We would like to officially WELCOME the talented ladies of the Colorbök and Making Memories Design Team! We were completely overwhelmed with the response to our Design Team call. I'd like to sincerely thank all those who entered! Your creativity and passion for your craft was really inspiring to everyone here.
After looking through hundreds of applicants, we narrowed it down to the eight most talented crafters in the bunch. These ladies have come on board to inspire you with their own unique styles using the latest Colorbök and Making Memories designs. I can't wait to see what they create over the next 6 months. Please join me in giving the new Design Team a warm welcome and say "Hello!"
We will be featuring a little more about these crafty women in the coming weeks, but for now you can check out their blogs and witness their mad skills in action!
Valerie Bishop, Arkansas
Julianna McKenna-De Lumen, Australia
Shawna Webster, Hawaii
Renata Mondi Bidin, Brazil
Stacey Schafer, Illinois
Celine Régnier, France
Cathy Harper, South Dakota
Ilene Tell, Delaware
I'm sure you've noticed the neon trend that has emerged in fashion over the last few years. With bright fluorescent colors accenting everything from finger nails to athletic apparel, it's been kind of hard to miss! Now those bold shades have been popping up in DIY projects and paper crafts. Is it time you got into the trend?
If you want jump on the neon bandwagon, we've got the perfect solution! Add a splash of bold color to a card or scrapbook page with our new Neon Smooth Cardstock Pads available at Walmart. Choose Neon Glow for hot pinks and warm oranges or Fresh Electric for cooler blues and greens. Either way, these neon cardstocks are the perfect fit for your upcoming summer crafts. Add a pop of color to a neutral page or go bold with a mix of these bright beauties. Check them out at Walmart today!
How would you use neon cardstock?
Answer below for you chance to win one of our cardstock pads!
Comment before May 27th to be entered for the random drawing.
Have you been to the scrapbooking section at Walmart lately?
Our new section has set over the last few weeks and now it's ready for a BIG debut! We've packed the section full of beautiful new Designer Papers, trendy new Cardstock colors, exciting formats and great basics.
We can't wait for you to check it out!
In addition, we're introducing SIX new premium Signature Collections to the mix. These will compliment Anthology, Sunset Glow and Confetti, our popular pads returning from last year.
Our Signature Collection paper pads feature premium heavyweight paper with multiple treatments like glitter, foil and spot varnish or premium double-sided papers. These are perfect for pages, cards and many other paper crafts.
The best part?
At only $10 for 50 sheets, these Signature pads are a total steal!
Check out the variety of great new Signature designs below!
Which one is YOUR favorite?
Answer in the comments below for a chance to win!
To enter to win your favorite pad, please comment below by May 24th.
What we're looking for
We need creative and committed team members who are as passionate about our product as we are! We want crafters willing to promote Colorbök and Making Memories on their own blogs or websites as well. Those with a great eye for photography and a penchant for story telling have a definite edge. You’ll be expected to create well-written blog posts that showcase our products with tutorials, projects, and stories.
We are asking for a commitment of at least six months with one blog post per month. This call is open to everyone, regardless of geographic location!
Benefits to Design Team Members
Internet exposure through direct links from our social media sites to your blog or website. Sneak peeks of product launches and free product samples to work with. The opportunity to create projects for trade shows and publications.
How to enter
Send photos of 3 recent layouts, cards or projects. Chose images that highlight your skills and individuality. Don't feel like you have to fit a certain style! We want to see what makes your projects uniquely YOU! The projects can be previously published and do not have to use Colorbök products… though it would certainly be nice!
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before
Friday May 3, 2013
Along with the images, please include the following information…
Your blog or website
Other design teams or manufacturers you work with
Any specific techniques/skills that you have mastered… Do you have a black belt in hand lettering? Are you an expert stamper? Let us know!
A brief biography… What sets you apart? Why are you perfect for our team?
Can't wait to see what you come up with!
For those of you who still aren't using Pinterest, what in the world are you waiting for!?!? This digital pin board is perfect for crafters of all kinds. If you're on Pinterest, I will assume you already follow Colorbök for the latest craft ideas and layout inspiration but if you still haven't joined the band wagon- there is no better time to start than NOW!
To celebrate our adorable new Heidi Grace Collections, Sunshowers and Cartwheel, we are holding a Pinterest giveaway and the rules are super simple!
Just follow us on Pinterest and pin one of the images below for your chance to win. Up for grabs are two prize packs, one from each new collection. This is a great dose of cute Heidi goodness for two lucky Pinterest followers!
The nitty gritty:
• You must follow Colorbök on Pinterest to enter.
• Only one pin (entry) per person. So chose your favorite collection carefully and pin accordingly.
• Winners will be chosen at random.
• Contest will run through March 22nd, 2012.
Get ready, get set... start PINNING! Good luck everyone!
We have two beautiful Heidi Grace collections hitting your local Joann Fabric & Craft stores right now! These two cute boutiques include the adorable icons, whisical patterns and sweet sentiments that have become synonomous with the name, Heidi Grace. These collections offer a mix of crafting basics and fun new formats that will make your cards and pages really stand out!
We hope you love Cartwheel and Sunshower as much as we do! Be sure to check them out at your local Joann Fabric and Craft larger superstore today.
