Core’dinations Cardstock Design Team

October 3, 2012 by  
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Clare Buswell

Hi! My name is Clare Buswell. I live in the south-west of Ireland in the countryside with Niall and our lovely 5 year old daughter Isabelle.

I’ve always been creative in some form or another, I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered the whole world of paper-crafting after the birth of my daughter when I had little time but longed to be creative again. Card-making was the perfect answer for me and is now my passion. I also really love to make 3D paper projects. I love stamping, quilling and making my own embellishments, especially paper flowers! I love trying out different techniques and coming up with my own. I also love to paint with acrylics and watercolors.

I’ve been lucky enough to have my work published in Paper Crafts, CARDS and CardMaker magazines in the US and I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK.

When I’m not paper-crafting I love to spend my time gardening, baking and with my family.

I’m really excited to be part of the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock design team!

Check out my blog here: http://clare-buswell.blogspot.com

 

Kate Nolan-Denham

Hello! My name is Kate Nolan-Denham, but I answer to Katie, Mom, and Mimi, too. I live in Maine with my dear hubby (Scott), our youngest daughter(Lily) and two dogs(Lexi & Ryder). Our oldest daughter(Kass) lives nearby with our two grandsons(Chase & Seth). We are so lucky to live in a small community that is situated only 45 minutes from the ocean and the mountains. By day, I am an Office Manager for a Speech-Language Pathology Center. I love my day job because the women I work with do great work and have huge hearts! I was encouraged to start scrapbooking by a dear friend who insisted that scrapbooking was “so me.” She was right! Twelve years later my love of paper crafting has evolved to include scrapbooking, card making, stamping, altered art, and a dabbling of mixed-media. My style is clean and colorful (most of the time). I have had the honor of being on several design teams during the last few years, but I am especially excited about joining the Core’dinations team. Now I can check it off my bucket list!

Check out my blog here: http://scissorsspatulasandsneakers.blogspot.com

 

Jennifer Edwardson

Hey everyone, i’m Jennifer Edwardson and like most, I began scrapbooking shortly after the birth of my daughter in 2000 and never looked back. I’ve been creative my whole life and loved back to school shopping the most….all the paper and crayons and color – love, love loved it !!

Shortly after my 2nd child was born …. (like REALLY shortly – he was just 9 mos. old – CRAZY !!!) …. I decided it’d be cool to open a business, so I did…….and have had my own successful LSS since 2006.

I am so fortunate to get to do what I love every day …… I have extensive instruction and design experience that has allowed me to travel and share my passion with many. My work has been featured on manufacturers blogs as a Guest Designer, i’ve created projects for CHA, have been a member of the Bella Blvd. Design Team for the past 2 years, am on the David Tutera Celebrate Design Team, am an American Crafts Certified Instructor and now cannot wait to share my creativity with you during my time on the new Core’dinations Design Team (yep – super EXCITED !!)

When I am not running the day to day operations of my business or designing a fun new workshop, you can find me spending time with my husband, Scott, children Emma and Alex, our 2 crazy puppies and our horses on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada !!

Check out my blog here: http://www.3dfoamandasandingblock.blogspot.com

 

Ava Gavloski

Hello, I am from the Great Lakes of Ontario Canada. Scrapbooking started out for me a few years ago, lots of classes from great instructors and here I am looking at mixed media as my new challenge for 2013. As for my scrapping style… well, that is ….TBA. I create using products that feel good to me. I am inspired by talented designers and experiment with new techniques, so spikes of different styles will be noted above the radar!

I tend to scrap in 3 styles : Eclectic/Freestyle, Romantic/Shabby Chic and Multimedia.

Join me as we share creativity with artists in all fields of design which is a magical bond that builds character and soothes the souls of the world.

Check out my blog here: http://cottagerca.blogspot.ca

 

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!

Check out my blog here: http://www.owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

 

Vivian Keh

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!

