Happy Monday!

Sorry I am a little late today, the flu bug has hit our home and today hasn’t been so much fun. Thank goodness it’s today and not next week when our kids go back to school.

So what is on the agenda for today?  First we have a giveaway!!! Does that word ever get old? LOL! May Arts, our absolutely go to ribbon around here, is celebrating so check out how to win HERE!

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Next up we have Designer Kim Moreno with a  ffew gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous layouts!

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To create the hearts in the background of my layout I placed a chipboard heart behind my cardstock and slightly sanded over the top making sure to get the edges well so the heart would show clearly (the outlining technique).
I the layered the pre-embossed Spotted purple cardstock and the cuttlebug embossed grey paper to create my layout. I added white spotted cardstock and instead of inking the raised dots I simply rubbed them along the black cardstock and it picked up the “leftover” dust and colored the white spotted cardstock nicely. 
I then added my stickers and embellishments to complete my layout!

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Supplies:
Cardstock: Core’dinations (Spotted- Forge me not, BlackMagic- protect, Core Essentials- Argos, Snowflake)
Chipboard: Heidi Swapp (arrows), American Crafts (letters), Magistical Memories (heart used to sand)
Stickers: Jillibean Soup
Flowers: Creative Charms
Jewels: Queen & Co
Washi Tape: K&Co (black dot), scroll (unknown)
Cuttlebug machine and embossing folders.

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Summer Lovin’ layout using loads and loads of Imaginisce goodies!

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And a close up:

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Using my scorpal I embossed the lines around the edge of my layout to frame the whole layout I then sanded the lines and the edge of my paper rather roughly tearing some of the edges to reveal the color core of the cardstock. I backed my photo in patterened paper and vintage cardstock tearing along the bottom to reveal the core. I also traced on the back of the vintage yellow cardstock and tore the pieces of the sunshine out and sanded the edges slightly to create the sunshine piece.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Core’dinations (Autumn & Lemonade- Vintage Collection), (Nassau Blue, Snowflake, & Sutter Butter- Core Essentials collection)
Patterned paper/ sticker/ die cuts: Imaginisce
Adhesive: Zapdots by Helmar
Tool: ScorPal

WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics, Imaginisce

Anyone up for some winners????????

First up let me show you this awesome pool party that Heather Kaegsen put together using loads of Core and Imaginisce goodies! How stinkin’ cute is this??? That is one party I want to go to for sure!

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We sure are!  We have a big list for you today because we have our week with Imaginisce Winner and our 10k Likes Facebook Celebration Winnners!  If you don’t like us on Facebook you should. We do fun stuff over there, too!

So first up…our random winner from this week with Imaginisce is…..

Christi Conley said…

Never really thought I “needed” an I-Rock – now I know I need it – I have never seen the raindrops :)

4:37 PM 

Christi, email Ellen_Sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address, country and phone number with “Imaginisce Winner” in the subject line.

and make sure you head over to the Imaginisce blog to see who won their giveaway.

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Next up is our list of winners for the $100 prize packs of Core, Cardmaps Vol. 3, May Arts Ribbon, Xyron goodies AND Stampendous stamp set.  PLEASE check your in box and junk mail if you see your name below. Please note that we are sending to the email you used to enter.  Winners have 7 days to respond with their information. If we don’t hear from you we will pick other winners. Prizes will be sent once we hear from all the winners so please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

Emails were successfully delivered so they should be in your inbox or check your junk folder. The subject line reads, ” Congratulations! You’ve won a $100 Prize Pack from Core’dinations!” Please follow the directions in the email carefully.

We are updating the list as we go…the names in RED we still need to hear from so if you know them let us know!

Donna L. United States
Terri  M. United States
Colleen F. United States
Kathy G. Canada
Angel C. United States
 Janet C. United States
Sylvia S.  United States
 Diana F. United States
Cheryl D. Canada
 Susie H. United States

Day Four with Imaginsice!

August 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce

Today is the last day for hopping. We will pick winners tomorrow so make sure you make your rounds today!

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 Our team had so much fun we have an extra layout for you from Designer Shaunte Wadley. I think Imaginisce goes with every single Core collection!

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We sure you hope you had fun this week and learned some great tips for your Core and Imaginsice stashes.   Here is today’s list. Make sure you hit all  of them for more chances to WIN!

Today’s List:

Core Designers:
Clare Buswell 
Gail Linder 
Jennifer Edwardson 

Imaginisce Designers

Adora Concepcion
Sara Zenger 
Suzanna Lee 

hmmmm….you might see this along the way! :)

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Did someone say prizes?  Look what is up for grabs? We will be posting winners on Friday!

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From Imaginisce:

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If you missed yesterday here you go:

Core Designers:

Ellen Sosnoski
Kim Moreno
Jill Lebbin

Imaginisce Designers:

Fleur Smith
Marcia Dehn-Nix
Apryl Holland
Mary Pat Siehl 

Cricut Cards with Andrea Amu

January 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce, May Arts Ribbon, Pink Paislee

Happy Hump Day!

Today we have some projects from Designer Andrea Amu. As usual Andrea works her Cricut and the Core…so many amazing details so grab that coffee and sit back and enjoy!

Loving all the Spotted and Core Essentials cardstock PLUS..some May Arts ribbon and Imaginisce iRock, too!

And how about some ch-ch-ch-chevron?!  The Core Impressions Pink Paislee Modern Prints collection has tons of great chevron prints. Swooooon! Andrea used the backside of the Chocolate Box and inked it for the first layer and then cut out pieces of the chevron and sanded  every other one, too!  Add a stamped sentiment and you are good to go. Love it!

Guest Designer Rebecca Keppel

September 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce, Jenni Bowlin

What a wonderful week we are having here at Core!

We are just FILLED to the brim with fun stuff for you. And today is another great day..we would like LOVE to introduce you to our September Guest Designer Rebecca Keppel. Rebecca has been a long time fan of Core’dinations and we are so happy to have her with us this month!

Here is a little bit about Rebecca:

In the beginning of 2005 I was a corporate attorney in San Francisco, but then my daughter was born and I became a stay at home mom. I started scrapbooking around that time and found the creative outlet a santity saver to say the least! We moved to Arizona and my son was born in 2007. They are the main stars of my scrapbooking show. I love practicing new photography skills on them and then creating layouts with those pictures. I’ve been blogging for about 4 years now and love sharing projects, ideas and photos on my blog. I also enjoy card making and creating mini albums and gifts for friends and family. I generally think of my style as clean with a focus on the photos, but with a definite fun twist. Two of my favorite additions to layouts are machine sewing and typewritten journaling. Since I started scrapbooking, along with my clean style has been a love of cardstock. I never create a project without at least a little of it. When I first discovered Core’dinations I couldn’t believe the dimension it added to my projects–there was nothing basic about cardstock anymore! I am so thrilled to be here as a guest deisgner and want to thank Core’dinations so much for this opportunity.

So how about a layout???

How cool is this idea?!

Rebecca used her Imaginisce distress tool (you know how much we love our Imaginisce here!) and this Sunburst Crafter’s Workshop Template and created this gorgeous sun!   She worked from the front of the Vintage Cardstock because you are distressing it (unlike when we work from the back with scoring).

Wow is this just awesome!

Finish it up with some Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, title and a few embellies and you have a fabulous layout!

We will have more amazing layouts from Rebecca later in the month so stay close!

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