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
“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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Who is ready for some winners?!?!??!?!
We have our random winners from last week’s giveaway with Team KNK!
The winner for the Black Magic cardstock is
September 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Awesome! Another great way to use Co’ordinations, can’t wait to try this out.
And the winner for Kuttin’ Up eCertificate worth $20 is:
September 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm
I love this. I want the paper and I want a Zing to cut with. Can’t wait for taxes to come in so I can do all the cool stuff
Winners email email@example.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information.
So how about a layout for today? We are switching gears since last week as all about Black Magic…why not show you our softer side? Design Team member Lydia Jackson created this gorgeous layout using our Pastel Cardstock pack and a little piece of Pink Paislee Core Impressions on the banner flags.
Add some accents and don’t be afraid to print your journaling right on that Core cardstock! Add bits and pieces of your favorite embellishments like Pearls from Queen and Co. and you have the perfect layout.