Check out my blog here: http://www.contadinak.com

 

Jill Lebbin

Hi there! My name is Jill Lebbin. I am a wife, mother, craft fanatic, and DIY blogger at Every Day is an Occasion.com My husband and I have been married for five years and love living in our small town in Indiana with our two sweet and spunky children. I am ecstatic to be working with Core’dinations and this amazing design team!!

Check out my blog here: http://everydayisanoccasion.com

 

Suzanna Lee

What can I say? I’m just a woman who is obsessed with her husband, her 2 kids, her camera (a Nikon!), living life to the fullest and preserving our memories as we go! Michael and I have been happily married for 14 years. Together we are raising two amazing children—Nikolas, 10, and Mia,almost 7.

I am very diverse when it comes to styles and techniques. I can’t claim any one as a main stay in my projects. I range from clean and simple to layered and packed with little details. The paper and photographs speak to me and I do what feels right. New styles, techniques, products, etc. are some of the major things that offer me inspiration. I am always excited to try new things and new opportunities, in life and with paper crafting.

When I’m not hiding behind my camera or cutting and creating both mess and beauty, I’m a physical therapist. I love what I do and love that it helps fund my hobby and collection! Who needs purses and shoes when you can have paper and embellishments?!

Check out my blog here: http://www.lifestrivialities.typepad.com

 

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 my blog here: http://www.gaillindner.typepad.com

 

Kim Moreno

Hi y’all! My name is Kim Moreno and I am excited to once again be joining the Core team!

I am a mom of 5 kids ranging from 17 to 11 year old twins… 3 boys and 2 girls! You will see them show up all over the pages I create. I have been married for almost 20 years to my retired Air Force husband. I am currently living in a small town in Texas and my husband works out of town so all of the daily life activities (and there are many!) are left to me… so to say my world is a little busy would probably be an understatement! I also work part time as a preschool teacher at my church during the school year and I am the director for VBS for my church as well.

I have been scrapping for around 10 years now and have had the privelage to have been published in all the major magazines and have had several covers as well. I have worked for many popular manufacturers and kit clubs over the years. I enjoy scrapbooking and recording the everyday memories of my life. I am also a big cardmaker! I currently design for the Gossamer Blue kit club and PSA Essentials stamps.

Check out my blog here: http://www.livingthecircuslife.blogspot.com

 

Debbie Standard

My name is Debbie Standard and I live north of San Antonio, Texas. I have been scrapping for about 15 years now. I have been a Critical Care Nurse for 18 years. I work part time in a Level one Trauma Center in San Antonio. I am also a mother to four, three daughters and a son. Between my husband and myself we have a total of six children, eleven grandchildren and one great-greatchild (by his oldest granddaughter), two cats. I love scrapping – it’s my therapy. I have been published in several magazines and can’t say I have ever gotten over the thrill of seeing my work posted in magazines, blogs and facebook. I have met some wonderful people through design teams and boards. I am so excited to be a part of Core’dinations Design Team. I have been part of this team since 2009 and have loved every minute. This cardstock is such an exciting product and I am so looking forward with working with this impressive group of Design Team members!

Check out my blog here: http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com

Click Here to Visit My Gallery

 

Mary Pat Stiehl

My name is Mary Pat Siehl. I am an avid paper crafter, stamper, and card maker. I have been paper crafting for over 12 years. It truly is a passion of mine. I would descirbe my style as clean and simple, but this is not to say my style is boring. I love to layer my papers and add all types of embellishments. I love adding different textures to my layouts. I am married to a wonderful man who totally supports my addiction to paper crafting. I have 2 boys who keep me totally on the run and having fun. I am a high school teacher by day, and I am in my 24th year of teaching. I live in beautiful Springboro, Ohio. If I am not scrapping I am either hanging out with my 3 favorite guys or on the tennis courts.

