Stampendous Day Five!

October 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co., Stampendous

Welcome to our Fifth Day of our week with Stampendous! We couldn’t be more excited than to share gorgeous projects with you featuring Core’dinations and Stampendous products all week long!

We love Stampendous and their products so make sure you do a few things for us while you are here this week.

1.) Like them on Facebook. AND  2.)  Follow them on Pinterest. Oh and if you tweat, 3.) Follow them on Twitter here.

And we have a blog hop for you, too!

Here is a list to hop along…make sure you do as we are giving away prizes ALL WEEK LONG for those that are commenting and having fun.

Stampendous Blog

Char Dobson

April Derrick

Core’dinations Blog (pssst that’s us!)

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Rhea Weigand

And for inspiration here today, we have a project from Design team Member Melissa Oliveira.

For this layout, I used the Cling Decorative Grate CRR145 stamp from Stampendous. I stamped it onto Snowflake core, stamping the image twice with each inking, creating one dark image and one lighter image. I trimmed the images from the cardstock and layered two light and one dark image onto a piece of whitewash cardstock. Lines were scored around the stamped layers creating a “window pane” type of effect.

The trio of rosettes was created by punching large scalloped circles, sanding them and tearing them in a spiral shape, then twisting them around the end of a stylus and adhering with a glue dot. A turquoise pearl from Queen&Co. was used in the center of each rosette to mimic the baby’s headband in the photo.

I created the banner by punching a border along the edge of a strip of Chocolate Box cardstock then trimming 1 inch strips up the border design. Alphabet stickers were added and the pieces were adhered over bakers twine. Journaling was done on a lightly sanded piece of Whitewash using a typewriter. I used a pink die cut square layer that I cute from a die from Lifestyle Crafts and the cardstock is from the 6×6 Spotted collection.

And a close up of those gorgeous flowers!!! Add some May Arts Ribbon and other details and you have a great layout.

Have you seen our New Releases?

July 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics, Tim Holtz


But don’t forget about our Hard Core Crop going on! I cannot begin to tell you how AWESOME the challenges are the amazing entries we have been receiving! They are stunning, creative and just plain AWESOME!

Challenges posted HERE and our Facebook Event page is HERE!

Have you seen our BRAND NEW Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions collection? Great color collections for every season and favorite time of the year with core’dinating embossed sentiments.

AND our specialty collections are now available in 6×6! Wahoooooo!

Same great Core’dinations Cardstock but in a convenient size.

We are shipping now so ask your favorite retailer to order these!

They are perfect for cardmakers AND paper crafters!

Hard Core Guest Designer Kristine Davidson

July 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Are you cropping Hard Core Style???

Challenges are posted HERE and our Facebook Event page is HERE! Come join the fun!

We have some talented Guest Designers that put together challenges for us for our Hard Core Crop!

Our  second Guest Designer for the Hard Core Crop, Kristine Davidson!

Here is all little bit about Kristine and don’t forget to check out her Sketch Challenge for the crop here.

Kristine Davidson lives in Quispamsis New Brunswick, Canada with her scrap supportive husband Stephen of 11 years, and their 11 year old cat Eddie often seen in her scrapbook pages! She works full time as a sales and service agent for an airline and loves to spend her spare time enjoying browsing online, creating, and watching her favorite reality shows! Kristine has been an avid scrapbooker for over 6 years and addicted to pop dots, diecuts and paper!  She loves a good sketch challenge and the outcome of creating that perfect page! Kristine is the founder of Creative Scrappers and the publisher of the Creating with Sketches eBook.You can visit Kristine’s personal blog here. Make sure to check out her Creative Scrappers sketch challenge blog as well!

Here is the direct link to her awesome sketch challenge using the sketch below!

Here is the Master Challenge list for you….Remember you have until July 22nd at midnight EST to get things linked to the appropriate Designer blog.

Remember Crop Rules posted are HERE (they are copied and pasted below, too) and Guest Designer information is posted HERE.

We have the DT Member listed, what the challenge is, and the Core Prize pack being offered.  Cards are welcome, too! Just make sure you follow the challenge guidelines of the challenge.

Day 1 July 17th
1. Lydia -Ad challenge – Chocolate Box
2. Kim -Trendy things- White wash
3. Char -Antiquing- Core Essentials
4. Debbie – Cardstock only- Core Essentials
5. Jennifer -Strip It- Challenge- Core-prize pack
6. Melissa-handmade embellishment challenge- Vintage Cardstock
7. Andrea- Core Die Cut challenge – Core Cuts

Day 2 July 18th
8. Lydia- Color Challenge – Spotted Collection
9. Ellen – Pinterest Challenge – Glitter Silk
10. Char – journalling – Core essentials
12. Debbie- All Cardstock Challenge – Core Amour
13. Cari – scoring challenge- Tim Holtz Kraft Core
14. Kristine – sketch – Core Prize pack

Designers should have their challenges posted first thing in the morning (without unforeseen technical difficulties) but we are using the linkitz thing for the first time  (or at least I am, lol) so keep checking back and as they get posted… I will update  this list as we get going.

Thanks so much and we couldn’t be more EXCITED!

See some guidelines below:

The crop dates are July 17th through the 22nd 2012. Designers will be posting their challenges on their individual blogs on Tuesday, July17th. We have designers from all over the world so please be patient as the time zones will vary but they will do their best to have them up first thing Tuesday Morning.

Challenges will be posted on Day 1 and Day 2 and you will have through Sunday Night, July 22nd at midnight EST to get them posted. Schedule posted Monday. All questions should be directed to the Core blog to THIS post or on our Facebook Hard Core Crop page here.

