Our Go-to Gals Have Some Serious STYLE

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Cath Edvalson

It’s always a bittersweet time for all of us here at Paper Crafts magazine when we announce our new Go-to Gals. While we are super excited to get to know the new friends we will be making, it’s always hard to say good-bye to our dear friends who won’t be continuing.

For my part, I will miss Jennifer McGuire, Windy Robinson, and Julie Campbell and the incredible range of talents and skills that they have brought to our team, issue after issue, and year after year. But I know that the friendship that we share will always remain—and seriously, that’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it?

Speaking of friendship, these gals rock my world:

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Betsy Veldman, Kim Kesti, and Teri Anderson

…and I’m super excited that they will be joining us for yet another two-year stint! And not just because they are talented, inspiring, supportive, funny, and the keepers of many of my secrets, but also because they have some serious style. Check it:

Teri can do any style well. From fun and cute to classy and elegant to clean and graphic—even shabby chic—Teri does it all! But one of my favorite things about Teri as a card maker is her ability to put a bunch of elements onto one card, and have it still make some moxie fab sense, like in this card I pulled from her blog:

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Kim is also a master of multiple styles, but this card is an example of a look she does incredibly well. She takes fun and cute, clean and graphic, AND classy and elegant and turns it all into one quintessentially Kimmers card:

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And Betsy? Well, Betsy is the queen of layered amazingness—and yet—she can also wave her magic wand and turn layers into a clean and graphic wonderment like this:

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As far as the newbies are concerned, each brings her own set of mad skills, favorite techniques, and individual styles to the table.

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Kimberly Crawford, Laura Williams, and Heather Campbell

Take Kimberly, for example. There’s never been a technique she hasn’t mastered (or invented), and once again, her blog is filled with cards and paper-crafted projects that illustrate a wide range of styles. Lately I’ve been especially drawn to her cards in which she utilizes a combination of eclectic elements like this one:

8611316858 45042fb366 Our Go to Gals Have Some Serious STYLEIn this super fun card, Kimberly has paired a small floral print with a bold chevron and set it all off with a shock of hexagonal yellow which blasts the card into the realm of the truly amazing!

Heather also has a signature style. Whenever I am flipping through the pages of Paper Crafts magazine, I seem to be especially drawn to her projects, which are always sweet, clever, and oh-so-delightful. Take this lovely card:

8610211429 265e8a85d2 Our Go to Gals Have Some Serious STYLEThe colors are super appealing, the design is impeccable, and the sentiment is a perfect match to the tone she has set. Put them all together and you’ve got the makings of something wonderful!

And last but not least, Laura, affectionately know as Laura Looloo, has an incredibly fun approach to paper crafting. This adorable camera card says it all—cool and trendy, sweet and graphic—you can tell that Laura has her finger on the pulse of the moxie fab, and I have been amazed by her work as far back as I can remember!

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Whaddayathink? Do our Go-to Gals have some serious style or what? I can’t WAIT to get to know the new Go-to Gals better, and I look ever forward to seeing how our veteran Go-to Gals’ styles continue to grow and evolve!

How about you? Which of these styles inspires you the most and why? Leave me a comment by Monday, April 8th at 5 pm MDT and I’ll draw one random lucky winner to win this sweet springy collection—the Diane collection from SEI—as my thanks for joining in on the conversation.

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167 Responses to Our Go-to Gals Have Some Serious STYLE

  1. ~Susan~ says:

    Love all of them!

  2. Melinda Wilson says:

    Totally love the talent that each of these women have shared with us!

  3. MelodyJ says:

    All are good. We Click is my favorite.

  4. Aundria B. says:

    Hard to pick just one style that I like the best & looking forward to what each will share this year.

  5. Efrat S. says:

    Each one of them is beautiful in its own way. I espeically like the CAS style of the happy day card.

  6. Jan Pufall says:

    Love he Spring colors. After having more snow, sleet, and rain, yesterday, I am SO ready for Spring . Thanks for the chance.

  7. AngieB says:

    I am so excited to follow the new and veteran Go-To-gals! I am always drawn to the layered look! I don’t do it well as yet but I hope to grow in the style!!! All the sample cards are fabulous! I can’t wait to learn more from these talented ladies!

  8. Linda Drake says:

    I Love All of the Cards and plan on making some nearly like them today. I always add
    a touch of my own when making cards inspired by others. I especially liked the clean lines of Heather’s Card.

  9. Carmen says:

    I love the layered look Becky created and the vintage look from Heather.

  10. Trena P says:

    Really hard to choose, they inspire me equally

  11. Maggie says:

    Every one inspire me and it is nice to try out each of them.

  12. Kim H says:

    like all the cards, especially Betsy’s Hello There card. love the layering and dimension. very creative. thanks for sharing and chance to win.

  13. chriss blagrave says:

    Heather’s card made me gasp- so gorgeous!

  14. Colleen says:

    I really do like them all and I can’t wait to see what the new Go to Gals will be showing us in the future. I already know I like the veteran girls style :)

  15. Katie B. says:

    I actually love all of the cards you showed today. And I seem to love all different styles as well, I have not chosen one yet. But I do love vintage pretty. Love the pretty spring collection!! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

  16. Ruth G says:

    All these ladies have mad card-creating skills! I follow a number of them on their blogs and learn something new almost every time I take a peek. I’m so excited to see what they are up to in the coming months!

  17. Elaine Lisle says:

    All of the ladies used three key colors – then added shades of the colors and blended them beautifully!

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