Let’s say Hello to….Gail Linder!

May 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Scor Pal

Only TWO days left of our Design Team introductions! Time flies, doesn’t it?

Before we get started today, we wanted to let you know about ANOTHER fun week next week filled with MORE inspiration, MORE fun and MORE giveaways!!!  So don’t go far. If you love Core, stamps and ribbon come back Monday.

Today we are introducing Gail Linder!

My name is Gail Lindner and I live in sunny Queensland, Australia. I have a wonderful, hardworking husband, a beautiful (and energetic) 5 year old daughter and gorgeous 20 month old baby boy.I’ve been scrapbooking for over 12 years now and I can’t imagine my life without it! I started scrapbooking in 1999 on a trip to the USA. I picked up a scrapbooking magazine and the rest is history! I immediately knew it was the hobby for me as it encompasses everything I love – memories, photos, memorabilia and (let’s face it) pretty things! I’m mostly inspired by my photos and the stories I want to tell. I love the idea of conveying my thoughts and experiences in my scrapbooking for my daughter to read in the future. I like to keep my layouts fairly uncluttered and balanced, with the photos the main focus. My style includes lots of distressing, inking, layering and sewing. Apart from scrapbooking I enjoy blogging, organising and shopping (all related to scrapbooking of course!)

Check out her blog here for more fabulous inspiration!

Now, let’s chat about this layout for a second…see those stripes?  NOT patterned paper. Nope..those are sanded strips of Black Magic! How cool is that?   Here is a little bit about this layout from Gail:

The idea for my layout came from the “currently” lists that I’ve seen floating around the internet. I recently celebrated my birthday and took a self portrait with my iphone on that day so I thought the two tied together nicely!
I wanted quite a bold, look for my layout and of course I wanted to incorporate my favourite colors! I ended up creating my own background by cutting strips of the black cardstock and adhering them to my white background, in diagonal stripes. I love that by sanding the edges of the black strips they seemed to “blend” into the background a bit more. I was then able to add accents in watermelon pink, aqua and that gorgeous chartreuse green!
For a fun photo mat, I used my Scor-Pal to score a simple border around the cardstock mat that my photo was layered on. I was aiming for a polaroid-type feel!
When I was almost finished my layout, I thought it was looking a bit flat so at the last minute I tucked a white core tag in behind the photo mat and tied a big ribbon bow. Finishes it off nicely!
I think I’m addicted to creating striped backgrounds with cardstock now!

Those stripes in the Black Magic are brilliant!

Supply List:
Core’dinations cardstock: Pastels, Neutrals, Brights
White Core Tag
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice embossing folder
EK Success border punch
Big Shot


AND…since we have been all about the Black Magic on Gail’s layout…why don’t we give some away today!

Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this weekend will be posted on Tuesday due to the holiday weekend here in the States. Winner will win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com 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.
If you have been following us  make sure you check our WINNER page HERE to see if you won!


And our winner of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core from yesterday is………………..

Kim Hovinga says:
May 29, 2013 at 10:05 am

Hi Clare, gotta say I love the paper ruffles on your card. And love the colors in this collection as well. Don’t think I have seen any paper packs I did not like



48 Responses to “Let’s say Hello to….Gail Linder!”
  1. So nice to meet you, Gail. What a great layout! Love you tag. I’m filing that away in my inspiration folder. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love this bold layout! I really need to do one of these currently pages too! Welcome Gail!

  3. Migdalia says:

    Welcome Gail!!!A Fabulous Layout! My favorite thing to eat is chocolate!!

  4. Alexia Misso says:

    Welcome Gail!What a great layout!

  5. Wendi R says:

    welcome Gail and LOVE the fun page!!! wonderful job

  6. Patricia Meadows says:

    Welcome Gail, Love the stripes .Just found the blog today. Really think am going to love it, so many ideas. I too like clean pages not alot of clutter. I purchase cor’dinations at JoAnn’s by the sheet,had no idea there was so much to choose from! Again welcome. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

    wonderful layout Gail. It is Bold and Beautiful. I cant wait to see what else you create with core’ dinations. Welcome to the team.

  8. Tona says:

    Welcome Gail! What a wonderful layout.

  9. Vivian Keh says:

    love your layout, gail! so bold and what a fun fun title!!! looking forward to working together.

