Thursday, August 1, 2013

CSW Distributors

CSW Distributors is very excited to announce the official launch of the CSW Distributors Blog and to introduce you to this team of talented designers who will be sharing their work here on a regular basis! Our Design Team will be inspiring you by sharing projects and tutorials showcasing Couture Creations products. Please take some time to read more about each artist and to view a sampling of their work.

Hi! My name is Dana Tatar and I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Florida 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 love fussy cutting and flowers and both can be seen on the majority of my projects. My dominant scrappy styles are clean and simple and pretty chic, but I do like to mix things up a bit, depending on the paper or photos I want to use. 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.

When I'm not scrapping, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound.I am so excited to be a part of the CSW Distributor Team and I'm looking forward to sharing my projects created with these amazing products! Please stop by my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.


My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in Oceanside, CA. I’ve been a CA resident since March 2005, after living in five other states. I live with my husband Matt and our three children, Nathan (21), Laura (17), and Jonah (12). I home school my two youngest children, but my oldest son has graduated and now attends college full-time. We also have a kitten named Milo. He was born August 2012,and he is making my life crazy, but he's so cute that I am willing to sacrifice the occasional ribbon or button!

I have been hooked on paper crafts all of my life. In 1990, I discovered rubber stamping and in 1996, I stumbled across "modern" scrapbooking. I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art, up-cycling, you name it! I am happiest when I am making a mess! It's the cleaning up part that I don't care for!

I have been on a number of design teams over the past few years, including current terms with Graphic 45 and Hampton Art Stamps. I also accept various guest design spots and work with online stores from time to time, including Really Reasonable Ribbon and CropStop. I recently began writing blog articles for Crafts 'n things Magazine, which allows me to share tutorials, favoriteproducts, and advice on paper crafting. The design teams I work with are very diverse, which is an amazing thing for me considering that I love all sorts of art mediums.

I have also been published in several magazines. Plus I have a blog, a Facebook Fan Page, and a YouTube channel in order to share my creative work.

I am sopleased to be joining the CSW Distributors Team! Visit my blog, Scraps of Life.


My name is Pam Bray but my closest friends call me "Pammejo."

I am a wife, mom of 4 and grandma to 8 very amazing grandchildren if I must say so myself. I have been scrapbooking for the last 15 years. My scrapbooking has evolved into paper crafting, altered projects, and card making. The last two years I have been published in several magazines as well as been featured on several manufacturing blogs.

I love Diet Coke and chocolate so they must be close at hand when I am creating. I enjoy traveling with my husband of 39 years along with our Yorkie "Charlie" and cat "Gracie." When we travel I alwaystake my scrapbooking with me since we travel in our RV.

I am so excited to be part of the CSW Distributors Design Team and look forward to sharing my projects with you.Please pop over to my blog Scrapbook Flair and see what else I have been up to.

Hugs, Pammejo


Hello, my name is Patti Hamil. I live in the US in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia with my husband, youngest son, 4 dogs and one 17 year old cat! We also have 2 more children who are out of the house already! We are excited to have become first time Grandparents in June!

I’ve been scrapping for many years now and have been lucky enough to serve on some wonderful design teams. I’ve been published, taught classes at CKC and my local scrapbooking store. I also have projects featured on HSN and QVC for a couple of companies. I love scrapbooking, spending time with my family and spending time outdoors.

I am so happy and excited to be a part of this wonderful team, I was so honored to be chosen and look forward to working with these wonderful products! Please visit my blog My Pieces of Time.

Join us here next week for our Hepburn Feature. Each Design Team member will be sharing a project featuring the Couture Creations Hepburn Embossing Folder. We will also share two full project tutorials!

If you'd like some more inspiration, but don't want to wait until next week, we invite you to look over the previous posts on this blog. We've been sharing some of our favorite projects from the above artists as well as several special guest designers.


ionabunny said...

Congrats. The CSW Distributors blog is looking good.

Adriana B said...

congrats to everyone, well done my friends :)

Bhawana said...

Congratulations to all DT's and All The Very Best for this venture. It was nice knowing you all. You all have amazing work. I am following you guys. Good Luck once again.

Ava Gavloski said...

congrats and enjoy the journey , great product to showcase

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I love your work Patti. I'm looking forward to designing with you for CSW. :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

congratulations...looking forward to seeing more of your projects!