Check out my blog here: http://siehledwithakiss.blogspot.com

 

Shaunte Wadley

I am a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. I have been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, my work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. I have been published a few times, been to a few trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams…but have not yet lost the love for this hobby. I love it for the creative outlet, and the good people I have met along the way. My favorite subjects to scrap are my husband and five kids (I never lack for subject material ) I especially like making mini-albums of our many trips together. When I’m not scrapping, I am traveling, blog-hopping, reading, or editing photo shoots. And doing laundry. Always laundry.

Check out my blog here: http://shauntewadley.blogspot.com

Click Here to Visit My Gallery

 

David Tutera Celebrate Card Design Team

September 10, 2012 by  
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Debbie Standard

My name is Debbie Standard. I have been scrapping for about 15 years now. I am a wife, mother to four, step-mother to two more, grandmother to 11 and have a great-granddaughter by my husband’s oldest grandchild. To keep myself in scrapping supplies I work as a Critical Care Nurse in the Surgical/Trauma ICU in a level one trauma center in San Antonio, Texas. I have been doing this for about 18 years now. I am only working part-time now and that gives me more time to spend doing the things I love to do – scrapping, crocheting, running, kayaking and biking. We live on three acres near the Guadalupe River where we built our dream home. I have been published in most all of the US scrapping magazines. I love creating both cards and layouts and luckily have a lot of kids and grand-kids to use for subjects. I have met so many wonderful people through the scrap world who have become my long distance friends. I am on a few more card Design Teams as well so get to spread the Core’dination’s around. I am thrilled to be a part of this creative team. Core’dination’s products are just amazing and I can’t imagine using any other cardstock. There is such a huge selection of products and they are always coming out with something new and different – makes me want to scrap all the time. I am so honored to work with this talented group of women – they are such an inspiration and Core’dination’s staff is just the best!

Check out my blog here: http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/

 

Jennifer Edwardson


My name is Jennifer Edwardson…..I began scrapbooking shortly after the birth of my daughter in 2000 and never looked back. I’ve been creative my whole life and loved back to school shopping the most….all the paper and crayons and color – love, love loved it !!   After I ‘grew up’, got married and had my two fabulous kids I decided it’d be cool to open a business, so I did…….and have had my own successful LSS since 2006.
I have extensive instruction and design experience that has allowed me to travel and share my passion with many.  I have had my work featured on manufacturers blogs as a Guest Designer, created projects for CHA, am an American Crafts Certified Instructor and am a current member of the Bella Blvd. Design Team.
When I am not running the day to day operations of my business or designing a fun new workshop to teach, you can find me spending time with my husband, Scott, children Emma (11) and Alex (7), our crazy 100 pound puppy and our horses on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada !!

 

Kerri Smith

My name is Kerri Smith. I am wifey to my retired Air Force husband, mommy to two beautiful little girls and a life-long crafter. I was born and raised in Southern California, but currently reside in Vegas Baby! Crafting is my passion. I would eat, sleep, and breath it if I could. I am always on the lookout for a new project to work on. I would call my style a little cutesy, a little shabby chic, and a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy my creations and will visit me often for lots of crafty inspiration.
Check out my blog here: http://www.crafttimeandcupcakes.com/

 


Margie Higuchi

My passion for paper crafting started when I was in junior high school collecting pictures and keepsakes in those “magnetic” albums = YIKES! As time changes so does the style of paper crafting. From creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media, I enjoy them all! I have been fortunate to have artwork featured in different venues from Scrapbook News & Review online magazine to Scrapbook Soup TV to “Love My Memories” Japanese scrapbook magazine. Most days, I can be found at my computer working as part of Spellbinders Paper Arts’ web and marketing team. I am a design team member for TaDa Creative Studios, ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever), Scrap-mart.com and now Core’dinations! My husband and I live in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago IL with our two teenage boys. Other than paper crafting, I love to read (my Kindle!), travel and watch my favorite reality shows like Project Runway and Design Star! I am SO excited to be a part of Core’dinations Card Design Team and among many creative artists – what a thrill!

