my favorite go to neutral, but Glitter Silk is great for dessert.

  9. Denise says:

    Love the layout!

  10. Ava Gavloski says:

    great layout with lovely embellishment clusters. Nice showcasing of the core!!!

  11. Teresa Igo says:

    Great layout! Love the Glitter Silk!

  12. Kristy Foster Seachrist says:

    What a great layout! I really like the details.

  13. Judy Altum says:

    I really love using the glitter paper for Words as well as back grounds
    Thanks for making my life shine.

  14. Carla Hundley says:

    Thanks for the glitter
    cutting tip. I’ll try that.
    Carla from Utah

  15. Debby J says:

    Love your layout. Thanks for the glitter paper cutting tip.

  16. DeAnn R says:

    So much fun, and inspiring!

  17. Janet Pinho-Goldman says:

    Great paper to showcase your pictures. It made the pictures “pop”! Your journaling also added a dimension to the beautiful embellishments that made it all come together! Life is great at 40!!

  18. Rachel T. says:

    Love the paper, can’t wait to try it out.

  19. maria f. says:

    That Glitter Silk looks pretty yummy. I really loved Shaunte’s journaling bit!

  20. jerri says:

    nice! would love to add this paper to my collection!

  21. Ami M. says:

    Such a cute layout! The paper looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  22. Natasha Poteraj says:

    I love the little people. Too cute.

  23. Sharon Gullikson says:

    The glitter Silk looks gorgeous. I could definitely use it! I like the scuffed look with the glitter. It’s so different and nice.

  24. Cathy Sobotka says:

    Very fun layout! Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful paper!

  25. so excited to see what the new team will make!!! And this line is awesome!!! I soooo need this!

  26. Sheila says:

    Love the layout. Love the paper. I would have fun with it!

  27. SuzannaL says:

    I will have to remember that tip about cutting Glitter Silk on the Cameo! Life IS good Shaunte and I totally agree that a little bit of humor will get you a LONG way!

  28. Jennifer M. says:

    Thanks for doing a layout with more than one or two photos! The glitter helps to make it all POP!

  29. stacey says:

    these are gorgeous! I’m hoping today will be my lucky day!

  30. Sue D says:

    Wonderful layout!

  31. Christy Geiser says:

    Beautiful.Love your paper.Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

    Wonderful layout… I love all your little details. Great job. Congrats and Welcome to the team.

  33. Beautiful layout love the papers and the layering. Congrats and Welcome Shaunte. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  34. Dana says:

    Your layout is awesome, Shaunte! It really inspires me. Congratulations, Shaunte. I look forward to seeing more of your inspiring designs.

  35. Suzi M says:

    Love the multiple pics and the sentiment! Great job! So much to learn!

  36. Rebecca says:

    Wonderful layout! I love the way you were able to cut the thin title so cleanly.

  37. Diane Sturgess says:

    What a beautiful layout…and GREAT journaling! love it.

  38. Kelly Brown says:

    Love it! This would be a great page for anybody to use! Thanks for sharing!

  39. mary pat says:

    you layout totally rocks!!

  40. Debra Lovell says:

    I love the crackle look! Very unique…Thanks!

  41. Lori A. Geise says:

    I just bought a sanding block to try some new techniques with the Core’dinations paper. I can’t wait to use it.

  42. Rachel Middleton says:

    Happy to meet you Shaunte! I love your introduction especially about turning 40 and reflecting. I chose to do a page about myself , things about me at this time in my life. I found it tough to do a page focusing on myself, I am always the one behind the camera. But now my kids will have something to look back on and know I was there. Love the page and the tip on cutting Glitter Silk paper. I am anxious to get out and buy some!

  43. Jean Marmo says:

    What a gorgeous layout!!

  44. Tona says:

    Love the layout!

  45. TracyM #6773 says:

    Congratulations Anita!!!
    GREAT getting to know you better Shaunte – thank you for sharing your fabulous layout and precious journaling – love all your fun photos and pretty little details 🙂

  46. Kristy Jordan says:

    Oh how cute and unique! I have been looking for some fun ideas and these have given me some ideas. PS – love the glitter pack.

  47. Michele Washburn says:

    Beautiful layout! The Glitter Silk is terrific! Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Lynda says:

    I’m so mad that I missed yesterday’s giveaway! Thanks for another chance!

  49. It’s great you get to do what you love! thanks for the tip on cutting. I will try this for sure. 40 isn’t bad and even better when the story is happy. I love glitter, so tfs Tami

  50. Cynthia B. says:

    Wonderful page, Shaunte! Not only do I love your gorgeously-detailed work – I also enjoy reading your blog. You’re a hoot! So honest and funny. Glad to have you back designing with Core products!

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