Say Hello too….Vivian Keh!

For the past two weeks we have been giving away prizes EVERY DAY while we introduce our brand new 2013-2014 Design Team and today we are introducing Vivan Keh!

Here is a little bit about Vivian:
Vivian, (aka contadinak on youtube and social media) loves all art and craft, nature and the garden, hangin’ with her husband, frolicking with the dogs, good food, occasional pretty drinks, and all things that keep her PRESENT. She currently designs for Sizzix, Hampton Art, Scraps of Darkness kit club, PaperHaus Magazine, and will be guesting with Donna Salazar Designs in September. She has been published in The Stamper’s Sampler, Scrap 365, PaperHaus Magazine, and Papercrafts Magazine. She is very excited to join the talent on the Core’dinations 2013 team and looks forward to sharing many inspirations and techniques with you!
I’m so very excited to meet all you fellow Core fans today!  My name is Vivian Keh and with this layout I’d like to share with you a few things about me!

I go completely bonkers about nature and the garden, hence my nickname on various social media platforms – Contadina K. The pooches and I are happiest when we are hangin’ out in the garden.  And when inspiration in the craft studio lags, all I need to do is step out back and stroll around.

While growing up, I dreamed about having a sizable plot in which to cultivate produce and flowers, and since recently moving to San Jose with my husband and our furry family, I’ve spent every free minute out in the yard, cultivating the mediocre the soil, and starting a bunch of plants from seed.  These are just a few plants that are currently growing in the back.  I’m hoping that in a few years, we’ll be able to harvest most of our produce from our own yard!
In this layout, I’ve dry embossed, die-cut, sanded, and distressed some vibrant shades of Core to create interest, and once it was all done, I said to myself, “Oh my word!  It’s nearly flat!”  My papercrafted projects are most often very dimensional.  That is one of the great characteristics of Core – you can create so much texture so easily and still have an easily mailable card or an easily sleeved layout.
My love of papercraft was born at the tail end of a career teaching adults ESL in Los Angeles.  At the time, I couldn’t afford to buy a decent gift for a dear friend.  So I made her a card.  I was surprised to see how deeply happy it made her, and I know she carried that card with her for months so she could look at it when she needed a pick me up.  That is when my love of cardmaking was born.  My interest in cards has drawn me into layouts, art journaling, and a profound love of mixed media.  Please stop by my blog to see more of my art and craft at:

This year on the Design Team, I’m looking forward to working with even more of the beautiful hues and rich textures of Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.  Nothing would make me happier than being able to inspire you along the way!



Pastels Core Essentials
Brights Core Essentials
Graphic 45 Signature Series
Sand It Tool
Dust Buddy
“Chip Block” #656917 Decorative Strip Alphabet Die
“Decorative Flourishes” #656538 Sizzlit Die Set
“Doily & Doily Border” #658947 Thinlits Die Set
“Bubble & Honeycomb” #657846 Texture Fades Embossing Folder Set
“Postage Stamp Frame” Bigz Die
Martha Stewart – Butterfly Punch
Tim Holtz – Distress Ink
Tombow – Mono Multi Glue
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft – PITT Artist Pen S in Black


So who’s up for yesterday’s Brights Collection pack winner????

Rachel Middleton says:
May 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Wonderful layout of your family! I am just in love with ColorCore paper!


And today we are giving away a pack of our Darks Collection pack. You will love love love love love the rich colors in this collection pack…it’s gorgeous!

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.


99 Responses to “Say Hello too….Vivian Keh!”
  1. Marilyn Tucker says:

    Welcome Vivian! Beautiful layout!

  2. Cheryl Fricker says:

    Hello Vivian! I’m so happy to see you on the Core’dination’s Design Team. I came over here to give you some love. Your flowers from your garden are breath taking, along with your layout. Along with saying hello to you, it would also be neat to win the Darks Collection Pack : )

  3. Migdalia Rodriguez says:

    Such a Beautiful Layout and such GORGEOUS colors!!
    Would love to win!!

  4. Carol Hartmann says:

    Hi Vivian! You do such beautiful work and are an inspiration to my crafting. I would love to use the Darks collection in my projects!

  5. Sandra Hingst says:


  6. love the flowers!!!

  7. Roanna Wong says:

    Love the layout Vivian! :)

  8. Elizabeth P says:

    Oh my ! Vivian, you sure are one busy and talented crafter ! Welcome to Core ! Will enjoy seeing what you cook up for us !

  9. Sherry A says:

    love the textured backgrounds! beautiful layouts

  10. Jean Marmo says:

    This is just gorgeous!!

  11. Cynthia B. says:

    Beautiful page, Vivian! The cardstock colors are so vibrant next to the flowers, and I love your treatments with the flourishes, textures, and butterflies.