 

Shaunte Wadley

I am a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. I have been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, my work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. I have been published a few times, been to a few trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams…but have not yet lost the love for this hobby. I love it for the creative outlet, and the good people I have met along the way. My favorite subjects to scrap are my husband and five kids (I never lack for subject material ) I especially like making mini-albums of our many trips together. When I’m not scrapping, I am traveling, blog-hopping, reading, or editing photo shoots. And doing laundry. Always laundry.

 

Trine Brand-Lassen

I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am a sister, wife and mother of two boys (6 and 0). I work part-time as a project manager and have recently started a small photography business.  I love living in a big city, but I grew up on a farm and am a country-gal at heart! I come from a crafty family and started scrapbooking long before I had children, but got addicted after my son was born in 2006. Now I’m pretty much obsessed with documenting our life in pictures and paper! Every spare minute I get you will find me editing photos or creating with paper. I love how this hobby allows me to relax, play and be artistic + creative at the same time.  I need a daily latte (or two), my favorite city is Chicago, a mountain-view can take my breath away and the people of Vietnam totally stole my heart! I design for two Danish scrapbooking stores and am so excited to be on the Core’dinations Card Design Team.

We can’t wait to show you what these ladies can do with Core!


What’s Hot

How much to you love yellow and gray?  It’s hot hot hot right now!!! And it really is a gorgeous color palette for spring.

Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira and what is more perfect than using some Tim Holtz Core’dinations Cardstock!? Available in the Distress and Adirondack color, they are the perfect staple in any paper crafters collection!

Melissa also used cardstock from the Cut and Emboss Tim Holtz/Sizzix series for the smaller, embossed pieces. Get out those Sizzix folders!  Don’t they look awesome?

Make sure you check out the Cut and Emboss series here!

Winter CHA 2012

January 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Design Teams, Hot Topics

Are you ready for what we have up our sleeves for CHA next week?  Look out winter CHA 2012! And make sure you come see us at Booth #1901. We would love to see you and you can check out these…………..

Tim Holtz/Sizzix cut and emboss series!

Assorted packs of the popular Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress and Tim Holtz Kraft-Core papers now available in new sizes. Cardstock is pre-cut to use with your favorite Sizzix die-cuts and embossing folders. No waste!!!

New Collection packs. Same great Core Essentials colors but we have grouped them in awesome collection packs by pastels, darks, brights, neutrals, and brights. AND do you see those two little Spotted Collection packs?  Those are available in 6×6 !!! Look out cardmakers! You are going to LOVE these and they look awesome on layouts, too.

We also have some assorted packs sized specifically to cut and emboss! Not just our Tim Holtz Kraft Core but our Core Essentials, Gemstones, Glitter Silk and Core Couture have all been precut to 4.25″ x 5.5″ to make embossing and die cutting easy! 15 collection packs to choose from!!!!!!!!!!!

Getting Nostalgic…

Happy Monday!

We are here with some more Tim Holtz Kraft-Core projects for you today from the Nostalgic Kraft-Core cardstock.

Have you heard about the give-a-way here?

HURRY HURRY and sign up now. This give-a-way won’t last forever  so don’t hesitate!

Today we have a layout for you from Design Team Member Debbie Standard.  How much do you LOVE that purple Kraft Core background?  This paper pack is PERFECT for any project!   Debbie paired the bright blues and purples of this pack with other fabulous Tim Holtz embellishments and Ranger Distress inks.

Fall Bliss

Want to make these cool leaves?  Well then make sure you enter to win our Tim Holtz Kraft Core give-a-way!!! This contest only runs until DECEMBER 6th so don’t wait.

Design Team Member Leica Forrest created these gorgeous leaves using Kraft Core and a Tim Holtz die, embossed them with a Tim HOltz Texture Fade and Ranger Distress inks.  Add some Tim Holtz accessories and you are good to go!  Using a sponge, Leica lightly inked the Pink Paislee Core Impressions with the Ranger Distress inks as well, the perfect touch to help the white blend with the distressed colors.
Spread YOUR love of Kraft Core!!!!

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