Fabulous Friday

March 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Jillibean Soup

So I hope you have loads of good things to do this weekend! And if  you are crafting, I hope it’s gonna be with some Core.

Need some inspiration?  Don’t forget about our Hard Core Crafter program! We just loaded some new videos just in time for the weekend for you to get crafty. Join or Login in here. You don’t want to miss out on exclusive videos AND giveaways!!!

Today we have some super cute mini’s from Design Team Member Leica Forrest. using some Jillibean Soup Core Impressions.

The Jenni Bowlin Mini Calendar papers are the perfect fit for the front page of this album, don’t you think???

She Shoots….

March 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jillibean Soup, Petaloo, Spellbinders

SHE SCORS!

Well…not the scoring you might see at a football game…but the FUN kind of SCORING! We highlighted scoring yesterday on the blog and I just happen to come across a few more amazing examples of how to SCOR with CORE ;)

We love love to scor here at Core. If you haven’t scor’d before than PLEASE check out our Technique Videos here. LOADS of inspiration and REMEMBER to scor from the BACK of your Core so when you sand the front with your Sand It Gadget, that gorgeous core shines through.

First up we have a layout from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia created her own design here just by scoring! You can create a patchwork design like this and the outline around the layout to frame it, too. SO easy yet SO much impact.

Lydia used Tim Holtz Kraft Core as her base and some Core Essentials and added some great details from Jillibean Soup.

And design Team Member Melissa Oliveira used this month’s Colour Lover’s Inspiration palette for this layout. See how Melissa used scoring to frame the layers of the layout? Gorgeous gorgeous! I cannot  tell you how easy this technique is and how much impact it can have on your layouts with Core’dinatons Colorcore Cardstock!

Here is a little about scoring from Melissa, “Scoring is my favorite way to add some extra visual interest without added bulk or additional layers.”  I AGREE, do you?

And Melissa used her Petaloo flowers that match Core PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!

And a Spellbinder’s Die for the shape…

Colour Lover’s Challenge Palette

March 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jillibean Soup, Petaloo, Queen & Co.

We have some more  inspiration for you for the March’s Colour Lover’s Challenge! It’s got a little bit of green for St Patty’s Day and some other gorgeous accent colors that scream SPRING!  Make sure you follow us on Pinterest to see more of these amazing colour palettes.

{photo credit Pinterest}

Today we have a layout from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson using oooooodles of embossing on her Core Essentials!

So many amazing things about this layout…the photo! And the little Queen & Co accents {did you know that Queen & Co. and Core have a color matching program?!} Speaking of color matching……see those gorgeous Petaloo flowers that match perfectly???  We make it easy for you, don’t we?  Also,  Lydia used her label maker on the Whitewash for her journaling! If you haven’t seen this technique yet make sure you check out our Technique videos HERE.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jillibean Soup

What better way to celebrate a day of love with a fabulous class???

Speaking of classes! OUR BRAND NEW CORE TEACHER PAGE is up! How cool is that? Make sure you check it out because we have an amazing team of teachers that will design classes just for you!  What is a Core Teacher exactly?  Well, they can design classes just for you! If you are a retailer wanting to do a Core Class but not sure how to get started or just need an idea this fabulous team is just for YOU.  Stay tuned for more projects from them on our site under the

We have a special treat for you today from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia is teaching a class at Scrapbookin’ Adventures in Canada as a Guest Designer on February 22!  Here are some sneaks for the class! I spy hearts….Tim Holtz Kraft Core….Jillibean Soup = L.O.V.E!

If you are in the area make sure you sign up. Limited seats are being offered!

Day FIVE of our Design Team’s Favorite Things

December 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jillibean Soup, Pink Paislee

Happy Friday!

Don’t forget…we will be here tomorrow and Sunday, too!

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!

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  ARE WORKING OUR WAY TO 5000 FANS! CAN YOU HELP US GET THERE? LIKE US ON FACEBOOK IF YOU DON’T ALREADY! TELL YOU FRIENDS…FAMILY…EVERYONE! WE DO GIVEAWAY OVER THERE, TOO ;)

4.) Please note: we will not be shipping to winners until January due to the Holidays. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com to claim prize. Please include “Favorite Things” in the email title and name, address, and phone number if international.

Who wants a winner??? Yesterday’s winner of the  Tim Holtz Adirondack Collection pack is….


Karen K says:
December 16, 2011 at 1:14 am

Cute layouts. That sister love one is so darn cute. What a great choice for a favorite the Tim Holtz Adirondack Cardstock. It would be a fun one to work with.


So….ready for some inspiration and give-a-ways????

Today is all about Core’dinatons SPOTTED Collections.

This is one of our most versatile collections today. The Tillie spots are bigger and perfect for layouts and the Jillian spots are a bit smaller and closer together and are great for layouts and cardmakers, too. Just what every paper crafter needs in their day-to-day supplies.

First up we have Design Team Member Lydia Jackson with some Jillian AND Tillie cardstock on one layout and she used some patterned paper from our friends over at Jilliebean Soup.

And this is what we are talking about when we say this cardstock is versatile.

Check out this layout from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress…different color palette yet SAME GREAT cardstock and gorgeous,gorgeous layout.

And anyone have any guesses as to what patterned paper Kim used on that layout?

Yep, you guessed it. PINK PAISLEE. Why am I asking?

BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO GIVEAWAYS TODAY! Yes, you heard me right. TWO!

We have a Pink Paislee Core Impressions cardstock collection pack to giveaway today, too!

YIPPPPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Here is a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard using some Pink Paislee Core Impressions:

See you tomorrow. We will be here all weekend long!!!

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