Meet Chantalle & Kimberly + Honey I’m Home Winner!

We’ve shared lots of really exciting news this week between our new releases and our new design team, and today we’ve got some more exciting news! The winner of the Honey I’m Home collection is…

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Jan

Congratulation! Please send an email to alydosdall@gmail.com with “Honey I’m Home Winner” in the subject line. Include your full name and mailing address, and we’ll get you prize to you asap!

Now, we’d like you to meet two more members of our 2016 We R Design Team. Please welcome Chantalle McDaniel and Kimberly Crawford!

Chantalle McDaniel

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Hi there, my name is Chantalle McDaniel. I’m originally from South Africa but my hubby, two cheeky monkeys and I now live in beautiful Brisbane, Australia. I love colour and coffee and music (sometimes too loudly!) but most of all I love craft, in all it’s amazing forms, and I am beyond excited to be joining the We R Memory Keepers team.

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Currently

Eating: Too much delicious cheese. I love that I don’t have to have an excuse during the holidays to eat a snippet of tasty Brie on a cracker!
Listening to: Trndsttr (Lucien Remix) by Black Coast is currently on repeat!
Reading: I look forward to the day when I can read a book uninterrupted! For now, I try to keep up with a bit of daily inspiration in the form of Sonia Choquette.
Watching: We recently signed up with Netflix (which is still quite a new service in Australia.)
Loving: …the fact that my Husband is on leave for a few days longer than most this year, which means we might enjoy a family getaway without the crazy crowds.
Creating: A big mess! January always inspires me to clear out unnecessary stuff that has accumulated over the previous year.
Looking forward to: A year of possibilities!

Favorite We R tool or paper collection: I had a huge crush on Inked Rose and Love Notes. I absolutely love my envelope punch board. I love it even more when I show people how to use it and their eyes widen in amazement! Such a clever tool.

Favorite crafting tip: Try to shoot your projects in the best possible light. It really makes the world of difference. You don’t even need to have a fancy DSLR. Most phones have decent cameras these days and there are a variety of quality photography apps available to help you crop and edit your pics

Recent We R projects:

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Kimberly Crawford

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Hi! My name is Kimberly Crawford and I live in eastern Iowa with my husband of 16 years. However, I will always be a Minnesota girl at heart. We have a 10 year old son who is a competitive swimmer, which keeps us very busy. I started paper crafting in 1999 while working on our wedding invitations. My husband suggested “this stamping thing” his mom did and the rest is history. I never let him forget it. When I am not paper crafting, I am helping the swim team, playing the piano, golfing, and occasionally getting the chance to read a good book.

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Currently…

Eating: homemade cinnamon rolls
Listening to: the quiet of everyone in bed sleeping, so don’t tell them I snuck a roll
Reading: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani, again
Watching: past seasons of Downton Abbey and Star Wars, the original trilogy
Loving: dark chocolate, fuzzy socks, new calendars
Creating: Valentine’s Day projects for design team work
Looking forward to: spring break

Favorite We R tool or paper collection: The 1-2-3 Punch Board. This was on my Christmas wish list and I have been enjoying all the different ways I can use this tool! From boxes to envelopes, and more!

Favorite crafting tip: Cut the pretty paper. Use the pretty paper. Make something beautiful that makes you happy. And if it doesn’t turn out, it was a piece of paper. Create and enjoy!

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know some of our new team members this week. Be sure to come back next week to meet the rest. Have a great weekend!

All About Aly & Amanda!

We’re so excited about our new designers this year and we can’t wait for you to see what they’ve been working on. In the meantime, for the next several days we’ll be introducing our 2016 We R Memory Keepers Design Team and sharing some fun facts about them. Today you’ll get to know Aly and Amanda better.

 

ALY DOSDALL

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Hello friends! I’m Aly Dosdall, and I’m thrilled to be back again this year as We R blog hostess and design team coordinator. I also film project videos for our YouTube channel, and count myself so blessed to work with such wonderful and talented people using the most innovative products on the market. I’ve been married to my best friend for 19 years, and we’re raising our five kids (ages 6-18) in beautiful Utah. I love music, running, and spending time with my family.

