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!

Get That Label Maker Out!

We are hitting it hard today with our Label Makers.

We just LOVE using it around here. It works perfectly with Core and if you aren’t sure how to use it, CLICK HERE for the video and some “how to” tips under “LABEL IT”.

For these next two layouts Design Team Member Lydia Jackson used her label maker. Check them out!

For this fun summery layout, Lydia also used some of the Core Tags and the background is Jillian Spotted Cardstock. We love these and are so great for any project. Lydia also used her Xyron for the waves. And make sure you look closely at the Title. Lydia used her Tim Holtz Ranger  inks to gently ink the white Paper Trunk alphas…doesn’t that look FABULOUS!  Great detail….

And next up is Design Team Member Leica Forrest. She created this beautiful layout about herself and used her Label Maker for ALL of her journaling. Love the Pink Paislee Core Impressions against the Chocolate Box.


We will post May Arts/Petaloo winner tomorrow!

Welcome to day TWO of the Core’dinations and Spellbinders Blog Swap!

September 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders

Welcome to our week long inspirational blog swap with Spellbinders! We are super excited and both teams have been working diligently to inspire you.

Sophistication, value and maximum versatility make Spellbinders™ die templates #1. Beautiful Details Inspiring Creativity…Spellbinders unique triple function die templates allow you to cut, emboss, and then stencil through the die template for unlimited possibilities. The Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine and Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities™ die templates cut and emboss up to 11¾”, taking die cutting to grand proportions. Follow Spellbinders on FacebookTwitter and the Spellbinders Blog!

AND Core’dinations  ColorCore Cardstock will be giving away FOUR paper packs in total!!!

Here is how you can win:
1. Visit the Core’dinations blog and leave a comment every day, Monday the 26th through Friday the 30th. We will give away two packs to TWO lucky winners.
2. Like us on Facebook and comment to win a paper pack.
3. Visit the Core’dinations Designer’s blogs and leave a comment. We will be linking them up on the Core’dinations blog throughout the week and will choose one random designer’s blog to pick a winner.


Make sure you visit the Spellbinders blog for more details on how to win some of their awesome dies AND for some amazing projects from their Design Team.

Remember for additional chances to win, visit our designers blog and leave comment.

Lydia’s Blog

Kim’s Blog

Debbie’s Blog

Now are you ready for some inspiration!? OH..one quick thing…make sure you check out the DT blogs linked here…they might just have additional projects posted on their blogs in addition to the chance to win ;)

First up we have some fabulous cards…

Design Team Member Debbie Standard created this beautiful Birthday card using the Spellbinders Impressabilities in Paisley and the Blossom Nestabilities SF-192.

Design Team Member Kim Jefress created this beautiful card as well. Kim used  Spellbinders Grand Labels along with some NEW Pink Paislee Core Impressions.

AND…..

Design Team Member Lydia Jackson created these cute cute cute cute bags for us today.  WANT TO SEE MORE?

She has a fun little tutorial over on her blog today just for this Spellbinders Blog swap.

Besides some Core Essentials and Core Impressions Graphic45, Lydia used the  Spellbinders dies Grand Labels One  LF-161 and Nested Pennants s5-028 (for the cute little feeties!)

DON’T FORGET TO COME BACK TOMORROW!

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