  12. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

    Wonderful layout. I am loving all the flowers. Such beautiful photo’s. I love how you added the butterflies too. Welcome to the team Vivian, I can wait to see what else you inspire us with.

  13. Lesley Deeming says:

    Love the flowers and butterflies, welcome to Vivian :-)

  14. Karen says:

    Beautiful layout, love the different textures and flourishes.

  15. Sharon Young says:

    Lovely layout! The flourishes give a wonderful sense of movement. Love the postage stamp frame textured with the honeycomb.

  16. Beneta says:

    Layout looks great. Flowers are very pretty. Core’dinations dark papers are gorgeous. Thanks.

  17. melanie says:

    Beautiful colours, love the flourishes with the pics!

  18. Janis says:

    Love your colors and your flowers!!! Nice job.

  19. Jill Rugg says:

    What a great layout-love the colors!

  20. Christy Geiser says:

    Beautiful layout.I love the way the pictures and embellishments add so much deminsion.Great job and I can’t wait to see more.Thank you CoreCreations for such awesome paper.:)

  21. Sukie says:

    So gorgeous, the flowers look stunning! Love the fun details with the flourishes and butterflies. Awesome layout!

  22. Suzi Metcalfe says:

    Hi, Vivian! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work! Glad you found your way to San Jose! I’m just down the road apiece, where it’s a little cooler. 50 miles makes a big difference in weather (and soil) in CA!

  23. Heather B says:

    I love coordinations paper lines. There are so many colors to choose from. Vivian thanks for showing us all a bold use of color.

  24. Lynn Richard says:

    Love your layout… My go to cardstock has always been Coredination… Black magic seems to be a favorite of mine lately…

  25. Karen Schroeder says:

    Love the layouts…so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  26. Heather B says:

    Looks like my first post didn’t take so I’m trying again- hopefully its not just a delayed processing. I love coordinations paper line. Vivian has done a fabulous job of creating a vibrant colorful display. Look forward to viewing other artists.

  27. Tona says:

    What a wonderful layout. Core’ is so versatile!

  28. Candice Spain says:

    Pick me! I love Core’dinations!! I love having it on hand too!

  29. Kelly Brown says:

    Love it! It looks like real flowers…just beautiful!

  30. Dana says:

    Vivian, when I read the paragraph about you I knew your layout would be something really special. When I scrolled down to see your layout it took my breath away! It’s gorgeous! CoreCreations has the best paper!

  31. Lynda says:

    Love all those flourishes!

  32. Rea says:

    Wonderful colors in this pad. So great for so many projects.

  33. Alexia Misso says:

    Welcome and congrat Vivian! Thanks for sharing your beautiful layout!

  34. Rachel Middleton says:

    I squealed like a little girl when I saw my name tonight as a daily winner! Thanks for sharing this wonderful product! :)

  35. A beautiful LO. It relaxes me.

  36. Amy says:

    I love to photograph flowers. This layout is a beautiful way to showcase them and the Core’dinations paper! I could do so much with a Darks Color Core paper. ;c)

  37. Melissa says:

    Welcome Vivian

    I love your stuff grungy and beautiful at the same time

  38. Janj says:

    Oh Vivian, thanks for sharing your beautiful story! Your flowers are winning blooms along with the spectacular presentation with the Core’dinations paper!

  39. Deadra Wagner says:

    Welcome Vivian!! Beautiful layouts that brings your blooms to life. I so need to win this one, as I have an SD card full of flowers from Hawaii, Tennessee, and Nevada desert.

  40. DebbieC says:

    Wow your Core’dination paper colors are perfect matches for your beautiful flower pictures. Your flowers come alive in your layout.

  41. Sue D says:

    Love this colorful layout!

  42. michelle n. says:

    Who wouldn’t love to win a pack of dark colored core’dination cardstock? I always like to keep some on hand along with some sand paper.

  43. KellyG says:

    So pretty, love it!

  44. D~designsbydragonfly says:

    Wow this is so beautiful. TFS.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)

  45. Dorina D says:

    Welcome Vivian and what a beautiful layout. Love your elegant style and the beautiful pictures. Looking forward to more great projects from you. Love the dark collection of Corek, some of my favorite shades of colors.

  46. Denise says:

    Beautiful LO!

  47. Kathy Adams says:

    I’ve been a fan of Vivian’s for a while now. This layout is so beautiful. I love how the die-cuts are transformed so artisticly. Everyone needs to check out her blog. It’s chock full of lots of wonderful tutorials. Beautiful!!!

  48. Judy Morgan says:

    Love, love the colorful flowers in your layout…I am a gardening freak too! (Still trying to figure out when to pull up the root veggies as we’re still amateurs). I admire both your crafting and literary style, so keep the creativity flowing!

  49. Shannon says:

    I see you scored around the edges. What a great idea for helping keep your handwriting in line. This layout is awesome sauce!

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