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Currently…

Eating: Green smoothies
Listening to: Pentatonix
Reading: My favorite blogs & Pinterest…does that count? =)
Watching: Castle
Loving: My newly redone craft room
Creating: Lots of projects with our awesome new releases
Looking forward to: A fabulous 2016

Favorite We R tool or paper collection: Do I have to pick one? 123 Punch Board and Wildflower

Favorite crafting tip: Less is usually more. Often when I’m not quite happy with a project, I try removing an embellishment or two and then I’m happy with it.

Craft room photo:

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AMANDA COLEMAN

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My name is Amanda Coleman and I am a lover of paper and all types of crafts.  I am also a wife to Rob and mom to two kids, ages 9 and 11.  When I am not busy helping tend to my family and our small Idaho farm (goats and chickens included), I can either be found in my craft room getting all gluey and glittery, or taking a nap.   I started making cards in 2010 shortly after I discovered patterned paper at my local craft store.  I also love making 3D and altered paper crafts.  I am delighted to be part of the We R Memory Keepers design team

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Currently…

Eating: York Peppermint Patties and drinking Coke Zero
Listening to: Davie Bowie and Yoyo Ma
Reading: anything by John Grisham
Watching: Seinfeld and Downton Abbey
Loving: a snow covered, maintenance free lawn
Creating: a big, fat mess
Looking forward to: Spring

Favorite We R tool or paper collection:  Pom Pom makers!

Favorite crafting tip:  Embrace the mess! A hodge-podge pile of craft supplies can inspire loads of creativity!

Recent We R project:

Mini Wreath Pinatas DIY

2016 We R Memory Keepers Design Team

We are beyond thrilled to announce the members of our 2016 Design Team today! We hand-picked these talented ladies because we know you’re going to love their creativity and style. This year’s team is a great mix of scrapbookers, cardmakers, paper crafters, DIYers, and fabulous photographers. You’re in for some awesome inspiration friends!

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Introducing our new team members, from left to right, top to bottom:

Aly Dosdall (blog hostess and team coordinator)
Amanda Coleman
Chantalle McDaniel
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Silva
Shellye McDaniel
Tessa Buys
Wendy Antenucci

Over the next several days you’ll get to know more about these crafters, so be sure to pop back in often. See you then!

Honey I’m Home Projects + Giveaway!

Today we’re sharing some project inspiration for our newest paper collection, Honey I’m Home! This collection is perfect for scrapbooking home, family, and everyday photos, making all-occasion cards, and creating gift packaging, home decor, and tons of other paper craft projects. Check out some Honey I’m Home projects below.

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Check out some more details about this beautiful collection.

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What do you think? Are you liking this new collection? Would you like a chance to win it? I thought so. 😉

If you’d like to be considered the our Honey I’m Home giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us what kind of projects you would make with this collection. Comments will remain open until Thursday, Jan 14 at midnight. We’ll announce a random winner on Friday, Jan 15th here on the blog. Good luck, and remember to check back to see if you won!

New Releases + Crush Winner!

Happy Monday We R friends! We hope you had a wonderful weekend, and that you enjoyed our Crush inspiration last week. We’re excited to start the day off by announcing the winner of our Crush collection. Congratulations to…

Carla
Have a crush on this new collection my plans are to make mini albums with the theme Love Letters.

Please send an email to alydosdall@gmail.com with “Crush Winner” in the subject line. Include your full name and shipping address, and we’ll get you your prize asap. Enjoy!

 

So…

…who’s excited to see some new We R goodies? I can’t wait to show you our darling new Animal Washi Tape Dispensers, and our newest paper collection, Honey I’m Home! Take a peek below.

Washi Tape Dispensers

Keep your desk space cute and organized with these darling new Animal Washi Tape Dispensers! Each one comes with 4 rolls of washi tape, and they’re easy to take apart and refill. Choose from the Scotty Dog Dispenser or the Rhino Dispenser.

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Honey I’m Home Paper Collection

Get inspired by the beauty of home, family and everyday life. This collection features familiar images from daily living in an updated and playful way. Take time to document the everyday with Honey I’m Home. This collection includes twelve 12×12 double sided papers, a 6×6 paper pad, a cardstock sticker sheet, puffy stickers, ephemera, wood veneers, and a frame and card kit.

