It’s the Luck of the Irish

March 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Tim Holtz

Here on the Core blog this week!

We have  a special treat from Core Teacher Vicki Boutin for you today!

What a way to to show off all the amazing colors and textures of Core’dinations cardstock. Our color families core’dinate in each line so you can mix and match them easily.

Here is a little bit about this layout from Vicki:

“We love St Patrick’s Day around here.  Not for the traditional reasons as much as the fact that it is my son Riley’s birthday!!!  We wear the green, get the Shamrock shakes from McDonalds and enjoy celebrating a “green” birthday.  So when I received a box of new Core’dinations I knew I wanted to put something together for a St Paddy’s Day layout.
I cut out a large shamrock shape for a base.  I then proceeded to punch a bunch of circles from Core Couture , Gemstones, Vintage, Spotted Jillian and Tillie and Core Essentials.  I layered the circles from the bottom of the shamrock up.
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Love how this turned out!!!  I used the back of Tim Holtz Kraft Core and a sheet of Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions for the base.
Hope you get into the St Patrick’s Day fun and make something special to commemorate the day!”

Day 2 of our Imaginisce Party!

March 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

How much did you LOVE yesterday’s project from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress?

REMEMBER…you can post on our blog here all week long for a chance to win. We will put all of the comments in random. org and pick one random winner from ALL the  blog posts ….  the more you comment the more you can WIN WIN WIN! AND we will pick one lucky winner from our Facebook page, too!

AND…yes there is more! Imaginisce is giving away goodies on their blog, too! Of course there is loads inspiration over on their blog as well. PLEASE head over to their Facebook page as well. If you don’t like them, well you should! And if you already do…awesome! Tell them we said HI! Cannot wait to see how they work some Core!

Today we have layouts galore for you from our ever inspiring Design Team!

We got to play with the i-Rock.

First up is Design Team Member Melissa Oliviera using some red Glam Rocks and Core Essentials and Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions:

And a close up of some of that great detail:

And Design Team Member Debbie Standard created this gorgeous layout with some BasicGrey Core Impressions:

And Debbie gave us some close up to check out those Glam Rocks! See how she put them in the little embossed circles? Brilliant!

AND………… Design Team Member April Derrick! How much do you love the Rain drops on this layout with the sweetest photo you have ever seeeeeeen! Looks beautiful with some Vintage Cardstock.

See you tomorrow!

Monday…Monday…

February 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Pink Paislee

Just a reminder …Don’t forget about our Core Colour Challenge!

Only nine days left to get those entries in and a Core pack of cardstock is up for grabs!!! More details here.

Today we have some fun layouts from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira.

Melissa works the 8.5×11″! check out the tone on tone embossed hears!!!! LOVE!!!

Here is a little bit about this layout from Melissa, “the embossed hearts were cut from the left over strip from trimming the background to a 8 1/2 x 11 size. I just embossed, sanded, and popped them up with foam tape for a little added dimension. I sanded then inked the Jenni Bowlin butterfly Core Impressions that is behind the title work. I really like the way the sanded areas take to the ranger distress inks.”

And speaking of love…..

How sweet is this?  That chevron Pink Paislee Core Impressions is too perfect! SO many great details, don’t you think? Melissa used her BasicGrey embossing folders for the hearts.

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, May Arts Ribbon, Maya Road

Yes…it is that time of year!

Ready for some Valentine’s Day cards? Cards have never been easier with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.

Before we get started, don’t forget to sign up for our NEW Hard Core Crafter program! Details are here.

You will get access to tons of giveaways….EXCLUSIVE videos….and it is FREE!!!!

Design Team Member Debbie Standard created some gorgeous cards for us today focusing on black and red anchored with a neutral base. Just love how it pops off the page!

No one does red and black like Jenni Bowlin! Debbie used the Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions Red and Black on this card with some other fabulous embellies.

Debbie embossed some Black Magic for this card and painted the Maya Road hearts in red to match.  Don’t forget that May Arts ribbon!!!!!!!!!!!!

Faves of 2011

December 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Tim Holtz

So over the next few weeks our Design Team is putting together some of their favorite projects from 2011.

Starting us off is Design Team Member Kim Jeffress!

How much do you love the colors on this layout?  Kim used the Spotted Collection and some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core.

There is a lot of amazing detail on this layout…such as the splatter paint on the sanded dots and the subtle inking around the elements on the page.

And next up is a layout of Kim herself using some of that Gorgeous BasicGrey Core Impressions! Notice how Kim sanded the Core Impressions randomly? Just spots of the core coming through here and there.

And a card of course!

Love love these Jenni Bowlin mini calendar pages! PERFECT for cards and everything goes better with an umbrella!

Day SEVEN of our Design Team’s Favorite Things

December 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

So how is your weekend?

From now until Christmas Eve we are showcasing our Design Team’s Favorite cardstock. Each designer picked a few of their favorite lines and created some gorgeous projects for you showcasing why they love it so much.

Then, on that day, just by commenting on that post, you have the chance to win! AND some days we might be showcasing more than one line … like today! ;)

Here is how it works:

1.) We post every day. The following day we pick a winner and then start over so keep coming back! (Except for this weekend)

2.) You have all day and night to post. Yes, you heard me! You can win up until the next day when I pick a winner when I get up. We want our international fans to be able to win and they are normally sleeping now ;)

3.) Want additional chances to win?  Comment on Facebook and share the excitement on your blogs! If you share on your blog, come back here and link us up. Remember, you can do it every day for more chances to win!

WE LOVE our FACEBOOK FANS! And we do LOADS of giveaways over there, too. Make sure you like us to be able to win ;)

4.) Please note: we will not be shipping to winners until the January due to the Holidays. And winners from this weekend will be posted Monday Morning.

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So….ready for some inspiration and give-a-ways???? We have TWO for you again today!

Today is all about our Core Impressions Jenni Bowlin Everyday Collection AND Black Magic.

These two lines are so perfect for any paper crafter.  Having some Core Impressions and Black Magic is an essential in your stash.

Let’s start with Design Team Member Char Dobson’s layout. This piece of Whitewash in the classic Country Store design is one of my faves, too! Love how Char sanded it and then inked it. Remember! Use your Dust Buddy after sanding, it will clean up the dust and keep your ink pad clean.

Char also added bits and pieces of the other cardstock in this collection, too. We all {heart} buttons, don’t we??? And that cute little August subtitle above the banner is from the mini pads of the JBS collection.

Next up is some Black Magic. There is something magical about this cardstock, for sure!  You gotta love the outlining technique that Char uses on this cardstock. We have a great video here for more tips!


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