Designer Layouts with Kim Moreno

December 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket

Can you belive Christmas is over and in two days it will be 2014?  We thought it would be a cool idea to show you some layouts that focus on important days we celebrated in 2013 today. Kim Moreno has some layouts focusing on her kids and some milestones they celebrated this year. ENJOY!

 

With the rough background in this picture I knew the woodgrain Core Impression paper would be perfect for this layout. I chose the purple and navy to coordinate with the colors from the photo and then purple is their favorite color so I had to add that in there somehow! I wanted to keep the layout fairly simple to focus on this awesome photo of the two of them!
I sanded the background woodgrain paper to bring out the lighter color core of the paper. I then chose border punches that not only cut but had an embossed image as well and sanded them slightly and layered them for a fun look. I used an embossing folder to create the dots on the cut out heart.
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Coredinations: Cosmo Cricket Core Impression, Core Essentials (Dahlia, Navy, French Roast), GlitterSilk (silver)
Heidi Swapp letters
Pink Paislee chipboard arrows
Martha Stewart border punches
Cuttlebug machine and embossing folders
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EEEEK! I looove this big HUGE star!
This photo of my oldest son at the Texas State 7on7 tournament just pulls at my heart, this was the all seniors photo we took at the end of the tournament. Seriously, how can I have a senior already? He would say he loves this photo because it’s during the summer and he’s allowed to have to super, awesome, manly beard! ha!
I used my trusty Scor Pal (do y’all see a theme to my layouts? they feel naked without a border to me!) to create the lines around the edge of my layout and then sanded the Black Magic to reveal the orange color core. I love this pop of color! I then traced the big star from the orange cardstock and cut and punched the green stars and sanded the edges to give them some character and reveal the color core. I tore the edge of my orange cardstock and the edge of the tag to reveal the colored core as well. Notice printing directly onto the cardstock comes out awesome as well!
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Core’dinations: Black Magic (Shazam), Core Essentials (Orange, Parsley, Snowflake)
Core Tag (orange)
American Crafts letter stickers
Marvy Uchida star punch
Crate paper dots
Jillibean Soup “friends” sticker

Designer Mary Pat Siehl is working her Core magic today!

Hope you are ready for a GREAT weekend! Today we have some great layouts from Designer Mary Pat Siehl.  Here is a littl bit about these projects from Mary herself.

 

I love trying new techniques and Core Cardstock is just so perfect for everything. I love how it handles the different types of medium. For my project I first sanded the Spotted Cardstock. I then applied a light amount of paint. I then tore the cardstock to expose the Core. I then cut several embellishments using my Silhouette out of the Core and I lightly sanded them. ( I don’t know about you but I love making my own embellies!). Finally I added some of the new Smooth Core Tags. I am really addicted them right now!

 

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Supply list:
Cardstock- Tim Hotlz Distress Collection, Spotted 12×12
Tags- Core Smooth Tags
paper- Fancy Pants
Die Cut Tags- Elle’s Studio
wood veneer- freckled fawn
Misc. Paint
Sewing Machine
Silhouette
Sand It
Dust Buddy

And another layout working that Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions….

One of the things I love about Core Cardstock is that no matter what type of  Core cardstock you are using they all work together so nicely.  In this layout I used some of the Core Impressions mixed with some Core that I embossed myself.  I love how it looks all sanded.  The cardstock is so perfect for the base and main focus of your layout!

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 Supply list:

Cardstock- Core Impressions (Jillibean Soup), Cosmo Cricket Cream Woodgrain, Core Essentials Cardstock Pastels
Tags- Core’dinations Smooth Tags
paper- American Crafts, Elle’s Studio
Vellum – American Crafts
flair- a flair for buttons
twine- the stringery
wood veneer- studio calico and freckled fawn
alphabet stickers- jillibean soup and Glitz
Silhouette
Embossing folder- cuttlebug
Sand it
Dust Buddy

 

 

 

Happy Friday!

July 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, Fancy Pants, Jenni Bowlin

Only FOUR MORE sleeps until our FIRST ever Hard Core Crop!

Are you excited?!??!?!

Make sure you check out the rules and how you can earn a Guest Designer Spot with us!

Monday we will have a schedule posted for you as well and we have some very talented Guest Designers lined up for you, too!

Today we have a layout for you from Design Team Member Leica Forrest. How much do you love those muted tones with the pop of blue?! Leica mixed and matched all sorts of Core Impressions….Cosmo Cricket…Fancy Pants, Jenni Bowlin….looks FAB!

Loving this detail!

And a Card…not too late for those Graduation Cards! Loving all that ink over the embossing.

Fab-u-lous Friday with May Arts!

May 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, May Arts Ribbon

Please note: I just wanted to let everyone know that has won a prize from us within the last few weeks (NSD, our 6k FB giveaway..etc), that prizes will ship next week. We were busy getting out the 40 Tim Holtz Adirondack packs we gave away and our grand prize goodies to the winner. Now that those are shipping we can get everything else out, too!  Just wanted to keep you posted in case you were on the look out 😉

So we are here with our last day with May Arts Ribbon….did you have fun?!?!?!?

Again, make sure you check out the May Arts blog here for more chances to win and head over to their Facebook page because there will be some fun stuff going on, too!  You know we always give something away! So comment all week long on ANY blog post (up to five chances to win)  or on our Facebook page! Winner will be posted next Tuesday.

Today we have a bunch of projects for you that we just love and really sum up how much we LOVE May Arts!!!!

Some cards from Debbie Standard…Love how she picked up all the pink tones in the ribbon and accented them with the Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions.

And another card from Debbie…loving how she uses the big ribbon on cards!

And more of the gorgeous flowers that April used yesterday but this time on a card from Shaunte Wadley….so soft and pretty! Love the pink Whitewash against the Tim Holtz Kraft Core.

Back to the Grind…

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket

Good Monday Morning!

Did you scrap your heart out this weekend?  We did!

And we have some fun stuff going on!

THERE ARE TWO CHANCES TO WIN CORE GOODIES!  Head over to the BasicGrey blog to see how you can WIN TWO BasicGrey Core Impression packs!!!

AND we have our own challenge featuring Core Impressions…the old…the new…just use some Core Impressions on your layout for a chance to win your choice of any of CI packs (subject to availability) !!! Details HERE.

So today..we thought we would show you one of our very FIRST collection packs featuring Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions Classics. Design Team Member Debbie Standard used the Seedlings cardstock and sanded it and distressed the edges to really show off that colored Core.  Pair it with your favorite Cosmo Cricket cardstock or use it on its own…it is perfect for any scrapbookers collection.

Last Day of April!

April 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, Fancy Pants, May Arts Ribbon

Can you believe it?

It is! So here is one more layout using our April Colour Inspiration piece from Anthroplogy. If you love Pinterest…make sure you find us and follow us. We will follow you back, too!

Today we have a layout from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira using this gorgeous colour palette. We hope we inspire you!

Melissa used loads of Core Impressions and some fabulous May Arts Ribbon.

Here is the inspiration piece:

DON”T FORGET> TODAY IS THE VERY LAST DAY TO ENTER TO WIN!!!!

Make sure you check out our GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY going on right now. It’s HUGE…a value of over $700!!!! So make sure you enter today AND tell your friends! {when you enter it will give you the chance to send emails to your friends and  share on Facebook) The MORE we get signed up, the bigger and more frequent we giveaway prizes!

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