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WR_HoneyI'mHome Frame and Card KitSo, what do you think about these new releases? How would you use them in your crafting?

Tune in tomorrow when we’ll share some Honey I’m Home project inspiration and…a GIVEAWAY! See you then!

Winter 2016 New Releases!

The Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show starts tomorrow, and boy have we got a ton of fabulous new releases we’re unveiling this weekend! We wanted to share sneaks peeks of some of our most exciting new releases for those of you who are anxiously awaiting all the fun the news. Check out our 16…yes, that’s right 16…new tools, products, and collections for this winter!

Pictured below are:

  • Honey I’m Home Paper Collection – January
  • Ruler Studio – January
  • Organization Gallery – January
  • Alphabet Punch Board – Int’l 1/24, US 2/24 (HSN US Exclusive 1/24-2/24)
  • Goodie Bag Guide/Oh Goodie! Collection – February
  • Laser Square – March
  • Flower Girl Paper Collection – April
  • Staple Board – April

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More new releases not shown above:

  • Animal Washi Dispensers – January
  • Light Strand – February
  • New Designer Albums – March
  • New 360 Crafter’s Bags
  • Corner Chomper – March
  • New Designer Poster Board – March
  • Template Studio Bow Guide – March
  • Mini Pinatas Numbers and Kits – April

Over the next few months we’ll be sharing more details about our new releases, project inspiration from our design team, and giveaways on the blog, so be sure to check back often! Which new release are you most excited about? Share in the comments below!

Crush Valentine’s Party Banner + A Giveaway!

Good morning, We R fans! Jen McDermott here, sharing a fun party decor project to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day! I LOVE banners, and how fun they are to put together, and just how much they dress up a party theme. I also love how easy We R makes it to put banners together easily, using the Banner Punch Board.

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I grabbed the Crush collection, my banner punch board, and got to work! First, I cut one of the 12×12 sheets of Crush cardstock into 6 4×6 rectangles, then centered them on my punch board to slice out the notch.  Then, using some pretty embellishments, the Crush Ephemera pack and some American Crafts Sticky thumb foam adhesive circles, I started layering all my bits and bobs. Here’s a closer look at a few of the banner pieces:

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I just love how the Ephemera shapes and words blend so well together, and the foam adhesives add an extra bit of dimension!

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I strung all of the pieces together using some pretty cream tulle and tied some cute bows on the ends.  How cute would this be to decorate a dessert table at a Valentine’s party?!

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And there you have it! A fun, lovey-dovey banner to spruce up your Valentine’s festivities.  How do you plan on decorating this Valentine’s day season? Let us know on our facebook page, and share some pictures of your creations with us!

Supplies:

Crush 12×12 cardstock
Crush 6×6 paper pad
Crush Ephemera
Banner Punch Board
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Foam adhesive circles

Thanks for sharing your darling banner with us Jen! Guess what friends…

…it’s Crush giveaway time!!!!

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We’re giving away this entire collection to one of you wonderful readers. If you’d like to be considered for this prize, please leave a comment below telling us about your Valentine’s Day crafting plans. Comments will remain open until Sunday, Jan 10th at midnight. We’ll announce a random winner on the blog on Monday morning, Jan 11th. Good luck, and remember to check back to see if you won!

P.S. for another chance to win this collection, head on over to our Facebook page HERE!

 

Valentine’s Day Treat Packaging

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Hello!  Jennie McGarvey here and I’m so excited to share with you a fun packaging idea I created using the new Crush collection.

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I knew that my son would like to share treats with his classmates for Valentine’s Day.  I balanced making a little something for the kids that was both cute and completely functional. I broke out Hearts Aglow paper and the 12×12 Stickers along with the Gift Bag Punch Board to create the fun little gift bags and accompanying card.

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The Punch Board makes the Crush collection extra festive as gift packaging for anyone — kids and adults alike!

