Hi! My name is Clare Buswell. I live in the south-west of Ireland in the countryside with Niall and our lovely 5 year old daughter Isabelle.
I’ve always been creative in some form or another, I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered the whole world of paper-crafting after the birth of my daughter when I had little time but longed to be creative again. Card-making was the perfect answer for me and is now my passion. I also really love to make 3D paper projects. I love stamping, quilling and making my own embellishments, especially paper flowers! I love trying out different techniques and coming up with my own. I also love to paint with acrylics and watercolors.
I’ve been lucky enough to have my work published in Paper Crafts, CARDS and CardMaker magazines in the US and I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK.
When I’m not paper-crafting I love to spend my time gardening, baking and with my family.
I’m really excited to be part of the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock design team!
Check out my blog here: http://clare-buswell.blogspot.com
Hello! My name is Kate Nolan-Denham, but I answer to Katie, Mom, and Mimi, too. I live in Maine with my dear hubby (Scott), our youngest daughter(Lily) and two dogs(Lexi & Ryder). Our oldest daughter(Kass) lives nearby with our two grandsons(Chase & Seth). We are so lucky to live in a small community that is situated only 45 minutes from the ocean and the mountains. By day, I am an Office Manager for a Speech-Language Pathology Center. I love my day job because the women I work with do great work and have huge hearts! I was encouraged to start scrapbooking by a dear friend who insisted that scrapbooking was “so me.” She was right! Twelve years later my love of paper crafting has evolved to include scrapbooking, card making, stamping, altered art, and a dabbling of mixed-media. My style is clean and colorful (most of the time). I have had the honor of being on several design teams during the last few years, but I am especially excited about joining the Core’dinations team. Now I can check it off my bucket list!
Check out my blog here: http://scissorsspatulasandsneakers.blogspot.com
Hey everyone, i’m Jennifer Edwardson and like most, I began scrapbooking shortly after the birth of my daughter in 2000 and never looked back. I’ve been creative my whole life and loved back to school shopping the most….all the paper and crayons and color – love, love loved it !!
Shortly after my 2nd child was born …. (like REALLY shortly – he was just 9 mos. old – CRAZY !!!) …. I decided it’d be cool to open a business, so I did…….and have had my own successful LSS since 2006.
I am so fortunate to get to do what I love every day …… I have extensive instruction and design experience that has allowed me to travel and share my passion with many. My work has been featured on manufacturers blogs as a Guest Designer, i’ve created projects for CHA, have been a member of the Bella Blvd. Design Team for the past 2 years, am on the David Tutera Celebrate Design Team, am an American Crafts Certified Instructor and now cannot wait to share my creativity with you during my time on the new Core’dinations Design Team (yep – super EXCITED !!)
When I am not running the day to day operations of my business or designing a fun new workshop, you can find me spending time with my husband, Scott, children Emma and Alex, our 2 crazy puppies and our horses on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada !!
Check out my blog here: http://www.3dfoamandasandingblock.blogspot.com
Hello, I am from the Great Lakes of Ontario Canada. Scrapbooking started out for me a few years ago, lots of classes from great instructors and here I am looking at mixed media as my new challenge for 2013. As for my scrapping style… well, that is ….TBA. I create using products that feel good to me. I am inspired by talented designers and experiment with new techniques, so spikes of different styles will be noted above the radar!
I tend to scrap in 3 styles : Eclectic/Freestyle, Romantic/Shabby Chic and Multimedia.
Join me as we share creativity with artists in all fields of design which is a magical bond that builds character and soothes the souls of the world.
Check out my blog here: http://cottagerca.blogspot.ca
Hello! My name is Tracy and I have been crafting since I was a little girl. I started scrapbooking when I was in high school and card-making about 3 years ago. I am currently going to college for Graphic Design and work part-time at a local scrapbooking store. I have been published a couple of times and also have an Etsy shop where I sell handmade banners and cards. Paper-crafting is such an awesome hobby because I am able to preserve memories while expressing my creativity! When I’m not crafting, I enjoy spending time with my family, rollerblading playing tennis, and shopping. I am so excited to be a part of the Core’dinations design team and use the best card stock on the planet!
