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. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    love vivian’s style and the gorgeous co-ordinations papers.

  2. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful page, Vivian! I love the colors!

  3. barbara macaskill says:

    What gorgeous photos! Your layout is beautiful! TFS!

  4. Sylvia Shollenberger says:

    Pretty page. Love the flowers :)

  5. Barb Wagar says:

    What a beautiful page! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  6. Lisa Bell says:

    Welcome Vivian!!! Wow,your so creative and the best subject for me…

  7. Beatrice Lawson says:

    I have long been a fan of Vivian and following her blog. Super happy to see her on the team, I know she will create amazing projects.

  8. Miriam Prantner says:

    Gorgeous layout, those flowers are beautiful, I love the flourishes and the journaling around the edges!

  9. Love your cardstock and you guys have the best give-a-ways.

  10. Joan I. says:

    Just love the layout! The flowers just blend into the layout perfectly. Wonderful!

  11. Carrie Fletcher says:

    I love the dark colours the add such depth.

  12. Staci Rae says:

    Nice to “meet” you Vivian! Your page is amazing!!

  13. Marie Butler says:

    Beautiful, just beautiful!! I look forward to seeing more from Vivian!

  14. Karla says:

    I love the new line!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on some. Vivian’s layout is beautiful!!!!

  15. joanne darrell says:

    This pack would be great for pages and cards for girls and guys.

  16. Ava Gavloski says:

    well designed layout, great showcasing of the core

  17. Lynn Trussell says:

    LOVE the gorgeous jewel tones! yum!

  18. Becky Teegarden says:

    Beautiful paper! Love the deep, rich tones.

  19. Shirley says:

    The colors in this layout make the pictures pop! Nice job!! I love the colors in your give away card stock. Crossing my fingers you’ll pick me.

    thanks for sharing your story!

  20. Marnee W. says:

    Pretty layout. Love the rich colors and the use of journaling.

  21. Carolyn says:

    Love the flowers and the colors. beautiful

  22. Caroline D. says:

    Beautiful page! love the colors! I love core’dinations cs… use it all the time! :)

  23. inga klaus says:

    Oh my gosh so very very delightful! I love the very rich colors :)

  24. caol jurado says:

    love love love dark rich colors, i would love to win. ty carol

  25. Gloria says:

    I am so in love with these colors and the texture of the paper!

  26. Donna W says:

    Love the bright bold colors and when I scrap I always seem
    to have either flowers or butterflies somewhere in my layout or
    card. Colors so accented the pictures of your flowers. Loved it.

  27. Pretty Layout! So nice for Spring! I love bright colors. Thank you for the chance to win!

  28. virginia mehrhof says:

    love this site thanks for sending

  29. Rebecca huntley says:

    Nice tone of colors. Not very often I find these!

  30. Mindy Karcher says:

    I love the beautiful flowers, and bright layout!!!!

  31. Hi Vivian, Nice to meet you. Love your layout. Your friend there in your lap is so cute. Love the lace collar/necklace. My poodle has a few similar ones and she loves wearing them! Looking forward to all you have to share with us.

  32. Debby J says:

    Love the layout-the flowers are gorgeous.

  33. Tami B says:

    I love all the flourishes on this LO and I love the dark rich colors in this pack.

  34. Karen S says:

    I love the bright cheery colors. I never thought to just emboss part of the paper. Great ideas.

  35. maria f. says:

    Hee hee – the LO kinda reminds me of an “occasional pretty drink” – probably to include some rum ;)

  36. marylouh says:

    Beautiful layout. The flowers are so bright and vibrant. It’s easy to imagine them in the garden. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Tammy Lever says:

    what a gorgeous layout! Those flourishes work so well with the flowers. It’s just beautiful to see and easy to imagine these blooming in your garden. Thanks for sharing!

  38. L.r. Smith says:

    This is sooooo pretty!!! Though I love the paper swirl stuff.. lol..
    I really love the hand written writing all along the edge~ LOVE!!

  39. Jessica B. says:

    I love the layout! And I am jealous of your flowers… I do not have a green thumb!

  40. Carla Hundley says:

    Lovely use of the
    flowers and embellishments.
    Carla from Utah

  41. Trudi says:

    Beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing!

  42. Tracy G says:

    Gorgeous flowers and a beautiful layout to show them off!


  43. Michelle Reynolds says:

    Love the paper and the flowers.

  44. Jackie says:

    I love your layout, Vivian. I especially like your color choices and the honeycomb background pieces. Can’t wait to see more!

  45. Suzanne S says:

    Such a beautifully colorful layout Vivian! I love dark colors, almost as much as I love neutrals.

  46. Jess S says:

    I love the vibrancy of your layout! The flowers are gorgeous, and the deep tones of the paper look amazing next to them.

  47. Vanessa L says:

    Welcome, Vivian, and thanks for sharing this beautiful layout!

  48. Cazzy says:

    Hello Vivian, gorgeous layout and these colours are wonderful!

  49. JenRey says:

    Simply gorgeous! Love the colors and use of die cuts!

  50. Theresa Riggs says:

    Welcome Vivian!! I love that gorgeous layout!

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