Please Welcome Eva Pizarro!

We have some news We R fans! We’re saying goodbye to one of our design team members, Amanda Coleman, who we will miss dearly. We have loved the amazing projects she has created for us and we wish her the very best. With that, we would like to give a warm welcome to a new design team member, Eva Pizzaro! Take a peek below and enjoy getting to know Eva a little better.

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Hi, I’m Eva Pizarro and I live in Santiago, Chile with my husband Marco and our little son Lorenzo. I scrapbook and love everything this hobby does for me. I love to cook, take pictures and enjoy my family.

Blog: www.evapizarro.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/EvaPizarroDesigns
Instagram: http://instagram.com/evapizarrov
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/evapizarrov/

Currently…
Eating: too much chocolate
Listening to: Michael Bubble
Reading: Inferno by Dan Brown
Watching: Game of Thrones, Castle, Top Chef and How to Get Away With Murder
Loving: spending the entire weekend with my husband and son
Creating: a video tutorial for String Art Home Decor
Looking forward to: this time as designer here at WRMK! I am super excited!
 
Favorite We R tool or paper collection: I love my Cinch! Since I have it, I can easily create mini albums and mini books!
Favorite crafting tip: don’t be afraid to try new techniques! You can always learn something new! (I tell myself that every time I experiment with mixed media)
We can’t wait to see what Eva will create for us! Watch for her projects on the blog starting the end of June!

Introducing Tessa & Wendy!

Howdy We R fans! Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to our last two 2016 Design Team members. Please say hello to Tessa Buys and Wendy Antenucci!

Tessa Buys

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My three rambunctious boys, darling little girl, and patient husband and I call Sacramento, California home. I am a professional dancer and teacher, currently working with the littlest dancers, beginning to competition level. I’ve been lucky enough to work in the crafting industry for several years now and I am very excited to be designing for We R Memory Keepers!
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Currently…
Eating: Healthier
Listening to: Justin Beiber’s new album. Don’t judge. It’s actually really good!
Reading: The Martian
Watching: Elementary. Binge-style.
Loving: The rain! California is in a terrible drought, so I’m grateful for the current downpour.
Creating: Party decor. Baby girl turns two in a few weeks!
Looking forward to: Making 2016 the best year yet!
Favorite We R tool or paper collection: I love my Crop-o-dile! No other scrapbooking tool has come in handy for so many non-scrapbooking tasks. Many a belt has been fixed for my growing boys or shrinking husband!
Favorite crafting tip: Since I’m planning my little one’s birthday party, this has been on my mind: You don’t have to make everything you pin. Try the gallon, quart, pint method. Choose something with a big impact to spend the majority of your time on, then something medium-sized for the next chunk of your time, and then spend what time you have left on small details. Your party will look great and you won’t be stressed out (as much).
Wendy Antenucci
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I am married to my wonderful hubby of 16 years and we have 6 kids, ranging from 13-2.  I started scrapbooking shortly after my first child was born in 2002.  I am a SAHM and homeschooler so I tend to scrap during my kids rest time; it helps clear my mind and get me through the rest of the day.  I am all about family and who we are; that is why I scrapbook.  Every page I create is a canvas to tell our story, how the Lord has put us together and ordered our steps, and to take the time to really embrace the lesson the Lord is teaching us at that moment.  I am a scrapper that adores white space with lots of layers and meaningful elements.  I have been blessed to design for Bella Blvd, Simple Stories, Pebbles, Hip Kit Club, CREATE, and Anna Griffin.  I have been published in PaperCrafts & Scrapbooking, Scrapbook & Cards Today, Creating Keepsakes, Cards, Create, Scrapbook Trends, Scrap365, and various online publications.

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Currently…

Eating: Vanilla Greek Yogurt with granola
Listening to: Worship Music
Reading: Normal Christianity by Jonathan Welton
Watching: sorry, don’t have time for that 🙂
Loving: Lifting weights and my fitness watch
Creating: Lots of memories before we leave FL so I can remember all the fun we had.
Looking forward to:  What 2016 is going to bring, it is full of great possibility!

Favorite We R tool or paper collection:  I loved creating with the Love Notes collection and I am a big fan of the Pocket Page Protectors.

Favorite crafting tip:  I am a huge fan of using Project Life cards for layering, titles, and just adding interest to my pages!  I even take my leftovers and cut them into 3×4 or 4×6 pieces which I then use to add the many layers I love to have on my pages.

Craft Room Photo:

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Say Hello to Laura & Shellye

Happy Monday We R fans! We’re very excited to introduce you to two more of our 2016 Design Team members today. Introducing Laura Silva and Shellye McDaniel!

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Hi! My name is Laura and I blog over at Laura’s Crafty Life. My goal is to inspire others to craft a creative and well-lived life. I share simple craft projects, themed party ideas, organizing tips and tricks, and our adventures in renovating our home. I love to craft and have been making things for as long as I can remember. My mom inspired my love of being creative. I live in Northern Arizona with my husband and two school-aged kids.

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Currently…
Eating: Swedish Fish
Listening to: Taylor Swift on Pandora
Reading: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Watching: Hallmark movies
Loving: The blank pages of my 2016 planner full of possibilities
Creating: A kitten themed birthday party for my daughter
Looking forward to: SNAP Conference in April with my creative friends

Favorite We R tool or paper collection: We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Favorite crafting tip: Don’t be scared to try new crafts or ideas. Some of my best projects have come from what initially I thought were going to be total craft fails.

Recent We R blog projects: 12 Months of Banners using the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Shellye McDaniel

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I live on a Northeast Texas ranchette with my husband of 25 years and three children ages 22, 17 and 13. I work PRN as a Labor & Delivery Scrub Nurse.  I love all sorts of crafting: papercrafting, hand-lettering, home decor, knitting…I’ll give just about anything a try (although I failed miserably at tole painting!).  I also enjoy trying new recipes, perusing Pinterest, organizing, cleaning, singing and visiting with family and friends!  I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember and a papercrafter since 1997.  I have served on many manufacturer design teams over the years and teach at my local scrapbook store, as well as Big Picture Classes.

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Currently…

Eating: Chex Mix
Listening to: Piano Bar on Pandora
Reading: A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs
Watching: The Bachelor
Loving: Getting the house organized after the holidays!
Creating: Just finished a class for Big Picture Classes
Looking forward to: Scrapbook retreat with friends in March

Favorite We R tool or paper collection: Evolution Advanced and the “Yuletide” Collection has been used for the past three years!

Favorite crafting tip: Don’t trash it! There really isn’t any mistake that’s too big to fix. Use embellishments, ribbon or even punch a hole to cover up a mistake.

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!