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Craft-N-Connect: Karola Witczak

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Welcome to our month long Craft N Connect event. We are going to spend the entire month getting to know our creative team just a little bit better! We will ask them some silly (and some serious) questions while we show off their latest Pink Paislee project! We want you to personally join in our CRAFT challenge while connecting with our team all month long!  Be sure to visit this blog post to learn how you can get crafty to win a $100 Prize Pack!

Today we get to “gush” all about Karola Witczak who is another one of our long standing team members.  Karola is never afraid to say to me “those products are not exactly easy for me to work with but I love a crafting challenge!”  And you know what? in the end no matter what paper patterns or embellishments we ask her to use – somehow it always magically turns into a paper crafting masterpiece.  Not only does Karola have an amazing eye for detail, but she can also layer and fussy cut better than any girl I know!  She has a shabby style that somehow just works with every collection we have ever released.  Karola is such a sweet soul; sometimes I wonder if she even realizes how genuinely considerate she is.  We love featuring her work on our blog and it doesn’t matter if her English doesn’t always translate perfect because all we ever really want to do is stare at her gorgeous projects all day long.  Thank you Karola for always being so passionate about “PINK” and for giving us 110% each and every time.  I am in awe of your talent” – Rebecca

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Karola fell in love with scrapbooking when she was pregnant over 9 years ago. She wanted to create a unique pregnancy diary full of photos and memories and while looking for creative inspiration on the Internet she found american scrapbooking websites. Stunned by amazing projects created by crafters from all over the world she wanted to start keeping family memories in this fantastic way. The rest is history. Karola creates traditional scrapbooking layouts, mini albums, cards and altered items but also creates digital pages. Sometimes she designs scrapbooking products, sometimes she teaches scrapbooking classes and since over 7 years scrapbooking fulfill her life to the edges. She is 35 years old but still feeling very young inside, Mom of 8 years old Rose and partner to beloved Marcin since more thasn 10 years. She loves to read, loves to laugh like a little girl and loves to listen live music, especially acid jazz.

100 % Dream Big layout by Karola Witczak

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I’m feel so blessed being a part of Pink Paislee Design Team for the past 3 years. I really love the products, the philosophy of the brand and I always saying that organization, creative skills, all ideas related to promotion and of course the Owners personality are absolutely fantastic! Working with these products are amazingly easy. For me especially when I can combine each product with others.  Each collection is perfectly designed, so you can mix them in a free way! What I love about Pink Paislee products is also the strong trendsetting skills and variety of design styles in every collections. That’s why over a few years in Pink Paislee DT I opened my eyes and creativity for lots of amazing products, which seems to be “not my style”. I apreciate these lessons so much. In my newest layout I combined new Cottage Farms, She Art and Luxe products with an older Portfolio Collection; see it’s easy as 1,2,3!

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As you can see – I created the background using She Art – Doily Lace mask with a bit of gesso and added lots of She Art rub-ons, Artisan elements and paper strips to make patterned bakcground in my own way. You know that I cannot create without lots of details and layers and I really love shabby chic accents on my pages with a modern twist. This page was created including my favorite elements, techniques and motifs, so I hope it’s not only with my photo and “dream big” title, it’s also all about me.

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10 Responses to "Craft-N-Connect: Karola Witczak"

  • Renata Moni Bidin
    April 5, 2013 - 10:02 am

    Karola always amazes me with her work! She is such a great inspiration!

  • ania
    April 5, 2013 - 11:11 am

    Karola truly is such a sweet soul…love her work and eye for layers & detail! :)

  • Leslie Ashe
    April 5, 2013 - 11:22 am

    Karola is such a SWEET lady! I adore her shabby, classic style. She’s a true inspiration! I’m so happy to work with Karola again here on PP!

  • Dorota
    April 5, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    Ależ jestem dumna Karolka!:) I’m so proud of You, polish pretty Girl!

  • Karen Martins
    April 5, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    Karola is major inspiration!!
    But it was fun to see that we have CSIin common! I love that!

  • Jess Mutty
    April 5, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    I am always in awe of Karola’s art… she is amazing!

  • Bellaidea
    April 5, 2013 - 3:53 pm

    Karola is a very special person, so nice, kind, talented. She is one of those friends I never met in real life but I know I can always contact her, get advice or just chat, I adore her for her style!

  • Helen Tilbury
    April 7, 2013 - 2:50 am

    Karola’s love for scrapbooking is so evident in all she creates and to take a class by her is on my bucket list even though I live in South Africa!

  • Jean Marmo
    April 7, 2013 - 8:41 am

    Love reading each of these! What a gorgeous piece of art. love the strips and all the embellies!

  • Karola Witczak
    April 10, 2013 - 9:57 am

    Awww… Thank you so much, Ladies! Your words means so much to me!