My name is Adrienne Alvis and I'm a married, Mid-Western, mother of three who loves paper crafting and everything that is involved with it. I started scrapbooking in 2006 when my youngest son was born and was hooked instantly! I love trying new techniques and using lots of colors, layers and embellishments on my layouts. Other than scrapbooking, I love to hang out with my family and friends, work on my photography skills, run, and scroll through my Instagram feed. For me, the best part of this hobby is documenting my family's everyday activities and life events and getting the chance to meet and work with so many amazing people.
My three favorite scrapbook trends are using watercolors and mists, using vellum, and using anything on my projects that's gold.
I'm thrilled to be back for my third term as a CP Girl! I've enjoyed working with all the collections from the last two years, challenging myself to make new and different projects every month, and most of all, being so inspired by the rest of the ladies on this always - talented team. My favorite things to make are cards and tags, and in the last year or so, I've also become a little obsessed with clever and beautiful packaging. Sometimes I prefer a vintage look with lots of layered details; other times I'm happy to leave a project simple and sparse. When I'm not working away in my little studio, I have an amazing husband, 3-year-old son, and a baby girl who keeps me pretty busy. We live in sunny Southern California, but I'm a New Yorker at heart (small town; not the city!). I'm looking forward to another fantastic year here at Crate Paper.
Wood Accent Pieces
The use of Metallics - Gold, Silver, Copper - in Vellum, Chipboard, and Accents
My name is Wida Miller and I'm a mom of four, nurse practitioner and generally a glass is half full kind of gal. I have been blogging for two years, card making for five and scrapbooking for ten. I like to create standing up and in my pajama's! Yes, I do have a slight obsession with Pinterest and if that is wrong, I don't want to be right.
My three favorite trends are twine that dangles like you just don't care, but it's so intentional, splatter, particularly if it's gold, and sequins.
My name is Naomi Atkins, and I'm very excited to be on the Crate Design Team again this year. I really love anything vintage, and that love/style is reflected in my photography business, Inspired & Enchanted Photography. I'm the wife of a deer farmer, and a happy mama of five busy children ranging in age from two to fourteen. I have been in love with scrapbooking for over ten years now! I enjoy designing on a few teams, and had a few covers last year for Scrapbook Trends magazine. I love being a mom, being crafty, and traveling (although I've done very little with five kids!). My oldest daughter and I are going on a mission trip to Zimbabwe, Africa in June and we are working in an orphanage and I'm donating photography for the American Foundation for Children with Aids. We are very excited for this!
You will often see large photos in my layouts and I like to express my emotions and style in my photography.
I love anything gold and silver, anything that involves text (handwritten or vintage text) and I'm a fan of clean lines with bright pops of color here and there.