Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Designer Week- Get to Know Heather & Loes!


This week is "Designer Week" here on the Authentique Paper blog! We want to showcase all of our amazing designers and we thought our fans may want to get to know the people behind the amazing projects featured on our blog. 

Heather Conklin
Heather has been a member of our design team since the very beginning. She's pretty amazing, that's why we keep her around! Not to mention, we absolutely love her! 

10 random fun facts:
  1. I can say the alphabet backwards.
  2. I love coffee. All of the time.
  3. I think driving manual transmission cars are fun, even though I don't own one.
  4. I've never lived outside of Washington State.
  5. I have to write everything down in order to remember it.
  6. I watch TV while I craft, but only for background noise.
  7. I cannot watch scary movies, or read scary books, but have watched every episode of Supernatural.
  8. All of my house walls are super neutral in color, even though I love bright colors.
  9. I'm a total Art History nerd.
  10. I am constantly losing my phone and have to use FindMyiPhone to find it at least once a week.

5 must have tools for crafting:

  • Xyron 9" Creative Station
  • sharp, pointy scissors
  • lot's of glue dots and dimensional adhesive
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gridded mat

3 of My Favorite projects created with Authentique Paper products:



Heather's Crafty Space:





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Loes de Groot

Loes has also been a part of our team since close to the beginning. We met her at a fairytale event that we attended in the Netherlands. We knew then that she had to be a part of our team! Her work is simply amazing and she's an all around beautiful person. 



10 random fun facts:

1. I love the smell of paper, my scrapbook papers or a new book
2. I can not resist new things in the paper craft industry, I buy too much and when it does not work for me, I sell it
3. I talk too much ( ask my children)
4. I love it when I go crafting now and people know me. Maybe you don't know, but I am a dutch and it is a very small country.
5. I talk to myself when I am crafting
6. I always keep one of my kits of the projects that I create ( I teach workshops too )
7. I am a very chaotic person, that's why I always have to clean something up
8. I love quality time with my family, I love to break the week in the middle on Wednesday, and to celebrate the weekends in, and after church on Sunday to eat with each other
9. I love my glass of wine!
10. I am a crazy mom and grand mom :-)

5 must have tools for crafting:
  • ribbons and lace…. I can not imagine I created something without them
  • tape dispenser
  • paper trimmer
  • my favorite papers from the moment I saw them the first time  ……

  • my cupboard full of ideas ……. when I am empty in my head I only have to open this cupboard 


3 of My Favorite projects created with Authentique Paper products:



Loes' Crafty Space:


We want to offer up a little prize pack to a lucky fan! Simply come back each day this week and get to know more of our design team, leave a unique comment and you are entered to win! 

35 comments:

  1. Welcome back Heather and Loes! Fun to see your crafty spaces.

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  2. It was fun to get to know more about the gals! Your crafting spaces make me jealous!

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  3. Loes says she talks to herself when crafting - I'm not the only one who does that. Makes me feel normal. Great crafting space. Heather's necklace is so pretty. A beautiful conversation starter.
    Welcome ladies

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  4. Both of your projects were fabulous. Great to get to know about you and can't wait to see what the new year brings. Thanks for sharing your scrappy space too!!!

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  5. Wow, what two amazing artist. I love all of your favorite projects. You bring so much inspiration to this blog. I can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us next.
    -Cher

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  6. Wonderful projects, especially the 3-D ones. ��
    Always love to see where others craft.

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  7. Love their authenticity in their comments and their little loves with paper crafting!

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  8. Oh my, that cupboard is crazy! tons of ideas hiding in there!!

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  9. Your crafty spaces are VERY inspiring me to clean up my space!

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  10. Love the 10 random facts combined with the pics of the creative space and a sample of their work, I feel like that really gives you an idea of their style and personality!

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  11. It is so fun to read the 10 fun facts about everyone and I LOVE the sneak peeks inside everyone's gorgeous craft rooms!

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  12. Love these scrap space shares...neat to meet the team!

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  13. I love seeing other peoples scrap rooms. I get lots of ideas and it makes me want to clean mine. It needs cleaning all the time!

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  14. I love meeting your Design Team. Where else can I meet such Kindred Spirits. It's like a gift from Authentique. Thank you!

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  15. Hi Heather ... Hi Loes ... nice to meet you both :) Love Authentique... love that you shared fun things about yourselves ( I saw some commonality ... I LOVE stick shifts; I talk a lot ... smell of paper excites me )and it's interesting to see what you consider to be some of your favorite projects and I do love seeing your creative spaces ... so fun ! Thank you for sharing :)

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  16. Oh good to know I am not the only crafter that talks to herself while busy constructing :) lovely sharing girls

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  17. Congrats to both of you! Thanks for sharing a peek at your scrap areas. I love them.

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  18. Nicely done ladies! I loved getting to know you! I totally love the smell of new craft supplies also!

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  19. Welcome ladies, and
    how fun for Loes that
    she can say, "I am Groot"!
    Carla from Utah

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  20. Awesome projects and a fun peek into their craft spaces!

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  21. Stunning work, ladies! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Beautiful projects Heather and Loes, thank you for the inspiration!

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  23. Wonderful projects!!! It is so fun to read the 10 fun facts about everyone and a very exciting peek into their craft spaces!

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  24. My first workshop ever was with Loes :) She is as nice as her projects :))

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  25. Heather, i cannot watch scary movies either and Loes, I too talk to myself while designing... very good for the soul...lololo thanks for sharing your inspiration ladies

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  26. Thanks for baring your souls and letting us into your life. Beautiful projects and look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  27. Loes, I am so glad to see that someone else talks to herself when crafting! And Heather,I too have neutral walls. I like them so that my pictures and photos stand out more prominently! Love all of your creations, ladies!

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  28. Loes, leuk om meer over je te weten te komen. Heb je al een paar keer ontmoet en vind dat je schitterende projecten maakt.

    liefs Heidie

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  29. I love the necklace that Heather shows and the other projects from both of these talented ladies. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  30. What a great "get to know a designer" article! I love both of your work spaces ladies and am so envious! I have a craft "closet" and a desk in a common area so I have to put all of my things up each day and pull them back out when I want to craft.

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  31. awwww, love seeing your crafty spaces! Love that heart shaped pendant. :) And the you and me tray album!! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  32. What awesome craft spaces ladies and thank you for all the inspiration you share with us!

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  33. Thanks for sharing! I love learning about designers and seeing their spaces...clean and messy!

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  34. Beautiful projects, and I love any organizational ideas I can get.
    Thanks...

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