Check out my blog here: http://www.owlbecraftin.blogspot.com
Vivian, (aka contadinak on youtube and social media) loves all art and craft, nature and the garden, hangin’ with her husband, frolicking with the dogs, good food, occasional pretty drinks, and all things that keep her PRESENT. She currently designs for Sizzix, Hampton Art, Scraps of Darkness kit club, PaperHaus Magazine, and will be guesting with Donna Salazar Designs in September. She has been published in The Stamper’s Sampler, Scrap 365, PaperHaus Magazine, and Papercrafts Magazine. She is very excited to join the talent on the Core’dinations 2013 team and looks forward to sharing many inspirations and techniques with you!
Check out my blog here: http://www.contadinak.com
Hi there! My name is Jill Lebbin. I am a wife, mother, craft fanatic, and DIY blogger at Every Day is an Occasion.com My husband and I have been married for five years and love living in our small town in Indiana with our two sweet and spunky children. I am ecstatic to be working with Core’dinations and this amazing design team!!
Check out my blog here: http://everydayisanoccasion.com
What can I say? I’m just a woman who is obsessed with her husband, her 2 kids, her camera (a Nikon!), living life to the fullest and preserving our memories as we go! Michael and I have been happily married for 14 years. Together we are raising two amazing children—Nikolas, 10, and Mia,almost 7.
I am very diverse when it comes to styles and techniques. I can’t claim any one as a main stay in my projects. I range from clean and simple to layered and packed with little details. The paper and photographs speak to me and I do what feels right. New styles, techniques, products, etc. are some of the major things that offer me inspiration. I am always excited to try new things and new opportunities, in life and with paper crafting.
When I’m not hiding behind my camera or cutting and creating both mess and beauty, I’m a physical therapist. I love what I do and love that it helps fund my hobby and collection! Who needs purses and shoes when you can have paper and embellishments?!
Check out my blog here: http://www.lifestrivialities.typepad.com
My name is Gail Lindner and I live in sunny Queensland, Australia. I have a wonderful, hardworking husband, a beautiful (and energetic) 5 year old daughter and gorgeous 20 month old baby boy.I’ve been scrapbooking for over 12 years now and I can’t imagine my life without it! I started scrapbooking in 1999 on a trip to the USA. I picked up a scrapbooking magazine and the rest is history! I immediately knew it was the hobby for me as it encompasses everything I love – memories, photos, memorabilia and (let’s face it) pretty things! I’m mostly inspired by my photos and the stories I want to tell. I love the idea of conveying my thoughts and experiences in my scrapbooking for my daughter to read in the future. I like to keep my layouts fairly uncluttered and balanced, with the photos the main focus. My style includes lots of distressing, inking, layering and sewing. Apart from scrapbooking I enjoy blogging, organising and shopping (all related to scrapbooking of course!)
Check out my blog here: http://www.gaillindner.typepad.com
Hi y’all! My name is Kim Moreno and I am excited to once again be joining the Core team!
I am a mom of 5 kids ranging from 17 to 11 year old twins… 3 boys and 2 girls! You will see them show up all over the pages I create. I have been married for almost 20 years to my retired Air Force husband. I am currently living in a small town in Texas and my husband works out of town so all of the daily life activities (and there are many!) are left to me… so to say my world is a little busy would probably be an understatement! I also work part time as a preschool teacher at my church during the school year and I am the director for VBS for my church as well.
I have been scrapping for around 10 years now and have had the privelage to have been published in all the major magazines and have had several covers as well. I have worked for many popular manufacturers and kit clubs over the years. I enjoy scrapbooking and recording the everyday memories of my life. I am also a big cardmaker! I currently design for the Gossamer Blue kit club and PSA Essentials stamps.
