Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year from Berry71Bleu!

As 2013 comes to a close, we would like to thank the talented design team that inspired us this year. To the designers that will not continue on with Berry71Bleu, we thank you for your friendship, hard work and dedication, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Agnieszka Bellaidea - (Sponsor Coordinator) Canada/Poland 
Dana Tatar - (PR Coordinator) - Virginia 
 Kay Fatula - New Jersey 
 Marilyn Rivera - Puerto Rico 
 Julie Tucker-Wolek - (Media Coordinator) - Arizona 
 Nadia Cannizzo - (Resident Guest Designer) - Australia 
Debbie Burns - (DT Coordinator) - Maryland 
 Norma Gomez - Texas 

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A special thanks to all the Guest Designers that shared their work this past year! 

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A warm welcome to the 2014 Berry71Bleu Design Team!


TUSIA LECH - POLAND
I love all kinds of media. If I would have to define my style, I would say that medias are the only constant thing. My favorite colors are fresh, bold greens, blues and pinks, but at the same time I just love delicate, pale hues of beige, rose and white. There is something in my projects, that can be found always – a positive, feminine style. Scrapbooking fills my whole life – it is all around me – in my private life and in my career. I love the process of creation – I have created things since early childhood – all kinds of handmade things always attracted me. I cannot imagine my life without making some art. Even if I leave for a weekend, I always take my small "art-bag," filled with art-journal supplies. I am lucky enough to be a designer in a few very creative places. I love drinking coffee, reading books, walking through the forest, watching flowers on the meadow, basking in the autumn sun and being deep in my inner world. I can say that I am happy person and wouldn't change a single thing in my life.


Hello from the USA! My name is Tracey Gregory and I am so honored to be part of this amazing design team at Berry71Bleu! I am passionate about "scrap art" and am looking forward to getting to know everyone better. I live with my wonderful husband Gary in the mountains of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, where the autumns are incredible! I have 4 children-3 boys, Hayden, (22),Austin(20), my step-son Lukas(15) and my baby girl, Naomi(13). I work as a an RN Quality/Nurse Educator for a Hospice agency. I am a Christian and serve in my church's Drama/Creative Team, Camp Nurse and get to play with the babies in the nursery.

I have been scrapping since 2005, when my best friend urged me to come to a crop with her. She had no idea what she started but I am forever grateful to her! I am definitely a "shabby" style scrapper but have been having a blast exploring the mixed media explosion. I am currently also on the Stuck On U Sketches Design Team, C'est Magnifique Kit Club and serve as the DT Leader for Something Tattered Stamps. I have been fortunate to have my work published online and in print. My layouts tend to feature my kids and my niece and even occasionally me.

I would would love for you to visit me at my blog: http://lifetimeofpages.blogspot.com/


KASHA GRAY - USA
My name is Amanda. Family and friends call me Mandy. Kasha Gray5 is my scrapbook name and I am currently a stay-at-home mom living in a Pennsylvania small town with one red light. The name Kasha Gray came about when my son was 5 years old and had a make believe friend named Kasha. I asked him what Kasha looked like and he said, "He has gray hair and is 5 years old." I have been married 21 years and have one 8 year old son.

I LOVE DESIGN: Landscaping, beading, painting, scrapbooking, mosaic's, home decor, altered art and floral design. I have been artistic since childhood and finally have a little more time to put my passion to good use. I started scrapbooking before my son was born and haven't stopped since. I love creating layouts, cards, tags, altered projects, mixed media and much more making each design unique, whimsical art filled with fantasy. I want to make each person find something new each time they look at my creation. I am currently designing for ~Scraps of Elegance~ Kit Club, ~Something Tattered~ Stamps, ~Tresors de Luxe~ Lace, Flowers,Embellishments.

I am so thrilled and honored to be working on the Berry71Bleu Design Team! What a fun and inspirational challenge site! Stop on by http://kashagray5.blogspot.com/ I'd love for you to visit!


KAY FATULA - USA
My name is Karla but I'm better known as Kay--a nickname I rec'd in college and it simply stuck. I've loved arts/crafts my whole life. I've been drawing since the first time I picked up my first crayon, however, it wasn't until 2007 that I discovered scrapbooking and I haven't looked back since. Scrapbooking provides a means for me to release my artsy side and to document my life in order to pass down to future generations. Along the way, I also discovered the art of stamping--I tend to stamp my own backgrounds and create my own designs. I also enjoy doing the occasional altered art piece. I've altered wooden frames, wooden boxes, mini albums and a couple of canvases. By day, I'm a senior level Quality Analyst working for a Fortune 100 global company. By night--the crafter in me comes out. I'm married to a great guy that puts up with and supports my scrapbook and crafting addiction! I have one son and a small fur-baby by the name of Toby--both my boys are my little rays of sunshine. I'm looking forward to working with Berry71Bleu and to hopefully provide innovative inspiration to some of you along this new creative journey! To see more of my work or to learn more about me, please feel free to visit my blog: www.kayskreativekorner.blogspot.com.



