Happy Thursday! Are you having fun yet?
We sure are!
This we began a TWO THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team! Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!
AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this every week day until the end of May so don’t go far!!!
Today’s winner will receive a pack of……
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email email@example.com by June 7 to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line. Please include address and phone number in the email.
So curious to see who is our winner from yesterday??????????
Omgosh! That is the most amazing layout!!! I just love the colors and all of that texture!
Today we have new Design Team Member…… Suzanna Lee!
Check out more about Suzanna and her projects on her blog HERE. Here is a little bit about her:
What can I say? I’m just a woman who is obsessed with her husband, her 2 kids, her camera (a Nikon!), living life to the fullest and preserving our memories as we go! Michael and I have been happily married for 14 years. Together we are raising two amazing children—Nikolas, 10, and Mia,almost 7.
I am very diverse when it comes to styles and techniques. I can’t claim any one as a main stay in my projects. I range from clean and simple to layered and packed with little details. The paper and photographs speak to me and I do what feels right. New styles, techniques, products, etc. are some of the major things that offer me inspiration. I am always excited to try new things and new opportunities, in life and with paper crafting.
When I’m not hiding behind my camera or cutting and creating both mess and beauty, I’m a physical therapist. I love what I do and love that it helps fund my hobby and collection! Who needs purses and shoes when you can have paper and embellishments?!
And how much do you loooooove the color combo of this layout??? I just love learning all these random bits about Suzanna.
And some close ups:
Ohhhhhh…embossing! Our 6×6 pads are a great way to add small deatils to layouts….they aren’t just for cards!
Now a little bit about Suzanna’s layout:
Every now and again, I try to do a page about myself. My kids love pouring through the albums and love seeing themselves but I know there will come a time when they will wish there was more of Mum and Dad. I know I love learning the little details of my parents’ lives. This layout served that purpose as well as sharing a little bit about myself with you. Random bits about Suzanna Lee. I literally wrote the first 5 thoughts that came to mind. I did say random! I also wanted to showcase how amazing core is! There is one piece of patterned paper on this page, the majority of the paper is Core of one type or another. All those different lines come together as a cohesive whole! Amazing!
Today we are sharing some fabulous designs from one of our Special Projects gals. Cari Locken is a leading designer in the industry that has been with Core for years now. She creates special projects for us and she uses Core in her day-to-day creations, too!
Today we have some layouts to share with you from her that have been featured in leading publications within the industry. She really has an eye for color and really knows how to use Core. From scoring to embossing….you’ll see it here today! Cari really knows how to use that Core Essentials as is or add that perfect pop of technique.
How cool is this masking? Core and ink go great together! And again…that scoring detail is just perfect.
And one more….
For this layout Cari took the BasicGrey Core Impressions and turned it on its side! Love that kind of detail!
Hi! Ellen here with my take on Lydia’s sketch. Not much time so hurry up and LINK YOURS HERE or share it on our Facebook page!
My Tuesday Tip is all about scraps so keep reading
And in case you missed it…here is the sketch from Designer Lydia Jackson:
Here are some close ups …the first one is of the BasicGrey Core Impressions and some of the scoring with my Score-Pal:
Next up the butterflies…I like to mix up the embossing folders with the dies. Folders are a mix of STampin’ Up! And Darice. Embellies are a mix of Studio Calico and October Afternoon.
AND ..last but not least…
My Tuesday Tip is to use those scraps. Now, if you are like me you need to do this right away or I end up putting them on a pile in my desk. So if I don’t use them on a card or another project immediately then I probably won’t.
So here is my card with my left over butterflies. The base is Pink Paislee Modern Prints Core Impressions and the envelope is from Maya Road. All Adhesives are from 3L and burlap string is from May Arts.
We sure hope you are feeling the LOVE this week! We sure are. And we have a fun way to kick off this weekend, too! A SUPER HUGE MEGA AWESOME giveaway for you! We are proud to partner with Scrapbook Trends for some exciting things to celebrate their 15th Anniversary.
Now…if you want win the party for your friends (some of those goodies include Core’dinations cardstock!!!!) CLICK HERE.
And if you want to win the YEAR subscription just do a few things for us here…the more you do the more chances to win! Did you know we are on Twitter? AND Pinterest?
Now how about some Valentine’s Day inspiration????
Design Team Member Debbie Standard has a fun card for us today. Nothing screams Valentine’s Day hearts and glitter, don’t you think? I love the pink and gray combo.
AND we aren’t done yet! Guest Designer Leeann Pearce is here with us again with just the coolest layout! If you are familiar with Leeann’s work she always has uber amounts of texture and depth to her projects and this one is no exceptioan! All I have to say is that kebab sticks aren’t just for grillin’ Here is a little bit about this layout from her:
with Char Dobson!