  10. Fabulous page Gail – welcome to the team!!!

  11. Amazing layout, Gail! Love everything about it!

  12. natasha Poteraj says:

    All those stripes are very “in” right now, and very cool. What a great look…

  13. sharon gullikson says:

    I like how simple your layout is. The polariod fram is so cute, too.

  14. Tami B says:

    The Black Magic paper is one I’ve wanted to try out, but can’t find locally & always forget to look for it when placing an online order. It looks like a lot of fun to work with.

  15. Marilyn Tucker says:

    Love your bold layout! The black magic paper looks awesome. I definitely need to get some.

  16. Karen says:

    Hello, love your layout, I’ve been getting into sanding myself and love the effect.
    thanks for the change to win the super cool paper.

  17. Shaunte says:

    Fantastic layout! WOW! I love, love the stripes! Welcome to the team!

  18. Karen Schroeder says:

    Love your layout Gail! I need to make a page about what’s happening with me now and try some Black Magic…so cool!

  19. Kyra Sands says:

    Really nothing like black to make colors pop!

  20. KellyG says:

    Love it, great stuff!

  21. Kim Hovinga says:

    love your layout Gail. Love black also it is always a guarunteed pop

  22. Jean Marmo says:

    LOVE this layout!! Just stunning!

  23. Shannon says:

    I have to agree the sanded stripes in black are brilliant, almost looks as though you painted them.

  24. Suzanne S says:

    Lovely layout! And love the prize colours today!

  25. Awesome layout Gail. Love the strips your layering looks great along with the strips what a perfect idea. thanks so much for sharing your work.

  26. Gloria says:

    Love the boldness of the layout!

  27. Dana says:

    Hi Gail! I love your layout. The Core’dinations cardstock is so versatile. I’ve got to have the Black Magic!

  28. Jordan Banks says:

    Love this, thanks for the chance!

  29. Amy says:

    I eat too much chocolate also! I love the stripes on this layout. I would have never thought to do that. I would love to have some Black Magic so I could try that awesome idea!

  30. Heather B says:

    Aloha Gail- I never would have thought to make strips as you did in your bold layout. I’m so into embossing with the color core. Thanks for expanding my horizon in paper arts.

  31. Caroline D. says:

    Great layout! I’ve not had the pleasure of creating with the Black Magic, but it looks absolutely awesome! It’s a got-to-have for me now!

  32. Barb Wagar says:

    Welcome Gail. You made great use of Black Magic. I would love to use that on my next layout!

  33. Carla Hundley says:

    Great ideas! Thanks
    for the chance to win.
    Carla from Utah

  34. Lynda says:

    Congrats to Gail for making the team! Cute LO, but more impressed that Gail would take a photo of herself & publish it on the blog! I am never satisfied with pics of myself!

  35. Suzi M says:

    Gail looks like lots of fun! So does that Core!

  36. Cynthia B. says:

    Congrats to you, Gail! Love your page (confession: I drink way too much Diet Coke too!) – the bold background really draws your eye to the photo/Polaroid-style mat, and I love the layering of the accents.

  37. DebbieC says:

    Hi Gail. I really like your idea of angle strips. I also liked that you used both small and capital letters in your title.

  38. Denise Bryant says:

    Great page! Love the bold black and white diagonal stripes!

  39. c davis says:

    Unique and inspiring design – thanks for sharing!

  40. marylouh says:

    Great layout. It really highlights the picture.

  41. Cheryl Fricker says:

    I really like how you made your own back ground paper for your layout. The stripes are fantastic. They do blend in nicely with the white.

  42. michele washburn says:

    Terrific layout! Thanks for the chance to win some Black Magic, it’s beautiful!

  43. lorrie says:

    love these colors

  44. TracyM #6773 says:

    Great getting to know you Gail – love your layout!!!

    You black strips are a great way of creating your very own patterned papers – thank you for the inspiration :)

  45. Jan Westcott says:

    Thanks for the inspiration Gail, will have to remember that one! Love the colours.

  46. Chantalle says:

    Wow Gail you are rocking Black Magic! This is amazing!

  47. Ava Gavloski says:

    wow, gail that is really creative, nice layout and great showcasing of the core

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