Each Designer will post their challenge on their blog with Linkitz. You will need to link your project to that post, again, by midnight EST July 22nd, 2012.  This way you can post your projects on your blog, Flicker, Pinterest, Photobucket or whatever photo sharing site you use and then just link them. We will have a master challenge list here on the Core Blog for you so that you can keep track of all the challenges easily. Challenges will be for layouts and cards so everyone will be able to find some challenges they will enjoy. All you need is Core’dinations Cardstock. You must use Core on your creations to be eligible. Each designer will highlight a certain line of Core but you can use any kind you wish for that challenge as long as it is Core’dinations.

We will also be posting tidbits and fun stuff on our Facebook Event page HERE so stay close because we will have some fun random challenges going on there throughout the week, too!

SO…how do you win some Core???

Designers will pick an entry from their blog to win the Core’dinations Cardstock designated that day. Our team is looking for creative uses for Core (and other things like following rules, etc). Get creative and show off you use that Core’dinations Cardstock!

On (or around)July 27th, 2012, a master list of winners will be posted on the Core blog so please make sure you check back then to see if you won!  (Designers will be posting on their individual blogs as well). The more challenges you participate in, the better you chances of winning! You may do each challenge as many times as you wish but you may not combine challenges. We also ask since our Designers and Team have put a lot of time in to this crop that these are newly created projects just for this event.

So get those photos printed…stock up on adhesive…we are ready!

Happy Canada Day!

June 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

I know that Canada Day isn’t for a few days but we wanted  to share a project with you to create just in time for that special day!
Design Team Member Char Dobson created this gorgeous project for you today with her daughter for our series Kids Krafts & Core.
Project: Canada Day Mini-Album
Techniques: sanding, paper tearing,  stamping
Other supplies: Paper lunch bags, Crop-a-Dile, Jute, Cricut Go Canada cartridge, Quickutz Canadian Collection die set, Sakura black journaling pen, Ranger Distress Ink in black, Pink by Design Canada stamp set, Images printed from the internet
Notes: We really wanted to do a project showcasing what we love about Canada; and thins that make us proud to be Canadian. My daughter chose the theme and design for each page on her own. So not only are you experiencing her artwork through this mini-album, but her own true feelings about being a Canadian as well. I mostly just ran the Cricut and helped to glue down some of those fussy phrases!
Don’t be afraid to use found objects in your house. Char actually used a wooden maple leaf that had in her house. They traced it using a stylus!
Making a mini album about your country is a great way for children to learn first hand about their country.
Trust us!!!
Kids LOVE sanding with their Sand It Gadgets!!! The Spotted collection is a perfect line because kids can see the dots right away. Don’t forget about our spotted in 6×6 …perfect for mini albums!
Paper tearing is a super simple way for kids to really explore texture AND it’s FUN!
Have your kids journal directly on the Core Cardstock like Char’s daughter did here!
And a cute stamped image on the back!

Core’dinations and Cards with Authentique Day TWO!

May 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

GOOD Morning!

We are here with a super fun week with Authentique. If you have been here before for our blog swap weeks, you know the drill. Comment ALL WEEK LONG for a chance to win some Core’dinations! If you post every day, that is five chances to WIN!

AND…DID YOU SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE RECENTLY????? We have 5936 5946 Likes. How cool is that?  We are less than 70 60 away from 6K and we want to make that happen this week. SO PLEASE help us get there!  Shout it from the roof tops, tell you friends…SHARE  this Core & Authentique badge with your friends. 6k or Bust!

We couldn’t be more excited than to do it this week with our friends over at Authentique.

We have a some Tim Holtz Kraft Core up for grabs. Who wants some????  If we get to 6k this week will give some away and it COULD BE YOU! Just help us on Facebook’s that easy!

So how can you win this week:

1.) Comment on our blog all week long.

2.) Help us get to 6k of Facebook by sharing with your friends, shouting from the rooftops how much you LOVE Core and Authentique, doing a dance…just kidding  with that last part but we would still love to see it 😉

3.) Head over to the Authentique blog for chances to win, too! If  you comment over on their blog, you can win some Authentique, too!!!!! Here is a link to their Facebook page, too. While you are on Facebook helping us get to 6000 likes, stop by and say “HI!”

So let’s get started.

There is nothing better than 6×6 paper pads. We just love them here at Core and even have some in our Spotted Collection now!

Well, if you are familiar with Authentique, than you know that with each line they create….there is a 6×6 paper pad that cardmakers just LOVE!  So today we used those paper pads from the Carefree Collection and paired with them with some Core on some cards. Our design team did a gorgeous job!!! Check out all that embossing….{sigh!} All the patterns look so great together. Did you know that we have Core Cards that make card making even EASIER?  Boxed sets of pre folded cards with envelopes!!!

AND the premade sentiments that come with Authentiques collections are perfect to just put on a card and go! When you are done don’t forget to check out their blog for more inspiration!

Debbie Standard:

Char Dobson:

Shaunte Wadley:

Sweet Stamp Shop DAY FOUR!

April 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket

Gooooood Morning! Man, Day FOUR already?  Time flies when you are inspired, huh?

We are here this week with some fun projects from Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps. You know the drill…comment here on the blog ALL WEEK long AND over on our FACEBOOK PAGE for the chance to win some Core goodies. Make sure you check out their store for  some CUTE stamps and their blog for a chance to win, too!

Today Design Team Member Debbie Standard is up again today with more cards. She just knocks them out left and right and these two cards are no exception..she worked the Sweet Stamp Shop stamps!

Does this Woodgrain cardstock look familiar?  Well….it is just TOO perfect with this fun little raccoon!  And Whitewash is just the perfect accent for clouds, don’t you think?

And our 6×6 Spotted Collection pads are perfect for all you cardmakers!!!

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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