DENISE VAN DEVENTER - SOUTH AFRICA
To tell you a little about myself, I am a devoted mother, giving wife and happy creator! I am a very happy scrapper and love creating layouts as well as cards and altered projects. I am not sure that I have a particular style, probably somewhere between classic and shabby chic, but recently I have also done quite modern pages. I love chipboard and embellishments, and I am always keen to try new things. Once I have an idea, I really have to run with it, and must get to it as soon as I possibly can! I give classes at two local Scrapbook stores and love sharing my ideas and creativity with others. I am on the DT at BoBunny, which has certainly been such an honor and a privilege, am co-author and DT member at Scrap Africa and last, but certainly not least, I am so happy to be on the DT here at Berry71Bleu. I am a very versatile scrapper and create altered projects, cards and pages! I love anything paper and love trying my hand at a new idea! I think that is why paper crafting is such a passion for me, because it is ever evolving with new papers, new tools and new crazes! Many things inspire me, my son and family are definitely two of those things. I also love color and layering, but sometimes clean and simple does the trick. I love photography and really enjoy taking good photos that can later be scrapped. I truly believe that great photos make for great projects. My blog address is www.strawbspatch.blogspot.com and I would love it if you popped over and said Hi.



DANA TATAR - USA
Hi! My name is Dana Tatar and I'm thrilled to be continuing my term with Berry71Bleu! I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Virginia with my husband and two young daughters. I started scrapbooking to preserve memories after the birth of my first daughter and now I enjoy the creative outlet. I love to mix products from different collections on my projects and I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I'm an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. I create a little of everything, including layouts, cards, tags, artist trading cards, arches and small gift and home decor items. I'd love to have you stop by my blog at http://datatar.blogspot.com.



CATHI O'NEILL - IRELAND
Hi! My name is Cathi O'Neill and I am so excited to be joining Berry71Bleu! I am an American who married an Irishman and I have been living in Ireland since 1997. I live in a beautiful village on the Shannon River with my DH of 18 years (wow, that makes me feel old!) and my two beautiful daughters, Aine (onya) 11 and Aisling (ashling) 9 who are the subject of many of my projects!

I have always love crafting since I was a little girl. My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet and I remember sewing Barbie doll clothes with her on her front porch! I am a knitter and quilter as well, but have recently in the last two years found cardmaking and scrapbooking, and an obsession was born!! I truly love creating and make vintage cards to sell here in our local village cafe as well as stacks of mixed media and shabby/vintage style layouts of my girls to keep and share with family! I also love to do tags, ATC and altered projects, barely a day goes by when I haven't done something crafty!

I am currently on the design teams for several manufacturers: Couture Creations, Molossi Chipboard, Paper Wings Productions, Visible Image stamps and Paper Temptress specialty cardstock store. I design for UK distributor Creative Expressions and also design for challenge blogs Frosted Designs, Scrap Africa and Sugar Creek Hollow. I have guest designed for challenge blogs Keeping the Best and Scrap it with a Song, C'est Magnifique Kit Club, Scraps of Elegance Kit Club and Crop Stop online store. I truly enjoy the challenge and inspiration that scrapbooking and cardmaking bring me.

I hope you will come visit me at my blog: http://celticknotted.blogspot.com



Hi, I am Marivic, Owner of Berry71Bleu. I love paper crafting and collecting vintage findings. I love the shabby chic, romantic French cottage designs. Most of my creations are based on a vintage or Victorian theme.

I am happily married with 3 children. I am a stay-at-home mom (with a background in the medical field) and I work in my studio in between taking care of my 2 small kids. I also have a son who is in college.

I have been crafting since I was a young girl. I always find a way to re-purpose something. My husband thinks I am a hoarder, but I could not let go of those little things. It could be a fancy tag label from clothing, paper coasters from restaurants, tickets from parks, zoo, museums and so on. I keep them because they are as memorable as the pictures taken during those moments.

I started making tags to display on my desk cork board. I liked how they turned out and now I sell them in my Etsy Shop and I also take custom orders. My tags are an easy embellishment to add to any crafting project. The tags are full embellishments and it is basically "attach and you're done." I love all my DT members old and new. They have created a new world out there for my creations and they always take it to the next level. I am very thankful for all their hard work.

I am very glad to have met so many great people through this hobby. I have met a lot of good friends and learn so many things from people I meet online everyday. You can visit my other blog: Lace, Buttons and Gumdrops.

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Happy New Year from the Berry71Bleu team! 
 Please join us for exciting challenges and new partnerships in 2014!

4 comments:

  1. Congrats girls!!!happy new year,xoxo

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  2. I'm so excited to be working with this group of talented artists. Thanks for the fabulous opportunity Marivic! Happy New Year ladies!

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  3. It was great to take a part in challenges and to see all of the great inspirations x

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