Today Char is creating with us and she created these awesome paper lanterns. The great thing about Core is that you can create them in EVERY color possible! For our list of Core Essentials that we carry please check them out here. In SIX easy steps you can have some very own paper lanterns of your own. If you look underneath the title there is a download button so you can save to your own computer.
AND if you want to make them for yourself then check out the instructions HERE. You can find “how to’s” on almost everything out there today including these fabulous paper lanterns. They would be great for Valentine’s Day or even a Super Bowl party. Whatever the festivities are, these paper lanterns fit the bill for fabulous and fun! And nothing screams a party like Core
Here are some the shots Char took of them hanging in her home:
Char mixed and matched some Core Impressions and Spotted. Just Sand and Viola! You have a great look.
Today Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley created this beautiful Hanukkah card using all sorts of Core and textures. It’s a great way to accent the candles so each one core’dinates. And of course, the Label Maker technique. One of our faves around here!
First up we want to announce last week’s winner! We had such an amazing time with Scor-Pal! We hope that you did, too. Their products and Core’dinations go hand in hand. Scoring+Sanding = FUN FUN FUN!
wow…These are Beautiful. I really need a score-buddy so I can do these. Those papers are gorgeous too. Wonderful job.
Amy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number ASAP so we can get your Core prize out to you! Please note, we are gathering Hard Core Crop winners and addresses and shipping those right now so your prize many not go out until after the Holiday. Thanks!
So who wants a layout? ME! ME! ME!
Due to our Hard Core Crop and blog swaps we ran out of time to get Rebecca’s last Guest Designer layout out up on the blog so we are doing it today. Such a HUGE thank you to her and beautiful, out of the box designs that show off Core’dinations Cardstock. Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions was our very first line of Core Impressions and it is still a favorite around here. It is so versatile…just like how Rebecca used it for a Christmas layout. The Red is perfect!
Sand first and then add some paint or stamping details for that perfect accent:
We are here with Helmar this week and couldn’t be more excited! We have partnered with them previously and it has been great so we hope you enjoy yourself this week and stick around Sit back with your cup of coffee and be ready to be inspired.
Also, make sure you say “hi” from us over on the Helmar Facebook page AND they have some awesome boards over on Pinterest, too! And…you know how it goes here… post all week long for a chance to WIN some FAB Core’dinations goodies all for yourself. Comment every day for more chances to win!!! And, of course…check in over at the Helmar Blog for more inspiration.
Today we have some gorgeous designs from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. For this first layout, Debbie adds pops of colors against the black Graphic 45 Core Impressions. And you need great adhesive to adhere that May Arts ribbon down, don’t you? Well grab that Helmar Quickfix adhesive tape runner ..it’s the perfect size for ribbon! And the 450 Helmar Quick Dry adhesive works really well for those little bits like the green flowers Debbie cut using her Spellbinders dies. You can dab some of the Quick dry on and you are good to go..and fast! No drying time needed
I know Halloween was last week but we just had to share this fun layout with you using some of the newly released Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions. These are so fun!!!!!!! Pre-embossed sheets for all your favorite Holidays. Seriously..did I say how fun these are? It’s like magic when you start sanding and all the color starts to come through.
Remember to use that Dust Buddy after you sand so that adhesive sticks better.
Who is ready for some winners?!?!??!?!
We have our random winners from last week’s giveaway with Team KNK!
Winners email email@example.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information.
So how about a layout for today? We are switching gears since last week as all about Black Magic…why not show you our softer side? Design Team member Lydia Jackson created this gorgeous layout using our Pastel Cardstock pack and a little piece of Pink Paislee Core Impressions on the banner flags.
Add some accents and don’t be afraid to print your journaling right on that Core cardstock! Add bits and pieces of your favorite embellishments like Pearls from Queen and Co. and you have the perfect layout.
We had a fun week last week that is for sure! So anyone curious about some winners?
All winners are random:
For commenting here on Facebook………………
These projects are so cute…love the colours and the die shapes!
And our random Facebook winner…
Cynthia Keogh Thank you for the inspiration this week. Such fantastic projects. Our first day of school was nerve racking, my worrier son doesn’t want to change classes, teachers, toys, friends. He did well no tears.
Winners email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, AND phone number (only if out United States). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month (middle and end of the month) once we receive all prize winner’s information.
So how about a project? or Two? Today’s Tuesday Tip is from Debbie Standard…use those great Core Impressions designs for your back to school photos and projects. We have tons of designs that are great for back to school including our Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions and Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions that have fun alphabet prints, ledger lines and more!