Introducing

June 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft

This week we have a fun week in store for you….we are introducing our NEW 2011 Design Team.  For this special week, each Design Team member created a layout all about themselves.  We will be updating galleries daily with new projects from the team so make sure you check their galleries often!

First up is Lecia Forrest.  Here is a little bit about Lecia in her own words:

I have been creative and passionate about art since I was able to hold a crayon. Constantly drawing on walls and signing my little sisters name to the artwork, I’ve embraced all the creativeness that scrapbooking brings. I first discovered it when I started traveling all over the world and realized I wanted to remember my experiences forever. Then I married the man of my dreams, and we had 2 boys (Riley:7, Jager:5) and a little girl (Ireland: almost 3). Now you will find me embracing the life of a mommy while still teaching locally and traveling internationally teaching scrapbooking and altered art classes where you are sure to have a good time laughing and learning. I have been published in U.S. & Canadian magazines, international websites and blogs. I have also worked on design/educator teams for many of the industry’s leading manufacturers. Currently I am an endorsed educator for Tattered Angels, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ,Vintage Street Market, Urban Swank and Core’dinations.

To visit her gallery, click hereTo visit my blog, click here.

Check out the cool details Lecia did with the doilies!  And the black accents on the edge of the cut out, shaped Basic Grey Core Impressions and My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions! Mixing and matching Core is  SO much FUN!


Next up is Lydia Jackson.  Here is a little bit about Lydia in her own words:

My name is Lydia Jackson and I live on the beautiful west coast of Canada, I am a SAHM, with two little boys who are my whole world. I am married to an adoring husband, who loves me, keeps me grounded and supports my addiction to paper. I love life and all it’s imperfections, and I live by and struggle with my motto, believe and anything is possible. I have been formally scrapbooking for 11 years, but I have been a crafter my whole life. I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Core-dinations design team, for me, it is a dream come true.

To visit her gallery, click hereTo visit my blog, click here.

Check out that embossing over the photo! So cool Lydia!!!

Feels Like It’s Time for a Challenge!

June 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, Maya Road

It’s June 1st. Let’s kick of this month with a fun CHALLENGE!

What do you think?

We just loved this technique that Melissa Oliveira shared with us yesterday on the blog that we wanted to extend the invitation to try it to YOU!

Journaling is such an important part of a scrapbookers journey to preserve memories and tell stories.

SO for this challenge….we want to see your Journaling. It doesn’t have to be this specific technique…you can journal any way you choose.

But  for this challenge there are a few things you must do:

1) JOURNAL

2.) Use Core’dinations Cardstock (it must be a visible component of the layout).

3.)  Link your project to THIS blog post or post it on our Facebook page. Make sure you “like” us, too!

4.) Show off a cool Core technique and we will throw in an additional chance to win!

The rest is up to you!

And how could I forget??? Of Course a random Winner will win some CORE’DINATIONS CARDSTOCK!

Here is a layout from Melissa Oliveira to get you inspired on the many ways you can journal on your Core.  The possibilities are endless and we can’t wait to see what you can do! For this layout she sanded where she journaled AND scored her journal lines. Brilliant!!!

Deadline for this challenge is two weeks…June 15th by midnight PST.

Core’dinations used: Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions, Basic Grey Core Impressions Ornate collection, Core Essentials.

And a close-up!

It’s in the Details

May 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today’s layout is from Melissa Oliveira. The details on this layout are amazing!!!

She shared a little bit about this gorgeous project with us today, too.  Make sure you take the time and

check out every detail there are so many beautiful things to look at…


To create the clouds, I hand cut a chipboard cloud shape and temporarily adhered it to the back side of the blue background paper (which I first distressed the edges of) and lightly sanded over the template to create a soft cloud image on the base of the page. I then traced the template onto a piece of Whitewash cardstock and trimmed the clouds slightly inside the traced line to create smaller images that would fit inside the sanded background images. The cloud shapes were embossed with a swirl design using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and my Big Shot. Once the clouds were sanded I machine stitched them and added them to the layout.

The base for the house was cut from a piece of Whitewash that I edge distressed and scored from the back side of the paper and sanded to emulate the look of clapboard siding. For the roof, I sanded a piece of Basic Grey Core Impressions and cut it into scalloped strips then layered them with foam tape onto a triangle piece of cardstock.

The journaling strips were sanded and inked for extra detail before being stamped .


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