Next week we'll be hosting a special giveaway for these boutiques so stay tuned for more details! For now, here are two pages created with our new collections. Don't you just LOVE them?!?!
Thanks to Jeffrey Lewis Bennett for the beautiful photographs used on these pages! JLBwedding.com
We're so pleased to help Xyron celebrate reaching 50,000 fans on their facebook page! To honor this milestone, Xyron is doing a week of great giveaways. Today's prize pack features a Colorbök scrapbook box kit for each winner. Be sure to visit the Xyron facebook page TODAY to enter.
We also wanted to share the giveaway goodness with our beloved blog readers! In addition to the Xyron facebook prizes, we will be giving away 5 different Colorbök scrapbook box kits here too. These five unique kits offer something for everyone! To enter, just commenet below and tell us which box kit is your style. Five lucky winners will receive their favorite kit!
Contest ends Friday Febuary 22, midnight EST
Winners will be annouced Monday. Good luck!
Which box kit is on your wish list? Comment below to enter!
Valentine's day is the perfect time to create a one of a kind card for your sweetie! We've crafted this pretty little card from our Confetti paper pad available at Walmart. The bright graphics and cheery colors are great for V-day or everyday. These premium pads are a steal at just $10 a piece. Spread the love and pick one up today.
Today we have a special post by Guest Designer, Erin Bassett. We're excited to share her adorable projects featuring our Fiesta collection. How cute is that shadowbox?! It would be the perfect way to say "I love you" this Valentine's day!
Hi everyone, I'm guest blogging today and sharing a couple of projects I created with the Cloud 9 "Fiesta" collection.
First up is this 5" x 7" shadow box.
I made the frame out of some coordinating cardstock that I had cut out using my Silhouette. Once I put the frame together I then punched out the die-cut alphabet, sanded the edges, and then added some faux stitches with a pen. I popped up the letters with some foam adhesive to give them some dimension.
And of course I had to use one of the fabric flowers and the adorable heart button as an embellishment!
Next I created a scrapbook layout about our puppy, Willow. I really like the offset look of the glittered patterned paper I used for the background.
I added the one of the die-cut papers, trimming it to fit, and sewed it to the page.
I also added some messy stitches to the fabric stickers as well.
So that's my projects! I'd love to see what YOU have done with this collection. Leave a comment below with a link to your projects so we can all check them out!
Erin is a craft addict who loves to do something creative every day. She shares her love of all things artsy on her blog and in the classes and events she teaches at. Erin is a freelance artist, designing for top manufactures and has had many of her projects published in various magazines and books. She considers it a blessing to be able to call her passion "work".
Here is your first quick look at our two newest Heidi Grace Boutiques for Joann's. Cheery and fresh, Cartwheel evokes the carefree joy of summer with bright, warm colors and playful patterns. Sunshowers is a sweet collection that is reminiscent of childhood memories and the simple pleasures of nature. Look for more peeks of these collections in the coming weeks.
We are partnering with Fiskars for an in-store demo project featuring these collections in April. Check out the instructions for this adorable penant project and be sure to look for our new Heidi Grace Products in Feburary.
If you're anything like us, you probably took
dozens hundreds of photos over the holiday season. So, the big question is... what to do now?
The answer, of course, is SCRAP!
To help you perserve all those great photos and amazing Christmas memories, we are giving away three prize packs from our TPC Studio Collections. Just leave a comment below and you're entered to win!
Which of these three beautiful holidays collections is your favorite?
No international entries, please.
Three winners will be chosen at noon Monday, January 21. Good luck!
Here is our holiday gift to you! Today's wallpaper freebie from Maureen features soft watercolor textures and beautiful hand drawn poinsettas. This festive design evokes all the warm & cozy feelings of the holiday season. Add a wallpaper to your smartphone and take this lovely look with you on the go! It will keep your spirits bright as you make your list and check it twice!
Find these great wallpapers and more in our Wallpaper Gallery.
Happy Holidays to all our blog readers.
Wishing you comfort and joy this season and always! Enjoy!
Congratulations to the three lucky winners of our October Breast Cancer Awareness giveaway. Ladies, please e-mail your mailing address to email@example.com. We'll send out your prize packs soon.
Thank you to everyone who entered! This is such an important cause that has touched so many lives. Glad we can help in any small way possible! xoxo
It's been a Spooktakular Halloween here at Colorbök! We're the types who take advantage of any opportunity to dress up and be ridiculous! Not to mention decorate like crazy!
Oh, and did I mention there were prizes?! This year there were three big ones up for grabs:
Best Individual Costume • Best Group Costume • Best Décor
Tied for first in the Best Individual Costume category is our newest employee, weighing in at a whopping 4 pounds, TUCKER! He's sporting a fabulous kimono purchased just for him on the last big international sales trip.
And his competition for the top spot, Todd Spang, our one and only vice president of sales. Today, he chose to channel Donald Trump, circa 1971. Check out the burgeoning comb-over!
Up next was Best Décor! The spooky offices of Teresa, Carol, and Nick, walked away with this one. Complete with a man-eating spider, flying witch, and Colorbök graveyard, screams could be heard thoughout the building!
And last but in NO WAY least, Best Group Costume. The design department, which includes yours truly, had no real competition. We're just that good. We worked for weeks preparing our "sweet" costumes and then decorated to fit the theme late into the night. Behold. . . Candyland!