Check out my blog here: http://www.livingthecircuslife.blogspot.com
My name is Debbie Standard and I live north of San Antonio, Texas. I have been scrapping for about 15 years now. I have been a Critical Care Nurse for 18 years. I work part time in a Level one Trauma Center in San Antonio. I am also a mother to four, three daughters and a son. Between my husband and myself we have a total of six children, eleven grandchildren and one great-greatchild (by his oldest granddaughter), two cats. I love scrapping – it’s my therapy. I have been published in several magazines and can’t say I have ever gotten over the thrill of seeing my work posted in magazines, blogs and facebook. I have met some wonderful people through design teams and boards. I am so excited to be a part of Core’dinations Design Team. I have been part of this team since 2009 and have loved every minute. This cardstock is such an exciting product and I am so looking forward with working with this impressive group of Design Team members!
Check out my blog here: http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com
Mary Pat Stiehl
My name is Mary Pat Siehl. I am an avid paper crafter, stamper, and card maker. I have been paper crafting for over 12 years. It truly is a passion of mine. I would descirbe my style as clean and simple, but this is not to say my style is boring. I love to layer my papers and add all types of embellishments. I love adding different textures to my layouts. I am married to a wonderful man who totally supports my addiction to paper crafting. I have 2 boys who keep me totally on the run and having fun. I am a high school teacher by day, and I am in my 24th year of teaching. I live in beautiful Springboro, Ohio. If I am not scrapping I am either hanging out with my 3 favorite guys or on the tennis courts.
Check out my blog here: http://siehledwithakiss.blogspot.com
I am a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. I have been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, my work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. I have been published a few times, been to a few trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams…but have not yet lost the love for this hobby. I love it for the creative outlet, and the good people I have met along the way. My favorite subjects to scrap are my husband and five kids (I never lack for subject material ) I especially like making mini-albums of our many trips together. When I’m not scrapping, I am traveling, blog-hopping, reading, or editing photo shoots. And doing laundry. Always laundry.
Check out my blog here: http://shauntewadley.blogspot.com
My name is Debbie Standard. I have been scrapping for about 15 years now. I am a wife, mother to four, step-mother to two more, grandmother to 11 and have a great-granddaughter by my husband’s oldest grandchild. To keep myself in scrapping supplies I work as a Critical Care Nurse in the Surgical/Trauma ICU in a level one trauma center in San Antonio, Texas. I have been doing this for about 18 years now. I am only working part-time now and that gives me more time to spend doing the things I love to do – scrapping, crocheting, running, kayaking and biking. We live on three acres near the Guadalupe River where we built our dream home. I have been published in most all of the US scrapping magazines. I love creating both cards and layouts and luckily have a lot of kids and grand-kids to use for subjects. I have met so many wonderful people through the scrap world who have become my long distance friends. I am on a few more card Design Teams as well so get to spread the Core’dination’s around. I am thrilled to be a part of this creative team. Core’dination’s products are just amazing and I can’t imagine using any other cardstock. There is such a huge selection of products and they are always coming out with something new and different – makes me want to scrap all the time. I am so honored to work with this talented group of women – they are such an inspiration and Core’dination’s staff is just the best!
Check out my blog here: http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/
How much to you love yellow and gray? It’s hot hot hot right now!!! And it really is a gorgeous color palette for spring.
Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira and what is more perfect than using some Tim Holtz Core’dinations Cardstock!? Available in the Distress and Adirondack color, they are the perfect staple in any paper crafters collection!
Melissa also used cardstock from the Cut and Emboss Tim Holtz/Sizzix series for the smaller, embossed pieces. Get out those Sizzix folders! Don’t they look awesome?
Make sure you check out the Cut and Emboss series here!
Are you ready for what we have up our sleeves for CHA next week? Look out winter CHA 2012! And make sure you come see us at Booth #1901. We would love to see you and you can check out these…………..
Assorted packs of the popular Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress and Tim Holtz Kraft-Core papers now available in new sizes. Cardstock is pre-cut to use with your favorite Sizzix die-cuts and embossing folders. No waste!!!
