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
Welcome Vivian!! Beautiful layouts that brings your blooms to life. I so need to win this one, as I have an SD card full of flowers from Hawaii, Tennessee, and Nevada desert.
Creating with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered line is SO MUCH fun! This card was just perfect for using this line. Did you know that all the Kraft Core lines Core’dinate? Design Team Member Debbie Standard embossed the Core shattered and lightly sanded it so that it would show both the Shattered as well as the embossed image.
Debbie made this card using some of the Tim Holtz Shattered collection in the 6 X 6. This time she didn’t emboss it just left it as is. Then she layered it over Core Essentials Brights cardstock and stamped on the back of the white for the top of the card.
And a layout using some BasicGrey Core Impressions: According to Debbie, she loves creating layouts using some of the Core Impressions as the background . Sanded and dusted it creates such a great palette to use on your page.
Sand It Gadget
Today we are sharing some fabulous designs from one of our Special Projects gals. Cari Locken is a leading designer in the industry that has been with Core for years now. She creates special projects for us and she uses Core in her day-to-day creations, too!
Today we have some layouts to share with you from her that have been featured in leading publications within the industry. She really has an eye for color and really knows how to use Core. From scoring to embossing….you’ll see it here today! Cari really knows how to use that Core Essentials as is or add that perfect pop of technique.
How cool is this masking? Core and ink go great together! And again…that scoring detail is just perfect.
And one more….
For this layout Cari took the BasicGrey Core Impressions and turned it on its side! Love that kind of detail!
Good Tuesday Morning!
First up we have our CardMaps winner…………….
What a great giveaway! I just found out about Cardmaps and would love to win this magazine!
And we have our Sketch Winner, too! Kerrie Gurney come on down! We have a Core prize pack for you!
Donna & Kerrie..email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number by March 15th to claim your prize.
So how about Tuesday’s tip? I created this layout about our yearly St Patty’s Day parade. We go every year and just love, love it. It’s in a small town near us and it is CrAzY! The boys love it…they love the necklaces and the candy they get. I, of course, love the bagpipes. For this layout I used some Core Cuts, Core Couture, Spotted, Brights, Stacy Julian Core Impressions and Whimsy Core Impressions from BasicGrey.
I know we have said this a gazillion times before but it is amazing how EASILY our collection packs Core’dinate!
So what is the tip? I have a few for you today
1.) After distressing your edges, use a dark contrasting color to ink like I did here with black. I love the way it looks against the pink Core Couture cardstock.
2.) Use pre-embossed cardstock, like our Core Impressions lines or Step two layers from David Tutera Celebrate, for your die cuts. It is so so easy! It is just one less step then embossing them yourself.
I used Lifestyle Crafts dies for this layout.
And my last tip is…..
3.) Use of the large tags from Step 3 David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system for a journaling tag. One of our smaller tags wasn’t big enough for what I wanted to say so I reached for one of these. Plus the cardstock is smooth.
Please note the Stacy Julian Cardstock is no longer available as it has been discontinued. Stamps are Lawn Fawn, Ink by Memento, tickets are Maya Road and misc buttons from my stash, Glue Arts adhesive.
AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL HERE!!!!!!!! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER!!!!
Didn’t win this time? Don’t forget about about our $100 David Tutera giveway HERE!
Hi! Ellen here with my take on Lydia’s sketch. Not much time so hurry up and LINK YOURS HERE or share it on our Facebook page!
My Tuesday Tip is all about scraps so keep reading
And in case you missed it…here is the sketch from Designer Lydia Jackson:
Here are some close ups …the first one is of the BasicGrey Core Impressions and some of the scoring with my Score-Pal:
Next up the butterflies…I like to mix up the embossing folders with the dies. Folders are a mix of STampin’ Up! And Darice. Embellies are a mix of Studio Calico and October Afternoon.
AND ..last but not least…
My Tuesday Tip is to use those scraps. Now, if you are like me you need to do this right away or I end up putting them on a pile in my desk. So if I don’t use them on a card or another project immediately then I probably won’t.
So here is my card with my left over butterflies. The base is Pink Paislee Modern Prints Core Impressions and the envelope is from Maya Road. All Adhesives are from 3L and burlap string is from May Arts.