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!

Wonderful Wednesday with Char Dobson

Today we have some wonderful projects from Design Team Member Char Dobson…ENJOY!

Double page layouts=Double the FUN! I think you will agree when you see these fun layouts.

Lots of Pink Paislee Core Impressions….cutting and sanding that honeycomb pattern is too much fun!

Loads of Queen & Co. goodies on here from our friends!  And love how Char worked her Fiskars paper crimper and then sanded the Core Essentials!

OOOOOOH!!!!!

And some BasicGrey Core Impressions. Just love the pink and green combo from the Whimsy pack! :):):)

Fab-u-lous Friday with May Arts!

May 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, May Arts Ribbon

Please note: I just wanted to let everyone know that has won a prize from us within the last few weeks (NSD, our 6k FB giveaway..etc), that prizes will ship next week. We were busy getting out the 40 Tim Holtz Adirondack packs we gave away and our grand prize goodies to the winner. Now that those are shipping we can get everything else out, too!  Just wanted to keep you posted in case you were on the look out 😉

So we are here with our last day with May Arts Ribbon….did you have fun?!?!?!?

Again, make sure you check out the May Arts blog here for more chances to win and head over to their Facebook page because there will be some fun stuff going on, too!  You know we always give something away! So comment all week long on ANY blog post (up to five chances to win)  or on our Facebook page! Winner will be posted next Tuesday.

Today we have a bunch of projects for you that we just love and really sum up how much we LOVE May Arts!!!!

Some cards from Debbie Standard…Love how she picked up all the pink tones in the ribbon and accented them with the Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions.

And another card from Debbie…loving how she uses the big ribbon on cards!

And more of the gorgeous flowers that April used yesterday but this time on a card from Shaunte Wadley….so soft and pretty! Love the pink Whitewash against the Tim Holtz Kraft Core.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

May 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog


Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

We have NOT ONE but TWO awesome challenges for you: The first one is here (keep reading) and the SECOND is over at the BasicGrey blog! Design Team Melissa Oliveira created this gorgeous layout for us today using BasicGrey Indie Bloom and BasicGrey Core Impressions Ornate collection. BUT you need to head over to the BasicGrey blog to find out how you can WIN this collection AND the BasicGrey Core Impression Whimsy collection pack AND some goodies from them, too!

Please note that BG is posting challenges throughout the day and ours will not go up until 4 pm CST. So set that alarm!!!

Yes, you heard me right…TONS of giveaways today for the craftest day of the year 🙂

Here is a sneak of what you might find over there…

NOW …time for our Challenge to YOU!

We love LOVE love working with Core Impressions and we know you do, too. SO our challenge is to get out that Core Impressions and get to work. You may use any Core’dinations Core Impressions…new or old…doesn’t matter!  We do ask this project is newly created for this challenge only because we are giving the random winner their choice of a Core Impressions pack! yep…you get to choose which one you want!  Just create a new layout using Core Impressions (it must be predominately in the layout), link it to this post or on our Facebook page by Wednesday May 9th and midnight your time (Winner will be posted Friday) to be eligible to win. We want to make sure you have time to complete all the awesome challenges going on this weekend! Prize subject to availability.

Here are a few of our favorite layouts from our Design Team using various Core Impressions:

Leica Forrest using Fancy Pants Core Impressions:

Char Dobson using Jenni Bowlin Red and Black:

Debbie Standard using Graphic 45:

Hmmmmm…what else….Lydia Jackson using some Pink Paislee Core Impressions

You get the idea! Thank you so much for coming by today. Please head over to the BasicGrey blog and we cannot wait to see what you can do with some Core Impressions!!! The SKY is the limit! Remember the BasicGrey blog challenge is different than this one so you will need to go over there to see their challenge to be eligible to win AND if you complete our layout challenge, link it to THIS post or to our Facebook page.


AND if you aren’t a Hard Core Crafter yet, you should be!!!

Check out our EXCLUSIVE videos here AND by signing up now, you are automatically entered to win awesome prizes!!!

‘Tis the Weekend…

May 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Pink Paislee

And one more day closer to National Scrapbook Day!!!

Got plans???  I suggest you stay close 😉

We thought it would only be fitting to say Thank YOU to all of the scrapbookers, cardmakers, and crafters out there that make weekends like this possible. You guys ROCK!

So here is a little something from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress using some  gorgeous Pink Paislee Core Impressions and NEW some Spotted 6×6 cardstock for this gorgeous gift bag. I bet you wish you were on the receiving end of this!  And don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see what we have planned!!!!!!!!!!!

Gorgeous sanding…….

Please note that all emails have gone out to the winners of our April Grand Prize.

Last Day of April!

April 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, Fancy Pants, May Arts Ribbon

Can you believe it?

It is! So here is one more layout using our April Colour Inspiration piece from Anthroplogy. If you love Pinterest…make sure you find us and follow us. We will follow you back, too!

Today we have a layout from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira using this gorgeous colour palette. We hope we inspire you!

Melissa used loads of Core Impressions and some fabulous May Arts Ribbon.

Here is the inspiration piece:

DON”T FORGET> TODAY IS THE VERY LAST DAY TO ENTER TO WIN!!!!

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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