New Collection packs. Same great Core Essentials colors but we have grouped them in awesome collection packs by pastels, darks, brights, neutrals, and brights. AND do you see those two little Spotted Collection packs? Those are available in 6×6 !!! Look out cardmakers! You are going to LOVE these and they look awesome on layouts, too.
We also have some assorted packs sized specifically to cut and emboss! Not just our Tim Holtz Kraft Core but our Core Essentials, Gemstones, Glitter Silk and Core Couture have all been precut to 4.25″ x 5.5″ to make embossing and die cutting easy! 15 collection packs to choose from!!!!!!!!!!!
November 28, 2011 by Ellen
Filed under Design Teams, Hot Topics, Scrapbook Blog, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
Have you heard about the give-a-way here?
HURRY HURRY and sign up now. This give-a-way won’t last forever so don’t hesitate!
Today we have a layout for you from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. How much do you LOVE that purple Kraft Core background? This paper pack is PERFECT for any project! Debbie paired the bright blues and purples of this pack with other fabulous Tim Holtz embellishments and Ranger Distress inks.
November 25, 2011 by Ellen
Filed under Design Teams, Pink Paislee, Scrapbook Blog, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
November 22, 2011 by Core'dinator
Filed under Design Teams, Hot Topics, Scrapbook Blog, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEWS?
We are at it again. YES, we are giving away more Core’dinations Cardstock!
WE ARE GIVING AWAY 50 OF THESE! Plus three lucky winners will get a signed copy from Tim himself!
CLICK HERE to enter to win.
Curious what to do with your Kraft Core? We have tons and tons of inspiration coming for you and we are kicking it off with a great tutorial for you from Designer April Derrick. April is our in house Tim Holtz guru. She uses color washes and distress inks beautifully and this layout is no exception. We hope you can find some cool techniques to use on your craft projects from this tutorial today.
- Cardstock: Core’dinations / Tim Holtz Craft Core Nostalgic Collection
- Patterned Paper: 7gypsies
- Color Wash: Ranger Adirondack in Red Pepper
- Pens: Staedtler Triplus Fineliners
- Film Strip Tape, Tissue Tape, Mini Staples: Tim Holtz
– Metal Clip: 7gypsies
- Sparkly Brad: Paper Studio
- Distress Ink: Ranger
- Other: White Office Tag, Black Sewing Thread
Step 1 – Spray 3 to 4 squirts of Color Wash on a craft mat.
Step 2 – Dip a paintbrush into water and then swirl your color wash around with your paintbrush creating a small puddle of paint.
Step 3 – Start painting your cardstock. You can paint as little or as much as you like, depending on how much of the cardstock you want to cover.
Step 4 – With every layer of color wash paint you add, the colors will get deeper and darker. If you think it’s too dark you can swipe a paper towel across it while it’s still wet. You will probably need to add more color mist and water during the painting process depending on how much paint you use.
* Note}: I always like to leave the “Logo strip” along the bottom of the cardstock on until I have finished the painting process! Then I cut it off right before I get ready to sand and set it aside to use later.
Step 5-Grab your Core’dinations Sand it Gadget and sand away! On this particular layout, I chose to sand the edges of the cardstock sheet and also various areas towards the top of the sheet where my paint was a little lighter. This resulted in a really cool texture effect!
Step 6 – Grab your color wash and spray a couple of mists onto your cardstock. (I personally like to choose 2-3 areas to mist. I don’t want it to overwhelm my page and it also helps if you have an idea of where your picture is going to be placed so you can spray the areas you know will not be covered up.)
Step 7 – Hold the cap of the color wash bottle and squeeze. Large drops will fall out of the bottom of the tube. I like to call this Cap Dropping. It’s an easy way to get big drops, if you don’t want larger drops than simply skip this step.
Now remember how I said I save my “Logo Strips” to use later? Well here’s what I did with my leftover strip!
