Say Hello to Tracy Gruber…

May 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Today we are introducing Tracy Gruber!


Hello!  My name is Tracy and I have been crafting since I was a little girl.  I started scrapbooking when I was in high school and card-making about 3 years ago.  I am currently going to college for Graphic Design and work part-time at a local scrapbooking store.  I have been published a couple of times and also have an Etsy shop where I sell handmade banners and cards.  Paper-crafting is such an awesome hobby because I am able to preserve memories while expressing my creativity!  When I’m not crafting, I enjoy spending time with my family, rollerblading playing tennis, and shopping.  I am so excited to be a part of the Core’dinations design team and use the best card stock on the planet!

Make sure you check out Tracy’s Blog HERE for more inspiration and keep reading to learn more about her layout today.

I love using bright colors on my layouts!  I cut banners out of different colored Core’dinations cardstocks and sanded them for some added texture.  I also used dies to cut out the hearts and flowers and sanded them as well.  I thought the Core Tags would be a cool way to display all of my photos on the layout, I just had to trim the bottoms off of them a bit.

TIm Holtz Shattered Cardstock
White Core Tags
Core Essentials Brights
Lawn Fawn and Memory Box dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
The Twinery twine
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Dear Lizzy Thickers
Alison Kreft Sweet Notes 6×6 paper pad and cardstock stickers
Curious to see who won the Pastel pack????
Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

Very Pretty page. I love your color choices. The blue and teals

really make that photo pop. Welcome to the team Heather.


Today’s giveaway is……a Brights Collection Pack!

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.


69 Responses to “Say Hello to Tracy Gruber…”
  1. Michelle Moore says:

    This is a cute idea I will definitely have to copy! Would love to win some Core to do it with!

  2. maria f. says:

    Alles gute zum Geburtstag Tracy! That sounds like a wonderful life – design school and working in a paper store. Heaven on earth.

  3. What a fun page! Love the photos and clothespins. I also like the flags between the photos- a great way to use up some scraps.

  4. Miriam Prantner says:

    I love that layout! Love the use of the tags, clothespins and all the fun pennants!

  5. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

    What a great Idea. I love your bright colors surrounding your photos. Wonderful layout. Welcome to the team Tracy. Sounds like you are a great addition with all you are doing. Great to hear you have so many wonderful things going on. (Yay Thank you Core’dinations. so excited)

  6. Michele Washburn says:

    Happy Birthday Tracy! Love your layout, I just might have to borrow that idea! Thanks!

  7. Janis says:

    Happy Birthday to Tracy!! Love your tag idea with the photos. Give Stella a little rub and pet for me. I love cats!!

  8. marylouh says:

    So glad y’all came up with this paper. It’s so great to use.

    Happy Birthday Tracy.

  9. Joan says:

    I LOVE Core’dinations paper j- I’m a hoarder and a user!

  10. beth says:

    Happy Birthday! Love this paper and love the use of the tags.

  11. Jameka says:

    Happy Birthday Tracy!! Love your tags great post!!

  12. DebbieC. says:

    Such a cool layout with the tags and the sanding gives a neat look to the banners. Happy Birthday and welcome to the team Tracy

  13. Anita A says:

    What an amazing layout! I love the tags. Happy Birthday!!!

  14. Denise Mackey says:

    Happy B-day to you! I love the “What Makes Me Happy”page! It makes me happy just looking at it! Thanks, for sharing this, Tracy and Core’dinations!

  15. Yvette Moore says:

    What a neat layout, great idea!

  16. Aggie Stiefer says:

    Happy Birthday Tracy love the layout

  17. Tami B says:

    What a cute LO. Love the clothesline.

  18. Tracey Caudle says:

    Love the layout. I can see something similar hanging on my wall and changing out photos, 🙂

  19. Kay says:

    What a cute idea….love the clothesline 🙂

  20. L.r. Smith says:

    Hello to Tracy Gruber… Andddddddd….
    Wow, this is such a fun and cute idea.. could go along with just about anything, grads, babies, teens, co~workers.. sooooo neat!!
    And of course, Thanks for the chance on the give away!! YAY~

  21. charlieann says:

    Hello and happy birthday Tracey,hope its been a good one
    I just Luuuuuurve love love the coredinations Brights

  22. Sherry Lovely says:

    Happy Birthday,Tracy!! Mine is this Saturday and what a treat it would be to win this cardstock! I love your clothesline! 🙂

  23. Sylvia Shollenberger says:

    Happy Birthday, Tracy
    Have a Sun-shining Day 🙂

  24. Tona says:

    Happy birthday Tracy! Love your layout.

  25. virginia ogg says:

    Hello and Happy Birthday!

  26. Ami M. says:

    Such a cute idea for a page! Happy Birthday!

  27. Christi Steinbeck says:

    Welcome Tracy and Happy Birthday! I have been wanting to do a “clothesline” on one of my layouts and you really gave me the inspiration! Love your layout! Can’t wait to see more of your work! thanks again for the chance to win!

  28. Irene Lenihan says:

    great idea for using dissimilar photos that you like. Thanks for the idea.

  29. Jill Rugg says:

    Love that layout-I will be scraplifting this one! Happy Birthday!

  30. Kim Hovinga says:

    ooh, love the bright colors, and Happy Birthday Tracy

  31. Karen says:

    Very cute layout, love the little cloths pins.
    another beautiul pack, thanks for the change.

  32. Christy Geiser says:

    Welcome Tracy and Happy Birthday to you.Beautiful layout.I love the idea of using a banner for thos special little snapshots.Thanks for sharing.Can’ wait to see more of your projects.Agian Happy Birthday.;)’

  33. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Wow, I just love how you added the photos to the tags. The twine is such a cute touch, too. Great job. LOVE THE KITTY!

  34. Natasha Poteraj says:

    All of those flags on the twine look really cute. I love this whole layout, including the kraft background.

  35. Amy says:

    Love this layout! What a clever use of embellishments! Happy Birthday, Tracy!

  36. Carla Hundley says:

    This is such a cute
    layout! I love the
    use of the mini
    Carla from Utah

  37. Gloria says:


    Love the tags for the pictures. Scraplifting this for sure!

  38. Hello Tracy! I love your page! Very CUTE!

  39. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    this would be great on an office wall. Thanks for sharing.

    Also, sending a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, Tracy

  40. melanie says:

    Very pretty, Love your cardstock!

  41. Suzi says:

    Congrats to my FiskaFriend Amy! Happy Birthday, Tracy! TFS!

  42. Sherry Raymond says:

    Hi Tracy!!! Happy Birthday I hope you have great day. I would love to win some of the card stock. I love paper. My husband says I am a paper hoarder, maybe so but I just like the colors and the designs.

  43. Jean Marmo says:

    Just love this layout!!

  44. Denise Bryant says:

    Great pics on your page, Tracy! I have a Siamese cat also, named Coco!

  45. Lynda says:

    The Brights collection have such bright & cheery colors! I’d love to try them!

  46. Karen Schroeder says:

    Happy Birthday Tracy! Love your layout and Door County too! So glad you’ve joined the team! Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Manon says:

    A very Happy Birthday and thanks for the inspiration !

  48. c davis says:

    Hello Tracy – I must scraplift this layout! Love the colors and the tags make the page so cute. Thanks for sharing!

  49. Sue D says:

    Great layout idea and happy birthday!

  50. TracyM #6773 says:

    Congratulations Amy – great to see a fellow Fiskateer win 🙂

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and great getting to know you Tracy!!!
    LOVE your HAPPY banner tag layout and look forward to seeing lots more of your creativity 🙂

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