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Supplies:

Crush collection
Hearts Aglow paper
12×12 Stickers
Gift Bag Punch Board

Crush Layout

Hello, Samantha here to share a layout with the beautiful new Crush collection. I’m also going to show you one way I deal with scrapping a photo that’s not too pretty as part of this Crush layout.

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Crush is equal parts elegant and fun. It’s a bit whimsical without being too cutesy. It’s such a fun mix that I knew I couldn’t leave it for scrapping just Valentine’s Day. Every year on our anniversary, my husband and I take a photo together doing whatever it is we decide to do to celebrate. I scrap the photo every year and they live in an album all their own (I love the idea of being able to look through this album after 20, 30, 50 years of marriage!). I figured crush would be perfect for scrapping our most recent anniversary picture. This year we kept it pretty low key. We went out to eat, saw a movie, and then hung out at home. We took a selfie in the movie theater, and I wanted to make it part of the layout, but it’s a really terrible photo! I figured out a solution for my problem using the Photo Sleeve Fuse.

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I used my Fuse and a FUSEables Clear Sheet to create a pocket on the outside of the layout for the photo I liked better. I find the 12” Fuse Ruler especially helpful for creating nice straight lines with the Fuse.

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Then, I attached the photo that’s not my favorite (that I wanted hidden) directly on the layout, underneath the fuse pocket. When the layout is in the album, you see the main, nicer photo. However, if I want to see the other photo, I can just slide the top photo out of the pocket.

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Once I had the photos laid out where I wanted them, I added some of the fun Crush Ephemera and Accent Stickers. The gold Attraction Thickers from the collection are some of my favorite Thickers. They’re shiny and a bit stylized, so they really pop on a layout.

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As you can see from this Crush layout, Crush is a great collection for scrapping not just Valentine’s Day, but other loving moments, too. How do you plan on using Crush?

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Supplies:

Crush Love Defined
Crush Lucky in Love
Crush Hearts Glow
Crush Young Love
Crush Best Friends
Crush Ephemera
Crush Accent Stickers
Attraction Thickers
Photo Fuse­­
Fusesables Clear Sheet
12” Fuse Ruler
Fuse Mat
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots

 

Crush Valentine Card Set

Happy Monday We R fans, and Happy 2016! We’re starting off the new year with a week dedicated to our beautiful new collection, Crush. As you’ll see this line is perfect for love-themed projects of all kinds, but it’s also versatile enough for everyday project as well. We hope you enjoy some Crush inspiration this week!

 

Hello WRMK fans, Carrie here! I hope your holidays were just as wonderful as mine were. Now that things are starting to wind down, I thought I would get a head start on some Valentine projects, and truth be told, I could not wait to dive into these wonderful Crush goodies! I was having so much fun with this line I did not want to stop. I decided I would share with you 3 cards today.

Crush Valentine card set by Carrie Walz

Here is a close-up of some of the detail on these cards…

Crush Valentine Card Set by Carrie Walz

For the first card I created my card base, matted some Crush patterned paper to build the background. I used an accenting pattern and ran it through my Evolution Advanced to cut a heart and decorated it with the Crush Accent stickers and Crush Ephemera Die cuts.

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For my second card I used the negative space from the die cut I made and some scraps from the first card (I didn’t want to waste any of this). Again added some accent stickers and die cuts…

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For my third card I again made my base, layered it with some cardstock and patterned paper. I used my Evolution Advanced on this one only this time I used the Embossing Strips. It is so easy to change things up with the Evolution Advanced simply by adjusting the dial on the side of the machine. I ran it through using the DIY Party Cardstock, added a few Ephemera Die cuts and I had another wonderful card.

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Since I created the card bases I needed envelopes to fit the cards. Thank goodness WR has the solution for that! I whipped out my Envelope Punch Board and within minutes I had matching envelopes for my cards.

Products used:

WRMK Crush-Lucky in Love 12×12 front and back

WRMK Crush-Hearts Glow 12×12

WRMK Crush-Accent Stickers

WRMK Crush-Ephemera Die Cut Shapes

WRMK Evolution Advanced

WRMK Envelope Punch Board

WRMK Fine and Dandy Embossing Strips

WRMK Nesting Hearts Cutting Dies

American Crafts This to That Foam Dots