I cut the strip in different sections and sizes. This way I ended up with some of the painted portion without words, and the others I just flipped over to use the kraft core side without writing.
Then I simply adhered the small strips of cardstock along the top portion of my layout in a collage like fashion. I even turned up a couple of the edges of the kraft strips so that a little of the red painted side would show. I completed this look by sewing over my paper strips, but you could also create a faux stitch using pens!
Here is what it looks like almost done. You just need to embellish and you are read to go!
Looking for ways to use our Tim Holtz Kraft-Core collection?
Tim Holtz and Core’dinations collaborate once again and introduced this rustic blend of colors on natural kraft cardstock.
This pack is available in a 24 assorted pack and individual 12×12 sheets. It looks beautiful sanded, distressed or leave it as is.
Here are some designs to help inspire you.
Designer Shaunte Wadley
Designer Debbie Standard
Today we want to honor all of those men and women that serve our country and their families.
Thank you. Thank you! For keeping us safe, for your dedication, for your sacrifice.
Design Team Member Andrea Amu created this gorgeous Liberty block for us today. We should all have one of these to remind us every day of the sacrifices those brave men and women make for us!
Don’t forget about Monday!
We will see you then!!!
Did you know that Core’dinations has three amazing teachers? This wonderful team of industry leading designers will be creating quarterly classes JUST for the Core blog and your inspiration!
We are working on an exclusive section of our website just for them so stay tuned for more details on that SOON!
Today have a gorgeous candle created by Core Teacher Cari Locken. For more of Cari’s projects check out her blog here. This would make a gorgeous housewarming present over the holidays. You can use this color palette or even change it up with some reds and greens for Christmas or an color palette for that special occasion.
Instructions for “Fall is in the Air” Candle Decoration
Core’dination Colorcore cardstock:
Brownie 1440 CD040
Coconut Cream 1380 C020
Cardinal 420 OG020
Tank 430 OG030
Stylus (or scoring board)
Cricut Expressions or die-cut machine
Mickey & Friends & Stretch Your Imagination cartridges
Adhesives (tape runner, double sided tape, pop dots)
Step 1: Base
1. Cut a piece of Heritage Kraft to 2 1/2”x 10”. Run the cardstock through your Fiskars paper crimper so that the lines are going vertical when it is put on the candle.
3. Wrap around the candle and adhere it place (the ends will overlap slighty).
Step 2: Label strips
1. Cut two small strips of Brownie to approx. 3/8” x 12”.
2. Place a strip of cardstock through the Dymo Labeler and “type” the words that you want on your strips of cardstock. Repeat this process with the other strip of cardstock.
4. Adhere one strip along the top edge of the base and the other strip along the bottom edge of the base. Trim ends as necessary
Step 3: Creating the leaves and acorns
1. Using the Cricut Expression (or other die-cut machine) and the Mickey Mouse & Friends cartridge cut leaves like this:
<chip-s> Shadow:Base/Icon @ 2 1/2” from Cardinal 2 times.
<chip-s> Shadow:Base/Icon @ 2 1/2” from Tank 2 times.3.
<chip-s> Shadow:Base/Icon @ 2 1/2” from Autumn 2 times.
<Squirl> Layers @ 1 1/2” from Coconut Cream and then again from Brownie.
and repeat again two more times at 1” from Coconut Cream & Brownie.
2. Now cut the acorns using Stretch Your Imagination cartridge:
3. Take the leaves and use a stylus and the cutting channel of your paper trimmer (or a scoreboard) and make some scored lines on the backside of the cardstock resembling the “veins” on the leaves.
4. Carefully sand the embossed lines with a Sand it Gadget and clean off with the Dust Buddy.
Step 4: Assembly
1. Cluster the leaves together in groups of 3 and adhere to the base of the candle. One near the top and one cluster near the bottom edge.
2. Tie some string around the upper edge of the base cardstock (just below the word strip).
3. Adhere the acorns in a cluster in the center of the leaves and use a pop dot to adhere the larger one.
And one more shot of the finished project…